As a new employee, it can be very daunting to try to navigate the technology waters of Vassar College. This guide will help you identify the many software and web services used on campus and help you to get started. Your department may not use all of these. If there is something your department uses that is not listed here, contact your supervisor. If they think it is something that should be featured here, they can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7724 (from a campus phone).
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Here are a few things that will help you hit the ground running.
Cell Phone Policy: Vassar College does not own cellular telephones or PDAs, or contracts with cellular providers for monthly service for cellular phones or PDAs. Instead, those employees who have a documented business need for a cellular telephone or PDA will receive a taxable allowance for such service. More information and the necessary forms for application can be found here: More information and the necessary forms for application can be found here.
We have a wide variety of web services available. From Adobe Connect for virtual meetings to Zimbra for webmail and calendar, a full list of web services and descriptions can be found here.
|AskBanner||Students, Faculty and Employees to view class schedules, class rosters and directories or link to Banner.||https://askbanner.vassar.edu|
|Banner Online||Banner Online gives members of the Vassar Community access to their personal records such as payroll information, address, benefits, etc.||http://banneronline.vassar.edu|
|Cascade||Vassar's content management system (CMS) which is used to maintain all the content on all the Vassar College websites.||http://cms.vassar.edu|
|Control Panel||Change the passwords you use for your Vassar email, file sharing, domain and/or Moodle accounts.||http://controlpanel.vassar.edu|
|Moodle||Online course management system.||http://moodle.vassar.edu|
|VApps||VApps (Short for Vassar (Virtual) Applications) allows you to access the software applications of Citrix, via the web.||http://vapps.vassar.edu|
|VSpace||VSpace provides essential document and file management features needed to safely access, manage and share content over the web.||http://vspace.vassar.edu|
|Web Help Desk||IT Support ticketing system. Enter requests and search FAQs.||http://tickets.vassar.edu|
|Google Calendar||Access Calendar simply by logging in to webmail and clicking the calendar tab.||http://mail.google.com/a/vassar.edu|
|Google Mail||Your @vassar.edu email account.||http://mail.google.com/a/vassar.edu|
We support an extensive list of software on campus. Much of that will already be installed on your Vassar-owned computer. The full-list of software available on campus can be found here.