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.
First 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.
The 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.
Another 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.
Speaking of free, RIT offers all students a free subscription to Lynda.com. This is a great resource for tutorials on just about everything you could imagine. Lynda.com 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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