This orientation site is designed to help you learn about technology resources that can aid your teaching at Middlebury. There are three modules to help you get connected to, and learn how to use, our resources. If you have taught at Middlebury before, you may be able to skip some steps, but we do recommend that you progress through the site in sequence so that you don’t miss anything.
If you need help at any point, consult our Toolshed & Tutorials page.
Step 1
Activating your Middlebury network ID and email accounts are the first steps toward accessing many other teaching resources. All faculty, students, and staff have an account. New and returning faculty can activate credentials only after your hire has been processed by Human Resources. Your email username and password are used to access other web-based services that are supported by Middlebury, such as Canvas, MiddCreate, and Middlebury’s instance of Google Apps. Accounts are deleted after you leave Middlebury.

Activate Your Network ID

You must activate your network ID account before you can access Middlebury network services like wifi and email. Between February 16 and March 16, 2020, Middlebury will be transitioning from Bannerweb to Oracle HCM for faculty and staff Human Resources accounts. You will need to contact Human Resources directly during this time for information about activating your network ID. Once Oracle HCM goes live, we will update instructions here for network activation.

Middlebury College/Schools/Breadloaf: Call 802.443.2200
Middlebury Institute: Call 831.647.6656

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Access Your Email

Email is the standard messaging method on the Middlebury campus so it is your responsibility to monitor your email messages for communications. You can access your email using a web browser, or you can configure your desktop client. You will need your Middlebury username and password to login.

Learn About Webmail
Check My Email
Protect Your Email With Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Looking for Additional Help?

Check out our Toolshed & Tutorials for more resources.

Step 2

Now that your account is activated, there are a lot of technology connections to be made at Middlebury, such as:

  • Using Course Hub to integrate digital tools with your courses
  • Joining the Wifi network
  • Setting up a cloud file storage option
  • Printing
  • Accessing BannerWeb course and student information system

Connect to Your Courses

The Course Hub is a quick way to double-check that your course details (name, description, time, location) are correct. It also allows you to link to digital tools supported by Middlebury (course web sites, video galleries, document sharing folders, etc.) in one location so that they are easily found by your class.

If you are using a service that is not Hub-enabled you can add it as a Link Resource.

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Connect to Wireless

The secure wireless network “MiddleburyCollege” allows access to our e-mail system, file servers, and to the Internet.

  • Faculty and students can connect using your Middlebury email address and password. Refer to Step 1 above if you do not know this information.
  • Short-term visitors can quickly set up and use a “basic” guest account through the MiddleburyGuest network. Guests staying longer than four days or who need access to additional resources can create a full-featured guest account then connect to MiddleburyCollege.

For configuration assistance, contact the Technology Helpdesk (College/Schools/Bread Loaf | Mills | Institute). If you are in another domestic location or outside of the US, please contact local support.

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Connect to File Storage

Middlebury supports a couple of tools for cloud hosted file storage that you can use with your classes and for administrative purposes: Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive and Apps for Edu.

Cloud-based file storage has multiple benefits:

  • Secure password-protection and automatic backups of all files
  • Collaborative document sharing and editing
  • Access to files from any networked computer or device.
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Connect to Printing

Middlebury, VT, Location
Learn how to send a print job from your personal computer or from a public lab computer.

Printing at Middlebury

Monterey, CA, Location
You can print wirelessly via your desktop or laptop to a staff printer on the network. First you must identify the location, model number, and IP address of the copier/printer. Please contact the Helpdesk with any questions regarding campus printers.

Printing at MIIS

Connect to BannerWeb

BannerWeb is the primary administrative and student information system at Middlebury. Bannerweb is the data source for official student and course record-keeping where faculty:

  • Obtain a list of students and e-mail addresses for each course taught
  • View the web catalog to verify course information
  • Record final grades for the registrar
Bannerweb for Faculty
Step 3

Middlebury provides many resources for faculty to use in their courses. Step 3 will take you through the most common options. Before proceeding with this step, please ensure you have verified your teaching assignments in Course Hub as described in Step 2 above.

Teaching Resources


Course Hub

Course Hub is the starting point for accessing official course information and for provisioning digital resources for classes. Access course descriptions, schedules, and rosters, and

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Canvas is Middlebury’s learning management system, and is used widely by faculty and students. Faculty who choose to use the platform can provision Canvas sites via

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Panopto is a video and audio storage service that allows you to upload, edit, store and share video and audio files with varying levels of

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Zoom is Middlebury’s videoconferencing tool. It allows you to schedule and record online meetings or invite remote guest speakers to your class or event.

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Google Apps for EDU

Middlebury Google Apps is a suite of web-based Google services such as Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more. All Middlebury faculty, staff and students have

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With MiddCreate, faculty, staff, and students can create online websites and spaces for writing, self-expression, professional, academic, or creative portfolios, and more. MiddCreate is Middlebury’s open

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Poll Everywhere

With Poll Everywhere, a classroom response system, faculty can promote engagement and interactivity in their classes.

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BreadNet Communication Tool

(Bread Loaf Only)

Bread Loaf’s communications network is called BreadNet. It is a course management tool, and also functions as an email server, an electronic bulletin board, a site for class folders and conferences, and a communications site for the Bread Loaf community throughout the year. It is the primary means of communication at Bread Loaf.

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