campus technology - Amarillo College

CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY
Need help getting connected? Let us know. We’re here
to help you with any technology problem or question
you have while you are a student here. We can help
you connect to our wireless environment, assist if your
computer is malfunctioning, or has a virus.
Our hours vary throughout the year, but during Fall and
Spring semesters we are typically open 7 am to 7 pm,
Monday through Thursday, and 7 am through 5 pm on
Fridays.
TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION CENTER
TIC CONTACT (Washington Street Campus)
• Phone: (806) 371-5100
• Email: helpdesk@actx.edu
• Visit us at Russell Hall, room 121
TIC CONTACT (West Campus)
• Phone: (806) 354-6001
• Email: helpdesk@actx.edu
• Visit us at Building A, room 102
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ONLINE RESOURCES
ACNetID (USER NAME) AND PASSWORD
Your ACNetID is the username you use to log on to
all Amarillo College online resources. It will stay the
same so long as you are affiliated with the College. Your ACNetID is composed of the first letter of your
first name (in lower-case) and the seven digits of your
unique student ID number.
To establish a password for use with your ACNetID,
go to myAccount login page (https://myaccount.
actx.edu) and enter your ACNetID and this temporary
default password: PassMMDD (where MM is two digits
for the month you were born and DD is two digits for the
day you were born). Follow all directions from there to
establish your account. Keep in mind that ACNetID and
passwords are case sensitive.
Note: AC Google Apps Email, the student email
service, is hosted by Google and maintains passwords
on a separate system. Your ACNetID password will be
established as you follow the steps after the first log
on to myAccount. Your password for AC Google Apps
Email may be different than your password for other
online resources, depending on what you put in. Also
remember that even if you change your email address
you will always log on with your ACNetID for all College
resources.
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Login pages for all your online resource are available
from the Amarillo College main page. Just go to www.
actx.edu and click on myACcount on the left-hand side.
myACcount
The myACcount system is where you go to
setup and maintain your technology accounts
(e.g. change passwords, change information about
you in Amarillo College records, create or change an
email alias, etc. To log on to myACcount, go to https://
myaccount.actx.edu (or click on myACcount link from
the main Amarillo College main page) and log on with
your ACNetID and password.
WebAdvisor
This web site allows you to view your grades, class
schedules and financial information and even to
make payments or authorize others to view your
financial information. To access Web Advisor log on
with your ACNetID and password.
This system allows you to monitor how Amarillo
College may contact you in the case of emergencies
and school closures. All students are automatically
entered into the AC Alert system. However you
may desire to change some of the information
such as requesting text notifications, change email
addresses, and add/remove telephone numbers
and email addresses, or exempt yourself from any
notifications. Check out AC Alerts at http://www.
actx.edu/acalert or select the AC Alerts link from
your myAccount main page.
AC ONLINE
AC Online is what we call access to Amarillo
College’s online learning management system
(LMS) Angel. Instructors use Angel to distribute
information to students, accept assignments
online and even give tests and evaluations online.
To access AC Online (Angel) go to https://actx.
angellearning.com (or select the AC Alerts link from
your myAccount main page) and log on with your
ACNetID and password.
GOOGLE APPS
Amarillo College provides students with an easy-touse set of communication and collaboration tools
from Google known as Google Apps.
• Gmail
• Calendar
• Docs
• Sites
• Talk
• Video
Amarillo College Student Planner 2011-2012
GMAIL
Gmail is the leading application for providing email
services, and this email account is for life. Most
campus constituents recognize that email is
the official mode of communication with our students
and your ACNetID@amarillocollege.com email
address is your unique and official AC email address. You have a generous storage quota of over 7GB;
which means you may never have to delete email
during your time at Amarillo College. Google Apps is
accessible 24x7 via the web.
EMAIL ALIAS
Your default email address is your ACNetID@
amarillocollege.com and will remain so while you are
affiliated with Amarillo College. However, you may
create an email alias, a second email address that
delivers mail to the same inbox, via the myAccount
system.
EQUIPMENT CHECKOUT
The Technology Information Center checks out
equipment to students. Available equipment includes
Mac and PC laptops, projectors, digital voice recorders,
cameras, various cables and adapters and more.
Students can check out equipment for up to 24 hours.
To ensure the equipment you need will be available, call
the TIC to make a reservation.
INTERNET, CABLE TV, ATMS AND
PUBLIC TELEPHONES
Internet access is available College-wide on all
campuses. Cable TV is available in the College Union
Building 1st floor dining room and in the Fireplace
Lounge 2nd floor of the College Union Building on the
Washington Street Campus; Building B, room 101
on West Campus, and in the fitness centers on East
Campus and Carter Hall on the Washington Street
Campus. ATMs are available on the Washington Street
Campus College Union Building entry way, Building
D South Entrance on West Campus, and Center of
the Student Activity Center on East Campus. Public
telephones are generally are not available throughout
the College. Students are encouraged to use their own
personal cell and smart phones.
WIRELESS INTERNET
Amarillo College provides high-speed wireless network
for students, faculty and staff. You must have at least
Mac OS 10.3 on a Mac, or at least Windows XP Service
Pack 3, and a card or built-in wireless compatible with
802.11 a/b/g/n to connect to wireless. Many portable
devices (e.g. iPhones, Droids, etc.) can also connect to
wireless, although this is not guaranteed.
Amarillo College’s wireless for employees and
students is a secure WPA2 Enterprise network. Your
ACNetID and password are used to connect to SSID:
AC-Wireless. For guests, Amarillo College offers an
unsecure and open wireless network SSID: AC-GUEST.
For step-by-step, operating specific instructions for
connecting to Amarillo College’s wireless, visit the Help
Documentation page (www.actx.edu/its) then look in
the Wireless Access section. Or, bring your computer
to the Technology Information Center and we would be
happy to help you set it up.
myACcount: everything you need in one place
Access your account at: https://myaccount.actx.edu
WEB ADVISOR
This web site allows you to view your grades, class
schedules and financial information and even to make
payments or authorize others to view your financial
information.
AC ALERT
This system allows you to monitor how Amarillo College may
contact you in the case of emergencies and school closures.
AC ONLINE
AC Online is what we call access to Amarillo College’s online
learning management system
GOOGLE APPS
Amarillo College provides students with an easy-to-use
set of communication and collaboration tools from Google
known as Google Apps.
Gmail • Sites • Calendar • Talk • Docs • Video
Amarillo College Student Planner 2011-2012
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