Computers and Mobile Devices
“A technological learning environment can alter the way students learn and the way professors teach (Culp, Honey, & Mandinach, 2005).” It was true in 2005 and it’s still true today. Saint Michaels College welcomes the use of computers and other digital technology on campus, and provides both opportunities and space for students and faculty to develop a higher level of digital literacy.
About 98% of our students come to campus with some type of laptop computer, and the College provides wireless access in the residence halls and on main campus. In addition, both public and specialized computer labs are available around campus. Nearly every classroom is equipped with a computer for classroom presentations. A Faculty Development Lab is set up for faculty to work uninterrupted on special projects, as well as assistance from professional staff. Training opportunities are offered to employees and students on a regular basis, and the Technology Learning Center Helpdesk is open five days a week for phone and walk-in assistance. Students can access specialized software for digital projects or for their courses in various labs on main campus, or in many cases, across the network on their own computers. Networked printers are located in many convenient areas around campus, and may be accessed by students and employees through a Knightcard.
More information about our services and our discount student laptop program may be found in the navigation links to the left.
More and more students bring smartphones with data plans to campus each year. Smartphones must first be registered on the SMC network for full wireless connectivity. To register a smartphone, use the native browser on the phone and just follow the onscreen directions when the phone connects to the Internet for the first time.
Tablets, ebook readers, and other such personal technology must also be registered on the campus network. Because they are registered in a different manner than Smartphones, we recommend that you send an email message to email@example.com with your name, a phone number where you can be reached, and the MAC address of the device you want to register. We’ll do the hard part and let you know when your device is ready to start working.
Got an Xbox 360, Wii, PS3 or similar gaming box? All of these devices also require network registration. Please contact the IT Helpdesk for assistance, x2020.