Welcome! Digital Tools for Student Success

This session provides an introduction to technology platforms and additional resources at Baylor that will empower your learning.

  • Essential Resources
  • Some Digital Security Basics
  • Learning Spaces and Additional Resources

Bear ID

A unique electronic identifier that enables you to access many online platforms and technology resources. You will use your Bear ID frequently along with a password that you should protect.

  • Usually Firstname_Lastname, sometimes with a number
  • Your Bear ID plus @baylor.edu forms your email address
  • Visit baylor.edu/bearid to change your password or your security questions
  • Baylor uses Duo two-factor authentication as an added layer of protection. Access to our most sensitive information platforms requires you to provide an additional 6-digit code for verification.

Baylor ID Number + Digital ID

Your Baylor ID Number is a unique 9-digit identifier used on university systems. Your Baylor ID Number is encoded into your Baylor Digital ID which can be added to your Apple or Google Wallet and used to unlock your residence hall room, allow building entry, access campus dining facilities, make purchases at Baylor Eats retail dining locations, check out library materials, and more!

You can discover your Baylor ID Number by clicking the information icon on Apple iOS devices or by selecting "Get Info" on Android devices.


Moody Memorial Library is also home to in-person technical support to assist you with software, AirBear, and general technology questions. You can also check out a wide range of equipment including laptops, chargers, flash drives, and more! In-person support is available 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m. on the weekends.

If you can't get to Moody, you can always call (254) 710-4357 on Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central or email helpdesk@baylor.edu.


Baylor's campuswide wireless network is available to everyone with an active Bear ID and password. Do the following to connect!

  • Choose the AirBear WPA2 network on your device
  • Log in with your Bear ID and password
  • Accept the certificate if prompted

AirBear is content-filtered and monitorable for everyone's safety and security. While using AirBear, your activity is not anonymous. BU-GUEST is Baylor's sponsored wireless network for guests of faculty and staff.

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is available free of charge to all current Baylor students. This Baylor-provided license includes access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PowerBI, and other productivity applications - including the Outlook email app.

  • Visit office.com to use Microsoft 365 online and download apps to your computer. Download Outlook and other apps from Apple's App store or Google Play
  • Your Microsoft-based Baylor email is the university's official communication platform, so check your account several times per day - starting now
  • While you can use many email apps to monitor your Baylor email account, we suggest Microsoft Outlook for the best experience
  • Report phishing and other suspicious messages to abuse@baylor.edu.

Cloud-Based Collaboration

Baylor provides free access to Box and OneDrive (part of Microsoft 365) for cloud-based file storage as part of a larger suite of collaborative tools that support group and individual work.

  • Files stored on Box and OneDrive can be edited using desktop apps, web browsers, or mobile apps.
  • Box keeps track of document versions and allows you to revert to previous versions.
  • Files can be shared, commented upon, and edited while remaining in the cloud using Box or OneDrive
  • Activate your Box account at baylor.box.com. OneDrive is ready to use at office.com.


Print from your devices to a network of black-and-white and color laser printers across the Baylor campus.

  • Visit helpdeskplus.web.baylor.edu/pawprints
  • Install the cloud-based print drivers on your computer
  • Print your document based on your desired format (1 or 2-sided, B&W or color)
  • Release your print job from the PawPrints website or the PawPrints app to one of 120+ printer locations
  • Pick up your print job

Each semester you are allotted 800 2-sided B&W prints and are only charged if you exceed this allowance (and, thankfully, few do). With PawPrints, you can even print a job by uploading through print.baylor.edu or email your print job!

Canvas by Instructure

You will find the syllabus for your courses, take quizzes and tests, turn in assignments, collaborate with your colleagues, monitor your course progress, and more using Canvas. You can access Canvas using a web browser or the Canvas app on your Apple or Android device.

Additional Software

Public computers in Moody and Jones Libraries, the Baylor Sciences Building, the Bill Daniel Student Center (the SUB), and departmental labs across campus have Microsoft 365, Adobe Creative Cloud, Autodesk, and other discipline-specific software packages that you will need to support your Baylor education.

Special pricing is available for personal purchases of Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Windows 11, and other software packages.

Moody Media Lab

Visit the Garden Level of Moody Memorial Library and explore, experiment, and create using all the latest digital media tools.

  • Audio and video recording studios available for reservation
  • Adobe Creative Cloud available on computers on the Garden Level and across campus
  • Kaltura video suite integrated with Canvas and also available at mediaspace.baylor.edu.

Moody Makerspace

Also located on the Garden Level of Moody Memorial Library, make your dreams and designs a reality using 3D printers, vinyl cutters, laser cutters, a CNC router, embroidery machines , paper crafting, and more! Workshops are offered throughout the year.

Housing Technology

Campus Living & Learning understands that technology plays a crucial role in residents’ success at Baylor. Our residential facilites feature:

  • AirBear wireless and wired networking in each room
  • Registration for networked devices such as gaming consoles, AppleTV and other smart TVs, and more.
  • PawPrints printers in each residential facility.

There are no CableTV options available in Baylor's on-campus residential facilities.


Contact HelpDesk+ whenever you have questions about hardware or software either in-person on the Garden Level of Moody Memorial Library or by phone at (254) 710-4357 (HELP) or by email at helpdesk@baylor.edu.

Baylor Bookstore and Technology Repair Center

The Baylor Bookstore offers student pricing on hardware, software, and peripherals from Apple, Dell, and Microsoft. They offer seasonal discounts during New Student Orientation (that's now!) and at other times during the year.

The Baylor Bookstore's Campus Technology Repair Center performs warranty repairs on Apple and Dell systems and offers a range of other technology support services as reasonable prices.

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