Elmira College's Information Technology Department is able to connect you with a variety of resource to help you connect with faculty, excel at your classes, and save on technology purchases. 

Google Apps at Elmira College and Gmail

As an EC student, you will 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. Just log in using your @elmira.edu email address to access your Google apps. Your GAEC email address will still belong to you after graduation. 

Set up two-factor authentication for your Gmail account

Keep an eye out for tutorials, workshops, and training sessions offered by our IT department that can help you maximize your use of Google apps.



Canvas, our online learning platform, 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. Need some tips for using Canvas? Check out the Canvas training guides.


Microsoft Office 365

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 five devices and will have access until you graduate!


Lockdown Browser

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.

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Register Your 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.) must be registered manually.

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If you continue to experience issues, please email your device's Mac address to helpdesk@elmira.edu for assistance. 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.


Password Reset

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 encounter issues, please contact our IT Help Desk at helpdesk@elmira.edu.


Emergency Alert

Our E2 Campus system sends alerts and notifications from our Campus Security office directly to your cell phone. You will need to re-activate your E2 Campus account each year in order to continue receiving text alerts.


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