About Buzz In
Buzz In is Emporia State University's web portal. Similar to other web portals, such as My Yahoo or My MSN, Buzz In will allow users to personalize and customize displayed content to suit their information needs. The Buzz In Portal will serve as the single point of entry for the university's information assets. Not only will the portal allow access to Banner self-service modules, but will also form a cohesive and flexible interface that will support the integration of other university systems such as Blackboard, MyData, and StudentAccess.
How to Access Buzz In
To access Buzz In, go to http://buzzin.emporia.edu
Your username will be the first letter of your first name and the first 7 letters of your last name.* New default passwords are set to Esu
Example: George Washington with E-Number of E12345678
*If two or more individuals have the same first initial and last name, a number will be added to end of the account – for instance, George Washington’s account may be gwashing, gwashin1, or gwashin2, etc depending upon how many students' names start with G. Washin.
Don't know your Student ID or E-Number?
To look-up your Student ID (E-Number), [click here]. You will need your username and SSN. If you did not provide a SSN at time of application, contact the Help Desk at 1-877-332-4249 to learn your ID.
NOTE: You will use the same username & password to access Stumail, Buzz In, the iDrive, and lab/library computer logins. You will be required to change this password periodically.
Changing Your Password
We suggest that you change your password regularly. Just select Password Management underneath Quick Links on the main page of Buzz In. Remember: If you change your email password at https://gwweb.emporia.edu, or in GWWeb, your Buzz In password also change.
Buzz In Home Page
Created for the entire campus community to view in the Campus Announcements area in Buzz In. Announcements sent through this channel will have a university-wide impact as well as have a fairly high level of importance or urgency. These announcements will tend to be administrative in nature (e.g. university is closed due to inclement weather, power outages).
Based on a variety of attributes such as role (student, faculty, etc.), major, and course. Personal announcements sent through this channel are meant to target one or more of these attributes, including group membership. Examples of announcements sent through this channel include targeted group announcements, tuition reminders, and individual class cancellations. The announcement can be configured to appear on the main page and/or as an e-mail message for each recipient.
Allows single sign-on access to web-based Groupwise Email. The Groupwise client and gwweb.emporia.edu are still available for use.
RECOMMENDATION: Remove this from your homepage and access your email through the GWWeb link or https://gwweb.emporia.edu. The email channel tends to slow down your connection.
ESU Headlines Channel
ESU Headlines will include news items that have been released through Public Affairs and Marketing.
Buzz In Quick Links
Links to Frequently Accessed ESU Systems including Blackboard, MyData, StudentAccess, MyFiles, and STING.
Connects you to your Student Email Account. This is the official communication method of Emporia State University. Therefore, check your account frequently for messages. You can also access your account at https://gwweb.emporia.edu.
Email Forwarding: Please note that although forwarding email is an option, it is not recommended that you forward your email to a yahoo, hotmail, etc. email that may be full and keep you from receiving important messages from your instructor and the university.
Connects you to your Network iDrive. Each student receives a total of 25MB of total storage space for the combination of academic webpage development and personal storage space. (Webpages are developed within the public_html folder.)
How to Work with Files:
- Download the file to your local computer.
- Make and save changes to the file as it is on your local computer.
- Upload the newly changed document back to your iDrive using the web interface.
Connects you to the learning management system for online and web-enhanced courses. You can also access it directly at http://elearning.emporia.edu. For access information and other details, please click here. Blackboard is scheduled to accessed through Buzz In without a secondary login sometime during the 2007-2008 school year.
This is the Student Edition of Techsite that provides plugins, patches, and fixes. Anti-Virus Software and Spyware Removal Software are also available for download.
Buzz In Academic Life
This channel provides you with information about charges to your account and online payment opportunities.
View your schedule & grades for the current semester, or select another term for previous schedules & grades.
Allows you to register for courses online through Buzz In. Please note that a special PIN is required from your advisor to enroll using this method. If you have not been provided a PIN or do not have an advisor, please contact Distance Education directly at 1-877-332-4249 to enroll or use our email
This channel allows you to view your current program, major, and advisor. By selecting Holds, you can view any holds to your account that may prevent you from enrolling, viewing grades, or paying your bill.
Financial Aid Awards & Requirements
Learn what financial aids you have been awarded and the current status or requirements of financial aid for the current or a previous academic year.
Once you have entered Self-Service through any of the links of Buzz In Academic Life, you can view the Personal Information tab. Here, you can verify your contact information including addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. Be sure to provide a daytime number so that we can contact you in case of class cancellations and important registration issues.
There are several tutorials available on the Technology Services tab of Buzz In.
If you need personal attention, contact the TCS Help Desk. Located in Cremer Hall 128, they can be contacted via phone at 620-341-5555 (877-341-5555 toll free), or e-mail at email@example.com. Fall and Spring hours are Monday through Friday 7am to 5pm. During breaks and Summer, the hours are 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.
If you get rolled-over to the answering machine during normal working hours, please leave your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, DEPARTMENT, and a BRIEF MESSAGE about your call. They will return the call as soon as possible.