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ITS orientation 2010


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ITS orientation 2010

  1. 1. Albany Law School Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) Room W122 (Beneath West Wing Classroom)
  2. 2. Technical Support • Answers to tech-related questions can be found online at • You can reach ITS by e-mail: • You can reach us by phone: 518-472-5837. • You can stop by our office: W122 (beneath West Wing classroom). Our hours are M-F 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. • Follow us:
  3. 3. E-mail • We use Microsoft Outlook 2007 for e-mail. • Currently you access Outlook mail over the web at • Information on Smartphones and e-mail can be found at
  4. 4. Network Access & Storage • You can log into the network from any of the school- owned computers. • School-Owned Computers are located: – On lower level of the Library (15 PCs ) – In Library Lexis/Westlaw Labs (8 PCs ) – Outside DAMC on the 4th floor (3 PCs) • When logged in to one of these computers, your “home” directory is the “G:drive.” • Each student is given 50 megabytes network storage space (G:drive) that is backed up daily. • You can also print from any of the school-owned computers.
  5. 5. Logging onto the Network Go to a school-owned computer (in the library or 4th floor near DAMC) On the opening screen, press following computer keys: CTRL + ALT + Delete On the next screen, enter your User name (This is the same as for Outlook e-mail) Enter your password. (This is the same as for Outlook e-mail) Click “OK.” 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
  6. 6. Passwords • Windows Network and Microsoft Outlook e-mail passwords are THE SAME. • This means that when you change your e-mail password in Outlook Web Access, you are also changing your Windows password for logging onto the network.
  7. 7. Internet Access • There is Wireless Internet access for your laptop everywhere on campus. (Network key required for student network!) • There is also Wired Internet access in classrooms and on school-owned computers.
  8. 8. Set Up Wireless Internet Access The Albany Law School wireless network is named AlbanyLaw_Students. When browsing for available wireless networks, you should see the following: When attempting to connect to the AlbanyLaw_Students wireless network, you will be prompted for a network key. The key this year is: academic .
  9. 9. Printing • Cost is 5 Cents Per Page. • Printing is ONLY available from school-owned computers, NOT from your laptops. You must log into the computer with your Network user name & password. • To add money to your printing account, go to the Business Office, located in the 2000 building. (You begin with $5 & can add in $5 increments throughout the year.) • LexisNexis & Westlaw Printing is “free” if you print to the Lexis & Westlaw printers(in the library labs and U213). You must log into Lexis & Westlaw websites with your Lexis & Westlaw user name & password.
  10. 10. Copying, Scanning & Faxing • There are MFUs around campus for these purposes: – 2 in the copier room on the main level of the Library – 1 in the copier room on the upper level of the Library – 1 in the Career Center
  11. 11. Policies • The Technology and Internet Policy is in your Student Handbook and Online at • Pay particular attention to 3.6 – 3.16 under Unacceptable Uses.
  12. 12. PC Laptop Recommendations • Latest Pentium or AMD processor • Windows XP (32-bit) with latest Service Pack or Vista (32- bit or 64-bit) or Windows 7 Operating System • 1 GB of RAM (2 GB for Vista & Win7) and a 80+ GB hard drive • An 802.11 b/g/n wireless NIC • A 10/100/1000 Network Interface Card • A CD/DVD-RW and USB port • A built-in sound card for playing audio files • A battery capable of supporting computer operations for at least 2 hours • Microsoft Office 2007 Suite or higher • Antivirus software with current definitions discounts
  13. 13. Mac Laptop Recommendations • Latest processor (OS 10.5 or newer) • 1 GB of RAM and a 80+ GB hard drive • An 802.11 b/g/n wireless NIC • A 10/100/1000 Network Interface Card • A CD/DVD-RW and USB port • A built-in sound card for playing audio files • A battery capable of supporting computer operations for at least 2 hours • Microsoft Office Suite 2008 Additional software purchases may be required in order to use your Mac laptop for taking exams.
