Students

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.

OASIS?

Online Administrative Student Information System (OASIS) is the online tool students use 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.

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

Canvas?

We’re excited to introduce you to Canvas. Columbia College Chicago will be transitioning to this new Learning Management System (LMS), which will eventually replace Moodle.

Be sure to check out this video for an overview of what you can do within Canvas, as well as frequently asked questions.

How do I sign in to Canvas?

Students sign in to Canvas with their OASIS information at canvas.colum.edu.

Students will not have access to Canvas unless they are assigned to a course within Canvas.

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

Will I still have classes in Moodle?

Canvas will eventually replace Moodle. Until then, you may have courses on both Moodle and Canvas. Be sure to check with your instructor to see which system your course will be using.

When will I have a Canvas account?

Students must be assigned to a course or resource page within Canvas in order for a Canvas account to be created and enabled.

Why aren't my courses appearing in Canvas?

Please allow 2-4 hours for your courses to appear in Canvas after registration in Oasis.

Why does my dropped course still appear in Canvas?

After you drop your course in Oasis, please allow 2-4 hours for the change to reflect in your Canvas course list.

Students can also view a Canvas student guide here.

Moodle Rooms?

Moodle, a Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, is a learning management system used by Columbia faculty to manage their courses. Students log in to Moodle with their OASIS information. Depending on how each teacher uses Moodle, students may access syllabi, assignments, readings, resources, forums, wikis, course grades and other materials. Instructors will let their students know if they are using Moodle in a particular class.

For Moodle support, call 844.897.0429, or visit colum.edusupportcenter.com for chat support or to open a case.
Campus Wifi?

"Columbia Student" is the wireless network dedicated to students. This network is accessed using the same credentials to access OASIS.

Once you select the "Columbia Student" network from your list of available wireless networks, a browser window will pop up asking you to log into the network with your OASIS credentials. If a window does not automatically pop up, open a web browser and attempt to access the portal, and you will be re-directed to the log-in page. If you have any issues, please contact client services at 312-369-7001.

Please note that the "Columbia FacStaff" network is dedicated to Faculty and Staff. This network is accessed using network login credentials.

Lynda.com?

Lynda.com is the premier online training resource for anyone seeking exceptional, current and relevant software training. Whether you use it to supplement your learning in the classroom or to teach yourself an entirely new skillset, lynda.com is a truly invaluable resource available to the Columbia student community. Just log in to OASIS, click on the training tab and follow the lynda.com link to get started.

Library?

https://library.colum.edu/

Computers and printing resources for all Columbia students are located in the Library.

Columbia College Library

624 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 369-7900

Specific academic departments may also operate a lab or labs reserved for their students. Check with the department to locate all on-campus computer labs available to students.

Printing Resources?

https://library.colum.edu/

Computers and printing resources for all Columbia students are located in the Library.

Columbia College Library

624 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 369-7900

Specific academic departments may also operate a lab or labs reserved for their students. Check with the department to locate all on-campus computer labs available to students.

There is also an on-campus Xerox Document Center available to students (at a deep discount) at 619 S. Wabash Ave., 1st floor. This option is best suited for students with large or complex copy projects. Stop by the document center to inquire about current prices and turnaround time.

The center is open Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Students can use Columbia Cash to pay for printing at the library, the Xerox Document Center and some of the academic departments (check with the department first before printing).

Columbia College Computer Store?

The Computer Store would like to welcome our new students to Columbia College Chicago. The store is conveniently located on campus and offers a full range of Apple products, Avid Software and peripherals at educational pricing. Knowledgeable student staff can help with major-specific tech solutions. The Computer Store in-house specialist can service, troubleshoot and repair student computers right here on campus.

Client Services?

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