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Information Technology

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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New to Albion

Academic Specific Software

Albion has license agreements with numerous different software providers. These agreements vary in their size and scope. If you would like to request academic software or inquire on what we are currently licensed for, please contact .


Accessing your Voicemail

The user reference guide for using your phone and setting up your voicemail can be found here. http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/support/user-guides/1164-user-guides-faculty-staff-telephone-and-voicemail

Accessing the Wireless Network

Albion Albion offers wireless networking throughout academic spaces and in common areas of residence halls. Please see the link below for more information (http://www.albion.edu/wireless)

ACIS
acis.albion.edu

ACIS is an acronym for Albion College Information System. Faculty use this site to post grades while students use it for course registration and checking grades. Students can view financial aid and account information using ACIS.


Albion 1Card

www.albion1card.com

The Albion 1Card is the official identification card of Albion College. Issued to all members of the College Community, it is required for identification and access to essential campus services. It also offers a convenient declining balance debit account - Briton Bucks - for making purchases on and around campus.

Albion Email

mail.albion.edu

Albion College has partnered with Google Apps for Education to bring you this commonly used and robust email platform. Email support can be found on the IT site at http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/support/emails-and-passwords

Banner
Administrative software for Student, Financial Aid, Finance, Human Resources and Development data.

New faculty members receive their Banner and ACIS login credentials from the Registrar at their orientation meeting. Staff receive them by request from their supervisor. Training for Banner can be scheduled by contacting the Help Desk.

Banner Reports
https://reports.albion.edu/

Banner reports require both network authentication and a Banner login. Information including budget information can be acquired from these reports.

 

Cable TV Channels

The reference table for the cable TV channels provided by WOW TV can be found here.  WOW_cable_channels.pdf

 

Campus Blogs

campus.albion.edu

All members of the college community are invited to share what they are thinking about. Anyone with an albion.edu email address can get started in minutes. Sign up at campus.albion.edu.

Classroom Technology

  • Enhanced Classrooms: (computer lectern, projector, VCR, DVD, visualizer). To reserve one of these spaces, contact the Kellogg Center campus scheduler at x:0306.
  • Portable Media Carts: (computer, projector, VCR, DVD, visualizer)
  • Public Computer Labs: (with multiple computer workstations) Located in Olin, Ferguson, and Putnam. To reserve a lab for periodic instruction, please complete the lab reservation form linked here http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/support/computer-labs/2808-computer-lab-reservation-form
  • Ferguson Media Room: (color phaser printers, slide/film scanner, poster printer, and more…) For one-on-one Instructional Technology project assistance and reservations, please email .

 

Course Management System

courses.albion.edu

Moodle is the course management system at Albion. To place your syllabus, assignments, or discussion board on the web, complete our online course web request form at http://courses.albion.edu/mod/url/view.php?id=11

No web editing experience needed; it’s that simple!


Door Access

To request door access for students or employees, please email . Please keep in mind that these requests sometimes take up to a week to complete. Only Vice-Presidents or Department Heads may authorize staff members to have access to areas with key card locks. The policy for authorizations can be seen at: http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/support/keys-and-authorizations/2877-authorizations

File Storage Space

Albion College provides file storage space to all faculty, staff, and students that is backed up nightly. Network drive space falls into two categories: Enterprise class storage which is backed up nightly and Commodity class storage which is not backed up. Please see this link for more information http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/support/networking/2823-computer-and-network-drives

Microsoft Office

Office 2010 for Windows and Office 2011 for Mac are available for all faculty and staff office machines. They are also available to students at no additional cost through our Microsoft Campus Agreement. Faculty and staff can download the current version of Microsoft Office under our work-at-home licensing agreement. It is available for download on our website at http://www.albion.edu/it/software/176-microsoft-officedownload

People Directory

http://www.albion.edu/about/people-directory

The people directory is the easiest way to find contact information for people within the campus community.


Symantec Anti-Virus

Symantec is the anti-virus software we use for campus machines. It is available for student personal computers through our license agreement, but not for faculty and staff personally-owned computers.

Technology Equipment Rental

Information Technology is happy to offer a wide range of equipment to campus users on a short term basis at no cost.  To view what is available to you and complete an online request form, click this link. (http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/reserving-it-equipment/sign-out-form)

Technology Training

Instructional Technology offers various types of training from one-on-one, to workshops, and even free online tutorials featuring Atomic Learning (www.atomiclearning.com/login/albion). To schedule one-on-one training, please complete the form linked here (http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/support/training/2810-one-onone-training). To login to Atomic Learning use your Network Username and Password.

