Welcome to IT at Skidmore College!
My colleagues and I strive to provide exceptional technology service, support and leadership to the Skidmore community. We are a group of 38 dedicated professionals with expertise in many different aspects of the IT world. This website represents our attempt to share pertinent and timely technology information with the faculty, staff and students across campus. We will continue to expand the site as needs evolve. We take pride in the work we do for Skidmore College and welcome the challenges, which will arise in the coming days, months and years. Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance.
Chief Technology Officer
News and Information
Crypto Currency Mining Using College Resources Is Prohibited
The Skidmore College Standards of Business Conduct policy clearly states that we all "must avoid waste and improper use and must not use College funds, property, or facilities for their personal benefit or for the benefit of a non-College organization without prior approval by an appropriately authorized institutional official." As such, the use of college resources (computers, networks, etc.) to mine crypto currencies such as BitCoin and Etherium are prohibited.
What is Zoom you might be asking? Zoom is Skidmore’s webconference platform of choice not only because the College licenses the software but, more importantly, Zoom offers an excellent tool set with consistently high performance. Members of the Skidmore community can login to a Pro account to host online meetings for one-to-one and small group virtual meetings. Zoom also integrates nicely with mobile devices such as iOS and Android.
Wireless Network in Residence Halls
The residence halls will now be an all-wireless network. There will no longer be cable modems in the rooms. Wireless speeds will be at 20Mb download and 5Mb upload – per device. You can register as many as 5 devices per person. If you opt to pay for faster service (or more devices), all your devices are guaranteed the faster download speeds.
This new wireless network will require registration for each device you’d like to connect. You can register before you even get on campus, just be sure to register all the devices you’ll be bringing. When you register, don’t use your Skidmore credentials. Be sure to choose “Resident” when signing up for an account. https://www.myresnet.com/signup. If there are any problems or questions with the registration process, please call the Apogee tech support number – 1-855-377-4170. Apogee will also have a technician on-site at Skidmore as a full-time employee to help with any problems.
Network Access for Guests
For guests visiting Skidmore College, the best wireless experience would be in the following order:
Eduroam ~ Eduroam is a wireless network service that allows faculty, staff and students from Eduroam member institutions to gain network access at other insitututions that use Eduroam. Skidmore College faculty, staff and students who wish to connect to Eduroam at other campuses will connect to the "eduroam" network and enter the full Skidmore College email address and the email password in the password field. Guests from an Eduroam member institution will use their school's credentials to login to the Skidmore College network.
SkidmoreSecure ~ available with a Skidmore guest account.
SkidmoreGuest ~ has bandwidth restrictions to user.
Phishing scams are fake emails that appear to come from some legitimate enterprise (the college, your bank etc.). These messages try, through social engineering, to make you think there is something terribly wrong. They want you to panic and click on a link the message that will supposedly "fix" your problem. However, if you do click on the link, it usually will take you to an official looking, but fake site where they will try to get your private information (userID/passwords, bank or credit card information, etc.). For more information go to our Knowledge base informational page .