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Student Computer Labs General Information - California Western School of Law
Student Computer Labs General Information


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Locations & Hours

There are currently two computer labs here at the school:

  • The main lab is in the Library Building at 290 Cedar Street (sometimes referred to as the "290 lab").

  • The second is in the lower level of the Classroom Building at 350 Cedar Street (the "350 lab").

Both labs are available whenever the building is open.

  • Library Building (290) Lab: 7AM-Midnight Daily

  • Classroom Building (350) Lab: 7:30AM-10PM Daily

The 290 lab is often used for classes. The schedule for the lab is posted outside the door, and is also available online here.

Unless the schedule states otherwise, you can still use the lab during training sessions, as long as there are unoccupied seats, and you work quietly without disturbing the class. Training classes have first priority for seating in the lab.


Workstations

At each workstation, in addition to the computer, you will find:

  • A headset, so that you can watch video or listen to audio files without disturbing your neighbor.

  • A USB extender cable. This is provided so that you can use a USB flash drive, without having to climb under the desk to plug it in.

  • In the 290 lab only, there is also a network cable for laptops.


Software

Each station has the following software:

  • Windows XP Professional -or- Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Office 2010:
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Onenote
  • Web Browsers:
    • Internet Explorer
    • Firefox
    • Safari
    • Opera
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Media software: You can play just about any type of audio or video file.
  • MindManager by MindJet

Where To Store Data

Each student has 500 MB of storage space on the school network. When logged on to a computer in the lab, this will show up as your H: drive.

It is important that you save all your data to your H: drive, or to a USB flash drive. Anything that is saved to the Windows desktop, or any other location on the hard drive, will be deleted when you log off of the system.

On the lab computers, the "My Documents" folder goes straight to your H: drive.

You can also access your H: drive from your laptop or home computer.


Printers

There are two printers in each lab. Click here for full information about printing.


Rules

No food, drinks, or tobacco products allowed in the computer labs.

The Student Computer Labs are Quiet Study Areas. Because of the printers and other background noise, the labs aren't as quiet as other areas, however, the lab is a study area, and it is important to keep voices quiet out of respect for the other students in the lab, and the work they are doing.

Cells phones must be set to silent mode, or turned off. Cell phones may not be used in the Student Computer Lab.

You must have a signed copy of the Acceptable Use Form on file. If you do not turn in the Acceptable Use Form, your account will be disabled.


Logging Off

It is very important that you log off the computer when you are finished in the Student Computer Lab. Simply click the Start button, then click "Log Off". You will get a dialog box asking if you are sure you want to log off. Click Log off, or just press Enter, to confirm, and log off.

Shortly after you log off, the system will reboot. When the system reboots, it runs a program which cleans up the hard drive, and puts the hard drive back the way it was before you started. When we have this many people all using these computers, this helps keep the computers happy and healthy.


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