Computing services are listed below and further information on any of these services can be obtained from the Information Technology Helpdesk at email@example.com or at ext. 5261 from Campus or 434.961.5261 from off-campus locations.
Academic Computing Labs
Classrooms equipped with networked computers, printers and other equipment designed to support classroom instruction are located throughout the college. The main computer lab is located in room 832 and other labs are located in rooms 154, 813, 823, 828 and 829. Computers can also be found in the Jessup Library, the Learning Center (Room 605) and the Chemistry (Room 257), Physics (Room 830) and Electronics (Room 831) Labs. Academic computing labs may be scheduled for classroom instruction and lab assistants are available to assist students. Please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 434.961.5261 if you wish to schedule a Computer Lab. Click here to view open lab hours
All faculty have access to the computers located in the main academic computing lab (Rooms 832, 102 and the adjunct office in the Dickinson Building have computers). All faculty have a PVCC Email account, which they are encouraged to use, so that they may more easily receive information distributed to the college community and facilitate communication with students. Information about email accounts may be obtained by contacting the Information Technology Helpdesk at email@example.com or at 434.961.5261.
All college computers are provided with computer software to assist faculty with their instruction and professional duties. Currently, the college supports Microsoft Office 2013 which includes a word processor (Word), a presentation package (PowerPoint), a spreadsheet package (Excel) and a database package (Access). Microsoft Office 2013 is available for installation on home computers and can also be purchased directly from Microsoft through their Home Use Program for $9.95. Symantec Antivirus and Anti-spam software is now provided to faculty and staff for their home computers at no cost. The software can be downloaded directly from Blackboard. Additional software specific to certain disciplines is also available at division offices.
Telephone and voicemail service is available to the College faculty. Adjunct faculty, if interested, must request this service by contacting the Information Technology Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 434.961.5261.
Wireless internet access is available throughout the PVCC buildings with coverage extending to some parts of the grounds and gardens around the buildings. For more information regarding wireless internet access, including coverage areas, please go to the FAQs, Guides & Tutorials page.
Faculty and Staff Access to Network Documents
For PVCC Faculty and Staff: We have implemented a system which will allow you to access your networked files from home. Read more about our Virtual Private Network service.
Technical assistance designed to help faculty use their computer hardware and software is available at all hours the college is open. Faculty should telephone the Help Desk at extension 5261 or email at email@example.com to request technical support.
Administrative computing services of interest to faculty include class rosters, grade reports and access to student or class data. The Administrative Computing Office is located in room 608.