FAQ Overview

Accounts

How do I request a TRACKS account for a visitor or guest of the university?

Current university faculty and staff members can request TRACKS accounts for visiting faculty, visiting staff, visiting students, and other guests of the university by logging in with their TRACKS account and filling out the following forms:

For Human Resources: Guest's University Role 

For Information Technology: TRACKS Account Request

The visitor or guest cannot request their own accounts. All requests for account creation must be submitted by the sponsoring faculty, staff, or department.

A 900 number must be issued for any visitor or guest before a TRACKS account can be generated for them.

Guest Roles are good for up to one year from the date submitted to Human Resources. A new form will need to be filled out once that year is up if the account needs to remain active.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2019-01-17 09:25


I'm an alumni, a current student, or a prospective student. Should I have a TRACKS account?

Alumni and Former Students

Former Students (Alumni and Students who have previously attended Florida Tech) who need to access PAWS (Panther Access Web System) and know their PAWS ID and PIN will have to perform a PAWS Account Conversion. To convert your PAWS ID, go here:

PAWS Account Conversion 

If you do not know your PAWS ID or do not have one, please contact Technology Support Center by phone at 321-674-7284 or by email at techsupport@fit.edu, or by web at https://support.fit.edu/tsc

Students

All students should be assigned a TRACKS account upon acceptance into the university. If you know your TRACKS username, then proceed to Reset Your TRACKS Account. For Melbourne Campus students, if you have not obtained your account information, please contact Technology Support Center by phone at 321-674-7284, by email at techsupport@fit.edu, or by web at https://support.fit.edu/tsc.

Extended Campus and Virtual Campus Students,

You should contact your site administrator if you have not yet received your account. The Extended Studies departments directory can be reached by going to http://es.fit.edu/ or by calling 321-674-8263.

Prospective Students

Prospective Students will receive a TRACKS account with limited capabilities, primarily for accessing PAWS (Panther Access Web System) and Panther Pass. To activate your TRACKS account, go here: Activate TRACKS Account

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-05-04 21:55


How do I create a personal web page?

Personal Web Pages

The TRACKS account enables faculty, staff, and students to post personal web pages. The pages can be found on the web at http://my.fit.edu/~[Your TRACKS username].

Types of web pages supported on my.fit.edu: HTML (static pages) and PHP (dynamic pages). Information for making HTML and PHP pages can be found below:

These pages should be academic or research in nature. Commercial use is prohibited. This section outlines the steps you will need to take to post your pages.

Posting Web Pages

Step 1: Accessing Your Udrive

  • If you are designing and posting web pages from an on-campus computer, map your Udrive as described in the How can I access my UDrive?
  • If you are designing and posting web pages from an off-campus computer, use SFTP (Secure FTP) to access your Udrive

Step 2: Verifying Your Web Page Folder is setup properly.

  • After you have successfully connected to your Udrive in Step 1 above, verify that a directory called public_html exists. If the directory does not exist, create it.
    • For unix users type mkdir public_html
    • Windows and Mac users should create a new folder as normally performed in your operating system.
  • Verify that the directory has the correct permissions. Permissions should be set to allow others and group to read and execute, and user to read, write and execute (unix 755). 
  1. Verify that public_html exists on your U: Drive
  2. If this folder exists, skip to step 4. If it doesn’t exist, create it. To do this, right-click in the window, and select New -> Folder.

  3. Type in ‘public_html’ without the quotes and hit enter.
  4. Now we need to fix the permissions on the folder. Open up an SSH client session (i.e.: Putty). For Mac OS X: Open Terminal Application.

  5. Enter ‘code01.fit.edu’ in the ‘Host Name’ box (without the quotes), and enter your tracks username in the ‘User Name’ box. Do not enter an email address here. For Mac OS X: Enter 'ssh username@code01.fit.edu' where username is your Tracks ID. 

  6. Click ’Connect’, and enter your tracks password on the window that appears, and hit enter. If you enter your password incorrectly, the ‘Enter Password’ box will appear again. For Mac OS X: type 'yes' and enter your tracks password. 

  7. Once connceted, type ‘chmod 755 public_html’ without the quotes and hit enter.
  8. Now type ‘exit’ without the quotes and hit enter. You may now close the window.
  9. Now place a file in the public_html folder under your U: drive.
  10. Try accessing this file from a web browser. To do this, point your web browser to:
    http://my.fit.edu/~tracksusername/filename
    where ‘tracksusername’ is your tracks user name, and ‘filename’ is the name of the file you want to access. Be sure to remember the ~

  11. That’s it! You should be able to put up your own website by placing files in the public_html folder on your U: drive.

Step 3: Posting your Pages.

  • After you have gained access to your Udrive (Step 1) and have a properly setup public_html directory (Step 2), you are ready to post pages.
  • Simply save your html files in the public_html directory. The default page should be named index.html.
  • To view the default page, simply type the URL http://my.fit.edu/~[Your TRACKS username], and the file index.html should appear in your browser.

Password Protecting Web Pages

The following instructions provide users the ability to create password protected web pages their Udrive on my.fit.edu. You can create a single username and password, or have multiple username and password pairs.

  1. Use secure shell to connect to code01.fit.edu (Instructions on using SSH).
  2. Connect using your TRACKS username and password.
  3. Change to the directory (under public_html) you want to secure with a password.
  4. Type the following command securedir.sh to copy a template (.htaccess) into the current directory.
  5. Type pico .htaccess to edit the template
  6. (Optional) On the line labled AuthUserFile, verify that the path entered is where you want your passwords to be stored (Defaults to current directory).
  7. On the line labled require user, add the usernames you want to use seperated by a single space after the word user.
  8. Press CTRL-X to exit pico and confirm to save the file.
  9. To create the passwords, type the command htpasswd .htpasswd (username you want to set the password for). You will be prompted to confirm the password twice.
  10. Repeat for each additional user.
  11. (Optional) If you did not accept the default password location in step 6, move the file to the directory you specified.
  12. Test your website.

Example: A faculty member with a user name of jsmith wants to secure a directory on his website on my.fit.edu. This directory is named CSE2001 for the course he is teaching. He wants only the students taking the course to be able to read the material in that directory. Actual commands are in bold.

  1. Dr. Smith uses SSH to log into code01.fit.edu.
  2. He changes to the CSE2001 directory: cd public_html/CSE2001.
  3. He executes the script by typing at the command linet: securedir.sh and the template files are moved into the directory /udrive/faculty/jsmith/public_html/CSE2001 (the current directory)
  4. He opens the .htaccess file by typing at the command line: pico .htaccess.

    The htaccess file before modification:

    AuthUserFile /udrive/faculty/jsmith/public_html/CSE2001/.htpasswd
    AuthName EnterPassword
    AuthType Basic
    require user
  5. The user decides to keep the passwords in the local directory so he does not modify the first line (AuthUserFile).
  6. The user wants to add two users to authenticate one called gsa, and another called csstudent. He does this by addiing each name after user on the line with require.

    The htaccess file after modification:
    AuthUserFile /udrive/faculty/jsmith/public_html/CSE2001/.htpasswd
    AuthName EnterPassword
    AuthType Basic
    require user gsa csstudent
  7. He then creates the passwords for each user by using the htpasswd command and confirming the passwords.

    htpasswd .htpasswd gsa
    htpasswd .htpasswd csstudent
  8. He then checks the website at http://my.fit.edu/~jsmith/CSE2001 to see if he is prompted for a username and password and if the passwords he entered are correct.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-08-23 16:33


How do I create a good (strong) password?

The single most important component of any computer security scheme is the password assigned to users' accounts. Since it is not practical for the system administrators of the university's networked computers to assign and maintain passwords for everyone, users must be responsible for selecting strong passwords (i.e., difficult to guess). Failure to do so can compromise the security of an entire computer system. When selecting a password do not use the following:

  • Any type of name - This includes but is not limited to your real name or your username; anyone else's username; your spouse's, parent's, boyfriend's, girlfriend's, or pet's name; the names of any friends or coworkers; your boss's name; the names of any fantasy characters; the name of an operating system; the host name of a computer, etc.
  • Your or your friend's/spouse's home or work phone number Any part of your or your friend's/spouse's social security number Anybody's birthdate
  • Any word in the English or any foreign dictionary.
  • A place or a proper noun.
  • Any "word" that consists of the same letters (e.g., xxxx´), or any pattern of letters that might appear on a keyboard (e.g., qwerty)
  • Any of the above spelled backwards, or either beginning or ending with a single digit.

Passwords that are difficult to guess include a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, digits, punctuation symbols, and special characters (e.g., --), and are usually seven or eight characters in length. Three suggestions for creating strong passwords are as follows:

  • Intermix the first letters of an easy to remember (short) phrase with digits, punctuation symbols, or special characters. For example, if the phrase "It was twenty years ago today" is used, then the following would be considered a strong password: Iw$ty^aT
  • Combine two relatively short words with a special character, digit, or punctuation symbol For example, the words buzz and off could be combined with the tilde character to generate the password: BuzZ~OfF
  • Use letters, special characters, and punctuation symbols to represent an English (or foreign) sentence. For example, the statement, You are so lazy! can be used to generate the password: UrSoLaz!

Users should also refrain from writing down their passwords. A password that is committed to memory is more secure than one that is written down since it reduces the number of people that might have an opportunity to see it.

If it is necessary to write down a password then (1) do not identify what was written as a password; (2) do not include the corresponding username with the password; (3) never post the password on any part of your computer; (4) do not maintain an electronic version of your password; and (5) try to make the written version different, yet still discernible to you, from the real password by scrambling the characters or including additional nonsense characters.

Remember: A single user with a weak password can compromise the security of an entire system and thus jeopardize the accounts of all users on the system. You are therefore encouraged to change your password and use the guidelines given above to create a new password as soon as possible. Do not wait until the next time you need to log into the system to do work. Make it a point to log into the system now to change your password.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-14 18:23


What are the TRACKS password complexity requirements?

In order to maintain the integrity and safety of the information on our network, password complexity requirements have been established by Information Technology. This means that when you reset the password for your TRACKS account, it must meet these requirements in order to be acceptable. These requirements are as follows:

  • The password must be at least 8 characters in length.
  • The password must not repeat any of your last 7 passwords.
  • The password must be comparatively different from your previous passwords (ie - you can't just change a letter.)
  • The password must contain at least 3 character classes:
    • Upper Case Characters [A-Z]
    • Lower Case Characters [a-z]
    • Numeric Characters [0-9]
    • Symbols

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2015-10-19 21:12


What resources can my TRACKS account access?

Current students, staff, and faculty can use their TRACKS accounts to access many services at Florida Tech. Your TRACKS account and password are used for Florida Tech Google Applications, Florida Tech email (@fit.edu/@my.fit.edu), Computer Labs in the Olin Engineering and Olin Life Sciences buildings, the Computer Sciences open lab (EC272), and all desktops using the FLTECH domain to log on to the campus network.

The following table indicates which systems the TRACKS account is used to access and where these systems are located. (As new systems are integrated with TRACKS all the time, this list does not intend to be exhaustive.)

Services for TRACKS Accounts

Service

Location

Canvas https://canvas.fit.edu
Campus Calendar https://www.fit.edu/calendar
Google Applications https://my.fit.edu
Panther Pass https://pantherpass.fit.edu
Access Florida Tech https://access.fit.edu
TerminalFour (T4) CMS https://t4.fit.edu
Web Content Management System https://wcms.fit.edu
Office 365 https://portal.office.com
Sharepoint Online https://fltech.sharepoint.com
Outlook Web Email (Exchange Online) https://portal.office.com/
SSH on code01.fit.edu How to use SSH on olin.fit.edu or code.fit.edu.
UDrive File Share How can I access my UDrive?
Personal Web Pages How to create a personal web page.
GitHub Enterprise https://github.fit.edu
Florida Tech Online Classes https://bisk-edu-community.force.com/lmpfit/s/landing-page
Licensed Databases and Indexes https://lib.fit.edu

On-Campus Only Services for TRACKS Accounts

Service

Location

Door Access https://apps.fit.edu/doors/

Multimedia Classrooms

140PS, 144PS, A110, P133, EC118, EC127, EC128, EC130, EC132, EC137, EC228, EC229, LS129, LS130, S210, S220, S230, S401, S402, S403, S404, Q14, Q16, Q17, Q18, E250, IT Training Room
Computing Labs
EC127, EC128, EC130, EC132, EC228, EC229, Q14, IT Training Room
CyberDen Computers Rathskeller in Evans Hall
Library Public Computers Evans Library
Open Computer Lab (ACC) Evans Library
Network Registration System https://gatekeeper.fit.edu/clientreg
Open Computer Lab EC132

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2019-02-25 21:35


How do I reset my TRACKS password?

Resetting your TRACKS password may be necessary for several reasons. You may wish to change your password for security or personal reasons. You may have forgotten your password after not using TRACKS for an extended period of time. Your password may not be working when typing into a resource. Or, you may need to reset a password that is about to expire. Whatever the reason may be, you can reset your password using one of the methods below:

1. You wish to reset your password:

If your password has not expired, and you remember your old password, you can reset the password by going to it.fit.edu, clicking the "Password Tools" link, then clicking "Change your Password." Alternatively, you can click here.

2. You have forgotten your password, or your password is not working: 

You can reset a forgotten or malfunctioning password by going to it.fit.edu, clicking the "Password Tools" link, then clicking "Reset a Forgotten Password." Alternatively, you can click here.

You will be prompted to answer your account security questions. The default questions are the ones you provided on your application, unless you have already changed them. Please be aware that your home country may be set to United States. If you cannot answer these questions you must call the Technology Support Center at (321) 674-7284.

3. Your password is about to expire:

TRACKS passwords are set to expire every 180 days (or about 6 months) for account security. If your password is about to expire, or if it has expired, you will get email notifications to your Florida Tech email address. You can reset an expired password by going to it.fit.edu, clicking the "Password Tools" link, then clicking "Reset an Expired Password." Alternatively, you can click here.

If you have tried these methods and are still unable to reset your password, it will be necessary for you to contact the Technology Support Center via email at techsupport@fit.edu or by calling (321) 674-7284.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-07-03 13:30


What is TRACKS?

TRACKS is Florida Institute of Technology's account system that provides a single username and password for access to all university services granted to a user.

Current Students, Faculty and Staff

Your TRACKS account and password is used for:

Prospective Students

Your TRACKS account and password is used only for PantherPass (Online Check-in) and PAWS (Panther Access Web System).

Former Students (Alumni and Students who have previously attended Florida Tech)

Your TRACKS account and password is used only for PAWS (Panther Access Web System) and @my.fit.edu email provided by Google Applications. For former students who do not have a TRACKS account, please contact the Technology Support Center at (321) 674-7284.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-07-03 13:22


What should I do if I believe my account has been hacked?

If you believe that someone has gained unauthorized access to your account (i.e.: email, PAWS, Canvas, etc.), you should report this immediately to the Technology Support Center by going to https://support.fit.edu/tsc/ or by phone (321) 674-7284.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-14 15:20


What do I do if I have a problem with my TRACKS account?

Determine which scenario below best matches the issue you are experiencing:

  • I am a newly admitted Continuing Education, Extended Studies or Online Learning Student and I have not received my account information nor have I activated my account. Proceed to activate your TRACKS account.

  • I have a TRACKS account but my password has expired. Proceed to Change your Expired TRACKS Account Password.

  • I KNOW my TRACKS username but my password does not work. Reset your TRACKS Account

  • I know both my TRACKS username and password. I want to change my password.

  • I do NOT know my TRACKS username or I am not sure. Submit a support request

  • I am an Alumnus or a former Student requiring access to PAWS (t.fit.edu/ssb) and I do not have a TRACKS account. Please submit a request for assistance or call the Technology Support Center at (321) 674-7284.

  • I am a Florida Tech Staff or Faculty member and I would like to request a new TRACKS account for a guest, volunteer, or temporary employee who does not currently have an account. Proceed to TRACKS Account Request System.

  • I am a newly admitted Melbourne campus Student at Florida Tech and need access to pay fees or access registration information. Proceed to PantherPass

  • None of the above descriptions describe my problem. Please submit a request for assistance or call the Technology Support Center at (321) 674-7284.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-04-17 17:01


What is PAWS and how do I access it?

PAWS Student Information

PAWS enables students to register, add/drop classes, and access and print academic and personal information via the web. The PAWS home page may be accessed via http://t.fit.edu/ssb. While on the PAWS home page, you will be able to select for viewing Active Course Descriptions (by term), the Class Schedule and the current Final Examination Schedule, without logging in to the secure area of the system. Prospective students can view general financial aid information and access a process to inquire about or apply for admission to Florida Tech.

To access your personal, academic, and financial records you must log in from the PAWS home page. Log in using your TRACKS username and password. For more information about PAWS visit the Registrar's page about it.

PAWS Staff and Faculty Information

PAWS enables faculty and staff to enter hours on time sheets, view personal information, benefits, leave history and balances, job information, pay stubs, and W-2 forms. Faculty members can grade online, display student information and class lists, and process a student's registration. Log in using your TRACKS username and password.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-14 18:57


How do I access my courses online?

The way in which you access your courses online depends on what program of study you are enrolled in. See below to confirm which Learning Management System (LMS) is the one you should use.

Canvas

The Canvas LMS can be accessed by going to either canvas.fit.edu or by going to fit.instructure.com with your TRACKS username and password. Canvas is used by the students in the following programs of study:

  • Main Campus - Melbourne Undergraduate
  • Main Campus - Melbourne Graduate
  • Continuing Education (Applied Behavioral Analysis/Professional Development Program)
  • Extended Studies
  • Flight
  • Virtual Graduate

Florida Tech Online (Bisk)

Florida Tech Online has a proprietary LMS which only Bisk (UA) students can use. Bisk students can go to https://bisk-edu-community.force.com/lmpfit/s/landing-page and sign in with either their Bisk username and password or their TRACKS username and password.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2019-02-25 21:37


As a new employee, how do I obtain a TRACKS account?

TRACKS accounts are automatically created for new employees based on the paperwork filed to the Human Resources department.

When the account is created, an activation email will be sent to the email address on file for the employee. New employees can obtain their TRACKS accounts via this email.

If you do not receive an email, visit the Technology Support Center (building 401, next to the president's office) or call by phone 321-674-7284.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-01-15 22:39


If I leave Florida Tech, what happens to my TRACKS account?

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff TRACKS accounts are disabled and eventually deleted upon separation from the university. 

Students

TRACKS accounts for students who have left or graduated are restricted to PAWS and e-mail only. This occurs after the beginning of the academic term following their graduation date. These accounts are limited to Google Apps email and PAWS access only.

Accounts that do not already include an entry year are renamed to include the year they first attended classes.

Accounts of students who have been academically dismissed are disabled immediately. Students who are not actively taking classes may lose their full account status if they do not request exemption. Notices of the change in account status are sent to all graduating and inactive students two weeks prior to the change.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-14 19:07


What should I do if someone asks for my TRACKS password?

The Office of Information Technology will never ask you for your TRACKS password over the phone, though email, or in person.

You should never share your TRACKS password with anyone regardless of the situation as doing so is a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy for Campus Information Technology Services.

If anyone asks for your password or you mistakenly give it out, please report the incident so we can take action to protect your account.

The Technology Support Center may be contacted online at https://support.fit.edu/tsc/ or via email at techsupport@fit.edu and on the phone at (321) 674-7284.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-14 19:10


How to access unofficial transcripts in PAWS

When trying to access unofficial transcripts, students will need to log into PAWS.

For official transcripts, please visit: https://www.fit.edu/registrar/transcripts--enrollment-verification/

 

  • Please login using your TRACKS username and password into field.

    PAWS login

  • After logging in, at the top of the screen, select the Student tab. Tabs available in PAWS
  • Now you will be brought to the Student Records page where you can select to view an unofficial transcript by clicking on Acedemic Transcript
  • Note you cannot use Internet Explorer 11

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2019-02-25 21:40


Classrooms and Labs

What software is available in the Multimedia Classrooms & Labs?

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit

7-Zip
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Shockwave Player
Alice
ANSYS
Arduino
Arena
AspenTech
Autodesk
Bigloo Scheme Compiler
BlueJ
Cadence
COMSOL
Corona Labs Version
Creo
DataFIT
Dropbox
Eclipse
Ghostscript
Gimp
GNU Clisp
Google Chrome
Google Earth
IBM SPSS
Java JDK / JRE
JMP Pro
Labview
LaTex
MATLAB
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Office Pro
(Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word, Access, Outlook)
Microsoft Visio Professional
Microsoft Visual Studio
Mozilla Firefox
Notepad++
OpenOffice Suite
Oracle NetBeans
Polymath
PuTTY
Python
Quicktime
R for Windows GUI front-end
Rocscience
RStudio
Ruby
Silverlight
SolidWorks eDrawings
SSH Secure Shell Client with SecureFTP Client
Teamviewer
Tortoise SVN
VideoLAN - VLC media player
Webroot
WinBUGS
XMING

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2019-01-25 15:34


Room Specific Software

The following restricted software is available in the locations listed only. Click HERE to see nonrestricted software that is included in these rooms.

If software needs to be transferred to a different room please contact Lab Support at labsupport@fit.edu or call 674-8023.

Lab Specific Software (Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit)


Olin Engineering Classroom & Labs:

ArcGIS(228 & 229)
Rocscience (228 & 229)
S-FRAME (228 & 229)
ERMapper (127)

Olin Life Science 120:

ArcGIS

Link 309:

Bentley Maxsurf & Multiframe

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2015-09-01 14:00


How do I log on and use the Classroom Instructor Workstation?

Our multimedia classrooms feature special Instructor Workstations (IWS). By default Staff and Faculty are able to log into these systems while anyone else will need to request access.While it is recommended to attended a short (30 minute) workshop on Multimedia classrooms, it is not required. Those who need to request access are, however, required to do this step.

Overview
Many classrooms are outfitted with multimedia presentation equipment that allows instructors to deliver media-rich course content and record presentations as well. This seminar ensures optimal use instructional equipment for lecture delivery. Seminar participants receive a combination to the instructors™ workstation equipment drawer.

Specific Objectives
This seminar exposes instructors to new methods of delivering course content as well as introductory use of content capture (encapsulation) tools. Specific instruction is provided to:

  • Encourage the use of technology in the classroom experience to improve student understanding and retention of course content
  • Demonstrate the operation of the touchpanel, instructor™s station, projector, document camera, Sympodium/Smartboard, wireless microphone, wireless mouse, personal laptop and media player connections
  • Provide instructors with technical support information and further training opportunities

Prerequisites

  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Windows 10 operating system
  • A university TRACKS account (can be requested through the Technology Support Center at x7284 or http://www.it.fit.edu/support

Use this following link for more information:http://it.fit.edu/training/documents/IWS%20Training%20Tech%20Tip.pdf

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-07-23 16:22


Applied Computing Center Software List

Go Back to the Applied Computing Center main site.

The following software is available in the Applied Computing Center:

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit

7-Zip
DARcorporation Advanced Aircraft Analysis
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Anaconda
ANSYS
Adina
Arena
AspenOne
AutoCad with Civil 3D
Autodesk Fusion 360
Bentley Systems (STAAD, Bluebeam, MaxSurf, MultiFrame)
BlueJ
Cadence
CodeBlocks with C++ 
COMSOL
Coral Point Count with Excel Extensions
Corona Labs Version
PTC Creo
Cygwin
Eclipse
DataFIT
Dropbox
Eclipse
IBM SPSS
Java JDK / JRE
JMP Pro
Integrated Data Viewer 
Labview
MATLAB 
Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word, Access)
Microsoft Visio Professional
Microsoft Visual Studio
Microsoft Project
Notepad++
NX CAD
OpenOffice Suite
OpenBugs
Oracle NetBeans
Polymath
PuTTY
Python Charm
R for Windows GUI front-end
Rocscience
RStudio
SAP Lumira
TRANSCAD
VLC Media Player
Visual Analysis
WinBUGS
XMING

Go Back to the Applied Computing Center main site.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-07-23 15:09


What software is available in university computer labs?

Software Availability

Lab Support Services, Information Technology, actively maintains the computer systems and software located in the labs listed below. Software requests are done through e-mail twice a year (July/December) for the Fall and Spring academic semesters. All requests must be submited to the Lab Support Manager (Thomas Couperthwaite) via email. For more information, please visit the Software Installation policy.

Definitions

Multimedia Classrooms

These classrooms feature a single Instructor computer Workstation (IWS) and multiple seating for instruction. These facilities are open to any Florida Tech faculty, staff, or students when classes are not reserved through the Campus EMS booking system.

Multimedia Labs

Computer Systems located in these facilities are open to any Florida Tech faculty, staff, or students when classes are not reserved through the Campus EMS booking system. Typically these type of labs contain many computer systems for intructional use only.

Open Computing Labs

These labs are open to any Florida Tech faculty, staff, or students. These labs are cannot be reserved and will never have classes held in their corresponding rooms.

Department Specific Labs

Such labs are restricted to the individual department in charge of operating these rooms. Such facilities are only used for the sole purpose of the department and do not grant anyone outside of the specific department access to the rooms. Access is granted only through the Department Head of the specific academic unit.

Multimedia Classrooms and Open Computing Labs

If you are unfamiliar with Florida Tech's main campus, please visit the Campus Map.

Multimedia Classroom & Computer Lab Software

Restricted Software Information and Locations

Building Room Type
ACC
215
Open Computing Lab
CRF
112, 210, 220, 230, 401, 402, 403, 404,
524, 525, 526, 527, 609, 610, 620
Multimedia Classroom
EVH* 202 Multimedia Classroom
EVH* 205 Open Computing Lab
FTC
219, 229, 244, 245, 258
Multimedia Classroom
LIB 133 Multimedia Classroom
LINK
255, 256
Multimedia Classroom
LINK
309
Multimedia Lab+
OEC
118, 137*
Multimedia Classroom+
OEC*
127, 128
Multimedia Lab+
OEC* 132
Open Computing Lab+
OEC* 130, 228, 229
Multimedia Lab+
OLS* 120
Multimedia Lab+
OLS* 129, 130 Multimedia Classroom
OPS* 140, 144 Multimedia Classroom
Skurla 102, 106, 110, 116, 120, 121 Multimedia Classroom

+ rooms with additional restricted software. See Link above.

* designates rooms which have electronic key-card access. To request access, please visit: https://itservices.fit.edu/keyrequest

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-16 18:07


Open Computing Labs and Multimedia Clasrooms

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Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-07-10 16:19


Classroom & Lab Support-Who to Call?

Classroom & Lab Support

Who to call?

 

For Classroom Emergencies please call the Tech Support Line @ 321-674-7284 and press option 1.

  • Choose option 1 if you are experiencing audio & video issues (projector, crestron, audio in classroom).
  • Choose option 2 if you are having issues with the computer (software/hardware).
  • Classroom Emergencies are for Professors experiencing problems DURING a SCHEDULED CLASS.
  • Lab Support Services will respond promptly to these situations.

For other issues such as software installation requests, submit your request through the ticketing system here.

 

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-07-23 16:51


Getting Software

Can I use university-owned software once I leave Florida Tech?

The software license agreements that the college purchases to make licensed software available to the community indicates that software may be used only by current students, faculty, and staff.

Following the terms of site licenses, when students, faculty, or staff members leave the university, they are required to remove the licensed software from their computers.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-14 19:29


Free and Discounted Software for Students, Staff, and Faculty

Students, Faculty and Staff can use this software on their personally owned computers.

Recommended Free Software

Site-Wide Licensed Software

Vendor-Discounted Software

Kivuto

  • Vendor offers discounts on Microsoft software
  • Requires a valid TRACKS login
  • Included software:
    • Students: Windows 10 Education, Adobe Creative Cloud, IBM Code, VMware and more.
    • Faculty/Staff: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, , Office 365 University, Office 2010 (PC)/2011 (MAC) Suites, Adobe Creative Cloud. Note: The non subscription Microsoft Software is "Work At Home" meaning that after you leave the Univeristy you will no longer have access to it.
  • For more information please see our supplemental information page.

JourneyEd.com

    • Software discounts provided by the Bookstore
    • Included software:
      • Students: Windows 8.1 pro Student, Office 365 University, AutoCAD Design Suite Ultimate 2014 Student, Adobe Creative Cloud, SolidWorks Student Edition, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Rosetta Stone Spanish Level 1.

 

    • Faculty/Staff: Office 2013 Home & Student, Office 365 University, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Creative Cloud, Rosetta Stone Spanish Level 1.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-08-31 15:45


Campus-Licensed Software for University-Owned PCs

University-Licensed Software

University-Licensed Software

The following list of software is licensed for use on university-owned computers. This software is NOT for personally-owned computers. A Faculty or Staff TRACKS Account is required to install site-licensed software. All Operating System upgrades must be requested through the Technology Support Center or your departmental technology assistant.

 

  • EMS Campus Client
  • Microsoft One Note 2013 (Comes with Office 2013 Plus Complete Install)
  • Microsoft Project 2013
  • Microsoft Publisher 2013 (Comes with Office 2013 Plus Complete Install)
  • Microsoft Visio 2013
  • Microsoft Office for PC - 2010, 2013, 2016
  • Microsoft Office for Mac OS X - 2011, 2016
  • Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac OS X (Not available for download)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Pro Edition 2013
  • Core Client Access Licenses (Windows Servers, Exchange Server, SMS Server, Sharepoint Server)
  • Microsoft Operating System Upgrades (Windows 7 Ent, Windows 8.1 Ent, Windows 10 Ent)

Most of this software can be obtained through the Software Center application on your computer. For MAC users, you may contact our Technology Support Center for further assistance on obtaining software.

To install Office 365 please follow these instructions

 

Computer Lab and Multimedia Classroom software requests should be direct to Lab Support Services at the following link: Computing Labs

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-07-10 12:51


How do I purchase Adobe software from CDW-G?

Note: This document is for purchasing software for use on university-owned computers.

Florida Tech has entered into a contractual agreement with Adobe Systems Inc. and the Florida Community College Distance Learning Consortium (FCCDLC). Adobe's Adobe Contractual License Program (CLP) is a flexible licensing program that enables FCCDLC members to purchase Adobe software products and receive the discounts and benefits of a large-volume purchase. This agreement is facilitated through CDW-G.

Sample Products

  • Acrobat Product Family
  • Illustrator
  • Dreamweaver
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign

Contact

  • Purchase software online at www.CDWG.com/FLIT
  • Or contact Patrick O Neill at CDW-G 1-866-224-4940

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-12-12 09:41


How do I purchase software for university-owned computers?

Note: This document is for purchasing software for university-owned computers.

Obtaining software discounts for on-campus use

The software listed on this page is discounted for use on university-owned computers. The university has purchased several site licenses that do not require an additional purchase. If the software you need is not on the licensed software list, it may be discounted using the purchasing procedures below.

Purchasing Other Microsoft Software Products

Additional Microsoft software, not covered under the Microsoft Agreement or Site Licenses, may be purchased through the following preferred vendors.

Preferred Vendor 1: Software House International

Purchasing Adobe Software Products

Adobe software is discounted through its Contractual License Program. This agreement is facilitated through CDW-G.

Preferred Vendor: CDW-G


Purchasing Other Software Products

Please contact the Technology Support Center for assistance in purchasing a software product to fit your requirements.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-16 17:56


Purchasing Discounted Software for Faculty and Staff

Obtaining Software for Home Use

Microsoft Software for Home use by Faculty and Staff

Florida Tech Faculty and staff can aquire Microsoft Products for use on their personal computers. Under our Campus Agreement Work at Home software can be purchased through select vendors. Only one copy of an item may be purchased. All purchased software is available via download. (Backup media may be available for select items)

Software Available 

    • Office 365 University
    • Microsoft Office Professional 2010
    • Microsoft Office Professional 2013
    • Microsoft Office Professional 2016 for PC and Macintosh
    • Windows 10 Pro Upgrade (Must have an original operating system for the PC)
    • Windows 8.1 Pro Upgrade (Must have an original operating system for the PC)
    • Windows 7 Pro Upgrade (Must have an original operating system for the PC)

 

Work At Home Software

Faculty/Staff Only. Fully featured version, available through the Microsoft Work At Home program. This product must be used for work-related purposes only. Only a staff or faculty member - who is the primary user of a work computer on which a copy of this software is installed - may install this product on a home or portable computer via this purchase. Use of any such secondary copy shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the Microsoft licensing agreement under which the original copy is licensed to your academic institution.

Limitations

Software is to be used for University Business only
Software must be removed from personal computer if you are no longer employed by the University
Cafeteria, grounds, and other non-computer based positions are not eligible to use software under this agreement.

Advantages

Significantly cheaper purchase price. 

