Computing Resources for New Students

Before the Semester Begins | After the Semester Begins

ITCS Student Help Desk

Visit the IT Help Desk website for the latest IT news, top issues and resources like passphrase resets and more.


Help Desk Hours

Pirate Techs Student Computing Support

Free walk-in help for software, network and virus problems. ACE is also a full-service repair center for Lenovo, Dell and Apple computers.

Rawl 108 - 252.328.5407
Laupus Library 2506 - 252.744.5380

Pirate Tech Hours

Tech Services at a Glance
Technology Services at ECU

file sharing alternatives

Before the Semester Begins

Computer Requirements
Some academic programs have specific computer requirements. Visit the Pirate Techs Student Computing Center to see if your program is included.
Each student is assigned a unique ID to register for classes and other important systems at ECU. Also see PirateID/Passphrase below.
Email Info
Your Office 365 account offers email, calendar, contacts, Skype for Business and OneDrive cloud storage.
Emergency Alerts
Sign up to receive automatic text warnings sent to your cell phone.
File Sharing — Know the Rules!
Get the scoop on file sharing no-no's and a few alternative sites for legal downloads.
IT Policies and Guidelines
These policies, regulations and guidelines govern the ethical and legal use of ECU’s electronic resources for students, faculty and staff.
Network Connect
Visit the Connect website to learn about ECU wireless networks. Problems connecting to the ECU network? Pirate Techs Student Computing Support Center can help.
Pirate Port
Register for classes, check grades and transcripts, review financial aid information and other useful tools. PirateID and passphrase required.

Pirate Port is the replacement for OneStop, and most student services are now available through this interface including a Piratedrive management app.
ID used to access electronic systems at ECU such as email, Blackboard and Pirate Port. Once assigned, PirateIDs are activated through the Pirate ID (PID) auto-registration system. Students create a passphrase and set up authentication questions. Users are required to change their passphrase every 90 days.
Register for Classes
Ahoy new pirates! Visit the Ports of Call website to explore programs and majors, discover foundations courses and learn step-by-step how to register for classes.

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After the Semester Begins

Log in to your online classes here.
Computer Labs
Most campus building have at least one computer lab. Check room number and seat availability even before leaving home.
File Storage
  • OneDrive - A feature of your Office 365 account. 1TB cloud storage great for assignments and class projects. (nonsensitive, academic files only)
  • Piratedrive - Every student is assigned a secure, 40GB online storage folder for important files. This space is password-protected and backed up daily. Approved for research and other sensitive data.
Macintosh Support
All things Macintosh at ECU.
Mobile Computing
Resources for ITCS-supported mobile devices.
ECU Mobile App
Download to your phone and access Pirate Port, Blackboard and the library. Even better, check the bus schedules, campus maps, address book and more!
Pirate Print Service
Send a class assignment from home to a printing kiosk on campus. Visit the Pirate Print website for locations, logon and information about the print management system.
Learn about available software for students, including purchasing, educational discounts and training resources for Microsoft products and as well as other licensed software.

Office 365 Pro Plus - Install Microsoft Office on five Mac or Windows computers, five tablets or your mobile device through your Office 365 Pro Plus subscription. Enrolled students only.

Microsoft4Students - Download Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 - it's yours to keep - even after graduation.

Symantec AntiVirus available from the ECU Download Center.

Statistical software and more - Visit the ITCS supported software website to view licensed statistical programs and more.
Virtual Computing Lab
Log on to the Virtual Computing Lab and use software for free!
Web Publishing
Find information and tutorials on Web and blog space for students.
Security Information
Learn safe computing habits and more

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