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Student Technology Perks

All The Technology

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:

  • 24/7 IT 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—including new Adobe Stock images—for illustrations, graphics, videos, mobile and web design, and photography projects
  • Anti-Malware Protection (Malwarebytes) – help protect your computer and PittNet against harmful software
  • Cloud Storage – online storage for individual files as large as 15GB through Microsoft OneDrive
  • Drop-Off 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
  • 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 Office 365 – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, and many additional apps; work online or download a copy. 
  • On-Demand Training (LinkedIn Learning) – more than 13,000 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—and students can use for life
  • Pitt Print/MobilePrint Stations – print from 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 60 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload per device—on up to seven devices at a time
  • Software Download Service – access nearly 70 software titles for engineering, mathematics, statistics, and more 
  • Student Computing Labs – Access to eight locations on the Pittsburgh campus equipped with Mac and PC workstations, printers, scanners, DVD-RW drives, headphones, and over 150 applications
  • Student Information System (PeopleSoft and Pitt PS Mobile) - Search and securely register for classes, check your grades, and view your class schedules
  • Top Hat – powerful class polling and lecture engagement tool
  • Virtual Computing Lab - access the software available through the Student Computing Labs virtually from any device in any location
  • Virtual Support - simply connect to a Zoom meeting and grant a technical consultant with remote access to get hands-on support wherever you are
  • Zoom Videoconferencing - obtain a professional Zoom account at no cost to you for participating in or hosting video meetings