Faculty & Staff Computing

Technology Purchases


Hardware/software request procedures and forms are available on the Financial Resources page.  The State of North Carolina requires that we purchase computers from a set of standard approved models and through the University’s Marketplace portal.


The College Computer and Technology Committee accepts purchase proposals from Education and Psychology faculty for instructional student-use technologies. (Links to CCTC requirements, procedures and submission forms.)

Technology Home Use and Relocation

Faculty, staff and students who receive departmental approval to remove equipment from the campus for use at home must complete NC State Equipment Tracking Home Use Authorization Form (NC State Form CA-2). A CA-2 form must also be filled out for portable equipment such as laptops and tablets.

Submit completed CA-2 forms to Jeff Croteau, Purchasing, in 412 Poe Hall.

When relocating equipment within Poe Hall or to/from the Friday Institute, fill out the online Inventory Tracking form (Link to form).

Network File Services

A number of network file services are available to NC State faculty and staff for use as storage, backup space, course lockers, file distribution services, etc.


AFS is the distributed file space system used by OIT to provide network accessible file storage for course and project lockers, as well as web hosting.

In addition, all NC State students, faculty and staff have a personal AFS Home where they can store up to 350MB of data for free (additional space can be rented). AFS Home space is sometimes referred to as one’s “K Drive” because when logging into a Windows Unity Station one’s personal AFS Home is automatically mapped to K:\.

AFS Home lockers are accessible from any computer with an Internet connection and a Secure FTP (SFTP) client like ExpanDrive.


The College’s shared network-attached storage space (frequently referred to as “CED Share” or “the O: drive) contains departmental folders, individual home folders, and research folders for faculty and staff in Education and Psychology.

Most Windows computers in Poe Hall automatically map O: and/or H: to CED Share. Users who wish to connect to CED Share from their Windows or Mac OS X laptops or home computers can find instructions below.

Connecting to CED Share from Windows

Quick Instructions

  1. Download and unzip the Map CED Share applet. Save it someplace handy like your desktop.
  2. If you are off-campus (or on the ncsu-guest wireless network), connect to the NC State VPN.
  3. Launch the Mac CED Share applet and enter your Unity username and password when prompted.

Full Instructions

  1. If you are off-campus (or on the ncsu-guest wireless network), connect to the NC State VPN.
  2. Right-click on Computer (found on the desktop or in the Start menu and select Map network drive…
  3. Choose a drive letter that’s not already in use (O, Z, etc). In the folder field enter \\ced00fs.oit.ncsu.edu\ced.
  4. Check the box for Connect using different credentials. (If you want the drive to mount automatically every time you log in to the computer, check the Reconnect at logon box, too.)
  5. Because we authenticate against the campus Active Directory with our Unity accounts, enterwolftech.ad.ncsu.edu\UnityID (where UnityID is your Unity username) and your Unity password in the login fields and click OK.

Your computer should connect to the College’s network file space and map it to the drive letter you specified. OpenComputer to see the mapped network drive.

Connecting to CED Share from Mac OS X

Quick Instructions

  1. Download and
  2. If you are off-campus (or on the ncsu-guest wireless network), connect to the NC State VPN.
  3. Launch the MountCEDShare applet and enter your Unity username and password when prompted.

Full Instructions

  1. If you are off-campus or on the ncsu-guest wireless network, connect to the NC State VPN.
  2. In the Finder go to the Go menu and select Connect to Server…
  3. In the Connect to Server window enter cifs://UnityID@ced00fs.oit.ncsu.edu/ced (where UnityID is your Unity username) and then click Connect.
  4. When prompted enter your Unity password and click Connect.

You should then see a volume called ced mounted on your desktop. Or if you haven’t configured the Finder to show connected servers, you should see ced00fs.oit.ncsu.edu in your Finder window sidebar.


Velocity is a campus service that makes it easy to distribute small or large files with a single person or multiple individuals. Simply upload a file to Velocity, password protect it if you so choose, and then send the download link to the recipient(s).


iTunes U at NC State enables faculty to publish audio and video content through iTunes for distribution to desktop, laptop and mobile devices.

Classroom Resources


A list of 110 Classrooms in Poe Hall that are equipped as ClassTech Smart Classrooms can be found online. Training manuals are also provided for highlighted rooms.


A number of conference and class rooms in Poe Hall are equipped with SMART Board interactive whiteboards.

To use your Windows, Mac or Linux laptop with the SMART Boards, download and install the SMART Notebook software. SMART Notebook will run in 30-day trial mode until you get the activation code from the Poe Hall Computer Help Desk.

SMART Notebook User Guides are available for download. (Click the View more information link appropriate for your system, then select Product guides and quick references and search for user’s guide.)

Sites like SMART Exchange and iSmartboard offer downloadable resources like activities and lesson plans.

 Data Security and Protection

Data Security



Securing Your SmartPhone or Tablet