Tech Skills | Part 12: First Year Starter Kit

Tech Skills | Part 12: First Year Starter Kit

Welcome to yet another great year at RIT and special hello to those just starting at RIT! RIT provides an enormous pool of free perks, tools and programs, so we compiled some of the most essential resources in a simple and neat list.

9c18317ad1d12431cfa09bb7538f6b9eFirst on the list is something every RIT student is given and will use on a daily basis: Gmail. Gmail is a simple email client to use, but you can also supercharge it with some awesome add-ons. Add-ons such as mark as read button, unread message icon, and much more. You can see the additional directions and details here.

slideshow-1The next amazing resource I’d like to highlight is RIT Mobile, which in my opinion is a must have for all students. This all-in-one app makes essential information and services for RIT easy to access and on the go. For example, this app allows you to see detailed maps/directions to buildings, dining menus and hours, and even a bus tracker. For a complete breakdown of this app go here. This link will also provide some neat bookmarks you should have so be sure to check it out.

ead5e2ad-faa3-e511-9413-b8ca3a5db7a1Another thing you need to know is how to get free software from RIT. Yes, you read that right free software with no strings attached. This is made possible with RIT’s collaboration with Microsoft and Adobe Creative Cloud Solutions. The whole process is very simple and can be done all through RIT’s online portal, OnTheHub. More information can be found here.

lynda1Speaking of free, RIT offers all students a free subscription to This is a great resource for tutorials on just about everything you could imagine. offers tutorials and video guides on learning to write code, video editing and even home improvement. You can find out more here.

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Mohammad is a fourth year Computer Engineering major with a minor in Psychology. Mohammad first became professionally involved in social media by helping to launch this very site, RIT Behind the Bricks. He has a background of 6 years plus in advance web design.

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