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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 provides multiple ways for students, faculty, and staff to store and collaborate on files.
Box: A secure, self-managed, collaborative space for sharing files, communicating on discussion boards, and to jointly view and edit documents
Network Space: space on the network for files that need to be secure, accessible to multiple people, and backed up regularly

Students, faculty and staff are offered storage space on the HWS network for files that need to be secure, accessible to multiple people, and backed up regularly.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 individualized software instruction and training to faculty, students, and staff. Curricular projects are given priority for resources.

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.

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.

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 HWS network user has a user account login ID.

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.

Productivity suite applications including word, excel, powerpoint,and more for desktops, mobile devices, and browsers.