Information Technology Services
Pepperdine University offers a wide variety of services to enhance both work and learning. Read the descriptions below and click on the links for more information about these services and how to use them.
Information Technology (IT) embraces Continuous Service Improvement (CSI) which means continually improving the service that IT provides to the University community. CSI is based on a flexible support structure and incorporates the basic concepts of Proactivity, Ownership, and Measurement in all of IT's initiatives.
Pepperdine University's large attachment server allows you to send large, encrypted attachments. This service is also useful for sending very large files, up to 20GB per message.
Information Technology's Systems and Networking staff have begun a multi-year project to replace the University's existing telephone system with a new platform from Cisco that merges voice, video, and web conferencing.
PLEASE NOTE: This technology is only available to select faculty and staff for testing. IT staff will notify you when this technology becomes available campus-wide. Jabber is a telephone system from Cisco that merges voice, video, and web conferencing. The new phones will allow users to easily communicate and collaborate with instant messaging, quick audio and video conferences, desktop sharing, and phone calls from computer to computer or computer to land line.
Course evaluations are part of Pepperdine University's commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. The evaluations provide useful feedback, which faculty and schools use to improve the quality of instruction.
Device Management is a proactive computer patching service that ensures our University computer systems and network are safe, secure, and available for teaching, learning, research, and projects.
Endpoint Protection service is an antivirus service to protect all Pepperdine-owned computing devices. The service is available to Pepperdine faculty and staff.
Pepperdine offers several options for creating email distribution lists. Learn more about what kind of list is right for you and follow the instructions to create your list.
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet tool which allows users to create spreadsheets to analyze and organize data. Users can also use Excel to create tables, charts, and visuals to represent data.
G Suite is a set of Google services tailored specifically for Pepperdine community members. Services include Google-powered email, calendars, document sharing, instant messaging, and mobile device services.
Kronos provides electronic timecards to Pepperdine employees. This tool allows users to create, edit, and approve timecards.Lynda is an online training library and professional-development software which provides guides and tutorials for over 700 software products. All Active Students, Faculty, and staff have full access to the library of content by signing in here.
Pepperdine offers network drive space to faculty and staff to share critical documents and projects. Files stored on this service are backed up on a daily basis and rotated off-site on a weekly basis.
As of January 18, 2011, Pepperdine Information Technology has made the newest versions of Microsoft Office available to faculty and staff. The University community can now upgrade to either Office 2010 for Windows or Office 2011 for Mac depending on their operating system. The upgrade is optional and users can feel free to upgrade to the new versions of Office at any time.
Microsoft Powerpoint is a presentation creation tool that allows users to create professional-looking presentations for business and classroom settings.
Project Management Office (PMO), is a team within IT that promotes project management best practices. The PMO provides performance metrics for IT's portfolio of projects. The office also recommends project management training and other project management related resources as directed by the Office of the Chief Information Officer and Associate Chief Information Officer.
Sakai is Pepperdine's learning management system which includes tools such as blogs, forums, and polls to help students reflect, communicate, and provide peer to peer feedback. Staff can also utilize Sakai to create project sites to manage research projects or committee work.
SurveyMonkey is a customizable online survey creator tool used to gather comprehensive feedback and data on projects and events. Pepperdine students, staff, and faculty can receive a 25 percent discount on their yearly subscription. For existing Pepperdine account holders the discount will be applied automatically to their account on their next renewal date. To create a new account visit http://www.surveymonkey.com. To receive the discount, you must register the account with a Pepperdine.edu email address and the discount will be applied at checkout.
Turnitin.com is an online plagiarism detection service which provides a detailed assessment of originality on any submitted work by performing a search for textual similarities to other works in academic journals, on the Internet, and within its own database of submitted work.
WaveNet is a secure, online portal that connects the Pepperdine University community to personal and professional information such as paychecks, benefits, and retirement account information. Students use WaveNet to register for classes, check grades, make payments, access numerous library research databases, and more.
The One Card Web Deposit at Pepperdine University is a new and free online service designed to provide students, faculty, and staff the convenience of adding money to their campus ID cards anywhere and anytime.
Print from any computer, on or off campus, to any Sharp Multi-function copy machine on any Pepperdine campus.
Microsoft Word is word-processing software which allows users to create, share, and edit documents.