Campus Technology Services

Taking Steps for the Future

Campus Technology Services (CTS) welcomes you to SUNY Oswego!  CTS is the department on campus responsible for many information technology services that you will come to use on a daily basis.  Please complete the checklist below to become familiar with some of these services.

_____ Activate your Laker NetID.   Your Laker NetID is the username and password that you will use to access many online services. You can start the activation process at

_____ Decide on your campus computer and software.  Please see the list of standard software installed on a campus PC or Mac before submitting a software request. Campus standard models are available in the Help Desk Self-Service. Please use Self-Service and click on the "Employee Service Requests" to submit your computer and/or software request(s).  A short video is available to assist you with logging in and filling out the request.  You will need your Laker NetID to login, so please make sure you complete the above step.  If you do not see the computer model that you need, please contact Sadig Gulaghayev at  

_____ Check your email using LakerApps.  LakerApps is our suite of email, calendar, document sharing and collaboration applications powered by Google.  Email is an official form of communication at SUNY Oswego, so be sure to check it regularly.  Get started by logging in at  Please note, your username for this service is your complete email address.  

_____ Check your teaching schedule and roster at the myOswego website,  You can also set-up your campus emergency contact information should there be a campus emergency.  Login to myOswego using your Laker NetID.

_____ Set-up your course material in the Blackboard learning management system.  All courses are pre-loaded into Blackboard.  You can develop your course and then enable it when you are ready for your students to access it.  Login using your Laker NetID at

_____ Become familiar with teaching in our Advanced Technology Classrooms (ATCs).  Information about equipment available and how to use the classroom podiums is available from our ATCs website at

_____ Find out your campus phone extension.  You can use the People Search online directory to find out your campus phone number as well as phone numbers for other employees and departments.  Simply call another extension by dialing the last four digits of the number. Access People Search at  You can also search for colleagues' phone number using the voice directory at extension 6263 (NAME).

_____ Set up your voicemail and personal billing account.  Voicemail instructions for your phone are available at   On this site, you will also find a form for creating your personal billing account which is used for making personal phone calls.

Technology Questions?  Please call our Help Desk at 315.312.3456 or walk-in to 26 Lanigan during normal business hours or email us at