Student Computing Facilities

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Student Computing Facilities

Computing labs and virtual computing for the OSU community

Student Computing Facilities (SCF) has over 100 Mac and Windows computers in an open lab setting for student use. Our main location is in the basement of Milne Computing Center, across from the library. Scanners, digitizer tablets, color laser printing, video editing and access to over 100 computer programs are provided. SCF also supports a number of departmental computer labs on campus.

Facilities

Facilities managed by SCF include:

 


Hours - Spring Term

Mon-Thurs                      7 AM - Midnight
Friday 7 AM - 9 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 9 PM
Sunday 10 AM - Midnight
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Computer Classroom Information

The Student Computing Facilities operates several computer classrooms on OSU campus.

Policy and Fees

  • Credit courses in OSU's Schedule of Classes have first priority, and should fall within the times approved by the University Schedule Policy.
  • Scheduling a class for a term does not guarantee a reservation during Finals Week. Finals should be scheduled separately. Classes that regularly meet in these facilities during the term will receive priority for scheduling during Finals Week.
  • Courses scheduled one term do not automatically carry over to the next term or year. Classes must be rescheduled each term.
  • Student groups recognized by ASOSU may reserve the computer classrooms for group functions. The equipment usage fee will be waived for such groups. A technician fee may be assessed depending on the group's requirements.
  • Other OSU associated departments and/or programs can be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis after the schedule of classes has gone to press.
  • All other groups should make arrangements through the Facility Coordinator, and may be charged a fee for equipment usage.
  • Classes not in session within 10 minutes of scheduled time will be forfeited to general access.
  • Classes will be scheduled within operational hours of the Student Computing Facilities. Classes outside of this specification will need to be approved by the facility coordinator, additionally these classes may be assessed fees detailed above for usage, as well as consultant support.
  • Additional software needs can be met; please see the Software Installation Request Form

Fees: (all are hourly)





  OSU Dept/Org State Agency General Public
Less than 25 stations $17.50 $26.25 $35.00
25 stations or more $22.50 $33.75 $45.00
Software Install $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
Student Technician $15.00 $15.00 $15.00

Schedules:

All computer classroom scheduled are maintained by OSU's Schedule Desk. You can view them using the OSU's web viewer links below:

Kidder 028 - About the Facility | Current Schedule

Milne 130 - About the Facility | Current Schedule

Milne 201 - About the Facility | Current Schedule

How to book a computer classroom:

The OSU Schedule Desk schedules the computer classrooms.  To schedule your class in one of these rooms, contact whomever does the scheduling for your college.

Groups that are interested in using a computer classroom can fill out this request form.

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Main Computing Facility

Located in the basement of Milne Computing Center, the Main Computing Facility available for all of OSU Students. This computing facility is staffed by student computer consultants ready to assist you with any computer question you have about our software and equipment. It includes a graphic arts area featuring 5 Mac Pros with 23" Monitors and a large format scanner. There are also 3 video editing stations featuring 8-core Mac Pros, 23" monitors and a High-Def Deck.

The facility has been divided into several rooms to allow proctored testing for online courses to be held at certain times. The schedules for the testing rooms are here:

Milne 150A   |    Milne 150B

Equipment:

Dell Optiplex 9020 with Windows 7; 8 GB RAM; Intel i5 CPU @ 3.4 GHz

Mac Pro 2 X 2.66 Ghz Dual Core Intel Xeon with OS X 10.9

Mac Pro 2 X 2.66 Ghz 8-core Core Intel Xeon with OS X 10.9 - Video Editing

Color Flatbed and Slide Scanners

Video Editing Station (TV and DV/VCR)

Color and Black/White Laser Printing

Software List: Software in our Facilities
Seats: 84 Windows; 23 Macintosh; 

Picture of Main

A view of Milne Computing Facility

Picture of Graphics Arts Area

Graphics Arts Area

Video Editor

Video Editing Stations

Other Resources

Proposed Configuration of Computer Labs and Classrooms

Student Computing Facilities

Computing labs and virtual computing for the OSU community

Preview for Instructors: Labs and Classrooms for Academic Year 2016-2017

Important Note: The information on this page refers to labs managed centrally by Information Services; some schools and departments have their own computer classrooms and labs, which they manage, and instructors should check with their department if they have questions.  This page concerns the following learning spaces only:

