Print & Copy Credit
Print & Copy Credit
Each underclass student (first-year through junior year) receives print and copy credit of $20 per semester (400 pages). Each senior student receives a print and copy credit of $25 per semester (500 pages). Students enrolled in summer school will receive an additional $7.50 of print and copy credit (150 pages). Print and copy credit applies to printers in the following areas: Stockwell-Mudd Library, Ferguson Hall Computer Lab, Olin Hall Computer Lab, Palenske Hall, Putnam Hall and the Residence Halls. Print credit rolls over each semester until the value of the print credit account reaches the ceiling of $60.00 (1200 pages).
Monochrome sheets are $.05 and color sheets are $.20.
Purchasing additional Print and Copy Credit
Students needing additional print credit may purchase additional credit at the cost of five cents (.05) per page/credit. Follow link to purchase additional credit with Briton Bucks from your Albion1Card. Print and copy credit can also be purchased at the Accounting Office Monday-Friday 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Students can rollover the print and copy credit balance from semester to semester. To view your balance at anytime, visit www.albion.edu/it/webprint.
To further conserve resources, duplexer units have been installed on many of the lab printers. Print jobs using the duplexer will charge as one page rather than two pages. Since there may be times when duplexing is not preferred, the duplex feature can be overridden in the print settings dialog box as needed.
Submitting a job to a color printer
There are two color printers available for student use on campus. One is located in the Ferguson Hall Computer Lab while the other is near the reference desk in Mudd Library. Print jobs submitted to these printers will charge students thirty cents (.20) in print credit or 4 credits for each page. We strongly encourage all users to print in color only when it is necessary to have color on the page. For example, if you have a 10 page document and pages 4 & 5 have color photos, only print those two pages on a color printer while printing the remainder of the pages on a monochrome printer.
ACIS - Albion College Information System
ACIS log-in information is supported by the Registrar's Office. Additional information can be found at www.albion.edu/registrar or by calling (517) 629-0216.
Is it Phishing?
Attempts to gain access to one’s account information, known as phishing, have increased dramatically with the increased use of cloud resources. It is often difficult to tell the difference between a legitimate notice and emails that are phishing for your account information. If you would like to read more about what is phishing, please click the previous link.
It used to be that you could simply judge the validity by reviewing the grammar of the message. Now a more critical eye is needed.
Below is a sample of a phishing attempt that recently spread across campus. As you can see, it seems fairly legitimate, until you put it through the three step test.
Three Quick Checks
Below are three quick checks you can perform to help judge the validity of a message regarding your Albion Account.
- What are from: and to: fields? - If they are the same or you are not the only recipient you should be skeptical. Information Technology communicates only with individual users about their account's credentials, we will not send out bulk email about one's account.
- Is there a link in the message that points somewhere other than the identified URL? It is most likely a phishing attempt. The URL of the Albion Password Change Form is https://www.albion.edu/it/pwman and is the only page we would direct you to use to handle an account password issue.
- Is the message signed generically or is there an individual that you know sending the message? - When handling issues regarding Albion account information, you will be contacted directly by Information Technology, and we will always sign the message from a particular staff person.
- If you receive a message about your Albion Account from anyone not known to be in Information Technology you should question the validity of the message.
It is also common practice when we send you a message about your account to provide an alternative contact method, normally calling the Help Desk at (517) 629-0479, to confirm the accuracy of the information. Messages without alternative contact information should be handled with suspicion.
What to Do?
When you determine a message is phishing, the best course of action is to report it as phishing within Gmail. This will decrease the chances of the message landing in other’s inbox.
If you are a victim of a phishing attack and provide your account information, the first step is to change your password. The page you need to visit to change your e-mail password is: https://accounts.google.com/EditPasswd. Changing your password terminates the access gained through a phishing attack.
As always, should you have questions about phishing or how to more safely navigate this cloud based world, please contact the Help Desk.
What is Phishing?
Phishing occurs when someone attempts to use electronic communication such as email to fraudulently acquire confidential information such as your password by pretending to be a trusted person or part of a trusted group.
How does phishing work?
Phishing is a form of social engineering, the art of manipulating people into sharing confidential information or performing a desired action. Phishing attacks are commonly transmitted via email and social network sites like Facebook and Twitter.
How will they encourage me to share my information?
Phishers typically present a plausible scenario and often take advantage of the recipient’s fear, greed or lust. They also often present a sense of urgency. Examples include messages that:
- Tell you that your account was misused by you and will be disabled
- Tell you that your account was compromised and will be disabled
- Tell you that your Mailbox has reached its limit and will be disabled
What might the phisher ask for?
- Your password
- Account number, card number, PIN, access code
- Personally identifiable information like your date of birth, Social Security number or address
- Confidential information like student records, financial records or technical information
Signs of a potential phishing attack
If the communication you receive exhibits any of the following, it may be a phishing attack.
- You are asked for confidential information
- You are asked to visit a web page with a suspicious or unexpected address
- You do not recognize the sender or the sender does not normally contact you
- You recognize the sender, but the sender’s email address, alias or name spelling are unusual
- You’re told something negative will occur if you don’t supply the requested information
- The writing style is unusual
How to protect yourself
- Ask yourself whether you should be sharing the information requested
- If the supposed sender is someone or an organization known to you, contact them to discuss the request
- Use a browser that alerts you when you attempt to visit known phishing websites
- Before you click a link, inspect it
- If unsure of a link’s authenticity, use a link you know or find the link via a search engine