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

NetStorage Shutting Down at End of Semester

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

NetStorage, the method by which you can access Oberlin College-provided shared network storage space (sometimes known as the L drive, G drive, or StaffLOCKER) through a web browser, will be turned off permanently at the end of the semester. Those with access to network storage space will still be able to access that space by connecting to the server through their computers, however. Please visit for more information on connecting to networked drives or contact the CIT Help Desk if you have additional questions.
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CIT Help Desk Holiday Hours

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In general, the CIT Help Desk is open when the main library is open. However, we have reduced hours during holiday breaks. Plan ahead so you can get computer service when you need it.
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Banner Downtime for Maintenance

Monday, November 24, 2014

CIT must upgrade Banner Live next month to stay in compliance with Banner's software vendor. To do so means we must have Banner forms offline from a Friday evening until mid-day Sunday. We plan to begin this update Friday, December 5, at 4:30pm, and will have it completed by mid-day on Sunday, December 7. Only Banner forms, accessed from '' will be unavailable during this time. Presto and DegreeWorks will be up and running for the usual hours during this upgrade.
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CIT Changes Policy: Graduates' Accounts Retained for One Year

Friday, October 17, 2014

It has been the case in years past that December and May graduates' accounts were retained until the fall break following their graduation. CIT has made a policy change such that graduates will be able to retain their accounts for at least one year after graduation. This past December and May's grads will be guaranteed access to their accounts until the end of May, 2015.
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Introducing ... Again!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

You may recall that CIT offered a campus-wide subscription to, an online training library that teaches the latest software, creative, and business skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts. It's back! What would normally cost $25 per month for a private license is free for Oberlin College students, faculty, and staff and allows access to all of the 65,000+ video courses on the site.
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Microsoft Office 365 Downloads

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

All current faculty, students, and staff may use Office 365, a Microsoft product that enables you to install the latest full desktop version of Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook, on up to 5 PCs or Macs, in addition to 5 Windows 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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CIT discontinues VirusBarrier anti-virus software license

Monday, March 10, 2014

CIT has discontinued its license for VirusBarrier, the previously College-provided anti-virus software for Macs. It is the opinion of CIT that viruses are not a major threat to Mac computers and many anti-virus programs waste valuable system resources and may make computers run more slowly. Users currently running VirusBarrier on their computers should uninstall it. As is the case Windows computers on campus, CIT suggests that those Mac users wishing to run anti-virus software should choose a free solution from the Mac App Store.
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New sign-in page for OCMail and other Google services

Friday, February 14, 2014

All Google Apps services are getting a new sign-in page that’s consistent regardless of the URL from where you sign in. When you go to, you'll see a new login box that will require not just your username but your entire Oberlin email address. The rollout of this new sign-in page began in January and is expected to appear for all OCMail users by March 1.
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