For the latest versions, please purchase online through Kivuto

Some of the links provided will require you to verify who you are by logging in with your TRACKS user name and password or will require you to send a copy of your academic id to the vendor before your item will be shipped to you. Please read all information very carefully before you proceed the first time through. It will save you a lot of time later in the purchasing process.

Some sites will have tabs for students and others for faculty/staff. Choose the tab that corresponds to you and only work within that area. If you cross tabs and add items in your cart that require a staff login but you are a student, you will not be able to complete the checkout process.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-16 18:02


What software is available in university computer labs?

Software Availability

Lab Support Services, Information Technology, actively maintains the computer systems and software located in the labs listed below. Software requests are done through e-mail twice a year (July/December) for the Fall and Spring academic semesters. All requests must be submited to the Lab Support Manager (Thomas Couperthwaite) via email. For more information, please visit the Software Installation policy.

Definitions

Multimedia Classrooms

These classrooms feature a single Instructor computer Workstation (IWS) and multiple seating for instruction. These facilities are open to any Florida Tech faculty, staff, or students when classes are not reserved through the Campus EMS booking system.

Multimedia Labs

Computer Systems located in these facilities are open to any Florida Tech faculty, staff, or students when classes are not reserved through the Campus EMS booking system. Typically these type of labs contain many computer systems for intructional use only.

Open Computing Labs

These labs are open to any Florida Tech faculty, staff, or students. These labs are cannot be reserved and will never have classes held in their corresponding rooms.

Department Specific Labs

Such labs are restricted to the individual department in charge of operating these rooms. Such facilities are only used for the sole purpose of the department and do not grant anyone outside of the specific department access to the rooms. Access is granted only through the Department Head of the specific academic unit.

Multimedia Classrooms and Open Computing Labs

If you are unfamiliar with Florida Tech's main campus, please visit the Campus Map.

Multimedia Classroom & Computer Lab Software

Restricted Software Information and Locations

Building Room Type
ACC
215
Open Computing Lab
CRF
112, 210, 220, 230, 401, 402, 403, 404,
524, 525, 526, 527, 609, 610, 620
Multimedia Classroom
EVH* 202 Multimedia Classroom
EVH* 205 Open Computing Lab
FTC
219, 229, 244, 245, 258
Multimedia Classroom
LIB 133 Multimedia Classroom
LINK
255, 256
Multimedia Classroom
LINK
309
Multimedia Lab+
OEC
118, 137*
Multimedia Classroom+
OEC*
127, 128
Multimedia Lab+
OEC* 132
Open Computing Lab+
OEC* 130, 228, 229
Multimedia Lab+
OLS* 120
Multimedia Lab+
OLS* 129, 130 Multimedia Classroom
OPS* 140, 144 Multimedia Classroom
Skurla 102, 106, 110, 116, 120, 121 Multimedia Classroom

+ rooms with additional restricted software. See Link above.

* designates rooms which have electronic key-card access. To request access, please visit: https://itservices.fit.edu/keyrequest

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-16 18:07


How do I install software through Software Center (SCCM)?

For Windows Machines on the Florida Tech Domain (fit.edu)

Software Center, part of Microsoft's Software Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), allows users to install the latest versions of software applications on university-owned computers accross campus.

Computers on the Florida Tech domain (fit.edu) are those which require you to sign in with your TRACKS username and password.

For Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10:

1. Press the Windows key or choose the Start Button. 

 or Win8 Windows Key

2. Type "Software Center" into the search bar.

   or 

3. Click the Software Center executable file that appears in the menu.

4. Software Center will open. Choose the software application you wish to install, and click the install button in the bottom right-hand corner.

Software Center

 If you choose the "Installation Status" tab, you can confirm that the software is installing and also confirm if/when it finishes.

If you experience any problems installing software through Software Center, please contact the Technology Support Center at techsupport@fit.edu or by calling (321) 674-7284.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-16 18:29


Installing Fortinet SSL VPN Client

Installing Fortinet SSL VPN Client – Windows
===========================
1. Download the Fortitoken Mobile applet from the app store on your mobile phone.

2. If your computer is on the domain go to the start menu and open Software Center, double-click FortiClient and click on Install.

FortiClient SCCM Preview


3. Once the client is installed on your computer it will require a restart of your computer.

4. To open the client go to the Start Menu -> Programs -> FortiClient (folder)-> FortiClient

5. A mobile token must be assigned to your account by the Network Department prior to implementing two-factor authentication. Once a token has been assigned, you will receive an email from Fortiauthenticator with an attachment that contains a barcode. Open the app on your phone and select scan barcode. Scan the barcode from the email with your phone.

6. You will be prompted to create a 4-digit PIN, this is your own personal pin. After entering the pin twice you will receive a code on your phone. A new code will be displayed every 60 seconds.

7. Go to the client on your computer and enter your tracks user name and password and click connect. You will be prompted to enter the 6 digit code displayed on your mobile device.

Manual Setup for Installing Fortinet SSL VPN Client
===========================
If you either did not receive the attached barcode or would like to manually setup your token follow the instructions below:

1. Download the Fortitoken Mobile from the app store for your mobile device

2. If your computer is on the domain go to the start menu and open Software Center, double-click FortiClient and click on Install.

3. Once the client is installed on your computer it will require a restart of your computer.

4. To open the client go to the Start Menu -> Programs -> FortiClient (folder)-> FortiClient

5. A mobile token must be assigned to your account by the Network Department prior to implementing two-factor authentication. Once a token has been assigned, you will receive an email from Fortiauthenticator with an attachment that contains a barcode.

6. Open the email you received from Fortiauthenticator and the app on your phone. Select “Enter Manually” on the app.

7. Under “Fortinet Acct” select Fortinet. Enter your username and the Key from the email (example below circled in red)

FortiToken Mobile Activation Code Preview


8. You will be prompted to create a 4-digit PIN, this is your own personal pin. After entering the pin twice you will receive a code on your phone. A new code will be displayed every 60 seconds.

9. Go to the client on your computer and enter your tracks user name and password and click connect. You will be prompted to enter the 6 digit code displayed on your mobile device.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-11-18 14:53


How to Install FortiClient VPN and Configure it for Off-Campus Computers

Purpose and Scope

This procedure aims to familiarize IT users with the steps to install and configure the FortiClient VPN. 

 

Procedure

  1.  To download the client, open a web browser to the following address:  https://vpn.fit.edu
  2.  Login with your domain and password.
    VPN Login
  3. If FortiToken is configured, you will receive a prompt to enter your token.
    FortiToken Prompt

  4. Once you Login, the webpage will fully load.
    FortiClient Operating System Selection


  5. Select the appropriate "FortiClient" for your computer OS to begin the FortiClient download process.
  6. Launch the executable and click Yes to accept.
    User Account Control Prompt

    FortiClient Installer

  7. Check the box to accept the License Agreement and click the Next button.
    FortiClient Setup Wizard Splash

  8. Click the box for VPN Only.
    FortiClient Setup Software Selection

  9. Accept the default Destination Folder and click the Next button.
    FortiClient Setup Select Destination

  10. Click the Install button.
    FortiClient Setup Ready to Install

    FortiClient Setup Installation Status

  11. Click the Finish button.
    FortiClient Setup Completion Window

  12. Launch FortiClient and click the link to Configure VPN.
    FortiClient VPN Window

  13. Configure the SSL-VPN only with the following settings:
    1. Connection Name – Enter the name for the VPN connection.
    2. Remote Gateway – The VPN address is vpn.fit.edu.
    3. Chose the option to Save login.
    4. Username – Enter your username (optional).
      FortiClient Edit VPN Connection
  14. Click the Apply button.
  15. Click the Close button.
  16. A fully configured FortiClient VPN will present the following screen:
    FortiClient Login Screen

  17. Enter your password and click the Connect button. (Notice the status message – Status: 45%.)
    FortiClient Connection Status Pre Token

  18. The FortiClient will now prompt for the FortiToken:
    FortiClient Prompt for FortiToken

  19. Enter the FortiToken code and click the OK button to complete the VPN process.

 

 

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-12-05 12:43


How do I install Office 365 on my Windows / MAC device?

Getting Started: Minimum
System Requirements


WINDOWS

Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 10 Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Hard Disk: 3.0 GB of available disk space
Display: 1024 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics: Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
.NET Version: NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0, 4.5, or 4.6 CLR to also be installed.

MAC

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.10 or later
Processor: Intel processor
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Hard Disk: 6 GB of available disk space. HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus)
Display: 1280 x 800 screen resolution

NOTE*
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity. 

 

Downloading Office


1.) Open your web browser and navigate to
https://login.microsoftonline.com/
2.) In the field labeled Email or Phone, enter your TracksID followed by @fit.edu.
                          Example: Student2011@fit.edu
                          Example: StaffID@fit.edu
3.) Next click in the password field. At this point you will be redirected to the FIT Portal for Office 365.
4.) Enter your tracks password and click Sign in.
5.) After you successfully login near the top of the page will be a link to “Install Office 2016”. Click the link to download the necessary setup files.
6.) Your file should begin downloading if it does not refresh the page and try again.

 

Installing Office 365: Windows


1.) To install office run the executable that was downloaded in the previous section (Downloading Office).
2.) Follow the onscreen prompts.
3.) Open any of the newly installed office applications. Once opened it may prompt for activation. To Activate enter your TracksID@fit.edu followed by your tracks password.

 

Installing Office 365: MAC


1.) To install office run the Microsoft.pkg that was downloaded in the previous section (Downloading Office).
2.) Follow the onscreen prompts.
3.) Once installed, navigate to applications and open any of the newly installed office applications. Once opened it may prompt for activation. To Activate enter your TracksID@fit.edu followed by your tracks password.

 

Installation: Office 365 Preinstalled But Not Activated


1.) If  Office is already installed and needs activation, open any Office 365 application.
2.) When prompted for activation, select sign in as another user.
3.) When the credentials box appears, enter your TracksID@fit.edu followed by your tracks password.
4.) Close all Office 365 applications and open them. The license should have applied.
5.) If office fails to activate, please save your current opened documents and files, then restart the system. After the restart, try to activate again.

 

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-01-26 18:06


How do I install Office 365 on my Windows / MAC device?

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Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-01-25 16:06


MATLAB for Students and Faculty

About MATLAB and Simulink

MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. MathWorks produces nearly 100 additional products for specialized tasks such as data analysis and image processing.


 

Products Available on Campus

MATLAB, Simulink, and add-on products are available through our TAH campus-wide license. Application areas include:

  • MATLAB
  • Simulink
  • Aerospace Blockset
  • Aerospace Toolbox
  • Bioinformatics Toolbox
  • Communications System Toolbox
  • Computer Vision System Toolbox
  • Control System Toolbox
  • Curve Fitting Toolbox
  • DSP System Toolbox
  • Data Acquisition Toolbox
  • Embedded Coder
  • Filter Design HDL Coder
  • Financial Toolbox
  • Fixed-Point Designer
  • Fuzzy Logic Toolbox
  • Global Optimization Toolbox
  • HDL Coder
  • HDL Verifier
  • Image Acquisition Toolbox
  • Image Processing Toolbox
  • RF Toolbox
  • Robotics System Toolbox
  • Signal Processing Toolbox
  • SimEvents
  • SimRF
  • Simscape
  • Simscape Electronics
  • Simscape Multibody
  • Simscape Power Systems
  • Simulink 3D Animation
  • Simulink Coder
  • Simulink Control Design
  • Simulink Design Optimization
  • Simulink_Desktop Real Time
  • Simulink Real Time
  • Spreadsheet Link
  • Stateflow
  • Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox
  • Symbolic Math Toolbox
  • System Identification Toolbox
  • Vehicle Network Toolbox
  • Vision HDL Toolbox
  • WLAN System Toolbox
  • Wavelet Toolbox
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox
  • Partial Differential Equation Toolbox
  • Instrument Control Toolbox
  • LTE System Toolbox
  • MATLAB Coder
  • MATLAB Compiler
  • MATLAB Compiler SDK
  • Mapping Toolbox
  • Neural Network Toolbox
  • OPC Toolbox
  • Optimization Toolbox
  • Phased Array System Toolbox

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2019-01-14 09:19


Email

Do I have to check my Florida Tech email address?

In short, yes.

Once students are issued a Florida Tech email address, all official communication from the university will go to that mailbox as a matter of university policy. As a result of this policy, it is important that all students check their mailbox at http://mail.my.fit.edu on a regular basis.

We recommend checking your Florida Tech email address at least once every 24 hours.

What if I have another email address that I check more regularly than my Florida Tech email address?

Although it is not a service the Technology Support Center supports or provides, you can configure your Florida Tech mailbox to forward your emails to another address.

Follow the instructions on this FAQ article to learn how.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-16 19:45


List of file attachments types that are blocked by the incoming/outgoing mail server.

Files with the following extensions will be stripped from attachments by the email server.

Note: This applies for Exchange users sending or receiving email from my.fit.edu and external email addresses.

Archive Files: ZIP, TAR, GZ, and RAR containing files with the extensions below will be blocked.

Extension Reason
.bat Batch files are often malicious
.chm Compiled help files are very dangerous in email
.cmd Batch files are often malicious
.cnf SpeedDials are very dangerous in email
.com Executable DOS/Windows programs are dangerous in email
.cpl Control panel items are often used to hide viruses
.exe Executable DOS/Windows programs are dangerous in email
.hta HTML archives are very dangerous in email
.ins Windows Internet Settings are dangerous in email
.lnk Eudora *.lnk security hole attack
.mhtml MHTML files can be used in an attack against Eudora
.pif Shortcuts to MS-Dos programs are very dangerous in email
.scf Windows Explorer Commands are dangerous in email
.scr Windows Screensavers are often used to hide viruses
.vb? Visual Basic Scripts are dangerous in email
.ws Windows Script Host files are dangerous in email
.xnk Microsoft Exchange Shortcuts are dangerous in email

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-01-03 12:06


How do I forward emails from my Florida Tech email address to another email address?

Students are responsible for all mail sent to their @my.fit.edu address. If you want to forward your email to another account, you can do so via web based email client. The instructions below do not apply to Exchange (@fit.edu) users.

Student @my.fit.edu users:

  1. Sign in to http://mail.my.fit.edu.
  2. Click this link to get to the settings page: https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#settings/fwdandpop
  3. If the step 2 link DID work, skip to step 8. If step 2 DID NOT work, continue to step 4.
  4. Click your Account name at the top of the Mail page.
  5. Click on Account Settings.
  6. Click on Settings to the right of Gmail.
  7. Click on the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  8. Click on the Add a forwarding address button.
  9. Enter the email address to which you'd like your messages forwarded.
  10. It will send a verification email to the forwarding email address.  Follow the instructions in the email.
  11. Reload the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  12. Select the action you'd like your messages to take from the drop-down menu. You can choose to keep Gmail's copy of the message in your inbox, or you can send it automatically to All Mail or Trash.
  13. Click on Save Changes.

Please note: While email forwarding may work after following these instructions, it is not a service that is provided and therefore is not supported.

Author: Curtis Robinson
Last update: 2016-06-16 19:32


What are my options for accessing my Google Applications email account? (Students/Guests)

Table of Contents

About Student/Guest Email Accounts
Accessing Your Email Online
Set Up to Use Applications:

Set Up Google Applications Password
Enable IMAP or POP
Allow "Less Secure" Applications

Steps for Outlook 2013/2016 on PC
Steps for Outlook 2016 on Mac
Steps for Mac Mail
Steps for Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod
Steps for Android Mobile Devices
Need Assistance?

About Student/Guest Email Accounts

Florida Tech is partnered with Google to provide personalized Google Applications accounts to our students and guests of the university. As such, all Florida Tech students and guests have a Gmail mailbox with the domain suffix "@my.fit.edu" at the end their usernames. This means that your email address is: username@my.fit.edu

For example, if your TRACKS username was jsmith2017, your email address would be:

jsmith2017@my.fit.edu

Accessing Your Email Online

Whether you are using a Mac or a PC, you can open any web browser and go to the website http://mail.my.fit.edu/. You will be prompted to sign in with your TRACKS username and passwordas the CAS authentication page.

cas login page my.fit.edu

Once you enter your TRACKS username and password, click "LOGIN." 

Alternatively, you can go to the website http://my.fit.edu/, enter your TRACKS username and password, then click on the "Email" icon. 

my.fit.edu email icon

Your login credentials will be authenticated and you will be redirected to your Gmail mailbox. It should look something like this:

gmail mailbox image

You now have the ability to read and send emails as you would with any other mailbox service. This should work in any internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.

Set Up to Use Applications

1. Set Up Google Applications Password

First things first. In addition to your TRACKS password, there is another password used sometimes that is specifically for configuring your email account on different email applications. This password is known as your Google Applications password.

This article will specify when it is necessary to use your Google Applications password instead of TRACKS in the email setup process.

In order to set up your Google Applications password, go to the website: https://tracks.fit.edu/tracks/passwd/

From the drop-down menu, select "Google Applications."

Enter a password and confirm that password, ensuring that it meets the requirements listed at the bottom of that page.

2. Enable IMAP or POP

Next, you should enable IMAP or POP. This gives you the ability to configure your mailbox in email clients such as Outlook, Mac Mail, and Thunderbird.

What is the difference between IMAP and POP?

IMAP and POP are both ways to read your Gmail messages in other email clients.

IMAP can be used across multiple devices. Emails are synced in real time.

POP can only be used for a single computer. Emails aren't synced in real time. Instead, they're downloaded and you decide how often you want to download new emails.

Enable IMAP

  1. On your computer, go to the website mail.my.fit.edu.
  2. In the top right, click "SettingsSettings.
  3. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  4. In the "IMAP Access" section, select Enable IMAP.
  5. Click Save Changes.

You can find advanced configuration settings for IMAP here.

Enable POP

  1. On your computer, go to the website mail.my.fit.edu.
  2. In the top right, click "SettingsSettings.
  3. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  4. In the "POP Download" section, select Enable POP for all mail or Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on.
  5. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.

You can find advanced configuration settings for POP here.

3. Allow "Less Secure" Applications

Finally, in order to be able to configure your email on certain applications Google has deemed "less secure," you need to enable that setting. This enables the ability to configure IMAP and POP on various applications.

To do this, go to the following website: https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps

You will notice the option is set to "OFF."

Click the switch to the right of "Allow less secure apps" to turn it "ON."

You can now configure your mailbox on other applications.

Steps for Outlook 2013/2016 on PC

  1. If this is your first time setting up an account in Outlook, the Account Setup window will come up automatically. If you are already using Outlook for another account, continue to step 2.
  2. From inside Outlook, go to "File" > "Add Account"
  3. In the Auto Account Setup window, select the "Manual setup or additional server types" radio button.
  4. Select "POP or IMAP" and then click "Next."
  5. To configure IMAP, use the settings indicated below. For POP settings, continue to step 12. Note: You will need to use your Google Applications password.
  6. Click "More Settings" as shown the image shown above.
  7. Under the "Outgoing Server" tab, check the "requires authentication" option:
  8. Under the "Advanced" tab, ensure the server ports are configured as indicated:
  9. Click "OK," then click "Next."
  10. The account settings will be tested. You should see the following window appear:
  11. Click "Close," and then click "Finish."
  12. To configure POP, use the settings indicated below:
    Note: You will need to use your Google Applications password.
  13. Click "More Settings" as shown in the image above.
  14. Under the "Outgoing Server" tab, check the "requires authentication" option:
  15. Under the "Advanced" tab, ensure the server ports are configured as indicated:
  16. Click "OK," then click "Next."
  17. The account settings will be tested. You should see the following window appear:
  18. Your mailbox is now configured with Outlook.

Steps for Outlook 2016 on Mac

  1. Open Outlook, and then go to "Outlook" on the menu bar and select "Preferences."
  2. In the Preferences menu, select "Accounts."
  3. Select "New account" from the drop-down menu in the bottom-left.
  4. Enter your Florida Tech email address:
  5. Click "Continue," then enter your Google Applications password in the window as shown:
  6. Click "Add Account." Your mailbox should automatically configure and then appear as shown below:

Steps for Mac Mail

  1. Open the Mac Mail application, then go to the menu bar an select "Mail" > "Accounts."
  2. From the Accounts window, select the " + " icon in the bottom left-hand corner to add a new mailbox.

    Select "Add Other Account..." as shown in the image above.
  3. Then, select "Mail account" as shown below:
  4. Enter your first and last name, your full email address, and your Google Applications password:

    Then, click "Sign In."
  5. If you want to set up the mailbox as IMAP, enter the settings as indicated below. For POP, skip to step 7.
  6. Click "Sign In."
  7. To setup the mailbox as POP, enter the settings as indicated below:

    Your should now be able to use your mailbox in Mac Mail.

Steps for Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod

  1. Tap the "Settings" gear icon.
  2. Go to "Mail, Contacts, Calendars," and tap "Add Account."
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  3. Tap the "Google" option.
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  4. You will be redirected to the Gmail Sign in page. Enter your full @my.fit.edu email address:
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    Tap "NEXT."
  5. You should be redirected to the CAS authentication page:
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  6. Enter your TRACKS username and password. Do not enter your email address.
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  7. If you entered your username and password correctly, the application should authenticate you find the mailbox:
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    Tap "Save."
  8. Tap on the "Gmail" option.
    Your mailbox should open on your Apple device.
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Steps for Android Mobile Devices

Note: Android devices can vary based on the version of Android OS installed on the device. However, the options should basically be the same.

  1. Tap the "Settings" gear icon from the app tray.
  2. Under the "General" tab, tap "Accounts & sync."
  3. Tap the "ADD ACCOUNT" button near the bottom of the screen.
  4. If your device has security PIN, you will be prompted to enter your PIN and press "Next."
  5. Tap the "Google" option from the list.
  6. If your device has a security PIN, you may be prompted to enter your PIN again.
  7. On the Add your account screen, type your full email address:

    Click "NEXT."
  8. Tap the "Accept" button to agree to the Terms of Service.
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  9. You will be redirected to the CAS authentication page. Enter your TRACKS username and password:

    Tap "LOGIN."
  10. If you are prompted to set up payment information, simply tap "No thanks," then tap "CONTINUE."

    You should now be able to access your mailbox on your Android device.

Need Assistance?

If you encounter any issues with these instructions, please contact the Technology Support Center at techsupport@fit.edu or by calling +1 (321) 674-7284.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-08-09 15:50


Receiving POP email error on send and receive - POP mailbox is locked.

Symptom

Receiving POP email error on send and receive - POP mailbox is locked. Cannot receive new messages.

Cause

A mail client is attempting to access a locked POP account.

Solution

Close the mail client and reboot. Wait at least 10 minutes before opening the mail client again. (The reboot may not be needed but ensures that the application thoroughly quits.)  If this does not resolve the issue please contact the Technology Support Center.

Additional Info

When a mail client connects to the POP server it locks the POP account. When the mail client has completed its tasks it issues a QUIT command to the POP server which unlocks the account. If no QUIT signal is issued and the connection remains idle for 10 minutes, the account is unlocked automatically. If mutliple computers are trying to access the POP account at the same time, this could cause the mailbox to be locked and inaccessible. Also, if the refresh rate for send/receive is more frequent than 10 minutes and a message hangs for some reason, then the server will remain locked for 10 minutes. Likewise if a client accesses the mailbox and the receive is cancelled prior to completion, the server may remain locked. The server will unlock the account automatically after 10 minutes and at that time the mail client should be able to reconnect.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-14 14:20


How can I gain access to a former employee's Exchange mailbox or computer files?

When an employee separates from the university their email or documents may be needed by their department to continue performing their duties.

Please follow these steps to request access to a terminated employee's files.

  1. The Department Head of the requesting department must submit a request to Human Resources.

  2. If HR approves the request, they notify Enterprise Systems via a memo/email.

  3. Enterprise Systems will then give the Tech Support Center authorization to provide access to the specified email and documents.

To contact Human Resources, please call (321) 674-8100 or email hr@fit.edu.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-27 19:24


How to stop Outlook from marking messages as read when viewed (For Shared Mailboxes)

For Outlook 2010:

1.  Click the View tab.

Picture of Step 1 through 3.

2. In the Layout section, click on Reading Pane.

3.Select Options from the pop-up menu that appears.
4.With the Reading Pane window open, uncheck Mark items as read when viewed in the Reading Pane and click ok.

step 4

 

For Outlook 2007:

To stop Outlook from marking messages as read when viewed in the reading pane, do the following:

  1. Open Outlook
  2. Click on Tools on the top menu bar
  3. Select Options from the dropdown menu
  4. Select the Other tab
  5. Click the Reading Pane button
  6. Unselect "Mark items as read when viewed in the Reading Pane"
  7. Click OK
  8. Click Apply, then OK again

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-09-19 00:58


How do I set up my Exchange mailbox on Android or iOS?

Android

  1. Tap "Settings" > "Accounts" > "Add account" > "Email."

    Select Accounts
  2. Type your full email address, for example username@fit.edu, type your TRACKS password, and then tap "Next".

  3. Select the "Exchange" option.

  4. You might receive a message similar to the one shown below about additional security features. The server will likely be "ex.fit.edu." Select "OK" to continue.

    Remote security administration
  5. Once the device verifies the server settings, the "Account Options" page opens. Accept the defaults or select the options for how you want to receive and send your mail, and then tap "Next." (You may need to scroll down to see Next.)

  6. On the Set up email page you can change the name of your account. When you're finished tap "Done."

 

iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

1. Go to "Settings," scroll down to "Mail, Contacts, Calendars," and then tap "Add Account."

2. Select "Exchange."

3. Enter your full email address, such as: username@fit.edu. Add your TRACKS password and a description of your account and then tap "Next."

4. If you're prompted to enter additional server settings, see this FAQ article here.

5. Choose the apps you want your email account to sync with your iOS device and then tap "Save." Your email account is now ready for use with the iOS Mail app.

If you encounter any problems while following these instructions, please contact the Technology Support Center at (321) 674-7284 or techsupport@fit.edu.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-09-07 14:09


When do I get my Florida Tech email account?

Students

Main Campus - Melbourne:
Your mailbox will be created once your tuition deposit it processed. It could take anywhere from 24-72 hours for your deposit to process, depending on your financial institution.

Extended Studies:
Your mailbox will be created once you have been accepted into the program.

Bisk Education:
Your mailbox will be created once your application is processed and you are accepted.

Continuing Education (ABA/PDP):
Your mailbox will be created once you have been accepted into the program.

Staff/Faculty

Your mailbox will be created once Human Resources has completed processing all hiring paperwork and a start date is issued.

Guests

Your mailbox will be created once Human Resources has completed processing your guest role paperwork.

 

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-08-09 16:11


What options do I have for accessing my student email?

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Last update: 2016-06-27 19:37


How can I connect Outlook/ Mail (mac) to my student Google Applications account?

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Last update: 2014-10-17 11:26


How to set up IMAP or POP in Thunderbird for Exchange

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Last update: 2019-01-08 16:48


How do I forward emails from within Outlook Web Access (ex.fit.edu)?

  1. Open Internet Explorer. Note: This can be done only through Internet Explorer.
  2. Open the link: https://ex.fit.edu.
  3. Make sure the option Use Outlook Web Access Light is Unchecked.
  4. Login using your exchange account User Name and Password.
  5. After logging in, click on Options on the top right corner of the screen.
  6. In the list on the left, click on Rules.
  7. Click on New Rule, click Create a New Rule for arriving message.
  8. On the popup window, click Delete Disabled Rule.
  9. In the New Rule window, under After the message arrives, select the appropriate rule to forward messages depending on their content.
  10. After selecting the rule, click on the people and distribution list link.
  11. In the new window, write the recipient email address in the Mail Recipients: field at the bottom of the window. Click OK.
  12. Under Do the following, click on Forward or redirect
  13. As per your preference, from the list select if you want to Forward or Redirect the email.
  14. After selecting the rule, click on the new forward it to people and distribution list link.
  15. In the new window, write the recipient email address in the Mail Recipients: field at the bottom of the window. Click OK.
  16. In the Name: field, provide a name to the rule.
  17. Click Save.
  18. This should automatically forward E-mails to the specified address as per user preference.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-27 19:33


I cannot send an email to an account that is known to exist, but Exchange gives a "Delivery has failed to these recipients or distrbution lists:" error in Outlook?

There is a problem when an email account change occurs in Exchange and Outlook has the email cached locally. The local cached email does not update properly, so you end up getting a bounced email saying "Delivery has failed to these recipients or distrbution lists."

To fix the problem, the local cache needs to be cleared for the email address.

Here are the steps to delete the locally cache entry from Outlook:

  1. Close Outlook.
  2. Download the NK2Edit program from this website: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html
  3. Save the nk2edit zip file to the Desktop.
  4. Extract the nk2edit.zip file to a folder.
  5. Open nk2edit by double-clicking on the file nk2edit or nk2edit.exe
  6. Right-click on the email addresses you are trying to send to and select Delete Selected Records
  7. Close nk2edit
  8. Open Outlook
  9. Send an email to email address.
  10. If it does not work, then contact the Technology Support Center.

 

Author: Curtis Robinson
Last update: 2012-09-19 01:26


How do I add an email address to my Block List? (Faculty/Staff)

What is a "Block List?"

Your Block List is a filtered list of email addresses that will always be blocked from being delivered to your Exchange mailbox. You can add and remove email addresses from your personal Block List.

How do I access my Block List?

1. Go to the website https://spam.fit.edu

2. Login with your emaill address (ex: username@fit.edu) and TRACKS password.
3. On the right-hand side, click on the silhouette icon: 
4. From the drop-down menu, click “Preferences”.

5. Under the “Antispam Management” section, click the word “Block.”

6. Type the email address that you want to permanently block in the textbox:

7. Click the "+" button.

8. When finished, click the "Close" button at the bottom-right of the window.

9. Click the “OK” button in the bottom-left to save the preference.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-07-11 16:30


How do I add an email address to my Safe List? (Faculty/Staff)

What is a "Safe List?"

Your Safe List is a filtered list of email addresses that will always be allowed to deliver to your Exchange mailbox. You can add and remove email addresses from your personal Safe List.

How do I access my Safe List?

1. Go to the website https://spam.fit.edu

2. Login with your email address (ex: username@fit.edu) and TRACKS password.

3. On the right-hand side, click on the silhouette icon: 

4. From the drop-down menu, click on “Preferences”.

5. Under the “Antispam Management” section, click the word “Safe.”

6. Type the email address that you want to permanently allow in the textbox:

7. Click the "+" button.

8. When finished click the "Close" button at the bottom-right of the window.

9. Click the “OK” button in the bottom-left to save the preference.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-07-11 16:47


How to add email to your black/white list from Bulk (SPAM) Inbox (Faculty/Staff)?

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Last update: 2016-06-27 19:51


How do I release or delete messages from the "Bulk" (Spam) mailbox? (Faculty/Staff)

For Individual Messages

  1. Go to the website https://spam.fit.edu
  2. Login with your Exchange email address. Ex: username@fit.edu and TRACKS password
  3. In your "Bulk" inbox, right click on the message that you want to release or delete.
  4. Select "Release" or "Delete." The email will be sent to your inbox if you selected release. It will be deleted if you selected delete.
  5. Click the “Log Out” button in the upper right to exit.

For Cleaning the Whole Bulk Folder and Multiple Accounts

If you find you are receiving multiple spam messages you must log in your spam account associated with each mailbox and to delete the spam from the multiple addresses associated with your @fit.edu Exchange account.

  1. Go to the website https://spam.fit.edu
  2. Login with your Exchange email address. Ex: username@fit.edu and TRACKS password.
  3. Now click on the "Bulk" folder and you will see a pane with the email, right click on the Bulk folder, and choose "Empty".
  4. Choose "Log Out" when finished.
  5. Then you can login to your_username@go.fit.edu repeat steps 1-4, and then your_username@it.fit.edu to delete all the messages associated with the account.

Author: Curtis Robinson
Last update: 2016-06-28 10:41


How do I automatically whitelist emails I release? (Faculty/Staff)

  1. Go to the website https://spam.fit.edu
  2. Login with your TRACKS (Exchange Email) account. Ex: username@fit.edu  and password
  3. On the left hand side, click on “Preferences”.
  4. Under the “Email Account Management” section, click the word “On” for “Add outgoing email addresses to White list:”.
  5. Click on “Apply” button.
  6. Click the “Log Out” button in the upper right when finished.

Author: Curtis Robinson
Last update: 2016-06-27 19:57


How do I stop receiving spam reports? (Faculty/Staff)

  1. Go to the website https://spam.fit.edu
  2. Login with your TRACKS (Exchange Email) account. Ex: username@fit.edu and password
  3. In the menu on the left hand side click on “Preferences.”
  4. Under the “Antispam Management” section, click the word “Off” for “Receive spam report:
  5. Click on “Apply” button.
  6. Click the “Log Out” button in the upper right when finished.
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Be Aware you have to do this for each alias address associated with your account to completely stop receiving the messages.

