ITS Public Computing Areas

PUBLIC COMPUTING AREAS (PODS)

A POD is a public computing area at Binghamton University. At the PODS, you will find a variety of computing software and hardware. The main public computing areas are the Information Commons, Academic A POD areas, West POD, and Science II POD. 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 PODS userID and password to log in. Once you've logged in, you will be able to connect to your network storage account on BINGSUNS.

You can print directly to laser printers from BINGSUNS, PCs and Macintoshes in public computing areas using the Pharos laser printing system. You can also print to the Pharos printers from your own computer if you configure it properly. Learn more about printing at Binghamton University. SAVE PAPER - SAVE A TREE: THINK BEFORE YOU PRINT.

PODS Schedule

Check the schedule 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 and activity in the public PODS and POD Classrooms in real time by going to the POD Live Maps page.

Beware of Phishing Scams

Legitimate businesses and government entities would not ask you to send sensitive information in response to unsolicited e-mail.

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.