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alfiasal university - Alfaisal University
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ITS Guide For Students
This guide provides a very conceptual introduction to ITS
objectives, mission, and services. It is supplemented by the
documentation, tutorials, and other informational links
provided to help new users in order to facilitate and enhance
their experience using our services.
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Contents
Students Guide - IT Services (ITS) ................................................. 3
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Our Mission ........................................................................ 3
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Our Vision: ......................................................................... 3
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Objectives .......................................................................... 3
IT Services (What we do)? ..................................................... 3
4.1 IT Management and Compliance: ...................................... 3
4.2 Information Systems Management: ................................... 3
4.3 IT Infrastructure:.................................................................. 3
4.4 User Support Services .......................................................... 4
4.5 Web services: ....................................................................... 4
5. Getting Started.......................................................................... 4
5.1 Internet Access .................................................................... 4
5.2 MS Office suite .................................................................... 4
5.4 Storage ................................................................................ 4
5.5 Printers, Scanners and Faxes............................................... 4
5.7 Alfaisal Portal –Students Corner ......................................... 5
5.8 Email Access ........................................................................ 5
5.9 Changing the Alfaisal email password................................. 5
5.10 Access to e-Learning (Moodle).......................................... 7
5.11 Netclassroom Portal .......................................................... 7
5.12 Technical support for hardware and software ................. 7
FAQs .............................................................................................. 8
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Students Guide - IT Services (ITS)
1. Our Mission
IT Services department is committed to align its services with the Alfaisal objectives to
provide excellent IT services. The investment made in People, Processes, and Technologies
to develop the IT infrastructure coupled with effective IT leaderships will enable the
university to achieve its goals and objectives for quality teaching and research.
2. Our Vision:
The ITS strategy is to early adopt new technologies to cater for all IT needs of our faculties,
researchers, and students. For this, ITS vision is to become an EFFECTIVE IT service provider
and a LEADER in IT management for higher education.
3. Objectives
The key purpose of this document is:
To provide an overall summary of the services provided by ITS to assist new students
with most common IT related issues.
4. IT Services (What we do)?
ITS is the central facility at Alfaisal University responsible for providing IT services to support all
faculties and business areas. The offered services are grouped into five categories:
4.1 IT Management and Compliance:
Manages the IT business and ensure proper compliance of IT standards. The IT Standards
applied will be based on established frameworks, such as: ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library),
COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology), ISO (International
Organization for Standardization), CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Institute) and PMI
(Project Management Institute).
4.2 Information Systems Management:
Plan, develop and deploy business application solutions. The department will be an
active member of the IT Projects Committee for subject related matters.
4.3 IT Infrastructure:
Manage infrastructure hardware and software. The department will be an active
member of the IT Projects Committee for subject related matter.
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4.4 User Support Services
Manage and operate the ‘IT Service Desk’ to provide first line support for application
and desktop users.
4.5 Web services:
Plan, develop, and deploy all web related services including on-going support of business
development and university portal management. Each of these categories has its own
mission, structure, and approach to provide different services in accordance with an overall IT
Governance framework, with focus on alignment with Alfaisal’s business objectives.
5. Getting Started
5.1 Internet Access
Students can access services offered by ITS, including Internet, through wireless networks
only using their personal laptops, Smart phones and PDAs. Currently, this covers the
buildings in both Colleges of Science and College of Business buildings. The wireless
password will be mailed to you by Student Affairs or can be obtained from the IT Services
anytime during the regular working hours; 9 A.M to 5 P.M
5.2 MS Office suite
Under the Alfaisal Campus agreement with Microsoft, staff and faculty can avail the most
recent licensed MS Office Suite installed on their own laptops. The installation is limited to
single license per faculty / staff. In order to do that kindly fill in a request ticket to get an
appointment with IT staff at http://itsupport.alfaisal.edu/
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Remove any previous installation of Microsoft Office.
Fully charge your laptop.
Bring in your Alfaisal ID.
5.4 Storage
For data storage, the students can store and share data using the campus file server.
5.5 Printers, Scanners and Faxes
Students can utilize the printers, scanners and faxes installed in the Matlab and the Library
as per Alfaisal Student policy. Each student would be provided with a prepaid account of
SAR 50 which gets deducted based on the number of pages printed. Students are requested
to log off from the lab computers after usage to prevent account theft or print credit theft.
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5.7 Alfaisal Portal –Students Corner
Students are encouraged to publish their articles and content on Alfaisal website. Publishing
content on the official website requires approval from the Dean of your college and PR
Department.
5.8 Email Access
Your Alfaisal email ID and password will be mailed to your personal email by Student Affairs.
Students can access their emails using webmail from anywhere. http://smail.alfaisal.edu/
5.9 Changing the Alfaisal email password
1. Go to https://passwordreset.alfaisal.edu/
2. Enter your alfaisal user name then click next.
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3. You will receive security code in your Alfaisal email.
4. Enter the security code and click next.
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5. Enter and re-enter the new password and click next.
5.10 Access to e-Learning (Moodle)
In order to access e-Leaning Portal please click here http://elearning.alfaisal.edu/
5.11 Netclassroom Portal
Netclassroom gives our students easy access to the Calendar, Assignments, Grades and
Report Cards. This service can be accessed by clicking the blue icon above.
Please note that Netclassroom uses its own set of credentials; the Username and password
required for access and will be provided by Student Affairs
http://swa.alfaisal.edu/NetClassroom7/
5.12 Technical support for hardware and software
IT Services is dedicated to provide the best possible support services.
http://itsupport.alfaisal.edu/
Phone: 215-7888
Ext. 7888 ,
Walk-in to ITS offices on the Ground floor College of Business Building.
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FAQs
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Where can I get my Alfaisal email ID and password?
How to access my Alfaisal email?
How to change my Alfaisal email password?
How can I get my Alfaisal NetClassroom username and password?
How can I Use Alfaisal wireless for internet?
Can I use the printing and scanning facility at Alfaisal?
How can I configure Alfaisal email on my smart phone?
How can I access the MOODLE (e-Learning portal)
How can I get Microsoft Office suite on my laptop?
Where is the IT Services Office located, how to contact IT Services?
How can I configure Alfaisal email on my smart phone?
Please
for detailed steps to configure Alfaisal email on your smart phone.
http://www.alfaisal.edu/its/spguide
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