  • Kidder 028
  • Kidder 033
  • Milne 130
  • Milne 150
  • Milne 201
  • Fairbanks 104
  • Moreland 130B (Formerly Callahan 125)
  • Reed Lodge 111
  • OSU Cascades: lab and carts

Significant service changes starting fall 2016:

  • The file server that hosts "Class Folders" and "Class Programs" will be decommissioned at the end of summer term 2016.  Any class-related data or programs must be relocated.
  • All Macs will have Mac OSX only -- dual-boot will no longer be supported.  Mac users can launch many Windows-based programs using our "Virtual Lab."  If you plan to incorporate an application from our Virtual Lab into your curriculum, please contact us to make sure the virtual application is configured to meet your needs.
  • Some of the classrooms will have new computers; specifics have not yet been finalized.
  • Software versions and offerings may change for fall 2016, please read the full list below.
  • Our virtual lab (apps.oregonstate.edu) will have expanded offerings and improved capacity.
  • Our previous-generation virtual lab (remoteapps.oregonstate.edu) will be retired.

 

If you have questions or concerns about this preview, please contact us at: Campus.Labs@oregonstate.edu.

 

Below is the full list of software supported in our labs and classrooms for fall 2016.
 

Software Title Windows MacOS Virtual  
7-zip (file compression)    
ActiveState Perl    
ActiveState Python    
Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom, Premier Pro, etc)  
ArcGIS 10.2.2  
Audacity  
Autodesk 123D Design - 24.1.8    
Autodesk 123D Make - 1.6.0    
Autodesk AutoCAD 2016    
Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture 2016    
Autodesk Maya 2016 SP3 with Bonus Tools and Mental Ray plugin    
Autodesk Revit 2016    
Avid Audio Pro Tools (limited to students enrolled in audio classes)    
BehavePlus  
Blender    
CAN-8 (language learning)  
CCCP    
Chrome (Google web browser)  
Cisco WebEx    
Citrix Receiver – 12.1.0 (to use virtual lab apps)    
Compressor    
Consume 3  
Distance 6.2  
Eclipse    
ENVI 5.3  
EPInfo 7  
EstimateS 9    
Evernote    
FileZilla    
Final Cut Pro – 10.2.2    
Firefox  
Flash Player (latest version)  
FOFEM 6  
Frame Forge (Milne and Kidder 028 Only)    
Fusion360    
FVS Suppose  
GarageBand 10.1.0    
Ghostgum    
Ghostscript    
GIMP    
Google Earth    
Handbrake 0.10.2    
Hot Potatoes    
iBooks Author – 2.4    
ImageMagick    
ImgBurn    
iMovie – 10.1    
Inkscape    
Irfanview    
iWork    
Java Runtime Environment  
JDK (Java Development Kit)    
Keynote – 6.6.1    
K-Lite Codec    
LimitState GEO  
LMS 2.2  
Maple 2015  
Mathematica 10
Matlab – 2015b
MEGA    
Microsoft Office 2016
Microsoft Remote Desktop -    
Microsoft Silverlight – 5.1  
MiKTeX    
Minitab 16  
Motion – 5.2.2    
MPC-HC    
MPlus 7.11  
Notepad++    
Numbers – 3.6.1    
Nvivo 11  
Ocean Data View    
Pages – 5.6.1    
Pixlr – 1.1.1.20157220016    
PSPICE    
PuTTY    
R (open source statistics package)
R Studio
RSPS Woodstock  
Safari web browser    
SAS 9.4  
Scribus    
Shockwave  
SimUText    
Sketchbook - 7.3.1    
SketchUp 2015
SPSS 23  
StataIC 13  
StatGraphics XVI    
Sumatra PDF    
Templates for iBooks Author Free - 1.3.0    
TeXnicCenter    
TextWrangler – 5.0.2    
TIBCO Spotfire S+ 8.2  
Titanium (CAPS only)    
Traverse PC 2016  
Unreal Editor    
Vim    
VLC (multimedia player)  
Window-Eyes (adaptive technology)    
Windows Movie Maker    
WinSCP    
XQuartz/X11 framework – 2.7.8    

Services and Policies

SCF provides many services to the students, staff and faculty at Oregon State University. The following are some of the services we provide.

