CWSL Student Computer Labs General Information
Where To Store Data
are currently two computer labs here at the school. The main
is in the Library at 290 Cedar street (sometimes referred to as the
"290 lab"). The second is located in the lower level of the
building (the "350 lab"). Both labs are available whenever
the building is
The 290 lab is often used for classes. The
the lab is posted outside the door, and is also available online here:
month's lab schedule.
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.
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.
USB extender cable. This is provided so that you can use a
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
Each station has the following software:
Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Office 2010
Corel Wordperfect X5
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Media software: You can play just about any type of audio or
MindManager by MindJet
student has 250 MB of storage space on
the school network. When logged on to a computer in the lab,
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
to the Windows desktop, or any other location on the hard drive, will
be deleted when you log off of the system. Make sure that
anything you want to keep gets saved to your H: drive.
On the lab computers, the "My Documents" folder goes straight to your
You can also access your H: drive from your laptop or home computer.
here for information.
There are two printers in each lab
There is also a printer for Westlaw and Lexis. Use of these
printers will be covered during your training for Westlaw and Lexis
here for full information about printing.
No food, drinks, or tobacco products allowed in the computer labs.
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
keep voices quiet out of respect for the other students in
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.
must have a signed copy of the Acceptable Use Form on file.
you do not turn in the Acceptable Use Form, then your account will be
You can get a copy of the form here.
Logging OffIt 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
hard drive, and puts the hard drive back the way it was before you
started. When we have this many people all using these
this helps keep the computers happy and healthy.
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