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Office of Information Technologies


OIT wants to provide the Washington College Community to gain as much working knowledge of technology as possible. To accomplish that goal, we offer a variety of different training types as well as 24/7 access to on-demand video training to the whole of campus. Please check back here often for more training resources and opportunities.

  • Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

    Introduction to Final Cut Pro X  — learn nonlinear video editing. Offered elsewhere for $1,195 - $1,395 - will be offered to Washington College students, faculty and staff for $35 (fee for course materials). The class will be held in Beck Multimedia and Technology Learning Center - to complete the course you will need to attend a total of six 3-hour sessions.


    Tuesdays - October 1 - November 5 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Individuals registering for this workshop must commit to all six (6) sessions 

    Location: Beck Multimedia and Technology Learning Center, an Apple Authorized Training Center for Education

    Instructor: Nancy Cross

    Cost: $35

    Register Now:

    Use your Washington College email address


  • Lynda.com On-Demand Video Training

    Lynda.com is an online training library with detailed videos from professionals on how to use a variety of different software solutions. These videos are broken into easy to manage sections, allowing users to drill down to a specific topic and get the answers they need quickly. This service can be accessed 24/7/365 by students, faculty, and staff. The video library contains everything from using the Microsoft Office Suite, to Adobe Products, to using your iPhone or iPad. This information is at your fingertips, so get started today.


    For more information on getting started, please visit our Lynda.com Microsite

  • Extended Hour Help - MPC

    The MPC not only serves the campus community during the normal workday. Stop by in the evening or on weekends for help with your multimedia projects from knowledgable student consultants.

    Availability: Miller Library Hours

    Location: Multimedia Production Center

    Consultants on-hand

  • Open Lab Hours - Beck

    As always, every Monday afternoon from 1:30 - 4:30, Beck is open for lab hours. Bring your projects and questions for help from Instructional Technology staff professionals.

    Availability: Every Monday from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

    Location: Beck Instructional Lab

    Instructor: Nancy Cross


Our Top 3 Questions

  • How do I sign-up for Lynda.com?

    When logged into the college’s network, please visit iplogin.lynda.com

  • How do I contact the HelpDesk?

    You can call the HelpDesk at 410-778-7777 or email them at helpdesk@washcoll.edu

  • How do I change my password?

    To change your password, log in to Zimbra, choose Preferences and click the Change Password button under the General tab.  Alternatively, navigate to: https://selfservice.washcoll.edu/self-service

    Setting a strong password from the beginning is a good start to being a smart user of the Washington College network. However, it’s not enough to be truly secure. Security experts recommend changing your password (or passphrase) at least once every three months (90 days) and OIT requires this practice.

    It is important to remember that your new password cannot be the same password used during the last three changes.

    For even greater security, many people change their password once a month. Whether once a month or once every three months, it is important to find a schedule that works for you and stick with it.