Copiah Lincoln Community College
Student Guide to Information Technology Resources
Overview of Services offered:
All students at Co-lin are charged a technology fee as part of the registration process. This fee is $7.50 per semester hour and not to exceed $75 per semester. The revenue generated via this fee has allowed the college to continue to upgrade technology and to expand the services offered to students. Did you know that as a Co-lin student you have access to the following?
1. Broadband Access for DORM STUDENTS. All dorm rooms have at least 1, Ethernet connection. This means you will have access to the Internet via high speed Ethernet access. Your laptop or desktop computer will need to have a 10/100 Ethernet adapter. You may purchase these adapters at the campus bookstore or you may find an adapter at Wal-Mart. These adapters will cost around $20.00 and you may pay more for a laptop (PCMCIA) adapter. You will be required to fill out a form to gain access to the network. If you need assistance in connecting or installing your Ethernet adapter our first advices is to seek out help from your technologically savvy peers. However, the Technology Department will help you install an adapter for a minimum fee of $15.00 if you need assistance. You may be asked to sign a service liability waiver for the installation. If you live in a dorm with network access you will be required to use the network connection. Make sure you computer has antivirus and updated service packs. Unprotected systems can be used to conduct zombie attacks against our network. These machines are disconnected from the network. Once a machine is disconnected you must submit proof that you have taken steps to have your machine updated and viruses removed. Service is up by default. The application form required in the past is NO LONGER needed.
2. Network Account. Your network account will be required whenever you access a lab computer. This account provides you access to dialup, email, web services, and your personal storage area (home directory). This is one account with one password. It will be vitally important that you do not share you account information. This account is the same as your ALLIANT account and is the StudentID number. For instance, given 000014354 as a student id, you would use the 14354 part to logon to lab computers. Your initial password would be the 6 digit date of birth in the format MMDDYY.
4. Home Directory. As you take classes, you will want to save documents. From on campus computers you will have access to a home directory. On the Wesson Campus, this will show up as your w: drive on the Natchez campus, the home directory is the h: drive. Storage may be monitored and quotas set for all students.
5. No computer? No problem. The Dow/Sutton Instructional Technology Building features 186 lab computers on the lower floor. All systems are furnished with CD burners and front USB ports for easy usage with USB pen drives. You may purchase blank CDs and USB storage media at the Campus Bookstore. Labs and complete wireless access are also available on the Natchez campus and at the Simpson County Center for student usage.
Each library offers computers with Internet access focused on Internet based research. These are not general usage systems. These systems are prioritized for research projects.
Wireless Public Areas. Wireless technology is becoming a standard for technophiles on the go. There are several hot spots around campus including the library, Mutton Bld, and Dow Young Bld, all of the Natchez Campus and all of the Simpson County Center.