Desktop and Portable Computing

The IST Webstore provides access to site-licensed software funded through cost recovery. Access to software requires a valid internal account number.
Helping you meet your printing needs.
Licenced applications for purchase and download by faculty and staff.

Communication, Collaboration, and Web

Faculty, staff, and graduate student email and calendar.
Transfer files from one person to another using a web interface.
A cloud-based service for faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students.
A secure enterprise messaging system. 
Provided by means of Qualtrics Insight Platform - a powerful enterprise-class survey system.
Undergraduate student email provided by Microsoft Office 365. Graduate student email provided by Exchange (Connect).
The Waterloo Content Management System (WCMS) is the centrally supported website creation and maintenance tool at the University.
Provided by the WCMS team in IST - WCMS Web Forms are secure, on-campus forms included with your WCMS website.


Two-factor authentication (2FA) provides better protection against hackers stealing your password.
University identity management service.

Teaching, Learning, and Research

Lending you presentation technology.
Instructional media to assist your teaching efforts.
Detecting text matching and helping identify plagiarism.

Professional Services

IT training courses with an general focus.
Thousands of free online courses for your use.
Helping grow and strengthen your project management knowledge.
IT training courses with an academic focus.
Short-term laptop loans for students.