Then you can login to your_username@go.fit.edu repeat steps 1-6, and then your_username@it.fit.edu and repeat steps 1-6, which both user your TRACKS password as the password.

Author: Curtis Robinson
Last update: 2016-06-28 10:54


How do I add my student email account (Gmail) to my phone or other mobile device?

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Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-28 16:45


How do I add a mailbox? (Faculty / Staff)

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Last update: 2019-01-08 16:46


Exchange Online Archiving

Archive Mailbox

Exchange Online Archiving feature is a specialized archive mailbox that appears alongside the users’ primary mailbox folders in Outlook for Windows or Outlook Web App (https://ex.fit.edu). Users can access the archive in the same way that they access their primary mailboxes. In addition, they can search both their archives and primary mailboxes.

It allows your archives to be stored on the server and backed up like your primary mailbox rather then stored on your local computer.


The default size of your inbox is 2 GB and the online archive has 10 GB of storage space.

If you have archives on your computer that need to be moved over you will have to manually move them (instructions provided below).

 

The benefits of storing your archives on the server:

1. The archives are automatically backed up regularly. If your computer hard drive fails, your archives are safe.

2. You can have access to your archives from any computer, not just the one computer where you store the archives.

3. The server moves old emails out of your inbox and into the archives automatically if they are over 2 years old. The server recreates the folders in your inbox when moving old emails. You can set folders to archive emails older than 1 year, 6 months, 2 months, or even 1 month.

 

 

How to Access Online Archives:

Currently only three mail clients can view your Online Archives: Outlook OWA Personal Folders2010 for Windows, Outlook 2013 for Windows, and Outlook Web Access (ex.fit.edu). Outlook for Mac is not supported, so use Outlook Web Access.

The online archives are distinguishable from your regular archives by your email address which is attached to the archive name.

On the web access, it is called Personal Archive (pictured on the right).

Move emails to Online Archive:

To move a folder from your local archive to the server archive via local computer. Right click on the folder in the local archive and click on move.  Then, select the archive mailbox as the target folder.

Additonally, you can verify that it successfully uploaded (it will take some time depending on the size of the folders) by logging into the webmail (ex.fit.edu) and looking in the area labeled Personal Archive as shown on the right.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2015-02-05 10:00


How to add a shared calendar

Steps to Share Calendars in Microsoft Outlook 2010

  1. Open Outlook 2010
  2. Click on Calendar
  3. Right click the calendar to be shared, select Properties, then Permissions
  4. Click Add, enter the person’s  name that you wish to share the calendar to, then click Add then OK

 

 5.  Define permissions for the user by setting Permission Level (Owner/Editor/Author/Reviewer), Click OK

 6.  On the computer used by the person needing to see the shared item, open Outlook 2010

 7.  Click the icon for Open Calendar,   then Open Shared Calendar

 8.  Enter the name of the owner of the shared calendar, then click OK

 9.  The calendar will appear in the calendar view.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2015-07-16 19:58


My Exchange mailbox is full, how do I increase space?

Enable Online Archiving (Faculty/Staff)

If your mailbox is full we recommend changing your automatic archiving frequency.

Navigate to ex.fit.edu, log in:

If you don't see the "Personal Archive" drop down (See this article on Exchange Online Archiving), then we may need to enable it for your account. 

 

To Change the Policy Frequency

1. Go to the webpageL ex.fit.edu

2. Log in using your TRACKS username and password

3. Locate your Inbox folder

4. Right click Inbox.

5. Hover over "Archive Policy"

6. Chose the amount of time you would like your Inbox to be automaticly archived.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-28 19:32


How do I create a central email for my student organization? (Google Groups Email Address)

Google Groups is a feature provided by your Google Account that allows users to create a shared email address under the my.fit.edu domain. It gives the Group Owner the ability to add and remove users from the group as needed. 

 

How to create a Google Groups Email Address:

 

1. Open your email from http://mail.my.fit.edu

2. Click on Apps from the TRACKS Menu

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3. Select Groups from the window that comes up (You may have to click More to see it)GG2

 

4. Select My Groups from the side menu

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5. Select Create Group from the top bar

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6. Choose your Group name, Group email address and Group description

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7. Select Group Type and Basic Permissions

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8. Click Create from the top bar

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9. Your Group has been created, click Okay

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10. To set the ability for anyone to send to (Post) to the group, click Manage in the top right corner of your group’s topic page

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11. Select Basic Permissions in the left pane

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12. Click the Select groups of users under the Post option and check all the Groups and Users listed

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13. Select Posting Permissions in the left pane

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14. Click the Select groups of users under the Post As The Group option and check all the member types you want to have permissions to send on behalf of the group email address

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15. Click the My Settings icon in the top, right corner of your group’s topic page and select Membership and email settings

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16. In the Membership settings window, click the menu to choose an email subscription option:

  • No Email: You do not want to receive messages to the group in your Gmail inbox, and will only use the Google Groups interface to read and respond to messages
  • Daily Summaries: You want to receive a summary email of new messages once a day
  • Combined Updates: You want to receive 25 messages bundled into a single email
  • All Email: You want to receive an email for each message that is sent to the group

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17. To add members, click Manage in the top right corner of your group’s topic page

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18. You can Invite members or Direct add members to the group in the left pane

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19. When you Direct add members, you can choose their Email subscription options at the time of their addition

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20. When you are finished adding members and choosing the Email subscription options, click Add on the top bar

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21. For more options and settings, please follow this link, http://blog.ditoweb.com/search/label/google%20groups

 

 NOTE:

If you are part of an organization (Example, Student Government Association) and the associated email (sga@my.fit.edu) is taken by someone no longer reachable, you will need to get your faculty sponsor to email techsupport@fit.edu with the name of the president of the organization, asking that they are given ownership of the Group.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2015-01-14 21:45


How do I add/use my student organization Google Email Address? (Google Groups Email Address)

 

Accessing your new Google Group Email:

 

1. Open your email from http://mail.my.fit.edu

2. Click on Apps from the TRACKS Menu

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3. Select Groups from the window that comes up (You may have to click More to see it) 

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4. Select My Groups from the side menu

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5. Select your group in the center pane

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6. Click the My Settings icon in the top, right corner of your group’s topic page and select Membership and email settings

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7. In the Membership settings window, click the menu to choose an email subscription option:

  • No Email: You do not want to receive messages to the group in your Gmail inbox, and will only use the Google Groups interface to read and respond to messages
  • Daily Summaries: You want to receive a summary email of new messages once a day
  • Combined Updates: You want to receive 25 messages bundled into a single email
  • All Email: You want to receive an email for each message that is sent to the group

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To Send As the Google Group Email address from your Gmail account:

 

1. Open your email from http://mail.my.fit.edu

2. Click on Settings in the upper right hand corner of your email account and select Settings

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3. Click on Accounts in the Settings Menu

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4. Under Send mail as, select Add another email address you own

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5. In the pop-up window:

For Name, enter the display name you want the group to be displayed as.

For Email Address, enter the group email address.

Then select Next Step >>

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6. Select Send Verification

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7. The Group Box will receive a confirmation email with two options for adding it to your mailbox:

Click on the link to add the Group email address to your mailbox

Confirmation code to enter and verify to add the Group email address to your mailbox

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8. Now in your Mailbox, select Compose from the top left menu

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9. In the New Message window, select the drop down in the From field, now you can select to Send As the group email address

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10. For more options and settings, please follow this link, http://blog.ditoweb.com/search/label/google%20groups

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2015-01-14 21:44


How do I import a Contact List into Outlook (.msg file)

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Last update: 2015-04-13 14:46


How to Connect Google Applications to Microsoft Outlook or Mac Mail

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Exchange Mailbox Configuration Settings

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How do I add my student email account to my phone or mobile device?

Google Applications

Florida Tech partners with Google to provide students with an email address and other tools in the form of a Google Applications account. Google Applications has its own password associated with your TRACKS username.

It's important to note that your Google Applications password is not the same as your TRACKS password. While your TRACKS password expires every 180 days, your Google Applications password never expires. The reason for this difference is due to Google's account configuration.

There are circumstances under which uncommon or older platforms may require the use of your Google Applications password in order to add your student email to your device. Otherwise, CAS authentication with your normal TRACKS username and password should work.

As a precautionary measure, you should follow these instructions to set up your Google Applications password in case configuration of your email address calls for its use.

If you have already set a Google Applications password, skip these instructions and scroll down to the Andriod OS or iOS instructions.

Setting Up Your Google Applications Password

1. Go to the website: http://mail.my.fit.edu and sign in with your TRACKS username and password.

2. Once signed in, open the "Settings" menu by clicking the gear icon in the top righ-hand corner of the window.

4. Select "Settings" from the dropdown menu.

5. Click on the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab. Next to "IMAP Access:," click to "Enable IMAP."

Click "Save Changes" to save the configuration.

6. Go to TRACKS Password Change System: https://tracks.fit.edu/tracks/passwd/

7. Once in the TRACKS Password Change System, click the dropdown menu next to "Type:" and select "Google Applications."

8. Create a Google Applications password by entering it and then verifying it in the fields shown.

Ensure that the password meets the requirements listed at the bottom of the page. Click "Change Password" to continue.

9. If the password sets correctly, you will see the following message:

Your Google Applications password is now set. As mentioned above, it can be used in case your device will not configure by logging into CAS authentication with your TRACKS password.

 

For Andriod OS

1. Go to "Settings" and tap "Accounts & sync."

2. Tap "ADD ACCOUNT."

3. Tap "Google."

4. The device may ask for your PIN or fingerprint (if capable). Tap "Next" when done.

5. Enter your full email address as shown in the example below, then tap "NEXT."

6. Your email address should appear at the top of the next screen. Tap "ACCEPT" to continue.

7. The screen for CAS Authenication should pop up as shown below:

8. Enter your TRACKS username and password in the designated fields, then tap "LOGIN."

9. The final screen should ask you if you wish to set up payment information. You can skip this by selecting "No thanks," and then tapping "CONTINUE."

Your email account should now be set up for use with Android OS.

 

For iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)

1. Go to "Settings" and scroll down to "Mail, Contacts, Calendars."

Under "Accounts," tap "Add Account."

2. Tap "Google."

3. Enter your full email address as shown in the example below, then tap "NEXT."

4. The screen for CAS Authenication should pop up as shown below:

5. Enter your TRACKS username and password in the designated fields, then tap "LOGIN."

6. Select which features you wish to sync with your device, then tap "Save."

7. You will see that "Gmail" has been added under "ACCOUNTS."

Your email account should now be set up for use with iOS.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-06-12 15:56


How can I prevent items I scan to my email from going in the "Junk" folder?

There is a common problem that can occur with the Canon printers that causes scanned items to go directly into the "Junk E-Mail" folder instead of the inbox. There is a quick, simple solution:

1. Right click on the email in the "Junk E-Mail" folder.

2. Hover the mouse over the "Junk" option.

3. Select "Never Block Sender."

This will add the scanner to the "Safe Senders" list. These steps should now prevent all scanned items from going into the "Junk E-Mail" folder.

 

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-08-15 14:07


Set up Office apps and email on iPhone, iPad, Android and other devices

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Author: Curtis Robinson
Last update: 2018-09-07 14:21


Mailing Lists

What is the maximum file size allowed for email attachments?

The send and receive size limit for an email message is 25MB. To send larger files up to 100MB, use the Temporary Share Space offered by our Cloud Services.

 

Emails going out to FitForum, FacForum, and other @lists.fit.edu email lists have a 1.5 MB limit on attachments.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-14 16:45


How do I subscribe to fitforum?

There are two ways to subscribe to fitforum:

 

1. The fastest way is to send a blank email message using your FIT designated e-mail address to: 

fitforum-subscribe@lists.fit.edu

There is no need to put anything in the subject line or body of the message.

 

2. The other option to to go to https://lists.fit.edu/sympa/info/fitforum.

If you are using your TRACKS account to login, click the "TRACKS-CAS" button in the upper-right. This will bring you to the standard CAS page. Enter your TRACKS username and password to proceed back to the ListServer.

If you are using an external email to login, you will need to enter the email and password you used when registering to the ListServer into the fields shown below.

 Once you have logged in, simply click the "Subscribe" button shown below.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-09-11 09:58


How do I subscribe to facforum?

There are two ways to subscribe to facforum:

 

1. The fastest way is to send a blank email message using your FIT designated e-mail address to: 

facforum-subscribe@lists.fit.edu

There is no need to put anything in the subject line or body of the message.

 

2. The other option to to go to https://lists.fit.edu/sympa/info/facforum.

If you are using your TRACKS account to login, click the "TRACKS-CAS" button in the upper-right. This will bring you to the standard CAS page. Enter your TRACKS username and password to proceed back to the ListServer.

If you are using an external email to login, you will need to enter the email and password you used when registering to the ListServer into the fields shown below.

 Once you have logged in, simply click the "Subscribe" button shown below.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-03-20 12:23


How do I unsubscribe from fitforum or facforum?

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-14 16:49


How do I change my preferences for fitforum/facforum?

Visit the sympa listserv homepage at http://lists.fit.edu/. Log in with your Tracks e-mail address and Tracks password or your non-fit.edu e-mail address and sympa password. Then choose fitforum or facforum from "Your Lists" to change your preferences. If you are subscribed to the list you can edit your preferences as a member.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2009-04-23 13:19


What is FacForum? What is its purpose and appropriate use?

FacForum is an email-based forum. The purpose of FacForum is the dissemination of information of interest to Florida Tech faculty and staff. This includes announcements of events on campus, human resources notices, dates and deadlines, and discussions of academic issues. Florida Tech faculty and staff may subscribe to facforum using their fit.edu e-mail address. This list is not open to students or others. Personal items such as garage sales, pets for adoption, etc., are discouraged. Please use an appropriate subject line to identify your post.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-15 13:35


What is FitForum? What is its purpose and appropriate use?

FitForum is an email-based list forum. The purpose of FitForum is the dissemination of information of interest to the Florida Tech community. This includes announcements of events on campus, dates and deadlines, and discussions of academic and philosophical issues. Students, faculty, and staff may subscribe to fitforum using their fit.edu e-mail address. This list is less restricted than facforum and may include postings of items for sale, roommates wanted, etc. However, postings must adhere to the Florida Institute of Technology policy on responsible use of information technology and listserv "netiquette". Please use an appropriate subject line to identify your post.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-14 16:56


How do I create a listserv for my class or university group?

To create a list sign into https://lists.fit.edu/sympa/.

If you are using your TRACKS account to login, click the "TRACKS-CAS" button in the upper-right. This will bring you to the standard CAS page. Enter your TRACKS username and password to proceed back to the ListServer.

If you are using an external email to login, you will need to enter the email and password you used when registering to the ListServer into the fields shown below.

 

Once done, click "Create List" under the Florida Tech banner as shown below.

 

 

 On the page that comes up you will need to fill out the following:

  1. List name: This is the name that users will email to and search for on the ListServer website. Please note that "@lists.fit.edu" is automatically appended to the end of whatever is put into this field.
  2. List type: These are some templetes of commonly used list types. Please select the one that closest fits your needs. All options can be changed after the list has been created.
  3. Subject: This is the quick description of the list that users will see on the "List of lists" page as well as the list's home page as well.
  4. Topics: This dropdown of topics is defaulted from the software. If one of them fits your subject you are welcome to choose it, otherwise select "Other".
  5. Description: This is where you can put any relevant information regarding your list or organization that you want users to be able to see.

 The image below shows how the information is displayed.

Once all the required information has been filled, click "Submit your creation request" at the bottom of the page.

Once done, one of the Administrators will either approve the list or reject it.

Common reasons for rejection include:

1. Contains profane language.

2. Similar list already exists

3. Selling non-FIT related materials. (We limit this to fitforum only)

If an Administrator has not reviewed your list within a couple days, you can email listmaster@lists.fit.edu letting them know the name of your list.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-09-11 09:04


Information about Sympa, Florida Tech's List Server.

Sympa is a powerful email list server that automatically delivers your newsletters, announcements and discussion lists.

Among its features are:

  • Web Interface for Members and Administrators
  • Failsafe Unsubscribing
  • Automatic Error Mail Handling
  • Message Scheduling
  • Fast Built-In Mail Engine
  • Highly Scalable
  • Multiple Level Security
  • DocBots
  • RSS Capabilities

https://lists.fit.edu/sympa

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2009-04-23 13:22


How can I access FitForum and FacForum archives?

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2009-04-23 13:23


How can I unsubscribe from a list other than fitforum and facforum?

Lists other than fitforum and facforum are mantained by their own administrator. Many administrators have set up automatic methods to unsubscribe - often times e-mails from the list include this information. If you wish to unsubscribe from a list and you do not see an automated method, you will need to contact the owner/administrator of the list. If you do not know who this is, contact the Technology Support Center (techsupport@fit.edu) and they can forward your unsubscribe request to the appropriate party. (Note that this method may not be as fast as contacting your list's administrator directly.)

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2009-04-23 13:24


Why can’t I send an email out to FitForum, FacForum, or other @lists.fit.edu email?

Possible problem 1 - make sure you have subscribed to the mailing list.

  • Go to lists.fit.edu
  • Sign in using you full email address and your TRACKS password
  • Select the list of lists tab in the top left hand corner
  • Select the list (If it is not listed you will have to contact the forum’s admin)
  • Select subscribe

Possible problem 2 – make sure your email is not too large.

  • Each Listservs email (any email ending in @lists.fit.edu) has a 1.5 MB limit on attachments

Possible problem 3- some list have admins who have to approve messages

  • This is not the case for fitforum or facforum

If you feel you have met these criteria and you are still having difficulty, please forward the email you are trying to send to Tech Support (techsupport@fit.edu) with the date and the time you have tried to send it to help us troubleshoot the issue.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2013-01-11 04:31


How do I manage subscribers of a list that I am the owner of?

To manage a list, sign into https://lists.fit.edu/sympa/.

If you are using your TRACKS account to login, click the "TRACKS-CAS" button in the upper-right. This will bring you to the standard CAS page. Enter your TRACKS username and password to proceed back to the ListServer.

 

To access the admin page for a list, click the admin button to the left of the lists name. You can find this on the left side of the page. 

 

 

If you instead click the list’s name the admin link can be found on the left side of the page.

 

Once in the Admin section, click the "Manage Subscribers" tab.

 

This page is where you can view, modify, add and delete users.

 

To add users to the list:

To add a single user:

To add an email, simply enter the email address in to the input shown below and click "Add":

By default the system will send an email to the user to inform them that they have been subscribed to the list. You can supress this email by checking the "quiet" option shown in the above image.

 

To add multiple users:

This method allows owners to add a large number of subscribes very fast and very easily. It allows easy importing from a spreadsheet or other like file.

Click the "Multiple Add" button shown below:

 

This will bring up the following screen:

This form takes input in the format of EMAIL NAME (see example above) . Please note the necessary space between the email address and the name. The name is optional. You can add email addresses without adding the name.  Pro-tip: If your spreadsheet matches the format above, you can directly copy the columns into this area.

Once done, click "Add Subscribers".

By default the system will send an email to the users to inform them that they have been subscribed to the list. You can supress this email by checking the "quiet" option shown in the above image.

 

To delete users:

Scroll to the bottom of the page. Here you should see the buttons shown in the picture below.

Click "Toggle Selection", followed by "Delete selected email addresses".

By default the system will send an email to the users to inform them that they have been removed from the list. You can supress this email by checking the "quiet" option shown in the above image.

The software unfortunately does not allow owners to delete everyone at once. You must delete them one page at a time. You can chnage the number of email per page by changing the "Page size" dropdown near the top of the page.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-15 13:51


Networking

How do I find my MAC address?

What is a MAC address?

MAC address stands for Media Access Control address. All network devices have one, and some have several. A MAC address is composed of 12 characters, both numbers and letters from A to F. Here we will explain how to find the MAC address of several devices:

Windows 7/8.1/10

  1. Go to Start Screen
  2. Type "cmd" and press enter
  3. Type "getmac /v" into the command prompt
  4. Your MAC address is listed below Physical Address

Note: You may have more then 1 Local Area Connection. If so, make sure you get the MAC address for the Ethernet/LAN card and also the Wireless adapter if your system is equipped with Wireless.

Windows Vista

  1. Go to Start > Control Panel
  2. Click on Network and Sharing Center and select Manage Network Connections (you may have to click on Switch to Classic View first)
  3. Right -click on Local Area Connection and select Properties
  4. If you see a window asking for permission to continue, click Continue.
  5. On the next screen, you will see a box near the top between the Connect Using text and Configure button that has the name of your Ethernet/Network card in it.
  6. Move the mouse over this box and the MAC address will be displayed.

Note: You may have more then 1 Local Area Connection. If so, make sure you get the MAC address for the Ethernet/LAN card and also the Wireless adapter if your system is equipped with Wireless.

Macintosh OS X

  1. Click on the Apple icon in the top left hand corner and select System Preferences.
  2. Under the Internet & Network section click on the Network button.
  3. Select Ethernet from the list of network devices on the left.
  4. Click the Advanced button in the bottom right corner.
  5. Under the window that appears, click on the last tab labeled Ethernet.
  6. The MAC address will be listed as the Ethernet ID.

Android Phone/Tablet*

*may vary based on device manufacturer
  1. From the Home Screen, go to your app drawer.
  2. Click on the Settings Icon.
  3. Scroll down to "About Phone" and select slect it.
  4. Click on Status.
  5. Scroll down to "Wi-Fi MAC address" your MAC address will be listed below.

iPhone/iPad/iPod

  1. From the Home Screen, click on the Settings button (Gear icon)
  2. Click the General Button (also has Gear icon)
  3. Click the About tab.
  4. Scroll down to Wi-Fi Address. This is your iPhone's MAC address.

Windows Mobile Devices

  1. Click on Start
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Click Wireless LAN
  4. Go to the Advanced Tab
  5. It should display your Wireless MAC address

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-07-19 14:21


How do I install NetExtender?

This document details the steps to installing the Dell SonicWall NetExtender for VPN access to campus systems from off-campus or over a wireless network on-campus. Some systems, such as Banner, UDrive, and SDrive require this VPN connection. In addition to installing this software, a user must also be authorized by either a system adminstrator or a network administrator to connect via VPN.

Windows OS

NOTE: These directions are for PCs running Windows. For Mac OS X users, please see the Mac OS X instructions.

  1. Open the FIT VPN site: https://fitsa.fit.edu 

    Login screen for Sonicwall

  2. Login with Tracks username and password.
  3. Select the Blue N icon to begin installing NetExtender. It will ask for you permission to install the add-on in FireFox so allow it.
  4. After installing the add-on, it will ask you to restart the browser. Click on the restart button.
  5. Select the Blue N icon again. A new window should pop up along with another one asking you permission to install the driver.

    New window along with permission for installing the driver

  6. Select install this driver software anyway.
  7. Once complete, a notification in the bottom right corner of the screen should appear showing the computer is connected in NetExtender.

 

Mac OS X

Note that Mac users must do this in Safari.

  1. Once you have logged in, click on the Blue N icon. Two windows should appear after clicking on the icon.

    NetExtender for Mac

  2. Please click on the Allow button to continue the installation process.
  3. Once that is completed, a new window should pop up saying you are logged into NetExtender.

 

The user should be able to access FIT site services such as Banner, UDrive, and SDrive.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-01-13 10:56


When will my dorm room network connection be active?

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-11-06 14:11


What is an ethernet card?

An Ethernet card is a communications card installed in a personal computer to provide a connection to a high-speed network. Ethernet cards provide internet connectivity. They can be either wired directly, where the computer is connected directly to a jack on the wall of a networked building, or they can connect wirelessly in areas known as hot-spots, where the wireless card communicates with an antenna that connects to the network. Ethernet communicates at 10,000,000 to 100,000,000 bps. Wireless cards that are 802.11b or 802.11g compatible will work on the Florida Tech wireless infrastructure.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2009-04-23 13:32


What are my responsibilities as a user of the Florida Tech network?

The user is accountable for adherence to Florida Tech policies and procedures (Acceptable Use Policy). In addition, you are responsible for reasonable use of the tools available for maintaining the security of information stored o n each computer system. The following precautions are strongly recommended:

  • Computer accounts, passwords, and other types of authorizations that are assigned to individual users should not be shared with others.
  • The user should assign an obscure account password and change it frequently.
  • The user should understand the level of protection each computer system automatically applies to files, and supplement it, if necessary, for sensitive or confidential information.
  • The computer user should be aware of computer viruses and or other destructive computer programs, and take steps to avoid being a victim or unwitting distributor of these processes.
  • Ultimate responsibility for resolution of problems related to the invasion of the user's privacy or loss of data rests with the user.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2009-04-23 13:34


Both my roommate and I have computers. Can we both have our own network connections?

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Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-03-11 22:39


What if I have problems after I am registered on the network?

If you cannot perform a function on the network such as access e-mail, check with someone else in the dorm and see if the problem is universal. Review you computer configurations and make sure absolutely nothing has been added, deleted, or modified since the install. Check your cables to ensure they are securely connected.

If the problem persists, contact the Technology Support Center. To expedite your service make sure you are able to provide your correct e-mail address, dorm, room, extension, when you will be available for an on-site visit (if required), and a detailed description of the problem. While working with the Technical Support Team, be prepared to learn some new and exciting things about your computer system.

For problems that require on-site visits, please note that appointments have to be kept in order to provide the student population with expedient service. Limited resources will force you to go to the bottom of the list if an appointment is broken. The Technology Support Center wants to help resolve your problem as quickly as possible.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2009-04-23 13:37


What kind of wireless card or adapter is compatible with Florida Tech's wireless network?

Any 802.11b or 802.11g compatible wireless card will work with Florida Tech's wireless network.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2009-06-02 15:33


Why does it take so long to log onto my laptop when I am not connected to the network?

Problem:

The Windows login process takes several minutes to complete before reaching the desktop when signing in with a Tracks account while not connected to the campus network.

Cause:

Network services and domain authentication need to time out before the login process can complete.

Solution and Explanation:

Logging in with cached domain credentials (your Tracks ID and password) while not connected to the FLTECH domain takes longer than usual as the request to connect to the domain has to time out. However, this can take even longer if the laptop has previously had a wireless adapter but the wireless adapter is no longer installed. Even if the software for the adapter has been uninstalled, sometimes startup services for the device remain active. These services should be identified and disabled by using the msconfig application.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-15 16:28


How to Connect to Remote Desktop (StudentRDS)

How to Connect to Student RDS for PC and Mac Users

 

*** IMPORTANT: ***
You will need to go to the website: http://itservices.fit.edu/tssa 
and agree to own the license to activate the software before you can use the sofware on the StudentRDS server.

 

For Windows (Click here for Mac)

1. In the search box in the start menu type, "Remote", choose Remote Desktop Connection

 

2. Then type studentrds.fit.edu, this will allow you to login to a server set up for remote access, using your tracks ID

Remote Desktop Connection Main Window

 

3. The default setting will allow the clipboard to be accessed, but if you want to be able to drag and drop files into your computers hard drive you can also enable local drives by clicking "Show Options" on the menu above. They will show up under the Computer menu on the server.

 

4. Once you click Options, then choose "Local Resources", and more and it will enable to file drag and drop option once you log in.

Remote Desktop Connection

5. Click OK.

 

6. Click on the "Advanced" tab, followed by the "Settings..." button under the 'Connect form anywhere' section.

 

7. A screen will pop up titled "RD Gateway Server Settings". Use these settings:

  • Under "Connection settings":
    • Select "Use these RD Gateway server settings:"
      • Server name: "portal.fit.edu"
      • Logon method: "Allow me to select later" (Default)
      • Check "Bypass RD Gateway server for local addresses" (Default)
  • Under "Logon settings":
    • Check "Use my RD Gateway credentials for the remote server" (This keeps you from needing to login twice)

 

Remote Desktop - StudentRDS.fit.edu - Advanced tabRemote Desktop - StudentRDS.fit.edu - Gateway settings

8. Click 'OK', then 'Connect'.

 

9. Click on Choose another account, then enter your credentials, including the domain fltech:

Remote Desktop - StudentRDS.fit.edu - Entering Credentials

10. Click OK, and the remote session will open.

11. Click OK to the Terminal Server Legal Agreement reviewing it if necessary.

 

Connecting from a Mac

 

***IMPORTANT:***

To connect to Student RDS from a Mac, download Microsoft Remote Desktop* for free from the Apple Store. If you have an older version please install and use the newer one from the link above.

*Note: The version of Microsoft Remote Desktop installed with Office products for Mac will not work. 

 

1. Once Microsoft Remote Desktop is downloaded, open it and click "Preferences."

preferences option

2. When the "Preferences" screen pops up click the '+' in the lower-left corner to add a new gateway.

3. Use the following settings for the gatway:

  • Gateway name: "Portal"
  • Server: "portal.fit.edu"
  • User name: "fltech\username (i.e.: fltech\jdoe2000)
  • Password: YOUR_PASSWORD

 

4. Close this screen.

5. Back on the main page click "New"

 

6. On the "Edit Remote Desktops" screen, add the following settings:

  • Connection name: "StudentRDS"
  • PC name: "studentrds.fit.edu"
  • Gateway: From the dropdown, select the Gateway you created in the previous section.
  • User name: "fltech\username" (i.e.: fltech\jdoe2000)
  • Password: YOUR PASSWORD

 

7. Close this page.

 

Be aware that there are many things you can configure if you go to the menu at the top RDC> Preferences. There you can choose the Screen size and whether or not you want to share drives, etc.

 

8. Double-click the connection from the main screen to connect to the server:

9. It will then log you in. Make sure to read the screen explaining the licensing.

IMPORTANT: Some software may not be available to you until you go to the website: http://itservices.fit.edu/tssa and agree you have the license to activate them.

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-02-01 18:19


Where is there wireless access on campus?

Wireless access points include: The Academic Quad, Clemente Center, College of Business, Columbia Village Commons Building, Denius Student Union Building, Evans Cafeteria, Evans Library, Keuper Administration Building, Link Engineering Building, Olin Engineering Complex, Olin Life Sciences, Olin Physical Sciences, Psychology, Shepard and the Skurla Aeronautics Building.

In order to access the wireless network you need to register your computer at http://gatekeeper.fit.edu.

For more information about our wireless network please see the IT Wireless Networks page.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-07-29 10:22


How do I connect my computer to the campus network?

To connect to the campus network you will need either a standard 10/100 ethernet card and cat-5 cable, or an 802.11b or 802.11g compatible wireless adapter.

 

Then you will need to find your MAC address in order to register it. If your computer has more than one network adapter (for example bother wired and wireless) then you'll need to register both MAC addresses (or whichever one you intend to use.)

 

Once you're on campus, you will need to register your device online at https://gatekeeper.fit.edu. This site is only accessible on-campus, and if you are connecting to the network in a dorm, this is the only web site you'll be able to reach until your network registration is complete.

 

If you can't get to this site from your own computer you can register using a student-use computer on campus (we have one in the tech support office as well) just remember to bring your MAC address(es) with you.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-03-23 11:17


How to Install FortiClient VPN and Configure it for Off-Campus Computers

Purpose and Scope

This procedure aims to familiarize IT users with the steps to install and configure the FortiClient VPN. 

 

Procedure

  1.  To download the client, open a web browser to the following address:  https://vpn.fit.edu
  2.  Login with your domain and password.
    VPN Login
  3. If FortiToken is configured, you will receive a prompt to enter your token.
    FortiToken Prompt

  4. Once you Login, the webpage will fully load.
    FortiClient Operating System Selection


  5. Select the appropriate "FortiClient" for your computer OS to begin the FortiClient download process.
  6. Launch the executable and click Yes to accept.
    User Account Control Prompt

    FortiClient Installer

  7. Check the box to accept the License Agreement and click the Next button.
    FortiClient Setup Wizard Splash

  8. Click the box for VPN Only.
    FortiClient Setup Software Selection

  9. Accept the default Destination Folder and click the Next button.
    FortiClient Setup Select Destination

  10. Click the Install button.
    FortiClient Setup Ready to Install

    FortiClient Setup Installation Status

  11. Click the Finish button.
    FortiClient Setup Completion Window

  12. Launch FortiClient and click the link to Configure VPN.
    FortiClient VPN Window

  13. Configure the SSL-VPN only with the following settings:
    1. Connection Name – Enter the name for the VPN connection.
    2. Remote Gateway – The VPN address is vpn.fit.edu.
    3. Chose the option to Save login.
    4. Username – Enter your username (optional).
      FortiClient Edit VPN Connection
  14. Click the Apply button.
  15. Click the Close button.
  16. A fully configured FortiClient VPN will present the following screen:
    FortiClient Login Screen

  17. Enter your password and click the Connect button. (Notice the status message – Status: 45%.)
    FortiClient Connection Status Pre Token

  18. The FortiClient will now prompt for the FortiToken:
    FortiClient Prompt for FortiToken

  19. Enter the FortiToken code and click the OK button to complete the VPN process.

 

 

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-12-05 12:43


Printing

What services does the Copy Center provide?

