Computers and technology are integral parts of the University. They facilitate teaching, learning (both online and traditional) and administrative functions. The University maintains a state of the art local-area network through state and federal funding.
The University’s infrastructure is supported by a campus-wide fiber optics backbone and wireless network, connecting campus users to speeds up to 1 gigabyte (GB) locally. PeachNet, is the Internet connection that provides faculty, staff and administrators with a 500 megabyte (MB) internet connection. The students’ internet connection is also provided by PeachNet and is a dedicated 1 gigabyte (GB) Internet path for the residential network. The University’s supporting applications include electronic mail; a campus-wide distributed messaging system, a university web site (http://www.savannahstate.edu), door card access, video conferencing, student LMS, remote printing, remote access services, security for identity management, and video surveillance.
Teaching and learning is supported through the establishment of general purpose, collaborative open spaces and specialized computer labs, in both PC and MAC formats, in academic and residential facilities. The University offers distance education through Video Conferencing using WebEx to deliver distributed e learning.
The University’s administrative functions are supported through Ellucian’s Banner - a student information system, OneUSG Connect and Human Resources systems, an automated work order system, electronic building security, and Blackbaud - an alumni financial system.
The University strives to stay in the forefront of technology to better facilitate the services to and education of its student population.