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Computer & Technology Information for NDSCS Students

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Using Library Computers: FAQs

From the library's FAQs webpage:

Library Computer Use Policy

All users are expected to be aware of and adhere to the NDUS computer policy (please see the NDSCS Guide to Student Rights and Responsibilities for a complete copy of the North Dakota University System Computer and Network Usage Policy). Any patron disregarding the NDUS computer policy may be refused use of the computers in the library, or anywhere on campus. Computers in the library are reserved for research purposes only.

  • Primary use is for searching ODIN and databases supplied by the library.
  • General Internet searching for research is permitted.
  • Games, chatrooms and non-research oriented uses are not permitted.
  • Reservations are not taken for the use of a computer. Usage will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who can use the computers in the Mildred Johnson Library?

  • Students, faculty and staff of NDSCS.
  • Minors are to be supervised by their parents. Unattended minors may be asked to leave the library, particularly if their behavior is inappropriate in an academic setting.

Library staff reserves the right to monitor screens, to suggest search strategies and to limit use of the computers and printers at their discretion. Privacy of searching is respected as long as the sensibilities of other patrons are recognized.

How do I log on to the Wi-Fi?

Students 

Students must connect to the eduroam wifi. 

When prompted for your username & password enter the following:

• Username: your campus connection username@ndus.edu

• Password: your Campus Connection/Blackboard password

NOTE:  Whenever you change your NDUS/Campus Connection username and password, you will need to log-in again to access wifi.

Guests

Access to the NDSCS Guest network is reserved for guests who come to campus and have no other means of getting on the network. Ask the staff at the Library's circulation desk for assistance. The Guest Wifi name is NDSCS Guest.

 

How do I log on to the student computers?

All students will log in to the library, classroom and lab computers using their NDSCS AD username and password.  If you have not activated your NDSCS AD account or do not recall your login information, you will need to go to the ITS Service Desk counter in the Hektner Student Center for assistance.

 
Can I print from my laptop?

Campus printers are not set up to allow for laptop printing but we do have a few work-around ideas to enable students to print by migrating the document they have on their laptop to a student lab computer. Note: all the following require that students have NDSCS AD login information to use a campus lab computer. You have 3 options:

  1. Save your document on your laptop to a flash drive (an extra library flash drive is located in the drawer at the customer service desk) and plug that flash drive into a lab computer, open that document and print.
  2. Email yourself the document and open your email on a lab computer, open document and print.
  3. Upload your document to your NDSCS OneDrive account, open said account on a lab computer and print.
Can I make copies?

Yes! 

Students and employees can use the scanner to scan the pages you need to a .PDF and send it to your email. From there, you can open your email from any student lab computer and print your scanned documents.