College students have become more sophisticated and technologically savvy and are today far more mobile in their use of technology. Laptop computers and PDAs are quickly becoming standard, everyday tools for students, faculty and staff. To be of most use, these devices need to be connected to the Internet, hence the importance of broad wireless access. The wireless infrastructure does not replace the wired one. Rather, it is an expansion of infrastructure to facilitate more mobile forms of interface. Students, faculty and staff who have laptops or PDAs with 802.1x wireless cards are able to send and receive email, register for classes, download and upload assignments, check grades and surf the Web without need for a data jack connection.
Delivering information to our students to keep them up-to-date on college news and events is important to us. We are calling the servicethe Bevill State Bear Growl system. Students will receive news and info through the use of Growls– voice messages delivered to phones, text messages sent to cell phones, and emails. The first introductory growl will be going out to students later this week.
The Growls can keep students informed about Pell check disbursement, registration dates, graduation information, and other news items. It will not inform students about emergencies, security issues, or weather-related closings. The College will continue to use the Bear Alert system for all emergency based communication.
The BSCC App can be downloaded from both the Apple Store and Google Play. Some of the apps features include a college activity calendar; direct access to registration information, class details and student email; maps of the College’s campuses; links to Bevill State’s social media; and access to an employee directory. Click here for the Google Play app and here for the Apple Store app.
Microsoft and Bevill State has joined together to offer our students access to Office 365 for free! Office 365 is a collection of services that allows you to collaborate and share your schoolwork. The service includes Office Online (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote), 1TB of OneDrive storage, Yammer, and SharePoint sites.
Click here to sign up with your BearMail email address