Faculty Computing at the College of Engineering

Your CAEN Account

As a member of the College of Engineering faculty, you have access to many computing services from the Computer Aided Engineering Network (CAEN), often referred to as a "CAEN Account." These and other services provided by CAEN are meant to meet the unique computing requirements of College of Engineering faculty.

Instructor Teaching in a CAEN-managed Classroom

Wireless (Wi-Fi) Network Access

Wireless network access is available in all College of Engineering buildings and the Duderstadt Center.

Wired (Ethernet) Network Access

Wired access is available in all College of Engineering buildings and the Duderstadt Center.


College of Engineering faculty have access to a large library of software applications for use in their instructional and research activities.

Instructional Technology

Many resources are available throughout the College of Engineering to support faculty instruction.


Canvas will replace CTools Course Sites as the campus-wide system for publishing course-related materials online in the Fall 2016 term. This means that if you teach or support a course at the University, you will no longer be able to use CTools to publish your course's content.

High-Performance Computing

CAEN, in cooperation with the Advanced Research Computing (ARC) group, provide high-performance computing to College of Engineering faculty, including a very large working-set data storage, a broad range of applications and development tools, and basic consulting services.

Online File Storage

College of Engineering faculty receive a large amount of online file storage as part of their CAEN account.

Web Publishing Service

College of Engineering faculty who are directors of labs, centers and institutes may contact CAEN for information about creating a website to support their research.

Questions or Problems?

Additional details on the topics described above, and more, are available via the CAEN Knowledge Base. Consultants are also available to answer specific questions about all CAEN services.