Faculty and Staff Computer Accounts
Username and Password
All faculty and staff members at Binghamton University are assigned a BU computer
account (aka BUDomain). Your username is used to access University Systems and is
retained throughout your stay at Binghamton University. The username is also used
as the first part of your email address (ex. email@example.com).
Faculty and staff use their BU computer account password for various University Systems.
You should never give your passwords to anyone. Information Technology Services advises people to never send any passwords via an
email message for any reason. You should change your passwords often and follow safe computing guidelines when creating new passwords. Review the Phishing/Information Security pages so you are aware of how to avoid current phishing scams.
Faculty and staff will use their main computer account username and password for various
University Systems. It will be used for:
Computer Account – used to access various University systems.
Bmail – used to access your University email and Google Apps.
Password security is very important. You should never give your passwords to anyone. Information Technology Services advises
people to never send any passwords via an email message for any reason. You should
change your passwords often and follow safe computing guidelines when creating new
Need help with changing your password? To reset your Computer Account/Bmail password go to the password change page. Also, make sure you are using 2FA.
The new password page (password.binghamton.edu) allows you to set up & manage your Two Factor Authentication (2FA) tokens for CAS
and change your BU computer account password.
Need assistance? Contact the Help Desk.
The new 2FA informational website is available at: https://binghamton.edu/its/two-fa/index.html
Your computer account is used to log into various systems within ITS as well as University
wide systems. Below you will find information on systems specific to ITS.
Public Computing Labs/Classrooms – your Binghamton credentials are used as an entry point for many ITS systems; including
but not limited to public computing areas, Student Printing, Virtual Desktops, and
the SSL VPN client.
Individual Network Storage – Every faculty and staff member has access to 5 gigabits of individual network storage
on the H drive, or BUshare. Learn more about how to configure your H and S drives, or contact the Help Desk if you have questions or need assistance. To transfer your messages and or Google
Drive content to another Google account, click here for help.
Departmental Network Storage – Department shared drives are also build on 5 gigabits of storage per user, within
Cloud Storage (Google Drive) – Faculty, staff, and students have access to data storage through their Google Drive.
Users can access Google Drive using their Bmail username and password. Files and folders
in Google Drive can be shared with other users inside and outside of the University
to enhance collaboration.
Student Network Storage – Faculty can request Student Network Storage for specific classes via the IT SELF SERVICE, and/or contact the Help Desk.
Student Network Storage is beneficial if the students will be manipulating large files
in class using BingView (VDI) or computer labs. Each student in the class will receive
5GB of network storage. The storage will be available through the semester and the
student will be responsible for backing up their data at the end of the semester to
their Google Drive.
MyBinghamton Portal – The portal is a single-sign in page that allows access to a range of services specific
to Binghamton University. Within the portal you can access your personal information,
gain entry to your myCourses courses as well as find events happening on campus. Support
for myCourses is found here.
BU BRAIN Self Service – An online application within the my.binghamton.edu portal where access to personal
information can be found. Student Accounts, Class Lists and Grading can all be found
in this area. Some faculty and staff members may require additional access to student
records. To request this access an approved supervisor can request access by logging
into https://staffaccounts.binghamton.edu. To access BU BRAIN you will use your user ID and computer account password.
Brightspace – Starting Fall 2021, Binghamton University transitioned from myCourses (Blackboard) to a new Learning Management
System (LMS), Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L). This decision was made in collaboration
with faculty and students over a two-year period. Click the Brightspace link for more
information. If you encounter issues using Brightspace, or have questions about Brightspace,
you can contact Brightspace Support 24/7 under the Help menu in Brightspace, link found here.
SUNY Employee Services Portal – SUNY central single sign-in that allows access to Time and Attendance, HR forms,
Business Intelligence, Procurement Card, Etc.
Maximo – A work order management system used by Physical Facilities.
Each faculty and staff member are issued a binghamton.edu email account commonly called
a Bmail account. ITS has partnered with Google to provide our users with robust email
service as well as many collaborative and productivity focused applications know as
Google Apps for Education. Some of these applications include: Google Calendars, Drive,
Sites and Groups. Before logging into Bmail/Google Apps for the first time, you must
create a secure password. To do this, go to https://password.binghamton.edu and follow the instructions. To set the Bmail password staff and faculty will need
their user ID and Computer Account password. Your Bmail address will be your user
ID@binghamton.edu. Need Password help? Request assistance here. Reset help, here. Request compromised help here.
Information Technology Services recommends that you use the web interface to access
Banner INB Account
Banner is the primary student information system at Binghamton University, offering
information access for faculty, and staff. If access is needed, approved supervisors
can request accounts for their staff here: Account Request. Please contact the Registrars Office if further assistance is needed, 607-777-6088.
Operational Data Store (ODS)
The Operational Data Store (ODS) is a repository of Banner data that has been formatted
for querying and reporting purposes. SAS Visual Analytics will soon be replacing Hyperion, which gathers information from ODS and other University databases and allows users
to generate spreadsheets, reports, charts and pivot tables. Please open a Help Desk
ticket at IT Self Service if further assistance is needed, contact the Help Desk.
Use of xTender may be needed to view documents (such as completed and scanned forms)
associated with student records. If access is needed, approved supervisors can request
accounts for their staff here: Account Request. Please contact the Registrars Office if further assistance is needed, 607-777-6088.