Woodbridge Computer Lab Policy and Procedures
Classroom reconfigurations will require at least one semester prior to use, so that a feasibility study is performed before scheduling. (This includes checking electrical outlets, data drops, hardware & software constraints, schematics, etc.)
Version changes on all software will be made before the scheduling goes to print for the next semester. This way, after reviewing room availability and hardware & software requirements, the IT Manager can determine which room the new software is installed in.
If new versions of software require hardware upgrades, the IT Manager will provide recommendations to the Division Dean in writing, so that the Division has time to decide whether they want to upgrade at that time or wait for additional funds.
If an Instructor requires additional files and/or programs other than what is already loaded (ex. files downloaded from the Internet), he/she needs to submit their request in writing to the IT Manager. If the computers in the requested lab meet all constraints then the request will be honored. If a license is required to load the software, the Instructor will be responsible to contact their Division Dean to secure the license, before the additional software is loaded.
Instructors are to notify the campus IT Manager of any network security software and/or tools they will be loading above and beyond what the PC already has installed by IT. This is due to the fact that many “Security” tools are not 100% trustworthy, and even those that are, can cause disruption in many forms. That being the case, any tools, utilities, and/or software above and beyond what the campus IT department has installed, must be approved by campus IT Manager and the college Information Security Officer, before an Instructor can install them. In addition, such “dual-use” Information Security tools, software, and utilities, will only be allowed on an isolated LAN with no internet or NOVA network access.
The Instructors will be responsible for making sure that their students do not change the desktop configurations. If a change in the desktop is required for instruction, then the Instructor must return each computer to its original desktop before they leave the room.
All computer repair requests are communicated through the “Work Order Requests” hanging on the wall in each lab or they can call the helpdesk at 426-4141 (open until 9 pm, M-F, and until 5pm Sat.) and initiate a ticket.
Students shall save all work onto their floppy disk, thumb drive, or CD and not onto the hard drive.
Students shall be supervised during the whole duration of class.
Students are not allowed in computer labs without an Instructor.
Each Instructor will be required to turn off all computers at the end of their classes regardless of the time.
The Instructor must insure that their students do not bring food and/or drinks into the lab.