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Welcome to Lawrence Tech! This guide will give you a brief introduction to the computing environment at Lawrence Tech and answer basic questions about the laptop initiative, access to the campus network, email and Internet access, IDs and passwords, printers, the Banner Web System, the instructional software package Blackboard and more. We hope this guide will be useful to you. If you have any comments or questions about this guide, please contact the Help Desk at 204-248-2330, or send an email email@example.com
About The Laptop Initiative • Registered undergraduates and teaching faculty can get a laptop • The current contract period is one year • Graduate students are not included, but may get a laptop at the rate of $95 per credit hour if we have laptops available after Fall distribution.
Undergraduate students need to satisfy three conditions before receiving their laptop: • They must register for classes. • They must pay a $500 security deposit. • They must sign the laptop agreement. The laptop agreement is online in BannerWeb.
What if my laptop isn’t working? • If you have a problem with your laptop, bring it to the Help Desk, Room C203, Taubman Student Services Center. • Most fixes and repairs can be done on the spot. • If the repair takes longer, you can borrow a laptop while yours is being fixed. • There are no charges for any repair or service.
1.6 GHz Centrino (Wireless) Processor 15-inch LCD display 512 MB DDR SDRAM memory 24X DVD/CD RW drive 40GB hard disk drive 32 MB video RAM 10BaseT PCMCIA network card 10/100 MHz Internal 56K V.90 data/fax modem Integral Touch Pad (m) 12 cell lithium ion battery power pack (three hours average use) 2 PCMCIA slots 2 USB slots Input and output ports: S-Video, USB, IR, VGA, parallel PS/2 mouse, keyboard, monitor, audio input/output and volume control AC adapter MPC T-3000 Laptop Specifications Minimum Specifications:
Intel Core Duo L2400 L Processor 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667 MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM) 12.1 inch WVA SXGA+ TFT 100 GB Hard Drive 7200 rpm Serial ATA (2.5 inch) Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Integrated 1 GB Ethernet Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG 3 USB 2.0 ports, RJ-11, RJ-45, IEEE 1394, secure digital slot, IR, integrated microphone port US English Keyboard Integrated fingerprint reader 8 Cell Li-Ion Battery Integrated 56K v.90 modem ThinkPad X-60 Tablet Specifications Minimum Specifications:
Intel Core Duo Processor T2300 (1.66GHz, 2MB L2, 667 MHz FSB) 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667 MHz SO DIMM Memory (2 DIMM) 15.4 WSXGA+TFT LCD 80 GB Hard Drive, 5400 rpm Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Integrated 1 GB Ethernet Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG 3 USB 2.0 ports, RJ-11, RJ-45, IR, external display, microphone & headphone ports 3 USB 2.0 ports, RJ-11, RJ-45, IR, external display, microphone & headphone ports DVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer, Ultrabay Slim US English keyboard Integrated fingerprint reader UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad) 6 cell Li-Ion Battery 56K v.92 Designed Modem ThinkPad T-60 Laptop Specifications Minimum Specifications:
Taking care of your laptop DO: • Always shut down your laptop properly using the “Start” button / Shutdown procedure • Always keep your laptop in your possession. • Let the laptop power off completely before putting it in a case to prevent overheating. • Keep it clean. DON’T: • Close the laptop lid with objects inside. • Place heavy objects, like books, on top of the laptop. • Leave your laptop where temperatures are extremely hot or cold, such as in your car. Extreme temperatures can damage the screen and other components. • Leave your laptop in the classroom or in your car. Don’t tempt anyone to steal your laptop. • Spill liquid on the keyboard. Liquids will damage the keyboard. • Use glue or stickers on your laptop.
What Software is on my laptop? All laptops have a standard suite of installed software which we call the ‘base image.’ The base software image includes: E-Reader (library) Windows Media player Java Runtime Enviroment 6.0 Sophos Anti-virus TK Solver Release 5 PDF Writer Pro Logger Pro 3.4.6 DataStudio MS Calc Plus Refworks Plug-in Microsoft Education Pack (for Tablets) Microsoft Experience Pack (for Tablets) VT Write-On (for Tablets) UW Classroom Presenter (for Tablets) Windows XP O/S IntervideoWinDVD 5 Maple 11 Visual Studio.NET 2005 MS Word 2003, MS Excel 2003, MS PowerPoint 2003, MS Access 2003 MS Frontpage 2003, MS InfoPath 2003 MS Publisher 2003, MS Project 2003 MS Viso 2003, MS Outlook 2003 MYSql 5.0.19 Nero 6 (for MPC laptops) Sonic RecordNow (for Lenovo notebooks) Quicktime 7.1.6 Realplayer 10 Scientific Viewer WinZip 9.0 Adobe Reader 8.0 Windows Messenger 5.0
Software Images by College / MajorIn addition to the base image, each college has specific software installed on each laptop. Arts and Sciences Adobe Pagemaker MathCad 14* MatLab & Simulink 2007a* Engineering • MathCad 14* • BeigeBag Spice • MatLab & Simulink 2007a* • Solid Edge 19 • Catia v5* Architecture Adobe Creative Suite 3 AutoCAD 2008 Architecture 2008 Raster Design 2008 Revit MEP Suite 2008 Revit Structure 2008 Revit Architecture 2008 VIZ 2007 * On campus use only Civil Engineering ArcGIS 9.2* AutoCad 2008 Architecture 2008 Revit Architecture 2008 Revit Structure 2008 Civil 3D Land Desktop 2008 Civil 3D 2008 Map 3D 2008 Raster Design 2008 Electrical 2008 Survey 2007* MathCAD 2000
Can I use my own laptop? Yes, but: • It will not reduce your tuition or fees. • You must obtain licensed copies all of the required software needed for your classes. • You must supply your own insurance. • We cannot provide hardware or software support for personally owned laptops.
