Academic Computer Services
Computer Lab Policies
The full Edmonds Community College Computer Lab Policy is available to view. Please click here . An overview of the Edmonds Community College Computer Lab policy is below.
The campus copyright policy is now available to view online: Copyright Policy
EDUCAUSE and the American Council on Education have created a website http://www.campusdownloading.com/faq.htm that provides information on what is legal and what is illegal when it comes to downloading media. This website also provides information on copyright obligations and the legal risks associated with illegally downloading media.
The campus regulation for the use of technology resources is available to view online: Technology Resources Use
Edmonds Community College computers are for academic use. Homework has priority over email and Internet during open lab.
Displaying and printing of pornography and inappropriate material are prohibited in computer labs.
Downloading of software, commercial banner/poster programs, games, chat programs, and utilities are not allowed in the lab.
Food or drinks are NOT allowed in the lab. Water, in a bottle with a lid, is okay. Drinks left in the hallway will be discarded.
Do not loiter or socialize in the labs. Open labs are quiet areas, no loud talking.
Lab Assistants wear blue name badges and are stationed in computer labs and in the hall. If there are no Lab Assistants in the hall please be patient, they are helping other students.
Consult your textbook before asking a Lab Assistant for help with a program or application. Lab Assistants are here to help with computer and printer problems. They do not teach concepts.
Most of our Lab Assistants are also students. If they are NOT wearing a lab badge, please do not use them as a resource. They need homework time too.
If a flash drive gets stuck in the computer, please ask a Lab Assistant for help.
Do not move the computers, monitors, or disconnect any cables.
For the security of your files, accounts not logged out will be disabled. Login/Logout Instructions are posted in each room.
Do not bring small children to the labs.
No bicycles are allowed inside buildings on campus.
If you need special accommodations, please contact Services for Students with Disabilities in MLT 159 or call 425-640-1320.
Back up your files. Network drives may crash and floppy disks may go bad.
No personal computers, laptops/notebooks, peripherals, (cameras, portable hard drives, etc.,) may be connected to the campus network or computers. You are not allowed to attach any bootable device to our network or one of our computers. You are allowed to use portable solid state USB media storage devices. These are referred to by several names including thumb drive and memory stick. As is usual with personal property, users of these devices assume all responsibility for supporting and troubleshooting their storage media.
Room schedules are posted outside each lab door and on the Alderwood bulletin boards. Students may not enter a lab that has a class in session.
It is the policy of Edmonds Community College to respect copyright and license agreements as specified by federal and state laws. Students using computers at Edmonds Community College have the responsibility to use the resources in an ethical and legal manner. This means that the users agree to abide by the following conditions:
The integrity of the system must not be altered. Sub-directories and/or files on any hard drive may not be added to, changed, or deleted.
Unauthorized software may not be installed on any ACS computer system without specific consent from Academic Computer Services.
Students, faculty, or staff may not copy any licensed software found on any Edmonds Community College system.
Unauthorized use of software is a felony and will result in immediate expulsion and possible criminal penalties.
E-MAIL and INTERNET USE POLICY
Federal and state laws and college policy forbid certain behaviors which have the effect of creating a hostile learning environment for students or a hostile work environment for employees. An example of such forbidden behavior is accessing, creating, storing or printing graphic or degrading written or electronic documents of a sexual nature, sexually-oriented photos, cartoons, etc. which are not directly related to the instruction that the student is intended to receive. Students who violate this prohibition may be subject to disciplinary action including loss of access through the college's computers and possible termination from the college's instructional program. Please be aware that college staff monitor what is being accessed and stored on college equipment in the academic computer labs.