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Vendor Decommission of umDrive

Information Technology Services (ITS) has been notified by the vendor that support for our umDrive platform will be discontinued effective Dec. 31, 2019. ITS has identified alternative services and prepared a plan to move data from umDrive that will cause as little disruption as possible.

umDrive will remain fully functional for fall 2019. Local Support Providers (LSPs) have been trained to assist with moving data to alternate spaces with similar or exact services as umDrive. You can find details on what services are available for storage, collaboration and publication at this website.

We understand this change is inconvenient, and we are committed to easing the discomfort as much as we can. For assistance with umDrive issues, please contact the Service Desk by calling 901.678.8888, emailing umtech@memphis.edu or visiting helpdesk.memphis.edu.

IT Resources for Emeritus Faculty

Once a faculty member has been granted the role of Emeritus in Banner, they will have access to a virtual University of Memphis desktop. This desktop will allow direct access to University software and on campus technical resources. This desktop will be accessible by visiting http://umapps.memphis.edu and following the prompts to install the Citrix Receiver on a personal device. For more information see our page about IT resources for Emeritus Faculty.

Using Outlook Online

Want to use the UofM email Outlook OWA (Online Web Application)? Learn how to stay connected here at the UofM. Office 365 also supports various features. These features include Shared calendars for your group, Spam Filter, and Mailbox delegation. (“Mailbox delegation” means giving members in your group the ability to send on behalf or grant them mailbox/calendar permissions.) 



For more information about umMail and it's policies check out our website.

eCourseware logo

Looking for assistance and answers in eCourseware? Check out our eCourseware page for assistance with eCourseware (Desire2Learn) Tools.

Duo Account Security

Duo Multi-factor Authentication is required for all employees. Multi-factor authentication strengthens the protection of your information by confirming your identity. This is done when you access certain UofM services and sites.


Requesting and Using DUO Token

Enabling Office Phone to Use DUO

Using Duo Mobile App

Full DUO Documentation

View Full Duo Account Security Documentation


MatLab is a programming platform designed specifically for engineers and scientists. The language, apps, and built-in math functions enable you to quickly explore multiple approaches to arrive at a solution. MatLab lets you take your ideas from research to production by deploying to enterprise applications and embedded devices.

What can you do with MatLab? 

  • Analyze data
  • Develop algorithms
  • Create models and applications

Who uses MatLab?

Millions of engineers and scientists in industry and academia use MatLab. You can use MatLab for a wide range of applications including deep learning, machine learning, signal processing and communications. Other applications including image and video processing, control systems, test and measurement, computational finance, and computational biology.

MatLab Installation Instructions for PC

MatLab Installation Instructions for MAC


OneDrive (Microsoft's internet-based storage platform) is available for use with external (non-UofM) colleagues. This service will provide a solution for sharing documents with others while working on research, class projects, or administrative collaboration. Remember, use of this service should align with all UofM policies and guidelines. (Please see UM1691 Campus Data Security Policy and the ITS Data Storage Guidelines.)

To access OneDrive, visit the University of Memphis Office 365 Webmail site (authenticate using your UUID and password). Look for the App Launcher (9 tiles in a square) at the upper left of the screen (near "Office 365" logo). Select OneDrive and let the collaboration begin!

Our OneDrive documentation highlights the features of Office 365 - OneDrive. ITS Center for Teaching & Learning will provide documentation and training. Visit Learning Curve for a listing of trainings.

Office 365

The University of Memphis has an Office 365 Student Advantage Program available to Students, Faculty, and Staff. This plan allows users to install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote, on up to 5 personal devices. These devices can be PCs or Macs and office apps on other mobile devices including Windows tablets and iPads.

Infographic for installing on a PC

Infographic for installing on a MAC


Full instructions for installation on a MAC

Full instructions for installing on PC

TAF Lab Locations

See UofM Campus Map site  or Technology Resource Locator site for locations of TAF Labs

Using iPrint

iPrint is a wireless printing system that allows students to take advantage of printing services. These services are available at all Technology Access Fee (TAF) funded printers on campus. To find a list of the these areas, visit the Computer Labs/Smart Classrooms website.

iPrint website for a more in-depth set of directions and links to the system.

umMail Precautions

The University of Memphis uses Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook) as its standard, approved email service. Outlook provides a clear, unified view of emails, calendars, and contacts to keep your information and communication organized. Stay connected and go beyond basic email tasks. Outlook allows you to get more done, such as, journaling and document sharing.

Got a strange email? Check out this Infographic.

myMemphis Training Videos

The myMemphis Portal is an online tool that allows you to access many University services from one location. In addition, the portal offers personalized content and individual customization.

Below are links to three videos created to learn navigation in myMemphis. Note: Due to the evolutionary nature of the myMemphis Portal, these default portlets may be altered in the future.

myMemphis Student Intro

myMemphis Student Page

myMemphis Online Page

System Requirements:

To view these guides, please note that Adobe Acrobat Reader will need to be installed on your system.

To access video content, please make sure your browser is up-to-date and supporting the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

To check your system browser, use the What browser am I using? tool.

Additional Assistance

Connect with umTech via the Service Desk at 901.678.8888 or submit a Service Request.