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Office of Information Technologies

Information Technologies

“If it plugs in and blinks, we support it.”

Maybe that is an exaggeration…We don’t currently support toasters or hair dryers, but you’d be surprised what we DO support.


The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) is the central IT organization for Washington College. The overall goal of OIT is to help the College use technology to enhance the way professors teach, students learn and staff use information technology in their employment.

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.