Information Technology FAQ page
The MVCC IT department is headed by Paul Katchmar. Our main office is in IT139 (it is through the large openlab in the IT building) and our main line is (315) 731-5711.
We are responsible for all college owned computer hardware, software, printers, toner, servers, and network connections. If you have any questions about or issues with any of these things please give us a call at x5711.
Who do I call if I need help with something that isn't addressed here?
Call our helpdesk main line at (315) 731-5711
What are the openlab (IT133) hours?
During the summer the lab is open 8:30am-4pm on weekdays, and closed on weekends.
I need to get the wifi key on my laptop/tablet/phone/toaster.
Our new wireless setup does not have a key for us to give out, instead it authenticates your connection with the same credentials that you use to log into college computers.
Students: choose the wireless network labeled MVCC Public, and when you go to try to use a browser it should redirect you to a page that will ask you for your username and password. Use the same username and password that you use to log into the campus computers and/or your email account.
Employees: follow the exact same procedure with one exception, use the wireless network labeled MVCC Employee. You will also be prompted for a username and password, use the same one that you use to log into your work computer.
That said, sometimes things just don't work like they are supposed to; if you are having trouble connecting bring your device to us in IT139(Utica) or PC121(Rome) and we will help you get connected.
How do I add a printer to my faculty/staff computer?
Adding printers is now really easy (provided nothing goes wrong : ). All you have to do is hit your start button (bottom left corner of the screen) and into the field that says Search Programs and Files type in \\mvcc-print\. This should open a window with a list of many printers, select the one with the appropriate room number and double click it. If it asks you anything about trusting this server's driver or anything like that just hit yes. It should do everything else for you automatically.
How do I add a printer to my personal computer?
We don't yet support this functionality but we do have something in the works for this.
My student isn't able to print. There is no error message, it just doesn't print.
We are currently testing out some new print quota software. Currently there is a 500 page soft cap on every student's account. If a student runs out of prints there is currently no cost to refilling their page allowance. Just give us a call at x5711 and we can resolve this momentarily.
My printer is saying "Toner Low"
Most of the college's printers are high capacity models and they will begin to complain about the toner being low when there are still upwards of 1000 prints still left. For this reason we ask that you do not call us about toner replacement until it actually starts printing light. As a general rule we have all types of toner that the college uses on hand on campus so there is no need to worry about calling it in early to make sure that we have it on hand.
How do I put email on my phone.
You will want to use Microsoft Exchange (ActiveSync) or Corporate Email Icon on the email setup wizard on the phone.
Once in the wizard, the information you will need is:
- EMAIL : your student email (example) email@example.com
- USERNAME : your username (example) jdoe07
- PASSWORD : your password that you check your email and log on to the computers with (by default it’s the last 4 digits of your ssn)
- DOMAIN : mvcclabs.edu
- EXCHANGE SERVER : studentmail.mvcc.edu
- EMAIL : your student email (example) firstname.lastname@example.org
- USERNAME : your username (example) jdoe07
- PASSWORD : your password that you check your email and log on to the computers with
- DOMAIN : mvcc.edu
- EXCHANGE SERVER : email.mvcc.edu
How do I access my student folder from home?
Click on Start
Go to all programs
Click on Accessories
Click on Windows Explorer
In the top address bar, type the following: ftp://student-serv.mvcc.edu(external link)
A box will pop up asking for your username and password. The username/password is the one you use to log onto computers and email. EXAMPLE : Username: jdoe07 Password : 1234
You should be logged into your account (NOTE : If you are not in your account but see a listing of folders, Select the folder with your name and double clicking on that folder.)
Once your folder is open, files can be copied from your network folder to your own computer or you can copy files from your computer to your folder. (Please Note : You cannot directly save to your network space from home, you must copy to your computer, open the file to work on it, save it on your computer and then copy it back over to your network space)
To copy files from your network folder to your computer or from your computer to your network folder, you can click (hold down the mouse button) on the desired document, drag it to the location desired and release the mouse button.
IT Staff Directory
Paul Katchmar - Director of Information Technology - IT127 x5510
Networking (network lines, servers, email)
Jason Yager - Network Administrator - AB106B x5304
Chuck Hendricks - Network Specialist - AB106C x5481
Bernie Raynor - Telecommunications Specialist - AB106 x5850
Programing (banner, onbase, argos, dgv)
Colleen Cornmire - Baroness of Banner - IT155 x5552
Ardwin Stepanick - Baron of Banner - IT154 x5565
Jeff Kimball - Duke of DGV - IT158 x5705
Oleg Donchuk - Arch-Duke of Argos - AB106A x5455
Tom Jeff - Brigadier of Banner - IT153 x5563
Mary Jane Parry - Dutchess of DegreeWorks -IT152 x5379
Desktop/Laptop Support (computer hardware, software, printers, toner)
Sergey Myalik - Manager of End - User Computing - IT141 x5707
Sergey Staskevich - Education Applications Assistant - IT143 x5768
Vincent Pellizzi - Education Applications Assistant - IT142 x5516
Nadine Swiger-Ortis - Helpdesk Receptionist - IT139 x5711
Lisa Marie Flo - Information Technology Representative - IT157 x5587