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HWS provides free TV streaming through SpectrumU. Students and employees can access up to 80 TV Channel apps, such as popular entertainment, international, and sports channels (see below) using your HWS credentials. Along with live TV, SpectrumU offers a sizeable on-demand library with previous episodes, full series, and hit movies when you watch on campus. You can also record up to 20 shows and watch them anytime using cloud DVR for on-campus viewing.

HWS provides you with an HWS e-mail account which is accessible from most devices, browsers, and e-mail clients (i.e. mail apps on smartphones, Outlook, Entourage, etc.).

IT Services offers technology support in a variety of areas we call our Service Catalog. If you did not find what you were looking for in our Service Catalog or you have a problem, please request IT help here.

HWS users can view general software tutorials through Infobase Learning. IT Services also provides user support of DataCamp for tutorials specific to data analysis software.

The HWS network can be accessed off-campus by the Virtual Private Network (VPN), allowing access to the HWS network drives.

Campus printers are available for use by faculty, staff, and students. Printers are available across campus.

The HWS campus provides three for students, staff, faculty, and a public network for the community and certain devices (gaming consoles, smart TVs, other smart devices).

Each HWS network user has an account login ID and password, or HWS credentials. HWS credentials are used to access the HWS network and resources such as file share, e-mail, online learning management software, IT service requests, and much more.

Distribution lists and LISTSERV discussion lists to provide faculty and staff with more options, consistency, and clarity in communication to specific groups.

IT Services offers a variety of equipment for loan to students, faculty, and staff to support the HWS curriculum and co-curricular activities. Faculty, students and staff may borrow equipment such as video cameras, tripods and headsets with microphones at the Help Desk.

IT Services provides a web-based survey tool that may be used by students, faculty and staff at the Colleges. This tool may be used for both simple and complex surveys, and offers an easy-to-use interface, various question types and options, user-friendly survey URLs, and mass e-mail and reporting capabilities.

HWS provides multiple ways for students, faculty, and staff to store and collaborate on files.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges has access to ESRI ArcGIS 10.X for desktop and associated resources for working with spatial data through a campus-wide education license. Both desktop software and online mapping tools are available, including the Community Analyst (demographic analysis) and Business Analyst (market research) tools. The ESRI software tool platform, ArcGIS, is a commercial GIS software tool that is widely used to display and examine spatial data. In addition to ESRI desktop tools, users can also share created data on the Internet using ArcServer and ArcGIS Online for Organizations software.

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

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

Emergency Assistance Stations are positioned across campus with a red HELP button and, in most cases, a blue light. These devices are both free standing and mounted on buildings. By pressing the red HELP button you will be automatically connected to Campus Safety's Emergency Line so they can provide assistance for any emergency needs.

The anti-spam junk e-mail system prevents spam mail from clogging up your HWS e-mail inbox, which reduces your chance of clicking on malicious links or having a virus on your computer, while still allowing you to control what is filtered.

The online learning management system 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 more.

Students, faculty, and staff can use the HWS Large File Transfer system to securely share 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.

Public desktop computers are available throughout campus for all students, faculty, and staff to use. these computers have specialized software installed to support teaching and learning.

Each residence hall room has been supplied with a phone jack and assigned a campus extension (the last four digits of the telephone number).

Space on Colleges' Web servers is available to HWS community members for academic purposes. Editing access may be granted to one or more people. Web sites are created under http://people.hws.edu/web_site_name.

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

Dedicated help with getting started and using multiple tools to capture your screen or webcam lectures.

IT Services can provide supplemental technology for special events within the Colleges' community, such as public lectures, board meetings, and homecoming celebrations. Provide a detailed summary of your event and technology needs, and a technician will be in touch to assist you.