Information Technology Resources

Cybersecurity Policies
Students connecting remotely to Oakton’s network must follow information technology security guidelines. 

Expanded WiFi Coverage
WiFi in the parking lots of Skokie and Des Plaines locations is available and fully operational beginning in the fall 2020 semester.

Computer Labs/Cybercafes
Due to the continued restrictions presented by COVID-19, Oakton students have limited access to campus facilities. However, in the effort to support the individual needs expressed by some students, the College has designated a limited amount of study space at both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses. Beginning March 1, should you need a quiet space to complete academic work that includes access to a computer and internet services, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at to express your need and receive more detailed information.

Students who need access to technology to complete their coursework, including specialized software such as Solidworks, Adobe, etc., should contact the IT Help Desk at 847.635.1965.

Technology Checkout
Technology such as Chromebooks, laptops, WiFi hotspots and webcams will be available for checkout for students. Students must submit an application form to request the technology devices for the fall semester.

Credit and noncredit Continuing Education, Training, and Workforce Development (adult education, Emeritus, ESL, GED Continuing Education for Health Professionals) students can access online resources including D2L, Google Apps, Zoom (or Google Meet) among others.