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Audio and Video Conferencing
UH supports several options for conducting Audio and Video Conferencing:

Web Conferencing
Halawai (is Hawaiian for meeting), also known as Adobe Connect Meeting is a web conferencing tool licensed by ITS (Information Technology Services) for the University of Hawaii system. Halawai enables users to share computer screens, applications, files as well as broadcast live audio and video directly from ones own computer desktop. Halawai may be used to hold administrative meetings, small group collaborations, and as an enhancement to face-to-face and/or web-based classes. Calendaring
Students at UH are provided with convenient access to both a personal calendar and a course calendar within the MyUH Portal (

Computer Training Lab
An Internet-ready, 20-workstation PC and MAC systems lab on the Manoa campus is used for computer skills training of UH faculty and staff. Lab is available to faculty and staff for a nominal fee to cover student worker costs.

All current students taking credit courses are eligible for a free UH email account. You must have a valid UH Username before you can use your UH email account.

Help Desk
The IT Help Desk, located on the UH Manoa Campus, provides a systemwide single point of contact for questions concerning computing, IT services, and personal desktop microcomputers. You can request assistance by phone (956-8883, toll free from neighbor islands 1-800-558-2669), by email (, or by walking into any ITS staffed computer lab. On-site support service is available on the Manoa campus.

Hosted Web Site Services
The Hosted Web Site Service allows units and sponsored projects of UH to create self-managed, dynamic web pages with secure storage of data. The service provides an economical solution for presenting web content while eliminating the cost associated with managing hardware, software, and a network infrastructure.

Mailing Lists
Mailing lists, also called discussion lists, are available as a means of disseminating information to a large group of people with a common interest. A single email address is used in place of separately listing each recipient's address.

Modem Pool
A limited number of Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) dial-up modem lines are available at UH. For dial-up connectivity instructions visit the Help Desk URL listed above.

MyUH Portal
The MyUH Portal is a web site designed to provide the UH community with secure, personalized access to services and information including registration, enrollment, calendaring, email, course tools, and more.

Personal Home Page Management
A UH Username permits the creation of a personal home page on the World Wide Web. All web pages must comply with UH acceptable use policies; pages created for commercial purposes are strictly prohibited.


UHNet is the university's intercampus IP backbone network. It connects faculty, staff, and students to all 10 campuses of the UH system and provides internet access to over 50 facilities on six islands in Hawai'i. UHNet is connected to Internet2, a high-performance networking infrastructure used by universities and research facilities to advance the next generation Internet. ITS also maintains the UH Manoa campus network to serve users on Ethernet local area networks (LANs).

UNIX Shell
UH offers students access to select UNIX system programs. Before connecting to the UNIX Shell it is recommended that you review the ITS UNIX information documents located at

Wireless, Manoa Campus
Wireless networking is readily available on the Manoa campus. Many UH campuses are also offering wireless network capabilities; check with the IT departments on individual campuses for availability.

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