Computer Classrooms Usage and Rental

Class Folders (Poole) for Windows

RemoteApps (Virtual Computer Lab - replaces Umbrella)

ONID Printing

Class Folders (Poole) for Windows

The Student Computing Facilities offers disk space for instructors who wish to distribute electronic data to their students. This service is available only to classes which are taught in our computer classrooms. We suggest that instructors use OSU's Canvas system for their class disk space needs.

How to Connect:

Background: The server name is Poole located in the ONID domain. Its DNS name is poole.scf.oregonstate.edu

To connect to Poole from on campus:

  1. Go to the Start Menu and select Run
  2. Type \\poole.scf.oregonstate.edu and click OK
  3. Type your ONID username and password, with "onid\" in front of your username.
  4. Double-click on Class Folders

To connect to Poole from off campus:

You can not connect to Poole directly from off campus: you must connect via the campus VPN to access this file server.

How to get a class folder on this server:

Send an email to campus.labs@oregonstate.edu with the following information:

  • Class Name (CS123)
  • Full Names of those who will be putting files in the folder (ie instructors, TAs, etc)
  • Estimated removal date for the folder

Questions?

For any questions about Poole, contact us at campus.labs@oregonstate.edu.

Classroom Usage Policy

Last Updated: December, 2015

The following policies apply to scheduling and/or use of these facilities: Kidder 028, Kidder 033, Milne 201 and Milne 130. Exceptions to this policy should be addressed to the Facility Coordinator.

  • Credit courses in OSU's Schedule of Classes have first priority at times approved by the University Schedule Policy.
  • Scheduling a class for a term does not guarantee a reservation during Finals Week, final exams should be scheduled separately. Classes that regularly meet in these facilities during the term will receive priority for scheduling during Finals Week.
  • Classes must be rescheduled each term -- classes scheduled one term do not automatically carry over to the next term or year.
  • Student groups recognized by ASOSU may reserve the computer classrooms for group functions. The equipment usage fee will be waived for such groups. A technician fee may be assessed depending on the group's requirements.
  • Other OSU associated departments and/or programs can be scheduled on a first come, first served basis after the schedule of classes has gone to press.
  • All other groups should make arrangements through the Facility Coordinator, and may be charged a fee for equipment usage.

    Less than 25 Stations: $35/hour
    25 or More Stations: $45/hour

    The following Discounts apply:
    OSU department or organization: 50%
    Other state agency: 25%

    Other Charges:
    Software Installation: $40/hour
    Student Technician : $15/hour

  • Classes not in session within 10 minutes of scheduled time will be forfeited to general access.
  • Classes will be scheduled within operational hours of the Student Computing Facilities. Classes outside of this specification will need to be approved by the facility coordinator, additionally these classes may be assessed fees detailed above for usage, as well as consultant support.
  • Additional software needs can be met by following the requirements put forth in the Software Installation Policy.

Computing Staff Policy

Last Updated: May 2005

In order to provide better service to our customers we require all active student employees to read the Student Computing Facility Staff Policy. By working in our computing facilities you agree to be bound by its stipulations and regulations. All Staff Members, as a condition of their employment, also agree to be bound by all other facility policies.

1) Rules and Responsibilities

Our main priority is to provide the best service possible to our users. To that end, Staff Members should endeavor to be pro-active in their dealings with users and stay informed on facility developments.

  • Treat customers and co-workers with tolerance, understanding and respect.
  • Consultants are not allowed to do homework or other personal work while on duty at the Main computer facility during the hours of 8am to 8pm Monday though Friday.
  • Attend all mandatory meetings and mandatory training.
  • Read all SCFstaff relatede-mail on a daily basis (preferably before or at the beginning of your shift after the normal tasks are done).
  • Appear clean and well groomed, wear the appropriate nametag in a visible place, and behave in a professional manner while on duty.
  • Walk around the facility and help users.
  • Complete the tasks specified on the task list for each hour.
  • Remain in the facility until their shift ends or, if closing a facility, when the closing procedure is completed.
  • Use the time clock on the web to track the hours you worked.
  • Correctly print out, sign and turn in their time sheets by the 16th at 8am of every month.
  • Do not allow users behind the Staff Member desk or in "Staff Only" areas.
  • Do not "chat" (including interpersonally or over the Internet) with friends while on duty.
  • Do not install any software on the front desk computers.
  • Use of the Staff computers in satellite labs are limited to; troubleshooting problems, checking email, or viewing the web. Other uses are prohibited.
  • Do not play games while on-duty.
  • Do not view movies while on-duty, except during graveyard shifts.
  • No use of headphones while on-duty.
  • Do not use computers other than the front desk machines while on duty.
  • Do not use the phone for personal use more than two minutes.
  • Incidents that occur in the facility should be reported to an SCF admin in a timely matter.

