Every incoming first-year student receives a notebook computer, which is replaced with a newer model after three years of use. These tablet-style PCs include built-in web cams that allow you to Skype with professors and peers. You’ll be able to access the College’s course management system, Moodle, from anywhere and easily download classroom content and lectures.
Specific policies regarding the use of STLCOP-issued notebook computers are available in the Student Handbook and in the Academic Catalog.
All STLCOP students have a College email address and may access their email accounts on campus or from off-campus locations via a web-based email system. Students are expected to regularly check and maintain their campus email. And just how much virtual storage will you have? Students are allowed up to 300 megabytes on the academic server and 50 megabytes on the email server. Passwords should be kept confidential and changed every 90 days.
Important information and emergency messages are transmitted electronically via television receivers, known as “hot boards,” at several campus locations: in Jones Hall near the reception desk; in the Residence Hall lobby across from the reception desk; and in the lobby of Whelpley Hall. Students should check the hot board frequently for important campus announcements.
Web forums can be found on the MySTLCOP portion of the College website. In addition to discussions and opinions, you can find books and other items for sale, announcements, organizational information, campus event information, and postings of part-time jobs available to students.
Technical Support Center (TSC)
The Technical Support Center (TSC), located on the first floor of Jones Hall, is your first stop for technical assistance. Staffed by four skilled technicians and several knowledgeable assistants, the TSC is a call away at ext. 5555 or available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours (when classes are in session) are 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday.
Need a screen or projector for your next club meeting or event? Campus audiovisual and multimedia equipment and resources are available for checkout. For more information, contact the IT Help Desk at ext. 5555.
Copy Center and Printing
Yes, people do still photocopy things. In fact, you can go far beyond a simple copy to create posters, banners, brochures and booklets at the Copy Center on the third floor of Jones Hall. If you need help with design, staff is available to assist. Coin-operated copy machines for small jobs are in various locations across campus.
Six computer workstations with scanners and a networked printer are located in the O.J. Cloughly Alumni Library in Jones Hall. In addition, high-speed, high-volume networked printers can be found in the Residence Hall common area and the Whelpley Hall atrium. Students are allowed 400 pages of free printing each semester and are charged a minimal fee for additional printing.
What Makes It All Work
Behind all this action is the STLCOP Department of Information Technology, where experts work to ensure our systems run well and you have the connectivity you need. From computer support to database management to instructional media development, our IT professionals assist with a wide range of technology needs.