Senior High Laptop Lab Guidelines


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Senior High Laptop Lab Guidelines

  1. 1. Senior High Laptop Lab Policies and Procedures
  2. 2. Getting Started <ul><li>Taking the computer from the cart </li></ul><ul><li>Getting to know your computer </li></ul>
  3. 3. Taking the computer from the cart <ul><li>Find the computer with your assigned number. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Taking the computer from the cart <ul><li>Unplug the computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Carry the computer with two hands to your desk. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Taking the computer from the cart <ul><li>Set the laptop securely on your desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Desk should be clear of all objects including water bottles, pencils, etc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Getting to know your computer <ul><li>Push the power button at the top right just above the keyboard. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Getting to know your computer <ul><li>The touchpad works as your mouse. You need to use a very light touch. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Getting started <ul><li>Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to begin </li></ul><ul><li>Your user name: shlaptop </li></ul><ul><li>Your password: shlaptop </li></ul>
  9. 9. Getting started <ul><li>Connect to Private for Internet access </li></ul>
  10. 10. Getting started <ul><li>Look at the wireless icon on the bottom right of the computer in the system tray </li></ul><ul><li>It looks like this: </li></ul><ul><li>If you get a message that you are not connected when placing the cursor over the icon, right-click on the icon and go to View Available Wireless Networks </li></ul><ul><li>If Private is not in the list, click on Refresh network list </li></ul><ul><li>Choose to connect to Private </li></ul><ul><li>If that doesn’t work, tell your teacher!! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Getting started <ul><li>Now you can begin! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Checking your Battery If the battery is 10% or less save your work to your flash drive or email it to yourself.
  13. 13. When Finished . . . <ul><li>Close all windows and shut down the computer before closing the top . </li></ul><ul><li>This means that your computer screen must go black BEFORE you close the lid to the laptop. </li></ul>
  14. 14. When Finished . . . <ul><li>Carry the computer carefully with two hands. </li></ul><ul><li>Plug the cord into the laptop without pulling the cord out of the cart. </li></ul><ul><li>Carefully place the laptop back in the correct numbered spot with the ports viewable. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Laptop Do’s Save your files on your own flash drive or attach document and email to yourself. FILES SAVED ON LAPTOP WILL BE LOST! Return laptop to the appropriate shelf and numbered slot in the cart when finished. Notify your teacher if there is a problem with your laptop that you cannot handle.
  16. 16. Laptop Don’ts Do not touch the keyboard with your pencil or any other object. Do not eat or drink while using the laptop. Do not lift the laptop by the monitor.
  17. 17. Laptop Don’ts Do not save in the wrong location. Do not print without permission from your teacher. Do not change the settings on the laptop.
  18. 18. Printing in the Laptop Lab <ul><li>The printer laptop (#25) must be logged on to the network for the printer to function. </li></ul><ul><li>Students should choose “File” and “Print” and then select the printer “shlap-printer/Xerox Phaser 8550DP PS” in order to print. </li></ul><ul><li>REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST ASK PERMISSION BEFORE PRINTING ANYTHING!! </li></ul>
  19. 19. Troubleshooting What to do if there is trouble
  20. 20. Try This <ul><li>Check with a fellow student and see if he or she can help you solve the problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Believe it or not, the teacher does not know everything! </li></ul>
  21. 21. Or This <ul><li>Check and make sure that the internet is connected and working before </li></ul><ul><li>you panic. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Another possible solution: <ul><li>Close and reopen whatever program on which you </li></ul><ul><li>were working! </li></ul>
  23. 23. And Finally <ul><li>Shut down the computer and reboot it!! </li></ul>
  24. 24. Final thought: <ul><li>Following these guidelines will make the process run smoothly. </li></ul><ul><li>These guidelines will be available through your teacher’s web page. </li></ul>