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Students, faculty, and staff can manage junk e-mail filtering by logging in to http://antispam.hws.edu with HWS username and password.

Two wireless networks are available: a public network, for guests and certain devices (gaming consoles, smart TVs, other smart devices), and a private network for those with HWS network accounts (students, faculty, staff). Basic instructions for connecting various devices to the wireless networks are available.

IT Services provides a Web-based video conferencing tool to allow faculty and staff to conduct meetings online.

Live, all-digital, high-definition cable television is provided to select buildings on campus.

All HWS employees are issued credentials to access the Colleges' network, technology infrastructure, or electric resources as defined in the Acceptable Use Policy. To change or reset a password if you forgot it go to https://myaccount.hws.edu.

Students, faculty, and staff can use the HWS Large File Transfer system to send documents and files that are too large for normal e-mail attachments. This system allows sending files up to 2GB by e-mailing a link to a secure download Web site that the recipient can click to access.

HWS e-mail may be accessed at https://webmail.hws.edu in most Web browsers on any Internet connection. This is the method that IT Services recommends for most users, especially students.

HWS e-mail may also be accessed from an e-mail client such as Outlook, Entourage, or Mail or from many mobile devices such as Androids and iPhones.

IT Services enabled the capability of converting voice messages left on the Colleges’ phone system to media files that are sent to your e-mail account. You can play these media files on devices such as computers, smartphones, and tablets. In addition, this capability gives you the opportunity to easily forward a voice mail to a coworker for collaboration or follow-up.

IT Services offers equipment to students, faculty, and staff for curricular use.

Canvas is a web-based learning management system that may be used by students, faculty and staff at the Colleges to facilitate file sharing, digital assignment distribution and submission, asynchronous communication, collaborative writing and additional features and functionalities.

Before each semester begins, every student receives $15 worth of print credits added to their print quota. Annually, on August 1, accounts reset to $15 worth of credit. On January 1, an additional credit of $15 will be added to the print quota for use in the spring semester. Credits roll over only from fall to spring semesters, but not from spring to fall.

IT Services provides training for the use of the computing and audiovisual technology found in many of our technology-enhanced classrooms.

The HWS network can be accessed from off-campus by the Virtual Private Network (VPN). The connection supports mainly access to the HWS network drives.

Enterprise Systems (PeopleSoft applications) support requests.

Classroom and Event Support staff will support equipment set up and servicing, but they are not responsible for picking up media from the library and/or facilitating media showings in a class.

Institution-licensed software may be installed on institutional computers free of charge by contacting IT Services. Some software is also available for purchase at or through the Help Desk.

To access the Internet on campus, computers can connect to a network port with a network (Ethernet) cable.

A group is used to share access to secure network resources such as folders/files, public mail folders/calendars, or applications.

The UPS receiving office ships, receives and distributes UPS, FedEx, DHL and Airborne packages for all students, faculty, staff and administration.

Students, faculty, and staff are allotted 20 GB of e-mail storage space. If that space is exceeded, the user will be unable to send or receive messages, while the mailbox will remain open. Users are encouraged to check their mail storage periodically to avoid mail delivery problems.

E-mail is a tool that all members of the community use on a daily basis in carrying out their teaching, research, and operational activities. The HWS distribution lists and LISTSERVs were created to provide faculty and staff with more options, consistency, and clarity in communication to specific groups.

The e-mail distribution lists and LISTSERV e-mail-based discussion lists are a means to separate communication channels for announcements from electronic spaces for discussion.

Each HWS network user has a user account login ID.

CES offers live and studio audio and video recording. Events may be supported either by a technician recording the event or by providing training and access to the equipment for the requester to record.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges has for loan a set of GPS units that can be used to collect point data in the field.

E-mail listserv lists are a mechanism to distribute information amongst a group of users via e-mail. Lists are highly configurable by the requester, who takes on the role of “List Manager”. Unlike some other e-mail distribution options, recipients of the list may be users within the HWS community (i.e. user@hws.edu) or generic Internet users (i.e. user@gmail.com).