Center for Information Technology


The Irvin E. Houck Center for Information Technology (CIT) provides access to a wide variety of information technology resources including network access, e-mail, Windows and Macintosh computer labs, online registration for classes, an online course management and communication system, software and hardware repair, audio-visual resources, a full-service Technology Store, and educational technology support.
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News & Announcements

Summer Help Desk Hours

Friday, May 27, 2016

During the summer, the CIT Help Desk is open from 10:00 AM–noon and 1:00–5:30 PM weekdays. Regular semester hours resume when classes start again in the fall.
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CIT Extends OCMail Beyond Graduation

Monday, May 09, 2016

Wherever life after graduation takes you, your Oberlin email account will follow along, too. In an effort to help graduates transition to the world outside Oberlin, stay connected to the college community, and in accordance with the Oberlin College Strategic Plan 2016–2021, CIT extends the use of your OCApps account beyond graduation. Your OCApps account will remain active for approximately four years* after graduation. Your account will be deleted on the Friday before Commencement, four years after you graduate.
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Ransomware 101: What it Is, How You Get It, and How to Protect Yourself

Friday, April 01, 2016

Ransomware is a serious security threat that has data-kidnapping capabilities. This virus encrypts your computer, attempting to extort you into paying a ransom to regain access. Without paying the scammers, there is no way to your recover files. Do you know how to protect yourself?
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CrashPlan: Free Backups for Faculty and Staff

Monday, August 17, 2015

CIT is now providing an enterprise-level, centralized, and automated digital data backup service called CrashPlan for Enterprise to all faculty and staff members free of charge. The setup takes just a few minutes, so make it a priority before the semester begins.
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Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac Released

Friday, July 10, 2015

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac Released Office 2016 for Mac, Microsoft's first update to the software since 2011, is now available. As part of CIT's campus-wide Office 365 offering, all students, faculty, and staff can download and install the update for free on up to 5 Macs in addition to 5 tablets or iPads.
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Beware of Phishing Messages!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Please be aware of "phishing" email messages appearing in your inbox! Pay particular attention to messages that ask you to click on a link and sign in with your email address and password to access "confidential documents." Learn how to identify this type of spam message and how to deal with it.
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