Getting Starting with Technology Checklist

Getting started at Farmingdale can be an exciting time but it can also be a challenging one too.  We know technology plays a big part in your academic success.  If you are an incoming Freshman, Transfer or even a Returning Student, this is the place to find everything you need to know about your technology needs and services before and during your arrival on campus.

Black Check MarkYour Farmingdale Email Account

Your Farmingdale account gives you access to most computing resources on campus including Email, Brightspace, DegreeWorks, myFSC, wireless, free software downloads, online library resources and access to the computers on campus.

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What is myFSC?

The myFSC Dashboard is located in the top right-hand side of the Farmingdale State College website. This dashboard is curated for Students, Faculty and Staff and has the latest information about what is going on around campus. It also provides direct access to many important resources, including Email, Brightspace, OASIS, DegreeWorks, etc. These resources are located on the left navigation menu, once you are logged into myFSC.

Black Check MarkExplore OASIS

The Online Administrative Student Information System is online access to your Personal Information, Student Records, Registration, Financial Aid, etc.

Black Check MarkGet Free or Discounted Software

Farmingdale State College has the Microsoft Campus Agreement among other software programs that currently registered students have access to free of charge.

Black Check MarkGetting Connected via WiFi

Want to get connected while on campus.  Find out where the outdoor Wifi Green Zones are.

Black Check MarkAccessing Course Software Remotely

Student VDIs (Virtual Desktop Infrastructures) have been setup so students can access their course software remotely. 

Black Check MarkOpen Labs Availability

Finding an available computer just became easier.  At a glance, you will be able to check a computer lab and see what computers are available.  You'll also be able to display a list of the software installed by clicking on the computer.

Black Check MarkDistance Learning - Brightspace

Desire2Learn’s Brightspace was selected by SUNY in fall of 2021 as the LMS of choice, with a system-wide implementation mandate to create a unified student experience throughout SUNY campuses.

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Printing services are available to all Farmingdale students.

Black Check MarkRAVE & RAVE Guardian Safety App

The College has partnered with RAVE, an emergency notification provider that delivers both text and email messages. Students, faculty and staff may sign up for this emergency notification service.  There is also the RAVE Guardian Safety App that is frequently referred to as a "personal blue light phone" in your pocket. The system functions in two primary ways... Panic Call Mode & Precautionary Timer Mode.

Black Check MarkWhere to go for Help

Have all of your Technology questions been answered?  The Farmingdale State College IT Service Desk Portal is where you can access self-help and how-to articles to find technology answers yourself and request assistance from Information Technology Support.

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