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Computer File Storage

One of the most fundamental issues when using computers, especially in a large organization, is simply where to store the files you create. There are numerous considerations that go into deciding the best location in which to store your data. The most basic differentiation of those options is by their physical location. All Lehigh users are strongly advised to become familiar with the options described in detail in the links below.

Mahara ePortfolio System

Mahara is an open source ePortfolio system with a flexible display framework. Mahara, meaning 'think' or 'thought' in Te Reo Māori, is a user-centered environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an ePortfolio to be easily managed. Mahara also features a blog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities.

Course Site

Course Site is Lehigh University's course management system.  It is based on an open-source platform called Moodle.  Although the majority of people that access Course Site are using it for course management, it can provide services in other ways.

Malware Detection and Removal

Malware, short for malicious software, is software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. It can appear in the form of code, scripts, active content, and other software. Malware is a general term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software.

Antivirus and security software

Lehigh strongly recommends that all users protect their computer by installing a recommended Antivirus program.

Faculty/Staff Lehigh-Owned Computers

Remote Connectivity - the Lehigh VPN

Since the Lehigh campus network is connected to the Internet, it is possible to connect to Lehigh systems using it.  However, to do so, for most systems, one must connect through a gateway server called a VPN.  A VPN is a network system that makes a secure connection between a client computer (or device) at a remote location (such as a personal machine at home or off-campus) and a protected, private network (such as Lehigh's campus network) over an otherwise insecure public network (such as the Internet).

Lehigh Computing Accounts

The primary method for managing access to University computer resources is the Lehigh Computing Account. This account provides access to numerous secure resources based on each user's unique relationship to the University, and must be opened before it can be used.

Media Classrooms Sites and Hours

Library & Technology Services provides technology-enabled classrooms and public computing sites. See the Classroom Technology and Public Computers site for information on rooms.

Additionally, see the Digital Media Studio site for information on the Digital Media Studio location.

G Suite -- Google's Online Productivity Software

By partnering with Google, Lehigh has access to a managed version of their full suite of online productivity applications.  Formerly known as 'Google Apps', the suite includes: