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1 Undergraduate Technology Orientation
Presenters: Sol Kamerman Jim Dillon © 2011 Babson College

2 Topics of discussion About IT Service Center (ITSC) Laptop hardware
Backing up your data Babson resources

3 About ITSC Contact Information Phone: (HELP) Location: Horn Computer Center Room 220 Telephone/ /Walk-In Support Basic Technical Support: Days a Week Hours a Day Advanced Technical Support: Monday-Thursday :30 AM - 7:00 PM Friday :30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday :30 AM - 4:00 PM Walk-In Support Monday-Thursday :30 AM - 9:30 PM Friday :30 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday Noon - 8:00 PM

4 The Babson Laptop Program
Lenovo ThinkPad T410s Widescreen Intel i5-520M(2.4GHz) x900 LCD Intel 5700MHD graphics card 3 GB RAM UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad) with Fingerprint Reader 250 GB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm DVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer 6 cell Li-Ion Battery Intel agn Windows XP

5 Lenovo T410s Here is the laptop you received….if you are curious about the specs, please visit

6 Why Lenovo? Durability of the ThinkPad brand
Meets or exceeds the following MIL810F specifications: Physical Shock Humidity Vibration Dust High Temperature Low Temperature Thermal Shock Altitude Strength and performance through design Business notebook for a business college

7 Warranties and Repairs
Laptop Warranty – 3 year coverage What it covers Normal wear and tear Charges $100 for physical damage $500 deductible for theft Repairs On-site repair 24 hour turnaround

8 Getting to Know your ThinkPad
Included Software Microsoft Windows XP SP3 (Windows 7 Available Upon Request) Microsoft Office 2007 Eset Nod32 Antivirus & Antispyware Softricity ThinkVantage Technologies Adobe Acrobat Reader Minitab

9 Getting the most out of your batteries
Tips to extend battery charge: Reduce display brightness Disable wireless when not in use Close any applications that are not being used Disconnect any USB devices

10 ThinkPad Fingerprint Reader
Allows you to log in to your computer with a swipe of the finger To Setup: Swipe finger or click on icon in system tray Next Setup or Practice Enter Network Password Enroll fingerprint, Save and Finish!

11 Laptop Responsibilities
Never leave your laptop unattended Use a security lock Secure your dorm room Lock your door Take your laptop with you during vacations and long weekends

12 Laptop Responsibilities
No permanent markings or stickers Avoid eating or drinking near your laptop Avoid leaving your laptop in any extreme environment (hot/cold/damp) When transporting your laptop, always place the laptop in suspend mode (Fn+F4) or turn the machine off to help prevent hard drive failure and possible data loss

13 Policies Governing Technology Resources at Babson
Computer use must comply with state and federal law, for academic purposes only No hacking, abuse of network resources, violation of copyright laws, harassment It is NOT OK to share passwords Don’t download movies, music, etc. illegally

14 Babson Account Password Security Forgot Password?
Passwords are case sensitive, 8 character minimum (letters, numbers, symbols) Students will be required to change their passwords once every semester Forgot Password? Provide secondary address (required) Visit to reset

15 Backing up your data What to back up? Babson provided methods
My Documents, Favorites, Desktop Applications cannot be backed up Babson provided methods U: drive (250 MB Space) CDRW/DVD 680MB - 4.7GB Personal Options Thumb drive (USB key) 4GB-32GB Mozy – Free Online Backup – 2GB External USB hard drive – 100GB +

16 Viruses and Malware How does your system become infected?
Websites P2P software Unknown s and file attachments Chat tools Social Networking Sites How we help protect your system ESET Anti-virus Windows updates Browse Safely!


