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Summer 2017 CIT Computer Labs Updates

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Summer is always a busy time for the CIT computer labs, and this summer is no exception. New labs, new computers, new and updated software—and even a new operating system, are all in the works. These improvements will bring the labs up to date with the latest versions of Microsoft Windows, Adobe Creative Cloud, Autodesk, and several instructor-supplied software packages. Look for all updates to be completed throughout the summer, preparing us all for a successful fall semester.

New OS

  • Microsoft Windows 10: All CIT computer labs will be transitioning to Windows 10 over the summer.
  • Desktop authentication: All CIT computer labs systems will require a NetID and password to gain access to the machine. As part of our commitment to providing the best services and technology, NetID login ensures that we continue to meet security expectations, determine accurate usage statistics, and secure Cornell’s resources for appropriate use.

New Software

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 2017: We will update from the currently offered Adobe Creative Cloud 2015.
  • Autodesk 2018: We will update from the Autodesk 2016 and 2017 programs.
  • New versions of several instructor-supplied software packages will also be available. 

New Lab Opening

  • 225 Upson Hall: A new instructional computer lab will open for use this fall with 50 new Dell computers.

Note: Lab Closures

  • 112 Mann Library will close at the end of May 2017. The lab will be transformed into a dedicated makerspace where the campus community can gather to create, invent, and learn.
  • 464 Hollister Hall will close at the end of the summer session. Hollister Hall has served as a temporary bridge lab during Upson renovations, and all classes in Hollister will be transferred to the new 225 Upson Hall lab.

About CIT Computer Labs:
The CIT Academic Technologies group provides computer labs for the Cornell community in several locations around campus.

Faculty can reserve a lab for academic and research-related resources:

  • Reserve a lab for class instruction
  • Add specialized course software

Students can use the labs to access academic and research-related resources, including:

  • Software installed on the lab computers for required course work
  • Color and black-and-white printers and scanners
  • Collaboration space for course projects and homework

Get services and support for teaching and learning with technology:
Email acadtech@cornell.edu for more information, and sign up for Teach with Tech eNews.

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