Logging in to Campus Resources

Logging into BannerWeb

Your BannerWeb ID will be your nine digit Banner ID (including all zeros). You can also use your first name initial followed by up to 8 characters of your last name with number suffixes to resolve conflicts as your BannerWeb ID.


LTU BannerWeb Login

Your initial BannerWeb PIN is your date of birth in MMDDYY format. For example: 022890

You must change your PIN to another 6-digit (or more) number the first time you log into BannerWeb.

If you have forgotten your BannerWeb password, use the 'Forgot PIN' button on the login screen, or contact the Help Desk  at 248.204.2330 or helpdesk@ltu.edu to have your BannerWeb PIN reset.

LTU Computers and Printers

LTU laptops, public computers, secured wireless network, printers and shares use the same username and password, called your Campus username and password or your Campus credentials. Canvas also uses these same credentials.


To change your Campus password 

    1. Please use LTU's MyPassword website to change your Campus password.
    2. Choose Edit my Profile, if you have not set up profile previously. If you have a profile set up, skip to Step 5.
    3. Your initial password is your 8 digit birthdate MMDDYYYY. For security reasons, you should change your password from the initial Campus password.
    4. Choose two security questions and click update.
    5. Select Change my Password. Enter your Campus username and password. Choose a new 8 character or more password that has not been used the previous 7 times.

You may also contact the Help Desk at 248.204.2330 or helpdesk@ltu.edu to have your Campus password reset.

Logging into Canvas

Your Canvas username and password are the same. Please remember - when you change your campus password, your Canvas password also changes.


LTU Canvas Login

Look up your username in BannerWeb

  1. Log into BannerWeb.
  2. Click on Personal Information.
  3. Click on View Email Addresses.
  4. The campus email address before the @ltu.edu is your new campus username.

First time logging in Canvas?

For security reasons, you should change your password the first time you log into Canvas.

  • Verify, and/or update email address listed in Canvas and change password
  • Canvas (by default) uses the LTU email address (username@ltu.edu); any email sent from any course or organization is sent to the email address listed in Canvas.

To change your Campus password 

    1. Please use LTU's MyPassword website to change your Campus password.
    2. Choose Edit my Profile, if you have not set up profile previously. If you have a profile set up, skip to Step 5.
    3. Your initial password is your 8 digit birthdate MMDDYYYY. For security reasons, you should change your password from the initial Campus password.
    4. Choose two security questions and click update.
    5. Select Change my Password. Enter your Campus username and password. Choose a new 8 character or more password that has not been used the previous 7 times.

You may also contact the Help Desk at 248.204.2330 or helpdesk@ltu.edu to have your Campus password reset.

LTU WebMail

To start using you LTU Webmail, powered by Google (GApps for Education Edition), you will need to know a couple of things.


LTU WebMail Login


Your LTU email user name

You can find this by logging into BannerWeb. Click on the Personal Information link. Click on View E-mail Address(es) Your new email address is listed under Campus Email Address, Preferred.


Your LTU email initial password

Your initial or default Gmail password is your birth date in MMDDYYYY format. This password must be changed when you login the first time.

 

Logging in to your LTU Webmail for the first time

There are three steps to login to your new LTU Webmail account for the first time.

  1. Open your browser to to the LTU Webmail page and login using your LTU WebMail user name and your initial (default) password which is your 8-digit birth date in MDDYYYY format.
  2. On the next screen, create a new password. For your own security, create a password that’s hard to guess. The password strength indicator will be completely green if you choose a strong password. Select the language, type the text shown in the security image in the input box.
  3. Read the terms and conditions, and then click “I accept. Create my account button.”

Usernames and Passwords

 

myPassword ToolmyPassword

A self-service password management application. You must set up a profile before you can use myPassword to change or recover your campus password.

Click here to access this tool.

 


Details

BannerWeb

  • The BannerWeb ID is your nine digit Banner ID - including all zeros.
  • The initial BannerWeb password (PIN) is your 6-digit date of birth in MMDDYY format.
  • You must change your PIN to another 6-digit (or more) number the first time you log in to BannerWeb.

Usernames

The same campus username will log you into canvas, email, and campus computers, laptops, and tablets. BannerWeb uses your nine digit Banner ID as a username.

To find your campus username:

  1. Log into BannerWeb
  2. Click on Personal Information
  3. Click on View E-mail Addresses
  4. The campus email address before @ltu.edu is your campus username

Passwords

The initial password for canvas and campus computers is your 8-digit date of birth in MMDDYYYY format.

  • Campus computer/network passwords expire every 90 days
  • Password must be changed from a computer on campus or through myPassword.

 

Email and BannerWeb passwords do not currently expire and are independent of your Campus password.

  • The initial password for email is your 8-digit date of birth in MMDDYYYY format.
  • The initial password for BannerWeb is your 6-digit date of birth in MMDDYY format.

