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How to Use the Instructional Computing Center

Bring your own flash drive for your work.

Flash drives are available at the LCC Bookstore. Although you may save your work on the LCC student server, you should always make a backup copy.

When you enter the lab:

To use the computers in the lab, you need your username and password.

  • Present your Dtudent ID to the lab assistant at the help desk.
  • Once you receive your login information, you may use the computers in the Instructional Computing Center.
  • Log onto any available computer.
  • When you leave, don't forget to logoff.
  • Your login identity will remain valid as long as you are registered for LCC classes.

Computer Use Guidelines for Students

These guidelines are offered to supplement and help clarify the Lower Columbia College Student Computer Resources Policy.

  • Report problems (computer or other) to the lab assistant.
  • Yield your seat in a computer lab to a fellow student who is waiting, if your activities are just for fun (web surfing, solitaire, etc.).
  • Conserve resources (paper, toner, etc.). Carefully preview documents prior to printing. Notify the lab assistant immediately if you inadvertently print a long document, or wish to stop a print job in progress.
  • Respect the right of other students to work in a quiet environment. No cell phones or loud conversations, please.
  • Be prepared to identify yourself with a valid student ID – complete with current quarter sticker – at any time.
  • Change your password. Although you cannot change your user name, you should change your password. See Change Your Password.

You Are Not Permitted to:

  • Physically move any equipment in the lab. Moving equipment may damage and/or cause network connectivity problems.
  • Reconfigure the computers. This includes--but is not limited to--altering or deleting files or programs, installing software, and changing the appearance of the desktop. If you make changes because you are doing a class assignment, you must restore the original settings.
  • Bring food, drink, pets or children into the lab.
  • Install any type of software.
  • Use instant messenger programs such as, but not limited to, AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Instant Messenger and ICQ.
  • Use peer-to-peer networking or stream audio or video.

The following are examples of activities that are unacceptable at Lower Columbia College

Sexually explicit and violent material
Don't use Lower Columbia College computing facilities to view or download explicit sexual or violent content. Material of this type is offensive to many people and is not acceptable at Lower Columbia College. The definition of explicit sexual or violent material is not open for debate.

Discrimination/harassment
You may not use Lower Columbia College computing resources to harass or discriminate against any individual or group of individuals, whether part of the Lower Columbia College community or not.

Fraudulent activity
You may not forge electronic messages or engage in fraudulent activity.

Hacking
Students who are caught hacking or attempting to hack Lower Columbia College computing resources, or any other computer system by way of the Lower Columbia College network will face disciplinary and possible criminal action.

Hacking includes, but is not limited to, activities such as gaining unauthorized access to data, files or directories; unauthorized examination, alteration, creation, or deletion of data, files or directories; executing password cracking programs; unauthorized use of another user's account; unauthorized use of protocol analyzers or "sniffers;" spamming; sending email bombs; and infecting computer systems with a virus or similar program.

Destruction of property
Students who willfully, or in anger, damage or destroy state property will face disciplinary action.

Failure to obey the instructions of a lab assistant or instructor
Computer labs are staffed by student employees who help other students and operate the labs in accordance with College policy. Students are expected to follow the instructions of the lab assistants, whether or not they agree with the instructions. If a student disagrees with a lab assistant or has other concerns or comments, the student may contact the

Penalties: Disciplinary action may include any or all of the following:

Warning
Alerting you to a regulation may be the first action, with the understanding that any recurrence of the behavior will result in disciplinary action. You could lose your computer privileges; have them limited, or be banned from the lab for a specified time period.

Restitution for damages
You may be required to pay for repairs to computer-related material, equipment, hardware, software and/or facilities.

Disciplinary action is in accordance with Lower Columbia Student Conduct Code, Section 601.4.

Civil and criminal action are under Washington or Federal Law.