Technology Services / Student Computing
Meredith Provided Services For Students
The Technology Services department provides support for all Meredith owned technology equipment. Access to all technology related forms, documents, software, and print drivers is through a Blackboard MyMeredith account.
Help Desk Support
The Technology Services help desk and desktop support staff will provide both hardware and software support for all Meredith College owned pcs, laptops, and printers. Students who bring personal laptops to campus will receive:
- Wireless Connectivity Support
- Network Printer Support
- Office 365 Support
- Anti-Virus Support
Recommended vendors who provide hardware and software support are also available to students. Visit MyMeredith - MCTech, then select Hardware/Software Support for complete Help Desk information and vendor locations.
Laptop Minimum Specs
To provide network access and printing support on personal laptops, Windows or Mac, equipment must have the following minimum specifications.
Meredith College provides two wireless profiles. The meredith-public is available to everyone, and there is no password. Students have access to the Meredith private secure network. Visit MyMeredith - MCTech, then select Wireless Connectivity for more information. Students with connectivity issues should contact the Help Desk.
Students are issued a campus card, referred to as CamCard, while they are at Meredith College. The CamCard can be used on campus for meal plans, debit accounts, campus printing, access to resident halls, and computer labs. CamCard support with financial issues is the responsibility of the Meredith Accounting Department. Students should contact the Meredith Accounting office for financial questions related to the camcard.
Adding money to the student CamCard is the responsibility of the student and/or parent. Funds may be added online through GET, or in person with the Accounting Department.
Meredith College utilizes a pay for print model to manage costs to ease print costs and contribute to the greening of the campus by reducing wasteful printing. For more information on the different print solutions offered to students. See Printing and Copying.
All students are provided with a Google Apps Education account. Gmail, one of the components of the suite, is tailored for Meredith to use as its primary email package: Visit MyMeredith - MCTech, then select Google (Apps and Drive) for information on using the different apps and setting up Google Drive.
Through the MyMeredith gateway, students,faculty, and staff have access to a variety of campus resources. MyMeredith resides on Blackboard, the college’s web-based learning management system.
Students are issued accounts for Blackboard once they enroll at Meredith. Faculty may use Blackboard to provide a student landing space for course materials, such as syllabi, readings, assignments, tests, discussion boards, and student grades. In addition, many student organizations and committees use Blackboard organizations to share materials and to communicate securely with one another.
Students are issued accounts to WebAdvisor, providing them access to personal and college-related information. Through WebAdvisor, students can check grades, register for classes, access MCAlert, and download GData, antivirus software. Students may also grant proxy access to a parent or guardian (including resetting the proxy's password) on WebAdvisor.
Internet Security (virus protection)
Windows: All students are eligible for a free copy of GData Internet Security. GData comes with a one-year renewable license. Gdata is available for students to download on their WebAdvisor account.
Mac: Anti-virus is available as a free download from Sophos.
Visit MyMeredith - MCTech, then select GData or Sophos for setup links and instructions.
Atomic Learning is a library of "atom-sized bites" movie tutorials that answer "How do I do that?" questions for both Windows and Mac platforms. Meredith College offers students, employees, and their family members 24/7 access to Atomic Learning.
Students should access Atomic Learning through their MyMeredith Account. Family members are eligible for free access to Atomic Learning. Login information for family members is available at the Help Desk.
Free and discount software (Productivity, Support, and Academic) is available to all students, and employees. See Campus Software for a brief description, or login into MyMeredith - MCTech, select any option under Campus Software.
Software is also available in Computer Labs that are located through out the campus. For locations, details, and hours visit MyMeredith - MCTech, then select Computer Labs.
Meredith College uses CoursEval, a web based online software package, for course evaluations. The course evaluation process and student feedback is critical to the success of Meredith College.
Visit MyMeredith - MCTech, then select Course Evaluation for more information.