 

If you have forgotten your old password, please bring your Lawrence Tech photo ID card to the Help Desk (C203, Taubman Student Services Center) to have your password reset.

Secure Your Home Wireless Network

When managing wireless connections at home, the qualities that make the internet accessible to you also make it accessible to everyone else. Be smart and secure your network to protect your privacy so that only those you allow can access it.

There are two basic steps to securing your home network: (1) keep your devices up to date and (2) secure your wireless router. For specific instructions, see the documentation from your internet service provider or the manufacturer of your device.

  1. Update all your Internet-enabled devices with the latest operating systems, web browsers, and security software. This includes any mobile devices that access your wireless network, such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices like an Internet-enabled thermostat, lights, refrigerator, and so on. Security software includes antivirus or anti-malware software. Check your devices for updates regularly and keep them up-to-date. 
  2. Secure your wireless router. Your WiFi network is created by connecting an internet access point – such as a cable or DSL modem – to a wireless router. The default settings on your wireless router, such as a generic password, can be compromised. Here are the ways to secure a wireless router (if necessary, refer to the detailed instructions that accompany your router):
  • Change the name of your wireless network. The default name or ID broadcast by your router is assigned by the manufacturer. Change it to a name that is unique to you and does not reveal information about the model or manufacturer.
  • Change the preset password for your router. Leaving a default password unchanged makes it much easier for unauthorized people to access your network. Choose a strong password and store it in a safe location. You probably won’t need to use this password unless you are fixing a problem with your network or changing router settings.
  • Encrypt WiFi traffic. When choosing your router’s level of security, opt for Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) if available, or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA). These levels are more secure than the Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP) option.
  • Disable remote administration. It is unlikely you will need to access your router settings from a remote location or network.
  • Position the router securely and limit the range of access. Do not place your router in a location where anyone can plug in a network cable to gain access. Try to position it where the wireless signal only reaches the locations where you want access.
  • Use a firewall. A firewall is a network security system that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing traffic based on predetermined security rules. It establishes a barrier between your internal network and the outside Internet. Your operating system and/or security software likely comes with a pre-installed firewall. Make sure it is turned on.

Anti-Virus Protection

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

 

SCEP

All University laptops and desktops have Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) anti-virus software installed. SCEP runs anti-virus scans and updates virus definitions on each system automatically.

Users with Lawrence Tech laptops or desktops do not need to do anything to configure or manage SCEP software.

If you have other questions about SCEP, please contact the Lawrence Tech Computer Help Desk by phone at 248.204.2330 or by email at helpdesk@ltu.edu.

Strong Passwords

One of the most important ways to secure your data and protect your personal information is to know how to create and use strong passwords.  Using strong passwords and changing them regularly can help keep you safe from attackers who try to access your accounts by guessing or cracking your passwords. A strong password is difficult to guess, has 8 or more characters, isn't a word in the dictionary (regardless of language), and includes numbers and special characters. 

How to create strong passwords

If you need help creating a strong password, here are some suggestions:

  • Pick a phrase you can easily remember. Use the first or last letter of each word and put it together for a password. For example: Lawrence Technological University: Theory and Practice since 1932 password would be: ltu:taps1
  • Capitalize some of the letters: hAveAGooDDay
  • Use numbers in place of vowels: secr1tP4ssw0rd
  • Remove some letters from a word or misspell it intentionally: Xpearimntl
  • Include special characters: what_t!me?izit

 

Good password practices

Remember to guard your identity and data by following these practices:

  1. Don't share your password with anyone. It's a violation of Lawrence Tech Computing policy to share your username and password information with anyone.
  2. Don't store passwords on your computer, have your browser remember them, or leave them written on pieces of paper around your computer.
  3. Use different passwords for different systems. Don't use the same password for every website and account you have. If you use the same password for all your accounts and it's compromised, then all your accounts are compromised.
  4. Don't create passwords using personal information like birthdays, names of children, pets, phone numbers, or addresses. Social networking sites make your personal information widely available and your password may be easy to guess.
  5. Make your passwords really long. The longer a password is, the harder it is to crack.
  6. Change your passwords regularly.
  7. Change your password after international travel and after using a non-secure network.

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What is Phishing?

Phishing:  The act of sending an e-mail to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft. Identify theft can be devastating to the victim and is difficult, costly, and time-consuming to fix.

Our email service is through Google Apps for Education and individual email storage capacity is 25 GBs; therefore, the likelihood of running out of email storage is extremely low.

To help the Lawrence Tech community recognize a legitimate email message, please remember:Phishing icon

  • Messages sent from Lawrence Tech IT Services will always be signed by name.
  • You will never be asked to send personal information in an email message. 
  • Any email message which indicates that you are over your email storage quota is almost always a phishing attempt.

How to identify a potentially dangerous email

There are many web sites which can help explain phishing tactics and what you can do to protect yourself.  For more information, look at these sites: