Please take a moment to review the lab policies. With your assistance, we can make the lab a clean and enjoyable place to use.
Responsible Facility Use
- This lab is governed by the Campus Computing and Networks Policy
- This is a public access computer lab. It is recommended that belongings not be left unattended.
- Speak quietly in the lab so that others are not disturbed.
- Academic work is priority; playing computer games is not permitted when the lab is busy.
- The screen saver turns on after 30 minutes.
- Please leave the lab approximately 15 minutes prior to the lab closing time.
- Use the paper recycling bins for white scrap paper.
- No user software is allowed on lab computers.
- Do not try to repair or adjust lab equipment. Report all problems to IT
- Please leave the computers on to allow virus and windows updates to be completed.
Food and Drink Policy
- Please do not eat and drink only from covered water bottles.
- Our priority is to provide a clean and safe computing environment for students. Please assist us by adhering to the food and drink policy.
- Students are encouraged to save their files to their OneDrive, any other cloud based storage.
- When editing documents using any form of Webmail, save the document to a known location. Do not use the default file location as it may be erased when the web browser is closed.
- Files may be saved to the “My Documents” folder on the desktop. This points to the C:\temp folder on the hard drive. They will persist, even after one has logged off or rebooted. This location is not to be used for permanent storage as the files may be deleted at anytime. Do not save to the desktop as these files may be deleted
- Files may be saved to USB keys, please see below.
USB Keys and Other Removable Media
- USB keys are permitted for use on all machines in the lab.
- As a general rule, the computer hardware policy will not permit you to read files that have been encrypted, please do not encrypt files that you plan to use in the public labs.
- We are not responsible for USB keys or other removable media left in the machines.