Google Apps at Elmira College
All students receive a Google Apps at Elmira College (GAEC) account that includes Gmail, Calendar, Drive (storage), Docs (Web-based word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs), and Sites. Gmail is ad-free, provides virtually unlimited storage for archiving messages, attachments, and Drive documents.Google's powerful spam filters significantly reduces spam and junk messages to allow you to more efficiently manage your mail. Your GAEC e-mail address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) belongs to you through and after graduation. Information Technology offers tutorials, workshops, and training sessions to help students maximize their use of Google Apps.
Log on to gmail.com with your @elmira.edu address to access your email and other Google Apps!
One of the benefits of being an Elmira College student is Email For Life. Students will retain their Elmira College email account upon graduating, allowing them access to their Gmail account for life. Information Technology staff does not ask for or provide password and account information via email. It is also important to note that all email sent by Information Technology staff will always contain the name of the person sending the email. If you need assistance, please contact the IT Help Desk.
- Set up 2 Factor Authentication for Gmail account
- Directions on how to Set up 2 Factor Authentication for Gmail account
Canvas is our online learning platform. Here is where your professors will post the syllabus, assignments and submission drop boxes for both online and in person classes. You are able to log into Canvas using your Elmira College credentials only after you have registered for classes.
For more information on how to use Canvas, check out their training guides here.
Microsoft Office 365 for Students
Current students at Elmira College can sign up for Office 365 Education for free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. All you need is to log in with your valid @elmira.edu email address to get started.
You are able to download the apps on up to 5 devices and will have access until you graduate!
LockDown Browser® is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system by securing online exams in classrooms or proctored environments. This is only a required download if your professor indicates the test uses this software*.
If you have a Chromebook, follow the below instructions:
- Log into the Chromebook and start Google Chrome
- Log into Canvas and navigate to the exam that requires LockDown Browser
- Select the link for downloading and installing LockDown Browser
- From the Chrome web store, select "Add to Chrome" to install the LockDown Browser Extension
- Note: During the beta, this extension will only work with quizzes an instructor has enabled for use with LockDown Browser for Chromebook. It is your responsibility to let your instructors know if you are using a Chromebook.
25Live allows you to reserve spaces on campus for events such as study groups, club meetings, or campus events. This prevents scheduling conflicts with classes or other events. Directions on how to reserve a room can be found on 25Live.
Register a Device
In order to connect to EC_Wireless, your device must be registered. Laptops and phones should automatically prompt you to sign in using your Elmira College credentials once you try to connect to the EC_Wireless network. All other devices (smart TVs, Roku, gaming systems, Amazon Echos, etc.), however, must be registered manually. You can do this using the purple "Register a Device" button found on the right-hand side of this page.
If you continue to experience issues, please email your device's Mac address to email@example.com and IT will assist you. The Mac address for most devices can be found under Network settings. For more specific instructions, Google has directions for every type of device.
Please note that wireless printers are not compatible with our network and wireless routers are prohibited.
Elmira College students should always be connecting to the EC_Wireless network, not our Guest network.
To recall or reset your Elmira College password, go to ecpasswordreset.elmira.edu. You may use your current password or the "forgot password" option to reset. If you continue to experience issues, please contact our IT Help Desk for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our E2 Campus system sends alerts and notifications from our Campus Security office directly to your cell phone. Sign up using the "Emergency Alert Sign-Up" button located on the right-hand side of this page.
You will need to re-activate your E2 Campus account annually in order to continue receiving text alerts.
DEVICE AND SOFTWARE DISCOUNTS
Elmira College Apple Education Store
Current and newly accepted college students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to save on Mac and iPad purchases with Apple Education Pricing! Check out the Elmira College Apple Education Store for details on who is eligible, how the pricing works, and what options are available.
Elmira College Dell Education Store
Elmira College has negotiated special pricing on recommended laptops and bundles for EC students and employees. Visit the Elmira College Dell Education Store for available options through Dell!