Computer Lab Access

Valid Student IDs

Computer Labs are available to all students, faculty and staff who have valid Stockton IDs. All other use will be considered unauthorized. Students may be asked to show ID before using. Active members of the Alumni Association are permitted to use the General Purpose, Non-teaching labs only. Alumni must possess and present a valid Stockton University Alumni Association Identification Card upon request.

Logging onto Computers

All of the computers located in the computer labs are connected to a centralized Windows network. Therefore, each user must logon to the network before resources will be available to them. Computer Services requires faculty, staff and students to authenticate to access the workstations using their Go Stockton Portal User ID and Password.

Students are allocated 500MB of centralized disk storage space that are accessible to them via their My Documents folder on the desktop from any computer lab or the library.  This is a more secure and reliable alternative to portable storage devices.  Students and faculty will also continue to have access to the shared Scratch drive.

To ensure the security of accounts, all users will be logged off of the machine after an inactivity period of 10 minutes.  There will be a warning and countdown to logout that can be canceled by the user.

Student Employment
Application

The Office of Information Technology Services provides support and training to students, faculty and staff in the use of computing facilities and additionally, supports faculty efforts to infuse technology into the curriculum. Computer Labs, under the supervision of the Office of Information Technology Services, are staffed by Lab Assistants who help maintain hardware and software and provide technical assistance to users. 

Computer Lab Assistants serve as the main support staff for the Academic Computer Labs and Electronic classrooms, responsible not only for interfacing with computers, both hardware and software, but also for interacting with the users themselves, sometimes serving as tutors in that regard. Computer Lab Assistants are available at each of the major academic computing facilities that fall under the responsibility of Information Technology Services. These workers come from various backgrounds and majors and, consequently, contribute different skill sets and abilities; all, however, are very qualified to support users in majority of the equipment and software found in the labs.

Computer Lab Assistants are responsible for performing routine operational checks of the equipment within the labs and for submitting problem reports. Assistants help keep the labs running at optimum levels by informing the computer maintenance staff where problems are occurring. Assistants will communicate with students and faculty regarding lab hours, operations, and services such as workshops and the reservation of labs or mobile projection units. Lab Assistants are sometimes required to visit off-site campus facilities which may necessitate driving a Departmental Vehicle.

General Purpose Labs 
D002, D026, and D102
All of the computer labs have access to the general software packages available through academic network servers. There are, however, certain labs that will run specialized software and other labs that are designed for use as electronic classroom labs. Both specialized labs and electronic classroom labs may be reserved by faculty, which will affect availability. Reservation schedules are posted outside each lab.

Specialized Labs 
AS202, AS203, AS209, AS210, AS234, C004, C007, D017, E154, E219, E221, and H101 
Some of the academic computing facilities are designed with specific usage. The labs may have specialized equipment and/or software. Priority usage for these labs is designated for specific programs of study.

Electronic Classroom Labs 
CM103, CLC114, D004, D018, D019, D027, E221, F114, F210, F222, G108 and Housing IV 
These computer labs are equipped with a front-room lectern, housing a state-of-the-art computer, a document camera, and a converter box which channels signals from the media center to the classroom. The output of these devices is displayed through a ceiling-mounted projector and controlled by a remote control unit or the AMX Synergy software. Although these rooms are often reserved by faculty they are also available to the general walk-in computer users when faculty are not using the rooms for teaching. (The lectern computer is for faculty use only.) Reservation schedules are posted outside each lab.

Housing Computer Labs (24-Hour Labs)
Lake Side Center (LSC), Residential Life Center (TRLC) and Housing IV (LCN)
Located at the Residential Life Center, Lakeside Center and Housing IV, these computer labs are conveniently located near the dormitories and apartments.

These labs are also open 24-hours a day and 7 days a week during the fall and spring semesters. The facilities are equipped with security cameras and monitored by Stockton's Police Department for added security.

Teaching Labs 
CM103, D004, D018, D027, E012, F114, F210, F222 and G108
The priority purpose and usage of these labs is for teaching and they are reserved most of the day. There are times, however, when the room may be available to walk-in users and anyone wishing to use these labs should check the posted schedule for available times.

Printers are available in the computer labs and the gallery computers. Stockton users can also print on campus to selected printers from their own laptops through https://printnow.stockton.edu or their mobile devices (click here for instructions) Each semester students are allotted a print quota (see below) for black and white printing (Deposits for B&W printing are made at the beginning of the semester and are based on enrollment status.) Faculty members receive 50 B&W printing points (non-cumulative) per day.

  • Graduate Students - 2000 B&W Lab Points
  • Undergraduate Students - B&W 1600 Lab Points
  • Continuing Education - 200 B&W Lab Points

Additionally, students get a one‐time print quota of 20 pages for color printing their first semester (Color printing quota does not reset every semester). Color printing is available in D002, F210 and the Library.

