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  • Welcome to St. John’s Academic Computing Initiative, a comprehensive program to give every student an equal chance to incorporate technology into his or her everyday life, and to give faculty additional options to enhance the educational experience.
  • Please check that the following are in your bag.
  • Last year St. John’s had the largest rollout of laptops in any private university. We have been honored by Computerworld and rated one of Intel’s top 10 unwired colleges.
  • St. John’s and IBM / Lenovo have partnered up to provide you with the latest technology in mobile computing. As part of the Academic Computing Initiative you will have a Support for your laptop, a ThinkPad T series, which has….. , A wireless network, and software such as…… We recently upgrade the laptop model to the T series, which is the industrial model.
  • Wireless network available on the Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Oakdale, and Rome campus locations. Laptops are equipped for wireless access on campus and at many public wireless “hot spots” such as Starbucks and McDonald’s. Laptops also have 56K modems for dial access to ISPs (Internet Service Provider).
  • Some Options for home Connectivity are: Dial up- you must provide your own ISP Cable/DSL connection – laptop is equipped with RJ-45 or RJ-11 Wireless – laptop has a built in wireless card. All you would need is a router, high speed internet provider, and Ethernet cable. The universities wireless connection will not work at home.
  • ThinkVantage includes a lot of useful information from how to maximize your battery to information about St. John’s. Lets demonstrate, press the ThinkVantage button on the upper left hand side.
  • Access Connections helps you manage the St. John’s wireless and wired connectivity, as well as, your home connectivity. All just by switching a profile.
  • There are computing policies in the student handbook. There are disciplinary and legal consequences for violating these policies EXPLAIN VIRUS UPDATES
  • There are computing policies in the student handbook. There are disciplinary and legal consequences for violating these policies Defacing = Stickers on laptop, removing of any items on laptop, or craving on the casing.
  • Last year many students came into the repair shop with little questions. All these question can either be answered with the “university laptop users FAQ” or by Access IBM. Be sure to try those first before the repair shop. Mention $250 for damage
  • Make sure your first name is the name you registered with, not a nickname These details will be provided in writing Last year many students did not know how to sign into St. John’s Central and as a result were not receiving email, homework, exams, and important messages from professors.
  • Welcome to St. John’s Academic Computing Initiative, a comprehensive program to give every student an equal chance to incorporate technology into his or her everyday life, and to give faculty additional options to enhance the educational experience.
  • Welcome to St.John's University

    1. 1. Academic Computing Initiative Care and Feeding
    2. 2. Open Your Bags <ul><ul><li>MAKE SURE you have the following: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Power Adapter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Power Cord </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CD-RW Disc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ethernet Cable </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. What is the Academic Computing Initiative all about: <ul><li>Updated Laptop for each student </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Network </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Printing </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><ul><li>antivirus updates from STJ network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computrace technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On campus repair shop </li></ul><ul><li>Accidental damage coverage with deductibles </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Office 2003 Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop bag </li></ul><ul><li>St. John’s Central (Academic Portal) </li></ul>
    4. 4. ACI Honors <ul><li>St. John’s has been recognized for the Academic Computing Initiative by </li></ul><ul><li>Computerworld Honors Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for New Heroes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Intel’s Top 10 Unwired Colleges </li></ul>
    5. 5. St. John’s-Lenovo Partnership <ul><li>Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>T Series </li></ul><ul><li>Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 Processor </li></ul><ul><li>80GB HDD </li></ul><ul><li>1GB RAM </li></ul><ul><li>14.1 screen </li></ul><ul><li>CD Burner/DVD Player </li></ul><ul><li>4-6 hours battery Life </li></ul><ul><li>5 lbs </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft XP Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Access Connections </li></ul><ul><li>McAfee Anti-Virus </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless </li></ul><ul><li>Intel Centrino Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless campus </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Repair Shop </li></ul><ul><li>Software upgrades </li></ul><ul><li>University and faculty </li></ul><ul><li>commitment </li></ul>Absolute technology
    6. 6. Tips for Maximizing Battery Lifespan <ul><li>ThinkPad batteries decrease in performance over time. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Always use the correct AC adapter for your laptop. Using the wrong adapter may damage the laptop and/or battery </li></ul><ul><li>Charging the battery constantly will reduce the ability of the battery to hold a charge </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid storing your laptop in extreme temperature environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Power Manager to select the best power scheme and to perform a battery reset </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not charge your battery regularly, it will take longer to charge </li></ul><ul><li>When you store your battery separately from your laptop, store it with a charge of less than 50% to reduce battery deterioration </li></ul>
