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Westchester Community College now has upgraded instructional technology across the Valhalla campus and throughout the extension sites. The campus now has more than 120 classrooms and six mobile carts that provide first-rate instructional technology.
Each technology enhanced room and cart has an instructor PC, a projector, and multimedia players (DVD and VCR). Many rooms also have document cameras for projecting printed materials. Eighteen rooms have SMART Boards – touch-activated white boards. Some seventy contain SMART Sympodium monitors, which use pressure-pen technology. Some of the mobile media carts are assigned to specific buildings and are managed by the Media Services technician in that building; other PC carts can be reserved from Media Services in advance; two carts are used exclusively by biology faculty and can be reserved through the Division Office.
Every student is now given an e-mail account @my.sunywcc.edu. This e-mail account, hosted by Microsoft Live, offers e-mail and 25 GB of storage on SkyDrive where students can store data that they wish to access both on and off-campus. For more information, see HTTP://home.live.com
- Internet: All workstations are networked, including the off-site locations, to a high speed internet connection.
- Wireless: Currently Westchester Community College has wireless coverage via its Asgard wireless network for more than 95% of our main campus and coverage at some extension sites. In our ongoing effort to provide our students the latest in technology we have wireless access throughout the main areas of campus which include coverage in all academic buildings. In addition, wireless coverage is provided in the green areas between the main academic buildings and around the Library. The Mt. Vernon and Cross County extension locations also have wireless access. In the coming year we will continue to improve wireless access at the extension sites and on the main campus.
Academic Desktop Inventory
Using MyWCC (https://mywcc.sunywcc.edu) faculty now have access to rosters for attendance and grading, self-service options to students, faculty, and staff, and a host of other academic administrative capabilities, such as advisement, transcript generation, and time reporting. Implementation of these services is another step in the College’s effort to provided additional services and greater flexibility through technology.
The College has implemented PeopleSoft’s Campus Solutions, accessed through the MyWCC portal. Campus Solutions gives faculty access to rosters for attendance and grading, self-service options to students, faculty, and staff, and a host of other academic administrative capabilities, such as advisement, transcript generation, and time reporting. This implementation is another step in the College’s independent initiative with the PeopleSoft suite of applications.
Computer & Communications Technology Use Policy
Protecting Your Computer Against Viruses
There are a number of things you can do to help protect yourself and Westchester Community College from contracting Internet Viruses. Learn good practices on how to keep your virus protection up-to-date. Click for Virus Protection Details.
Important Note About Wireless Access Points
As a convenience to students and visitors, Westchester Community College provides Internet access through wireless access points in various campus locations and wired jacks at designated locations in the Library. Click for Wireless Access Point Details.