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Student Technology Perks

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Students pay a flat fee per semester, which covers student technology services and provides all students equal access to a wide variety of tools at significant savings negotiated by the University. Individual software/cloud service licenses alone have a retail value of more than $2,500.

Technology Perks at Pitt include, but are not limited to:

  • Technology Help Desk – Get tech support anytime—including holidays—via phone, email, chat, or an online form
  • Adobe Creative Cloud – Access the latest Windows and Mac versions of Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop software for illustrations, graphics, videos, mobile and web design, and photography projects
  • Antivirus Protection – Help protect your computer and PittNet against harmful software
  • Cloud Storage – Online storage for individual files as large as 15GB through Microsoft OneDrive
  • Drop-In Support – In-person support with software installation and virus removal
  • Electronic Research Notebook (LabArchives Classroom Edition) – A secure online location to store, manage, and share lab data; store documents, text, images, spreadsheets, PDFs, sample collections, or any other type of data
  • Email for Life – Free email account and personal calendar, with an email address that students can keep for life
  • Emergency Notification System (ENS) and the Rave Guardian App – Providing critical information using voice, text, and email channels
  • GitHub – Web-based collaboration platform for software development 
  • Learning Management System (Canvas) – Communicate with instructors and classmates, get assignments, see due dates and grades, and keep on top of your coursework using Canvas
  • Lecture Capture (Panopto) – View recorded lectures on almost any device; search and annotate recordings to help enhance the learning experience
  • Microsoft Certification – Kickstart your technology career by demonstrating your data, AI, security, and cloud technology skills
  • Microsoft 365 – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, and many additional apps; work online or download a copy
  • On-Demand Training (LinkedIn Learning) – More than 16,000 online courses on business, technology, and creative skills
  • Online Survey System (Qualtrics) – Create surveys, collect and store data securely, analyze responses, and present results using professional-quality graphs
  • Password Manager (LastPass) – Easily create, store, and access strong passwords
  • Pitt App Center – One stop for University-related Android and iOS apps
  • Pitt Print/MobilePrint Stations – Print to more than 70 print stations across campus
  • PittNet Wi-Fi – Internet access in all academic and administrative buildings
  • Residence Hall Wi-Fi (MyResNet) – Access for web browsing, video/music streaming, and online gaming at speeds up to 80 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload per device—on up to ten devices at a time
  • Software Download Service – Access nearly 70 software titles for engineering, mathematics, statistics, and more 
  • Student Computing Labs – Access to multiple locations across the Pittsburgh campus equipped with Mac and PC workstations, printers, scanners, and over 150 applications
  • Student Information System (PeopleSoft and HighPoint CX) - Search and securely register for classes, check your grades, and view your class schedules
  • Top Hat – Powerful class polling and lecture engagement tool
  • Virtual Student Computing Lab – Access the software available through the Student Computing Labs virtually from any device in any location
  • Zoom Videoconferencing – Obtain a professional Zoom account at no cost to you for participating in or hosting video meetings