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 and Meredith network printer support. Recommended vendors who provide hardware and software support are also available to students.  Visit MyMeredith - Technology Services, 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.  

Wireless Access

Meredith College provides two wireless access points.  The meredith-public is available to everybody and there is no password.  Students have access to the Meredith private secure network. Visit MyMeredith - Technololgy Services, then select Wireless Connectivity for more information.  Students with connectivity issues should contact the Help Desk.

Campus Card (camcard)

Students are issued a campus card, referred to as camcard, while they are at Meredith College.  The camcard can be used both on and off campus for meal plans, debit accounts, access to facilities, restaurants, and campus printing. CamCard support with financial issues is the responsibility of the Meredith Accounting Department.

Students, and or parents, must manage adding money to the camcard. See Managing CamCard Money.

Campus Printing

Meredith College provides two "pay for print and copy solutions" for students. The goal is 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.

Google Apps

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 - Technology Services, then select Googe (Apps and Drive) for information on using the different apps and setting up Google Drive.

Blackboard

Students are issued accounts to Blackboard, a web-based content management system used to share documents, resources, and online tools.  Blackboard serves as an entry point to the student's MyMeredith account and the Atomic Learning support site.

Faculty use Blackboard to supplement course materials, such as syllabi, readings, assignments, tests, journals, wikis, blogs, discussion boards, and grade posting. Many student organizations and committees use Blackboard to share materials and communicate securely with one another.

Webadvisor

Students are issued accounts to WebAdvisor, a web-based package providing access to personal and college-related information.  Students can check grades, register for classes, access MCAlert, and download GData.

Internet Security (virus protection)

Windows based laptops: All students not participating in the  laptop program are eligible for a free copy of G-Data Internet Security. G-Data comes with a one year renewable license. Students participating in the laptop program who that need an extension are also eligible.  Contact the Help Desk.

Mac anti-virus is available as a free download from Sophos.

Visit MyMeredith - Technology Services, then select GData or Sophos for setup links and instructions.

Atomic Learning

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, parents and family members of students, and employees 24/7 access to Atomic Learning from school and home.

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.

Telephone Jacks (residence halls)

Technology Services manages phone connectivity between the phone switch and the student's room in residence halls and the apartment building.  Students must furnish their own telephone and pay $50 per room for the academic year.

Software

Free and discount (Productivity, Support, and Academic) software is available to all students.  See Campus Software for a brief discription, or login into MyMeredith - Technology Services, 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 - Technology Services, then select Computer Labs. 

Course Evaluations

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 - Technolology Services, then select Course Evaluation for more information.

Contact Information:

Noel House
Phone: (919) 760-2803
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