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Review this helpful ITS Blog: "Your Binghamton University GO-TO for Tech FAQs and Easy Answers".

Review the QuickFind Links page for easy to find info.

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STUDENTS: Your latest technology checklist is below, complete with services and resources for your computing needs:

Need a new computer? 

First check with your major's department, as they will have proper recommendations for you (such as Apple/PC, laptop/desktop, etc.), then go from there. Visit: ITS BLOG - NEED A NEW COMPUTER? ITS Hardware & Software | Student Computing Solutions. 

Computer Recommendatons for SOM and DSON:

General specs for Mac/PC are:

  • Windows 10 64bit or MacOS X
  • Intel i5 or i7 M1 processor (or equivalent)
  • 16 GB RAM or higher
  • 256 GB Solid State Hard-drive (SSD) or higher
  • 1-3 year manufacturer's warranty
  • Apple and Dell both have discounts for students available at:

    Apple Store for Education
    Dell University Program

    Binghamton University does not endorse any of these vendors or their offers other than to provide the options to our students.

If you still need help, contact your ResCon or the Help Desk.

Wireless -
Connect with Welcome2Bing>use the JOIN NOW tool>follow prompts> connect to eduroam. Use MYDEVICES to register gaming devices. All guests should choose welcome2bing.

If you think you are not connected properly, or need help, first go to: or, then ask your ResCon or contact the Help Desk.

Wired Ethernet

Students wishing to use WIRED ethernet in the Residence Halls should bring:

  • 15 to 20 foot ethernet cable category 5e or 6. (about $5 - 15)
  • 5 or 8 port gigabit mini switch. (about $18 - 30)
  • Follow instructions here.

Bmail - Campus email (Gmail)

Password Change - - Binghamton University Portal
myCourses - Binghamton University's LMS based upon the Blackboard Learn software currently running version Q4 2019.
Google Drive - Unlimited data storage and convenient backup.
ITS Website - Your ITS central location for all questions/issues/tech. related info.
Phishing Awareness - Review to avoid phishing/scams so you don't get phished.
Policies and Guidelines - All ITS policies and guidelines for safe, secure and fair use while at Binghamton.

Info. Commons
 - The Bartle Library Info. Commons is the Computer Lab staffed by Librarians and student IT Consultants who can assist you with your research and computing needs.
Public Computing Labs  - University Computing Labs powered by ITS 
Student Printing - Print@Binghamton, for all your campus printing needs and how to print via your personal computer via lab, email and web. Note: Staplers are no longer provided at print stations, so you may want to have one on hand to staple your documents together.

Since access to printing in the Computer Lab areas (PODs, Information Commons', Res Life areas) may be more limited to students due to staffing, distancing and building hours, students may want to bring their own personal WIRED printer that is designed to connect DIRECTLY to their computer to print. Windows computers use a USB cable. Newer Apple computers need a USB 'C' to a standard USB adapter. Please note that WIRELESS printers are NOT supported in the Resident Halls. Students in the same campus room or suite may want to share a printer.

Bingview/VDI - The campus virtual desktop initiative

Microsoft Office 365: PC/Mac - ITS installs Microsoft Office Pro Plus on University-owned and public lab computers. If you are a student, faculty or staff member you can download Office here. 
Google Apps - hosted communication and collaboration applications designed for institutions of higher education.
bMobi App
- This app gives you access to Binghamton University information you want on your iOS devices via iTunes or Android devices via Google Play.
Academic Applications - software packages which are accessible to Faculty, Staff, and Students.
Anti-virus & Malware - Suggested links for anti-virus protection and more...
Software - A complete listing/links to software available in computer labs, and for university and personal devices.

Information for Student Online Success
Help Desk - The University's central contact point for questions about the use of information technology.
ITS Self Help - Review this page to see if you can find the help you need.
ITS Self Help A-Z Directory - Also linked from the Self Help page, this is an A-Z list of links that may help you with any issue you have.
ITS Self Service - Get help, search our knowledge base or request what services you need...
ResCons - Residence Hall IT Support
Information Security - Phishing Avoidance and Cyber Security Awareness

Help Desk - Your central contact point for tech related issues/questions.
Emerging Technology Studio - (ETS) is a MakerSpace for gaining/refining skills in 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Digital Design, Web Design, Video and Virtual Reality.


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