Although it is our goal to make your transition as easy as we are able, it is important we conduct business legally and protect the interests of the college.
Computing and Information Services Help Desk is located in the Computer Center. Regular hours are:
8:30 AM - 5 PM
If you need help, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call x7224 and we will make sure that the appropriate person on our staff comes to your aid.
If you need training with any of the software and hardware that's commonly available on campus or if you would like guidance using your new mobile device or increasing the efficiency of your workflow, you can contact Chad at extension 7545 or email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
If you need to set up training for your entire department or any group of people contact Chad at extension 7545 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time and location. It can be done in your building or he can reserve a room someplace on campus, depending on your individual needs.
Free to Vassar students, faculty, and staff, the Lynda.com learning library is filled with self-paced training videos in a wide variety of software and technology topics. Learn more about Lynda at Vassar.
To obtain or replace your Vassar ID card, visit the Card Office, located next to the CIS Help Desk in the Computing Center. You may also contact the Card Office at 845-451-3333 (x3333 from a campus phone), via email at email@example.com, or visit their site at http://card.vassar.edu/.
For printing within your department, simply utilize your department's printers. If for some reason you need to print elsewhere on campus, simply print to the Vassar print queue and swipe your ID card at any VPrint printer.
Instead of emailing large attachments, members of the Vassar community can upload files and share them using our VSpace system. You can access VSpace at http://vspace.vassar.edu/ and log in with your webmail username and password. Once you've uploaded files, you can share the links to them in email messages and web pages, allowing others to access them.
Computing and Information Services provides a personal web space for every Vassar faculty member, administrator, and staff member. Visit the GetWeb page to get started.
If you do not yet have a web account, GetWeb will create an account for you. If you already have an account, you can use GetWeb to change your web password.
Wireless encryption provides a high level of assurance that only authorized users can access the network. This will allow us to ensure the security of our data as we use the wireless network on campus. We are phasing out the un-encrypted wireless SSIDs and encourage you to start using the new secure SSIDs right away.
Vassar's Computer Store employs a computer technician who can repair your Mac, including service covered by AppleCare plans. Some PC repairs can be done here on campus for a fee. Macs not covered by warranty and PC* repair fees will be charged to your department.
* If you are having a hardware issue and you have a PC, please contact your vendor or another authorized computer repair shop.
You may reset your password yourself by visiting Control Panel and filling in the appropriate information. This service will reset passwords for the following accounts:
If you do not know your previous login name or password, or you require a password reset for a service not mentioned here, please contact the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or extension 7224.
We have anti-virus software available for both Mac OS and Windows computers.
The Academic Computing Services division of CIS spotlights faculty who utilize information technology in their research, courses, and other projects. Contact your ACS consultant to participate in the Faculty Focus program, and share your innovation with your peers.
If you're not certain what's causing your printing issue, please contact the Help Desk at extension 7224 or email@example.com. If you're certain that your printing issue is hardware-related (for example, printouts are smeared, a paper tray is broken, or paper is jammed in the device), contact our printer service technicians directly. For Canon imageRunner service, contact AVP at (845) 878-4240. For all other printers, contact netEffx at (845) 454-2027.
CIS maintains a small laptop and iPad loaner pool for short-term loan to faculty for special use. Loans are made on a first-come-first-serve basis and subject to availability. Demand during academic breaks can be quite high and therefore reservations should be made well in advance. Requests for longer periods (such as summer travel or sabbatical leave) should be made in advance to the Associate Dean of the Faculty for approval.
To access your desktop remotely, you'll need to use a third-party remote access program once you've connected to the Vassar network through VPN. A VPN enables connectivity to the Vassar College network, securely, from a remote location. VPN enable file sharing, server uploads and similar network services. In short, VPN will be used to support remote, protected access to the resources typically only available on campus.
Media Resources is located on the first floor of Main building, next to the Copy Center, where we offer a variety of Audio/Visual equipment and support for classroom instruction and special events.
Media Resources maintains and manages several special spaces on campus that offer more advanced features such as film and video editing and classrooms that are enhanced with technology. For a list of which classrooms are equipped with which technologies, including QuickTime Virtual Tours, click here for more information.
Information on discounts can be found on the Purchasing Departments web site at:
Currently, AT&T and Verizon Wireless provide discounts to Vassar College employees. AT&T offers a 20% discount, and Verizon Wireless provides a 19% discount. The best way to receive these discounts is to go to a Verizon or AT&T store and present your Vassar College ID to a sales representative in person. Please check the Purchasing web site for the latest information on discounts as these can change at any time.
Experienced computer users know that there are two types of people: those who have already lost data and those who are going to experience the pain of losing data in the future. Employees of the college can download and install Crash Plan for the Vassar-owned computer.