Technology Related Services
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. During the Fall 2012 semester, student email will change to Google’s Gmail system.
Google Apps: During the Fall 2012 semester, students will have access to Google Apps using their Emporia State student account information. Google Apps for Emporia State students will include Google email, calendaring, Docs, Drive, and IM. More information about Google Apps services can be found on the IT Helpdesk 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 Helpdesk web page.
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 Helpdesk web page.
General Hardware & Software Consultation: The IT Helpdesk 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 Helpdesk 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 Helpdesk 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, located in the lower level of Butcher Education Center. 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 341-5297.
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 Helpdesk 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.
Training: IT provides a variety of training services related to a wide variety of applications, including Blackboard, Office and productivity software, and academic software. Students are welcome to participate in this training. The training lab is located in 110 Visser Hall. Training events are posted both through BuzzIn Announcements and on the IT Training site (available through the IT Helpdesk 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 <http://researchchannel.org> - an affiliation of colleges and universities that broadcast original programming under the National Science Foundation. A local broadcast schedule can be found at <http://emporia.edu/esutv8. 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 a.m., 12:30 — 1:00 p. m. and 5:00 — 5:30 p.m. 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.