Popular Services and Resources for Students
Below you will find some of the most commonly used technology resources that are available to students at Illinois Tech. For a printable guide to technology resources, download the Student Tech Guide or the Residence Hall Tech Guide. You can also download the Introduction to Campus Technologypresentation from SOAR (Orientation).
Blackboard is an electronic course management system that enables interaction between students and faculty. Blackboard incorporates document sharing, discussion boards, email, an online grade book, assignment drop boxes, chat rooms, small group areas, online quizzes, and more. To log in, use the link at the top of myIIT.
The Office of Technology Services works with the academic programs to establish recommended computer specifications for Illinois Tech's students. These specifications are minimum requirements. We recommend you check with your academic program on any specific requirements needed,
Illinois Tech students receive special pricing from Dell and Apple.
These sites are for members of the Illinois Tech community only and may only be accessed through the university domain.
Computers labs are located throughout Main Campus.
All students are provided a free Illinois Tech email account. Accounts can be accessed via myIIT or directly via mail.google.com. Your email address is <yourMyIITLogin>@hawk.iit.edu
Your free student email account includes a web interface for mail, contacts, calendar, and the other Google Apps for higher education, including Google Drive.
MyIIT is your gateway to many web-based services at Illinois Tech. This is where you will register for classes, check your grades, view your tuition account, request transcripts, refill your printing account, and much more. For more information about myIIT, click here.
Most computer systems at Illinois Tech use your myIIT username and password. Students receive their myIIT login information via email from the Office of Admissions or in person at student orientation. If you have forgotten your myIIT password, please use the Forget Password link, which is located immediately below the login button. Once you answer your secret questions, your password will be reset. You can also reset your password by calling or vising the Support Desk which is located on the upper level of the Galvin Library.
The PaperCut system allows Illinois Tech students to print from computers in university computer labs as well as from personal devices. All students receive a set amount of free print credits each semester. When you have exhausted your allotted printing credit, you can add funds for printing via TechCash. To add funds to you TechCash account, please visit https://get.cbord.com/iit/. Members of the Illinois Tech community can send a print job from their personal device (PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone) to any printer. Please see the the IIT Mobile Printing section here for more information on this service.
Residence Hall Technology
The State Street Village residence hall rooms are equipped with both high speed (100Mbps full-duplex) wired internet connections and wireless internet access.
The McCormick Student Village residence hall rooms are equipped with both wired internet connections (10Mbps half-duplex) and wireless internet access.
Carman Hall and Gunsaulus Hall residence hall rooms are equipped with wireless internet access only.
For more information about technology offered in the residence halls, visit the Department of Residence and Greek Life.
The Support Desk is your resource for technical assistance. The Support Desk provides free assistance via phone, email and Web for current Illinois Tech students. Students can also visit the Support Desk at the Galvin Library for free walk-in technical support. The Support Desk staff will work with all Illinois Tech wireless networks, telephones, email accounts and software, and can troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software related issues with Mac and PC operating systems.
Wireless Internet Access
Wireless network access is available on all Illinois Tech campuses. There are wireless access points installed in all university buildings, and wireless is accessible from most university classrooms and labs. Illinois Tech students can connect to the wireless network with any wireless device using their myIIT username and password. Just follow the setup instructions. If you experience difficulty connecting, please contact the Support Desk for assistance.