18 Babson Email Portal Exchange/Outlook Outlook Web Access (OWA)
Automatic setup Exchange/Outlook Instructions for setting up Outlook - 250MB quota Outlook Web Access (OWA) Mobile Devices Instructions for setting up on your iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile Device -

19 Babson Websites ITSC webpage (Landing site for IT)
configuration Printing configuration Troubleshooting / Tips & Tricks Announcements Portal (‘one-stop-shop’) My Drives Quick links to Babson websites (Blackboard, Library, Registrar) and Calendar Portal RSS Feeds (CNN, U.S. News, ESPN) Software Downloads

20 Babson Websites (continued)
SharePoint Document management Team sites Collaboration E-learning Free online training/video tutorials of Microsoft Products

21 Babson Websites (continued)
RightAnswers Login with your Babson username and password Available from on and off campus Computer support 24 x 7 Answers to your IT questions Help with common applications Microsoft Office, Blackboard, , etc. Tips on using software Configuring Handhelds Babson specific solutions

22 Babson Network Wired Connections Wireless (SSID’s) Dedicated resource
Fastest connection Wireless (SSID’s) Babson (preferred) OpenWireless Shared resource All laptops are preconfigured for Babson

23 Software Classroom Applications Microsoft Office Suite Virtual Lab
Portal – My Downloads EndNote Minitab Adobe Presenter FrontPage 2003 SPSS Statistics K:\Apps\ Adobe Acrobat Clementine GLEIM MatLab Palisades SAS Microsoft Office Suite Word Outlook Excel PowerPoint Access OneNote (Demo: HERE) Virtual Lab Adobe CS Suite, Macromedia Dreamweaver, etc.

24 Software (continued) 24 Hour Lab (Horn 150)
Adobe: After Affects, Premiere, Audition, Bridge, Dreamweaver, Encore, Photoshop Palisades Clementine SPSS SAS Minitab Kurzweil

25 Printing Printing can be confusing…and frustrating!

26 Printing Configuring Network Printers Pharos Printing System
To connect to a public network printer, simply point Internet Explorer to and follow the steps below: Select ‘Configure Public Printers’ Select ‘Undergraduate Students, Employees (Domain)’ Select the printers you want and they will be installed automatically. Pharos Printing System 12 hour retention Monitors Usage Reduces waste

27 Learning Tools: Blackboard Learning Management System Single on-line location for your course materials (homework assignments, syllabus, collaboration, etc.) When you enroll in a class it will automatically enroll you in Blackboard Approximately 98% of faculty use Blackboard. If you do not see a course, check with your professor NOTE: Internet Explorer is recommended over Firefox for Blackboard access

28 Other Learning Tools Tool Main Purpose Faculty Uses Student Uses
Adobe Presenter Allows you to add audio and animation to a PowerPoint file and load that file into an interactive presentation Teach from anywhere • Evaluate students' presentation skills • Enhance faculty presentations • Provide assignment wrap-ups using voice and accompanying graphics • Provide topic overviews using audio and other graphical elements Present a topic or complete a final project using audio and graphics EDU Online assignment, quiz, test and assessment tool that allows student to display knowledge of a topic or concept Online assignment, quiz, test and assessment tool that allows student to display knowledge of a topic or concept Take assigned individual assessment and demonstrate knowledge SafeAssign Online plagiarism checking tool that provides an originality report for each work submitted Require students to submit assigned work for plagiarism checking • Check student work for originality Submit work for assignment and receive originality report

29 How NOT to handle your laptop
* No laptops were harmed during the making of this film. Use only as directed.


31 How NOT to handle your laptop
* No laptops were harmed during photo shoot. Use only as directed.

32 How NOT to handle your laptop
* No laptops were harmed during photo shoot. Use only as directed.

33 How NOT to handle your laptop
* No laptops were harmed during photo shoot. Use only as directed.

34 Hands-On Configurations
Configure Outlook - Automatic setup Postini - Printing/Pharos – Configure Printers OneNote – Live Demo

35 Location: Horn Computer Center Room 220
? Phone: (HELP) Location: Horn Computer Center Room 220 PRESENTATION SLIDES:

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