Web Assistance

For assistance with your departmental or personal web pages, please email .
For assistance with course related web pages, please email .

Connecting Game Devices

If you own a Playstation, Nintendo Wii, Xbox, etc. you can connect to the wireless network. You need the MAC address of your game system to register it. Once you have your MAC address please submit an email to . If you are not sure how to find your device's MAC address, please consult the device specific instructions below.

Please include in your email the following::

  • In the subject line please put "Game Device"
  • In the body of the email please be sure to include the following:
    • Your device type (e.g. Playstation, Nintendo Wii, Xbox, etc.)
    • Your device's MAC address
  • The game system will be registered approximately two business days after the email is received.

Select your Device: PlayStation 2 | PlayStation 3 | Playstation 4 | Playstation Vita | Xbox | Xbox One | Xbox 360 | Nintendo Wii | Nintendo Wii U | Nintendo DS | Nintendo 3DS | Apple TV | Other Device

You are responsible for all activity that takes place from the equipment registered to you.

PlayStation 2

To set up your PlayStation 2 on the network, you must first install the network adapter. You can use the instructions found in the installation guide or on the PlayStation 2 Network Adapter web site. Once you have installed the network adapter you are ready to begin the registration process.

  • Power up the PlayStation 2 and load the Network Adapter Startup CD.
  • Once it has loaded, select ISP Setup and press X.
  • The ISP SETUP will begin to load, and you will be presented with a license agreement. Select Agree and press X to continue.
  • For connection type, choose Local Area Network (LAN) and press X to continue.
  • Select Automatic Configuration and press X to continue.
  • At the connection test screen, select Advanced and press X to continue.
  • At the Advanced Broadband Settings screen, make sure Automatic is selected. While you are at this screen, make note of the MAC Address at the bottom. It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx. You will need this number to register your game console.
  • To register your PlayStation 2 send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

PlayStation 3

To set up the PlayStation 3 follow these steps:

  • Power up the PlayStation 3 without any disc in the drive.
  • Once the PlayStation 3 operating system has loaded, select "Settings."
  • Once you are in "Settings" select "Network Settings."
  • When the "Network Settings" list appears, select the first option which is titled "Settings and Connection Status List."
  • Write down the "MAC Address." It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx. Then send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Playstation 4

  • Turn on your PS4 and wait for the Dynamic Menu to appear.
  • Press up on the D-Pad and scroll to the right, select Settings.
  • Scroll down and select System in the Settings menu.
  • You MAC Address should be displayed by the subject title MAC Address (LAN Cable).
  • To register your device, write down the "MAC Address". It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx then send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

PlayStation Vita

  • Open the settings app.
  • Scroll until you see System Options and tap on it.
  • Tap System Information
  • Your MAC Address is listed here.
  • To register your device, write down the "MAC Address". It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx then send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Xbox

  • Turn on your Xbox console with no game disc in the disc tray.
  • From the Xbox Dashboard, choose Settings.
  • From the Settings screen, select Network Settings.
  • At the lower right-hand corner of the screen you will see "MAC=" followed by a combination of 12 numbers and letters. Write this down (this is your MAC address) and send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Xbox 360

  • Go to the System area of the Xbox Dashboard and select Network Settings.
  • Select Edit Settings.
  • From Additional Settings, select Advanced Settings.
  • At the bottom of this screen you'll see a heading called Wired MAC Address.
  • Write this down (this is your MAC address) and send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Xbox One

  • Xbox One will want you to have an internet connection before it will allow you to see your MAC Address. Here is a way around this issue so you can collect your MAC Address and submit a work request with us.
  • Boot up the system and allow it to run the start-up protocol.
  • When it fails, the One will prompt you to continue or fix.
  • Select fix it.
  • The One will attempt to diagnose any issues and take you to a screen prompting you to manually set up a connection.
  • You will see your MAC Address listed on the screen.
  • To register your device, write down the "MAC Address". It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx then send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Nintendo Wii

If you have a web browser for the Nintendo Wii, you can connect to the internet with the web browser and fill out the registration form. If you do not have the web browser, please follow the steps below:

  • Turn on the Wii.
  • From the Wii Menu, select Wii Options. (It is the round button in the lower left corner that says "Wii".)
  • Select Wii Settings.
  • Scroll to the right to Wii System Settings 2.
  • Select Internet.
  • Select Console Information.
  • Write down the MAC address. It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx. Then send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Nintendo Wii U

