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  1. Information Technology atHofstra University School of Law A Hands on Session Gary Moore, Assistant Dean for Information Systems

  2. Information Technology at Hofstra Law School (The Jeopardy Categories) • Location of Department • Open Computer Hours • Wireless Network • My Hofstra Portal Account • Technology Web Page • Computer Labs/ Printing • Exams on Computer • Using Laptops in the Classroom

  3. Location of Info Systems Department • Room 223 – Law School • Five Full Time Employees • Gary Moore, Assistant Dean for Information Systems • Andrew Wilson, Director of Information Systems • Mary Giacomazza, Computer Coordinator • Michael Wagner, Webmaster • Vacant Assistant Director position • Also have student aide support covering the help desk and labs

  4. Information Systems Department Continued • Tech support number is (516) 463-4192 • E-mail Address – lawhelp@hofstra.edu • Hours • Mon. – Thurs. 9:00 A.M – 8:00 P.M. • Fri. 9:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M. • Student Computer Support Limited to Open Computer Hours or By Appointment Only (listed on web site)

  5. Open Computer Hours and Appointments • Period of Time where office is available for student computer software support only • Wireless Network Setup • Anti Virus Software and Ad Aware installation • Microsoft Office support/troubleshooting • Exam Software Re-Installation* • General computer questions • Hours Will Be E-mailed to Students and posted on technology site • Appointments can be made walk in or by email or by phone

  6. Wireless Network • Covers ENTIRE Law School and Joan Axinn Hall (Career Services and Clinic) • Uses 802.11G Technology • Connect to HUNET not HUGUEST • Wireless Security System – • Requires Hofstra username and password first time to login and authenticate • CSA and McAfee – Hands on Time • Printing to network printers via IPrint

  7. My Hofstra Portal Account • http://My.hofstra.edu • Password is 701 ID number (which you must change on first login – password must be 8 characters and include a number AND a special character such as #,@,!). • Email, Online System, IPrint, network files • Access to Software via Support Tab • McAfee Antivirus • Office 2007 My Hofstra Portal • Microsoft Office 2007 for PC and Microsoft 2008 for Apple

  8. My Hofstra Portal - IPrint • IPrint allows you to print for your Windows laptop to network printer in first floor 24 hour lab or outside the 24 hour lab in the library. • IPrint Supports Windows XP and Vista but no support for Apple • If not using IPrint, you can use network labs to print • Workaround for Apple Users - Boot camp

  9. Portal Email • Hofstra Pride Gmail System • 2 GB disk space • Can setup your Gmail Email for Outlook – • http://law.hofstra.edu/technology/guides • Can Forward email to other email accounts • Students Automatically Subscribed to Email Listserv • Full Time 1L students - Class 2011 listserv • PT Day- Evening Students – Class 2011 listserv & Pt Class 2012 Listserv • Full Time Transfer Students – Class2010 listserv • All departments use class listservs • You MUST check your e-mail daily!!!!!!!!

  10. My Hofstra Portal Continued • Access Class Schedule via Hofstra Online, Grades • Access to Financial Aid and Personal Information • Targeted Announcements for Law Students

  11. Backing Up • Absolutely critical • Ftp.hofstra.edu • For FTP software go to download.com and download coreftplite • http://law.hofstra.edu/technology/guides • USB keys • Use GMail Account – 2 GB disk space

  12. More My Hofstra Portal Account Info • More My Hofstra Resources… • Access to My files..however we recommend.. • ftp.hofstra.edu – Coreftp • http:://www.hofstra.edu/technology/software • 100 MB Disk Space for Files/Web Pages • Access to Law Library Resources • Customize Portal with Personal Links

  13. Technology Page • law.hofstra.edu/it • Computer Purchase Recommendations • Discounts with Lenovo and Apple • Computer Tips • law.hofstra.edu/technology/guides • Instruction guides on setting up Gmail for outlook, My Portal, IPrint, Windows Updates • Printing account form • Web Page Guides • law.hofstra.edu/technology/software • Coreftp and Ad Aware links • Links to Software Upgrade Sites

  14. Other Important Web Sites • http://law.hofstra.edu • Current Students • Class Assignments • Booklists • Access to Portal • News and Events • Calendar http://calendar.hofstra.edu

  15. Taking Your Final Exams on Computer • Automatically signed up to take exams on computer – can opt out (will be notified on that) • Hofstra Law School was one of the first schools in the country to offer exams on computer using secure exam software. • Over 85% of the entire law school student body took exams on computer in Spring 2007. • Version available for Windows and Apple

  16. Exam Software Training • Mandatory Exam Software Training Classes – Will be Announced Via E-mail of locations and times. • Classes are During Dean’s Hours and late evening sessions as well • If you do not show up to the class, you will not be allowed to take your exam on computer • Poll

  17. Computer Labs/Printing • Two computer labs Library • First Floor 24 Hour Lab • Card swipe access • 18 computers • Network Printers (including IPrint Printer), Standalone Lexis & Westlaw Printers • Lower Level Library Lab • 18 computers • Network Printer, Standalone Lexis/Westlaw printers • Scanners in each Lab • DO NOT INSTALL SOFTWARE ON LAB COMPUTERS

  18. Computer Labs/Printing (cont.) • Student Labs covered by Student aides, • Documentation in Labs – Wireless, IPrint • Printing - Pay for Print system • *800 free pages per semester (Fall, Spring and Summer Sessions) • Does NOT include free Lexis and Westlaw standalone printing (you’ll get training on both in the first semester) • After 800 pages run out, you must recredit account using credit form (online at technology guides site) – Memorial Hall

  19. Laptops in the Classroom and Law Library • AC Outlets available at every seat in all the largest classrooms (rooms 308,238,230,205,206 and just about every seat in the Deane Law Library) • Many faculty will limit use of wireless and even laptops in their classes – listed on syllabus or will be announced first day of class.

  20. Email Advice /Computer Policy • Email Advice • CHECK YOUR SPAM FILTER – Listserv messages often go there. • Make Sure to Sign Your E-mails • Do Not Use All Caps • If you forward your email and setup a new account, make sure the forwarding goes there too! • University Computer Policy • http://www.hofstra.edu/StudentServ/CC/SCS/SCS_Policy.cfm • Must Abide by that Policy – We enforce it here!

  21. One Last Thing.. • Thank you for your time and welcome aboard!!