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Office of Information Technology (OIT)

The Office of Information Technology provides computing facilities, networking access (wired and wifi all across campus), a student portal (MarywoodYou), Marywood-branded Google Apps account (email, calendar, sites, drive), and related services in support of Marywood University's commitment to providing high-quality, usable technology for its students, faculty, and staff. This commitment includes access to the Internet and World Wide Web, as well as dozens of academic soft­ware packages in eleven computer labs and drop-in facilities in various areas around campus. There is at least one lab in each major classroom building with a 24-hour student lab located in Loughran Hall. Labs are regularly upgraded to provide the latest in computing technology. Each lab is also equipped with a PC that includes assistive technology software.

There are several drop-in computer areas in the Learning Resources Center (LRC). Computer access is available to students at all times when the LRC is open: 90+ hours per week with extended hours during and prior to the week of final exams each semester. Computer lab software includes, but is not limited to:

  • Microsoft Office (Windows version includes Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint
    and Publisher)
  • web page development tools
  • specialized art, business, education, music, and science software
  • the statistical package, SPSS.


Each lab is supported for printing needs by laser printers (there is a small fee to print) that provides high-quality printing for class assignments and résumés. In addi­tion to the mainstream facilities for preparing classroom assignments, there are also scanners for both graphics and text. All labs are networked via fiber optic cabling to both on-campus services and the internet. Electronic mail, web-browsing, online library catalogs, bulletin-board services, and access to world-wide computer network resources are available to all regularly enrolled students.

Services

In addition to providing the support that constitutes the technology infrastructure of Marywood University, OIT staff also provide help in the form of:

  • Trained students who staff all major labs during much of the time the labs are
    open in order to readily provide any assistance. In order to answer questions and troubleshoot technology problems, assistance is also provided by calling, emailing, or visiting the Help Desk located in the LRC, second floor.
  • Computer workshops, (generally held in the training alcove on the third floor
    of the LRC) help students use technology more effectively. Workshops are scheduled and presented by various members of the OIT staff. Calendars of the workshops are found in the LRC and published on the web. Promotional emails outlining upcoming sessions are regularly sent to the Marywood community. All workshops are free to Marywood students, faculty, and staff.
  • Documentation prepared by training staff provides simple step-by-step in­
    structions on how to use various types of software. This documentation can be easily found on the web by selecting the Tech Help link on Marywood's home page.