Welcome to Carleton University!

At Information Technology Services (ITS) we provide support and services to the campus as a whole, while Computing Support Units (CSUs) support personnel work within each Faculty.

In addition to the services listed below, we also encourage you to visit Carleton’s  IT Service Catalogue, a directory of campus-wide services provided by Carleton’s 2-dozen IT Service providers.

Technical Support

We are here to help!  For technical support:

We also encourage you to visit our list of Computing Support Units for additional contact information.

Your MyCarletonOne Account

Your MyCarletonOne account is your access to the core IT systems you require to do your job.  Your Department Administrator, CSU or Dean submits a request to the ITS Service Desk to set up your account at the time of your hire.  You must change your password immediately as the default password is not secure and will expire.

Once you’ve changed your password, you will use your MyCarletonOne account to access:

You are required to change your password every 120 days.

Your Computer

ITS offers a selection of computers and accessories at special academic prices designed to meet your needs.  Your Computing Support Unit (CSU) is your point of contact for getting your workstation set up. Once you are set up if you have any hardware related issues, please contact your CSU or the Hardware Services Group.

Each computer is configured with the Standard Image. We also license and distribute useful site licensed software.

Your Email

Faculty and staff at Carleton are provided with an Exchange mailbox, complete with calendaring features.  You can access your Exchange mailbox at your workstation using the Outlook program or via a web browser.

Your actual email address is FirstnameLastname@cunet.carleton.ca. For your convenience an email alias of the form: Firstname.Lastname@carleton.ca is automatically created for you. Use your email alias on your business card or website. Any mail addressed to your email alias will be delivered to your actual email address.

Mailbox size is 50 GB.

Your Telephone

Voice Services is your point of contact for all telephone related services.  At ITS we have a number of voice over ip phones (voIP) that you may choose from.  We also provide additional services such as conference on Demand, Audio Conferencing and long distance calling cards for researchers.  For assistance with your phone you can contact voice services directly at (613) 520-8888 or email Voice Services.

Your Network Connection

The Carleton University wireless network is currently available in key locations across campus. Wireless signs are posted.  There are three services available, CU-Wireless, CU-Internet and Eduroam.

  • CU-Wireless provides encrypted (secure) access. Generally used to access private drives and printers, as well as to the Internet.
  • CU-Internet provides unencrypted (unsecured) access. Generally utilized to access the Internet only
  • Carleton University students, staff and faculty should only use the eduroam network while at partner institutions. While on campus, please use the CU-Wireless network.

Accessing Network Files on Campus

When connected to the Carleton network from your desktop system, you gain access to the following network drives:

  • P: drive with a maximum of 10MB storage and not publicly shared.
  • W: drive with no set maximum storage but shared amongst all departmental users
  • Temporary Data: available on the G: drive, with a maximum of 30MB storage.

Accessing Network Files Off Campus

The Virtual Private Network (VPN) client software is required for access to Carleton University resources that are restricted to on-campus use. The VPN client software provides a secure encrypted channel from your home to the campus and allows access to many campus resources: e-mail accounts, news and Web services, as well as proprietary, licensed and copyright materials.

Emergency Notification System

Carleton ENS is the University’s electronic emergency-notification system.  ENS is used to alert and inform the Carleton community in the event of a major incident or campus emergency. You can register for ENS through Carleton Central.

Stay Informed

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Each month in our e-newsletter, Spotlight on IT, we focus on a different trend or topic in the information technology world. Published at the end of each month, Spotlight on IT is available on our website and via subscription to our mailing list.