Chesapeake College prides itself on providing access to the state-of-the-art technology that can bring innovation to teaching and enhance the learning process for students. The majority of campus classrooms include audio/video capabilities, document cameras, and internet access. The IT Support staff, can assist with ensuring that faculty members have access to the hardware and software needed to make each course successful.
Chesapeake College has adopted the following minimum technology requirements for all full- and part-time faculty:
Course Management: Canvas
|Basic Word Processing
|Posting your Syllabus
|Sending/Receiving Skipjack Mail
|Navigating a Course
|Internet Access and Searching
|Sending/Receiving Course Mail
|Using the Grade Book
MyCampus is the college’s secure online portal that connects to courses on Canvas, CRAB/Web Advisor, and more by simply logging on once. The myCampus portal is accessible from the Chesapeake College website or at https://mycampus.chesapeake.edu.
Your login name is your first name and last name, all lower case with no spaces. Your initial password for myCampus is your first initial (capitalized), your last initial (capitalized), the last four digits of your social security number, and the letters cc. For example, if your name is John Smith and the last four digits of your SSN are 3456, your myCampus password would be JS3456cc.
Once you sign in to the portal the first time, you will be prompted to answer three security questions that will be used when you reset your password. Your password must be at least 8 characters in length, contain an uppercase character (A-Z), a lowercase character (a-z), and at least one number (0-9) or a special character (! $ # or %).
Once you are logged in, you can access Canvas, your faculty web page, Skipjack mail, or WebAdvisor/CRAB to check your class rosters, enter grades, etc. by clicking on the link in the “Quick Launch Navigation.” If you have problems logging in, please contact the helpdesk at 410-822-5400 ext. 2224, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or email ITSupport@chesapeake.edu
cChest is a college-wide network drive mapped to your computer automatically for easy access. The folders located on cChest contain information from a variety of areas on campus. The drive houses official documents and publications such as the Faculty/Staff Manual and the most recent data reports from Institutional Research, as well as general information such as the Faculty/Staff Directory, general college forms, etc. All employees have read access to these files from on campus only.
NextCloud is a network drive mapped to your computer with the files stored in the cloud. Files stored in NextCloud are available from off-campus. Please note that personally identifiable information (PII) should not be stored in NextCloud.
Chesapeake employees have available two full-featured email systems and one messaging system within Canvas. Each of these serves a different purpose.
CRAB links with the student data maintained in Colleague and can be used to check course offerings and enrollments, access course rosters, and to post mid-term and final grades. You can access CRAB through the college’s myCampus portal.
The college also provides a well-trained support staff to assist with the day-to-day hardware and software glitches that occur with office computers. Problems can be reported directly using the Help icon located on your desktop, or by calling extension 2345 or email ITSupport@chesapeake.edu
Please be as specific as possible with the information submitted. Once a request for service has been submitted, an issue number will be assigned so that the status of the request can be tracked. IT Help Desk: ITSupport@chesapeake.edu IT Phone Support: 410-304-2224