As many of you are logging online for your courses in the coming days, we want to make sure you are aware of the technological resources available to help you stay connected to the campus:
Benefits Hub at Bellevue College https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/benefits-hub/ Students can make requests for computers, financial assistance and food through our coaches.
Tech Resources-Wave Simply Internet
Microsoft Teams – allows for chat, video conferencing, file sharing and more. All Bellevue College students currently have access to Teams. Please visit these Knowledge Base articles (KB) for training and information: https://teams.microsoft.com/
Teams Quick Start Guide: Videos on getting started with Teams
Setting up Meetings with Teams: Setting up and joining a meeting in Teams
Information for Students: To help students get started on Teams
Microsoft Office – The college has provided licensing for all current students to install Office 2019 on their personal devices – the following link details the installation process:
Microsoft Office Installation: Directions on installing Microsoft Office on personal computers
*If you log into Microsoft online, you do not need to download any product.
*Please contact the Bellevue College ITS Service Desk at (425) 564-4357 (HELP) if you have questions.
Comcast is offering an Internet Essentials. They provide 2 months of free internet (then $9.95 after the first 2 months) and Internet Essentials customers can purchase laptop computers for $149.99. More information is available through the program’s website at https://www.internetessentials.com/.
Although we do not endorse this offer as a college, it is available to many students. See offer for free internet and low cost computer.
The nonprofit technology access organization InterConnection is offering refurbished laptops starting at $109 for low-income residents. You can register and purchase at connectall.org.
Effective Monday, March 16, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit the Internet Essentials webpage for more information. Also, $150 refurbished laptops are available to Internet Essentials customers. You must complete an application here by April 30, 2020.
Wave Broadband will offer free internet and WiFi for 60 days to all qualifying low-income households, especially students in low income households, who don’t already subscribe to Wave internet service and who enroll in the new Internet First program. The program is open to new Wave or Wave G customers living in a Wave or Wave G service area. You must complete the application here by May 31, 2020.
Xfinity WiFi Free for Everyone
Xfinity WiFi hotspots located in businesses and outdoor locations across the country is available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.
We are working with several organizations, internally and externally for access to computers. If you are in need of a computer please contact our AVP and we will do our best to connect you to resources.
Last Updated November 15, 2020