  • Turn on the Wii.
  • From the Wii Menu, select Wii Options. (It is the round button in the lower left corner that says "Wii".)
  • Select Wii Settings.
  • Scroll to the right to Wii System Settings 2.
  • Select Internet.
  • Select Console Information.
  • To register your device, write down the "MAC Address". It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx then send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Nintendo DS

  • First insert a Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection compatible game and access the WFC Setup Utility. Please note that the exact steps to access the setup utility varies by game. However, the setup utility is a standard menu, included with all WFC-compatible games.
  • After accessing the utility, tap "Options," then "System Information."
  • The MAC Address and Nintendo WFC ID will be listed on the screen. Unless the game player has successfully connected with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the WFC ID will be blank.
  • Write down the MAC address and send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Nintendo 3DS

  • From the Home Menu select System Settings
  • Select Internet Settings
  • Tap Other Information
  • Tap Confirm MAC Address and you will see your MAC Address listed.
  • To register your device, write down the "MAC Address". It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx then send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Apple TV

  • Select Settings.
  • If you are using software version 1.x, select About. If you are using software version 2.0, select General, and then select About.
  • The MAC Address will be listed as either Wireless ID or Ethernet ID.
  • You can also find both the Wireless ID or Ethernet ID on the UPC label on the bottom or back of the Apple TV box, next to the serial number.
  • To register your device, write down the "MAC Address". It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx then send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

How to set up other devices

For other network devices like Tivo systems, wireless TVs, etc. please consult the manufacturer's documentation for how to find the MAC address and then send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.

If you are having difficulty determining your MAC address please contact the Help Desk for assistance. In most cases you will need to bring the device, power adapter, and any instruction manuals and/or installation CDs to the Help Desk office on the ground floor of Ferguson Hall to have them configured properly.

Remember: You are responsible for all activity that takes place from the equipment registered to you.

Marketing and Communications Staff

The Marketing and Communications Office is located on the third floor of the William C. Ferguson Student, Technology, and Administrative Services Building. You can also reach us through the form on our Contact Us page.

Members of the media may also find our Faculty Experts page useful.

Members of the campus community needing assistance or guidance on communications projects should also see the College's brand guidelines and our project planning form.

John Thompson, '02 - Assoc. Vice President for Marketing
John Thompson, '02
Associate Vice President for Marketing, Communications and Events
E-mail: 
Office: Institutional Advancement, 3rd Floor Ferguson
Phone: 517/629-0606

John Perney, Senior Director of Communications

John Perney
Senior Director of Communications
E-mail:
Office: Institutional Advancement, 3rd Floor Ferguson
Phone (Office): 517/629-0543
Phone (Mobile): 517/513-1895

Senior Director of Art and Design

Katherine Hibbs
Senior Director of Art and Design
E-mail:
Office: Institutional Advancement, 3rd Floor Ferguson
Phone: 517/629-0736

Chuck Carleson

Chuck Carlson
Director of Media Relations
E-mail:
Office: Institutional Advancement, 3rd Floor Ferguson
Phone (Office): 517/629-0244
Phone (Mobile): 517/630-1026

Eric Westmoreland, Associate Director of Web Technology

Eric Westmoreland
Associate Director of Web Technology
E-mail:
Office: Institutional Advancement, 3rd Floor Ferguson
Phone: 517/629-0766

Emma Chervinsky - Associate Director of College Events
Emma Chervinsky Reynolds
Associate Director of College Events
Email:
Office: Institutional Advancement, 3rd Floor Ferguson
Phone: 517/629-0247

Amanda Layne, '14
Amanda Layne, '14
Assistant Director of Marketing Communications
Email:
Office: Institutional Advancement, 3rd Floor Ferguson
Phone: 517/629-0730

Brian Coon
Brian Coon
Assistant Director of Digital Media Strategy
Email:
Office: Institutional Advancement, 3rd Floor Ferguson
Phone: 517/629-0571

Jake Weber - Communications Assistant
Jake Weber
Communications Assistant
E-mail:
Office: Institutional Advancement, 3rd Floor Ferguson
Phone: 517/629-0731

Kim Fisher - Administrative Secretary
Kim Fisher
Administrative Secretary
Email:
Office: Institutional Advancement, 3rd Floor Ferguson
Phone: 517/629-0445

 

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