Computer Classroom & Lab-Use Procedures
All computer resources are the property of SUNY Plattsburgh. We require users of the college’s computer classroom and lab services to observe certain rules, regulations and standards of etiquette. Computer-use privileges are limited to currently registered students of SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and staff and to Clinton Community College students who have paid the Educational Technology Fee.
Below you will find an overview of the main procedures and guidelines for usage and conduct. Please note that the listing is not a comprehensive listing. More information can be found in our Responsible Use of Technology Resources Policy.
The following guidelines govern use at the SUNY Plattsburgh main campus:
- Please have your Plattsburgh ID card with you, as that is your key to the room.
- Food and beverages are allowed in the main computer lab but not in computer classrooms.
- Smoking is not allowed in our facilities, as per N.Y. state law.
- Only Information Technology Services staff are authorized to install software on campus equipment.
Faculty with instructional goals that include the use of software other than that which is currently found on our systems or that involve modifications to existing system software or settings, please contact:
- Please do not leave students in the rooms unattended.
- Help us save electricity on campus — please shut off the projector and lights when you leave. You may leave the computer on but remember to log out.
- Save your data to a USB device or to network storage. Security software does not allow data saved to the hard drives to be preserved.
- Please be considerate of other users. Do not leave papers, disks, wrappers, etc. on the workstation.
- Please do not remove dry erase markers from the room.
- Make sure that you log-off the computer when you leave. Failure to do so may result in unauthorized use of your account.
- Those using the lab or classroom are expected to apply normal standards of academic ethics and polite conduct.
- If a problem with a computer arises, please follow the Trouble Report Procedures.
- Training for the classrooms is offered before the start of each semester. Please make an effort to attend one of these training sessions.
- Software may not be copied to or from computers. All software is protected by the U.S. copyright laws and/or patents and/or trade secrets licenses. Unauthorized copying of software is not permitted and is against the law.