Spotlight on Technology
The Aquinas Network provides the infrastructure and computer technology for campus.
AQnet, our secure, wireless network, allows students, faculty, and staff to access web-based academic resources, as well as e-mail and other ELM resources.
Computer labs are available in the residence halls, Cook Carriage House, Albertus Hall, Grace Hauenstein Library, and Academic Building for student use. Both standard applications and all academic software applications are available through these college-provided PCs.
Classrooms contain multimedia technology available to aid in classroom instruction as well as student presentations. Computer classroom may also be used by faculty as needed to instruct their students on computer application tools.
Campus software consists of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet access, and many academic applications. We offer web-based courseware and applications, including academic research and library holdings. Campus portals, ACORN (faculty & staff) and The Moose (students), connect our community to campus news, events, and resources.
College administration information systems provide data for student records processing and reporting as well as College business transactions and management information. MyAQ allows faculty and students direct online access to specific types of information. Faculty can access advisees' grades, tests, and profile information through My Advisees; list their current advisees, class rosters, and schedule of classes they are teaching for the current semester. Students can register for classes, pay bills online, access financial aid information, grades, completed course information, class schedule, and student profile information.
A 24-hour online knowledge center and online help desk system augment training and help desk services which include walk-in support, telephone support, building visits, new student and employee orientation sessions, training sessions and materials. Registered students are able to retrieve their computer account initial password through a web interface from any Internet connection.