Benefits Hub at Bellevue College https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/benefits-hub/ Students can make requests for computers, financial assistance and food through our coaches.
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:
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.
Although we do not endorse this offer as a college, it is available to many students. See offer below for free internet and low cost computer.
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/.
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.
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 July 1, 2020