University of Holy Cross

IT Resources

The IT Department would like to welcome all students, faculty, and staff to a new and exciting academic year.

Location: 2nd floor of West Hall across from the Nursing labs.
Hours for Operation:    Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 7:30pm and Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Help Desk Phone Number: 504-398-2106
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Printing on Campus -- Important
Students have access to printing, copying, and scanning in the Academic Skills Center and Library. 
Copy Cost - All students are allotted a $10.00 copy credit at the beginning of each semester. 
The cost for copier usage is:

  • Scanning - Free
  • Black and White  - $0.05/page side
  • Color - $0.15/page side

Hole punching and stapling is available at no additional charge.  A current student ID or a valid UHC email account is required for printing.  Double-sided printing is considered two pages.  If you print double-sided, you will be charged for two pages. 

Paying for Copier Usage
During registration and throughout the semester, the Office of Admissions issues identification cards for students. This card is also utilized as the student’s debit card for Bayou Bucks and Hurricane Cash.  Hurricane Cash will be used to pay for copier usage on campus. 

Adding funds / Managing Your Account
Faculty, staff, and students can monitor their copy/print account by visiting the UHC website.  Funds can be added to Hurricane Cash using the  print portal.  The login credentials for your copy/print account is the same as your UHC email account.

Visit the UHC Print Portal à   -  Your login is the same as your email account.   Click à Add Credit to add funds to you balance.

Web printing is also available through the portal. Web printing will allow you to upload documents to print on campus later. Documents are held in the Web Portal for 24-hours. A training course for the copy usage will be available in your Canvas account soon. 

UHC Account
Your UHC email account is your gateway to several UHC resources.  Your Password expires every six months.  Your password must be at least 6 characters and contain: 1 uppercase letter, 1 lowercase letter, 1 number.  The password Must NOT contain your first or last name, nor a previous password you have used with Holy Cross.

Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS). An LMS is a way to simplify teaching and learning by combining instructional resources in one place.  You will need a valid UHC email address to access Canvas.  Your login credentials for Canvas is the same as your email account.  Courses will be available to students on August 17, 2017.  All of your courses should be visible from the course link in Canvas.  Contact your professor if your course is not available on this date.  Every student should complete the Canvas student orientation course.  This course will prepare you to use Canvas effectively in all of your courses.  à

Canvas has a free app you can download on your mobile device.

Faculty, staff, and students can monitor the balance of Bayou Bucks, Hurricane Cash, and Cajun Cash accounts online.  eAccounts is available through the web as well as a free App that can be installed on all mobile devices.

Skype for Business
Similar to popular services from companies such as WebEx, Go to Meeting, and Zoom, faculty, staff and students will be able to share resources as well as their desktop with each other.

  • Add interactive content to online Courses. 
  • Conduct live online sessions with students
  • Students can conduct live online video study sessions
  • Instant Messaging, Video Conference Calls, as well as Voice only calls
  • Record live sessions for later
  • Share your screen
  • Free mobile app on Apple and Android devices
  • Meet Instantly or schedule meetings for later
  • Completely integrated with Microsoft Outlook and Webmail
  • Send instant Messages to one person or many people at once
  • Set up a poll for learner feed back
  • Install on your computer or download the app


Click here to learn more >  Skype for Business

Microsoft Office -
Your email account lets you download up to five copies of Microsoft office on your personal computer and mobile devices.  Log into your email account online to access Office.  Download the free app for your mobile device and log in with your school email account to use the apps for free.

Cloud Storage
Faculty, staff and students have access to the following cloud storage options.  Your UHC Account is used to access both resources.

 Access other Google Apps such as docs, calendar, sheets, slides….with you UHC Google account

Access other Microsoft resources such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel…with your UHC Office 365 account.

Spruce up Your Presentations with Sway
Sway is a free app included with your Email account. It lets you create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, newsletters, vacation memories, school & work projects, and more. In this video, you will see an example of getting started creating your first Sway!


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