Technology Support Services: ITS Public Computing Areas


A POD is a public computing area at Binghamton University. At the PODs, you will find a variety of computing software and hardware, go to the PODs Computing Lab Directory to see what hardware is available, and then click on the Live Map to see the latest software, and what stations are available. Click on the BeThere link to see schedule. See "PODs Schedule" below for links.

The main public computing areas are the Information Commons, Academic A POD areas and Science Library. There are also a number of smaller public computing areas on campus. The main public computing sites and additional satellite areas offer a wide selection of locations in which to work.

All computers in the PODs require your Binghamton University userID and password to log in. Once you've logged in, you will be able to connect to your Bmail, Google Apps and network storage accounts.

You can print directly to laser printers from BINGSUNS, PCs and Macintoshes in public computing areas using Papercut. You can also print from your own computer if you configure it properly. Learn more about printing at Binghamton University.


PODs Schedule

Check the PODs Directory - the list of available ITS POD Computing Labs; capacity, hardware, equipment, etc. Check the schedule and see what is available in each lab before visiting a POD to make sure it is open.

Need to find out what computers are currently available? You can view the computer usage, activity and available stations in the public PODS and POD Classrooms in real time by going to the POD Live Maps page. You can also click on the software link to see the latest available software in that particular computing lab, and click on the BThere link to schedule the room.

Beware of Phishing Scams

Legitimate businesses and government entities would not ask you to send sensitive information in response to unsolicited e-mail. Your best protection is avoidance. Find out how, here.

BE SAFE and SECURE. Avoid Phishing, and always save your work in two places:

  • Flash Drive - USB Thumb Drive
  • Google Drive - Google Docs automatically saves to Google's servers
  • Google Mail - Mail your file to yourself as an attachment
  • H: Drive - your campus network storage space
  • Never save to a public computers desktop.