Office of Information Technology (OIT)


OIT The Office of Information Technology offers computing and communications services to the College community and reports to the Chief Information Office. OIT provides Medgar Evers College with a reliable, secure information technology infrastructure and technical support that enables and encourages the effective use of information technology. Contact OIT via the IT Help Desk at (718) – 270 – 6262, helpdesk.mec.cuny.edu, or helpit@mec.cuny.edu.

Connectivity:

Medgar Evers College’s (MEC) campus network that links the computers and provides internet through the networking connection between all computers and buildings. A secure wireless network is available to MEC students and employees.

Online Resources

Medgar Evers College is committed to providing convenient and secure web applications to the College community. Campus directory services, administrative systems, email, and instructional and research tools are available to all Medgar Evers College students and employees.

Computing Access

Every currently enrolled student has a username and password which provides them access to CUNY First, Email, OIT computing stations, Pharos Printing, restricted online class materials, and other student computing resources.

Computing labs and stations across campus are available for use by students and employees. OIT Computing labs have general purpose software for database, spreadsheet, word processing, web processing, email, and some course-specific software. Computer labs are monitored and students, faculty, and staff using the space can be asked to present their MEC User ID.

OIT maintains several public computing labs with the following hours:

Bedford Building Computing Labs :

  • Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

  • Saturday 8 a.m. – 10. p.m.

  • Sunday   11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Carroll Street Technology Lounge:

  • Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library:

  • Computer spaces follow library hours.

Reserved Computing Labs

Academic Building 1: Contains 2 labs C05 and C07. Other labs include the Department of Mathematics - Lab C12 and the

Department of Physical, Environmental and Chemistry Lab C09. For usage and schedules check with individual departments.

The IT Help Desk

This is the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for IT services. It provides services to students, faculty, and staff. Our goal is to provide improved customer service and better communications between

our users and IT staff. The IT Help Desk handles service requests related to classroom technology, E-mail, CUNY Portal, CUNYfirst, Printing, and Wi-Fi accounts, desktop support, etc.

How to contact the Help Desk:

  • The Help Desk’s main location is Bedford 2022.

  • Telephone: (718) – 270 – 6262

  • Helpdesk.mec.cuny.edu

Student Technology Lounge

A state of the art modern collaborative student space which provides access to PCs, printing services, power outlets and Wi-Fi to use with your own personal device. Funded through Student Technology Fee

Classroom Support Services (CRSS)

Classroom support team offers support to faculty with fixed or mobile technology in the classrooms. The mission is to be classroom ready by ensuring that equipment are functional and connectivity is consistent. Documentation related to accessing the technology is available in all classrooms in the form of simple and easy to follow instructions. Most classrooms are equipped with state of the art technology ranging from Epson’s latest BrightLink 595wi Interactive Projectors, and Crestron systems to Mobile Smart Carts. All classrooms provide cabled and/or Wi-Fi) internet access, HDMI audio/video, Touch Screen, PC and MAC platforms to the Medgar Evers College community. We support the classroom environment on a daily, weekly, or semester basis, as per request.

Service Locations:

  • Bedford (B Building)

  • Student Services (S Building)

  • School of Science, Health, Technology (AB1 Building)

  • Carroll (C Building)

Carroll Portables Equipment Available:

  • Crestron Systems

Interactive BrightLink 485wi, 585,wi and 595wi Interactive Projectors

  • AV Rovers

  • Smart Carts

  • Overhead Projectors

Speakers and Microphones (per request) Hours of Operation -

Monday-Friday: 8am to 9pm

Saturday: 8am to 3pm

Sunday: Closed

Smart Classrooms

Smart classrooms are located in the Bedford Building, Academic

Building 1, and The School of Business – S Building. The Department of Instructional Media Services of the Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library provides roving media carts to all other campus locations including Carroll Street. Distance learning theatres are available in Academic Building 1 and the Bedford building.

Wireless Access

Wireless access is available in all Medgar Evers locations. Students, faculty and staff can log in using their Medgar Evers ID to access campus email and college web applications. Campus guests may use the wireless facilities to access the internet.

Copy and Print Services

Copy and Print services are available to students in the Library and in Computing Lab facilities. Copy services are available for 10 cents per page. For print services, students are granted a 300 page print allowance per semester.

Computers for Public Use

The Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library provides guest pc access to community members upon registration and access to all CUNY students upon presentation of a CUNY ID.

Laptop Loans

The Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library has a technology loaner program to assist students who need access to mobile devices for short-term use.

Student Email

By logging in to the Medgar Evers College student email system, Office 365, you will receive information regarding registration, financial aid, billing, deadlines, college announcements and other important information.

CUNY Portal

The CUNY portal is the doorway to CUNYfirst services and information: college websites, information about applying to CUNY, registering for classes, check the status of your financial aid applications, events, and campus information. It is also where you to pre-register, register, drop a course, view financial aid information, pay your bills, review grades, and more.

The CUNY portal makes it easier and faster to use these services: In addition, with CUNY portal account you can access

Blackboard: where you can read posted course materials on the web, take part in threaded discussions, and use other collaborative course management tools.

  • eSIMs: EduTrac: (also known as DegreeWorks) is the computerized degree audit program to track your progress toward graduation, as well as an academic advising tool.

  • eJournals: source of electronic databases.

  • ePermit : where you can apply to take courses at other CUNY colleges.

  • CUNYAlert: sign up to receive emergency alerts and notices of weather closings.

  • eMall: where you can shop for discounts on electronics, and download software for student use. To access CUNY portal, go to http://www.cuny.edu.