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General Information

 

Lab Map (Logan Campus)

A map of the main Logan campus, with indicators for where each of the 12 Open Access Computer Labs and the Service Desk are located.
map of open-access computer labs on Logan main campus

Computer Lab Policies

The official policy statement for the Open Access Computing Facilities.

Lab Admission Requirements

USU's Open Access Computing Facilities are funded, in part or in full, by a self-imposed fee paid by students at registration. Much of the hardware and software in the facilities has been made available by vendors for educational use of students only. Because of these considerations, only verifiable USU students are entitled to use the facilities.

  1. A user will be admitted to an Open Access Computing Facility when:
    • The user's own USU ID card is presented and validated by the Aggie ID Card facility, or
    • An unexpired temporary admission card, approved by Information Technology, is presented.  Please go to SER 214 to request a temporary admission card.
  2. Current USU Faculty/Teaching Staff will be admitted upon presentation of the user's own USU ID card, when space is available, for the purpose of developing class assignments which will require the use of the open access facilities.
  3. No one will be admitted to a lab on any other form of ID, or for any other payment or consideration.
  4. Students will be granted lab access two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester and two weeks after the semester ends for which they have paid their fees.

Appropriate Use of the Facilities

I. Open Access Computing Facilities are for educational purposes only.The facilities may not be used for commercial, religious, political, funded-research or illegal purposes. Recreational use is not supported or accommodated but may be tolerated so long as it does not interfere with the management, operation or availability of the resource for its intended educational purposes.

II. Theft, failure to observe copyright laws, or tampering with computers or networks will place violators in jeopardy of prosecution through law enforcement and University agencies.

III. Lab consultants are provided to assist the users with questions and to help with hardware and software problems, but they will not do student's homework!

IV. No open packages/containers of food or drinks will be allowed in labs.

V. Groups are allowed in computer labs but limited to one workstation and its associated equipment only. They cannot disrupt the learning environment for others, and if they do so will be asked to disband.

VI. Cell phones must be taken out of the lab when a call is made or answered.

VII. Stations left unattended for more than 10 minutes may be reassigned to another user.

VIII. Printing must be done in increments of 20 pages or less. Longer print jobs will be accommodated by prior arrangement only. Long print jobs will be released for printing when other printing demands are low.

IX. Laser printer charges:

      1. Each student begins each semester with a 30 page "free laser balance"in a campus-wide database maintained by the Aggie Express System. Laser printouts can only be obtained by deduction against a user's own USU ID Card "free laser balance" or, when that balance is exhausted, against Aggie Express Debit Balance, at $0.07 per page. Under no circumstances will the lab staff accept any other form of payment. Page charges cannot be made to departmental or other university funds. Cash cannot be accepted. Unused portions of the free allotment are not credited to the user, not carried forward to subsequent semesters, and not transferable. (The allocation for the "free" printouts will be placed in the Aggie Express Account two weeks before the semester starts for which fees have been paid. Unused printouts will be deducted two weeks after the semester ends for which they have paid their fees.)

X. Lab consultants are authorized to deny lab access to any person who does not comply with the policies described above, and relevant policies in the USU Student Code. Policy violations may also be referred to the Office of the Vice President for Student Services.

Approved Nov 3, 2015 by the 2015-2016 Student Computer Fee Administrative Committee

      • Faculty/Staff Representatives:

        Engineering And ETE Labs: Kurt Becker (kurt.becker@usu.edu)
        Business Labs: Jim Elwood (jim.elwood@usu.edu)
        Old Main Labs: Dan Watson (dan.watson@usu.edu)
        Education Lab: Sheri Haderlie (sheri.haderlie@usu.edu)
        Central Labs: Gary Egbert (gary.egbert@usu.edu)
        Advisory: Eric Hawley (eric.hawley@usu.edu)
      • Student Representatives: Tasha Olsen, Spencer Bailey, Kade Beck, Joe Loveless, Alan Edlund, Jason Dance, Nicholas Carr
      • USUSA Academic Senate:   Orrin Pope, USUSA Engineering Senator (engrsenator@ususa@usu.edu

Some Relevant University Policies & State & Federal Laws

 

Campus Print

Information about the USU Campus Print system.

Copyright@USU

A resource regarding copyright basics at Utah State University.

Sharp (MFD) Printing

The default settings for the Sharp Multifunction Device (MFD) in the Family Life and UR Labs are black and white and 8.5x11 (letter).  If you wish to print in color, or in larger sizes, you must change the default settings.
Below are some examples on how to change the default settings for different applications on Windows vs. Mac.

Windows

  • Adobe InDesign, Color, Tabloid (11x17): Select FL Sharp →Setup→ Preferences→ Under the “Printing Shortcuts” tab change the paper size to tabloid (11x17)→ Select the “Color” tab in the same window→ Select “Automatic” or “Color”→ Click “OK”→ Print
  • Illustrator, Color, Tabloid (11x17): Select FL Sharp →Setup→ Preferences→ Under the “Printing Shortcuts” tab change the paper size to tabloid (11x17)→ Select the “Color” tab in the same window→ Select “Automatic” or “Color”→ Click “OK”→ Print
  • Microsoft Word, Color: Select FL Sharp→ Printer properties→ “Color” tab→ under “Color Mode” select “Color” → Print
  • Excel, Color: Select FL Sharp → Printer properties → “Color” tab → under “Color Mode” select “Color” → Print

Mac

  • Adobe Photoshop, Color, Tabloid (11x17): Select UR Sharp→ Print Settings→ Show Details→ Under Paper size select “Tabloid”→ Open drop down menu (the default is “Layout”) change to “Color” → Change the “Color Mode” to Color→ Print
  • Illustrator, Color, Tabloid (11x17): Select UR Sharp→ Page Setup→  Format for “UR Sharp”→ Paper size “Tabloid”→ Click “OK”→ Setup → Show Details → Open drop down menu (the default is “Layout”) change to “Color”→ Change the “Color Mode to Color→ Print
  • Adobe Acrobat, Color: Select UR Sharp→ ProperƟes→ Select the “Color” tab→ Select “AutomaƟc” or “Color”→ Click “OK”→ Print

File Storage

USU faculty, staff and students have access to a variety of file storage tools.