The Help Desk Visit the Help Desk for laptop problem diagnosis, laptop distribution, repair, laptop returns, part replacement, wireless network configuration, password changes, email setup. Location: C203 Taubman Student Services Center Phone: 249-204-2330 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Hours(Subject to change. Please check our website for current hours): Fall – Spring: Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Summer:Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Before visiting the Help Desk, try to answer the following questions: • What is the exact nature of the problem? Please be specific. • When did the problem start? • Is the problem repeatable? • Was any new software installed? • Was the computer damaged in any way? • Were any error messages displayed when the problem occurred?
Laptop, LTU Network, and EMAIL Login IDs and Passwords This ID and password lets you login to your laptop, the LTU network and your LTU email. The ID is your first and last name initials and your student ID number: Name: Allen Brown ab000012345 Student ID Number: 000012345 First time password is date of birth. MMDDYY Example: date of birth is Nov. 24, 1987 112487 When you login for the first time, you must change your password. You must be on campus to change your password. This password expires every 180 days. You should change it three times a year.
LTU Internet & Wireless Connections • Provides wireless Internet access from anywhere on campus, but not off campus. • You access the LTU network to connect to the Internet, send email, use some of LTU’s licensed software, and print to public campus printers. • Make sure your wireless connection is enabled. Check the wireless LED indicator on your laptop.
Accessing the Internet from off campus The LTU wireless network covers the campus area but does not extend beyond campus. If you want Internet access from your home or workplace, you must set up access from an Internet Service Provider or ISP, for example Earthlink, Comcast, or AOL. LTU does not provide Internet access to off campus users. Using LTU licensed software from on and off campus The following software applications require licensing authorization and can only be used on campus: Catia v5 MathCAD 14 MatLab & Simulink 2007a Additional Network Information
BannerWeb Use BannerWeb to register for classes, review your schedule, check your account balance, sign the online laptop agreement, and update your profile. Your User ID for BannerWeb is your student ID number. BannerWeb User ID: Your 9 digit student number Example: 000012345 BannerWeb User ID: 000012345 BannerWeb PIN: Date of Birth MMDDYY Example: Nov. 24, 1987 BannerWeb PIN: 112487
What is Blackboard? • Blackboard is a web-based teaching tool that Lawrence Tech implemented to support instruction. • LTU’s Blackboard web page is my.ltu.edu • Most students will use Blackboard to view course materials, communicate with their instructor and classmates, submit class assignments, and check their grades.
Blackboard IDs and Passwords • All students have Blackboard IDs created for them. • Your Blackboard ID is your first and last name initials and your nine digit student ID number. For example: If your name is Larry Tech, and your student ID number is 000123456, your Blackboard User ID is: lt000123456. Your Blackboard password is just your nine digit student ID number. Larry Tech would login to Blackboard as: USERNAME: lt000123456 PASSWORD: 000123456
Laptop & Email ID and password ID = first and last name initials followed by 9 digit Student ID number First time user password is date of birth in MMDDYY format. Example: User ID: ab000082006 Password: 112487 BannerWeb ID and PIN User ID is your 9 digit Student ID number Initial password is date of birth in MMDDYY format. Example: User ID: 000082006 Password: 112487 Three LTU IDs and Passwords • Blackboard ID and password • ID = first and last name initials followed by 9 digit Student ID number • Password is your 9 digit Student ID number. • Example: • User ID: lt000082006 • Password: 000082006
Using Email All students have an LTU email account. This LTU email account is the official means of communication for the university. Your email account uses the same USER ID and PASSWORD as your laptop. Your email address is your loginID@ltu.edu. For example, Larry Tech with an ID number of 000123456 has an email address of: email@example.com If you change your laptop login password, your email password is also changed.
LTU Email • Access your LTU email from this address:http://webmail.ltu.edu • You can also use Outlook, Outlook Express, or the email software of your choice.
Email Software Settings Use these settings to set up Outlook, Outlook Express, or another email software package: • Incoming Server Type: IMAP (or IMAP4 if your software asks for this) • Incoming Mail Server: postoffice.ltu.edu • Outgoing Mail Server: mail.ltu.edu
Printers and Printing • The three main public printers are C203, E152, and M113a. Printers are also available in North and South Housing. • The printer names are the same as their location. Printer C203 is located in room C203. • You must be on campus to print to these printers.
Adding a Printer • Click the ‘Start’ button on the lower left corner of the screen. • Click on ‘Run…’ • In the command box type: \\apollo\c203 and hit ‘Enter.’ • If asked to enter a login ID and password enter: • User ID:CAMPUS\[your login ID] • Password:[your password] • The printer will connect and a window for the printer will open. (You can only add a printer that you have permission to use)
Setting a Default Printer • Click on the ‘Start’ button, lower left corner of the screen. • Click on ‘Printers and Faxes.’ • When the window opens, it lists all printers you have installed. • With your mouse, right click on the printer you wish to set as a default. Click on ‘Select as Default Printer.’