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Future Students

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Faculty & Staff

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Academic Technology

Technology in the Classroom

Hardware & Software Requests

Students’ Account Information

Guidelines & Policies

Information Technology & Innovation:

Information Technology Committee

TECHNOLOGY CLASSROOM

Westside Classroom Building 117A

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Technology Beyond the Classroom

WestConnduit

WestConnduit, WestConn's campus-wide portal, provides a more streamlined approach to retrieving information without having to authenticate multiple times into various campus systems. For example, WestConnduit is fully integrated with Banner Student Services allowing students automatic access to their class schedule, grades, unofficial transcript, Financial Aid information, plus much more. Students and faculty also have access to their BlackBoard courses without having to log into the BlackBoard course management system separately. In the future, the portal will even link directly to students' University e-mail accounts without separate authentication.

It gets even better, because institutions can personalize portal content to the role, interests, and needs of individual end users. Students, along with receiving campus-wide announcements, receive personalized targeted announcements based on their student role (ex: Psychology major). WestConnduit will also enable students to set up or join groups based on special interest (Debate Society, Chemistry club, etc.). The Group Studio allows group leaders and members to post information and partake in discussions specific to the group.

WestConnduit enables the University3 to communicate more effectively with students, faculty, and staff. It is an integral part of the University’s plan to consolidate information and create a more unified digital campus.

Banner

Banner is WestConn's enterprise resource planning system (ERP) which integrates and assists in managing administrative functions such as Human Resources, Finance, Alumni, Admissions, Registration, and Financial Aid. The Banner Self Service Web products let faculty and students obtain information and perform various functions from any computer with Internet access.

Some of the features that Banner offers students are as follows:

  • Pay your bills with credit card
  • Conduct degree audits
  • Retrieve information about your academic standing,
  • Verify/print your course schedule,
  • Check your grades as they are being processed,
  • Confirm your address, degree, major, and advisor on file with the registrar,
  • View/print your academic history (unofficial transcript),
  • Check your Financial Aid information, account summary, and academic status, and
  • Register for/Add/Drop courses

BlackBoard learn

BlackBoard is a course management system that enables efficient delivery of online education. With a complete set of easy-to-use teaching and learning tools for course development, course delivery, and course management, BlackBoard provides the best system for student learning and an efficient solution for faculty of all experience levels.

BlackBoard offers faculty a flexible, integrated environment where they can use the latest technology to foster inquiry, encourage discourse, and inspire collaboration--all online--allowing them to integrate flexible pedagogical tools within the existing classroom infrastructure.

Not only is BlackBoard a great tool for delivering content and materials to students, but it also provides faculty with tools to easily manage their students and their students' work, including assignments, grades, quizzes, and discussions.

ResNet

ResNet is Western Connecticut State University's residence hall network. It allows full-time students living on campus to access the University's network and the Internet directly from their residence hall room on campus.

Student are not charged any extra fees to access ResNet. All ResNet users must follow all policies and guidelines that govern ResNet and overall University computer usage.

Copies of these policies can be found here.

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