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Student Handbook

Technology Related Services


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For a full listing of IT related services, please visit the IT website.

Email: Each student receives an Emporia State email account, which is accessible through BuzzIn.  This is the account used for all official email communication from Emporia State. 

Google Apps: Google Apps for Emporia State students includes things such as Google email, calendaring, Docs, Drive, and IM. More information about Google Apps services can be found on the IT website.

File storage: Each student receives web accessible file storage for storage for academic use.  This storage area can be used as a working area for homework assignments, including the development of web pages.  Complete information about how to access the file storage and web space is available on the IT website.

Online Classes:  IT provides support for Blackboard, a web-based course management system used by instructors teaching both traditional and online courses. Blackboard is a convenient online utility used to store and retrieve course documents, participate in online discussion, track your course grades, and much more.

Emporia State University Wireless Network:  Wireless internet access is available on campus via the Emporia State University Wireless Network. The Wireless Network can be accessed in multiple buildings and outdoor areas. A coverage map and information about configuring computers to use the Wireless Zone are available on the IT website.

General Hardware & Software Consultation: The IT Help Desk offers free general hardware and software support and consultation to Emporia State students. Students having general trouble with their personal computer can contact the IT Help Desk for advice on how to correct the problem(s), as well as advice on the best local places to go for advanced computer repair.

Anti-Virus Support: IT offers free anti-virus software to all currently enrolled Emporia State University students. The IT Help Desk offers assistance with the installation of this software, as well as free consultation for virus, spyware, and malware removal from Emporia State students’ personal computers.

Equipment Checkout: Laptop computers are available for checkout through IT Help Desk  located in 185 Cremer Hall. Data projectors are available for checkout through the I.D. Office, 110 Memorial Union. The maximum checkout duration for any equipment is three consecutive days. For more information, call 620-341-5555.

Student Computer Labs:  Emporia State has many computer labs available for student use. All labs are equipped with access to network resources, such as email and home directories, software applications such as Microsoft Office, and many have printing available. To find up-to-date information for the computer labs at Emporia State, please visit the IT website.

Virtual Computer Lab (SkyLab):  Emporia State University also offers an online, virtual computer lab for all currently enrolled Emporia State University students. This service (SkyLab) gives students access to software such as Microsoft Office from their personal, Internet-connected devices. For more information about Skylab, please visit the IT website.

Student Printing (SkyPrint): IT provides convenient general printing for students in many of the common student learning spaces on Emporia State’s campus. For more information about SkyPrint, visit the IT website.

Video Services: IT provides a variety of video services for academic-related activities and productions, including video production and editing; video and DVD duplication; live and on-demand streaming; and guest speaker capture (student events, etc.) A self-service production lab includes six PCs and one Macintosh station that can be used for digital video capture and editing, and other media-related production. Video services are located in 109 Visser Hall.

Learning Opportunities and Training: IT provides a variety of learning opportunities and training services related to a wide variety of applications, including Blackboard, Office and productivity software, and academic software. Students are welcome to participate in these learning opportunities. The training lab is located in 110 Visser Hall. Learning Opportunities and Training events are posted both through BuzzIn Announcements and on the IT website.

Research Services: Online survey support is available for faculty, staff, and students. Surveys must be Emporia State related and approved through the appropriate channels, such as the Institutional Review Board. Research support is located in 109 Visser Hall.

Emporia State Channel 8:  Emporia State University’s local Channel 8 is broadcast through CableOne of Emporia. Emporia State retransmits the ResearchChannel <> - an affiliation of colleges and universities that broadcast original programming under the National Science Foundation. A local broadcast schedule can be found at < Emporia State shares this channel with the local public school system - USD 253. During certain periods of the year, USD 253 will preempt the schedule to air basketball and football games.

Emporia State University also airs campus and community information through CableOne three times daily for 30 minutes: 7:30 - 8:00 am, 12:30 - 1:00 pm,  and 5:00 - 5:30 pm. Students can request upcoming events be promoted through Channel 8. CableOne programming is broadcast to over 5,000 subscribers in the Emporia vicinity. Channel 8/Infochannel services are located in 109 Visser Hall.