IT Resources

MyOTC

MyOTC is an essential tool to the OTC community and can be accessed from the upper right corner of the screen or directly at https://my.otc.edu. The MyOTC portal is a fast and easy way to access OTC resources:

For more detailed information about each tab, visit MyOTC Information. For help, visit the Online Help or the Tech FAQ. If the answer you are looking for is not available in either location, contact the Help Desk.

Emergency Notification

A messaging system is in place to alert students and staff of school emergencies and closings. Participation in this system is voluntary but highly recommended. Your cell phone must be able to accept text messages to receive mobile alerts. If your phone does not accept text messages, you can still receive the alerts via email. To sign up, go to "MyOTC" and click on the "Emergency Notification" tab. To complete the signup process, you must reply to the text message or email. OTC will not send spam or advertising through this system.

PASS System

The PASS system allows faculty, staff, and students to reset their passwords from on and off campus at anytime. In order to use the system, you must create a profile. A profile consists of answering five specific questions that you select and takes about five minutes to complete. If you haven't created your profile, you will be asked to the next time you login to a computer on campus. Once you have created your profile, you are finished. There is no need to change your password. For more information, visit Online Help PASS System.

Wireless/StuNet

Wireless internet access is available in the common areas of classroom building throughout campus. Information and setup documentation is available at the Student Computer Help Desk located in the Information Commons atrium. Before accessing the internet, review OTC’s Computer Use Agreement. Wired Internet access is available in the Information Commons Atrium and in the Information Commons East atrium. See OTC Student Wireless Network Instructions to set up your connection.

To see where the wireless connectivity locations are, please click the links below:

*Wireless Connections are not supported in classrooms.

Warning: Wireless networks are not secure. Examples of actions that should not be conducted on wireless networks include transferring credit card information and logging onto a site or computer with a password. This information can be captured and used by other people. For more information about wireless connections, visit the WiFi Alliance website.

Anti-Virus Protection (Home Computers)

 Information Technology recommends the use of the following anti-virus software for personal laptops and home computer use.  The software is available at no cost for download through the following links:
 
 For PC computers (Windows XP SP2 and higher), we recommend Microsoft Security Essentials:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/mse.aspx
 
 For MAC computers, we recommend Sophos:
http://www.sophos.com/products/free-tools/free-mac-anti-virus/

Computer Kiosk Locations

Computer kiosks are available to current students for Internet access and use of Office 2010 for printing. These kiosks are located in the following areas:

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