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. You can view the Education IT recommended computer purchasing information including models and pricing on the College of Education Intranet Computer Purchasing page.


The College Computer and Technology Committee accepts purchase proposals from Education and Psychology faculty for instructional student-use technologies.

ETF Proposal Form

Technology Home Use and Relocation

Faculty, staff and students who receive departmental approval to remove equipment from the campus for use at home must digitally sign a NC State Equipment Tracking Home Use Authorization Form (NC State Form CA-2). A digital CA-2 form must also be filled out for portable equipment such as laptops and tablets.  Education IT will prepare and send this document to you when you take possession of this equipment.

When relocating equipment within Poe Hall or to/from the Friday Institute, please notify the Help Desk at ced_help@ncsu.edu

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, enter wolftech.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

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 smb://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.

Classroom Resources


Poe 417 is our instructional computing lab and is available for scheduling courses requiring desktop computing resources. You can request to schedule this room using the form below.


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.