Email and IT
MyCIT Email and Google Docs
Each student gets an email account with a capacity of over 7GB. Students are advised to use this as their primary email account to work with the college, as very important information will be sent via this service.
MyCIT.ie is your one-stop portal for accessing most CIT IT services. From this site you can now access several existing services within CIT, such as: exam timetables and results; course timetables; Blackboard; student email; IT support; CITSU website; CIT website; and CIT calendar.
Each student also gets a Google Docs account with a capacity of 10GB. This allows students to store documents online in a secure, virus-free environment.
Account details and passwords for your MyCIT accounts will be provided to you at the beginning of the year. Please activate and login to your account as soon as you receive this. At a very minimum, the SU recommends that you setup your MyCIT account to redirect all emails to your primary email address should you not actively use it.
If you forget your password throughout the year, please click the “Can't access your account?” link located under the login box and follow the instructions provided.
Network Login Accounts
Each student receives a network account in CIT. Your initial account password will be your Banner PIN, but you will be asked to change this on first login. Your account will be in the format:
Login name: Student number
Password: Banner PIN
If you have problems with your account login, please contact the IT Service Desk or call into Open Access in the Library building. Network accounts can be reset on presentation of your student card in Open Access.
Each student will also receive a home drive on a CIT fileserver. This home drive (or H-Drive) will give each student 100MB of backed-up storage space on college systems. Once logged in, students can access this storage by clicking on their H Drive.
Students should avoid the use of USB keys for storing critical information as the unreliability of these keys can lead to data loss.
CIT Print Station and Card Top-Up
The SmartCard is a new introduction to student life in CIT. It is your primary form of campus identification and all students and staff members are required and expected to have a card at all times. You can obtain your card from the Card Services Office.
The SmartCard acts as an electronic purse, which you can top up via Laser or credit card. Your card will provide you with access to the following:
- Campus copiers
- Campus print services
- Entry to the Library and book checkout
- Entry to laboratories (dependant on course requirements)
- Food service and shop purchases
- Campus vending machines
- Campus car parking facilities
To find out more about topping up your SmartCard, please visit http://its.cit.ie
Wireless Internet Service in CIT
CIT’s wireless services can currently be accessed in the Canteen/Atrium, Library, Nexus Building and Open Access. More details on CIT Wireless are available at http://its.cit.ie