This entry is in revision and can not be displayed.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-15 14:43


What are acceptable file formats for submitting my work to the Copy Center?

This entry is in revision and can not be displayed.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2009-04-23 13:48


What are the Copy Center Copyright and Trademark Rules?

This entry is in revision and can not be displayed.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-07 23:13


Copy Center Tips for Color Copying / Printing / Scanning

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Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2009-04-23 13:53


How do I add a user to the scanner destinations on my Ricoh multi-function printer?

This entry is in revision and can not be displayed.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:19


Using Public Copiers and Scanners in Evans Library

This entry is in revision and can not be displayed.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-02-09 08:43


Open Computing Labs and Multimedia Clasrooms

This entry is in revision and can not be displayed.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-07-10 16:19


How to Install a Network Printer for Faculty or Staff

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Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-05-10 10:19


How can I prevent items I scan to my email from going in the "Junk" folder?

There is a common problem that can occur with the Canon printers that causes scanned items to go directly into the "Junk E-Mail" folder instead of the inbox. There is a quick, simple solution:

1. Right click on the email in the "Junk E-Mail" folder.

2. Hover the mouse over the "Junk" option.

3. Select "Never Block Sender."

This will add the scanner to the "Safe Senders" list. These steps should now prevent all scanned items from going into the "Junk E-Mail" folder.

 

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-08-15 14:07


General

What are the Technology Support Center's hours of operation?

Fall and Spring Semester Hours of Operation

Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM 
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED

Summer Hours of Operation

Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED

 

Contact Us

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-11-26 16:05


What is the best way to protect my computer from viruses, hackers, and malware?

Following the suggestions on this page will help you prevent major issues with your computer.

Use a virus scanner

Viruses are a hot topic in today's world, with many major outbreaks occurring each year. Most of these outbreaks could be prevented if people keep an up-to-date virus scanner running on their computer. Also, it is a policy at Florida Institute of Technology to require that all windows-based computers connecting to the campus network must have up-to-date virus protection.

There are many popular virus scanners available today, including McAfee Antivirus, Norton Antivirus. McAfee and Norton Antivirus can be purchased in most stores that sell computers for a nominal fee. AVG Antivirus is another widely popular Antivirus software that is available for free.

For your personal computer, you can find a link to AVG Free on our software page. Campus computers use McAfee VirsuScan Enterprise.

For university-owned computers, McAfee Antivirus is used for Windows and Unix operating systems, and MacAfee VirusScan is used for Macintosh operating systems.

Installing an antivirus program is not enough. You need to keep it updated with the newest updates since new viruses come out all the time.Most antivirus programs update automatically after being installed. However, you should check from time to time to ensure that your virus definitions are being updated correctly.

To update McAfee, double click on the McAfee icon and click on the update button.

It is a good practice to update your anti-virus software weekly.

Use a firewall

Firewalls are pieces of software that restrict access to the network connection on computers. The purpose of a firewall is to make it impossible to access services on your computer that you do not use.

A lot of vulnerabilities today take advantage of flaws in common services that run by default on computers. Firewalls silently block access to these services preventing worms from attacking your computer - even if the vulnerability is unpatched.

Unix and Unix-like operating systems typically include firewalls built-in to the operating system. For recent Red Hat Linux installations, type the command lokkit from a command console, and select medium security. For other Linux distributions, search for information on setting up ipchains. If you are using a BSD operating system, lookup configuration info on ipfw or ipf.

Most Windows operating systems do not include firewalls. The two versions of Windows that do include firewalls are Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server. These operating systems have very basic firewalls with very few configuration options, but they are still effective as a means to help protect your computer. It is recommended that you enable this firewall, as it is not active by default.

To enable the Windows XP / Windows Server 2003 firewall, follow the following steps:

Click on Start, and select 'Control Panel'.
Double-click on 'Network and Internet Connections'
Double-click on 'Network Connections'
Right-click on 'Local Area Connection' and select 'Properties' from the drop-down menu.
Click on the 'Advanced Tab' and check the box 'Protect my computer ...' and click ok.

If you do not own Windows XP, there are a number of software firewall titles available. These firewalls include Tiny Personal Firewall and Zone Alarm. Zone Alarm is free for personal use. Configuring firewalls such as Zone Alarm is no easy task, but they do include pretty good configuration options. For Zone Alarm, you will probably want to use the 'Medium Security' setting, since 'High Security' will block all programs from connecting to the internet by default.

Also, the personal edition of Zone Alarm cannot be used on university-owned computers due to the licensing restrictions of the software

In any case, you should look at the documentation that comes with firewall software before setting it up. Start out with a minimal-configuration for your firewall, and block stuff off slowly, so you can see the impact of your changes. If you have any problems accessing the network or web pages, you should first stop your firewall to make sure that is not the culprit.

Patch your operating system

New vulnerabilities are discovered every month in most operating systems. These vulnerabilities sometimes enable an attacker to take full control of your system, as was the case with the recent worms that attacked computers on campus in the late summer / early fall time frame. For these reasons, it is important to patch your operating system on a regular basis.

Although Unix-based operating systems usually don't have as many holes that allow attackers to take control of a system, they still have various vulnerabilities that are discovered on a regular basis - mainly third-party software products.

If you are using a Microsoft Windows-based operating system, updating your system is usually very easy. Just open up Internet Explorer, go to the 'Tools' menu and select 'Windows Update'. Follow the prompts, and allow the 'Windows Update' activex control to run. You will want to install all of the 'Critical Updates'. Please note that this may require you to reboot your system several times during the process.

In addition to patching your operating system, if you use Microsoft Office, you might want to update that on a regular basis, as security vulnerabilities are found on a regular basis in the various utilities in Microsoft Office. To update Office, go to the webpage http://office.microsoft.com and click on the link to update your software. The update process is very similar to 'Windows Update'.

The procedure for patching Unix-based operating systems varies depending on the operating system. For Red Hat Linux operating systems, use the 'Up2Date' program to update your packages. Up2Date can be run by going to the Red Hat menu, selecting 'System Tools' and Red Hat Network. Using Up2date is pretty straight-forward. You may need to update Up2date to get it to work if you have an older version of Red Hat. You may download updated Up2date packages at the following location: https://rhn.redhat.com/

If you are adventurous, you can try the command-line version of the Up2date software by running up2date on a command console.

To update Debian and Progeny Linux, use the dselect utility from a command console. To update BSD operating systems, download patches from their respective websites. i.e. http://www.freebsd.org/security/

Clean adware and spyware from your computer

One annoying aspect of the internet world these days is the proliferation of Spyware/Adware. These nasty programs do things such as keeping track of what websites you visit while sending the information to a company, and popping up random pop-up ads. The majority of these pieces of software are installed by activex pop-ups in Internet Explorer. Other spyware/adware is installed as a part of other software such as Kazaa or Morpheus.

Some of the worst adware / spyware offenders include Gator, new.NET, Offer Companion, Bonzai Buddy and Comet Cursor. In order to scan for and remove these pieces of adware / spyware, download and install Adaware and/or Spybot Search and Destroy. Both programs sometimes find stuff that the other program doesn't, so you may want to use both. Spybot is free for anyone to use, but Adaware Personal is only free for personal use. As a result, Adaware cannot be used on any university-owned computers.

To combat the infection of spyware / adware on your computer, you can try a different browser, such as Mozilla or Opera, since most Spyware / Adware is installed via activex controls that only Internet Explorer supports. In addition, never install any program that you did not explicitly try to download. Pretty much all software that pops up a window asking you to install a piece of software that you did not ask for is spyware / adware. If a windows pops up asking you to install a piece of software because it'll allow you to do things such as 'keep track of info you enter in forms', 'allow you to keep track of weather information for free', 'improves download speed' etc, click No.

Take action to protect yourself from email-based threats

In general, never run a .exe, .bat, vbs, wsh, pif, or .scr file you receive in email. Also, don't open any attachments in emails that look weird.

If an email asks you to forward it to 10 people for good luck, or tells you that you will receive money from someone just for forwarding it, delete it. You may also want to tell the sender of the message to stop sending chain-letters. These are all hoaxes and do nothing except fill up email boxes.

Also, don't believe virus warnings that cannot be verified. If someone tells you that a new virus is out, and that McAfee or Norton don't know about it, do not believe it. This is probably a hoax as well. You can visit McAfee's website: www.nai.com or Norton's website: www.symantec.com to lookup virus information. Always verify virus alerts yourself, before you take the chance of deleting a critical system file.

Reputable companies will never ask you for your username, password, credit card number or social security number via email. They will also never send emails wanting you to confirm a credit card number or password on a remote site. A company might have a problem with your credit card number if you ordered something from them, but in all cases, look at the site that you end up in your web browser. Real website will always include a valid domain name as the first part of the address, and will never contain an @ symbol in the web address. There are many scams going around right now that try to get AOL passwords, bank account information, Paypal account information, and credit card numbers.

For more information on various hoaxes and chain-letters circulating the internet, visit the following site: http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-29 14:39


What should I do if my computer is stolen?

The college assumes no financial responsibility, explicit or implied, for damages to or loss of personal property. If students are not covered by their parents' personal property insurance policy, they should check with any general insurance agency for details of securing such insurance.

While the university is not responsible for lost or stolen property, you should notify the Security Department. Security can be contacted at (321) 674-8111 or safety@fit.edu.

You should also contact the Technology Support Center and report the MAC address to them. The computer's network hardware (MAC) address can be added to a Network Security "watch list," and if the device is connected to the campus network, the Technology Support Center can try to locate it. No guarantee of locating the item is explicit or implied.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-07-19 13:24


Who is responsible for backing up data on my personal computer?

This article applies to personally owned systems, not computers owned by Florida Tech.

Users should be aware that a number of hardware and software problems can cause data corruption on storage devices, such as hard disks or floppy disks. Each user is responsible for maintaining backup copies of important data on a secondary media source.

If your computer fails and the operating system or other software needs to be reinstalled, you must use your original software disks to restore your system. If you do not have original or backup software disks, you will have to repurchase software to restore your system.

We cannot distribute commercially licensed software without appropriate proof-of-ownership as described in the license agreement for each product.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-29 14:28


What Scantron services do you offer and how can I use them?

Scantron

The Technology Support Center maintains a Scantron iNSIGHT 4™ optical mark reader as a data entry tool along with a PC running Windows XP and several customized software packages.

Exam Grading

Faculty who wish to grade multiple choice exams can use this setup. The ParScore software allows an instructor to set up a roster for his class at the beginning of the term and maintain records of all exams and quizzes. Item analyses and other statistics can be extracted.


Faculty Evaluations

Faculty evaluations are done at the end of each term and are processed using the Scantron iNSIGHT 4™. Results are typically emailed to deparment administrative assistants or other representatives after processing. 


Scheduling an Appointment to Use the Scantron

Faculty or staff members who know how to use the Scantron machine may walk-in to the Technology Support Center to use it without an appointment between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. However, scheduled appointments will take presidence over walk-ins.

If you do not know how to use the Scantron machine and will require assistance from a Lead Technician, please call the Technology Support Center at (321) 674-7284 and schedule an appointment.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-29 15:21


Seminar Information: Using Florida Tech's Multimedia Classrooms

To use the Instructor Work Stations (IWSs) in the majority of classrooms, you must first go through a training course to gain the knowledge to use the Stations properly. You may visit the site below to sign up for one of these training courses. Students, Faculty and Staff are all eligible to take these training courses. Until you have taken a training course, you will be unable to log into the Instructor Work Stations. To sign up just register for training.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2009-04-28 12:18


What services does the Technology Support Center provide for personally-owned computers?

PERSONALLY-OWNED COMPUTER SUPPORT POLICY

The Technology Support Center's main purpose is to support university-owned computer systems. We also ensure that personally-owned systems are able to access the campus network and provide limited support for personal systems. A list of services we can provide for your computer is complied below:

We WILL...

  • Register your computer and other devices for network access.*
  • Ensure that your resident hall's network port works.
  • Troubleshoot and attempt to diagnose and resolve your network connectivity problems.
  • Confirm compliance with network connectivity policies.
  • Assist you with installing open-source antivirus software on your computer.
  • Make recommendations regarding software and hardware service upgrades.
  • Provide contact information for local computer retailers and service technicians.

We will NOT...

  • REPAIR OR REPLACE BROKEN COMPUTER COMPONENTS.
    • Our resources are reserved for university-owned computers. INSTEAD we can provide contacts for local computer retailers and service providers. At your request, we can also notify our technicians to see if any of them can help you on their own time.
  • TAKE APART YOUR COMPUTER.
    • Liability and warranty concerns prevent us from performing tasks outside of normal user maintenance and service. INSTEAD we can attempt to diagnose your problem and make recommendations about how to get it fixed.
  • PERFORM DATA RECOVERY OR DATA BACK-UP.
    • Liability concerns, time, and resource constraints required to perform data services prevent us from being able to back-up or recover your data. INSTEAD we can tell you how you may be able to backup or recover your data, or provide you with retail contacts that may be able to assist you.
  • FORMAT OR REINSTALL YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM.
    • INSTEAD we can answer specific questions about installation. If you require extensive assistance, you can bring your computer into our office while you install the operating system.
      Please note: You must remain in our office until the installation is complete.
  • SUPPORT OR TROUBLESHOOT ROUTERS, GAMING CONSOLES, OR PDA DEVICES.
    • These are considered non-essential to school and are thus not supported. INSTEAD we can ensure your router, gaming console, or PDA is properly registered for network access.*
  • REMOVE SPYWARE, MALWARE, OR OTHER MALIGNANT SOFTWARE.
    • Spyware removal is often extremely time-consuming and can also be a liability. INSTEAD we can recommend spyware removal tools or suggest a format-reinstall to ensure complete spyware removal.
  • TROUBLESHOOT A COMPUTER THAT DOES NOT BOOT.
    • Most of the time, computers that do not boot require an operating system reinstallation or hardware service. INSTEAD we can provide you with retail contacts that may be able to assist you.
  • PROVIDE YOU WITH SOFTWARE.
    • Licenses for software on lab computers are property of the university and thus we are unable to supply software to students for free. INSTEAD links for free and discounted software can be found by going to the page located here.
  • INSTALL SOFTWARE FOR YOU.
    • INSTEAD we can try to answer questions about the software you are installing. If you require extensive assistance, you can bring your computer in to our office while you install the software.
      Please note: You must remain in our office until the installation is complete.

*By registering any device for campus network access, you agree to and accept the terms and conditions of the university's Acceptable Use Policy.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-07-06 09:59


Compromised Systems - Policies and procedures for handling malware on campus.

The following document pertains to computers which have been identified by the network team as being compromised and/or infected with malware.

For student and personally-owned PCs:

The PC will be disabled from network access until it has been formatted/reloaded.

For university-owned PCs:

The PC will also be disabled from the network until the Virus has been removed. The system can be brought into Tech Support so we can attempt to remove the virus. If we are unsuccessful, we will be required to format the system and reload it. In case of this, we can back up all the nessesary data if possible. We can also reinstall most University Software that was previously on the system. If you think your system is infected, please call the Technology Support Center at (321) - 674 - 7284.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2009-04-23 15:34


Withdrawal Policy and Refund Chart for University Alliance

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Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-03-14 13:00


What is Panther Pass and how do I access it?

There are many items that need to be completed as you transition into the University. PantherPass is the key to completing all the necessary processes at your own pace and from the convenience of your home computer. You can access PantherPass at https://pantherpass.fit.edu/ . Once you have completed all the required steps, you will be issued a printable PantherPass that will act as your express ticket through the on-site check in process once you arrive on campus for orientation.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2009-04-23 15:25


What is PAWS and how do I access it?

PAWS Student Information

PAWS enables students to register, add/drop classes, and access and print academic and personal information via the web. The PAWS home page may be accessed via http://t.fit.edu/ssb. While on the PAWS home page, you will be able to select for viewing Active Course Descriptions (by term), the Class Schedule and the current Final Examination Schedule, without logging in to the secure area of the system. Prospective students can view general financial aid information and access a process to inquire about or apply for admission to Florida Tech.

To access your personal, academic, and financial records you must log in from the PAWS home page. Log in using your TRACKS username and password. For more information about PAWS visit the Registrar's page about it.

PAWS Staff and Faculty Information

PAWS enables faculty and staff to enter hours on time sheets, view personal information, benefits, leave history and balances, job information, pay stubs, and W-2 forms. Faculty members can grade online, display student information and class lists, and process a student's registration. Log in using your TRACKS username and password.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-14 18:57


What IT Services are Available to me?

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Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-02-23 08:28


What software is available in university computer labs?

Software Availability

Lab Support Services, Information Technology, actively maintains the computer systems and software located in the labs listed below. Software requests are done through e-mail twice a year (July/December) for the Fall and Spring academic semesters. All requests must be submited to the Lab Support Manager (Thomas Couperthwaite) via email. For more information, please visit the Software Installation policy.

Definitions

Multimedia Classrooms

These classrooms feature a single Instructor computer Workstation (IWS) and multiple seating for instruction. These facilities are open to any Florida Tech faculty, staff, or students when classes are not reserved through the Campus EMS booking system.

Multimedia Labs

Computer Systems located in these facilities are open to any Florida Tech faculty, staff, or students when classes are not reserved through the Campus EMS booking system. Typically these type of labs contain many computer systems for intructional use only.

Open Computing Labs

These labs are open to any Florida Tech faculty, staff, or students. These labs are cannot be reserved and will never have classes held in their corresponding rooms.

Department Specific Labs

Such labs are restricted to the individual department in charge of operating these rooms. Such facilities are only used for the sole purpose of the department and do not grant anyone outside of the specific department access to the rooms. Access is granted only through the Department Head of the specific academic unit.

Multimedia Classrooms and Open Computing Labs

If you are unfamiliar with Florida Tech's main campus, please visit the Campus Map.

Multimedia Classroom & Computer Lab Software

Restricted Software Information and Locations

Building Room Type
ACC
215
Open Computing Lab
CRF
112, 210, 220, 230, 401, 402, 403, 404,
524, 525, 526, 527, 609, 610, 620
Multimedia Classroom
EVH* 202 Multimedia Classroom
EVH* 205 Open Computing Lab
FTC
219, 229, 244, 245, 258
Multimedia Classroom
LIB 133 Multimedia Classroom
LINK
255, 256
Multimedia Classroom
LINK
309
Multimedia Lab+
OEC
118, 137*
Multimedia Classroom+
OEC*
127, 128
Multimedia Lab+
OEC* 132
Open Computing Lab+
OEC* 130, 228, 229
Multimedia Lab+
OLS* 120
Multimedia Lab+
OLS* 129, 130 Multimedia Classroom
OPS* 140, 144 Multimedia Classroom
Skurla 102, 106, 110, 116, 120, 121 Multimedia Classroom

+ rooms with additional restricted software. See Link above.

* designates rooms which have electronic key-card access. To request access, please visit: https://itservices.fit.edu/keyrequest

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2016-06-16 18:07


How do I change my information in the directory (Faculty/Staff)?

  1. The Department Representative (Operations Manager, Administrative Assistant, etc.) sends an email to Telecom@fit.edu and provides the details of any additions, deletions, or changes, with a cc to their Department Head.
  2. Telecom staff members will forward the email to HR with their approval, adding telephone extensions (if new and not already provided).
  3. HR will check name spelling and official title, and when approved will key into the directory.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-11-06 02:51


How do I view my final grades?

To view Final Grades in PAWS, a student must follow these steps:

  1. Browse to http://www.fit.edu/paws
  2. Login using their TRACKS username and password
  3. Click on the Student tab
  4. Click on the Student Records hyperlink
  5. Click on the Final Grades hyperlink
  6. Select the desired term in the Select a Term: drop-down menu.

These steps apply to all students who use PAWS for student functions, including Main Campus-Melbourne students, Extended Studies students, and University Alliance students.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-11-06 02:52


How to manage Multiple Monitors (Windows)

Many workstations are delivered and set up with two monitors, or a laptop and a monitor. You can manage how content is displayed on these monitors by change the settings.

 

To start right click on you desktop background in an area that is free of icons and you will get this menu:

Manage Monitors

 

Choose screen resolution. It will bring up the following menu.

Manage Monitors

Here you have many options, if you click on Identify in the top right hand corner, it will flash large numbers on your monitors telling you which is 1 and which is 2. To use both displays as one really large screen click Extend these Displays. To see the same exact thing on both screens

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-07-23 17:20


How do I remove paragraph spacing in Word?

Word 2007 and beyond will add a space between paragraphs by default. This space cannot be removed by using the backspace key.

 

If you don’t want Word to add the extra space, you can turn it off. However, you will need to turn it off every time you open a new document unless you alter the Normal.dot template.

 

You can remove the space between paragraphs you’ve already typed in your document. Simply highlight the paragraphs and then follow the steps below.

 

To turn off the space between paragraphs, follow these steps:

1. On the Home ribbon, find the Paragraph section.

2. In the bottom right corner of the section, click the button to show the Paragraph dialog box.

Paragraph

 

3. Select “Don’t add space between paragraphs of the same style.” You can also change the spacing to 0 pt.

Step 3

 

4. Click OK.

5. This step is optional. You can change the default settings on the normal template so that you don’t have to change paragraph spacing every time you open a new document. Click Set As Default. A window will pop up. Select “All documents based on the Normal template.” Click OK.

5.15.2

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-29 21:02


Banner: Application Blocked by Security Settings

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Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-12-05 15:05


Webroot is blocking a page, How do I view it?

 

If you find a site that you think should not be blocked, you can check it at http://www.brightcloud.com/tools/url-ip-lookup.php and make a request to have it re-examined, or simply email us at techsupport@fit.edu and we can make the request.

 

The requests usually take 24- 48 hours to process.

 This website will state why it thinks the site is blocked. If it shows as good, then it is possible that it was blocked previously and Webroot hasn't updated the definitions since it was blocked. If you are still having problems email us techsupport@fit.edu.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-09-05 11:35


Getting Hardware

Server Specifications and Purchasing

This pertains to server and storage equipment being purchased for the university. For specifications and information, enter a Technology Support Request http://support.fit.edu/tsc or call 321-674-7284.  Our staff will be happy to assist you with deciding on properly configured products.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-05-04 21:39


University Computer Guidelines and Specifications

Desktop Specifications

The lists below provide the minimum recommended specifications for computers purchased for personal, business and home use. They are separated into minimum recommendation for a new computer and acceptable minimum existing computer. Remember, computers bought for university use must have the recommended three year warranty.

Student, Staff & Faculty Personal Desktop Specifications
Item
New Computer Recommended Min.
Acceptable Existing Computers
Processor
7th Gen Intel Quad i5/i7 (1.8Ghz, 6M) or
 AMD equiv
7th Gen Intel i3/i5 (3.0 Ghz) or
AMD equiv
Memory
8/16 GB (64 bit OS)
6 GB (64 bit OS)
Hard Drive
256/512 GB Solid State Drive
500 GB 7200 RPM Drive
Video Card
2/4 GB or higher
2 GB  or higher
Monitor
22" LED Wide screen
20" LCD Flat Panel or larger
Media Drive SD Media Card Reade (Optional)
8x DVD +/- RW
Operating System
Windows 10 Home/Pro 64Bit 
Windows 8.1 Home/Pro
LAN
Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Warranty
3 year warranty 
 
Note: Student warranties should cover the students expected stay at the university
and have provisions for an expedient turn around should repairs be needed.
Last Updated 8/2018
 
University PC Desktop Specifications
Item
New Computer Recommended Min.
Acceptable Existing Computers
Processor 7th Gen Intel Quad Core i5/i7 (1.8 Ghz) or AMD equiv 7th Gen Intel Dual Core i5 (3.4 Ghz) or AMD equiv
Memory
8/16 GB (64 bit OS) Higher w/CAD 
6 GB (64 bit OS)
Hard Drive
256/512 GB SSD 
500 GB Hybrid Drive
Video Card
2 GB (or higher) for dual Monitors
4 GB or higher if running Auto CAD
2 GB or higher
Monitor

22" LED Wide screen

20" wide screen LCD or larger
Media Drive SD Media Card Reade (Optional)
8x DVD +/- RW
Operating System
Windows 10 Enterprise
Windows 8.1 Pro (64 bit)
LAN
Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Warranty
3 year warranty
3 year warranty 
Note:All Computers, laptops, iPads, tablets and like items must be purchased with a Purchase Order. See section 3 of the Purchasing Procurement Card User Guide Sub section 3.6 Limitations On All Cards. PCard Users Guide Also note that systems for university use must have a three (3) year warranty.
Last Updated 8/2018
 
Apple Desktop Specifications- IMac
(For both University use and Personal computers)
Item
New Computer Recommended Min.
Acceptable Existing Computer
Processor 3.4 Ghz quad-core Intel i5 2.7 GHz Dual Core Intel i5
Memory
8/16 GB
8 GB
Hard Drive
1TB Fusion Drive
500 GB SATA HDD
Video Card
Intel Iris Plus Graphics
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
Monitor
21.5/27"  LED Panel
21.5" LCD Panel
Media Drive
Apple USB SuperDrive
Super Drive
Operating System
Mac OS X "High Sierra"
Mac OS X "Sierra"
LAN
Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Warranty 3 yr Apple Care warranty 3 yr Apple Care warranty 
Note: ALL Apple Computers for University use must include the Apple Care Warranty
Last Updated 8/2018
 

Notebook/Laptop Specifications

The lists below provide the minimum recommended specifications for computers purchased for personal, business and home use. They are seperated into minimum recommendation for a new computer and acceptable minimum existing computer. Remember, computers bought for university use must have the recommended three year warranty.

Student, Staff and Faculty Personal Notebooks
Item
New Computer Recommended Min.
Acceptable Existing Computers
Processor
7th Gen Intel i5 Quad Core, 1.7 GHz
or (AMD Equiv)
7th Gen Intel Dual Core i5
(or AMD Equiv)
Memory
8/16 GB (64 Bit OS)
6 GB
Hard Drive
256/512 GB SSD Drive
500 GB SATA Drive
Media Drive
SD Media Card Reader (Optional)
8 DVD +/-RW
Operating System
 
Windows 10/8.1 Home or Professional (64 bit)
 
Windows 8.1 Home/Pro (64 bit)
LAN
Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wireless LAN
802.11 ac  w/Bluetooth 4.2
802.11 a/b/g/n WLAN
Warranty
3 year warranty
 
Last Updated 8/2018
 
University Notebooks
Item
New Computer Recommended Min.
Acceptable Existing Computers
Processor
7th Gen Intel i5 Quad Core 1.7 Ghz
(or AMD Equiv)
7th Gen Intel Dual Core i5-2.60Ghz
(or AMD Equiv)
Memory
8 GB (64 Bit OS)
6 GB
Hard Drive
256/512 GB Hybrid Drive
500 GB SATA Drive
Media Drive
16x DVD +/- RW
8x DVD +/-RW
Operating System
Windows 10 (64 bit)
Professional/Enterprise
Windows 8.1 Ent. (64 Bit)
LAN
Gigabyte Ethernet LAN
10/100 Ethernet LAN
Wireless LAN
802.11 ac w/Bluetooth 4.2
802.11 a/b/g/ WLAN
Warranty
3 year warranty
3 year warranty 
Note:All desktops, laptops, iPads, tablets and like items cannot be purchased With a purchase card. These items must be purchased with a Purchase Order. See section 3 of the Purchasing Procurement Card User Guide Sub section 3.6 Limitations On All Cards. PCard Users Guide Also note that systems for university use must have a minimum three (3) year warranty.
Last Updated 8/2018
 
Apple Notebooks
(For both University use and Personal computers)
Item
New Computer Recommended Min.
Acceptable Existing Computers
Processor
1.3 Ghz dual-core Intel Core i5 
2.5Ghz dual-core Intel Core i3
Memory
8 GB  1866Mhz 
8 GB  1600Mhz
Hard Drive
256GB PCIe-based SSD
128GB PCIe-based flash storage
Media Drive
External USB-C Media Drive
USB Super drive
Operating System
Mac OS X "High Sierra"
Mac OS X "Sierra"
LAN
USBC to Ethernet Adapter
Thunderbolt Ethernet LAN
Wireless LAN
802.11ac w/Bluetooth 4.0
802.11 a/b/g WLAN
Warranty
3 year Apple Care warranty
3 year Apple Care warranty 
Note: AllComputers for University use must include the Apple Care Warranty
Last Updated 8/2018
 
Tablets
Item
Tablet Recommended Min.
Processor
1.8 GHz
Memory
2 GB (4GB recommended)
Storage
32 GB
Screen
10.1"  1920x1080 pixels
Operating System
Most current OS for model chosen
Optical Drive
None
Wi-Fi Interface
802.11 a/b/g/n
Camera 8 MP
Warranty
1 year warranty
Note: Tablets for University use must include at least a 2 year Warranty and can be accquired via credit card if the price is $299 and below. All items higher must be done via a purchase order. See Information Technology Guidelines, Procedure 104A, sub section, Computer Purchase Exceptions.
Last Updated 8/2018
 
iPads 
Item
New Computer Recommended Min.
Processor
A10 chip/64-bit
Storage
32 GB
Screen Depends on Model chosen
Wi-Fi Interface
802.11ac with MIMO w/Bluetooth 4.2
Warranty
2 year warranty
Carrier Choice (University-AT&T)
Note: Ipads for University use must include the 2 year Apple Care Warranty and be acquired via a purchase order.
Last Updated 8/2018

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Last update: 2018-08-07 04:23


Budget Computer Systems for University Purchases

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Last update: 2009-04-27 15:38


Student Discounts on Computer Hardware

As a student at Florida Tech you are entitled to discounts on purchases made through certain vendors. In order to receive the discount you must use the links provided below. If you need assistance in determining what kind of computer to buy, please refer to the Guidelines and Specifications page for the university's hardware specifications.

Dell

Go to Dell's Members Purchase Program page and click "My Account" and sign into Dell University. If you have a Premier or regular dell account it will work here. If not click "Create Account" and follow the outlined steps. Once done you will be dropped to the My Account page. Click on the Dell logo to get back to the welcome screen and you are ready to browse and shop. Choose the items you want and add them to your cart and proceed to checkout. Any member discounts will be subtracted in your final shopping cart when you checkout.

APPLE

Go to The Apple Store for Education page and enter the zip code (32901) in the "Find your school" dialog box. Click "Search". Choose Florida Inst Of Technology and click the "shop for yourself" button. Choose the system that you want to purchase, then configure it and follow the instructions to checkout. If you do not have an account you will have to create one before completing the checkout process. All discounts will be applied in your cart.

HP

Go to The Hewlett Packard Florida Tech Page. If you have already registered for the HP Academy site click "Sign In" and proceed. If not Click the "Sign Up" link and fill in the Eligibility and Personal information sections. Your choices under eligibility will determine what personal information you will be required to answer. Read the Registration Agreement and create a password. When finished click register and you will be taken to the HP Academy Store landing page. You are now ready to shop, configure a system and checkout.

Gateway

You may also visit the Gateway site.( There are no educational discounts applied at this site)

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2013-07-26 22:50


Staff and Faculty Discounts for Computer Hardware

Florida Tech staff and faculty are entitled to discounts on purchases made through certain vendors. In order to receive the discount you must use the links provided below. Please refer to the Guidelines and Specifications page for recommended hardware specifications. Note: This document applies to personal purchases, not purchases made with university funds.

Dell

Go to Dell's Members Purchase Program page and click "My Account" and sign into Dell University. If you have a Premier or regular dell account it will work here. If not click "Create Account" and follow the outlined steps. Once done you will be dropped to the My Account page. Click on the Dell logo to get back to the welcome screen and you are ready to browse and shop. Choose the items you want and add them to your cart and proceed to checkout. Any member discounts will be subtracted in your final shopping cart when you checkout.

APPLE

Go to The Apple Store for Education page and enter the zip code (32901) in the "Find your school" dialog box. Click "Search". Choose Florida Inst Of Technology and click the "shop for yourself" button. Choose the system that you want to purchase, then configure it and follow the instructions to checkout. If you do not have an account you will have to create one before completing the checkout process. All discounts will be applied in your cart.

HP

Go to The Hewlett Packard Florida Tech Page. If you have already registered for the HP Academy site click "Sign In" and proceed. If not Click the "Sign Up" link and fill in the Eligibility and Personal information sections. Your choices under eligibility will determine what personal information you will be required to answer. Read the Registration Agreement and create a password. When finished click register and you will be taken to the HP Academy Store landing page. You are now ready to shop, configure a system and checkout.

Gateway

You may also visit the Gateway site.( There are no educational discounts applied at this site)

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2013-07-26 23:02


Introduction to Computer Purchasing Guidelines

The specifications provided within have been established to ensure the longevity and value of newly purchased systems and to facilitate the support of existing systems. These specifications can also be used as a guide for students and employees who are interested in maximizing their investment when purchasing a new personal computer.

Meeting Your Needs

Newly purchased systems should be configured to maximize their life expectancy. A system that meets or exceeds the recommended minimum specifications should serve general needs for about three years. Higher end systems, while more costly, may be a good investment since systems at the bottom of a product line will generally have a shorter life span. Systems should be purchased based on their primary use. For instance, systems that will be using processor and memory intensive programs such as AutoCAD, Pro Engineer and Labview need to be configured at higher-end specifications. Systems to be used primarily for web browsing and word processing will only need to meet the minimum requirements.

About Warranties

A three year warranty is required for all university-owned computers. We recommend the purchase of a three year warranty for personal systems as well. Additionally, we recommend that students' warranties cover the students expected stay at the university and have provisions for an expedient turn around should repairs be needed. Only limited support is provided to student-owned systems.

Desktop Specifications

Laptop Specifications

Netbook Specifications

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-07-06 10:04


Purchasing Computers for University Use

Every computer purchased with university resources goes through an approval process. When purchasing systems through contracted vendors please be aware that you can not purchase a computer with a credit card. All computer purchases must be done with a purchase order. Newly purchased systems should be configured to maximize their life expectancy and meets or exceed the recommended minimum specifications set forth in the University Guidelines and Specifications.

A well configured system should serve general needs for about three years. Higher end systems, while more costly, may be a good investment since systems at the bottom of a product line will generally have a shorter life span. A three year warranty is required for all university owned computers.  Please review these guidelines and specifications as they will change as the technology advances. To make purchases from the listed vendors, please follow the instructions below. Please note this information applies to computers purchased with university funds.

Purchasing a Dell

If you have never logged into the Dell Premier page then you will need to create a user name and password.

Go to the Dell Premier Login page and enter the required information. We suggest using your FIT email address as your user name for ease of remembering it. However, we do not suggest using your TRACKS password as your login password. When finished click submit and you now have access to browse and configure your systems. Note: Logging in as an end user allows you to only configure and create quotes for those systems. Quotes can be emailed to yourself, to an approving authority, or to the purchasing office for processing.

If you already have a login to the Dell Premier page, follow the link and enter your e-mail address and password. Then choose from either End User or Software and Peripherals to enter that section of the site.

Purchasing an Apple/Mac

Go to The Apple Store and enter the zip code (32901) in the 'Find your school" dialog box. Click find. Choose Florida Inst Of Tech and click continue. Choose the system that you want to purchase, then configure it and add it to your cart. Click save cart. It will then ask you to login or create an account. After doing so, review your cart and email it to yourself and/or the purchasing office.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2013-08-12 22:21


What kind of computer do I need when I attend Florida Tech?

While the university has numerous computer labs available for student use, many students choose to bring their own computers with them. When choosing a new computer, it should be purchased based on its primary use. For instance, a computer that will be running processor- and memory-intensive programs such as AutoCAD, ProE, or Labview will need to have higher-end processor and memory than one primarily for web browsing and word processing will only need to meet the minimum requirements.

Additionally, we recommend that students purchase a warranty that will cover the students expected stay at the university and have provisions for an expedient turn around should repairs be needed. Only limited support is provided to student-owned systems.

To assist you in choosing a computer, please see our Computer Guidelines and Specifications page.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-07 23:05


Tools

How do I take a screenshot?

A screen shot is a useful tool to help someone see what is happening on your screen. You end up saving it as a picture file that can then be emailed to someone.

 

To take a screenshot on a Windows Machine:

1. On your keyboard there is a button that says print screen, find it and press it.

 

Keyboard

 

Then Open Paint, and select Edit then Paste or Press CTRL + V.

You should see your screen shot. Go to File> Save As, make sure you save it some where you can find it again, like My Documents or on the Desktop. To send it to us you can attach it to an email.

You can also paste it directly into an email or a Word/ Powerpoint document depending on what you need it for.

 

 

Windows 7 has a snipping tool, this allows you to take just selections of your screen. To use it, click on the start menu, in the search box type snipping tool. Once you click New it will allow you to selct a portion of the screen. You can then save that selection or Copy it.

 

 

For Macintosh Computers

If you press Command (the curly cue key) + Shift 3 it create a screenshot and save it to your desktop. You can then email it to us.

 

 

If you press Command +Shift +4 a cross hair cursor will appear and you can select the specific thing you want in the screenshot.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-11-07 02:36


How do I find my MAC Address?

Windows

Macintosh 

Blackberry Phones

Android

iOS (iPhones, iPods, iPads)
Linux

 

Windows

For windows users, finding the MAC address has a totally different process. Users will have to open their command prompt window; this can be done by searching "cmd" in the start menu, or by going to the run option, and running "cmd."

 

 

 

The following window should pop up when you hit ok.

 

 

 

You should then run the following command, "getmac /v" which will provide a list of all the MAC addresses which are on the system.

 

 

The sequence of number and letters listed under Physical Address will be the MAC address. You can then choose which one you are looking for. (We have blacked out a partofour Physical Address for security reasons.)

 


Macintosh

 

 

 

There are several ways to find your MAC addresses on a Mac computer. The most common way of finding the MAC address is by opening the system prefernces menu, and selecting the network preference.

 

 

 

 

Once in the Network Preferences you may choose your ocnnection type within the white field on the left hand side of the screen.

 

 

 

 

After selectng your connection, proceed by pressing the advanced button.

 

 

 

 

The Mac address will be shown as the WI-FI address for wireless connections; for each connection type you may follow the same steps and the MAC address will be listed in the advanced tab in the same position as the WI-FI address shown in the picture above.

 

Blackberry Phones

 

To find the Media Access Control (MAC) address of a Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry smartphone, complete the steps below, according to the version of BlackBerry device software installed on the smartphone:

 

BlackBerry® Device Software 4.5 to 5.0:

  1. From the Home Screen click on Options.
  2. Next click Status.
  3. The WLAN MAC field displays the MAC address for the BlackBerry smartphone .

BlackBerry® Device Software 6.0 to 7.0:

  1. From the Home Screen select Setup.
  2. Next select Options.
  3. Next select Device.
  4. Then select Device and Status Information.
  5. The WLAN MAC field displays the MAC address for the BlackBerry smartphone.

Android

 

The first step will require you to tap on the Menu Key and then go to Settings

 

 

 

Android Screenshot 1.

 

Next, you will need to tap on the Wireless and Networks.


Android Screenshot 2

 

Now you will need to tap on the WIFI Settings, within this selection, you should see an option named "advance settings;" the MAC Address for your device should be displayed.

 

Android Screenshot 3

 

Please note that this tip will not work on every Android device.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(The pictures were screenshots taken from the following website: http://androidadvices.com/find-mac-address-android-devices/)


iOS Devices (iPhone, iPod, and iPad)

 

You can get the MAC address of your iOS device by following some simple steps.

 

First you will need to tap on the Settings Icon.

 

iOS screenshot 1

 

IOS screenshot 2

 

Next, you will need to tap on general.

 

iOs screenshot 3

 

The next step will require you to tap on About. You will then scroll down and look for the WIFI address. The MAC address will be displayed.

 

iOS screeshot 4

 

These steps will work on all iOS devices.

(The pictures above are screenshots taken from the following website, http://www.chasms.com/index.shtml)

Linux

 

Open a command shell. Depending on your system, this may be called Xterm, Shell, Terminal, Command Prompt, or something similar. It can usually be found under Applications > Accessories (or the equivalent).

 

Next Type /sbin/ifconfig and press Enter. If you are denied access, enter su –c “/sbin/ifconfig” and enter the root password if prompted.

 

You will  then look for your HWaddr. This is your MAC address.

 

linux screenshot 1

(This image was taken form the following website: http://www.wikihow.com/Find-the-MAC-Address-of-Your-Computer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-11-07 02:37


Is there a Git or GitHub Server available for students?

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Last update: 2017-09-27 11:28


ACCESS

How to register for a course using Access?

  1. With your browser, navigate to http://access.fit.edu

 2.   Log in with your TRACKS Username and Password

 

 3.  Click on Registration Tools in the Student Launch Pad

 

 4. You will then be forwarded to the Registration Panel in PAWS

 5. From here you have access to all the necessary links to Register for or Drop your courses.

 

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-20 14:54


How to drop a course in Access?

1. With your browser, navigate to http://access.fit.edu

2. Log in with your TRACKS Username and Password.

3. Click on the Registration Tools Icon in the Student Launch Pad.

4. In the new page click on the Add or Drop Classes link.

5. You will be taken to the Register, Add/Drop Classes page. Look for your Current Schedule. Each class has an Action drop-down menu. For the class you would like to drop, select Web Drop – No Record from the drop-down menu.

6. Click the Submit Changes button when finished. You have now dropped the class in question.

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-20 14:56


How to view your grades in Access?

1. With your browser, navigate to http://access.fit.edu

2. Log in with your TRACKS Username and Password.

3. Click on the Paws Icon on the Student Launch Pad.

4. On the new page click on the Student button and then Student Records

5. From here you have access to all the necessary links to view both Midterm and Final grades.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-20 14:51


How to access Canvas from Access?

1. With your browser, navigate to http://access.fit.edu

2. Log in with your TRACKS Username and Password.

3. Click on the Canvas Icon from the Student Launch Pad.

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2019-02-25 21:52


How to find PAWS?

1. With your browser, navigate to http://access.fit.edu

2. Log in with your TRACKS Username and Password.
 
 
3. Click on the PAWS Icon in the Student Launch Pad.
 

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-20 14:53


Master Calendar

How do I view specific calendars on the Campus Calendar sit?

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Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-12-19 23:21


How do I subscribe to a calendar?

If you need access to a calendar follow these steps:

  • Select a calendar to view on the Campus Calendar Homepage. The Calendar Display page opens. It does have to be the display page for any of the calendars to which you are susbscribing.
  • Click the Subscribe icon . The Subscription page opens.
  • The calendars to which you can subscribe appear in the Available Calendars and they are based on their Subscription status. (Subscription Page)
  • Select the calendar or calendars (CTRL-click to select multiple calendars) to which you are subscribing, and then click the Add button to move them to the Selected Calendars list.
  • Choose your subscription method: Email (default value) or iCalendar feed.

Email- to receive a confirmation email that contains a link that you must click to activate or edit your susbscription. If you select this option, go to To subscribe using email.

iCalendar feed- to automatically add the selected calendars to your email program and subscribe to updates to the calendar. If you select this option, the Email field and email options are removed from the page. Go to To subscribe using an iCalendar feed.

 

To subscribe using an iCalendar feed

1. Click Subscribe.

A dialog box opens asking you if you want to allow this website to open a program on your computer.

2. Click Allow.

A dialog box opens asking you if you want to add this Internet Calendar to your email program (in this example, Microsoft Outlook) and subscribe to updates.

3. Optionally, click Advanced to open a Subscriptions dialog box and customize the settings for your subscription on your email program.

4. Click Yes to add the calendar or calendars to your email program.

Any further problems, please contact tech Support through email at techsupport@fit.edu or call at (321)674-7284. For questions on viewing, filtering, and manageing calendars, please review the FAQ's on the Master Calendar category.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-15 16:21


How can I share an event?

Sharing an event through the Master Calendar is fairly simple. You can share an event via email or through a social media platform (ie. Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

 

Email

To share an event via email:

  • Click on the event you would like to share.
  • Click the "Email a Friend" icon.

Social Media

To share an event via social media:

  • Click on the event you would like to share.
  • Click on the "Add This" icon.
  • Choose which social media platform you would like to share the event on.

Any questions or problems regarding the sharing of an event, please inquire Tech Support at techsupport@fit.edu or at (321) 674-7284. For question on viewing, filtering, and managing calendars, please refer to the FAQ's in the Master Calendar category.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-15 16:23


How can I filter events when viewing a calendar?

Filtering events can make it easier to find the events you want to see. You can filter events through the filters menu located on the calendar view page.

To filter events:

  • Select the calendars you would like to view. Choose All to include all calendars.
  • Choose how you would like to filter events. you can filter the events by Event Type, Locations or by Departments.

To select multiple filters, click the Lookup icon and check the filters you would like to include.

 

For any further assistance, please contact Tech Support at techsupport@fit.edu or (321)674-7284.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-11-07 02:35


How can I submit an on-campus event?

When you submit an event on the calendar, you become the event manager. To submit an on-campus event:

  • Click "Submit Event" on the Campus Calendar homepage or on the Calendar View page.
  • Select "On-Campus Event" on the Submit Event page and click submit.

  • Arrive at the Room Reservation Systems (EMS). To hold an event on-campus a room must be reserved through EMS.
  • Click Log In on the navigation bar to log in with your TRACKS ID to the room request system
  • Log in with your TRACKS ID.
  • You will be redirected to the calendar page. hover your mouse over Reservations option, and choose Request Room.

  • In the When and Where box on the left-hand side of the page, enter the date and time for your event. Enter the EXACT times of the event as you want them to be published on the Master Calendar Events calendar.
  • Keep in mind that faculty and staff can request a room up to 365 days in the future, but room requests must be at least 72 hours from the time of room request. If the request is less than 72 hours prior to the evnt, please conctact the Conference Services Bureau for assistance at x8125 or conference@fit.edu.
  • Once times have been entered, you can choose a building from the Facilities drop-down menu if you know what venue you are looking for. OR, you can leave the Facilities on 'all' to search for all available venues.

  • Enter the estimated attendance for your event in the Attendance box, and then click the blue Find Space button. Please note that the system will nto show you any venues which are smaller than your attendance. If you enter an attendance of 50, the system will not show you any rooms that seat less than 50.

  • Once you have clicked Find Space, the system will show you all available campus venues, with two red lines to indicate your requested time. You can scroll through the list of venues and see which venues have events schedules, as indicated by the dark blue boxes. Either the EVENT Name or the word PRIVATE will appear on the blue box. Private means the venue is booked but the vent is not a public event.
  • You can find out more about a room by clicking on the red room name.
  • You can choose one or more venues for your event by clicking the green plus sign to the left of the room name.

  • Once a venue has been selected, it will move to the top of the screen as a selected location.\

  • Once you have all venues selected for your event, click the yellow Continue button at the bottom of the screen.
  • You will be taken to the Details area to enter the specifics of your event. you will need to eneter an Event Name, which will be displayed on the master calendar. Then you enter an Event Type, which is a description of the type of event you are holding.

  • Next, you will need to choose a Group, which is the department or area that is responsible for the event. If this is your first time using the room request system, you will have to add a group. To add a group, click the magnifying glass next to the Group drop-down menu (shown in the image above).
  • This will open the Item Lookup window.
  • In the box, type the name of the group you are booking for (department) and click the magnifying glass to search.
  • In the list that comes up, when you find what you're looking for, click the Green Plus sign next to the department you wish to select.
  • This will move that department into the Groups You Can Book For at the top of the screen.

  • You can now close the Item Lookup screen by clicking the 'x' in the right-hand corner of that window. This will return you to the request form.
  • You will find the group you just selected in the Group drop-down box on the request form and be able to select it from the drop-down menu. For future requests, this setup will not be necessary as the system will remember your selected group(s).
  • You will not need to choose a 1st Contact for the event. This is the primary person responsible for the evnt, and usually the person requesting the room reservation.

  • In the Other Information section, enter a brief description of the event, and choose whether you want the evnt to be displayed on the Master Calendar events.

  • You now have the opportunity to request items from Facilities Operations, such as tables, chairs, and easels. If these items are needed, check the box and then enter the quantity you are requesting.
  • Click the yellow Submit Reservation button at the bottom of the screen to submit your reservation request.
  • You will now see your Facility Request Summary.

  • If the status of your event is Pending Approval, you will receive a confirmation email when/if the venue request is approved. If it is denied, you will receive an email explaining the reasons for denial.

 

Adding SETUP Time

If your event needs setup time, you can add that to your event reservation from the current screen (image above).

  • Choose Add Booking, a link in red at the top right of the screen.

  • This will open a request rooms window, which looks identical to the original process for requesting a room outlined in details above. Enter the time for the setup of the event, click Find Space, choose the venue, and then click the yellow Submit Reservation button.
  • You will see the new booking added to the list of bookings for this reservation. (Image below).
  • Click the Pencil icon under Actions column for this new booking.
  • In the left-hand column, change the event type to Setup/Teardown. You may also edit the event name to include the word Setup.
  • Then click the yellow Update Booking button at the bottom of the screen.
  • You should see a box appear which indicates the booking was succesfully updated.
  • You can return to the reservation summary by clicking the link in the upper right-hand side of the page.
  • When you return to the Reservation Summary, you will see that your booking for setup has been updated.

For any assistance or questions, please contact Tech Support at techsupport@fit.edu or (321)674-7284

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-19 16:26


How can I submit an off-campus event?

When you submit an event, you become the Event Manager. To submit an off-campus event:

  • Click the "Submit Event" on the Campus Calendar homepage or on the Calendar View page.
  • Select "Off-Campus" on the Submit Event page and clcik Submit.
  • Login using your TRACKS username and password to access the event submission page.
  • Fill the event title.
  • Indicate when the event should be published on the calendar.
  • Select the calendars you would like to promote your event on (Note: All require approval by a Calendar Manager before the event is published on a particular calendar).
  • To select multiple calendars click the "Lookup" Icon and check all the calendars that apply.
  • Select and event type that best describes the event.
  • Enter the location for the event.
  • Choose your department by clicking the "Lookup" icon and click apply.
  • Add an event description. (Note: The description should be detailed and should inform users about the event).
  • If you have an image that supports your event, clcik the "Add Image" link and upload an image. This image will show in the Event Details screen for users.
  • Enter the event time information.
  • Add attachement (ie. Brochures, fliers, etc.) by clicking the "Attachments" Tab and uploading the documents.
  • Click Preview to review your event and then click Submit.

For any questions, please contact Tech Support at techsupport@fit.edu or (321)674-7284. Any questions on sharing, filtering, and managing an event, please refer to the FAQ's in the Master Calendar category.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-19 16:19


How can I view my event requests?

As event and/or calendar manager, you may view event requests in the Campus Calendar Homepage. To view your requests:

  • Click the "Calendar Admin Login" at the bottom of the Campus Calendar Homepage.
  • If you are in the Calendar View Page, select My Options, then Login. Select "my options", then "View My Requests."

From this window you can edit your events, see the status of your event, view your events and cancel your events.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-19 16:26


How do I add additional info for an on-campus event?

After submitting an on-campus event, it may be necessary to add additional information, like a description, images or files to help promote an event. To add additional information:

 

As a user:

General users must wait to recieve an email from the campus calendar to add additional information.

  • Click the " link in the email
  • Add additional information, such as a description, image, attachments.

 

 

Note: If you do not recieve an email please contact the Calendar Manager associated with the calendar your event will be displayed on.

 

As a Calendar Manager:

  • Click the "Calendar Admin Login" at the bottom of the Campus Calendar Homepage.
  • If you are in the Calendar View page, select My Options, then Login.
  • Select "Admin", then "Manage Events."

  • Click the event you wish to add indormation.
  • Select the appropriate "booking" by checking the box and then click edit.
  • Add the additional information and click Save.

For any questions, please contact Tech Support at techsupport@fit.edu or (321)674-7284

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-19 16:27


How do I cancel an event?

The process for canceling an event is determine if an event is an on-campus or off-campus event.

 

On-Campus

  • To cancel an event, choose Reservations, then View My Requests.
  • From the list of all event requests you have made, choose the one you would like to cancel, and then click on the Name of the event (red link).
  • You will be prompted to choose a cancel reason and enter any notes about the cancellation. Then click the Cancel Booking(s) button.

  • You will see a pop-up confirming that all booking were successfully cancelled.
  • On the Reservation Details, you will now see that the status of the event has changed to Cancelled.

Off-Campus

  • Click the "Calendar Admin Login" at the bottom of the Campus Calendar Homepage.
  • If you are in the Calendar View page, select My options, then Login.
  • Select "My Options", then "View My Requests."
  • Click the event you wish to add information.
  • Click Cancel Event. A message opens asking you if you are sure that you want to cancel all the selected event dates.
  • Click OK in the message.

The Event Summary page is updated to reflect the cancellation of the event dates. None of the entries are removed from the Event Summary page. Instead, a single line runs through each event date, indicating that it was cancelled.

 

For any questions, please contact Tech Support at techsupport@fit.edu or (321)674-7284.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-19 16:28


How do I request an event to be displayed on the Florida Tech Homepage?

For an event to be displayed in the Florida Tech Homepage, the event must be a Featured Event. The process for request for an event to be considered a featured event is determined by an event being on-campus or off-campus (and can be requested during the event Submission process).

Note: Featured Events are subject to approval.

 

On-Campus Events

To request an on-campus event to be considered a featured event:

  • Complete the intial steps of the "Submit an Event Process"
  • Select YES to the question: "Would you like this event to be publicized on the Florida Tech Homepage?" on the EMS Reservation Form.

Off-Campus Events

To request an off-campus event to be considered a featured event:

  • Complete the intial steps of the "Submit an Event Process"
  • To select multiple calendars click the "Lookup" icon and check all the calendars that apply.
  • Choose Featured Events as one of the calendars you wish to promote your event on.

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Last update: 2012-10-19 16:28


How do I approve pending event requests?

To approve pending event requests:

  • On the Admin menu, point to Events and Special Dates, and then click Manage Events.
  • Optionally, carry out a search for the pending events that you are approving.
  • Select the pending events that you are approving.

To select all pending events on the currently opened page for approval in a single step, select Title. If you have multiple pages of events to approve, you must repeat this entire process on each step.

 

  • Under Actions, click Approve. A message opens asking you if you are sure that you want to approve all selected events.
  • Click OK in the message. A message opens indicating that all selected events were approved.
  • Click OK in the message.

The events are approved and are removed from the Pending Events list. For each approved event, an email is automatically generated and sent to the event requestor informing them that the Calendar Manager has approved their request.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-19 16:29


How do I reject pending event requests?

To reject pending event requests:

  • On the Admin menu, point to Events and Special Dates, and then click Message Events.
  • Optionally, carry out a search for the pending events that you are approving or reject.
  • Select the pending events that you are to reject. To select all pending events on the current page for rejection in a single step, select Title. If you have multiple pages of events, you must repeat this entire process on each page.
  • Under Actions, click Reject.
  • A Master Calendar-Notes dialog box opens. Eneter any comments in this dialog box as to why you are rejecting the event request. These comments are sent automatically to the event requestor after you complete the rejection process.
  • After you enter the comments, click Send. A dialog box opens asking you if you are sure if you want to reject all the selected events.
  • Click OK in the message. A message opens indicating that all selected events were rejected.
  • Click OK in the message.
  • The events are rejected and are removed from the Pending events list. For each rejected request, an email is automaticaly generated and sent to the event requestor informing them that the event was rejected.

For any assistance, please contact Tech Support at techsupport@fit.edu or (321)674-7284.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-19 16:29


How do I request more information from an event manager for an event?

To request information for an EMS event, you use the Request Event Info option on the Manage Events page to request information from the Event Requester for a selected event that has been pulled into the Master Calendar from an EMS Room Reservation System.

  • On the Admin menu, point to Events and Special Dates, and then click Manage Events.
  • Click the EMS tab to open it. This tab shows all the events that have been pulled from an EMS database into Master Calendar via a connector.
  • Select the event or events for which you need more information from the EMS Contact, and then under Action, click Request Event Info.
  • The Request Event Info dialog box opens.
  • Eneter any questions that you would like to request of the EMS Contact, and then click Send.
  • Click OK in the prompt about sending an email to request more information.
  • Click OK in the confirmation message.

The email is sent to the Event Requester for the selected event. The email contains a "Fill Out More Info" link that the Event Requester can clcik to open an Additional Info page on which they can enter or edit information.

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Last update: 2012-10-19 16:29


Google Applications » Hangouts

How do I sign into Google pages with my TRACKS ID? (Hangouts and Google Chat)

Sign into Google Account Pages

 

Remember that Google Account names are username@my.fit.edu for students and username@go.fit.edu for Faculty and Staff.

The sign in page will look like this, enter your email address:

 

Sign In Window

Leave the password field blank, and hit enter or click sign in. It will then bring you to this screen.

 

Cas Sign In

 

Go ahead and sign in with your TRACKS account.

 

For Google Chat or Hangouts:

Download Hangouts (http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/) from Google install the add in and choose sign in.

 

 

Users will need to set their Google Applications password using the Password Change Form prior to using the GTalk application, google is depreciating the GTalk client in December 2014.

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Last update: 2014-12-23 15:30


Google Applications » Email

What are my options for accessing my Google Applications email account? (Students/Guests)

Table of Contents

About Student/Guest Email Accounts
Accessing Your Email Online
Set Up to Use Applications:

Set Up Google Applications Password
Enable IMAP or POP
Allow "Less Secure" Applications

Steps for Outlook 2013/2016 on PC
Steps for Outlook 2016 on Mac
Steps for Mac Mail
Steps for Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod
Steps for Android Mobile Devices
Need Assistance?

About Student/Guest Email Accounts

Florida Tech is partnered with Google to provide personalized Google Applications accounts to our students and guests of the university. As such, all Florida Tech students and guests have a Gmail mailbox with the domain suffix "@my.fit.edu" at the end their usernames. This means that your email address is: username@my.fit.edu

For example, if your TRACKS username was jsmith2017, your email address would be:

jsmith2017@my.fit.edu

Accessing Your Email Online

Whether you are using a Mac or a PC, you can open any web browser and go to the website http://mail.my.fit.edu/. You will be prompted to sign in with your TRACKS username and passwordas the CAS authentication page.

cas login page my.fit.edu

Once you enter your TRACKS username and password, click "LOGIN." 

Alternatively, you can go to the website http://my.fit.edu/, enter your TRACKS username and password, then click on the "Email" icon. 

my.fit.edu email icon

Your login credentials will be authenticated and you will be redirected to your Gmail mailbox. It should look something like this:

gmail mailbox image

You now have the ability to read and send emails as you would with any other mailbox service. This should work in any internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.

Set Up to Use Applications

1. Set Up Google Applications Password

First things first. In addition to your TRACKS password, there is another password used sometimes that is specifically for configuring your email account on different email applications. This password is known as your Google Applications password.

This article will specify when it is necessary to use your Google Applications password instead of TRACKS in the email setup process.

In order to set up your Google Applications password, go to the website: https://tracks.fit.edu/tracks/passwd/

From the drop-down menu, select "Google Applications."

Enter a password and confirm that password, ensuring that it meets the requirements listed at the bottom of that page.

2. Enable IMAP or POP

Next, you should enable IMAP or POP. This gives you the ability to configure your mailbox in email clients such as Outlook, Mac Mail, and Thunderbird.

What is the difference between IMAP and POP?

IMAP and POP are both ways to read your Gmail messages in other email clients.

IMAP can be used across multiple devices. Emails are synced in real time.

POP can only be used for a single computer. Emails aren't synced in real time. Instead, they're downloaded and you decide how often you want to download new emails.

Enable IMAP

  1. On your computer, go to the website mail.my.fit.edu.
  2. In the top right, click "SettingsSettings.
  3. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  4. In the "IMAP Access" section, select Enable IMAP.
  5. Click Save Changes.

You can find advanced configuration settings for IMAP here.

Enable POP

  1. On your computer, go to the website mail.my.fit.edu.
  2. In the top right, click "SettingsSettings.
  3. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  4. In the "POP Download" section, select Enable POP for all mail or Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on.
  5. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.

You can find advanced configuration settings for POP here.

3. Allow "Less Secure" Applications

Finally, in order to be able to configure your email on certain applications Google has deemed "less secure," you need to enable that setting. This enables the ability to configure IMAP and POP on various applications.

To do this, go to the following website: https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps

You will notice the option is set to "OFF."

Click the switch to the right of "Allow less secure apps" to turn it "ON."

You can now configure your mailbox on other applications.

Steps for Outlook 2013/2016 on PC

  1. If this is your first time setting up an account in Outlook, the Account Setup window will come up automatically. If you are already using Outlook for another account, continue to step 2.
  2. From inside Outlook, go to "File" > "Add Account"
  3. In the Auto Account Setup window, select the "Manual setup or additional server types" radio button.
  4. Select "POP or IMAP" and then click "Next."
  5. To configure IMAP, use the settings indicated below. For POP settings, continue to step 12. Note: You will need to use your Google Applications password.
  6. Click "More Settings" as shown the image shown above.
  7. Under the "Outgoing Server" tab, check the "requires authentication" option:
  8. Under the "Advanced" tab, ensure the server ports are configured as indicated:
  9. Click "OK," then click "Next."
  10. The account settings will be tested. You should see the following window appear:
  11. Click "Close," and then click "Finish."
  12. To configure POP, use the settings indicated below:
    Note: You will need to use your Google Applications password.
  13. Click "More Settings" as shown in the image above.
  14. Under the "Outgoing Server" tab, check the "requires authentication" option:
  15. Under the "Advanced" tab, ensure the server ports are configured as indicated:
  16. Click "OK," then click "Next."
  17. The account settings will be tested. You should see the following window appear:
  18. Your mailbox is now configured with Outlook.

Steps for Outlook 2016 on Mac

  1. Open Outlook, and then go to "Outlook" on the menu bar and select "Preferences."
  2. In the Preferences menu, select "Accounts."
  3. Select "New account" from the drop-down menu in the bottom-left.
  4. Enter your Florida Tech email address:
  5. Click "Continue," then enter your Google Applications password in the window as shown:
  6. Click "Add Account." Your mailbox should automatically configure and then appear as shown below:

Steps for Mac Mail

  1. Open the Mac Mail application, then go to the menu bar an select "Mail" > "Accounts."
  2. From the Accounts window, select the " + " icon in the bottom left-hand corner to add a new mailbox.

    Select "Add Other Account..." as shown in the image above.
  3. Then, select "Mail account" as shown below:
  4. Enter your first and last name, your full email address, and your Google Applications password:

    Then, click "Sign In."
  5. If you want to set up the mailbox as IMAP, enter the settings as indicated below. For POP, skip to step 7.
  6. Click "Sign In."
  7. To setup the mailbox as POP, enter the settings as indicated below:

    Your should now be able to use your mailbox in Mac Mail.

Steps for Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod

  1. Tap the "Settings" gear icon.
  2. Go to "Mail, Contacts, Calendars," and tap "Add Account."
    mcc
  3. Tap the "Google" option.
    google
  4. You will be redirected to the Gmail Sign in page. Enter your full @my.fit.edu email address:
    gmail sign on
    Tap "NEXT."
  5. You should be redirected to the CAS authentication page:
    cas 1
  6. Enter your TRACKS username and password. Do not enter your email address.
    ios2
  7. If you entered your username and password correctly, the application should authenticate you find the mailbox:
    ios7
    Tap "Save."
  8. Tap on the "Gmail" option.
    Your mailbox should open on your Apple device.
    ios8

Steps for Android Mobile Devices

Note: Android devices can vary based on the version of Android OS installed on the device. However, the options should basically be the same.

  1. Tap the "Settings" gear icon from the app tray.
  2. Under the "General" tab, tap "Accounts & sync."
  3. Tap the "ADD ACCOUNT" button near the bottom of the screen.
  4. If your device has security PIN, you will be prompted to enter your PIN and press "Next."
  5. Tap the "Google" option from the list.
  6. If your device has a security PIN, you may be prompted to enter your PIN again.
  7. On the Add your account screen, type your full email address:

    Click "NEXT."
  8. Tap the "Accept" button to agree to the Terms of Service.
    accept
  9. You will be redirected to the CAS authentication page. Enter your TRACKS username and password:

    Tap "LOGIN."
  10. If you are prompted to set up payment information, simply tap "No thanks," then tap "CONTINUE."

    You should now be able to access your mailbox on your Android device.

Need Assistance?

If you encounter any issues with these instructions, please contact the Technology Support Center at techsupport@fit.edu or by calling +1 (321) 674-7284.

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Can I use the Google Apps desktop features?

This allows users to install Microsoft Windows desktop access points to Google Docs, Calendar, and Gmail that are pre-configured to work with accounts on your domain. These apps launch in a streamlined Google Chrome browser window. Also, Students and Alumni can set Gmail as their default email program.  Faculty and Staff cannot use the Gmail client.

