Student Toolbox

Whether you are a new student at RIC or a seasoned veteran, the pages on this Web site will be useful. Think of it as one stop shopping for technology information at RIC. It covers how to obtain an email address, how to figure out whether your classroom is "technology-enhanced", how to locate maps of RIC's wireless network on campus, how to be a Blackboard power user, and more. 

Most of the information here can be found by searching through the main RIC Web site. Our site pulls that information together to answer most of your questions without having to leave the Toolbox. Our goal is to help you discover most of what you need to know before you walk into the classroom on the first day of a new semester. As technology changes, so will these pages.

Free Online Interactive Software Training

Have you ever wanted self-paced interactive training to use popular Microsoft software? RIC faculty, staff, and students can now access online training videos and quizzes provided by CustomGuide. RIC's CustomGuide license offers online training videos for Microsoft applications, PC and Macintosh Operating Systems and Office 365 features.

Access CustomGuide interactive videos by visiting and then clicking on "Sign Up Today!" Please use your Rhode Island College email address when you create your CustomGuide account. Once you have created your account, you can begin to explore the self-paced interactive training. If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk at
456-8803 or

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