News and Announcements from ITS

9/20/13:  Web Access to Student Network Space

Students, 

IT Services is pleased to announce web browser access to your “H Drive” network storage (Lyco Cloud) from computers, tablets, and smartphones.  For an identical experience accessing the network from your personal computer on campus, we recommend mapping directly to your Mac or PC using the following instructions from the IT Services web site:

However, for the flexibility of using a web browser from nearly any device with no configuration, the new service is the answer.  Lycoming network files are backed up constantly.  They also remain private, as opposed to services like Google Drive or Dropbox.

  • Enter https://connect.lycoming.edu in the browser of your computing device.
  • Select your appropriate group, enter your username and password, then select “Home Directory” on the resulting window.
  • Files can be downloaded by simply clicking them and saving.
  • Files can be uploaded by selecting the folder icon with the right directional green arrow, and choosing a file.
  • One caveat is that you must use Firefox on Android devices, but testing has shown other common browsers to work fine on Windows 7/8 and Apple products.

9/4/13:  Web Access to F Drive (Lyco Cloud) for Faculty/Staff

IT Services is pleased to announce web browser access to your “F Drive” network storage (Lyco Cloud) from computers, tablets, and smartphones.  For an identical experience accessing the network from off campus, we recommend continuing to use the Cisco VPN client.  However, for the flexibility of using a web browser from nearly any device with no configuration, this new service is the answer.  Lycoming network files are backed up constantly.  They also remain private, as opposed to services like Google Drive or Dropbox.

Enter “https://connect.lycoming.edu” in the browser of your computing device.

  • Select your appropriate group, enter your username and password, then select “Home Directory” on the resulting window.
  • Files can be downloaded by simply clicking them and saving.
  • Files can be uploaded by selecting the folder icon with the right directional green arrow, and choosing a file.
  • One caveat is that you must use Firefox on Android devices, but testing has shown other common browsers to work fine on Windows 7/8 and Apple products.

Students will also be offered this service.

9/4/13:  Student Printing to Follow You Queues

Beginning in early August all college-owned Windows PCs gained the ability to print to the Follow-You queues. 

These printers will install upon login and will not affect your existing printer setup.  To utilize the Follow-You queue, simply print to one of the queues (lycobw for black and white print jobs, lycocolor for color print jobs) and then pick up your printouts within the next twelve (12) hours at any Equitrac-enabled printer.  Public Equitrac printers can currently be found in any lab, the first floor of the Library, Pennington Lounge and Jack’s Corner.  Additional Equitrac-enabled printers can also be found in select offices around campus.  To release your print job(s), simply swipe your ID card against the Equitrac box and press the Print button.

In addition, all lab printers will require you to use your ID card to release print jobs.  This will make it more convenient to print and pick up secure documents.  Another benefit is the reduction in costs for paper, toner and printer maintenance.

8/15/13:  Use of Outlook Calendar for Administrative Staff

The Lycoming College Senior Staff have committed to the use of the Outlook Calendar for scheduling appointments among administrative staff.  This should greatly improve the efficiency of coordinating meetings using tools such as the “Scheduling Assistant” to find common openings and enhance calendar access from smartphones.

For individual assistance in using the Calendar and its special features, contact the IT Help Desk at x4150.