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Multimedia Center

Room Policy

Only individuals with a valid CCNY ID are allowed to use this facility!

Faculty, staff and students have to adhere to the Policy for all Users (see below) as well as to all CUNY and CCNY rules, regulations and policies.

Policy for Class Sessions and Courses

  • Class Sessions:
    The rooms have to be reserved at least a week in advance by visiting the Reservation web page for the rooms or contacting Doris Grasserbauer via phone or email.

  • Courses:
    Only courses requiring computer use for more than 60% of a class session are allowed to be scheduled in the Multimedia Center.

    If other courses would like to use the lab during your assigned time we might have to ask you to give up a session or part of a session. Should that happen, we would contact you in advance to allow you enough time to make other arrangements for that day. Usually this happens not more than three times during a semester.

Policy for Open Lab

  • The Multimedia Center computer rooms NA 4/221 and NA 4/216 are available during open lab hours posted on this website and at the bulletin boards located in front of the rooms.

  • If the Multimedia Center is used as an open lab and the demand is high the computer time is scheduled in one-hour blocks that begin and end on the hour.  There is a time limit on the computer use if there are persons waiting to use the computers or if they have been reserved.  Priority for computer time is always given to School of Education Students working on curricular projects.

Policy for all Users

Rules

  1. No food or beverages are allowed near computers.
  2. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the Educational Implications for Copyright in a Digital World by Heiko Spallek and Titus Schleyer if you plan to use copyrighted material while working in the Multimedia Center. The Multimedia Center strictly adheres to the U.S. Copyright Law.
  3. Please keep the work areas clean. Deposit all waste materials in the proper container before you leave. 
  4. Scan all storage media for viruses before opening any file.
  5. If you have a problem with the computer, software, or peripheral devices, please ask a Multimedia Center staff member for help.
  6. Tuck in the chair before leaving the lab.

General Principles

Access to computer systems and networks owned or operated by the School of Education of the City College of New York imposes certain responsibilities and obligations and is granted subject to college policies, and local, state, and federal laws. Acceptable use always is ethical, reflects academic honesty, and shows restraint in the consumption of shared resources. It demonstrates respect for intellectual property, ownership of data, system security mechanisms, and individuals' rights to privacy and to freedom from intimidation and harassment.

Guidelines

In making acceptable use of resources you must:

  • use resources only for authorized purposes.
  • protect your username, password and system from unauthorized use. You are responsible for all activities by your username or that originate from your system.
  • access only information that is your own, that is publicly available, or to which you have been given authorized access.
  • use only legal versions of copyrighted software in compliance with vendor license requirements.
  • be considerate in your use of shared resources. Refrain from monopolizing systems, overloading networks with excessive data, degrading services, or wasting computer time, connect time, disk space, printer paper, manuals or other resources.

In making acceptable use of resources you must not:

  • use another person's system, files, or data without permission.
  • use someone else's name, username or password.
  • use computer programs to decode passwords or access control/security information.
  • attempt to circumvent or subvert system or network security measures.
  • engage in any activity that might be purposefully harmful to systems or to any information stored thereon, such as creating or propagating viruses, disrupting services, or damaging files or making unauthorized modifications to college data.
  • use college systems for commercial or partisan political purposes, such as using electronic mail to circulate advertising for products or for political candidates.
  • make or use illegal copies of copyrighted software, store such copies on college systems, or transmit them over college networks.
  • use mail or messaging services to harass or intimidate another person, for example, by broadcasting unsolicited messages, by repeatedly sending unwanted mail, or by using someone else's name, email address or username or general "spamming".
  • waste computing resources or network resources, for example, by intentionally placing a program in an endless loop, printing excessive amounts of paper, or by sending chain letters or unsolicited mass mailings.
  • use the college's systems or networks for personal gain; for example, by selling access to your userid or to college systems or networks, or by performing work for profit with college resources in a manner not authorized by the college.
  • use cordless phones or other electronic devices using the 2.4 GHz broadcast band that will interfere with the college's wireless network.
  • engage in any other activity that does not comply with the General Principles presented above.
  • engaging in other things NOT related to course work, research or educational purposes, e.g. playing games, investigating inappropriate websites, etc. You will get one warning. The second time you will be banned from the facility.

Enforcement

The college considers any violation of acceptable use principles or guidelines to be a serious offense and reserves the right to copy and examine any files or information resident on college systems allegedly related to unacceptable use and to protect its network from systems and events that threaten or degrade operations. Violators are subject to disciplinary action.

Information Disclaimer

Individuals using computer systems owned by the School of Education of the City College of New York do so subject to applicable laws and College policies. The School of Education of the City College of New York disclaims any responsibility and/or warranties for information and materials residing on non-college systems or available over publicly accessible networks. Such materials do not necessarily reflect the attitudes, opinions, or values of the School of Education of the City College of New York, its faculty, staff, or students.

No software is to be loaded onto or run on a College owned computer unless the College has purchased the software.

THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THESE RULES.  FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE PROCEDURES WILL RESULT IN PERMANENT LOSS OF COMPUTER PRIVILEGES IN THE MULTIMEDIA CENTER AND OTHER POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES.