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SLIR Computer Lab: Orientation and Training December 16, 1998.

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1 SLIR Computer Lab: Orientation and Training December 16, 1998

2 Overview of Topics Machine configurations Security & Responsibility Logging in & Printing Reporting Problems Applications Email Storing files on the server

3 Machine configurations 350 Mhz Pentium II w/128 Mb RAM Disk storage –3.5” floppy –100Mb removable Iomega ZIP drive –8 Gb hard disk –CD/DVD 100Mb/sec Fast Ethernet

4 Windows 98 is easy For most purposes, Win98 is pretty much like Win95 You are responsible for learning basic operations –Use HELP if you need help –Every machine has a tutorial installed Start button>> Help >> Introducing windows 98

5 Lab Security The machines are uninsured! If you are the last one in the lab: –SET THE ALARM –LOCK THE DOOR Sign out the key and leave the log-book

6 Responsibility Keep it tidy! Keep it reasonably quiet –You are strongly encouraged to sign out room 133 for group meetings Don’t screw up the machines –You are NOT the only person using it! –Never install/un-install software –Never change the desktop or start menu

7 Logging In & Out Why log in? To use local network services: –Printing in the lab –Local File server (W:) YOU MUST LOG IN TO PRINT ALWAYS log in and log out: –Start > Log Off

8 Log off: on Win98 Start Menu Use this option every time you begin or end a session

9 Logging In & Out, cont. Your lab username should be the same as your pilot username –If it isn’t, please email Your lab password is your student ID –UNLESS YOU CHANGE IT (using the Win98 control panel) –Your lab password and your pilot password are NOT the same

10 Printing SLIR supplies the printer and the toner, but you supply the paper You must log on to print If you forget to log on and try to print –WIN98 will assume that the printer is disconnected from the network –It will set it to “Use Printer Offline”

11 If your printer is Off Line You will not be able to print Your print jobs will be held in a queue You must put the printer back on line using the Start menu > Settings > Printers...

12 Put the printer back on line Now Win98 will “Use Printer Offline” It will not print. Right button on the printer to get this menu Put the printer back on line by clicking on “Use Printer Offline.” Now the printer will work.

13 Reporting Problems Use the SLIR web site to report problems Start Netscape or Internet Explorer from the Start menu > Internet Tools

14 Click on Tech Support Click here Then click here

15 Fill out the form

16 Including the problem description Be sure to “Submit Request”

17 We have a lot of good software Microsoft Office –Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access Visio (for drawing charts, etc.) Netscape, Internet Explorer Statistical packages (SPSS, SAS) HR software (Vantage, ABRA, etc.)

18 Web Editors You have extensive tools for web pages –Symantec Visual Page –Netscape Composer –MS FrontPage Express –MS Visual Interdev Studio –Plus the MS Word (and other MS Office programs) can save as HTML You can find these on the start menu...

19 Email in the lab Not perfect -- can’t handle attachments Telnet to Pilot –Start > Internet Tools > Telnet We are working on setting up your user accounts so that you can use regular email programs (such as Netscape or Outlook) to read mail and send/receive attachments.

20 Storing Files Use floppies or the Iomega ZIP Drive Use the Server (W:) –Main Advantages: Access your files from any machine in the lab Groups can establish folders to share work –Main Disadvantage: Files are not private

21 Storing files on Pilot (AFS) You can put files in your Pilot (AFS) file space –Main Advantages: Access your files from anywhere in the WORLD Files can be public or private –Main Disadvantages: limited to 4 Mb Need to remember to copy the files

22 Why not use the local Hard Drive? Disadvantage #1: You can’t access your files from any other machine Disadvantage #2: Anyone else sitting at that machine can get your files Disadvantage #3: Your files can be deleted without warning at any time. In short, DON’T use the local hard drive

23 Store files on the server: “Lir-stu” This is the file server (W:). You can create your own folders, files, etc.

24 Rules for Server Use Keep track of your work –Create folder(s) –Delete things you don’t need Don’t hog space; everyone is sharing It’s not private It’s not permanent: We plan to DELETE EVERYTHING at the end of each semester

25 SLIR Web site:

26 Good stuff on the web Student Directory Alumni directory Internship Lists Events calendar Guestbook “Hot links” to all kinds of stuff Information about all of our programs!

27 Student directory Click here for Student Directory It’s the best way to find out how to contact people in your classes… but you have to keep it up to date

28 Student Directory

29 Student Directory Update You are responsible for keeping your directory information up to date Your student ID gives you access to your own address information

30 Fill out the address information When you are done, be sure to click on “submit” at the bottom of the form

31 Alumni Directory As students, you have access as well Enter your student ID to gain access, just like the student directory Alumni directory can be a good way to look for jobs –Can search by location, company, graduating class and so on

32 Search for Alumni

33 Results of Alumni Search

34 Internship Database SLIR keeps a database of student internships It is your respsonsibility to fill out the brief questionnaire Click here for internship information

35 Lots of internships listed

36 Lots of good information

37 But you have to fill it in!

38 SLIR Events Calendar

39 SLIR Guest Book

40 Hot Links

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