Help and How-to's
ETS manages 20 college computer labs and electronic classrooms (generally referred to as “labs”) for student and faculty use within the College of Engineering. In the ETS computer labs you will find PCs running Windows, thin clients connected to Windows servers, or both. How you log in, access software, and perform routine computing task is the same no matter which computer you are using. Some differences are mentioned in the pages linked throughout.
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Lab & Classroom Use Policies
Last Revised January 2018
Since the Engineering College computer labs are a shared environment with many students needing the lab’s resources, there must be policies of use so that all users will have a fair and equal opportunity to use the lab’s computers without distractions or annoyances.
Because of this, any policy violation will result in suspension of network privileges and other consequences. These policies apply to the Virtual Classroom (VCL) as well.
- Use of the computing facilities must be in keeping with the CSU’s Acceptable Use Policy. Non-academic uses must be stopped and the computer given up when other students need the computer for school work.
- Be courteous to those around you by talking quietly and keeping sounds from the computer to a minimum. Use headphones if sound is needed.
- Please make an effort to keep the labs and computing equipment clean, by cleaning up after yourself when you are finished with your work.
- Appropriate dress, including shoes and shirts, are required in all labs.
- If you need to take a break, computers may be locked (by typing Ctrl+Alt+Del) for up to 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, the computer will be unlocked by an administrator and made available to other students. (Please see the note below.)
- Do not use multiple computers if others are waiting to use a computer.
- For the safety of Engineering students and the security of computing equipment, do not attempt to defeat the door lock or security mechanisms. This includes jamming any of the Engineering lab’s doors open at any time.
- Using a university computer to view pornographic material is a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy and is disrespectful to those in the vicinity.
- Sleeping is not permitted in the labs.
- Do not perform any actions which disrupt the use of the network for others. This includes intentionally broadcasting messages to another computer or another user without the user’s permission
Thank you for observing these policies.
Note for policy #5: For those who need to run long simulations and would like to leave the computer while the simulation is running, we have other ETS resources meant for this purpose such as the Windows or Linux servers. If those resources cannot work for you, please contact the ETS Computer Lab Manager.
Lost And Found
If you lost an item in one of the ETS computer labs or classrooms, your items may be delivered to one of several places:
- If you are in the Engineering building, please check in Engineering 102 (CBE Main Office)
- If you are in the Glover building, please check in Glover 100 (ETS Help Desk)
- If you are in the Academic Village, please check with the Hall Desk in the AV Commons
If you aren’t able to find your item in these locations, please check the Lory Student Center Info Desk. Items are quite often turned in there.