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Academic Technology Launchpad: Technology Resources

Quick Guide to computer and academic technology resources for students.

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As a student, you'll be using many of our college technology resources and systems. Here's a quick overview and some tips for getting started:

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Your Student Network/Computer Account gives you access to many important resources including Blackboard, myMadisonCollege, your Home Directory (H drive), student email, campus computers, and access to the library databases from off-campus.

Keep your username and password secure. Do not share this information.

Remember to log out of any applications and log off computers, especially when using a campus or public shared computer.

Student email

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Your student email account keeps you connected with important information from your instructors, your classes, and the college. 


college logoMyMadisonCollege - access your Student Center, register for classes, view your schedule, get unofficial transcripts, pay your tuition, and more. 

Get Help! Student Computer Help

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Computer lab assistants and library staff are available to help with your technology and computer related questions.

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If you email or leave a phone message after hours, we will return your call or email as soon as possible during library open hours


blackboard logoOnline courses, hybrid courses, and many face-to-face courses use Blackboard, our online course management system.

Mobile and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

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Get Connected: Bring Your Own Device (laptop, mobile phone, ipad,...) on-campus or access our resources off-campus using your mobile device.  

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Save and Backup

flash drivesBe sure to save your work early and often, and backup your files. We recommend saving to your network drive, also called your H drive or Home Directory, using a USB drive, and sending/saving a copy to your college email account.

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Note: Do Not save to the hard drive or desktop of a campus computer. Your work will not be saved.

Print Smart

print smart logoPrint Smart software app helps encourage students to think before you print. Students receive 150 total free B&W prints per semester as a courtesy of the College  = 100 B&W prints or 10 color prints, plus a bonus 50 problem B&W prints or 5 color prints (printer jams, selection errors, or any other unintended printing)

Note: Your semester's starting balance will display as $7.50, or the equivalent of your free print allotment.