Resources Available Off-Campus for Students

About to buy a new computer for classes?

Please review the CSCU Recommended technology page before you buy.

The following services are available for all students to use off-campus.

Many services require your NetID to access.

myCommNet

my.commnet.edu

The CSCU portal for all resources related to

  • Grades
  • Advising
  • Online Registration
  • Course Schedules
  • Blackboard (course assignments and data)
  • Symplicity
  • myCommNet Alert
  • Banner Self Service

Microsoft Office 365 (Email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, OneDrive)

portal.office.com

The Microsoft services portal for direct access to online versions of Outlook (email), Teams (collaboration, chat, meetings with other NetID accounts),

  • OneDrive
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • and other applications

This location also includes the ability to download and install Office 365 for desktop and tablet versions of some of these applications for Windows, Apple, and Android. For training instructions on using MS Office 365 applications, please see the Microsoft Training Center.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams

Teams is a collaborative communications service available to all CSCU members, students, staff, and faculty. It is available as a browser-only online website or as an installable desktop client for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices.

Have a question on how Teams can help you collaborate with your department, classroom, or peers? Visit the CSCU IT support site.

CSCU IT Online Helpdesk (24/7)

CSCU IT Online Helpdesk

Online Helpdesk with 24/7 Phone and Chat support. Knowledge base articles for frequently asked questions. This should be your go-to for online IT assistance.

CSCU Support Center

supportcenter.ct.edu

The CSCU Support Center site contains documents, procedures, tutorials, and detailed information for services provided by IT. This does not include live help, please use the CSCU IT Online Helpdesk for immediate assistance.

 

Available Software for Student Use – Free Installations

Windows 10 Education – Free for student use via our discount software portal. (Requires verification of your student email address.) See full catalog of discounted software.

Office 365 – Every active student can install a copy of Microsoft Office 365 suite which includes

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Teams – Collaboration service with chat, discussion board, shared file storage, audio + video chat, and more.
  • OneDrive – 1TB of personal file storage, fully integrated into all other office365 products.
  • and more!

Every NetID is granted up to five (5) installs on any personal computer. Requires your NetID.

Adobe Creative Cloud – Adobe has granted us temporary licensing for all students and faculty to download and install Adobe Creative Cloud and use the software through May 31, 2020. Requires your NetID.

AutoDesk – AutoDesk (AutoCAD, Revit, etc) software is already available for free educational use by students. You will need to create a free personal AutoDesk Account to download and install the software. Does NOT use your NetID.