Technology Services

Technology Services strives to provide professional computing support and services to enhance student learning at Lees-McRae College and is constantly striving to leverage IT best practices, utilizing an approach that is both creative and pragmatic. 

Services for Students


    Student Email Services

    Student Email Services are the official communication medium of the college. Email service is provided by Office 365 and includes a email address. Students can access their email at any time from their phone, computer, or tablet. Email access is terminated 12 months after students graduate or withdraw from the college. 
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    Office 365

    Office 365 is provided complimentary to all students, which includes the latest Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Teams, and more, plus 1TB of secure cloud storage.
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    SpectrumU Streaming Television

    SpectrumU streaming television service is provided to all residential students. With nearly 150 live TV channels, on-demand content from popular networks, and a personal DVR, SpectrumU provides all the content of cable or satellite TV with all the convenience of streaming. 

    How to Login
    Resident students can log in to this service using their Lees-McRae email address and password when connected to the Lees-McRae network.  

    How to Watch

    Watch on Computer

    • Launch SpectrumU. 
    • Enter as your school domain. 
    • Sign in with your Lees-McRae email address and password, if prompted. 

    Watch on Mobile Device

    • Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and download the SpectrumU app (not the Spectrum app). 
    • Enter as your school domain. 
    • Sign in with your Lees-McRae email address and password, if prompted. 

    Digital Media Player and Set Top Boxes

    • Roku:You can download the Spectrum app on your Roku.  Note that when logging into the app, you may need to select the option to login to Spectrum U and set up the app using your Lees-McRae login credentials.  
    • Apple TV:You can download and use the Spectrum app in the Apple TV store. 
    • Xbox One:Look for the Spectrum app in the app store. 

    Smart TVs

    • Samsung Smart TV:Look for the Spectrum app in the app store. 

    Casting and Sharing from a device to your TV

    • AirPlay:You can use AirPlay on compatible devices and TVs to cast or screen mirror SpectrumU to your TV. 
    • MiraCast:Some Windows 10/11 laptops and compatible TVs can cast to your TV.  Many newer Samsung, SONY and LG TVs have this capability.  
    • ChromeCast:Cast to your TV with Google Chromecast when logging in with Google Chrome. 

     For more information, visit the Spectrum support center



    Montibus is a web-based package providing access to personal and college-related information. Students can check grades, register for classes, view their student account, and more.
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    Brightspace is a web-based package that provides a student landing space for course materials, such as syllabi, readings, assignments, tests, discussion boards, and student grades.
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    High-Speed Wireless Internet

    High-Speed Wireless Internet is provided by an open network to all campus buildings and surrounding areas.

    Wired Internet Connections

    Wired Internet Connections are provided in all residence hall rooms at gigabit speeds. Students will need to provide their own RJ-45 Cat 5e or greater network cable to use this connection point.

    Print and Copy Services

    Print and copy services are provided utilizing a pay-per-print model to manage costs on networked printer/copier equipment. All students receive $50 of print credit on their ID card each semester which provides approximately 1000 black and white printed pages. An ID card is required to activate print and copy services. Students with large print jobs are encouraged to use the Print and Copy Center, located in the Shelton Learning Commons on North Campus or the Cannon Administration Building on South Campus. Personal wireless printers are not supported on the college’s wireless network.


    Computer Labs

    Computer labs and workstations are located throughout campus for general student use. All labs are equipped with desktop computers and network printers. Students should bring a USB flash drive or use their OneDrive account to save their data. Computer labs, at times, may be reserved for classes.

Help Desk Support

The Help Desk provides hardware and software support for all college-owned desktops, laptops, and printers; as well as support for administrative systems and networks. The Help Desk also provides network connectivity and Microsoft Office installation support for students who bring personal computers to campus.

Login problems?

Your username is a combination of your initials and student ID, including the leading zero. Here is an example:

Your name: John Doe
Your student ID: 12345678
Your login username would be:

Resources and Tutorials

Contact Us

Joe Baumhover
Director of Technology Services

Melanie Brookbank
Business Analyst

Joe Catoe
Technology Support Specialist