Getting Started with IT at TAMHSC
As an incoming freshman, you’ll have a lot on your mind. Don’t let tech-related questions overwhelm you! The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is here to guide you through everything you’ll need to know about IT at Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC).
Take Advantage of Special Student Discounts
Software is available to TAMHSC students at drastically reduced prices in the TAMU Sell store. Some offerings include Microsoft Office, Windows, Camtasia, and more! OIT staff will gladly assist you with software installation.
- To login, select TAMHSC for your campus, and login with your HSC Username and Password to see what you are eligible to purchase.
Claim Your TAMU NetID
NetID is a username that will let you log in to a variety of TAMU systems and services across campus. This username is completely separate from your TAMHSC login and will only be used when accessing TAMU resources like Gateway or the Software Store.
Download Duo Two Factor Authentication
Two-factor authentication (2FA), or multi-factor authentication, is an extra layer of security that requires not only a username and password but also something known only to the user. The Office of Information Technology has added 2FA through Duo Security, software that works in conjunction with a mobile app. Using 2FA can help lower the chances of a malicious user accessing HSC resources even if your identity is stolen.
Backup Your Data
Don’t wait for a hard drive crash to ruin your 10-page academic research paper the night before it’s due! Set up a backup plan now and avoid a meltdown later! The Office of Information Technology can help you with the different solutions!
Connecting to the TAMHSC network
The IT Network Services Group maintains a robust wireless data network throughout our campuses. This network provides mobile access to the Internet, including computing resources at the HSC and throughout the world.
Locate Computer Labs and Printers
The Office of Information Technology installs and maintains computers in each of the computer labs throughout the HSC. The computer labs offer the students of the Texas A&M Health Science Center access to computing resources and a variety of different software packages to meet the needs of the various colleges.
The WebPrint system allows students to print to the printers at the HSC from their own laptops, tablets, and smartphones without installing drivers. It works by offering a facility to upload documents in formats such as PDF etc. using a standard web browser.
Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 Education provides cloud-based tools that allow students to work, collaborate and even synchronize notes using OneNote. Additionally, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel can be accessed anywhere, anytime and across a wide variety of devices.