The Cal Maritime community is encouraged to take full advantage of the growing technology on campus. Secure wireless access and web-based portal technologies have been recently added. While at sea, students can also send and receive email and attachments via a state-of-the-art C-band satellite communications system onboard the TSGB using their university-assigned email accounts. The Residence Hall Network provides residential students with unlimited Internet and email access from their residence hall rooms.
The IT Support, located on the first floor of the Classroom Building, is open during normal business hours and distributes antivirus software (free of charge) and campus ID cards (often referred to as a Port Pass). IT Support also creates and supports student, faculty and staff Windows accounts consisting of a username and password. These network credentials are used to logon to university-owned computers and also grant access to the campus portal and other network services including personal network folders. IT Support does not provide service for personally-owned computers. IT Support staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-654-1048.
Students can check their grades, account status, course schedules, campus events or connect with friends via the campus portal (www.csum.edu) by clicking the "Sign In" link at the top of the home page. After logging in, the portal’s landing page provides quick access to email, administrative systems (PeopleSoft), the learning management system (Moodle), IT Support tickets, campus calendar of events (R25), the VPN, Turnitin, the spam filter, and more without having to logging in again.
There are three Windows-based computer labs available to students. The C-Lab, located in Classroom Building Room 105, is available 24x7 via a campus ID card. The NE and CETL labs are located in Laboratory Building 101 and 114 respectively and accessible when the building is open. In addition to software packages used in direct support of courses, the NE Lab and C-Lab contain advanced mechanical design software packages. Because classes may also be scheduled in these labs, students should refer to Cal Maritime’s online calendar of events or posted notices to determine availability for general coursework.