Faculty Bearcat Web FAQ

What is Bearcat Web?

Bearcat Web is the front end of Lander's Student Information System (SCT Sungard Banner). You will also see and hear Bearcat Web referred to as Self-Service Banner. Bearcat Web is where you will access information about your employee benefits, pay disbursement, tax information, etc. Bearcat Web is also where you will find live, up-to-date class lists, your weekly schedule, student information (including transcripts), advisee information, rosters to enter final grades, etc.

My classes are not showing up in Bearcat web. Who do I need to contact?

New Faculty members are activated through the Banner system once a signed contract has been received and processed by Human Resources. Once Human Resources has activated a new faculty member, the Registrar's Office is notified that a new faculty member is available for assignment to courses as scheduled by the new faculty member's College and Department. If you are a new faculty member and your course schedule and class rosters are not displayed through Bearcat web, please confirm that your signed contract has been received by the Human Resources Department and that your Department has notified the Registrar's Office of your course assignments. If you are still not able to access your course schedule and class rosters, you can contact the Registrar's Office at 864-388-8398.

How do I request access to Bearcat Web?

Upon employment, you will receive a MyLander Campus Portal Username and Password. The MyLander Campus Portal provides access to Bearcat Web as well as other campus systems such as Blackboard. Questions about access to the MyLander Campus Portal should be directed to the ITS Help Desk at 864-388-8234.

New Faculty and Staff Email FAQ

How do I request my username and password?

In order for your Lander University email account to be activated, you must have returned a signed contract to the Office of Human Resources (HR). Once you have submitted a signed contract to the HR Office and it is within 60 days of the start of the first term specified on your contract, HR will notify ITS and your account can be created. Your username and password combination will be mailed directly to you and provided to the administrative assistant of your academic area.

Can I change my password?

Once you are on-campus and attend an ITS orientation, you will be able to change your password.

What is my email address?

Your email address is your username (as provided) followed by @lander.edu. (For example: if your username is jprofessor, your email address is jprofessor@lander.edu.)

How do I access email off-campus?

To access your email from off-campus locations, you can use the Microsoft Office365 Portal. Office365 web access is available from any computer with an internet connection by simply pointing your browser (for example, Internet Explorer) to this web address: http://outlook.office365.com. On the portal page, enter your email address (i.e. jdoe@lander.edu) and click the next field. You will automatically be redirected to the organization page where you will be prompted for your username and password.  Your username should be entered in the format of lander\jdoe. Then type in your Lander account password.

Step-by-step instructions for using Outlook365 web access (PDF).

Faculty and Staff SMART Classrooms FAQ

What is a SMART Classroom?

SMART ( Shared Multimedia Access to Resources for Teaching)

Classrooms are equipped with podiums, video projectors, DVD players, laptop connections, etc. to allow you to share teaching resources with your class. Some SMART classrooms are equipped with computers, while some require you to bring a laptop. SMART classrooms in some areas also include ELMO projectors and interactive white boards. For more information, please visit the SMART classrooms web page.

Who can train me to use the SMART classrooms?

SMART Classroom training is required prior to the issuance of permanent faculty keys to the SMART classrooms in your area. To arrange SMART classroom training, please contact Karen Minter (kminter@lander.edu).

Faculty Blackboard FAQ

How do I request access to Blackboard?

Courses are automatically generated in Blackboard once a term has been activated through Banner. As course assignments are made and updated in Banner, the changes are carried through to Blackboard. We recommend that you access Blackboard through the MyLander campus portal. The Blackboard channel is located on the Teach/Advise tab.

How do I request training on the use of Blackboard?

Training on the use of Blackboard is provided by the ITS Technology Learning Center. More information about Faculty Workshops and OnLine Training and Support materials will be available on the Blackboard web page.

Are my classes automatically generated in Blackboard or do I need to request course creation?

Courses are automatically generated in Blackboard.

How do I request that the Blackboard materials I created in a previous term be moved to the current term?

If you would like Blackboard materials from a previous term moved to your new Blackboard course, please contact Karen Minter, Instructional Technology Manager via email (kminter@lander.edu). You will need to provide course information for identifying the course you would like materials transferred from as well as the course that will receive the materials.

I have a student in class that does not have access to the course through Blackboard. What should I do?

Please have the student contact Karen Minter (kminter@lander.edu) in ITS. The student will need to provide his or her L# and identifying information for the course (or courses). The student's registration for the course will be verified.

Faculty Laptop FAQ

How do I get my faculty laptop computer?

If you are a full-time faculty member of Lander University, you will be assigned a faculty laptop computer. When ITS receives notification that a signed contract has been received from the Office of Human Resources, you will be sent a letter with instructions for requesting use of your laptop. ITS will make every effort to prepare and configure your laptop at a date of your convenience; however, your laptop may not be immediately available.

How do I connect to Lander University's Wireless Network?

Lander University provides wireless network and internet access in all academic buildings as well as most other facilities on campus. To access the Lander wireless network, simply turn on your laptop wireless adapter or other device and connect to "Lander Wireless." You will need to enter your authentication credentials to gain full internet access. Simply navigate to a non-Lander website on your laptop or device and you should be prompted for your Lander username and password.

Turnitin.com FAQ

How do I request a Turnitin.com Plagiarism Prevention Service account?

Turnitin.com is now directly integrated with Blackboard. You can create Turnitin.com assignments within the Blackboard assessment builder tool. Simply go to Assessments, then click Turnitin Direct Assignment.