Updates About the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Technology Use

Computer Access

Software Access and Promotions

Internet WiFi, & Data Promotions

ZOOM - Video Conferencing

Computer Access

24 hour access to a computer on-campus is available in the Lewis building Tech Center, 002, 004 and 406.  Targeted computers have been taken off-line and signage has been placed on them to adhere to social distancing recommendations. Please have your Dominican Star Card (ID) with you.

Software Access and Promotions


Access all your Microsoft web based products including Email and OneDrive at https://www.office.com/ or review instructions to download the full Microsoft Office Applications for your personal computer at our Microsoft Office Application Download Page

For Computer Science, many of the Microsoft licensed products including Visual Studio are available for download and install on your personal device at the site https://aka.ms/devtoolsforteaching
For Computer Science, many applications including Visual Studio can be run remotely from https://cists1.dom.edu

Other Software

Many other applications are available to be run remotely on Remote App. Visit https://remoteapp.dom.edu/ and login to view and launch that software.


Temporary at-home access to Creative Cloud will be available until July 31, 2020 for universities who currently have only lab access for students, at no additional cost. Instructions to access and install Creative Cloud on your personal device can be found at https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/using/download-creative-cloud-apps.html. Please note you will need an account with Adobe using your DOMINICAN email. 

Home Internet and  Public WiFi Access Promotions

State of Illinois - Drive-Up WiFi Map

With students across the state now displaced and many needing reliable broadband access to fully engage in e-learning, the State-of-Illinois Drive-Up Map provides users with the following information for each WiFi hotspot: general instructions for using; specifics for logging in; and turn-by-turn driving directions via Google Maps. The State-of-Illinois Drive-Up Map can be found here: www.ildceo.net/wifi


(Home Internet): All AT&T home internet wired customers and Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited internet data. Additionally, AT&T will continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through their Access from AT&T program. For more information, visit https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html.


(Internet Essentials): New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service if you apply and are approved by December 31, 2020. After promotion, regular rates apply. For all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program’s Internet service has increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream.

  • Households with outstanding debt owed to Comcast may be eligible for Internet Essentials. We are waiving this qualification if you apply and are approved by 12/31/20. After 12/31/20, standard eligibility rules apply.

More information is available at https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19.

(WiFi Access): WiFi public access points are available for public use at no cost and with no contract required. Current Comcast customers will have no data caps during this time. Data speeds are also being upgraded from 15/2Mbps to 25/3Mbps. To find a Comcast access location, please visit: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/open-xfinity-wifi-hotspots

Hotspot Connection Instructions: Once at a hotspot, select the ‘xfinitywifi’ network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser. Xfinity Internet customers can sign in with their username and password, and they will be automatically connected at Xfinity WiFi hotspots in the future. Non-Xfinity Internet subscribers should visit the ‘Not an Xfinity Internet Customer’ section on the sign-in page to get started. Non-customers will be able to renew their complimentary sessions every two hours.

If you are prompted for a password or other login credentials, then you are attempting to access an Xfinity WiFi hotspot that is located in a home, not in a business or outdoor location. This hotspot is not part of the free Xfinity WiFi access program.

ZOOM - Video Conferencing

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