Internet Information

All Internet services can be reached graphically from any of the labs and directly from all residence halls on campus using ResNet. Faculty, staff, and commuter students who have an account with a commercial Internet provider in their home area can access services graphically through the Internet as well.

Any questions concerning on-line services should be directed to the System Administrator at (570) 321-4160, IT Services' Help Desk at (570) 321-4150, or e-mail at help@lycoming.edu.

Accounts

During orientation, freshman students receive their login ids as well as training in the use of Outlook. Upperclassmen who do not have an account may obtain one by signing up in the IT Services and taking a training workshop. Additional classes in advanced features are scheduled throughout the year. Faculty and staff are given accounts at the time of their hiring. One-on-one training is available when planned workshops do not fit their schedules.

Electronic Information Access Services

Through the information access initiatives of the IT Services, electronic information services are available to all members of Lycoming College. The Internet connects computers around the world, enabling faculty, staff and students to access a vast collection of on-line resources. Internet resources include information such as library catalogs, research databases, electronic journals, and discussion groups on research issues.  Lycoming College's computer users can access this information from their homes and residence halls or from offices and computer labs directly.

Computer and communications technology is rapidly evolving. Our staff are continually developing and enhancing system tools to make access as easy as possible.

Electronic Mail

Electronic mail (e-mail) is information that you send electronically from one computer user to another. Once you learn the basics of the Outlook (a windows based mail/scheduler), you will find that e-mail is an easy and fun way to communicate with friends and colleagues at Lycoming and around the world.

Electronic Information on the World Wide Web

Information can be found on the World Wide Web (WWW). WWW servers provide a network of information delivered in 'hypertext' and 'hypermedia'. At this time, Internet Explorer 9 is available for Lycoming's users.

All faculty and administrative departments have homepages. After attending training, all students, faculty, and staff can create their own homepages that are subject to review in accordance to the college computer policy. Examples of homepages that can be reached via the Lycoming College homepage include the library catalog, personnel and student directories, and class information.

Electronic Newsgroup

Electronic news is an interactive electronic bulletin board that displays thousands of newsgroups. These newsgroups contain articles on almost any topic that you can imagine. Because of their interactive nature, the newsgroups are an ideal way to discuss various topics of interest with people around the world. You can read articles, post your own ideas, and reply publicly or privately. In many newsgroups, instructions for procedures and lists of frequently asked questions (FAQs) are posted for new users.Lycoming College recommends using groups.google.com to access newsgroups.

File Transfer Protocol (ftp)

Anonymous FTP sites can be reached using LAN Workplace Pro. It is used to retrieve files from public archives that are scattered throughout the Internet. It is used to move files from lab, ResNet, or office computers to update homepages on the Web server.

Listserv Information

Listservs are used to send e-mail to a group of subscribed users with like interests. We are using the Majordomo version of listserv.

Faculty or administrative departments may request private groups for classroom or professional use.

IntraNet Information

Lycoming College utilizes an Intranet for its staff/faculty that requires the employee to sign the "Technology Access, Use and Policies" form. Current information available are forms from Academic Dean, Registrar, Treasurer and Snowden Library among others, Calendars, Faculty and Administrative Handbooks, Budget report access etc.