Students and Alumni: Click here to download desktop features

Faculty and Staff: Click here to download desktop features

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How can I connect Outlook/ Mail (mac) to my student Google Applications account?

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How to Connect Google Applications to Microsoft Outlook or Mac Mail

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Google Applications » Docs

What do I need to know about Google's documents and spreadsheets?

It's a web-based word processing and spreadsheet application. It can help us collaborate on projects from anywhere. Your documents are stored online. You and anyone you invite to collaborate can access the document from any internet-connected computer, and make changes simultaneously. Multiple people can make changes at once, and everyone's changes show in real-time.

You can get started right away by creating a new document or by uploading a file from your computer. Since the products are integrated, you can use your email account Contacts list to invite people to view or edit your documents.

More Tips
Revision history -- Individual edits are kept so you can see who made changes and revert back, if necessary.
Search -- Just like the rest of Google products, you can harness the power of Google search to look for a document you haven't edited in months.
Security and privacy -- You choose who sees your document. Other users can only access your document or spreadsheet if you add them to the list of collaborators or viewers, or if you decide to publish the document.

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Last update: 2009-09-22 18:56


Can I use the Google Apps desktop features?

This allows users to install Microsoft Windows desktop access points to Google Docs, Calendar, and Gmail that are pre-configured to work with accounts on your domain. These apps launch in a streamlined Google Chrome browser window. Also, Students and Alumni can set Gmail as their default email program.  Faculty and Staff cannot use the Gmail client.

Students and Alumni: Click here to download desktop features

Faculty and Staff: Click here to download desktop features

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Last update: 2015-04-06 13:34


Google Applications » Calendar

If I am using MS Outlook and/or MS Exchange can I sync my Calendar with my Google Calendar?

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Can I use the Google Apps desktop features?

This allows users to install Microsoft Windows desktop access points to Google Docs, Calendar, and Gmail that are pre-configured to work with accounts on your domain. These apps launch in a streamlined Google Chrome browser window. Also, Students and Alumni can set Gmail as their default email program.  Faculty and Staff cannot use the Gmail client.

Students and Alumni: Click here to download desktop features

Faculty and Staff: Click here to download desktop features

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Last update: 2015-04-06 13:34


Google Applications

What is Google Apps?

A bridge between our organization and Google products. On one side, we have communication and collaboration needs for our school. On the other side, there are successful, innovative, online personal Google products. Google Apps allows us to embrace the strengths of both sides.

Google quality, Google connectivity. Our school, our people. Powerful, easy-to-use tools. Communicate via email, instant messaging, and voice calls. Create and share calendar events, documents, and spreadsheets. Access it all from one place - the Start Page .

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Last update: 2009-09-22 18:58


Why are we using Google Apps?

To bring together essential communication applications. To improve productivity and communication. We can focus on student needs and adding value to the experience while Google focuses on building excellent products, maintaining the feature set, and innovating our communication options for tomorrow.

Our goal is to offer you a reliable, practical, secure, feature-rich webmail environment. We think Google can help.

We can focus on the core values of our school, such as student relationships, and let Google leverage its extensive operational experience with security and privacy.

Our IT staff can utilize an administrative set of APIs to build on top of Google Apps rather than starting from ground zero.

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Last update: 2009-09-22 18:58


How do I get started with Google Applications?

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How are the Google services linked together?

Your TRACKS account provides you access to the entire Google Apps package. Once you login to one service, you can easily access all others.

Within your email account, you can chat with your contacts. You'll receive invitations for calendar events and to collaborate on documents and spreadsheets.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2009-09-22 18:59


Is there a statutory responsibility to protect our students' private information from Google?

In summary, prior to deciding on a solution for student email, our investigating committee verified that the confidentiality of our Students, Faculty, and Staff would be protected regardless of the applications decided upon. Googles terms of service explicitly state that they do not own our Students emails.

In detail, the primary privacy concerns were brought up due to Google's use of email content to generate advertisements. In the Google Apps for Education services, these advertisements are disabled, but may be enabled in a University's preferences if they choose to do so, we have not and will not enable this for current students.

In addition, in some ways, Google has some stronger legal requirements with regards to the data than Florida Tech does.  The primary example of this is the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Under this law, Google is typically considered a public network, and requires a legal order or subpoena to release the content of email communications to law enforcement.  Florida Tech, on the other hand, may at its discretion release this information to law enforcement personnel without the need for a legal order or subpoena. However, in general we require legal orders or subpoenas to release the details of these communications.

Google's terms of service state that confidential information will be protected as if it were the entities own confidential data. The agreement with Google is a binding agreement (contract) and they treat all data stored on their systems by our users as confidential. This is actually defined in the agreement.

Here are the relevant sections from the Google terms of service for Education (Accessible at: http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/terms/education_terms.html
 
6.1 Obligations. Each party will: (a) protect the other party's Confidential Information with the same standard of care it uses to protect its own Confidential Information; and (b) not disclose the Confidential Information, except to affiliates, employees and agents who need to know it and who have agreed in writing to keep it confidential. Each party (and any affiliates, employees and agents to whom it has disclosed Confidential Information) may use Confidential Information only to exercise rights and fulfill obligations under this Agreement, while using reasonable care to protect it. Each party is responsible for any actions of its affiliates, employees and agents in violation of this Section.

....

7.1 Intellectual Property Rights. Except as expressly set forth herein, this Agreement does not grant either party any rights, implied or otherwise, to the other's content or any of the other's intellectual property. As between the parties, Customer owns all Intellectual Property Rights in Customer Data, and Google owns all Intellectual Property Rights in the Services.
....
 
Confidential Information means information disclosed by a party to the other party under this Agreement that is marked as confidential or would normally be considered confidential under the circumstances. Customer Data is Customer's Confidential Information.
 
Customer Data means data, including email, provided, generated, transmitted or displayed via the Services by Customer or End Users."

Google may revise their terms and give us 30 days to accept the new terms. This notification must be made in writing. If we reject the terms, the original contract terms are applied for the length of our current agreement. However, upon renewal of the service term, we will need to accept the new terms or terminate our relationship with Google. If we accept the terms, we enter into a new contract.

In addition, the terms specify that if we terminate the agreement, they will delete all of our data after giving us the ability and timeframe from which to export all of the data held by them. 
 
With regards to the confidential information issue, it really depends under what law, policy, or agreement the information falls under. Florida Tech's policy specifically refers to what we consider 'sensitive' information. This is information under which Florida Tech in under legal and regulatory requirements to protect. This includes information covered under the Florida Data-breach notification law (our words), the payment card industry data security standard, specific FERPA protected information, and information the university generally does not want to disclose to protect the privacy of our students, faculty, staff, and guests. This information includes data such as student ID numbers, social security numbers, credit card information, drivers license information, and bank account information.

FERPA is somewhat of an interesting law in which any piece of data that is created as a result of providing educational services is protected under FERPA. For this reason, we do have restrictions on specific FERPA protected data: where it may be stored, who has access to it, how we protect it from inadvertent disclosure and so forth.

With regards to other confidential information, we generally recommend against sending it through email communications, but we do not restrict this. We generally treat email as information that could possibly be seen by others or publicly disclosed. Some examples of this would be sending the information to the wrong email address (auto-completion filling in the wrong person), or a legal action against the University where other individuals or the public may gain access to the contents of those messages. 

FERPA defines how the data can be disclosed, but does not restrict it from email communications. However, we take those additional steps to protect certain kinds of information in an attempt to prevent inadvertent disclosure to an individual that does not have an educational need-to-know for the information.

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Last update: 2012-11-07 02:33


What password do I use when accessing Google Applications?

If you are logging into a Google Password page, if you are a student it username@my.fit.edu and if you are a staff or faculty its username@go.fit.edu 

Sign In Page

Leave the password blank and you will be redirected to a TRACKs login page.

 

For some applications you will need a Google Apps Password, like email on a phone:

 Students, Faculty and Staff may set this password using our password change tool (select Google Password from the drop down). To help you remember (this password is not required to change like your TRACKS) improve security we ask that you choose a different password from that of your TRACKS password.

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Last update: 2014-12-23 15:47


Can I use the Google Apps desktop features?

This allows users to install Microsoft Windows desktop access points to Google Docs, Calendar, and Gmail that are pre-configured to work with accounts on your domain. These apps launch in a streamlined Google Chrome browser window. Also, Students and Alumni can set Gmail as their default email program.  Faculty and Staff cannot use the Gmail client.

Students and Alumni: Click here to download desktop features

Faculty and Staff: Click here to download desktop features

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How can I connect Outlook/ Mail (mac) to my student Google Applications account?

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Why can't I log into Google Applications/Email with my Google password?

You Google Applications account may be locked. To unlock your account please proceed to Google Account Unlock. Please note, the unlock may take several minutes to take effect.

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How to Connect Google Applications to Microsoft Outlook or Mac Mail

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U Drive / S Drive (Shared Drives)

How to set UDrive permissions

Setting Udrive Permissions

Introduction

In the interest of privacy, all Udrive directories have had their access permissions set to allow read and write access only by the owner of the directory. The new default setting will permit read and write access inside a user's home directory if the user chooses to change permissions on individual subdirectories and/or files. One obvious instance where this may be desirable is when the user has a web page that he/she wants others to see. Web pages are built within a subdirectory named "public_html."

The following sections describe how a user may change these permissions within his/her home directory. There is one section for changes made when logged into a UNIX machine (i.e., Sun or SGI) and another section for doing this when logged into a Windows computer. Changes made using either type of system will be reflected on both systems.

Changing File Permissions in a UNIX System

Permissions are the way you regulate access to your files. For instance, when setting up web pages, the main thing you'll be concerned with is making sure everyone can read the file while not letting them overwrite it. There may be some things that you don't want people to have access to at all.

How Do You Tell Which Permissions Are Set?

At a Unix prompt in a terminal window, type: ls -l The output might look like this (space=_):

_rwxr-xr-x1 usernamegroupname2525 Feb 18 09:17filename

The first set of letters, rwxrwxr-x, indicate the permissions set for the owner of the file, the group the file belongs to, and others who are neither the owner nor in the group.

The first three letters, rwx, indicate that the owner of the file can read, write, and exceute the file. The next three letters, rwx, indicate that the group can also read, write, and execute the file. The third set, r-x, indicate that other users (who are neither the owner nor in the group) can only read and execute the file. They cannot write to it. apply to everyone.

Following that is additional information about the file, including the username of the owner of the file and the group name that the file belongs to.

Notice that there are three user categories ("user," "group," and "other") and each user category has three permissions that can be set: "r," "w," and "x". To set permissions, you can use the chmod command. There are two ways to use chmod: number or text.

Only the number method will be explained here.

Using the numbering scheme, the chmod command has three number places, for example 744, representing the three user types. The first number on the left side is for "user", the middle one is for "group" and the right hand one for "other." Here is what each 0 = --- = no access

1 = --x = execute
2 = -w- = write
3 = -wx = write and execute
4 = r-- = read
5 = r-x = read and execute
6 = rw- = read and write
7 = rwx = read write execute (full access)

To give a file named foo the same permissions as those in our example, you would type chmod 775 foo

For directories, rwx have these meanings:

read = list files in the directory
write = add new files to the directory
execute = access files in the directory

Additional information about the chmod and ls commands may be obtained from the UNIX manual pages by entering a "man chmod" or "man ls" command at the terminal prompt. On the Sun workstations, file permissions may also be set using the GUI-based FileManager.

 

Changing File Permissions in a Windows PC System

Currently, permissions can only be changed on PCs logging into the FLTECH domain with Windows 7 and 8.1. Users of other PC operating systems should follow the instructions for changing permissions in UNIX as detailed above.

To change permissions

1. Browse to the directory you want to change permissions on.
2. Click the right mouse button over the directory and choose properties from the drop-down menu that appears.
3. Select the Security tab from the next dialog box that appears.
4. On the Security page, press the button labeled permissions.
5. You will see three security categories assigned to your folder: (user (Unix User\{username}), group (Unix Group\{group name}, other (everyone))
6. Double-click the mouse button over the security category you want to change.
7. From the special access dialog box, select the desired permissions (read, write, execute) that you want applied to the security category.
8. Click OK to all remaining dialog boxes that are open.
9. Repeat steps 1-5 and verify that the permissions have been properly changed.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2015-03-30 15:19


How can I access my UDrive?

This outlines the methods available to access your UDrive both on and off-campus. Various methods to access your home directory are listed below.

Mapping a Network Drive on your Mac or PC

To map UDrive as a network drive, you must be on a FIT network (On Campus) or using the NetExtender VPN Client. Please see the following FAQs for more information: How to Map A Network Drive and How do I install NetExtender?

Using a Remote Desktop Connection

Access your UDrive using a Remote Desktop server, and then you can edit the file remotely on the server fittsc.fit.edu, or enable copying and copy it to your local computer. How to Connect to Remote Desktop

Using SSH (Secure SHell) for a Telnet (text) like interface

  • Using SSH depends on your Operating System (OS). For detailed SSH instructions, see the FAQ: How to use SSH.
    • Windows: If you are using Windows, you must first obtain an SSH client, many of which are freely available online.
    • Mac OSX: If you use a Mac running OS X or above, you can use Terminal an application native to the operating system, which can be found by going to the hard drive, selecting the "Applications" folder, and then the "Utilities" folder. Inside will be the Terminal application. Launching it will bring you to a Unix terminal where you can run SSH.
    • Linux: Most Linux distributions ship with an SSH client installed and are available using a terminal window.
  • Use SSH to connect to "code01.fit.edu", using your TRACKS username and password.

Using Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)

  • Obtain a freely available SFTP Client, such as for the FileZilla or WinSCP clients for Windows, or Fugu SFTP for Mac OSX. For detailed SSH instructions, see the FAQ: How to use SSH. NOTE: A Secure FTP (SFTP) Utility is usually included with SSH clients.
  • Use SFTP to connect to "code01.fit.edu", using your TRACKS username and password.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-09-28 15:42


UDrive Storage Limits

Udrive Storage Limits

Each TRACKS account is allocated a maximum amount of storage for their UDrive. Students are allotted up to 500MB of storage, and Faculty/Staff are allocated up to 1000MB of storage. All users should limit the use of the TRACKS system to academic and research materials they need to access remotely. The TRACKS system is not intended to be used for personal backups and/or entertainment storage.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2010-03-15 15:41


How to Map a Network Drive (U and S drives)

NOTE: Accessing UDrive and SDrive in this manner is not available from non-FIT networks (off campus) due to security issues. For access from non-FIT networks (Off Campus Access), please see the following FAQ: How can I access my UDrive?

Windows 7 (See Mac Instructions)

  1. Go to the Start icon and right click on Computer
  2. Select "Map Network Drive" option
    MapNetwrokDrive
  3. In the Map Network Drive window, select the drive letter from the dropdown list adjacent to Drive
    MapNetworkDrive2
  4. Type the name of the location of the folder to be mapped: 
    1. For UDrive \\udrive.fit.edu\[Your TRACKS USERNAME]. (for example: \\udrive.fit.edu\exampleusername)
    2. For SDrive \\sdrive.fit.edu\foldername
      map A Netwrok Drive 3
  5. Check the checkbox for "Connect using different credentials"
  6. Click Finish button in the Map Network Drive window
  7. When a dialog box appears, enter your username as FLTECH\[Your TRACKS USERNAME] and your TRACKS account password in the password field.
    Map A Network Drive 4
  8. You can now see the mapped network drive on the Computer window.

Mac OS X 10.7

  1. From the Apple Menu, select the "Go' menu.
    Map Mac Network Drive
  2. Select "Connect to Server."
    Map Mac Network Drive
    1. Udrive: Type smb://udrive.fit.edu/[Your TRACKS username] in the server address box, for example smb://udrive.fit.edu/your_tracksid, click the  + to add the server to the list
    2. SDrive:Type smb://sdrive.fit.edu/[foldername or share] in the server address box, click the  + to add the server to the list
      Map Mac Network Drive
  3. Click Connect
  4. Enter your TRACKS username (you can try fltech/username, if you find you are having trouble connecting) and password when prompted.
    Map Mac Network Drive
  5. The home directory will now be available on your desktop and the finder. You may have to browse to your specific folder with your username to open it.

Map Mac Network Drive

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2019-01-08 23:56


How do I install NetExtender?

This document details the steps to installing the Dell SonicWall NetExtender for VPN access to campus systems from off-campus or over a wireless network on-campus. Some systems, such as Banner, UDrive, and SDrive require this VPN connection. In addition to installing this software, a user must also be authorized by either a system adminstrator or a network administrator to connect via VPN.

Windows OS

NOTE: These directions are for PCs running Windows. For Mac OS X users, please see the Mac OS X instructions.

  1. Open the FIT VPN site: https://fitsa.fit.edu 

    Login screen for Sonicwall

  2. Login with Tracks username and password.
  3. Select the Blue N icon to begin installing NetExtender. It will ask for you permission to install the add-on in FireFox so allow it.
  4. After installing the add-on, it will ask you to restart the browser. Click on the restart button.
  5. Select the Blue N icon again. A new window should pop up along with another one asking you permission to install the driver.

    New window along with permission for installing the driver

  6. Select install this driver software anyway.
  7. Once complete, a notification in the bottom right corner of the screen should appear showing the computer is connected in NetExtender.

 

Mac OS X

Note that Mac users must do this in Safari.

  1. Once you have logged in, click on the Blue N icon. Two windows should appear after clicking on the icon.

    NetExtender for Mac

  2. Please click on the Allow button to continue the installation process.
  3. Once that is completed, a new window should pop up saying you are logged into NetExtender.

 

The user should be able to access FIT site services such as Banner, UDrive, and SDrive.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-01-13 10:56


How to Connect to Remote Desktop (StudentRDS)

How to Connect to Student RDS for PC and Mac Users

 

*** IMPORTANT: ***
You will need to go to the website: http://itservices.fit.edu/tssa 
and agree to own the license to activate the software before you can use the sofware on the StudentRDS server.

 

For Windows (Click here for Mac)

1. In the search box in the start menu type, "Remote", choose Remote Desktop Connection

 

2. Then type studentrds.fit.edu, this will allow you to login to a server set up for remote access, using your tracks ID

Remote Desktop Connection Main Window

 

3. The default setting will allow the clipboard to be accessed, but if you want to be able to drag and drop files into your computers hard drive you can also enable local drives by clicking "Show Options" on the menu above. They will show up under the Computer menu on the server.

 

4. Once you click Options, then choose "Local Resources", and more and it will enable to file drag and drop option once you log in.

Remote Desktop Connection

5. Click OK.

 

6. Click on the "Advanced" tab, followed by the "Settings..." button under the 'Connect form anywhere' section.

 

7. A screen will pop up titled "RD Gateway Server Settings". Use these settings:

  • Under "Connection settings":
    • Select "Use these RD Gateway server settings:"
      • Server name: "portal.fit.edu"
      • Logon method: "Allow me to select later" (Default)
      • Check "Bypass RD Gateway server for local addresses" (Default)
  • Under "Logon settings":
    • Check "Use my RD Gateway credentials for the remote server" (This keeps you from needing to login twice)

 

Remote Desktop - StudentRDS.fit.edu - Advanced tabRemote Desktop - StudentRDS.fit.edu - Gateway settings

8. Click 'OK', then 'Connect'.

 

9. Click on Choose another account, then enter your credentials, including the domain fltech:

Remote Desktop - StudentRDS.fit.edu - Entering Credentials

10. Click OK, and the remote session will open.

11. Click OK to the Terminal Server Legal Agreement reviewing it if necessary.

 

Connecting from a Mac

 

***IMPORTANT:***

To connect to Student RDS from a Mac, download Microsoft Remote Desktop* for free from the Apple Store. If you have an older version please install and use the newer one from the link above.

*Note: The version of Microsoft Remote Desktop installed with Office products for Mac will not work. 

 

1. Once Microsoft Remote Desktop is downloaded, open it and click "Preferences."

preferences option

2. When the "Preferences" screen pops up click the '+' in the lower-left corner to add a new gateway.

3. Use the following settings for the gatway:

  • Gateway name: "Portal"
  • Server: "portal.fit.edu"
  • User name: "fltech\username (i.e.: fltech\jdoe2000)
  • Password: YOUR_PASSWORD

 

4. Close this screen.

5. Back on the main page click "New"

 

6. On the "Edit Remote Desktops" screen, add the following settings:

  • Connection name: "StudentRDS"
  • PC name: "studentrds.fit.edu"
  • Gateway: From the dropdown, select the Gateway you created in the previous section.
  • User name: "fltech\username" (i.e.: fltech\jdoe2000)
  • Password: YOUR PASSWORD

 

7. Close this page.

 

Be aware that there are many things you can configure if you go to the menu at the top RDC> Preferences. There you can choose the Screen size and whether or not you want to share drives, etc.

 

8. Double-click the connection from the main screen to connect to the server:

9. It will then log you in. Make sure to read the screen explaining the licensing.

IMPORTANT: Some software may not be available to you until you go to the website: http://itservices.fit.edu/tssa and agree you have the license to activate them.

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-02-01 18:19


How to use SSH

This page gives instruction on how to remotely access computer resources at Florida Tech's using SSH.

  1. Introduction
  2. What is SSH?
  3. What do I need for access?
  4. How do I use the Unix SSH client?
  5. Who do I ask for help?
  6. Where do I find help with the unix commands?
  7. How can I run graphical programs remotely?

1. Introduction

Remote access to UDrive files and directories is available through the olin.fit.edu server .  You will need your TRACKS username and password to log into this server.

Once you login to olin.fit.edu you will be in your TRACKS home directory (UDrive). Files saved in this home directory will be immediately available on the "U:" drive on the Microsoft Windows computers in any of the windows computer labs are immediately accessible from your home directory on the unix workstations, and vice versa.  That is because the "U:" drive and your unix home directory are exactly the same folder, and your password for all operating systems is managed by TRACKS.

2. What is SSH?

SSH stands for Secure SHell, and is a client/server application that allows remote users from most operating systems to access remote Unix servers.  Since your "U:" drive and your Unix home directory are exactly the same folder, this allows you to access files saved in you Windows logins as well.  SSH is the recommended way to access files and run remote sessions.  SSH is a complete and secure replacement for TELNET, FTP, and RSH protocols.  SSH encrypts all information between the SSH client and server therefore there is very little chance for someone to intercept information you are sending or recieving from the login server.  More information about SSH can be found at http://kb.iu.edu/data/aelc.html.

3. What do I need for access?

You will need a SSH Client.

You will also need your TRACKS username and password.

4. How do I use the Unix (Linux) SSH client?

At a Unix command prompt.  Type "ssh" followed by the name of the server you would like to connect to, eg. "ssh olin.fit.edu".  SSH can also be used like RSH, that is execute a remote command then exit, eg. the command "ssh olin.fit.edu finger" would run the "finger" command then exit (same as "finger @fit.edu").  You can use public-key encryption with ssh which would allow you to log into a remote machine without having to type in a username and password everytime.  More information can be found with the "man ssh-keygen" command and the "man ssh" command. 

5. Who do I ask for help?

Enter a support request at https://support.fit.edu/tsc.  You can fill out an online trouble ticket with any questions you may have.

6.  Where can I find help with Unix commands?

There are lots of unix help sites on the web, try a search on Google.

7. How can I run graphic applications remotely?

This is achieved through the use of Xming.

Xming is a free X window server for Windows operating systems. It allows the user to run Linux graphical applications remotely. For example, if you were to ssh into olin.fit.edu, through one of the applications listed above, and type gedit or eclipse while Xming is running on your local machine a new window will popup running the program.

For more information please visit the following site Getting Starting With Xming

Author: Curtis Robinson
Last update: 2014-10-16 13:40


Web

How do I create a personal web page?

Personal Web Pages

The TRACKS account enables faculty, staff, and students to post personal web pages. The pages can be found on the web at http://my.fit.edu/~[Your TRACKS username].

Types of web pages supported on my.fit.edu: HTML (static pages) and PHP (dynamic pages). Information for making HTML and PHP pages can be found below:

These pages should be academic or research in nature. Commercial use is prohibited. This section outlines the steps you will need to take to post your pages.

Posting Web Pages

Step 1: Accessing Your Udrive

  • If you are designing and posting web pages from an on-campus computer, map your Udrive as described in the How can I access my UDrive?
  • If you are designing and posting web pages from an off-campus computer, use SFTP (Secure FTP) to access your Udrive

Step 2: Verifying Your Web Page Folder is setup properly.

  • After you have successfully connected to your Udrive in Step 1 above, verify that a directory called public_html exists. If the directory does not exist, create it.
    • For unix users type mkdir public_html
    • Windows and Mac users should create a new folder as normally performed in your operating system.
  • Verify that the directory has the correct permissions. Permissions should be set to allow others and group to read and execute, and user to read, write and execute (unix 755). 
  1. Verify that public_html exists on your U: Drive
  2. If this folder exists, skip to step 4. If it doesn’t exist, create it. To do this, right-click in the window, and select New -> Folder.

  3. Type in ‘public_html’ without the quotes and hit enter.
  4. Now we need to fix the permissions on the folder. Open up an SSH client session (i.e.: Putty). For Mac OS X: Open Terminal Application.

  5. Enter ‘code01.fit.edu’ in the ‘Host Name’ box (without the quotes), and enter your tracks username in the ‘User Name’ box. Do not enter an email address here. For Mac OS X: Enter 'ssh username@code01.fit.edu' where username is your Tracks ID. 

  6. Click ’Connect’, and enter your tracks password on the window that appears, and hit enter. If you enter your password incorrectly, the ‘Enter Password’ box will appear again. For Mac OS X: type 'yes' and enter your tracks password. 

  7. Once connceted, type ‘chmod 755 public_html’ without the quotes and hit enter.
  8. Now type ‘exit’ without the quotes and hit enter. You may now close the window.
  9. Now place a file in the public_html folder under your U: drive.
  10. Try accessing this file from a web browser. To do this, point your web browser to:
    http://my.fit.edu/~tracksusername/filename
    where ‘tracksusername’ is your tracks user name, and ‘filename’ is the name of the file you want to access. Be sure to remember the ~

  11. That’s it! You should be able to put up your own website by placing files in the public_html folder on your U: drive.

Step 3: Posting your Pages.

  • After you have gained access to your Udrive (Step 1) and have a properly setup public_html directory (Step 2), you are ready to post pages.
  • Simply save your html files in the public_html directory. The default page should be named index.html.
  • To view the default page, simply type the URL http://my.fit.edu/~[Your TRACKS username], and the file index.html should appear in your browser.

Password Protecting Web Pages

The following instructions provide users the ability to create password protected web pages their Udrive on my.fit.edu. You can create a single username and password, or have multiple username and password pairs.

  1. Use secure shell to connect to code01.fit.edu (Instructions on using SSH).
  2. Connect using your TRACKS username and password.
  3. Change to the directory (under public_html) you want to secure with a password.
  4. Type the following command securedir.sh to copy a template (.htaccess) into the current directory.
  5. Type pico .htaccess to edit the template
  6. (Optional) On the line labled AuthUserFile, verify that the path entered is where you want your passwords to be stored (Defaults to current directory).
  7. On the line labled require user, add the usernames you want to use seperated by a single space after the word user.
  8. Press CTRL-X to exit pico and confirm to save the file.
  9. To create the passwords, type the command htpasswd .htpasswd (username you want to set the password for). You will be prompted to confirm the password twice.
  10. Repeat for each additional user.
  11. (Optional) If you did not accept the default password location in step 6, move the file to the directory you specified.
  12. Test your website.

Example: A faculty member with a user name of jsmith wants to secure a directory on his website on my.fit.edu. This directory is named CSE2001 for the course he is teaching. He wants only the students taking the course to be able to read the material in that directory. Actual commands are in bold.

  1. Dr. Smith uses SSH to log into code01.fit.edu.
  2. He changes to the CSE2001 directory: cd public_html/CSE2001.
  3. He executes the script by typing at the command linet: securedir.sh and the template files are moved into the directory /udrive/faculty/jsmith/public_html/CSE2001 (the current directory)
  4. He opens the .htaccess file by typing at the command line: pico .htaccess.

    The htaccess file before modification:

    AuthUserFile /udrive/faculty/jsmith/public_html/CSE2001/.htpasswd
    AuthName EnterPassword
    AuthType Basic
    require user
  5. The user decides to keep the passwords in the local directory so he does not modify the first line (AuthUserFile).
  6. The user wants to add two users to authenticate one called gsa, and another called csstudent. He does this by addiing each name after user on the line with require.

    The htaccess file after modification:
    AuthUserFile /udrive/faculty/jsmith/public_html/CSE2001/.htpasswd
    AuthName EnterPassword
    AuthType Basic
    require user gsa csstudent
  7. He then creates the passwords for each user by using the htpasswd command and confirming the passwords.

    htpasswd .htpasswd gsa
    htpasswd .htpasswd csstudent
  8. He then checks the website at http://my.fit.edu/~jsmith/CSE2001 to see if he is prompted for a username and password and if the passwords he entered are correct.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-08-23 16:33


What is the process for getting help with a new special event web site project?

The process varies depending on the type of project.

For personal web pages and group sites on the my.fit.edu domain, please see:

How can I access my udrive?

How to set udrive permissions

How to create a personal web page with your Tracks Account

For Official FIT Sites, please see:

Is there a formal Web Project Process for new sites?

How can I get ready for my project consultation?

Are there any fees or costs associated with web design services provided by University Web Services?

When you are ready, submit your request to us at http://webservices.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-08-16 12:33


How do I get access to edit my department web site?

All official web sites are managed through a CMS.

Access is granted for users who have department approval and have completed training.

You may use the form at http://webservices.fit.edu to submit your request and schedule training.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2017-08-16 12:34


Is there a formal Web Project Process for new sites?

Project Process

Initiation Phase - Initial contact with Web Services

Request is placed online using our project request form
Detailed needs analysis and requirements gathering performed
Basic scope and resource requirements are determined

Planning Phase - Feasibility Analysis, Prioritization and Project Plan

Content obtained from client

Priority assigned to project based on existing project load and associated University priorities
Project timeline, work allocation suggestions, and estimated costs
Resource allocation and commitment from internal staff

Design / Development Phase - Prototype to Alpha Build

Web Services develops the site prototype based upon stated requirements and needs analysis
Conduct the internal design review session
Conduct a prototype Demo Session or provide client with url to see the site in production
OPTIONAL - Revision cycle and change management process

 

Development / Revision Phase - Beta to RC Build

Full site developed from prototype to meet revision specifications
Integration of additional content from client and any approved revisions
Scripts, Database, and other technologies are fully unit tested
Site Review and sign off by the project team
Analytics must be integrated

 

Preflight / Implementation Phase - Client Acceptance and Training

Final site demonstration and review with client for preflight acceptance
Only minor adjustments and modifications are made as necessary
Client training is scheduled
Supporting Documentation is produced

 

Implementation / Closure Phase

Site Release Production Launch
Client feedback gathered
All Project Management System tasks are verified, updated by assignees
PM verifies the project status and closes the project.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-16 15:10


Do you support website integration for social media and networking tools?

Yes! We often find that we need tools and services that are available for use outside the university. Social networking and Web 2.0 have made Facebook, MySpace, DIGG, Twitter, Google, and a myriad of other services necessary.

Web services is dedicated to providing integration to these services for the benefit of all our users of the Florida Tech web. Here are just a few examples of how we can assist you in integrating your externally hosted services with your university web presence.

Google Calendars - We can integrate your Google Calendar with your web site

Google Analytics - Content Managers can register to receive monthly Google Analytics reports

Facebook - You can also get dynamic content fed from your approved Facebook page or account.

Blogspot - Get integrated RSS feeds from your blog

Twitter

Flickr - Have images stored on Flickr? We can help you to set up a dynamic feed on your Florida Tech website

Gadgets and Widgets - We love to hear new ideas for widgets and gadgets that can enhance our web presence. Let us hear your ideas!

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-09-12 21:24


Are there any fees or costs associated with web design services provided by Web Services?

No. All our standard services are provided free of charge to all university departments.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-06-18 20:08


How do I edit my faculty profile?

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2019-02-25 21:45


What should our department do if we cannot edit our own site for a short time due to staff changes?

Florida Tech Web Services believes that only through cooperation, communication, dedication, and a strong sense of shared purpose across the university is a consistent, high quality web presence made possible.

We are dedicated to supporting and enabling all areas of the university as we work together to achieve our objectives.

Staff Changes

All departments are required to notify Web Services of any staff turnover, extended leaves of absence or other circumstances that lead to the absence of your Content Manager.

