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FAQs

 

Who can use the BC LABS?
What resources are available?
What are the drive letters?
Printing
Special Accommodations
How do I contact my instructor?

Who can use the BC LABS?
The Business Division Computer LABS are available for all currently enrolled students, including students from our partner programs.

Students enrolled in late start classes will not have access until the first day off class. Students enrolled in short classes will not have access after their class has started. Students who drop all classes will have their access revoked.

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What resources are available?
Four computer labs run Windows 7 for instructional use. BC315, is often available for drop in use during scheduled hours of operation. All of our computers have CD-ROM drives, and USB ports that may be used for transferring files to or from an USB flash drive.  Use of other USB devices is violation of our LAB Rules. Personal computers/laptops may not be plugged into our network at any time. Network storage is provided to students in ACCT, CIS, and COMP classes.  Electrical power strips are provided in some labs for personal electronics, please do not use anything not labeled explicitly for student use.

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What are the drive letters?
All students are encouraged to back up their files to a USB thumb drive on a regular basis.  Data integrity on the network storage S:\ drive is not guaranteed.

Drive Letter
Type
Description
A:   Legacy floppy drive designation.  Our current workstations do not have dedicated floppy devices.
C:
Local Hard Disk
The C: Drive stores the operating system and application programs. You are not permitted to use the C: Drive to store files and you cannot install software onto the C: Drive.
  
USB Disk Drive
The USB Disk Drive is available when a USB flash drive is plugged in to the available USB port.
The USB drive letter may vary depending on the USB device.
E:
CD-ROM Drive
The CD-ROM Drive is read-only and it can be used with either 650 MB CD disks or 700 MB CD disks, but can't write new data or change the information on CDs.
L:
Group Network Drive
The L: Drive is a network data drive used by faculty for sharing class information files between student and instructor. You can copy files from the L: Drive to Zip/3.5" floppy disks or your S: Drive folder, but you are not able to save files on the P: Drive.
S:
Student Network Storage
A 4 MB network storage location is provided to all students. The S: Drive folders are erased at the end of EVERY semester, regardless of whether or not you are returning the following semester. Be sure you make back-up copies of any data you have stored in your S: Drive folder prior to the end of the semester.

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Printing
Black and white printing costs 10 cents per page, students need to bring their Student ID card to print.  Color printing is available on request at 50 cents per page.

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Special Accommodations
Special Accommodations are only made through the direction of DSPS.

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How do I contact my instructor?
Refer to the syllabus that your instructor gave you on the first day of class. Any contact information or information about office hours should be on there. The BC LAB does not keep track of instructors' office hours or how to contact them. Please read your syllabus.

 

 

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