    7. 7. Wireless Network Wireless is compatible at other locations (McDonalds, Starbucks, Bryant Park –fees may apply) <ul><li>Oakdale: </li></ul><ul><li>Services: Students, Faculty and Admin </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage: Classrooms, Labs, and Library </li></ul><ul><li>Rome: </li></ul><ul><li>Services: Students, Faculty and Admin </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage: Entire campus </li></ul><ul><li>Manhattan: </li></ul><ul><li>Services: Students, Faculty and Admin </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage: Entire building </li></ul>Staten Island: - Services: Students, Faculty, and Admin - Coverage: Entire campus except for resident apartments, and parking lots Queens: - Services: Students, Faculty and Admin - Coverage: Entire campus except for resident hall rooms and suites, athletic fields, and parking lots
    8. 8. Connectivity at Home <ul><li>Cable/DSL connection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cable/DSL provider (High Speed Internet) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethernet cable (RJ-45) for Cable Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wireless Connection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect to a Wireless Router </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cable/DSL Internet connection </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. ThinkVantage – makes using your laptop EASY
    10. 10. ThinkVantage Access Connections <ul><li>Manage your Network Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Launches from the System Tray or ThinkVantage </li></ul>Most Campus Network Access is Pre-Configured
    11. 11. Backing up Data <ul><li>Backup your data on a daily basis to prevent accidental data loss. </li></ul><ul><li>Three easy options for backing up your data: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CD Burner - your laptop comes with one and we also give you a CDRW today in your bag. They are also available for sale in the Book Store </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USB Keys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Just plug your USB key into one of the available ports </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copy files onto drive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rescue & Recovery - Please visit St. John’s Central to learn how to schedule the incremental backup of your valuable data </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Public Printing <ul><li>Students receive $40.00 worth of free printing at the beginning of each semester </li></ul><ul><li>Additional printing is charged at the rate of: </li></ul><ul><li>-ten cents for black & white per page </li></ul><ul><li>-forty cents for color per page </li></ul><ul><li>Additional printing charges are managed by your Storm Card </li></ul>
    13. 13. Where can you Print <ul><li>Queens Campus : </li></ul><ul><li>Network based printers are in the Sullivan and Marillac Hall Microlabs </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless printers are located in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>St.Augustine Hall (the Library) - 2 nd floor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The lobbies of Donovan and Carey Halls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Montgoris Dining Hall - 2 nd floor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sullivan Hall Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staten Island: </li></ul><ul><li>Network based printers are in the DaSilva Academic Center </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless printers are located in the Loretto Memorial Library </li></ul><ul><li>Manhattan: </li></ul><ul><li>Printers are located in Rooms 203, 240 and Library </li></ul>
    14. 14. Own your own printer. . .
    15. 15. What Not to Do With Your Laptop
    16. 16. Mobile Computing Policies <ul><li>Laptop Fees: </li></ul><ul><li>You must return the laptop if you do not graduate or a $1,500 fee will be placed on your account </li></ul><ul><li>If you accidentally damage the laptop a maximum charge of $250 will apply </li></ul><ul><li>If you intentionally damage the laptop you will be charged the full repair cost </li></ul><ul><li>If the laptop is lost or stolen there is a $400 deductible the first time, and $1,000 for the second time the laptop is replaced. There is NO replacement of the laptop on the third incident </li></ul><ul><li>If you intentionally deface the laptop, you will be fined $100 </li></ul><ul><li>Loaner laptops: </li></ul><ul><li>Are available while your laptop is being repaired. You have 3 business days to return a St. John’s loaner after the initial notification that your laptop is ready. If not returned in 3 business days Judicial Affairs will be notified. </li></ul>
    17. 17. University Computer & Network Policy <ul><li>Back up your data </li></ul><ul><li>Never share your password </li></ul><ul><li>No illegal software </li></ul><ul><li>No illegal downloads of copyrighted material </li></ul><ul><li>No inappropriate network use or commercial activity </li></ul><ul><li>No hacking, password sniffing, or other malicious use. </li></ul><ul><li>The University and Network Policy is available in the Student Handbook which is located on the Web. This policy includes all of the above and the rules that govern the use of the computer resources of the University </li></ul>
    18. 18. Lo-Jack for your Laptop <ul><li>Computrace is laptop tracking and anti theft technology </li></ul><ul><li>Assists law enforcement with the recovery of laptops if they are stolen </li></ul><ul><li>If the laptop is stolen or lost, the laptop can be disabled </li></ul><ul><li>Computrace technology cannot be disabled or removed from the laptop </li></ul>
