End of Semester News

We’re here for you as we close out the semester

As we near the end of the fall semester, OIT would like to showcase some services and support we think are useful, particularly for students during this time of the year.

OIT HELP DESK AND CET

Contact the CET Support Desk at 413 597 3088 or [email protected]. The CET workspace is a great place for walk-up support or even a place to sit and relax.  Or stop by the CET to talk with a Student Media Consultant (SMC) for questions or help with the creation of audio, video, and print media.  We’re located on the 2nd floor of Sawyer Library.

GLOW HELP IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AND IN-PERSON

Helpful Glow support documentation is available at http://oit.williams.edu/help-docs/glow/ .  Or if you’re stuck and need to talk with someone, contact the CET Support Desk by phone or email or stop by to chat.

ACCESS TO THOUSANDS OF ONLINE VIDEO TUTORIALS

Lynda.com provides in-depth instructional videos for a range of technology and business topics. Williams’ Lynda Campus license provides everyone at Williams web-based access to the entire lynda.com library.

https://oit.williams.edu/help/lynda/lynda-com-signin/

 

 

SAVE YOUR WORK OFTEN

Remember to save your work often, particularly when working with programs that create local files (e.g., Word, PowerPoint). When working in the labs, it’s important to save your work often in “the cloud” (Google Drive). Beyond unlimited storage, Google Drive provides you options like Google Docs or Google Slides that saves your work automatically in real time. Read more about saving your data at https://oit.williams.edu/help-docs/a-detailed-look-at-williams-google-drive/

AVAILABLE COMPUTER LAB SPACES

In addition to the computer lab spaces available for campus users in Sawyer, OIT and the Library provides computers & printing services in Jesup and Schow.  Full details are available at http://oit.williams.edu/facilities/labs/

MICROSOFT OFFICE IS AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO USE AND DOWNLOAD AT NO CHARGE

Williams College now provides all students with Microsoft Office 365 (online) and Office 2016 (to download on your Mac or PC).  https://oit.williams.edu/help-docs/office-365-office-2016-software-for-students/

TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT IN THE CET

A collection of technology devices such as digital cameras, audio recording kits, and microphones are available for check-out from the Equipment Loan Center – http://elc.williams.edu.  In addition, laptops are available for use from the Library check out center.

HPCC

Williams’ high performance computing cluster is now open to all students at Williams. If you’re interested in access now or in Winter Study, or would like to find out what you can do with hpc at Williams, please visit https://oit.williams.edu/hpcc or contact [email protected] for more information.

FUN STUFF

And don’t forget about the Vive virtual reality room, Xbox and Playstation when you need to take a break. Borrow controllers and games from the library circulation desk or bring your own.