The Office of Information Technology will provide high-quality infrastructure, support services and innovation in the delivery of technology products and services for the University community by supplying the leadership and resources necessary to ensure the availability and reliability of all systems and the overall security and integrity of data. Information Technology works in partnership with all areas of the University to ensure that all systems function as needed to facilitate the realization of the UWA’s mission.
The Office of Information Technology is located in Webb Hall, room 125. Our mailing address is:
Office of Information Technology
UWA Station 15
Livingston, AL 35470
UWA Email Policy
The University of West Alabama provides email service to students, faculty, staff, and affiliated organizations. UWA also provides this service to state and local governmental agencies in West Alabama upon request. Email is an official means of communication among members of the UWA community, and UWA encourages its use in support of the University’s mission of instruction, research, and public service.
All users of UWA email are expected to use the service responsibly and to comply with applicable local, state, and federal laws, the Alabama Research and Education Network Acceptable Use Policy, and relevant University policies.
Email groups are established for University committees, departments and special projects. Email to a group should be consistent with the purpose of the group.
The Office Information Technology may restrict or suspend access to accounts where there is reason to believe that laws or University policies have been violated. In some instances, further action may be taken, including referral to the Student Life Committee and/or criminal prosecution. Unacceptable use of email includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Use of email to support commercial advertising or for-profit activity.
- Use of email to initiate or forward chain letters.
- Violations of copyright laws (unlawful distribution of copyrighted printed material, audio recordings, video recordings, or computer software).
- A user sharing his or her password information with another person. A user should reset his/her password if there is a reason to believe that the password is known by other persons.
- Attempts to guess or break another user’s password.
- Sending messages to an individual or group that are unwelcome. This includes continuing to send such messages after being asked by the individual or group to stop.
UWA Internet Usage Policy
UWA has adopted the Acceptable Use Policy from the Alabama Supercomputer Authority, which is a statewide policy for all users of the Alabama Supercomputer Network.
Many services on the Internet are free of charge, others are not. All fees, charges or debts related to your access or use of the Internet are your sole responsibility. The University of West Alabama does not accept responsibility for any fees, charges or debts incurred by you through the use of your UWA Internet account.
It is very important that you protect your account from unauthorized access. Keep personal access codes and passwords in a secure place. Also, there are resources on the network that require additional individualized authorization for access. Although you have general access to the network, you will or may not have access to all network resources.
Individuals who access the network and/or restricted resources without authorization expose themselves to criminal and/or civil proceedings. The bottom line is: Protect your access to the network and do not violate access restrictions on Internet resources.
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) on-demand video learning platform.
Sign into LinkedIn Learning using your UWA username and password.
LinkedIn Learning is easy to use, accessible 24/7 from any device, and features short programs organized into chapters, typically no longer than 10 minutes. You can log in from anywhere using your UWA credentials.
- 8,000 courses, with new content added weekly
- Unlimited access on desktop, mobile, and tablet devices from anywhere
- Beginner, intermediate and advanced level videos
- Create and share custom playlists of favorite courses
- Explore professional learning paths for in-demand skills
- Convenient mobile app makes it easy to download videos for offline viewing
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You must be an active Faculty, Staff or Student with a valid username and password. System requirements can be found at https://www.lynda.com/support/SystemRequirements.aspx.
If you have any questions or would like assistance with LinkedIn Learning, please email us at email@example.com.
Duo Two-Factor Authentication
Passwords alone no longer provide adequate protection from cyber crinimals. Duo two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security to your UWA account. Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your phone or other mobile device) prevents anyone but you from logging in. Get started with Duo here.