Faculty, staff, and students can use Flipster to access digital version of magazines that Colgate subscribes to. Flipster
Collaborative Documents, Calendar, and E-mail
Google Apps for Education
Faculty, staff, and students use Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive (previously Docs), and Google Sites to organize their work and to communicate and collaborate with others. Go to gomail.colgate.edu
to access Colgate's Google Apps sign-in page. Google Apps
Supported Desktop Software
Mac and Windows
ITS is dedicated to providing desktop software solutions to faculty and staff that support the mission of the university. These solutions are fully tested for compatibility and our IT professionals are trained to help you with them. Mac and Windows
Learning Management System
Go to moodle.colgate.edu
to find Moodle, Colgate's open-source Learning Management System (LMS). Moodle
Colgate's public website, www.colgate.edu
, is maintained by faculty and staff using the Sitefinity CMS at www.colgate.edu/cms
. For news and departmental blogs, we use WordPress with Colgate-specific themes. Sitefinity
lists the WordPress blogs maintained by faculty and staff. To request a blog, contact the Communications Office or ITS. To maintain your blog content, go to blogs.colgate.edu/blogname/wp-admin (substitute your blog name).
Colgate's portal, found at portal.colgate.edu
, provides students, applicants, faculty, and staff a customized set of dashboards and links to personalized, protected information to help them manage their Colgate information and complete their daily tasks. Our portal is developed in uPortal, an open-source framework.
Business Systems: Student, Finance, Employee, Advancement
is Ellucian's ERP software that supports the business functions of the university: admission, student information, financial aid, human resources, finance, and alumni relations and advancement. Employees access Banner at banner.colgate.edu
and Banner Self-Service via the portal
Document Management and Workflow
is Perceptive Software's document management and workflow solution being used to go paperless and improve business processes at Colgate. Nolij
Travel and Expense Management
Concur allows employees to manage their travel arrangements and expense reimbursements electronically, thereby reducing paper usage and reimbursement time. Faculty and staff access concur via a link after signing into the portal.
Room Reservation and Events Management
Found at ems.colgate.edu
, Dean Evans & Associates EMS software is used for room reservations and resource scheduling on campus.
Computer Backup and Recovery
CrashPlan provides an easy method to backup important data and provides an unlimited amount of backup storage for up to four Colgate computers. Crashplan
Emergency Alert System
Colgate's Emergency Alert System is Rave Alerts, which provides e-mail, SMS text, and voice message notifications in the event of a campus emergency. Students, faculty, and staff register by signing into the portal
and clicking Colgate Alert.
Lynda.com is an on-demand, online learning tool that is available to everyone with a valid Colgate network account. Over 1,400 courses are available with new courses added weekly, so there is something for everyone. To get started, sign into the portal
or go to www.lynda.com/portal/colgate
Job Searches and Performance Reviews
Talent Management is used for performance reviews, job searches, and job applications. Colgate employees and external users can access it at careers.colgate.edu
Phone Directory by Name
Provides automated phone directory services using voice recognition. Dial 315-228-7755 (or x7755 on campus) and immediately say the name of the person you are calling.
Accruent's Facilities Management and Inventory System is used by Colgate's Facilities department. Anyone on campus may submit work orders online
Survey and Data Collection
Survey, data collection, and research software accessible with a Colgate network account at www.colgate.qualtrics.com
Technology Research and Advice
Provides technology research, analysis, and advice by signing in from the portal
Welcome tab and accessing Gartner.
Colgate uses Tableau server software for enterprise dashboards and visualizations. The data warehouse synthesizes data from various systems and is the backbone of most of the information found in Tableau. Links to the Tableau dashboards can be found in the portal or it can be directly accessed at tableau.colgate.edu
. People with high-end analytic or visualization needs that they want to author can request a Tableau desktop software license.