Email and Accounts
MIDAS is an acronym for Monarch Identification and Authorization System. MIDAS gives users access to the LAN (Local Area Network), email, Blackboard, LIONS2, myODU portal, and SpamTrap.
myODU is the customizable web portal, providing easy access to email, Blackboard, University event listings, as well as library and other academic resources.
Students are given an email account when they create their MIDAS account. The student's email address is the same as their MIDAS ID with @odu.edu after it. For example if your MIDAS ID was student001, your email address would be email@example.com.
Faculty and Staff can access their email account with Microsoft Outlook (Windows), Microsoft Entourage (Mac), or with an Internet browser. The faculty/staff email accounts are usually the first initial followed by the first seven characters of their last name. For example if your name is John Smith, the email address would be firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shared Email Accounts are Microsoft Exchange email accounts accessible by a group of individuals who share responsibility for a project, course, or management task, such as information requests to a department. These accounts may be requested and accessed only by faculty or staff members.
Access to the University's Microsoft Exchange email server is available to users of Mobile Handheld Devices. Supported Mobile Handheld Devices include Blackberry devices, iPhones, any device running Windows Mobile 6.0 or higher, or anything that fully supports Microsoft ActiveSync. See latest info on supported mobile devices.
Local Area Network or LAN accounts give users access to university resources such as printing, Internet access, server disk space, shared applications, and the Wireless LAN.
The University's Administrative System is SunGard SCT Banner. The University provides controlled access to financial, student and personnel data. Access requires a Banner Account.
Leo Online provides access to your personal information such as address, phone, and emergency contact. It also provides course registration information and the abililty to post final grades.
In an effort to address the ever-increasing problem of "spam" mail in University email accounts, OCCS has established a spam control system on the University's mail servers. For a better explanation of "spam," visit the Spam FAQ.
The Mailman software application manages email discussion lists (mailing lists) via the web. Unlike most similar products, Mailman gives each mailing list an individual web page that allows users to create and administer lists, as well as subscribe, unsubscribe, and adjust delivery options from any computer with Internet access.
Shibboleth enables our users to use their MIDAS ID and Password for a number of local and hosted web applications (Student Gmail, FAS, Papers, VIVA PBS Videos and CareerLink). Additionally, Shibboleth provides a Single Sign-On capability that enables our users to move from one application quickly without re-authenticating.
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