• phone: (440) 826-7000

  • email: helpdesk@bw.edu

  • visit: Ritter Library - 2nd Floor

FALL 2016...Welcome Back, Students!

Use these Quick Links to connect, reconnect, see what's changed, or check out what's new!
If you don't find what you're looking, search for other tutorials and instructions online at: help.bw.edu.

Did you forget your password or just want to change it? Use this self-service password management site: myaccount.bw.edu.
It is recommended that you re-run the WiFi set up process on all of your devices at the beginning of each semester to receive any new security updates. To connect a mobile phone or tablet, go to your device's WiFi settings menu and look for "BW_Wifi_SetUp" in the list of available networks. Selecting this will redirect you to BW's "Xpress Connect" site where you can register/re-register. If you are connecting a computer, open a web browser window and go to directly to the Xpress Connect site: http://setupmywifi.bw.edu.

Once you are registered and authorized, you will be moved to the “Baldwin-Wallace” high-speed wireless network. (This is the network you should always be connected to for optimal speed!)
As a BW student, you are eligible to download Microsoft Office 2016 Software (includes full version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) on up to 5 of your personal computers for FREE! To access the download, log into your BW email account. You should see a popup message in the upper right corner with a link to get the software. If you don't get the pop-up, click on the "Settings" (gear) icon and choose "Office 365." On the next page, click on "Software" and from there click on "Install."

At BW, you will use wēpa (We Print Anywhere) “Jacket Print” kiosks, conveniently located throughout the campus, for your printing needs. The systems provides you with a wide variety of access, upload, and print options that support mobility and convenience.


A wēpa account was already created for you. To print documents directly from your personal computer go to: www.wepanow.com/printapp and download the program. Then, you will be able to queue jobs to the system and print at any kiosk. Once you arrive at any kiosk, simply swipe your Jacket Express card (or enter your user name and password on the screen) to log in. Select your document and print. You'll even get $10 in free Virtual Funds each semester toward your print costs. (Note: Those funds are loaded in your wēpa account, not on your Jacket Express Card.) There's also a wēpa mobile app for your iOS or Android mobile device that you can download for free!


Your print options include:

  • USB – Insert a USB drive at the kiosk, select file, print.
  • Cloud – Access cloud storage accounts like OneDrive for Business or Dropbox from the kiosk touch panel, select file, print.
  • Email – Send file attachments to: print@wepanow.com.
  • Traditional – Open a document on your computer, choose “File > Print” and select printer type - wēpa B&W or wēpa Color.
  • Online – Log in at: www.wepanow.com/webupload and click "send to wēpa.
  • Mobile – Download the wēpa print Mobile App (Free for Android or iOS).

  • Learn more by visiting the BW Student Printing Policy at help.bw.edu/printingStudent.html.

"Virtual Desktop" gives you access to BW lab software remotely from any location. Log in at: http://labs.bw.edu. It is recommended that you download the full client to your primary computer, but you can also use the quick access HTML option anytime, anywhere, without downloading the software. No more late night trips to the BW Computer Lab in sub-zero weather! You now have access to the software from your dorm room, home, or anywhere in between! If you are using the Windows 10 version of Virtual Desktop in the lab or at home, remember that the "log off" button has changed. To log off, simply click your name and you will see the "sign out" link.

The IT HelpDesk is located on the 2nd Floor of Ritter Library. It is available for walk-in service, by phone (440.826.7000), or by email: helpdesk@bw.edu during the hours listed below. Help is also available online at help.bw.edu.


HelpDesk Hours:

  • Monday – 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday – 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday – 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday – 12:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

"Blackboard" is BW's academic software that provides an online platform for you and your instructors to interact. You will have a separate Blackboard course site for each of your classes. It will have links to the course syllabus, grades, and more. Some instructors will use Blackboard to share course documents, post assignments, host discussions, and collect homework. You can access Blackboard by going to bb.bw.edu or via the "MyBW" portal at: my.bw.edu.

You'll use WebExpress for administrative functions such as registering for classes, ordering transcripts, room draw, and accessing your Grad Plan. You can access WebExpress by going to webadvisor.bw.edu or via the "MyBW" portal at: my.bw.edu.

Something new on the BW campus this year is Extron's "ShareLink." These wireless devices have been installed in many of the classrooms around campus. It allows instructors and students to wirelessly share content from their mobile computers to the classroom screen (using BW WiFi). No longer will you need to go to the podium and log in to make a presentation. You can share content right from your seat - PowerPoint, Word docs, photos, websites... anything that's on your computer! It's quick and easy to access using these instructions: Extron ShareLink.

To help you located rooms that have the ShareLink device installed, look for a sticker that says "ShareLink Enabled" and an instruction card attached to the podium. There's one installed in the Cyber Cafe that you can use with friends and classmates!

You'll want to download these mobile apps for access to BW!


Get Ellucian GO for iOS on your mobile device.
Get Ellucian GO for Android on your mobile device.

Get Blackboard Student for iOS on your mobile device.
Get Blackboard Student for Android on your mobile device.


Get Wēpa Print for iOS on your mobile device.
Get Wēpa Print for Android on your mobile device.

Get Extron Mirror Op for ShareLink for iOS on your mobile device.
Get Extron Mirror Op for ShareLink for Android on your mobile device.

You can connect a wired device to the BW network using an Ethernet cord. After you plug into the wall jack, reboot your computer. Then, open any web browser and you'll be redirected to the wired registration page.

As a BW student, you receive a FREE Microsoft OneDrive for Business account with 1TB of storage space! The account lets you store local copies of your files and syncs them securely to the cloud. Access your OneDrive for Business account via your BW student email. Click on the app launcher icon in the upper left corner and then click the OneDrive app. Files saved in your OneDrive for Business account can also be accessed at any Jacket Print kiosk station.
The "MyBW" portal home page provides you with quick links to most everything you need at BW. You'll find it at: my.bw.edu. It will connect you to all of your courses in Blackboard, WebExpress, and other campus applications. It also provides you with event info, announcements, forms, and more. Bookmark it as your browser's home page!
All BW students are eligible to download a free copy of Symantec Anti-Virus protection software. Get it here: Symantec Anti-Virus Software.