Mason Systems for Faculty
Faculty at Mason can create an online credential called Patriot Pass that provides access to a variety of Mason online systems. Patriot Pass assigns you a Net ID and allows you to create a password, together those make up your Patriot Pass credentials. For first-time faculty, please click here to sign up for Patriot Pass. For support, please contact the Office of Information Technology Services at email@example.com.
Patriot Web is a self-service site for students, faculty, and staff to manage their administrative records and accounts. Faculty can access the system using Patriot Pass credentials.
University Email Account (Office 365)
Office 365 is the university’s email and calendar system for faculty and staff. It is fully supported by the ITS Support Center and can be accessed via the login at office365.gmu.edu by using your Mason credentials. An e-mail and calendar account is automatically established for each employee when hired by the university. Office 365 email accounts contain the “@gmu.edu” domain name. Data within the Office 365 system is not backed up by George Mason University. Account holders are responsible for backing up their own data and preserving copies of important messages and attachments.
Office 365 is a Cloud-based system that is available from any Internet-enabled computer or mobile device and provides 25 GB storage, reliability, antivirus, and anti-spam features. Users of Office 365 are responsible for all activity on their accounts, including password resets and abuse, and must adhere to University Policy Number 1301: Responsible Use of Computing.
MyMason (Blackboard Courses)
Blackboard is a course management system used campus-wide at George Mason University. Courses are automatically generated each semester based on faculty assignments in Patriot Web. Blackboard allows faculty to post course materials, deliver tests, assignments, and surveys, host discussions, and facilitate many other course-related functions. You will not receive a course shell in Blackboard until you are listed as officially teaching a course in Patriot Web. Courses are created during the first two weeks of registration to give faculty the opportunity to develop their courses before the semester starts. All Blackboard Courses users log in via MyMason by using their Mason credentials.
To get started, please refer to the Faculty Quick Start Guide for Blackboard at George Mason University. Complete user guide for Blackboard Courses is available at here.
Questions Frequently Asked by Faculty