When traffic is slow, Staff members may read their e-mail or use the Internet, with the following stipulations:

  • Customer needs are SCF's priority. If they ask for assistance, help them out.
  • Staff Members are to remain at the Staff area when not assisting users or completing SCF related tasks.
  • Staf should ask coworkers for consent to do any of these activities.
  • If things get busier, and tasks come up that need to be done,the Staff Member is required to return to his/her duties immediately.
  • Make sure tasks assigned for the current hour have been completed.

2) Resolving Conflicts

When a Staff Member has a problem with the conduct of another Staff Member, resolve the situation in the following manner:

Conflicts between co-workers:

  • Address the issue, always in a professional manner and out of the earshot of users.
  • If the issue is still not resolved, talk to or send mail to SCFadmin.
  • Interpersonal communication should only be sent to the involved parties directly, the SCF mailing lists is not to be used to resolve a dispute.

Conflicts between user and Staff:

  • If the user is abusive (either verbally or physically) to Staff Members, other users or equipment, call Campus Security 7-3010 immediately.

3) Taking a Shift

  • Staff Members are expected to show up for work on time.
  • Staff Members must work all hours for which they are scheduled.
  • If no one has taken the shift you're still responsible for that shift. See Time Clock Procedure and Policy for procedures in dealing with shifts that have not been taken.
  • Once a Staff Member is confirmed for a shift by an e-mail message, they will be held responsible for those hours.

4) Disciplinary Action

  • Staff Members can be subjected to an employment review at any time if deemed appropriate by the student supervisor and the facility coordinator.
  • Failure to abide by the facility policies may result in a verbal or written warning, or if the offense is severe enough, an employment review.
  • Three written warnings in a six month period will result in a mandatory employment review.
  • Possible outcomes of an employment review include, but are not limited to:
    • Probation
    • Suspension
    • Termination of employment

5) Rewards

Perfect Attendance Reward

      If a Staff Member has NOT had any late to shifts or missed shifts (excused or non-excused) that have been reported for the current term. The Staff Member will be allowed to schedule one day earlier than their normal priority date for the next term.

Graveyard Reward

    If a staff member works 64 graveyard hours (00:30 - 8:30) during the current term, the staff member will be allowed to schedule one day earlier than their normal priority date for the next term.

6) Security

  • Personal information, phone numbers and work hours of other Staff Members should be guarded and not given out to the general public.
  • The Staff password should be given only to other Staff Members through direct verbal communication in a face to face manner.

Facility Policy

Last Updated: August 2007

The Student Computing Facilities are operated with as much flexibility as possible to provide the maximum benefit to the greatest number of users. To assist us in achieving this goal, we require that users of our facilities follow the policy outlined in this document.

Note: Please read this policy statement thoroughly. By using this facility, the user agrees to abide by all rules and regulations set forth in this document and Oregon State University's Acceptable Use Policy. Ignorance of the information contained within these documents is not an excuse for failing to adhere to facility policy. All users who violate Facility Policy will be dealt with in a manner consistent with the guidelines set forth in section 3 "General Rules and Conditions".

Only the Facility Manager is allowed to make exceptions to this policy.

1) Admittance

This Facility is for use by people that fit one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Currently registered OSU/ELI students
  2. OSU Staff and Faculty
  3. Students who have been admitted to OSU as part of the LBCC-OSU Dual Admission program and have purchased the student fee package. Other LBCC students are not included.
  4. A valid OSU account is required to use the facility. Visitors should make arrangements with their sponsors to obtain an account.

2) Responsibility of Facility Consultants

The primary responsibilities of the consultants are as follows:

  1. Assist, to a reasonable extent, with user's hardware and software difficulties.
  2. Provide assistance in educating users on Facility Policy and in the use of supplied hardware and software.
  3. Notify security if a user is abusing the facility, its equipment, fellow users, or facility employees.

Consultants are NOT to assist users with homework.

 

3) General Rules and Conditions

Users must adhere to the following rules and conditions. Failure to do so will result in a warning and/or loss of facility privileges for a period to be determined by the staff of this facility. Users will be held accountable for any damages they cause to the facility and/or its equipment.

