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New and Changing: Updates from AIT

Posted July 28, 2021 by Academic and Institutional Technology
Tags: Department News

Classroom Computer Logins Are Changing

Effective Date: August 1, 2021

Over the summer AIT is making improvements to the way that faculty, staff, and students will log into classroom computers.  Going forward, you will log in with your NetID and password which will provide you with the best options and most flexibility. 

Key Benefits and Features

  • You will be able to take full advantage of the many Single-Sign-On options Wheaton has for apps like Office 365, Box, Schoology, and ThunderApps.
  • The restrictions on right-clicking, volume control, and forced incognito browsing all go away.
  • You can set up your content on the desktop with the expectation it will be there the next time.
  • You won’t have to deal with other people’s browsing histories when you go to websites like YouTube.

Impact on College Community

In the past, the classroom computers were simply open and waiting for whoever entered the room.  You’ll now want to allow an extra minute to get logged in and situated on the classroom computer when you arrive.  Many of the apps you use work much better and more securely if you log in with your NetID and we believe this change will provide you with greater flexibility and increased security.

Detailed information on how this will work can be found on the Wheaton Answers site for Classroom Logins.

The classroom computers are being updated now and will be ready for classes by mid-August.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).