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Linfield Technology Platforms

Though not a complete list, here are some common technology platforms and terms you'll use at Linfield.

Blackboard: What most professors will use to assign papers, quizzes and other materials to their class. You can also (usually) look at your grades. Learn more about Blackboard.

Cat Alert: Linfield’s emergency notification system. You can sign up for text message, voice message and email notifications through WebAdvisor.

Cat Compass: A platform faculty and staff utilize to complete many student interventions on campus, including care referrals, incident reports and bi-semester academic surveys (known as the Stoplight Survey).

CatConnect: Where students can find jobs, internships or volunteer opportunities, both on and off-campus.

CatNet: An identification (ID) assigned to each individual when first joining Linfield that is used to access many technology platforms throughout the university, including campus Wifi and email. Your CatNet ID is generally the same as the first part of your email address (before the

Etrieve: A secure portal where you can access academic forms, such as major declaration, add/drop a specific course, change advisors, etc. with your Linfield CatNet login.

Housing Portal: A secure portal students log into to complete housing registration.

InfoCat: A secure website for coaches to use with an abundance of resources and information on athletic forms, dining services, etc.

Kaltura: Linfield’s web-based (or “Cloud”) streaming server. It allows faculty to easily create and share video and music files with students.

MFA: Short for multi-factor authentication, MFA is a second form of authentication that verifies a user's identity before granting them access to university resources. This verification happens when signing into Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel and other applications.

Nelnet: How you sign up for payment plans and pay your tuition/see your balance.

Self Service: A secure portal you can use to pay tuition, register for classes and find other important information.

WebAdvisor: A secure portal you can use to look at your schedule, GPA, emergency contact information, etc.

Wildcat Guardian: Linfield's campus emergency safety app that connects students with LPS and other emergency services.