Center for Information Technology

Overview

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

Windows Lab Upgrades Tuesday, September 16

Friday, September 12, 2014

CIT will perform Windows lab maintenance on Tuesday, September 16 from 5:00–8:00 AM. During this time, you will not be able to log in to Windows lab computers. Thank you for your patience as we perform software upgrades to improve lab performance.
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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 ocmail.oberlin.edu, 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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