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Bonisteel Technology Lab
 
FAQs
  1. Where is the Bonisteel Technology Lab located?
  2. What is the lab "Check-In" procedure?
  3. Why are students required to show an EMU ID when using the lab?
  4. Where do I go for LiveText information?
  5. Where should I go if I leave something in the lab?
  6. Why are there shorter lab hours during final exam week?
  7. Why is the lab only open for five hours on Fridays?
  8. Why is there no food or drink allowed in the lab?
  9. What is meant by the "Quiet Zone" signs posted around the lab?
  10. Are students able to check-out cameras in the lab?
  11. How can I use a scanner in the open lab?
  12. What is Promethean Board?

1. Where is the Bonisteel Technology Lab located?

The Bonisteel Technology Lab is located in Suite 205 of the John W. Porter Building.

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2. What is the lab "Check-In" Procedure?

To use a computer at Bonisteel Technology Lab, you must present a valid Eastern Michigan University Identification Card (NO EXCEPTIONS.) Afterwards, you will be assigned to computer and be allotted ten pages of printing per day. Please see our printing policies for more details.

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3. Why are students required to show and EMU ID when using the lab?

Originally the lab utilized a sign-in sheet for students, but based on requests for a new procedure, we now have a software program which allows us to swipe students’ identification cards. This policy also ensures that all users are EMU faculty or students.

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4. Where do I go for LiveText information?

LiveText classes are taught in the lab, however if you have any questions about the program please click here, or inquire at the Office of Academic Services, (206 Porter Building).

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5. Where should I go if I leave something in the lab?

If you have forgotten a personal item in the lab, please see the front desk attendant about our lost and found drawer.

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6. Why are there shorter lab hours during final exam week?

During exam week there are less students who come into the lab; at this time the lab staff also has their final exams, so open lab hours must be adjusted.

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7. Why is the lab only open for four hours on Fridays?

On Fridays there is a minimal number of students, (total of about 1 to 5 students for the day), who use the lab. This being the case it is not necessary to stay open for a full day, therefore more hours are assigned during peak hours.

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8. Why is there no food or drink allowed in the lab?

As with other labs on campus, Bonisteel Lab does not allow food or drink in the lab. Computers and printers have been damaged in the past by food and drink, and the policy is enforced to prevent this from happening again.

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9. What is meant by the "Quiet Zone" signs posted around the lab?

Bonisteel lab strives to maintain a quiet environment for its users. If you wish to work in a group, please request computers in the back of the lab, and be considerate of other students. Headphones are available at the front desk for students to use.

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10. Are students able to check-out cameras in the lab?

Yes, there are both digital video and digital still cameras available to lab users. When checking out a camera you must give your driver’s license to the front desk attendant, and must stay in the lab to do your work. Cameras are only allowed to leave the lab when the students’ class is in session; in this case the professor will check- out the cameras.

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11. How can I use a scanner in the open lab?

There are six scanners available for student and faculty use in the open lab. Five of these scanners are used for PCs and one is used for Mac. Below is an instructional video on how to scan both pictures and documents.

UPDATE: The video is currently not available.

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12. What is Promethean Board?

The Promethean Interactive Whiteboard enables anything that can be seen or done on a computer screen to be projected onto an interactive whiteboard. Using the latest technology, it offers interactive whiteboard solutions that promote learning. Knowledgebase and Support can found at www.prometheankb.com.

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