Student Computing

 

Meredith Provided Services For Students

The Technology Services department provides support for all Meredith owned technology equipment.  Drivers, forms, and documents that strickly relate to Meredith College, can be accessed via the student's Blackboard MyMeredith account.

Laptop Minimum Specs

To provide network access and printing support on personal laptops, Windows or Mac, equipment must have the following minimum specifications.  

Personal Laptop Support

Students with personal laptops will receive wireless connectivity and Meredith printing support. Tech Services recommendation of local repair locations can be accessed the the student's Blackboard MyMeredith Account.  Select the Technology Services tab.

Wireless Access

Meredith College provides two wireless access points.  The meredith-public is available to everybody and there is no password.  Students and employees can access the private SSID information through their Blackboard MyMeredith account.  Select: Technology Services tab.  Students and employees 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 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 Campus 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:  For more details visit Google Apps.

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)

New students and students not participating in the now discontinued laptop program are eligible for a free copy of the G-Data Internet Security program for Windows based laptops. This is a one year renewable license.  For information on obtaining a license students should access their Blackboard MyMeredith account and select the Technology Services tab.

Mac anti-virus is also available from Sophos.  For details visit Campus Software.

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 Blackboard Accounts.  For the Atomic Learning website login information contact the Help Desk.

Telephone jacks (residence halls)

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

Software

Productivity, support, and academic software is available to all students.  See Campus Software or login into a Blackboard MyMeredith account.  Select the Technology Services tab.

Software is also available on Meredith Computer Labs that are located through out the campus. For locations, details, and hours of operation login into a Blackboard MyMeredith account.  Select the Technology Services tab.

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.

  • Evaluations are anonymous. The system can determine if a student fills out an evaluation but does not link back to the student's ID. Electronic course surveys also prevent handwriting recognition.
  • Evaluation results are not released until final grades have been submitted for the semester. Professors, Deans, Academic Vice-Presidents, department heads,and the College President can see summary reports and comments.
  • Evaluations take place during fall and spring semesters, and can be completed both on and off campus.  Only one evaluation per course is permitted.  Courses that end mid-semester or earlier are evaluated before the end of the term. Classes with 4 or more students are eligible to participate in the course evaluation process. 

For access information students should use a Blackboard MyMerdith account. Select the Technology Services tab.

Contact Information:

Noel House
Phone: (919) 760-2803
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