    19. 19. Public Safety Video <ul><li>Laptop Security and Theft prevention </li></ul>
    20. 20. Public Safety <ul><li>Security statistics from the 2006/2007 academic year. </li></ul>43 46 7 52 Totals 5 8 4 37 Off Campus 0 0 0 0 Manhattan 7 7 0 3 Staten Island 31 31 3 12 Queens Recovered Lost Lost Recovered Stolen Stolen Campus
    21. 21. Help <ul><li>Don’t try to make repairs yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember! Push the ThinkVantage button to obtain help and technical information. </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops can be brought to Laptop Repair Shop in Sullivan Hall Microlab in Queens DaSilva Academic Center in Staten Island. </li></ul><ul><li>Call (718) 990 6672 in Queens or (718) 390 4498 in Staten Island for over-the-phone support. </li></ul>
    22. 22. How do You Log into St. John’s Central? <ul><li>www.stjohns.edu/central </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User Name is your firstname.lastname followed by the 2 digit year of entrance to St. John’s University. Example: john.smith07 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Password was given out to you at Orientation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do I change my password? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On the St. John’s Central Home page click on “Having problems logging in?” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Under the Section called “Username/Password” click link in “To Reset your Pin/Password Click Here.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Then follow the instructions </li></ul></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Email <ul><li>Check your email regularly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your email address is St Johns Central Userid followed by @stjohns.edu Example: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give your email address to family and friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty will email you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Important University notices are also sent to you this way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You get 50MB of space on the server so clean out your email box frequently (including sent and deleted items) </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. Student Page <ul><li>Personal Announcements—targeted to you </li></ul><ul><li>University Announcements—for everybody </li></ul><ul><li>Highlighted Content in channels—changes frequently and you can add and delete channels too </li></ul><ul><li>Links to important University Resources like the Academic Calendar, Campus Maps, Student Handbook, PeopleFinder, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop Help Link </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll to Bottom for Important Dates and News Sources including the Torch </li></ul>
    25. 25. My Courses <ul><li>See a home page for all your courses </li></ul><ul><li>Email your Professors </li></ul><ul><li>Participate with message boards and live chats </li></ul><ul><li>See the class syllabus and any other links to information that the professor uploads for you </li></ul>
    26. 26. University Information System (UIS) <ul><li>No additional logon </li></ul><ul><li>Register, add and drop classes </li></ul><ul><li>View Academic and Financial records </li></ul><ul><li>Check grades and advisement reports </li></ul><ul><li>Change your password </li></ul><ul><li>Update your address and phone record </li></ul><ul><li>Manage your StormCard </li></ul><ul><li>Register for Discover NY Events </li></ul><ul><li>Resident Guest Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Curricular Transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>Links to information about colleges and Computer and Network policies </li></ul>
    27. 27. More St. John’s Central Features <ul><li>Library Tab—access online resources </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Tabs—see what is happening on your campus </li></ul><ul><li>Groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See an online group index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join groups and interact with members online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join the Freshman Ctr Group/DNY Group </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Calendar—personal and class </li></ul><ul><li>Create tabs using the content/layout feature to add channels and bookmarks </li></ul>
    28. 28. Benefits and Dangers of Online Communities <ul><li>Q. What is an online community? </li></ul><ul><li>A. A group of people communicating or interacting with each other by using the Internet. The most popular sites include Facebook, MySpace, Friendster and Xanga. </li></ul><ul><li>Identity Theft – pay attention to information being made public </li></ul><ul><li>University can identify potentially harmful behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Time spent in “virtual” relationships is time taken away from experiencing the same people/groups in the real world </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for Creative Expression </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberstalking— Do you really want EVERYONE to know where you hang out and what you do every day? </li></ul><ul><li>Introduces People With Similar/ Varying Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate content may be seen by faculty, administrators, coaches, potential employers, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains Connection to Family and Friends </li></ul>Dangers Benefits
    29. 29. Shutting Down Do not press the power button to shut down . If you do, you will lose valuable data. Instead… <ul><li>Click on the “Shut Down” icon from the Start Menu </li></ul><ul><li>Select “Shut Down” from drop-down box </li></ul><ul><li>Click “OK” </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for screen and indicator lights to go dark and close the lid </li></ul>
    30. 30. Enjoy your Laptop! This presentation can be found on St. John’s Central