  14. 14. Discounts • Before purchasing an Office Suite, you should check the link below which offers educational discounts that are probably much better than the bundles that retailers will offer you. • Links to Albany Law School discounts are available at
  15. 15. WebAdvisor • Log in at: • Resources available here such as: – New Email/Network account information – Financial Aid information – Registration for classes – Grades – Transcripts – Important Forms • If you forget your password: – Click on “What’s my password?” – A new password will be e-mailed to you.
  16. 16. Classes • Technology is used frequently in law school: – Software such as, Word, Excel, PowerPoint – Research (LexisNexis & WestLaw) – Course Web Pages (TWEN, LexisNexis) – Clickers (einstruction’s CPS system) – Digital Audio Recordings of classes & events – Student Digital Video Recordings – CALI interactive computer exercises • More info can be found at
  17. 17. LexisNexis & Westlaw • LexisNexis & Westlaw passwords are in your packets. You need to register them before you can access the resources on these sites. • The LexisNexis company rep is Aaron Eberle ( 607-280-8721). – Students rep names & hours are posted in the Lexis lab in the library. • The Westlaw company rep is Mike Winn ( 800-535-0979). – Student reps names & hours are posted in the Westlaw lab in the library. • Training will be provided by the company reps.
  18. 18. Westlaw Next • Your Westlaw password is also used to access the NEW version of Westlaw. (Access begins Sept 13.) – More of a Google-type search engine – Folders to store your research – And more… • Training on Westlaw Next will be provided.
  19. 19. Westlaw’s TWEN • Your Westlaw password is used to access your course web pages in TWEN. • Syllabi, documents, assignments, web links, take-home exams and other course-related materials are posted to TWEN. • Not all professors use TWEN, but most do. • You need to register at before you can access TWEN.
  20. 20. LexisNexis’ Web Courses • Your LexisNexis ID is used to access your course’s web pages. • Syllabi, documents, assignments, web links, take-home exams and other course-related materials may be posted to LexisNexis Web Courses. • Most professors use TWEN, but some use LexisNexis Web Courses. • You need to register at before you can access your course pages.
  21. 21. Lexis for Microsoft Office •Your LexisNexis password will also give you access to the NEW Lexis for Microsoft Office application. •Access Lexis databases right from your Word docs. •Search the open web (Google, Bing, etc.) and your computer’s files. •Download it from the LexisNexis web page. •Training on LMO will be provided.
  22. 22. Clickers • Professors may use student response systems. • These are bought in the school bookstore. • Instructions on registration & use will be provided by the individual professor.
  23. 23. Class Recordings • Class Audio Recording Policy can be found at . with a link to the Student Audio Recording Request Form • Audio Recordings in mp3 format are accessible from: or course TWEN site. Event recordings
  24. 24. Student Digital Video Recordings • Professors may use webcams to record student practice sessions. • It is suggested that you purchase a flash drive (at least 1GB) for these classes.
  25. 25. CALI • Go to • Use the Authorization code in your packet (ALBANYstu3). • User name will be your Albany Law e-mail address. • Create your own unique password. • DVD with sample lessons is in your packet. • Related lessons are linked to TWEN and/or Lexis Web Courses.
  26. 26. Exams • Most professors allow students to take their law school final exams using laptop computers equipped with special software called ExamSoft.. • This software works only on a Windows-based PC or an Intel-based Mac (Mac Book or Mac Book Pro with Leopard OS) running an English 32-bit OR 64-bit version of Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 using Apple's Boot Camp Assistant. – Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Apple Boot Camp may not have been included in your initial Apple purchase. If this is the case, you will be required to purchase that software independently, at your own expense, to use your Apple laptop with Examsoft. NEW: Mac Version will be available for Fall 2010 exams!!
  27. 27. Have a great year! Albany Law ITS:, 518-472-5837, W122,