Under such extenuating circumstances, Content Support Services may be requested and obtained - temporarily - from the Web Services editorial staff until the extenuating circumstances have been dealt with and the department can allocate a suitable replacement. Please use our online request form at http://webservices.fit.edu/ to request support.

Vacations

Content Managers are required to notify Web Services in advance of any extended leaves or planned vacations so that we can provide the needed supplemental assistance and coverage to ensure continued site quality.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-03-30 12:50


How to create a personal database?

The TRACKS account enables students to create personal database. The database can be created on the web at https://apps.fit.edu/mysqlrequest/.

These databases should be for academic or research use. Commercial use is prohibited. This section outlines the steps you will need to take to create your database and maintain it.

 

1: Create the database

  • Visit https://apps.fit.edu/mysqlrequest/ and login using your TRACKS account.
  • Click on the button which says create a database.
  • Select a new password for your database.

2: Access database via the web.

3: How to reset the password?

  • Visit https://apps.fit.edu/mysqlrequest/ and login using your TRACKS account.
  • Type in a new password which satisfies the requirements stated on the page.
  • Click "Submit" to set the password.

Author: Curtis Robinson
Last update: 2018-09-11 08:53


How to create an additional MySQL database?

The TRACKS account enables  students to create personal databases. The inital database can be created using the instructions found here.

These databases should be for academic or research use. Commercial use is prohibited. This section outlines the steps you will need to take to create additional databases after your primary one has been created using the insructions above..

 

Access database panel.

How to reset the password?

  • Using the "Request for MySql Database" page again will reset the password of your old database if you already have one (without deleting your data).
  • Visit https://apps.fit.edu/mysqlrequest. and login using your TRACKS account.
  • Type in a new password which satisfies the requirements stated on the page.
  • Click "Submit" to set the password.

Creating another database.

  1. Log into PHPMyAdmin as explained above.
  2. Click on the "Home" button in the upper left.





  3. Click on "Databases" of the central window.





  4. Under the "Create Database" section, you should see "udb_tracks" where tracks is your TRACKS username.





  5. APPEAND "_name" to the end where name is the unique name of the additional database.





  6. The final entry needs to be of the format "udb_tracks_name". The format is very important so that your user account has the correct permissions to the database.
  7. Click the "Create" button.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-09-11 10:52


What web hosting services are available?

Basic Level Web Hosting Services

  • Web Pages via TerminalFour

Advanced Level Web Hosting Services

  • MySQL Database

Author: Curtis Robinson
Last update: 2018-10-22 10:40


Classrooms and Labs » Computer Labs

What/Where is OEC127?

OEC127 is a multimedia computer lab located on the 1st Floor of Olin Engineering Building. It is open from 8a.m to 8p.m, and requires key card access after hours. This lab consists of 16 computers and an Instructor Workstation,all running on Windows 7 operating system. The input types available at the Instructor Workstation are HDMI, Gryomouse, Document Camera, VGA, Audio In, and an RGB Component. OEC127 and OEC128 are divided by a partition which can be removed at anytime to make them into one classroom. This allows the rooms to share their projector screens. Priniting is also available in this lab at the EC127-RICOH printer.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-15 18:53


Academic Quad Room Q114

College of Business Computer Classroom

Quad Q114 Computer Diagram

 

Overview:

The College of Business classroom features 25 student-use computer systems (SWS), and 1 Instructor Workstation (IWS).

 

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department computer lab, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:  http://events.fit.edu/ or by contacting the College of Business department directly.

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is not equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the College of Business department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • Dell Optiplex 755
  • Intel Core2Duo CPU E6850 @ 3.00GHz
  • RAM: 3.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro 256MB

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

Software Titles

Windows 7 32bit Operating System
7zip Microsoft Office 2010 Pro (Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word, Access, Outlook)
Activestate ActivePerl Microsoft Project 2010 Professional
Adobe Acrobat Reader Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional
Adobe SVG Viewer Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Pro (C++.NET, VB.NET, C#.NET, J#.NET)
AFPL Ghostscript Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
Alice v2.2 myITlab Plugin
ANSYS 14 National Instruments Labview Fall 2011
Apple Quicktime Player Netbeans IDE 7.2 - Java Development Environment
Audacity NoUnit package for Java
Bigloo Scheme Compiler Open Watcom 1.9 IDE for C++ and FORTRAN
BlueJ - Java IDE OpenOffice.org Office Suite
CLisp GNU 2.49 - LISP Interpreter Panda3d
DataFIT 6.1 - Curve Fitting and Data Plotting Software Polymath 6.2 2011-2012 - Computational Systems
Eclipse IDE ProEngineer/Creo 2.0
Exceed 2006 ProMechanica/Creo 2.0
Fluent 14 proTeXt w/MikTeX - TeX editing software
Free Pascal - Pascal Compiler PuTTY SSH/FTP
Gambit 14 Python 3.2
GHC 11.2.0.1 - Haskell Compiler R Statistical Language
GIMP 2.8.0 - Image Editing Software Roxio CD/DVD Burning Utility
GNAT Ada95 Compiler with AdaGIDE Ruby 1.9.2 Compiler with SciTE editor
GSView - PostScript viewer SPSS 20.0 w/Advanced Toolboxes
Intergrated Data Viewer (IDV) SSH Secure Shell Client with SecureFTP Client
Itunes Subclipse plug-in for Eclipse
Java JDK 7 / JRE 7 TellMeMore ELS Plugin
JCreater LE with Java2 SDK Reference TeXnicCenter IDE
Jester package for Java Tortoisesvn
JMP Pro / SAS Corp. WinAMP
JUnit, JUnitX and JUnit-addons for Java Windows Media Player
Macromedia Flash Player XEmacs
Macromedia Shockwave Player XMING
Matlab 2012b w/ Toolboxes  

 

 


*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-11-07 04:08


Academic Quad Room Q116

College of Business Computer Classroom

 

Academic QAD116

Overview:

The College of Business classroom features 1 Instructor Workstation (IWS).

 

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department computer lab, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:  http://events.fit.edu/ or by contacting the College of Businessdepartment directly.

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is not equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the College of Business department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • Dell Optiplex 755
  • Intel Core2Duo CPU E6850 @ 3.00GHz
  • RAM: 3.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro 256MB

Instructor Equipment:

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

Software Titles

Windows 7 32bit Operating System
7zip Microsoft Office 2010 Pro (Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word, Access, Outlook)
Activestate ActivePerl Microsoft Project 2010 Professional
Adobe Acrobat Reader Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional
Adobe SVG Viewer Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Pro (C++.NET, VB.NET, C#.NET, J#.NET)
AFPL Ghostscript Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
Alice v2.2 myITlab Plugin
ANSYS 14 National Instruments Labview Fall 2011
Apple Quicktime Player Netbeans IDE 7.2 - Java Development Environment
Audacity NoUnit package for Java
Bigloo Scheme Compiler Open Watcom 1.9 IDE for C++ and FORTRAN
BlueJ - Java IDE OpenOffice.org Office Suite
CLisp GNU 2.49 - LISP Interpreter Panda3d
DataFIT 6.1 - Curve Fitting and Data Plotting Software Polymath 6.2 2011-2012 - Computational Systems
Eclipse IDE ProEngineer/Creo 2.0
Exceed 2006 ProMechanica/Creo 2.0
Fluent 14 proTeXt w/MikTeX - TeX editing software
Free Pascal - Pascal Compiler PuTTY SSH/FTP
Gambit 14 Python 3.2
GHC 11.2.0.1 - Haskell Compiler R Statistical Language
GIMP 2.8.0 - Image Editing Software Roxio CD/DVD Burning Utility
GNAT Ada95 Compiler with AdaGIDE Ruby 1.9.2 Compiler with SciTE editor
GSView - PostScript viewer SPSS 20.0 w/Advanced Toolboxes
Intergrated Data Viewer (IDV) SSH Secure Shell Client with SecureFTP Client
Itunes Subclipse plug-in for Eclipse
Java JDK 7 / JRE 7 TellMeMore ELS Plugin
JCreater LE with Java2 SDK Reference TeXnicCenter IDE
Jester package for Java Tortoisesvn
JMP Pro / SAS Corp. WinAMP
JUnit, JUnitX and JUnit-addons for Java Windows Media Player
Macromedia Flash Player XEmacs
Macromedia Shockwave Player XMING
Matlab 2012b w/ Toolboxes  

 

 


*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-23 03:10


Evans Hall Computer Lab 205

Evans Hall Computer Lab 

 

 

Evans Hall

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications(Row 1):

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 990
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core i7 3.40GHz
  • RAM: 10.00GB

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications(Rows 2 & 3):

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core i7 3.40GHz
  • RAM: 10.00GB 

 Standard Software List

 

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:30


Florida Tech Commons 219

Florida Tech Commons Classroom Lab

 

Software:

Florida Tech Commons 219

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Software

Room Specific Software

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-12-06 16:08


Crawford Science Tower S111

Crawford Science Tower

Classroom Lab

  

Crawford S111

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

Standard Software

Software Titles

7-Zip
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Shockwave Player
ANSYS 15
Apple Quicktime
Arduino
Arena
ASPEN
Bigloo Scheme Compiler
BlueJ
Cadence
CCleaner
COMSOL 4.4
Corona Labs Version 13
Creo 2.0
DataFIT 6.1
Dropbox
Eclipse
ETABS 2013
Flexera FlexNet Publisher
Fluent
Ghostscript 9.02
Google Chrome
Google Earth
Hawkes Learning Systems
IBM SPSS 22.0
Java JDK 7 / JRE 7

JMP Pro 11
Mathworks MATLAB 2013b
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
Microsoft Office 2013 Pro
(Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word, Access, Outlook)
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013
Microsoft Visio Professional 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
MiKTeX Version 2.9
Mozilla Firefox Version
National Instruments LabVIEW 2013
OpenOffice Suite
Oracle NetBeans IDE 7.2
Polymath 6.2 2012-2013
PSpice
PuTTY Suite Release 0.63
Python 3.2
R for Windows GUI front-end Version 3.0.0.0
Rocscience
RStudio Version
SolidWorks eDrawings 2012 x64 Edition SP02
SSH Secure Shell Client with SecureFTP Client
Teamviewer
Tortoise SVN
VideoLAN - VLC media player
WinBUGS14
Windows Media Player
XMING

 

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their homepage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-06-02 14:21


Crawford Science Tower S300

Crawford Science Tower Computer Classroom Lab

 

Crawford Towers S300 

Software Titles

Windows 7 64bit
7zip Microsoft Project 2010 Professional
Activestate ActivePerl Microsoft Sharepoint 2010
Adobe Acrobat Reader Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional
Adobe SVG Viewer Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Pro (C++.NET, VB.NET, C#.NET, J#.NET)
AFPL Ghostscript Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
Alice v2.2 myITlab Plugin
ANSYS 14 National Instruments Labview Fall 2011
Apple Quicktime Player Netbeans IDE 7.2 - Java Development Environment
Audacity NoUnit package for Java
Bigloo Scheme Compiler Open Watcom 1.9 IDE for C++ and FORTRAN
BlueJ - Java IDE OpenOffice.org Office Suite
CLisp GNU 2.49 - LISP Interpreter Panda3d
DataFIT 6.1 - Curve Fitting and Data Plotting Software Polymath 6.2 2011-2012 - Computational Systems
Eclipse IDE ProEngineer/Creo 2.0
Exceed 2006 ProMechanica/Creo 2.0
Fluent 14 proTeXt w/MikTeX - TeX editing software
Free Pascal - Pascal Compiler PuTTY SSH/FTP
Gambit 14 Python 3.2
GHC 11.2.0.1 - Haskell Compiler R Statistical Language
GIMP 2.8.0 - Image Editing Software Roxio CD/DVD Burning Utility
GNAT Ada95 Compiler with AdaGIDE Ruby 1.9.2 Compiler with SciTE editor
GSView - PostScript viewer SPSS 20.0 w/Advanced Toolboxes
Intergrated Data Viewer (IDV) SSH Secure Shell Client with SecureFTP Client
Itunes Subclipse plug-in for Eclipse
Java JDK 7 / JRE 7 TellMeMore ELS Plugin
JCreater LE with Java2 SDK Reference TeXnicCenter IDE
Jester package for Java Tortoisesvn
JUnit, JUnitX and JUnit-addons for Java WinAMP
Macromedia Flash Player Windows Media Player
Macromedia Shockwave Player XEmacs
Matlab 2012b w/ Toolboxes XMING
Microsoft Office 2010 Pro (Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word, Access, Outlook)  

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their homepage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-06-02 14:55


Olin Engineering Complex OEC228

Olin Engineering Complex Classroom Lab 

 OLin Engineering 228 Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a request through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is equiped with an electronic key-access swipe for enrolled students and staffs. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

 

Standard Software 

  

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 15:36


Applied Computing Center

Applied Computing Center Lab

 

ACC

 

Standard Software

 

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their homepage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 15:38


Olin Engineering Complex OEC229

Olin Engineering Complex Classroom Lab 

 

Olin Engineering Complex 229

 Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a request through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is equiped with an electronic key-access swipe for enrolled students and staffs. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

 

Standard Software 

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 15:42


P133 Library Classroom

Library Pavilion Classroom- Instructor Work Station

 

 

P133 Library Pavilion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Software list:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-12-06 17:36


Skurla A110

Skurla Classroom- Instructor Work-Station

 

Skurla A110

 

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

 Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

 

 Standard Software

 Software List:

7zip Microsoft Office 2010 Pro (Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word, Access, Outlook)
Activestate ActivePerl Microsoft Project 2010 Professional
Adobe Acrobat Reader Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional
Adobe SVG Viewer Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Pro (C++.NET, VB.NET, C#.NET, J#.NET)
AFPL Ghostscript Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
Alice v2.2 myITlab Plugin
ANSYS 14 National Instruments Labview Fall 2011
Apple Quicktime Player Netbeans IDE 7.2 - Java Development Environment
Audacity NoUnit package for Java
Bigloo Scheme Compiler Open Watcom 1.9 IDE for C++ and FORTRAN
BlueJ - Java IDE OpenOffice.org Office Suite
CLisp GNU 2.49 - LISP Interpreter Panda3d
DataFIT 6.1 - Curve Fitting and Data Plotting Software Polymath 6.2 2011-2012 - Computational Systems
Eclipse IDE ProEngineer/Creo 2.0
Exceed 2006 ProMechanica/Creo 2.0
Fluent 14 proTeXt w/MikTeX - TeX editing software
Free Pascal - Pascal Compiler PuTTY SSH/FTP
Gambit 14 Python 3.2
GHC 11.2.0.1 - Haskell Compiler R Statistical Language
GIMP 2.8.0 - Image Editing Software Roxio CD/DVD Burning Utility
GNAT Ada95 Compiler with AdaGIDE Ruby 1.9.2 Compiler with SciTE editor
GSView - PostScript viewer SPSS 20.0 w/Advanced Toolboxes
Intergrated Data Viewer (IDV) SSH Secure Shell Client with SecureFTP Client
Itunes Subclipse plug-in for Eclipse
Java JDK 7 / JRE 7 TellMeMore ELS Plugin
JCreater LE with Java2 SDK Reference TeXnicCenter IDE
Jester package for Java Tortoisesvn
JMP Pro / SAS Corp. WinAMP
JUnit, JUnitX and JUnit-addons for Java Windows Media Player
Macromedia Flash Player XEmacs
Macromedia Shockwave Player XMING
Matlab 2012b w/ Toolboxes  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2013-02-28 22:03


Crawford Science Tower S611

Crawford Science Tower Classroom (Mac Lab)

 

 

Crawford Science Tower-S611

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Communications and Humanities Department are responsible for the maintenace, software list and other services in these classroom labs. They can be contacted by visiting their webpage at

Humanities Department

Phone: (321) 674-8082

 

 

 

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2013-02-26 21:18


Crawford Science Tower S112

Crawford Science Tower Classroom Instructor Work Station

 

 

Crawford S112

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

 

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their homepage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 15:45


Crawford Science Tower S210

Crawford Science Tower S210- Instructor Work Station 

 

Crawford S210

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

 

Standard Software

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their homepage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:29


Crawford Science Tower S220

Crawford Science Tower S220- Instructor Work Station 

 

Crawford S220

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

 

 Standard Software

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their homepage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:28


Crawford Science Tower S402

Crawford Science Tower S402- Instructor Work Station 

 

Crawford S402

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their homepage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:28


Crawford Science Tower S230

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Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:28


Crawford Science Tower S401

Crawford Science Tower S401- Instructor Work Station

 

Crawford S401

 

Room Reservations: 

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their homepage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:27


Crawford Science Tower S404

Crawford Science Tower S404

Instructor Work Station

 

Crawford S404

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

 

 Standard Software

 

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their homepage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:26


Crawford Science Tower S609

Crawford Science Tower S609- Instructor Work Station

 

 

 

 

Crawford S609

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Software

 

 

 

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:26


Crawford Science Tower S610

Crawford Science Tower S610

Instructor Work Station

 

Crawford S610

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

  

Standard Software 

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their homepage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:25


Academic Quad Room Q118

College of Business Computer Classroom

 

QAD 118

Overview:

The College of Business classroom features 1 Instructor Workstation (IWS).

 

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department computer lab, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:  http://events.fit.edu/ or by contacting the College of Businessdepartment directly.

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is not equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the College of Business department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • Dell Optiplex 755
  • Intel Core2Duo CPU E6850 @ 3.00GHz
  • RAM: 3.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro 256MB

Instructor Equipment:

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

Software Titles

Windows 7 32bit Operating System
7zip Microsoft Office 2010 Pro (Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word, Access, Outlook)
Activestate ActivePerl Microsoft Project 2010 Professional
Adobe Acrobat Reader Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional
Adobe SVG Viewer Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Pro (C++.NET, VB.NET, C#.NET, J#.NET)
AFPL Ghostscript Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
Alice v2.2 myITlab Plugin
ANSYS 14 National Instruments Labview Fall 2011
Apple Quicktime Player Netbeans IDE 7.2 - Java Development Environment
Audacity NoUnit package for Java
Bigloo Scheme Compiler Open Watcom 1.9 IDE for C++ and FORTRAN
BlueJ - Java IDE OpenOffice.org Office Suite
CLisp GNU 2.49 - LISP Interpreter Panda3d
DataFIT 6.1 - Curve Fitting and Data Plotting Software Polymath 6.2 2011-2012 - Computational Systems
Eclipse IDE ProEngineer/Creo 2.0
Exceed 2006 ProMechanica/Creo 2.0
Fluent 14 proTeXt w/MikTeX - TeX editing software
Free Pascal - Pascal Compiler PuTTY SSH/FTP
Gambit 14 Python 3.2
GHC 11.2.0.1 - Haskell Compiler R Statistical Language
GIMP 2.8.0 - Image Editing Software Roxio CD/DVD Burning Utility
GNAT Ada95 Compiler with AdaGIDE Ruby 1.9.2 Compiler with SciTE editor
GSView - PostScript viewer SPSS 20.0 w/Advanced Toolboxes
Intergrated Data Viewer (IDV) SSH Secure Shell Client with SecureFTP Client
Itunes Subclipse plug-in for Eclipse
Java JDK 7 / JRE 7 TellMeMore ELS Plugin
JCreater LE with Java2 SDK Reference TeXnicCenter IDE
Jester package for Java Tortoisesvn
JMP Pro / SAS Corp. WinAMP
JUnit, JUnitX and JUnit-addons for Java Windows Media Player
Macromedia Flash Player XEmacs
Macromedia Shockwave Player XMING
Matlab 2012b w/ Toolboxes  

 

 


*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-23 03:14


Academic Quad Room Q117

College of Business Computer Classroom

 

QAD 117

Overview:

The College of Business classroom features 1 Instructor           Workstation (IWS).

 

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department computer lab, you may submit a        

request through the campus EMS system at:  http://events.fit.edu/ or by contacting the College of Businessdepartment directly.

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is not equipped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the College of Business department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • Dell Optiplex 755
  • Intel Core2Duo CPU E6850 @ 3.00GHz
  • RAM: 3.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro 256MB

Instructor Equipment:

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

Software Titles

Windows 7 32bit Operating System
7zip Microsoft Office 2010 Pro (Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word, Access, Outlook)
Activestate ActivePerl Microsoft Project 2010 Professional
Adobe Acrobat Reader Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional
Adobe SVG Viewer Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Pro (C++.NET, VB.NET, C#.NET, J#.NET)
AFPL Ghostscript Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
Alice v2.2 myITlab Plugin
ANSYS 14 National Instruments Labview Fall 2011
Apple Quicktime Player Netbeans IDE 7.2 - Java Development Environment
Audacity NoUnit package for Java
Bigloo Scheme Compiler Open Watcom 1.9 IDE for C++ and FORTRAN
BlueJ - Java IDE OpenOffice.org Office Suite
CLisp GNU 2.49 - LISP Interpreter Panda3d
DataFIT 6.1 - Curve Fitting and Data Plotting Software Polymath 6.2 2011-2012 - Computational Systems
Eclipse IDE ProEngineer/Creo 2.0
Exceed 2006 ProMechanica/Creo 2.0
Fluent 14 proTeXt w/MikTeX - TeX editing software
Free Pascal - Pascal Compiler PuTTY SSH/FTP
Gambit 14 Python 3.2
GHC 11.2.0.1 - Haskell Compiler R Statistical Language
GIMP 2.8.0 - Image Editing Software Roxio CD/DVD Burning Utility
GNAT Ada95 Compiler with AdaGIDE Ruby 1.9.2 Compiler with SciTE editor
GSView - PostScript viewer SPSS 20.0 w/Advanced Toolboxes
Intergrated Data Viewer (IDV) SSH Secure Shell Client with SecureFTP Client
Itunes Subclipse plug-in for Eclipse
Java JDK 7 / JRE 7 TellMeMore ELS Plugin
JCreater LE with Java2 SDK Reference TeXnicCenter IDE
Jester package for Java Tortoisesvn
JMP Pro / SAS Corp. WinAMP
JUnit, JUnitX and JUnit-addons for Java Windows Media Player
Macromedia Flash Player XEmacs
Macromedia Shockwave Player XMING
Matlab 2012b w/ Toolboxes  

 

 


*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-11-07 17:48


Florida Tech Commons 229

Florida Tech Commons 229 Classroom-

Instructor Workstation Station 

 

Florida Tech Commons 229

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 990
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 3.40GHz
  • RAM: 10.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

 

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:24


Florida Tech Commons 244

Florida Tech Commons Classroom 244- Instructor Work Station

 

 

 

 

FTC 244 Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 990
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 3.40GHz
  • RAM: 10.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

 

 Standard Software

 

  

 

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:24


Florida Tech Commons 245

Florida Tech Commons Classroom 245- Instructor Work Station

 

Florida Tech Commons 245

 Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe.

For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 990
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 3.40GHz
  • RAM: 10.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

 

 Standard Software

 

  

 

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:23


Florida Tech Commons 258

Florida Tech Commons Classroom 258- Instructor Work Station

 

 

FTC 258Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 990
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 3.40GHz
  • RAM: 10.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

 

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:22


Florida Tech Commons 340

Florida Tech Commons Classroom 340

 

 

Florida Tech Commons 340

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Software List

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-26 18:43


Florida Tech Commons 260

Florida Tech Commons 260-Graduate Student Work Area

 

 

Florida Tech Commons 260 Graduate Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Software List

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-29 16:21


Evans Hall RathSkeller

Evans Hall: RathSkeller Work-Stations

 

 

rathskeller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-29 18:54


Scott Center for Autism Treatment and Research 220

Scott Center: Seminar Room 220

 

 

Scott Center room 220

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Software Titles:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-31 17:24


Olin Physical Science 140

Olin Physical Science: Classroom 140

 

 

Olin Physical Science 140

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:21


Olin Physical Science 144

Olin Physical Science: Classroom 144

 

 

Olin Physical Science 144

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

 

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:21


Olin Life Science 120

Olin Life Science Classroom lab 120

 

Olin Life Science 120

 

 Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a request through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is equiped with an electronic key-access swipe for enrolled students and staffs. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

Standard Software 

 

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:14


Olin Life Science 129

Olin Life Science Classroom 129

  

Olin life Science 129

 

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:13


Olin Life Science 130

Olin Life Science Classroom 130

 

Olin Life Science 130

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

 

 Standard Software

 Software List:

7zip Microsoft Office 2010 Pro (Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word, Access, Outlook)
Activestate ActivePerl Microsoft Project 2010 Professional
Adobe Acrobat Reader Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional
Adobe SVG Viewer Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Pro (C++.NET, VB.NET, C#.NET, J#.NET)
AFPL Ghostscript Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
Alice v2.2 myITlab Plugin
ANSYS 14 National Instruments Labview Fall 2011
Apple Quicktime Player Netbeans IDE 7.2 - Java Development Environment
Audacity NoUnit package for Java
Bigloo Scheme Compiler Open Watcom 1.9 IDE for C++ and FORTRAN
BlueJ - Java IDE OpenOffice.org Office Suite
CLisp GNU 2.49 - LISP Interpreter Panda3d
DataFIT 6.1 - Curve Fitting and Data Plotting Software Polymath 6.2 2011-2012 - Computational Systems
Eclipse IDE ProEngineer/Creo 2.0
Exceed 2006 ProMechanica/Creo 2.0
Fluent 14 proTeXt w/MikTeX - TeX editing software
Free Pascal - Pascal Compiler PuTTY SSH/FTP
Gambit 14 Python 3.2
GHC 11.2.0.1 - Haskell Compiler R Statistical Language
GIMP 2.8.0 - Image Editing Software Roxio CD/DVD Burning Utility
GNAT Ada95 Compiler with AdaGIDE Ruby 1.9.2 Compiler with SciTE editor
GSView - PostScript viewer SPSS 20.0 w/Advanced Toolboxes
Intergrated Data Viewer (IDV) SSH Secure Shell Client with SecureFTP Client
Itunes Subclipse plug-in for Eclipse
Java JDK 7 / JRE 7 TellMeMore ELS Plugin
JCreater LE with Java2 SDK Reference TeXnicCenter IDE
Jester package for Java Tortoisesvn
JMP Pro / SAS Corp. WinAMP
JUnit, JUnitX and JUnit-addons for Java Windows Media Player
Macromedia Flash Player XEmacs
Macromedia Shockwave Player XMING
Matlab 2012b w/ Toolboxes  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2013-02-28 21:06


Olin Engineering Complex 118

Olin Engineering Complex Room 118

 

Olin Engineering 118

 Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

  

Standard Software

 

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:16


Olin Engineering Complex 127

Olin Engineering Multimedia Computer Lab Room 127

 

Olin Engineering 127

 Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a request through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is equiped with an electronic key-access swipe for enrolled students and staffs. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

 

Standard Software 

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:18


Olin Engineering Complex 128

Olin Engineering Complex Computer Lab 128

 

olin Engineering Complex 128

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a request through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is equiped with an electronic key-access swipe for enrolled students and staffs. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

Standard Software 

 

 

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:20


Olin Engineering Complex 130

Olin Engineering Complex: Classroom Lab 130

 

 

 

 Olin Engineering Complex room 130Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a request through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is equiped with an electronic key-access swipe for enrolled students and staffs. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

Standard Software 

 

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:13


Olin Engineering Complex 132

Olin Engineering Complex: Classroom Lab 132

 

Olin Engineering 132

 Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a request through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is equiped with an electronic key-access swipe for enrolled students and staffs. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

Standard Software 

 

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:12


Olin Engineering Complex 137

Olin Engineering Complex: Classroom 137

 

Olin Engineering 137

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

 

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:11


Crawford Science Tower S110

Crawford Science Tower: IT-Training Room

 

 

Crawford IT training room

Room Reservations:

This department computer lab cannot be reserved, you may contact the IT department directly.

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

Standard Software

 

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:10


Crawford Science Tower S403

Crawford Science Tower Classroom

 

Crawford Room 403

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a reques through the campus EMS system at: http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equiped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3450 SE 256MB dedicated

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

 

 Standard Software

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their homepage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 16:15


Crawford Science Tower S332

Crawford Science Tower: Math Classroom Lab 332

 

Crawford 332

Software Titles:

 

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their homepage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-06-02 14:54


Olin Engineering Complex 326

Olin Engineering Complex: Classroom Lab 326

 

Olin Engineering 326

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Software Titles:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-12-03 16:04


Olin Engineering Complex 327

Olin Engineering Complex: Classroom Lab 327

 

Olin Engineering 327

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Software Titles:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-12-03 16:09


Olin Engineering Complex 357

Olin Engineering Complex: Classroom Lab 357

 

Olin Engineering Complex  357

 


 


  

 

 

 

 

 

Software Titles:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-12-03 16:16


Olin Engineering Complex 358

Olin Engineering Complex: Classroom Lab 358

 

 

 Olin Engineering Complex 358

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Software Titles:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-12-03 16:29


Evans hall 202

Evans Hall Instructor Work Station 202

Room Reservations:

To reserve this department multimedia classroom, you may submit a request through the campus EMS system at:http://events.fit.edu/ 

 

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is equiped with an electronic key-access swipe for enrolled students and staffs. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

 

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

  • System Type: Dell Optiplex 980
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core i5 3.33GHz
  • RAM: 4.00GB (3.37 GB usable)
  • Hard drive: 300 GB

 

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/Pen Tray)

 

Standard Software List

 

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their homepage at http://www.it.fit.edu

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-21 15:32


S110-Crawford IT Training Room

Crawford Science Tower

IT Training Room

IT Training Room

Room Reservations:

This department computer lab cannot be reserved, you may contact the IT department directly.

Electronic KeyCard Access:

This room is NOT equipped with an electronic key-access swipe. For physical key access, please contact the IT department directly.

Computer System Hardware Specifications:

Instructor Equipment:

*To request specific event support for a room reservation, please contact Instructional Technologies' Event Support.

  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Crestron ePanel
  • Document Camera
  • Sympodium Display Panel (w/ Pen Tray)

Room Specific Software:

7-Zip
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Shockwave Player
Apple Quicktime
Bonjour
CCleaner
DataFIT 6.1
Dropbox
Eclipse
Flexera FlexNet Publisher
Fluent
Gimp
Google Chrome
Google Earth
Itunes
Java JDK 7 / JRE 7

Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Office 2013 Pro
(Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word, Access, Outlook)
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013
Microsoft Visio Professional 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
Mozilla Firefox Version
OpenOffice Suite
Oracle NetBeans IDE 7.2
PuTTY Suite Release 0.63
Roxio
SolidWorks
SSH Secure Shell Client with SecureFTP Client
Tortoise SVN
VideoLAN - VLC media player
Windows Media Player
Xtender


*This room is supported by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their homepage at http://www.it.edit.edu.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-06-05 13:48


Classrooms and Labs » Lab Software

What is the campus MATLAB license?

MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a numerical computing environment and fourth-generation programming language. Developed by MathWorks, MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages, including C, C++, Java, and Fortran.

 

Licensing

Florida Institute of Technology offers a Classroom License, which allows network concurrent licensing for computer systems tagged in our Information Technology controlled open computer labs, multimedia classrooms, and mutlimedia computer labs. Faculty who require the software for academic teaching purposes can request the Research License, which allows four concurrent uses at any time. Requests for the research license can be made by contacting the Technology Support Center. Students and Staff are not permitted to have MATLAB installations. Such patrons may use one of the many computer labs controlled by Lab Support Services.

Classroom Concurrent License

The Classroom license is used only in Information Technology controlled open computer labs, multimedia classrooms, and multimedia computer labs through Service Level Agreements (SLA's). The Classroom License is not permitted for research use. The license is solely intended for classroom instruction and lectures. The Classroom License offers the following toolboxes (in addition to MATLAB core):

  • SIMULINK
  • Bioinformatics_Toolbox
  • Control_Toolbox
  • Image_Toolbox
  • Neural_Network_Toolbox
  • Signal_Toolbox
  • Power_System_Blocks 
  • Simscape
  • Simulink_Control_Design
  • Statistics_Toolbox
  • Symbolic_Toolbox
  • Identification_Toolbox

Any research that is generated through this license will violate the Terms of Service (ToS) with MathWorks and Florida Tech. Patrons looking to use MATLAB for research purposes should use our SSH Server, code.fit.edu, or request the research license to be installed.

Research Conccurent License

Due to the limit of licenses for MATALB, Lab Support Services, Information Technology cannot offer to have the main Classroom License installed on any computer systems outside of the computer labs and classrooms controlled by I.T. through Service Level Agreements (SLA's).  Information Technology can offer the MATLAB Campus Research License for faculty and staff users, which offers the following toolboxes (in addition to MATLAB core):

  • SIMULINK
  • Control_Toolbox
  • Optimization_Toolbox
  • Signal_Toolbox
  • Simulink_Control_Design
  • Symbolic_Toolbox

The Campus Research license offers up to four concurrent users access to the license file at any given time. Staff and Faculty looking to acquire the MATLAB Research License must have a Florida Tech tagged computer system.

