VMware (virtual network)
VMware is a virtualization technology which allows you to connect to your Albion office/lab machine when you are home or traveling so you may access the Albion network as you would on campus.
Instructions to connect to VMware via a web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome):
- Read and accept disclaimer.Click Accept.
- Enter your Albion network Username and Password. Please be certain the “Domain” field is left as “Albion”
- Select the “Staff” or "Student Lab" button
- If prompted, select “I understand the Risks” “Add Exception” and “Confirm Security Exception”
- You will soon see a campus desktop with the Albion background through which you can access campus resources.
- When finished, select “Log Off” from the Start menu.
WARNING: Save all documents and files onto your network drives (G, H, W, P) as files saved onto the virtual machine desktop will be lost.
If you have any questions or problems, please contact the helpdesk at 517-629-0479 or email
In conjunction with Albion's Microsoft agreement, current students can download and install Office 365 on personal devices up to five times at no cost. Office 365 is the cloud-based offering of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.) Office 365 will always provide the latest versions of Microsoft Office applications and allow you to download updates during the time you are an active Albion student.
To begin the download, navigate to this website:
Office 365 for Students, does NOT have an installation/activation product key. You will need your Albion email address
) associated with Office 365 to activate your product and your Albion College network password.
After you click on "Install" it will provide you an option to "Run" or "Save." If you select "Run," it will donwload and begin the installation after the download has finished. If you select "Save," it will download and save the installer to a specified location on your computer. After the download is complete, you will need to click on the installer to begin the installation. The speed of the download and installation will depend on how fast your internet connection and computer are, but it typically take 40 - 60 minutes so please be patient.
Upon select the "Run" option, the installer will guide you through a series of prompts to complete your Office 365 install. You will see prompts relating to personal choice on the type of information you choose to send to Microsoft and background design. Once you have made those selections, you will see the loading page below:
After this is complete, you will see an "All Done" button. Select that and you are finished!
On a Windows machine, navigate to your Start menu and select the Office 365 program you want to use. On a Mac, you can use "Finder" to find Office 365 and move it to a location of your choosing.
Audio Visual Request Form
You may request support for your audio visual needs for special events taking place in classrooms and other campus spaces by completing the form below. To ensure we can accommodate as many audio visual requests as possible, we prefer at least two weeks advance notice when requesting event support.
Information Technology is committed to exceeding the needs of the campus community for a robust, secure, easy-to-use and innovative technology environment. We strive to maintain a high level of service by ensuring data integrity, aiding users in effective and efficient use of technology, and resolving user issues in a timely fashion.
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