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New to BSU - Faculty

New to BSU - Faculty​

Follow these step-by-step instructions for getting setup with IT at BSU.


1.  Obtain your Banner ID# from Human ​​​Resources

​​​​​A Banner ID is a unique number assigned to each employee and/or student. The Banner ID replaces the social security number as a unique identifier. Banner is a higher education software system. Banner is part of all university functions including, human resources, admissions and finance.   Banner ID's are assigned during Employee orientation.

​​2.  Set up your BSU User Account  

  1. ​​​​Your BSU User Account will be set up by HR. This account is used to access tech BSU network and email system.
  2. First time log on to account: Faculty –​ (if off campus use bsc\ in front of your username when asked for credentials) then use Quicklinks on left panel.

3.  Visit the Parking and Connect Card Office to pick up your Connect Card and obtain a BSU Parking Permit

​The Connect Card is the official Bridgewater State University identification card. The Connect Card is a multi-purpose card that can be used for library privileges, building access, as a meal ticket, and as a debit card. As a debit card, funds may be used at all dining areas, vending machines, laundry machines, public copiers, The Bookstore, Dunkin Donuts (on campus), Starbucks (on campus), purchasing stamps at BSU mailroom, purchase gym membership and off-campus with participating merchants.​

Parking Services and Connect Card Office​
Hunt Hall, Room 001
26 School Street, Bridgewater
4.  ​​Register to receive BSU Emergency Communications

​In an emergency, Bridgewater State University sends emergency alerts to anyone with a BSU e-mail account electronically.  In addition, BSU has a system to rapidly communicate with students, faculty, and staff by sending a voice message and instant text message. While the system is active, it is only as good as the information it contains. This is where we need your help!

In order to receive emergency text messages and voice mail alerts, you must provide cellular phone information.  Please login to INFOBEAR and update your contact information.  We will only contact you through the system in the event of an emergency. Questions – check out our Emergency Communications page for more information.


All BSU Faculty (including temp and contract) are required to complete the online information security training to meet MA state compliance requirements.  The Security Training Portal will have five short videos totaling 16 minutes and 24 seconds.  Four of the five videos will have a question at the end and a link to an IT policy.  You must watch the videos, answer the questions, and view the policies before your training will be marked as complete.​  Please use your BSU User Name and password to login to the BSU Online Information ​Security Training.

6.  Access your Email and Calendar

Your email and calendar may be accessed via Microsoft Outlook on your computer or via the Quicklink on the BSU intranet home page at​.


7.  Set up Voicemail
If you do not have a phone, please contact IT Support via email at or (508) 531-2555.
To set up voicemail, please refer to the information and instruction to gain access to our Unified Messaging System page


8.  Connect to BSU's Wireless Network

BSU provides a comprehensive wireless secure wireless network 
(BSCU_Wireless).  The network is available throughout the campus, open areas and to many areas in Bridgewater town center.  Please refer to the Wireless Network Instructions ​for your mobile device.

BSU also offers wireless access via Eduroam​, which is a secure global access for research and education member institutions.  Please refer to the Eduroam page for more information regarding this service and how to gain access.
9.  IT is here to assist you

  • Teaching and Technology Center (TTC)​  The TTC supports faculty in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning at Bridgewater State University. Training and support are available to assist faculty with instructional technology in hybrid- and fully-online coursework. The TTC supports BSU's Blackboard learning management system and provides training opportunities, both in-person and online for these and many other technology solutions. Reach us by phone at 508.531.2634, via email at, or stop by our office on the 2nd floor of the Moakley Center, Room 200, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


      • Questions/Support  - For IT assistance, please contact IT Support via email at​ or (508) 531-2555.​​​



       ​We are here for you.  
      For IT assistance
      please contact IT Support

      (508) 531-2555.​​
      Or visit one of our two 
      Help Desk Locations
      Moakley Center, Rm. 130C
      100 Burrill Avenue, Bridgewater
      Maxwell Library, Rm. 011
      10 Shaw Road, Bridgewater