Alternatively, it is recommended that a long-term solution be drafted in which the department (of the faculty member) purchases a single-user MATLAB license Core and toolboxes. This recommendation is suggested as the research license tends to always have four simultaneous users consuming the licenses. The recommendation of purchasing your own single-user core license and toolboxes also is valid if the research license's toolboxes do not offer your specific toolbox requests.

To purchase additional toolboxes or single-installation MATLAB licenses, please contact the Lab Support Services manager Thomas Couperthwaite at tcoupert@fit.edu.

 

Maintaining of Software 

The Lab Support Services, Information Technology department is primary responsible for all licenses and software maintainance. They can be contacted through the Technology Support Center.

 

Locatation of Software

The software can be found in all Lab Support Services, Information Technology supported multimedia classrooms, open-computer labs, and instructor workstations. For a complete list of these specific locations, please click here: Computing Labs


Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu.


Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2013-04-13 04:33


What is PTC Creo?

PTC Creo is the new name for the Computer Aided Design (CAD for short) software ProENGINEER. It is used to model and design mechanical parts in a 3D graphical user interface. 

 

Licensing 

Florida Institute of Technology offers a network concurrent licensing for computer systems tagged with FIT Property stickers. Faculty and Staff who require the software for academic teaching purposes can request the software installation by contacting the Technology Support Center. Students are not permitted to have Creo installations, they may use one of the many computer labs controlled by Lab Support Services.

 

Available Toolboxes and Seats

To request additional toolboxes or an increase to the number of seats per toolbox, please contact the Technology Support Center. Seats are the amount of users that can checkout a specific license component at a given time. As each toolbox is checked out, a seat is consumed until the user exits out of the toolbox or software to free their seat.

 

  • University Plus Site License [500 seats]
  • Educational-Commercial Convert License [20 seats]
  • Pro/MECHANICA Fatigue Advisor UI Module [500 seats]
  • Pro/MECHANICA Fatigue Advisor Engine Mod [500 seats]
  • Pro/MECHANICA Advanced UI [500 seats]
  • Pro/MECHANICA Advanced ENG [500 seats]
  • Pro/MECHANICA CUSTOM LOADS [500 seats]
  • Pro/MECHANICA Fatigue Advisor UI Module [500 seats]
  • Pro/MECHANICA Fatigue Advisor Engine Mod [500 seats]
  • Pro/MECHANICA Advanced UI [500 seats]
  • Pro/MECHANICA Advanced ENG [500 seats]
  • Pro/MECHANICA CUSTOM LOADS [500 seats]
  • Pro/INTRALINK Multi Site [500 seats]
  • Pro/MECHANICA Basic ENG [500 seats]
  • Pro/MECHANICA Basic UI [500 seats]
  • Creo Schematics [500 seats]
  • Vericut [500 seats] 

 

Maintaining of Software 

The Lab Support Services, Information Technology department is primary responsible for all licenses and software maintainance. They can be contacted through the Technology Support Center.

 

Locatation of Software

The software can be found in all Lab Support Services, Information Technology supported multimedia classrooms, open-computer labs, and instructor workstations. For a complete list of these specific locations, please click here: Computing Labs


Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu


Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-17 02:59


What is the Axis Camera Software?

Overview 

The Axis Camera software provides clients with the ability to monitor, record, and download video footage from the numerous network cameras on campus. Each installation of the cameras are maintaned by Lab Support Services, Information Technology. 

 

Users must have a Windows 7 Enterprise 64 or 32Bit version operating system. Users who have MAC OSX computer systems will be required to purchase a copy of a Windows 7 license to allow Lab Support Services to install Windows Virtual Machine onto the MAC OSX computer system. This is to ensure compliance with our University's Microsoft Agreement. You may purchase a Microsoft Windows 7 license by visiting our authorized software vendor at http://cdwg.com/flit.

 

Obtaining the Software

Download Link

 

*Note:* Users must have a valid Florida Tech TRACKS account and be authorized to use the software. For more information, please contact the Technology Support Center. 

 

 

Campus Installations

 

Scott Center for Autism Treatment / Psychology Department

The Scott Center and Psychology Department use the Axis Camera clients to record sessions of clients during therapy sessions. All footage is stored securely on an on-site server and is restricted to only staff access. All recordings abide by all standards and policies set forth by HIPAA. For more information, please visit http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/.

 

Information Technology Computer Labs

All Information Technology multimedia classrooms, computer labs and open-computing lab utilize video recordings to monitor patron access and equipment. Periodically, Information Technology uses the footage to locate specific individuals or parties. All videos are restricted to staff of I.T. and cannot be viewed or access outside of the department. Cameras used in these facilities are not for security. Lost or missing items cannot be retrieved from Information Technology via the Axis software. All stolen property must be reported to Florida Tech Campus Security Department at x8111 or by visiting http://www.fit.edu/security/

 


Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu


Author: Thomas Couperthwaite
Last update: 2014-10-07 16:27


What is ANSYS?

ANSYS is a Computer Aided Design (CAD for short) software for modeling

Ansys logoand testing engineering designs in a virtual instance. This software allows across a user's design through user defined specific presets (Stress, Time, Temperature, ect..). for the user to view stresses, strains, heat flow and many other options.

 

Licensing

Florida Institute of Technology offers a network concurrent licensing for computer systems tagged with FIT Property stickers. Faculty and Staff who require the software for academic teaching purposes can request the software installation by contacting the Technology Support Center. Students are not permitted to have ANSYS installations, they may use one of the many computer labs controlled by Lab Support Services.

 

Available Toolboxes and Seats

To request additional toolboxes or an increase to the number of seats per toolbox, please contact the Technology Support Center. Seats are the amount of users that can checkout a specific license component at a given time. As each toolbox is checked out, a seat is consumed until the user exits out of the toolbox or software to free their seat.

 

Maintaining of Software 

The Lab Support Services, Information Technology department is primary responsible for all licenses and software maintainance. They can be contacted through the Technology Support Center.

 

Locatation of Software

The software can be found in all Lab Support Services, Information Technology supported multimedia classrooms, open-computer labs, and instructor workstations. For a complete list of these specific locations, please click here: Computing Labs


Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu.


 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-17 03:02


What is Fluent?

Fluent 14 is a fluid dynamics branch of ANSYS software (a CAD software) 

Ansys logo

that allows the user to model flow, turbulence, and heat transfer. For example, creating a model of the airflow over an aircraft wing. 

 

Licensing 

Florida Institute of Technology offers a network concurrent licensing for computer systems tagged with FIT Property stickers. Faculty and Staff who require the software for academic teaching purposes can request the software installation by contacting the Technology Support Center. Students are not permitted to have ANSYS installations, they may use one of the many computer labs controlled by Lab Support Services.

 

Available Toolboxes and Seats

To request additional toolboxes or an increase to the number of seats per toolbox, please contact the Technology Support Center. Seats are the amount of users that can checkout a specific license component at a given time. As each toolbox is checked out, a seat is consumed until the user exits out of the toolbox or software to free their seat. 

 

Olin.fit.edu Availibity

This software is availible through secure shell and the olin.fit.edu server through the command "fluent" in the user prompt. More information about connecting to Olin.fit.edu server can be made through the Technology Support Center.

 

Maintaining of Software 

The Lab Support Services, Information Technology department is primary responsible for all licenses and software maintainance. They can be contacted through the Technology Support Center.

 

Locatation of Software

The software can be found in all Lab Support Services, Information Technology supported multimedia classrooms, open-computer labs, and instructor workstations. For a complete list of these specific locations, please click here: Computing Labs

 


Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu.


 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-17 03:03


What is Polymath?

Polymath is a mathmatical computation software that allows the user to solve problems using numerical analyses. It can provide the solutions to the problems graphically for ease of use and understanding. This program can also be used in partner with Microsoft Excel to solve problems. 

 

Licensing 

Florida Institute of Technology offers a network concurrent licensing for computer systems tagged with FIT Property stickers. Faculty and Staff who require the software for academic teaching purposes can request the software installation by contacting the Technology Support Center. Students are not permitted to have Polymath installations, they may use one of the many computer labs controlled by Lab Support Services.

 

Available Toolboxes and Seats

To request additional toolboxes or an increase to the number of seats per toolbox, please contact the Technology Support Center. Seats are the amount of users that can checkout a specific license component at a given time. As each toolbox is checked out, a seat is consumed until the user exits out of the toolbox or software to free their seat. 

 

 

 

Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2014-10-07 16:03


What is Alice?

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Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-08-01 14:46


What is ArcGIS?

esri symbol

ArcGIS is a mapping software published by the ESRI company. This software allows the user to create maps for analysis of data, workforce routes, weather awareness and many other functions requiring mapping software. 

 

Licensing 

Florida Institute of Technology offers a network concurrent licensing for computer systems tagged with FIT Property stickers. Faculty and Staff who require the software for academic teaching purposes can request the software installation by contacting the Technology Support Center. Students are not permitted to have ArcGIS installations, they may use one of the many computer labs controlled by Lab Support Services.

 

Available Toolboxes and Seats

To request additional toolboxes or an increase to the number of seats, please contact the Technology Support Center. Seats are the amount of users that can checkout a specific license component at a given time. As each toolbox is checked out, a seat is consumed until the user exits out of the toolbox or software to free their seat. 

 

Maintaining of Software 

The Lab Support Services, Information Technology department is primary responsible for all licenses and software maintainance. They can be contacted through the Technology Support Center.

 

Locatation of Software

The software can be found in all Lab Support Services, Information Technology supported multimedia classrooms, open-computer labs, and instructor workstations. For a complete list of these specific locations, please click here: Computing Labs


Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu


Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-10-17 03:04


What is JMP Statistical Discovery Software

 Florida Tech now offers a site-license for SAS Corporation’s JMP Pro Analytic software, brought to you by the Institutional Compliance department.

 JMP Pro provides all the superior visual data access and manipulation, interactivity, comprehensive analyses, and extensible capabilities that are the hallmarks of JMP, then adds modern predictive modeling, cross-validation, exact measures of association, one-click bootstrapping and model comparison features. Whether in managing customer lifetime value or monitoring complex engineering processes, the most successful companies are constantly adapting to a continuously changing environment by using historical data to make future projections. 

A challenge to many students in applied statistics courses is getting from concept to effective application.  While most statistics software requires the user to memorize where techniques and graphics are located on menus, JMP provides a smart interface that reinforces concepts and provides an intuitive framework for real-world data analysis. 

For more information about JMP, visit their website at: http://www.jmp.com/software/jmp10/.

 

Licensing

Florida Tech offers a site-license for all university faculty, staff, and students. The software can be installed on both FIT property and non-FIT property computer systems.

 

Installation

Faculty and Staff may download JMP Pro directly from the University’s I.T. webpage at: https://itservices.fit.edu/purchase/software/install/.

Students may download the software from: https://itservices.fit.edu/purchase/software/students

 

Supported Operating Systems

The JMP Pro software from SAS Corporation is compatiable with the following Operating Systems:

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32 & 64bit)
  • Apple OSX 10.6+ (32 & 64bit)

 

Maintaining of Software 

The Lab Support Services, Information Technology department is primary responsible for all licenses and software maintenance. They can be contacted through the Technology Support Center.

 

Location of Software

The software can be found in all Lab Support Services, Information Technology supported multimedia classrooms, open-computer labs, and instructor workstations. For a complete list of these specific locations, please click here: Computing Labs


Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu.


Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-11-13 02:08


IBM SPSS Statistics

SPSS Logo

IBM SPSS Statistics is an integrated family of products that addresses the entire analytical process, from planning to data collection to analysis, reporting and deployment. With more than a dozen fully integrated modules to choose from, you can find the specialized capabilities you need to increase revenue, outperform competitors, conduct research and make better decisions.

 

Licensing

Florida Institute of Technology offers a IBM SPSS Statistics Standard Campus Edition Campus Value Unit, which allows network concurrent licensing for computer systems tagged in our Information Technology controlled open computer labs, multimedia classrooms, and mutlimedia computer labs. Faculty and staff who require the software can make such requests by contacting the Technology Support Center. Students are not permitted to have MATLAB installations. Such patrons may use one of the many computer labs controlled by Lab Support Services.

The Psychology Department offers their staff and faculty an external work-at-home installations of SPSS licenses. This specific licensing model allows their employees to use the software on non-FIT tagged computer systems. To purchase additional extensions licenses, such as AMOS, or work-at-home licenses for your department, please contact the Lab Support Services manager Thomas Couperthwaite at tcoupert@fit.edu.

 

IBM SPSS Statistics Standard Campus Edition Campus Value Unit includes the following capabilities:

  • Linear models offer a variety of regression and advanced statistical procedures designed to fit the inherent characteristics of data describing complex relationships.
  • Nonlinear models provide the ability to apply more sophisticated models to data.
  • Simulation capabilities help analysts automatically model many possible outcomes when inputs are uncertain, improving risk analysis and decision making.
  • Customized tables enable users to easily understand their data and quickly summarize results in different styles for different audiences.
  • Data preparation streamlines the data preparation stage of the analytical process.
  • Data validity and missing values increase the chance of receiving statistically significant results.
  • Categorical and numeric data can be used to predict outcomes and reveal relationships graphically.
  • Decision trees make it easier to identify groups, discover relationships between groups and predict future events.
  • Forecasting features enable you to analyze historical data and predict trends faster.
  • Structural equation modeling tools let you build structural equation models with more accuracy than standard multivariate statistics models using intuitive drag-and-drop functionality.
  • Bootstrapping makes it simple to test the stability and reliability of models so that they produce accurate, reliable results.
  • Advanced sampling assessment and testing helps make more statistically valid inferences by incorporating the sample design into survey analysis.
  • Direct marketing and product decision-making tools help marketers identify the right customers easily and improve campaign results.
  • High-end charts and graphs make it easy to create and share compelling visualizations that better communicate analytic results.

 

Maintaining of Software 

The Lab Support Services, Information Technology department is primary responsible for all licenses and software maintainance. They can be contacted through the Technology Support Center.

 

Locatation of Software

The software can be found in all Lab Support Services, Information Technology supported multimedia classrooms, open-computer labs, and instructor workstations. For a complete list of these specific locations, please click here: Computing Labs


Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu.


Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2013-04-13 04:35


Ricardo WAVE

Ricardo Software

WAVE is the market-leading ISO approved, I D engine & gas dynamics simulation software package from Ricardo Software. It is used worldwide in industry sectors including passenger car, motorcycle, truck, locomotive, motor sport, marine and power generation. WAVE enables performance simulations to be carried out based on virtually any intake, combustion and exhaust system configuration, and includes a drivetrain model to allow complete vehicle simulation.

 

Key Features

  • Advanced engine combustion sub-models
  • State of the art compressor and turbine physics
  • Comprehensive ID and 3D after treatment library including TWC, DPF, LNT, DOC and SCR sub-models
  • Advanced acoustic features including class-leading meshing tools and acoustic post-processing
  • Rapid, consistent model construction using the drag-and-drop element library, user-defined templates and self contained components.
  • Fast, accurate creation of high quality models directly from 3D geometry using WaveMEsher and WaveBuild3D
  • Extensive results presentation and reports generation capability using the WavePost post-processor
  • Graphical plotting on the fly and integration input control using the WAVELive interface
  • Distributed running over unlimited CPUs
  • Parallel running on multicore CPUs

Licensing

Florida Institute of Technology offers a restricted 5 seat-license, which allows authorized network concurrent users. Requests for the license and software installation can be made by contacting the Technology Support Center

5-seat Concurrent License Overview

  • RDESK_GUI
  • RPLOT_Base
  • RsimLinkNet
  • SDFBROWSE_Base
  • WAVE_Acoustic
  • WAVE_Base
  • WAVE_CadMesher
  • WAVE_Conduction
  • WAVE_Diesel3DPost
  • WAVE_FECond
  • WAVE_Iris
  • WAVE_Load
  • WAVE_RsimLink
  • WAVE_SIFlame
  • WAVE_Transient
  • WAVE_Turbo RICARDO
  • WAVE_WaveBuild
  • WAVE_WavePost

 

Maintaining of Software 

The Lab Support Services, Information Technology department is primary responsible for all licenses and software maintenance. They can be contacted through the Technology Support Center


Support requests can be forwarded to the Technology Support Center for processing by visiting their hompage at http://www.it.fit.edu.


Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2012-11-13 02:08


Workshops & Training

How do I log on and use the Classroom Instructor Workstation?

Our multimedia classrooms feature special Instructor Workstations (IWS). By default Staff and Faculty are able to log into these systems while anyone else will need to request access.While it is recommended to attended a short (30 minute) workshop on Multimedia classrooms, it is not required. Those who need to request access are, however, required to do this step.

Overview
Many classrooms are outfitted with multimedia presentation equipment that allows instructors to deliver media-rich course content and record presentations as well. This seminar ensures optimal use instructional equipment for lecture delivery. Seminar participants receive a combination to the instructors™ workstation equipment drawer.

Specific Objectives
This seminar exposes instructors to new methods of delivering course content as well as introductory use of content capture (encapsulation) tools. Specific instruction is provided to:

  • Encourage the use of technology in the classroom experience to improve student understanding and retention of course content
  • Demonstrate the operation of the touchpanel, instructor™s station, projector, document camera, Sympodium/Smartboard, wireless microphone, wireless mouse, personal laptop and media player connections
  • Provide instructors with technical support information and further training opportunities

Prerequisites

  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Windows 10 operating system
  • A university TRACKS account (can be requested through the Technology Support Center at x7284 or http://www.it.fit.edu/support

Use this following link for more information:http://it.fit.edu/training/documents/IWS%20Training%20Tech%20Tip.pdf

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-07-23 16:22


How do I access my courses online?

The way in which you access your courses online depends on what program of study you are enrolled in. See below to confirm which Learning Management System (LMS) is the one you should use.

Canvas

The Canvas LMS can be accessed by going to either canvas.fit.edu or by going to fit.instructure.com with your TRACKS username and password. Canvas is used by the students in the following programs of study:

  • Main Campus - Melbourne Undergraduate
  • Main Campus - Melbourne Graduate
  • Continuing Education (Applied Behavioral Analysis/Professional Development Program)
  • Extended Studies
  • Flight
  • Virtual Graduate

Florida Tech Online (Bisk)

Florida Tech Online has a proprietary LMS which only Bisk (UA) students can use. Bisk students can go to https://bisk-edu-community.force.com/lmpfit/s/landing-page and sign in with either their Bisk username and password or their TRACKS username and password.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2019-02-25 21:37


Research Computing » Blueshark Cluster

What is the Blueshark Cluster?

The Blueshark Cluster is comprised of IBM iDataplex Systems with

  • 50 nodes
  • 1 head node

totalling 600 cores (1200 with hyper threading) and 1,200 GB of RAM. It was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the Major Research Intrumentation Grant.

The configuration of each of the 50 compute nodes is:

  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M3
  • 2 x Hexa-Core Intel Xeon X5650 @ 2.67GHz CPUs
  • 24GB of RAM
  • 250GB SATA HDD
  • 1 GbE Ethernet Interconnect

The head node configuration is:

  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M3
  • 2 x 4 Core Intel Xeon X5550 @ 2.67GHz
  • 24GB of RAM
  • LSI MegaRAID SAS Controller
  • Storage Expansion Unit
  • 8 x 1 TB 7200RPM SAS Hot-Swap HDD
  • 10 GbE link to compute nodes via Chelsio T310 10GbE Adapter
  • Redundant Hot-swap Power Supplies

Other hardware resources:

  • 2 x BNT 48port 1GbE switches with dual 10GbE

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2015-05-28 16:19


How to request access to the Blueshark Cluster?

Faculty can request access to the Blueshark cluster by entering a call ticket at https://support.fit.edu/tsc/.

For an entire course to get access, the course instructor has to request access and provide all the TRACKS accounts needing access by entering a call ticket at https://support.fit.edu/tsc/.

For a guest, visitor, or student to get access, they must have a faculty sponser to get access to the cluster. The sponsoring professor should enter a call ticket requesting access for the respective individual.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2015-08-20 13:13


What software and libraries are available?

The cluster environment is implemented in CentOS 7 Linux. 

The following compiler suites, libraries, and software are installed, and can be updated by request. Some are OS level packages while others use the environment module system. NOTE: See this FAQ for more information on using environment modules. Additional packages can be added upon request and after a review for suitability. Users cannot install system level packages.

  • ANSYS
  • ATLAS
  • Berkley Lab Checkpoint Restart (BLCR)
  • Apache Cassandra
    • 2.1.5
    • 2.1.9 (stable)
    • 2.2.1 (latest)
  • Cuda Development Kit 
  • Environmental Modelling System (EMS) 
  • Fluent
  • Gaussian
  • GCC by GNU
    • 5.1.0
    • 5.2.0
  • HDF5
  • Java Development Kit
    • 1.7.0_u79
    • 1.8.0_u60
  • LAPACK
  • MPICH
    • 3.1.3
    • 3.1.4
  • NETCDF
  • OPENMPI
  • Portland Group Compiler (PGI) For C/C++/FORTRAN/MPICH
  • PYTHON
    • 2.7.10
    • 3.4.3
  • SAGE Math

 

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-08-21 10:33


How Do I Run Code On Blueshark?

NOTE: This FAQ is about using the scheduling manager to submit jobs to blueshark nodes. For information on using installed packages on blueshark, please see this FAQ for more information on using environment modules.

Introduction

To run a job on blueshark, you must submit it through blueshark's scheduler. This differs from how you'd normally run a command, as you need to prepare a submission script and optionally make your program MPI capable.

How does blueshark manage resources?

Blueshark uses SLURM (Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management) to manage available resources and to distribute jobs to free nodes. Slurm also provides a queueing system; if not enough resources are available, it will hold your job until it can run it. 

Slurm Submission Script

In order to submit a job to slurm, a job submission script must be created. A sample submission script is provided below.

#!/bin/bash
#SBATCH --job-name TestJob
#SBATCH --nodes 2 #SBATCH --ntasks 2 #SBATCH --mem=50MB #SBATCH --time=00:15:00
#SBATCH --partition=short #SBATCH --error=testjob.%J.err #SBATCH --output=testjob.%J.out module load mpich echo "Starting at ´date´" echo "Running on hosts: $SLURM_NODELIST" echo "Running on $SLURM_NNODES nodes." echo "Running on $SLURM_NPROCS processors." echo "Current working directory is ´pwd´"

 

The only options you absolutely need are:

  • --job-name   — a unique name for your job. This can be set to anything.
  • --nodes      — the number of nodes to request.
  • --ntasks     — the number of tasks in total accross all nodes. Note that this differs from torque's ppn, which assigns this number of tasks to every node.
  • --mem        — amount of memory to request on each node. This is a hard limit and you will run into out-of-memory errors if you fail to provide the correct amount.
  • --partition  — the partition for your job. Valid partitions can be found by using sinfo.

If you need MPICH to run your jobs, set it to load at login using:

module initadd mpich

or by placing

module load mpich

 in your submission script like above. Many more options are available for Slurm's submission scripts which can be found here.

Submitting a Job

Like Torque, Slurm has its own set of commands for job management. To submit your submission script, use 

sbatch script.sh

Some other commands you may want to use are listed below.

  • squeue      — similar to showq for torque; lists the jobs that are currently running for everyone.
  • sinfo       — show node status.
  • scancel     — cancel a currently running job. 
  • sstat       — show statistics for a job.

For a more in-depth look into Slurm and its respective commands, check out their quick start guide.

 

Partitions

Partitions are very similar to Torque's queue system. Jobs that only need a short amount of time to run, but a large amount of processors will have their jobs categorized differently than jobs that may need to run for days and need less processors. In addition, partitions can be used to group together nodes that have general hardware that others don't (ex, gpu partition has GPUs in its nodes). Currently, these partitions exist:

Partition Name Max Compute Time Max Nodes Allowed Groups
short 45 minutes N/A

blueshark users

med 4 hours N/A

blueshark users

long 7 days N/A

blueshark users

eternity infinite 20 blueshark users
class 10 minutes 6 Parallel Programming class
gpu infinite 10 blueshark gpu users

 

To set a partition, use:

#SBATCH --partition=[partition]

in your submission script, or specify it on the command line using --partition.

 

Running GPU Jobs

Running GPU jobs is very similar to running regular jobs. An extra parameter has to be passed (--gres) and the partition must be set to gpu.

#SBATCH --partition=gpu

will set your partition.

#SBATCH --gres=gpu:[#] 

will set the number of GPUs you want per node. Note that this differs from ntask, specified earlier. --gres will request n number of GPUs from each node. Thus, if you request 4 nodes with --gres=gpu:2, you will have [4 nodes] * [2 gpu/node] = 8 GPUs in total. This option will not exceed 4, as we only have 4 GPUs per node.

GPU's can also be selected based on whether or not they support GPUDirect technology. Each GPU node has 2 standard GPUs and 2 GPUDirect enabled GPUs. To select between the two, you can use: 

#SBATCH --gres=gpu:[type]:[#] 

where [type] is either gpudirect or standard.

 

Optimizing your Submission Script

Slurm will attempt to run your job wherever it can place it. This is hugely dependent on how your submission script specifies its resources. Thus, if you can reduce your submission script requirements, your job has a much higher chance of being scheduled faster.

Memory Requirements

--mem is most often used to specify the amount of memory your job will take per node. However, this is largely dependent on how many tasks you can fit in a node, or the number of nodes you'll require. If you don't specify the number of nodes you need, slurm won't balance out the tasks, often leading to out-of-memory errors on nodes where more jobs were placed than expected. Another issue arises when the cluster is under heavy use. Small pockets of resources are scattered through the cluster, and won't be easy to acquire when your job needs a fixed amount of memory per node. 

To prevent this, we can use --mem-per-cpu instead. If each task only requires a certain amount of memory, you can specify this amount instead. This way, the scheduler can better allocate resources -- if tasks require more memory than what's available on a node, they'll be split, and if there are pockets of resources a single task can fit in, it will allocate that spot.

 

Common Errors and Solutions

slurmstepd: error: Exceeded job memory limit at some point.

The job you ran tried using more memory than what was defined in your submission script. As a result, slurm automatically killed your job.

A simple fix is to increase the amount of memory dedicated to your job, using --mem at the command line or "#SBATCH --mem" in your submission script.

 

error: Batch job submission failed: Requested time limit is invalid (missing or exceeds some limit)

You attempted to submit a job to a partition that didn't support your --time option. 

The solution is to move your job to a partition with a longer execution time (med, long, etc.)

By default, jobs are sent to the short queue, which only permits at most 45 minutes. Specify a partition in your submission script, or reduce your --time option.

 

SSH: Access denied: user [username] (uid=[uid]) has no active jobs.

This error comes up when you attempt to ssh into a node that you're not currently running a job on. Under normal circumstances, you should not run jobs directly on the nodes as this can confuse the scheduler and prevent other users from submitting jobs. If you're unable to use the scheduler to submit your job, and you absolutely need to ssh in (for example, X11 forwarding), see this section of Slurm's FAQ.

SFTP: Received message too long [random number]

This error comes up when you attempt to use sftp and you have a message printed via a *profile config in your directory (.bash_profile, etc.) To correct the issue, remove the printing message and try again.

sbatch: error: Batch script contains DOS[MAC] line breaks (\r\n)
sbatch: error: instead of expected UNIX line breaks (\n).

Sometimes, if you download a SLURM submission script to a Windows or Mac computer and re-upload to Blueshark, you may get this error when attempting to submit the script using sbatch. The solution is to run "dos2unix" on the file.

Author: Tech Support
Last update: 2018-09-04 09:22


Research Computing » Code01 (replacing Code and Olin)

Assistance with installed software?

Package help

Most software has a man(ual) page associated with it. Type man <package name> at the shell prompt.

Environment Modules

Environment Modules is a software environment management system which allows multiple versions of packages to be available to users.

Common commands

  • module avail - to list available modules. Modules with (default) will be loaded if a version is not specified.
  • module load <module name> - to load a module.
  • module help <module name> - to view module specific help.
  • module unload <module name> - to unload a module.
  • module list - to list loaded modules.
  • module --help | -H - display module command help.

Examples - Using Python and Pip with Environment Modules

Python

Several versions of Python are available using Environment Modules, in addition to the default package versions. You can determine what version is available by appending the --version switch to your python command.

NOTE: By default the command "python" runs the Python 2.x interpreter and the command "python3" runs the Python 3.x interpreter.

Python example:

  • List current modules.
    ~ $ module list
    No Modulefiles Currently Loaded.
  • Show current Python and Python3 versions. Since no Python modules are loaded, they are the OS provided versions.
     ~ $ python --version
     Python 2.7.5
     ~ $
     ~ $ python3 --version
     Python 3.4.5 
  • List available Python modules. Default module is indicated with (default).
     ~ $ module avail python
     ------------------------- /opt/software/modules/ --------------------------
     python/2.7.9 python/3.4.2 python/3.5.1(default) 
  • Load default Python module.
     ~ $ module load python
  • Show Python and Python3 versions. Since only the Python 3.5.1 module was loaded, it was the only version that changed.
     ~ $ python --version
     Python 2.7.5
     ~ $
     ~ $ python3 --version
     Python 3.5.1 
  • Unload Python module.
     ~ $ module unload python
Pip and Virtualenv

Pip can also be used with python to install python packages. Virtualenv is available to isolate your packages.

As with Python, pip has different commands for different versions:

  • pip, pip2, and pip2.7 - to install OS maintained Python 2.7 pip packages, or a Python 2.7.x module if loaded.
  • pip3 - to install OS maintained Python 3.4 pip packages.
  • pip3.4 - to install OS maintained Python 3.4 pip packages, or a Python 3.4 version python module is loaded.
  • pip3.5 - to install Python 3.5 pip packages, if a Python 3.5.x module has been loaded.

Pip examples:

  • List current modules.
     ~ $ module list
     No Modulefiles Currently Loaded. 
  • Display pip3 and pip3.4 versions. With no Python modules loaded, they use the OS provided version.
     ~ $ pip3 --version
     pip 9.0.1 from /usr/lib/python3.4/site-packages (python 3.4)
     ~ $
     ~ $ pip3.4 --version
     pip 9.0.1 from /usr/lib/python3.4/site-packages (python 3.4) 
  • Load Python 3.4.2 specific module.
     ~ $ module load python/3.4.2
  • Display pip3 and pip3.4 versions. Now they show the version from the loaded Python 3.4.2 module.
     ~ $ pip3 --version
     pip 9.0.1 from /opt/software/python/python-3.4.2/lib/python3.4/site-packages (python 3.4)
     ~ $
     ~ $ pip3.4 --version
     pip 9.0.1 from /opt/software/python/python-3.4.2/lib/python3.4/site-packages (python 3.4)
  • Display the pip3.5 version. Since a Python 3.5 module is not loaded, the command fails.
     ~ $ pip3.5 --version
     -bash: pip3.5: command not found 
  • Unload Python 3.4.2
     ~ $ module unload python/3.4.2
  • Load the default python module, which currently is Python 3.5.1.
     ~ $ module load python
  • Display the pip3 and pip3.5 versions. Now they show the version from the loaded 3.5.1 Python module.
     ~ $ pip3 --version
     pip 9.0.1 from /opt/software/python/python-3.5.1/lib/python3.5/site-packages (python 3.5)
     ~ $
     ~ $ pip3.5 --version
     pip 9.0.1 from /opt/software/python/python-3.5.1/lib/python3.5/site-packages (python 3.5) 
  • Install a pip module into your userspace. Be sure to specify the version of Pip you want to use.
     ~ $ pip3.5 install --user <pip_module>
     Collecting <pip_module>
       Downloading <pip_module>.whl (43.1MB)
         100% |████████████████████████████████| 43.1MB 12kB/s 

For more information, please see the official web page for Environment Modules or Wikipedia article.

Author: James Cicak
Last update: 2018-08-21 10:24


Web » TerminalFour (T4)

What is TerminalFour?

Introduction

TerminalFour (T4) is a digital marketing & web content management platform for Higher Education.  The content management platform handles the university web sites and pages.  It is maintained by the Web Services and Information Technology departments.

Get Started

Contact Web Services to be granted permissions to edit your site.

Supported Features

Training Materials

To enroll to T4 Training course: https://fit.instructure.com/enroll/3LMYHA

After enrolling, you can go directly to the T4 Training course: https://fit.instructure.com/courses/513702

Author: Curtis Robinson
Last update: 2018-03-30 12:46


What is the Publish Schedule for TerminalFour (T4) web pages?

TerminalFour publishes web pages every 4 hours.  The publish times occur at 2:00 am, 6:00 am, 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm.

Author: Curtis Robinson
Last update: 2018-10-18 11:23