3.1 Usage

  1. Users are NOT to abuse fellow users, the facility, its staff, nor its equipment.
  2. Eating, drinking, and the use of tobacco products are strictly prohibited in the computing areas.
  3. Users asked to checkout of their machines have 5 minutes to do so.
  4. Users are allotted 2 hours of computer, software, and manual use. More time is allowed as long as there is no waiting list.
  5. Computers will NOT be left unattended for more than 15 minutes. Such action will result in the user being checked out immediately.
  6. No animals, except guide dogs, will be allowed in the facility.
  7. Any person disrupting the operation of this facility will be required to leave the facility.
  8. Students have priority over faculty/staff use.
  9. Game Policy.
  10. Multimedia Policy.
  11. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

3.2 File Storage

  1. The Staff of this facility bear no responsibility over user files. They will not be protected nor maintained.
  2. Users will provide their own media.
  3. Users are encouraged to use their ONID account for their file storage needs.

3.3 Printing

Please refer to the Printing Policy

3.4 OSU Policy on Unauthorized Copying of Copyrighted Software

The primary responsibility for protection of licensed software rests with the purchaser, whether OSU or a faculty member, of that software. All users have a personal responsibility to control and protect the software package from misuse. Supervisors should assure that users under their direction have been informed of University policy. Users must personally ensure that no unauthorized copies of licensed software are made.

Copies are not to be made for use at home, for sale, for trade, or for gifts to others. Individuals who make unauthorized copies of licensed software, or who allow such copies to be made, will be subject to regulations pertaining to theft or misuse of University property. Absolutely no copying or duplication of copyrighted software will be permitted.

UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTION OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED ON THIS CAMPUS.

Game Policy

Last Updated: July 1999

When playing games, all users must abide by the following rules and guidelines:

  1. Games have a low priority for facility use. If all machines are in use, or if another user needs to use special equipment on your machine, you will be required to give up the machine that you are currently using.
  2. Gameplayers must play with the sound off, or use the headphones.
  3. Gameplayers may not ask someone on a specially equipped machine to relocate so that they can play a game on their machine.
  4. You may not copy nor distribute any type of software that is not public domain.
  5. Gameplayers must not disturb other users in the computer facility.

Multimedia Policy

Last Updated: September 2003

The following are guidelines for the use of the multimedia machines at Student Computing Facility.

  • The multimedia computers at Student Computing Facility are reserved for multimedia purposes only. Anything that can be done on the other computers in the facility should be done on other computers.
  • If a user is using a multimedia machine for non-multimedia purposes and another user wishes to use that machine for multimedia purposes, the current user will relinquish control of that machine.
  • Games are not allowed on the multimedia computers under any circumstances.
  • When there is a waiting list for the multimedia computers, we will enforce a two-hour time limit for those using the multimedia computers.
  • When the regular computers in the computing facility are totally occupied, the multimedia computers may be checked out to students waiting to use the regular computers. Such students may be asked to move to a regular computer if one becomes available and there is a need for the multimedia computer.

Software Installation Policy

Instructors may request that we install software in one of our computing labs or in the Virtual Computing Lab.

Process & Requirements for Instructors

  • Fill out the request form two (2) weeks prior to the time the software is needed
  • Deliver any software installation media or provide download information two (2) weeks prior to the time the software is needed
  • Provide proof of valid licences and number of licenses avalible for us to use
  • Provide all installation documentation

Software delivered with shorter lead time will result in a first-come, first-serve basis with an installation period of up to 2 weeks.

Testing Requirements & Support Information

  • Instructors will be notified when their software is installed and ready to test.
  • Software installed in a computing lab / facility should be tested at least 48 hours prior to their first class to make sure it is working according to their needs.
  • Software installed in our virtual computer lab should be tested at least one (1) week prior to their first class to make sure it is working according to their needs.
  • While consultants can assist users with general computer problems and supported software, consultants will not be specifically trained in the usage of installed class software. The only form of support available to students requesting assistance on the class software will be the software manual(s). Further questions will be re-directed to the class instructor or department, as applicable.
  • If an instructor wishes to install software that needs frequent updates, data revisions, etc, special arrangements may be made. Please contact the Facility Manager or associated staff.

Software In Our Facilities

Instructors may submit a Software Installation Request if the software you need is not installed in one of our computing labs.