Technology at Stonehill for New Students

Welcome to Stonehill!

The Department of Information Technology would like to welcome you to Stonehill College! This next step in your journey is an exciting one, and we are glad to be a part of it. We are providing the following information to help you get started using the technology that’s available to you.

Your Stonehill Account

Your Stonehill username and password are the keys to your digital life at Stonehill, and you’ll use them to log into campus computers, register your devices, access our network, log in to important applications such as myHill and eLearn.

Managing your Password

It is extremely important that you enroll in our password change service, which will allow you to change your password or reset a forgotten or expired password. Enrolling in the password change service also ensures you are notified via email before your password expires. To access the password change service, click on the Password Service QuickLink in myHill.

myHill

myHill is your path to everything! To access myHill, navigate to myhill.stonehill.edu and sign-in using your Stonehill username and password. Using the QuickLinks Channel on the left side of the Home tab, you’ll have access to many College resources including your email, our password change service, eLearn, and more. Refer to the myHill for Students category on our Knowledge Base for more information about using myHill.

Stonehill Mobile Application

The My Stonehill mobile application is available for iOS and Android devices and provides convenient access to a variety of information for the Stonehill community.  Students can use the app to view dining menus, check grades, see if a washing machine is available, access the Stonehill shuttle schedule, and much more.  To download the app, search for "Stonehill College" in your device’s application store.

Laptop Recommendations

Buying a new laptop for college? Consider taking a look at our laptop recommendations for ideas on minimum specifications, as well as consulting with the head of your major to see if their curriculum comes with any specific requirements.

Email, Office Applications, Data Storage, and More

Your Stonehill account will also give you access to Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud service which delivers a variety of useful online tools including:

  • Email and calendar - 50GB of mail storage
  • OneDrive – 1TB of synchronized cloud file storage for sharing and collaboration
  • Office Web Apps - online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote

Students are also licensed to download Office Pro Plus on up to 5 devices, providing full version of Office on PCs, Macs and mobile applications on iPhones, iPads, and Android phones while they are enrolled at Stonehill.

Antivirus

Antivirus software is strongly recommended for both PC and Mac. Windows 10 computers come with Microsoft's own antivirus solution, Windows Defender, already included. Macs do not come with an antivirus solution included, so we strongly recommend installing one if you have a Mac.

eLearn

eLearn is our learning management system and it’s powered by Blackboard Learn. Most faculty use eLearn to post their course syllabi, content, assignments, and grades. You will be required to login to eLearn on a regular basis, which you can do by selecting eLearn from the QuickLinks Channel in myHill.

Bb Student

Bb Student is a free app that allows you to access your eLearn courses from your mobile devices. Whether you’re scanning through a course document, catching up on a discussion, or scrolling through new activity in the Dashboard – Bb Student is all about being connected to your courses. To download the app, search for "Bb Student" in your device’s app store.

Computer Labs, Software, and Printing

There are two general purpose Computer Labs on campus for student use. Stanger 109 contains PCs, Macs, and Bloomberg terminals and is accessible 24 hours on most days using a Hillcard for access when the building is closed.  MacPhaidin Library 313 contains PCs and is available during normal Library hours.  For more information about learning spaces and software that is available to you, refer to the Software Availability by Location and Electronic Classrooms and Labs pagese. For more information about printing in the labs, including how to print from your laptop or mobile device, refer to the Printing category on our Knowledge Base.

Information Technology Website

The Stonehill Information Technology website (www.stonehill.edu/it) contains valuable technology-related information, including a link to our Get Started page, which contains links to many helpful resources for new students. We also have an extensive collection of helpful documentation and training materials in our Knowledge Base.

The Stonehill Computer Network

All residence halls have multiple connections to our wired network, providing high-speed access to the Stonehill Network. Our secure wireless network, called hillspot, is available in all buildings throughout the campus with 100% coverage in the residence halls. To setup hillspot on your devices, follow the instructions in the Wireless Network Access category on our Knowledge Base.

Device Registration

To ensure a secure and reliable network environment, we require all devices that access our network be registered. Gaming consoles must be registered and connected via a wired connection, so bring a 25-foot network cable. For instructions on registering your devices, including detailed requirements and instructions for performing a pretest on your computer prior to arriving on campus, please visit the "Device Registration" category on our Knowledge Base.

TV

Stonehill provides cable television  and XFINITY on Campus IPTV from Comcast to students living in residence halls. You may bring cable-ready televisions for your residence hall room, which can be plugged directly into a CATV jack. For more information about setting up cable television or accessing XOC, please refer to the Cable TV category on our Knowledge Base.

IT Service Desk

The IT Service Desk is staffed by both full-time employees and student assistants, and provides answers to general computing questions. Stop by our office in Duffy 025, call (508) 565-HELP, or send us an email at service-desk@stonehill.edu. Follow us on Twitter for technology updates and tips @Stonehill_IT