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

Google Erroneously Moves Mail into Spam Folders

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Google, which powers OCMail, is currently experiencing what it is calling a "service disruption" which is causing legitimate college email messages to be erroneously placed into spam folders. We hope it will be resolved on their end soon. In the meantime, please continue to check your spam folder throughout the day for legitimate messages.
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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 http://citwiki.oberlin.edu/index.php/Networked_Drives 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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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 Lynda.com ... Again!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

You may recall that CIT offered a campus-wide subscription to Lynda.com, 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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