LDAP Account Services

For access to any Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) services--those services listed below--log in with your LDAP username and password, sometimes referred to as your ValpoNet username and password.

Your username follows this convention: the first letter of your first name and up to the first seven letters of your last name--the legal name provided upon registration or employment.
- In multiple word last names, the space or apostrophe is eliminated.
- In duplicate names, a number has been included in the username. If you cannot log in, check with the Help Desk to see if yours is a duplicate name.

LDAP Password Changes and Resets:
Your ValpoNet password can be changed via the Account Management System. If you do not know your password then you will need to request a reset before you can login and change it. ValpoNet password resets can be requested by presenting a photo ID to the IT Help Desk located on the first floor of the Christopher Center. If you are away from campus, call the Help Desk to determine how to verify identity.

Valpo relies on email accounts for students, faculty, and staff as a primary means to communicate vital information. When individuals do not use their University-assigned email accounts, that information is often not conveyed. Individuals who do not routinely check their University email accounts assume all risks and consequences of such neglect.

Departmental / Student Organization Email Addresses:
Shared mail folders, like IT.HelpDesk@valpo.edu, help assure that organization or department mail reaches the current officers or certain employees. The faculty advisors of Student Senate-approved organizations or administrators of offices or events may apply for a shared account or group through the IT Help Desk. These individuals will give appropriate sharing rights to those who handle the mail; this assures that mail is still read when club officers graduate. See more information here.

Blackboard Learn:
Blackboard Learn is a web-based course delivery system currently powered by Blackboard software platform. Blackboard has features for course materials, exam-taking, an online grade book, chat, and other communication devices. Blackboard Learn documentation provides more information on access, features, and management of online courses.

DataVU is a web interface to student records and registration data stored in the Colleague administrative database system. The web interface allows security and confidentiality, as well as easy access from anywhere and interaction with information. Student academic records may be accessed only by an advisor and the student. For access, you will need an internet connection and browser with 128 bit encryption. Questions related to records should be directed to the Registrar; access questions go to the Help Desk.

During the administrative system backup DataVU is unavailable: Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 7 a.m., Wednesday and Saturday 3:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m., and Sunday 5:00 a.m. - noon.
- DataVU
- More Information on DataVU

IT Tools
The IT Tools page provides you with customized account information.
- IT Tools

Proxy Server
Proxy server provides access to library subscription databases from off campus. IT suggests use of the VPN instead as you will have access to full network capabilities.

Virtual Private Network (VPN):
The VPN is used to access full network capabilities from wireless, off campus, and in public campus computer ports.
- Virtual Private Network (VPN)
- Download VPN

Valpo Intranet:
Valparaiso University Intranet provides news, publications, and services relevant to those enrolled or working at Valpo. Check here for links to the Valpo Online Directory, Facilities Management Work Requests, Human Resource Services forms, and more.