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

Faculty and Staff Using Windows: Remove Novell to Reduce Slowness

Monday, April 13, 2015

Faculty and staff members who have been issued Windows PCs should uninstall the Novell client. CIT is deactivating the Novell server and leaving the client on your computer may cause slowness and error messages. Read more to learn how. Please note: this does NOT apply to the Novell iPrint client, which is necessary for printing from Windows.
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Avoid Firefox When Changing ObieID Password

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The ObieID Self-Service Page, the system we use to change passwords, will not work with the newest version of Firefox (37). If you are experiencing difficulty changing your password and are using Firefox, please switch to another browser. This issue will be resolved after the transition to OCPass on April 21. If you have any questions, please contact the CIT Help Desk at x58197 or
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OCPass: The New Way to Change Your ObieID Password

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Beginning April 21, the old ObieID Self Service Page will be OCPass! The OCPass website allows you to change your ObieID password quickly, with instant syncing to OCMail, and offers new features like the ability to send yourself a text message via SMS to recover your password. The enrollment process requires you to create three password-recovery questions, and allows you to add a cell phone number to receive SMS text messages, in order to set a new password. These questions/answers let you gain access to your ObieID account in the future, in the event that you forget your password.
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iPrint Transition

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Most computers issued to faculty and staff are already set up to print to a networked, departmental printer nearby. iPrint is the software that powers departmental printing at Oberlin. Beginning January 13, CIT will be transitioning iPrint to a new server. All faculty and staff must reinstall the printer software they use to print to their departmental printers. Read more to find out how to make this change.
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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 2016.
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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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