JCB Faculty/Staff On-Boarding

Welcome to the Jones College of Business (JCB)!  We are glad you have joined our team of exceptional professionals. We have created this page to ensure you have all the information necessary to be productive from your very first day of work.

Please use the following checklist as a guide to all the resources you have available at MTSU.

Initial Setup Checklist

One of the first things once you join our college is the configuration of your work area, including your FSA login account, computer and phone system.

  • Computer Setup

    • The Human Resources department will provide you with your FSA login information. 
      Call ITD if you need more information.
    • After the new faculty/staff receive the FSA login information, please contact the JCB Lab to schedule the setup of your computer system.
    • The computer system comes with standard MTSU software, for additional software please contact JCB Lab for instructions.
    • All faculty/staff laptops must be encrypted per MTSU security policy.
  • Phone Setup

    • MTSU uses Skype for Business for phone services
    • The department must submit a request to ITD Telecom Department to setup your phone
    • After the phone setup is completed, JCB Lab personnel will install the phone. Most of the time this could be accomplished at the same time as the computer setup
    • Faculty/staff must setup Voicemail.  Additional Information for available phone services
    • Please contact the JCB Lab for help setting up your cell phone to access MTSU email.
    • Skype for Business: JCB Lab personnel will provide a brief training in the use of the office phone 
  • Remote Access (VPN)

  • Two-Factor-Authentication (2FA)

    •  You will need 2FA in order to login to most MTSU resources (D2L, PipeliineMT, webmail, etc.)
  • Departmental Printer Setup

    • Some departments have a shared printer/copier available for all their respective faculty/staff.

Teaching & Research Resources Checklist:

The following is a list of the most common teaching/research tools used by the Jones College of Business faculty/staff. 

  • D2L: All JCB instructors are expected to use Desire to Learn (D2L) for class management. 
    You must use your FSA credentials to login to D2L. 
    • D2L Training (FITC): Instructors could schedule D2L training with the Faculty Instructional Technology Center. D2L resources can be found here.
    • One-on-One D2L Training: Instructors can schedule one-on-one training with our office. Please contact Carlos Coronel at x2359 for more information.
  • Faculty Directory: All full time faculty/staff should make sure your faculty online profile is updated. In order to do this, your FSA account must be activated. To create your profile, login to this page and enter all your information. After you do this, please contact Carlos Coronel at x2359 to assign your profile to the correct department/unit.
  • Special web pages: Some unit has special web pages, for example Martin Chair of Insurance, Weatherford Chair of Finance. If you must manage special pages, or want to create a special group page, please contact Carlos Coronel at x2359 for further details.
  • The JCB Learning Community group within D2L provides an extensive list of resources available for teaching, learning and research, for example:
    • Use the JCB D2L Course Templates to customize your D2L class shell.
    • ADA Compliance materials and tutorials.
    • Information about JCB Logos and Stationary, etc.
  • Shared Drives
    • S-Drive: Shared data with students in master BAS classrooms and labs.
    • T-Drive: Shared data within a given department.
    • V-Drive: Shared data by the Jones College of Business Dean's Office.
  • Dropbox for Business: faculty/staff can request an account if required for teaching/research/service.  
  • Qualtrics : A research/survey management system available to all the JCB faculty, staff and students. 
  • WRDS Research Database: JCB faculty/staff/students can request access to this research database.
  • Lynda.com: MTSU faculty, staff and students can have access to thousand of free professional training modules in many areas. 
  • Panopto: JCB faculty can create lecture capture videos, screen captures, video recordings for class work (students).
  • JCB Studio: JCB faculty can use our video recording studio for advanced green-screen recordings.
  • Apps.mtsu.edu: MTSU faculty/staff/students have free access to MS Office 365 online.
  • Student Response Systems: Make your classes more interactive with TurningPoint clickers and TopHat.
    Also supported: NearPod - free for faculty/students for up to 200MB storage.
  • Kubi Robot: Allow anybody to remotely participate on any event (class, presentation, meeting) using our Kubi tele-presence robot.
  • Device Checkout: JCB faculty/staff/students can checkout laptops, iPads, webcams, microphones, etc.
  • iPad Class Program: Enrich your classroom experience through the use of iPads in your class! 
  • Demo Labs: Need to use computers in your class? Just reserve one of our demo labs (E or F) for a class period.

Additional Support

Please contact the JCB Lab staff to request any additional training or answer any questions you may have.