Center for Information Technology

About CIT

The Center for Information Technology (CIT) consists of different work groups with specific responsibilities and functions designed to meet and support the information technology needs of the campus community.

The CIT staff is friendly, highly skilled, and service-oriented. There are a number of groups within CIT whose offices are located across campus. Our primary service location is the CIT Help Desk located on the main level of Seeley G. Mudd Center , but you'll find locations for other groups on the Getting Help page.

Among CIT’s many duties are managing and administering the campus network and campuswide servers; providing technology support to faculty and administrative staff for academic purposes; troubleshooting and repairing software problems; and providing user training and workshops.

The center provides many other services designed to enhance your learning and living experiences while at Oberlin.

Director of Information Technology Overall responsibility for campuswide information technology resources; IT planning and development
Administrative Computing Services Supports administrative office computing functions of the college, primarily through Ellucian’s Banner Student, Accounts Receivable, HR Payroll, Position Control, Finance, and Financial Aid, along with Banner Self Service, and Degree Works.  We provide OnBase for document management. We also provide end-user support for EMS for campuswide event scheduling, CBORD Odyssey for Housing and Dining Assignments, and Acalog for the online course catalog. We also provide regular data feeds to or from Banner for other campus systems such as BlackBoard’s LMS, Portal and Emergency Alert Systems, Raiser’s Edge, SchoolDude (facilities work orders), Maxient (judicial system), eTranscript, and others.
Audiovisual Services Provides audiovisual support services to the college community
Technology Operations

Runs CIT Help Desk; administers and maintains computer labs, including lab printing; provides student consulting staff; sets up and delivers faculty and staff Windows computers; installs and maintains software in the labs; troubleshoots and repairs software problems; maintains some servers; provides centralized backups for administrative departments; maintains CIT website; provides some user training; provides user documentation online

Manages and administers campus network and connections to Internet; provides planning and development for the future; monitors and administers bandwidth usage; manages and administers most campuswide servers, including mail server and web server, DNS, DHCP, etc.; creates and manages computer accounts; configures printers for network access; provides computer operations, including payroll data entry and required printouts

Oberlin Center for Technologically Enhanced Teaching (OCTET) Provides technology support to faculty and administrative staff who support faculty, for academic purposes. Administers the Blackboard course management system; provides online resources; conducts workshops
ID Card Office

The ID Card Office makes it easy to access buildings, offices, and dorm rooms, eat at Campus Dining Services locations, and use the libraries and athletic facilities. The Obie Dollars debit account built-in to your card is a convenient way to purchase items both on- and off-campus.