Alertus Desktop


Alertus Desktop is an emergency mass notification desktop alerting software that is designed to reach everyone in your organization, no matter where they’re located and immediately grab their attention with customizable desktop alerts.


How to Obtain Alertus Desktop

Alertus is required on all campus-owned computers, and should be installed by your IT area technician prior to receiving the computer. For personal machines, download and run the installer.

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Additional Info

VPN Access

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows a computer to create a private connection over the internet to the UVU network. Using VPN technology, you can connect to the UVU network from anywhere and securely access UVU resources as if you were physically located on campus.

Remote access to the campus network and some online university services require use of the AnyConnect virtual private network (VPN) client. The VPN is a limited resource, and is not necessary for most work. Please use cloud services whenever possible to reduce strain on infrastructure, only connecting to VPN when using VPN-dependent resources.

For more information on VPN:


Box is the University's preferred cloud storage method. Use Box to access your files anywhere with an internet connection, as well as collaborate and share files with employees and students. You can access Box online, as well as download Box Drive.

For more information on Box:


This tool is an online teaching platform designed to host courses for students to complete course work, take quizzes and exams, and collaborate with fellow students. Follow this link to log in to Canvas.

For more information on Canvas:

For additional assistance with Canvas, contact Instructure 24/7 Support.

  • Instructure Support Hotline: Call 385-204-4930
  • Live Chat support: Access Live Help on the Navigation Menu in Canvas
  • Email:

*If an Instructure Support Agent is unable to successfully address your Canvas-related issue, your ticket will be resolved by the appropriate UVU support unit during regular business hours.

Microsoft Teams

Teams is a communication platform designed to allow UVU employees to communicate with other employees. This tool allows for remote meetings and collaboration of files. This can be accessed online, or you can download the software

Microsoft Teams UVU training can be found here.

Students may be added as guests to Teams by inviting them using their UVU email address.

UVU Email and Microsoft Outlook

Outlook is our primary university email system. This can be accessed online.

Use your and your myUVU password to login.

For more information on Outlook and UVU Email:


The university’s employee timekeeping tool may be accessed at     

Microsoft Office 365

UVU offers access to the Office 365 suite of software tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. These tools can be accessed online or downloaded through the myUVU Software Downloads page. 

Sign in using your and your myUVU password.

Adobe Creative Cloud

All UVU Employees have access to the full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. Sign in on Adobe's site to access your Adobe account.

Sign in using your UVU Email address and you will be directing to login through a myUVU Login Portal.

For more information on Adobe:   

S: Drive - For PC

  1. Connect to the internet (home wireless network, WiFi hotspot, hotel wireless)
  2. Open the Cisco VPN client and click Connect.
  3. Login with UVID and myUVU password.
  4. Click Start button on the taskbar and select Computer.
  5. Select Map Network Drive from the toolbar in the top of the window.
  6. Select a drive letter.
  7. In the folder field type the path:
    For S: drive - \\\groups
  8. Put a check mark in the "Connect using different credentials" box.
  9. Click Finish.
  10. A login window will appear. Type in:
    Username: ad\UVID
    Password: myUVU password
  11. After credentials are entered the drive folder will open in a new window.