Great news! College faculty and staff can purchase many computer peripherals directly through Oracle Finance purchasing system.
Purchasing with this new system gives you the ability to price,
budget, order, and directly receive items. In addition, you will be
able to track shipping and confirm charges are correct. We are here to
guide, and recommend items you might be looking for; feel free to give
us a call or email the ITS Helpdesk. The Middlebury College Bookstore also has many accessory items in stock and can direct you to what will work for your setup.
PURCHASE THROUGH ITS
Although you can purchase your own office peripherals, cables, and such, please remember you must work with ITS on purchases of computers, tablets, specialty monitors, and printers, as well as projectors, network switches, software, and TVs. This will ensure you receive educational discounts, proper licensing, and appropriate warranties on college-supported equipment. College funded computer purchases must be coordinated with Information Technology Services (ITS) prior to ordering, so ITS may review the specifications to ensure the equipment is compatible with the Middlebury College environment plus confirm in-house support is available. For example, there are items ITS does not support, like departmentally purchased printers, or non-standard model computers.
PURCHASE ON YOUR OWN
We have put together a list of common accessories our campus customers have requested and we have tested. Because items come and go in availability, and pricing changes, this list may go out of date. Like I said, feel free to check in with the Middlebury College Bookstore or with us at the ITS Helpdesk, we are here to help.
Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 is being replaced with version 2019 in the computer labs this June of 2019. New integration with the Adobe Cloud in CC 2019 may eventually bring exciting developments, allowing cloud storage of documents and settings, as well as access to some applications that rely on the cloud to run. Syncing to the cloud is not currently enabled in the computer labs.
What this means to you: when opening an Adobe Creative Cloud application on a lab computer, you will be prompted to log into Adobe. Faculty, staff, and students of Middlebury’s degree programs may use their Middlebury account credentials. If/when prompted, choose the option to sign in with an “Enterprise ID.” You may also opt to use a personal Adobe ID for this purpose, if you prefer. They are free and easy to set up.
Do you print at the College libraries? At any of our public computing labs? If so, on your next visit, expect a streamlined list of printer choices offering expanded locations where you can go to release your print job(s). It’s easier and more flexible!
Look for two new print queues — Library_Printers and Non_Library_Printers — that are now available for use. (FollowMeBW will be retired.)
Directing your print job to Library_Printers means you can head to any of six black and white printers in the Davis Family Library or in Armstrong Library at BiHall.
Petar Mitrevski has added a cool feature to our current website that shows you which computers in public spaces are available. You can find it at go/findapc (this go link was suggested by one of the awesome Helpdesk Student Consultants; get it? Go find a PC), or here: http://go.middlebury.edu/findapc