6 Tech Services VCU Freshmen Should Know About
By: Lauren Vickers
We’re about two months away from the start of school – nervous yet?
The first year at college can be overwhelming. To relieve some stress, VCU Technology Services offers all students access to more applications, resources and services than we can list here. Many students don’t learn about these services until sophomore or junior year – we wanted to change that. We thought we would introduce ourselves to the incoming class by showing you a snapshot of what we offer to our students here at VCU.
Most students bring a newer computer with them the first year. We know computers can take a toll on a broke college kid’s budget. Luckily, what is usually a $150-$200 expense for Microsoft Office – we offer free, to all VCU students. Find out how to download Microsoft Office.
This is a big deal. What would normally cost students up to $375 a year, VCU Technology Services offers for free. What’s Lynda? It’s an online learning company that has thousands of tutorials aimed at teaching business, software, technology and creative skills to allow its members to achieve personal and professional goals. Ever thought at trying your hand at graphic design? Want some advice on job searching and interviews? Nervous about your Excel skills? You name it, Lynda probably has it. href=”http://www.lynda.com/SharedPlaylist/2edd74b479574ffb801393e1fad46cbb”>We even made a Mix Tape for new students. How sweet of us.
You probably already know about this one. But, what you may not know is that VCU Technology Services offers students unlimited storage on their Google Drive. While graduation may seem far away, just know your email never expires as long as you change your password every year.
We know how important wifi is, so we make it pretty easy to access. All you need is your VCU eID and password to login and you can connect your laptop and mobile devices to the wifi network that spans across the VCU campus. Under your wifi network choices, choose “VCU SafeNet Wireless”.
If you run into issues with any of our technology services like Blackboard, eServices, etc. – call, chat or submit a help request and VCU Technology Services is on it. We even have 24/7 phone support provided by VCU staff. Because, all-nighters are definitely a thing here.
RamTech is run by VCU Business Services and offers technology products and services to faculty, staff and students. Many of their products and services are discounted to serve the academic community. Like their Facebook page, they often post about special sales and offers.
At VCU Technology Services, we wish you the best of luck during your first year and remaining years at VCU. Wondering what other services we might offer? Check out our website. See you at Welcome Week!