GENERAL NETWORK SERVICES
The Office of Information Technology makes available to students, faculty, and staff a wide range of academic and professional services, listed below.
Full Internet Browsing. Rivier University is connected to the Internet by a 500 mbps, Ethernet to the premises link. This connection provides fast web access for research, recreation, and staying connected with the world. Access to the Web is provided in the Academic Computer Center, Regina Library, and various Electronic Classrooms throughout campus. Although OIT recommends the use of Microsoft Internet Explorer for its compatibility with our software infrastructure, we also make the current version of Chrome and Firefox available on all desktops. Also, for those interested students, Rivier provides Internet access in the dormitories, either wired or wireless, so students can access the sites and content they are used to seeing at home (Some configuration is required.)
E-Mail Services. Once you have signed up for and received a user account you will be given an e-mail account to use for the duration of your stay at Rivier university. Your e-mail account will follow the format of firstname.lastname@example.org, and is accessible from your personal e-mail client, Outlook Web App, or from your smartphone or tablet.
Personal Drive Space. Once you have signed up for and received a user account you will be granted access to Personal Drive Space. Also known as a "P-Drive," it is a designated area on a file server for you to store your personal computer files. This eliminates the need to carry a USB memory stick from location to location, or risk theft or loss of information. Simply save your documents to your "P-Drive" and they will always be accessible from any Windows computer on campus! Also, as it is a network file server, your "P-Drive" is backed up on a nightly basis, providing maximum data protection. To access your "P-Drive" log onto any system on campus and double click the "My Computer" icon, then select your username.