Pre-Term Technology Planning

This article provides information on how to prepare your technology for the start of fall term.

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What to expect for the start of term

During the start of term, IT support will be focused on providing academic and student centered support. To help make fall term a success, we want your help to plan ahead. Please be aware of these key points to help prepare or plan accordingly:

  • Technology support will be prioritized for academic and student support. Other requests may have longer wait times.
    • Prepare your technology early and request help for anything that can be done ahead of term.
    • Browse the Knowledge Base for helpful information on technology you're using.
  • The Dartmouth Computer Store is still experiencing long lead times to receive equipment.

What should I do ahead of time?

Prepare your Tech

  • Update your your computer. If at home, connect to VPN (Global Protect) to get all your windows/mac updates.
  • Update and install the daily use software applications you use.
  • Install and familiarize yourself with any new software you expect to use for fall
  • Setup and test a backup Duo authentication option.
  • Ensure your computer is set up to the department printer by printing a test page

Order Computers and Equipment Early

Schedule Setups and Tech Orientations

  • If you have a new employee that needs a technology orientation or new computer setup please submit a support request Click here.

Faculty Preparation for Classes

Department Technology Check (for Department Admins)

Check the following technology, as it applies to your department. If you have been away from campus for a longer duration, please check our returning to campus resource.

  1. Office Printers
  2. Phones
  3. Wireless and Ethernet access (Eduroam)
  4. Conference Room Equipment (AV)
  5. Group-access Computers (shared department computers)

Reminder: How to get IT help

ITC Service Desk Business Hours

  • Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

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Call Us (24/7)

  • 603-266-2999 or toll free 1-855-764-2485
  • During off-hours, the Dartmouth IT Call Center is operated by ITC’s support partner Vitalyst. If they are unable to resolve your issue, a record will be sent to the ITC Service Desk for follow-up during regular business hours.
  • For more information, see: Dartmouth IT Call Center.



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Article ID: 144849
Fri 7/8/22 10:49 AM
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