Note: the Library uses a Print Release Station which is located next to the printers in the Learning Commons Room. When you print a document, you need to go to the Print Station to complete your print job.  The addition of the print release station is intended to reduce waste from abandon printouts and to increase the privacy for students who are printing sensitive material.  Click on the blue icon to the right for detailed instructions on how to use the print release station     

Instructions

Students are able to manage their printer point usage by visiting ppoints.stockton.edu from a computer lab on campus.  Students who exhaust their printing quota during a semester can credit themselves once with 200 black and white printer points by using the Credit Account button under the Add B/W Lab Points.  Students can also purchase more color printer points as well. Color printer points are sold in packs for 50 color printing points for 5 dollars (Your account gets charged automatically and the balance can be paid through the Portal or at the Bursar's Office.)  In the event that more B&W printing points are needed beyond what students can self-credit, please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@stockton.edu or by phone at 609-652-4309 to request an allotment increase.   Students will be considered for more B&W printing points on a case by case basis, provided that they have a reasonable explanation as to why they have depleted their original allotment.

Below are some additionally information when printing to a computer lab printer.

  • University printers by default print on both sides of a piece of paper.
  • A document that prints on a single side of a piece of paper counts as 1 printing point.
  • A document that prints on both sides of a piece of paper counts as 2 printing points.
  • Black and White documents that print to color printers still count against your color printing points quota.

Windows Applications:
MS Office 2013 (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), FireFox, Chrome and Internet Explorer (for access to the Internet, Blackboard 9, WebBoard and other online services)

Course Applications: 
CLEA Astronomy, Managerial Accounting, Microcase, Minitab, QM, Rockford Accounting, SPSS, Stat Pro and Decision Tools Suite, USSC Library, Winfract, Visual Analist, Maple, SAS 

Programming Applications:
BlueJ, Java Compiler, Visual Basic, Eclipse 

Web Browser Plug-ins:
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Shockwave Player, Flash Player, Quicktime, Realplayer


Complete List of
Lab Applications

Computer labs can be reserved by any faculty or staff of Stockton University wishing to use the facilities for computer demonstrations. In order to accommodate the maximum number of requests we ask that individuals reserving the labs adhere to the Guidelines for the Reservation of Academic Computer Labs.

Reservation guidelines insure that instructional needs are met for both faculty and students. As a result of limited resources or because resources are sometimes bound to a particular lab (e.g., the multimedia lab where certain multimedia software and hardware are available) it is not always possible to accommodate all requests. However, every effort will be made to allocate resources carefully and equitably and balance reservations so they serve both lecture and walk-in use. In the event of conflicting requests, the Office of Academic Affairs will make the determination of how the resources will be used.

Guidelines for the Reservation of Academic Computer Labs

Reservation requests should be submitted to your division during the course scheduling process. Reservation requests received during this process will be scheduled first giving priority to requests that are consistent with a lab’s primary use. Requests received during the semester are scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis around the existing reservations and at least two weeks notice is strongly recommended.

Computer labs are available for general use reservations with the following caveats:

  • Lab reservations requiring the installation of software must be accompanied by a Software Installation Request Form (See below) at least two weeks in advance of the reservation.
  • At times when the demand for general use computer labs exceeds availability, classes that meet three times a week should reserve a lab for up to two sessions per week. Classes that meet two times a week should reserve a lab for up to one session a week. Exceptions are determined by the Dean(s) of the School(s) affected.

Under extraordinary circumstances, other labs may be utilized for reservations with the following conditions:

  • Approved through the Office of Academic Affairs.
  • Lab reservations requiring the installation of software must be accompanied by a Software Installation Request Form (See below) at least two weeks in advance of the reservation.

Software Installation
Request Form

Course specific software can be installed in the computer labs and electronic classroom podiums at the request of faculty and staff (https://srs.stockton.edu/). Because of the high level of usage of the facilities, it can be difficult to schedule software installations, and two-week lead time is required. 

Software Licensing Recommendations

When software is purchased for use in the labs, it is imperative that sufficient licenses are purchased so that the students are able to complete their class assignments. Based on past experience, the usual number of licenses needed for a network aware application can be calculated by counting the number of students in the largest section and adding 25% of the total number of students using the software. For example, if there are two sections of 30 students each, 45 licenses (30 + .25*60) should be purchased. If the software is not network aware, the number of licenses needed is higher because the application can only be accessed on specific workstations. In that case 35% should be used for the estimate.

When using software that is sold with textbooks, it is important to review the software license agreement. In most cases, the software accompanying a textbook may NOT be installed in a computer lab environment. Publishers generally require the purchase of separate lab licenses. In such cases, written authorization from the publisher will be required for installation. In order to speed the process, please provide this authorization with the software installation request.