IT Communications & Articles

Banner 9 Upgrade

College of Marin has begun the transition to Banner 9, which offers modern interfaces, improved navigation and new capabilities.

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for COM Web Services

Data security is a concern for corporations of all sizes, government organizations, and schools. Hackers target higher education institutions for their intellectual property, personally identifiable information, and financial information.  The California Department of Justice considered MFA as “reasonable security procedures and practices…to protect personal information from unauthorized, access, destruction, u

Source for Discounted Electronic Devices Pricing

If you are looking to purchase hardware device for personal use, our partners have extended special discounts for our staff and students. Please consult the following vendors' site at your convenience.

Self-service Application Catalog

The IT Department has pre-packaged a number of useful applications/programs to be installed at your convenience. The app catalog includes mostly productivity tools and utilities. All COM authenticated users (logged in) are permitted to use this web-based catalog.

Information Technology Update - Fall 2016 Report (11/6/2016)

Dear COM Community: We hope you have been enjoying the colorful autumn season!  In this quarter, the Information Technology Department has continued its efforts to build out our infrastructure and to position ourselves to deliver efficient and effective services.  The following is the synopsis of our key projects. Communication network improvement

Sources for academic software discounts

Educational software applications could be purchased from various sources.  For your convenience, the IT department has leveraged our Volume Licensing subscriptions to provide you discounts.  Because of the College’s Software Assurance benefits restrictions, the discounted software license will remain active, only if the student is currently registered with COM or if the staff is still employed. Alumni and retirees are NOT eligible under most programs.

A new Drupal CMS website

The College recently launched a new CMS site. This Drupal platform offers dynamic content management and restores content ownership to our functional teams. We are continuing work for cutting over the remaining departments. Please visit our new site at

Wireless and Mobile Device Management Services

The COM IT Department has deployed a new tool for onboarding your personal mobile devices into the College wireless network.  The process is seamless and straightforward. Please use the below link to register your personal devices. Your College assigned laptops are exempted from this process; they should automatically be connected. Also, if you were part of the previous trial, uninstall the “XpressConnect” app from your personal mobile device, and re-download it from the provided link.