Information Technology

The aspiration of the Columbia College Chicago Information Technology department is to provide students with functional technological resources that will act as a catalyst to their academic success. The following pages will provide students with important information on how to access items such as campus Wifi, Loopmail, OASIS, Canvas, Lynda.com, and technical support.

FAQs

How do I access OASIS?

The Online Administrative Student Information System (OASIS) is the online tool that faculty members use to post final grades, check their teaching schedules, and submit various academic forms. Students use Oasis to register for classes, pay tuition and fees, check academic progress, and update their official address and contact information, as well as their emergency contact information. Visit oasis.colum.edu to log in with your Oasis ID number and Oasis password.

For OASIS login support, call 312.369.7001, or email clientservices@colum.edu Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

How do I access Loopmail?

Loopmail is the official student email of Columbia. All official Columbia email communications will be delivered via Loopmail, so it is important that students check their account regularly. Also, a variety of registration information, billing information, financial aid information, an all-student newsletter and several targeted newsletters are available for students to receive each month. This information can all be found in the Loopmail inbox.

Logging in to Loopmail:

  • Visit the Loopmail login page. Your Loopmail account will be accessed through Gmail. For a current student registered at Columbia, the default login combo is Username: firstname.lastname.

For Loopmail support, call 312.369.7001, or email clientservices@colum.edu Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

How do I access Canvas?

Canvas is the LMS used by Columbia faculty to manage their courses and it allows students to access course materials, such as course syllabi, assignments, resources, grades, and other materials. The college’s Canvas website is located at canvas.colum.edu.

Students sign in to Canvas with their Oasis ID number and Oasis password.

For login assistance, please contact Client Services by phone at 312-369-7001 or by email at clientservices@colum.edu Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There is also 24/7 support available through the Canvas website. Users must sign-in and refer to the help icon on the Canvas home page to reach a Canvas representative through chat or phone support.