Calvin Information Technology (CIT) provides computing, telephone and cable television services to the students, faculty, and staff of Calvin College. If you have problems with your computer, telephone or cable television, please contact the HelpDesk at x6-8555, Monday – Friday from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. After-hours support is not available.
As a user of Calvin information technology resources it is your responsibility to be aware of both Calvin's policies on using Calvin's information technologies and federal, state, and local laws that affect your use of technology. CIT polices are statements of the behaviors that are expected of all enfranchised users (e.g., faculty, staff, students, alumni, guests, etc.) of Calvin College information technology resources, and the consequences for failing to comply with the stated expectations. They are intended to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, to promote operational efficiencies, to enhance the college's mission, or to reduce institutional risks. As a Christian College, what might be allowed under the law may not be allowed at Calvin. To see what Calvin expects of you, what your rights are and how to report violations, please see CIT Policies.
- Account/Login Information
- Teaching and Learning Support Services
- FAQ for Faculty and Staff
- Novell GroupWise (E-mail)
- Using Your Calvin Telephone
- Using the Audix Voice-mail System
- Where to go for help
- How to keep current on Information Technology
- Moving offices or changing departments
(Please read this information BEFORE you move to your new office.)
- Accounts & access when you leave Calvin
You have been assigned a unique Calvin username and e-mail address. When you start at Calvin your supervisor will instruct you to stop by the HelpDesk to pickup your account information and setup your Calvin passphrase.
CIT’s Teaching and Learning team assist faculty in incorporating new ways of using technology in teaching research, and learning. They also provide online resources, workshops, and LunchBytes, to help you meet your educational technology goals. This printable sheet also summarizes the services provided by T&L.
The answer to many questions you may have can be found in this general FAQ. Although designed for the new user, it contains IT account information for everyone.
Calvin uses the Novell GroupWise client for faculty and staff e-mail, contact information, and calendaring. The GroupWise page provides more information on using the client and installing it on your personal computer.
Using Your Calvin Telephone guide helps you use the basic features on your Calvin telephone.
This using the Audix Voice-mail System sheet gives you instructions for: accessing your mailbox and customizing your voice-mail account. A white wallet-size Voice Messaging card is also included.
The CIT HelpDesk is the place to start for all of your computer, software, printer, telephone, and cable television problems, questions or requests.
CIT provides several ways for you to stay current on changes, upgrades, and outages happening in CIT. You can use this printable sheet for summaries of CIT communications or visit the links below: