- Back-up your files in the event of a hardware malfunction. As Ithaca College students, you have access to Microsoft Office tools including OneDrive, a Cloud Storage solution. View the article on Accessing your Files in MS OneDrive as a student.
- For easy access to all Ithaca College software applications visit apps.ithaca.edu.
- For specialized software (Adobe, SPSS, RStudio, and more) use the Apporto Virtual Desktop. View the full list of software available.
- Review the Student Guide to IT for answers to frequently asked questions.
- Frequently check your Ithaca email (Outlook) for important messages from campus leadership and your instructor(s).
- Please confirm your notifications from Sakai are enabled so you do not miss any important updates.
- Test required tools and systems before an assignment due date. Don't wait until the last minute!
- Use the Kaltura Personal Capture tool if you need to create a screen recording, video or audio file. View the Getting Started article on Kaltura Personal Capture Recording Tool for help.
- While a USB headset is not required, it may be helpful to have one (or a good set of earbuds with a microphone) for courses that will be utilizing virtual classes through Zoom.
- If you are out of the country, you will need to utilize the virtual private network (VPN) in order to access certain Ithaca College systems and tools. View the quick guide Global Protect VPN Secure Remote Access.
Options for Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe is making temporary at-home access to Creative Cloud available until May 31, 2020 for schools and colleges who currently have only lab access for students, at no additional cost.
Please see this IT help article for instructions to install Adobe products.
Additionally, for Higher Education students to continue developing skills, Adobe offers free “Daily Creative Challenges”. These are guided projects where participants receive creative prompts and connect with pros, mentors, and other students for feedback and support. Click on the app name to learn more: Photoshop, XD and Illustrator. Also, for inspiration and over-the-shoulder learning, watch pros share their creative process on Adobe Live daily at www.behance.net/adobelive
Options for Internet Access
- FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots
- Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time
- Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months
- AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
- Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement
- Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge
- T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge