Computer labs are available across campus and provide application software, network and Internet access for members of the IC community. ITS operates about 30 computer labs on campus, both general-access public labs and program-specific specialty labs with specialized software that meet the needs of specific courses.
Computer labs are open at various times and schedules are generally posted on each lab door. The main public labs, Friends 110, CHS and Williams 210, are staffed by a general consultant who can answer basic hardware, software and printing questions.
Computer labs are equipped with Mac and/or Windows computers and may also have printers, scanners or other equipment. The public labs have ResNet connections for personal laptops, are equipped with wireless access, and have scanners available.
ITS supports a wide variety of software for word processing, spreadsheets, database management, presentations, desktop publishing, conferencing, email, and browsing the Web. There is a standard IC lab software bundle included on lab computers. Additional specialized software is available in many labs.
Black and white laser printing is available in many labs. Student printing in the labs is managed by GoPrint software. Printing will be fully subsidized for the 2013-2014 academic year but the college is moving towards student print allowances, pay-for-print options and putting color printing in the labs. It is expected that this change will occur during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Students are strongly encouraged to think about sustainability when printing and only print what is necessary. Printing should be limited to one copy in an effort to conserve paper and toner. The printers are not to be used like copiers. Duplex printing is the default setting for most labs. Color printing, poster printing, laminating, binding and more services are available through General Services.