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New, New, New…
The IT Lab underwent extensive renovations over the summer. New lighting and new carpet have been installed and the lab also receive a new coat of paint. New projectors have been mounted to the ceilings. Twenty-five new computers were installed in Brooks 202. And we added a new staff member. Scott Lutz joined the IT staff this summer as our Windows support person, and server administrator. Please stop by Brooks 202-203 and see all the newness!
One other new thing. WolfCopy had the increase the price of large laser prints. Black & White laser prints up to 8.5″ x 14″ are still 6 cents per side. Black & White laser prints 11″ x 17″ or larger are now 12 cents per side. Color laser prints up to 8.5″ x 14″ are still 25 cents per side. Color laser prints 11″ x 17″ or larger are now 50 cents per side. Color prints on the large-format plotters are $1.60 per square foot, greyscale prints are $1.20 per square foot.
Speaking of printing, the College of Design operates its own print accounting system called DesignPRINT. All public printers in Brooks, Kamphoefner, and Leazar Halls and in the Downtown Design Studio use the DesignPRINT accounting system. You must have DesignPRINT quota to print from any IT Lab or Cluster computer, Macintosh or Windows. DesignPRINT quota may be purchased with a credit or debit card at http://des-print.sod.ncsu.edu. More information is available at http://go.ncsu.edu/designprint/.
Other printers around the University use the WolfPrint accounting system. If you need to print in other labs on campus, you will also need to have WolfPrint quota. WolfPrint quota now comes out of users’ AllCampus or WolfPack One account.
We can transfer quota between the WolfPrint system and the DesignPRINT system. To request a quota transfer, go to http://go.ncsu.edu/designprint/.
Users may install DesignPRINT printers on their own computers. Use the DesignPRINT Installation links on the right side of this page for instructions.
Black & White laser prints up to 8.5″ x 14″ are 6 cents per side. Black & White laser prints 11″ x 17″ or larger are 12 cents per side. Color laser prints up to 8.5″ x 14″ are 25 cents per side. Color laser prints 11″ x 17″ or larger are 50 cents per side. Color prints on the large-format plotters are $1.60 per square foot, greyscale prints are $1.20 per square foot. Users must select “Print Color as Greyscale” in the Print dialog box in order to receive the discount price. See an IT staff member if you have questions.
We also have several specialized printers available. A 44″ wide, large format photo printer is available in the Brooks 203 IT Lab at $5.00 per square foot. We also have two 3D printers, one uses white plastic and the other can print in color using plaster. Both are in the IT Lab and cost $4.00 per cubic inch of material used. And a black-on-clear film printer for screen printing is available in the Brooks 119 Print Lab at $3.00 per square foot. See an IT staff member if you have questions.
Copiers and Campus ID Cards
WolfCopy provides the copier services for campus. There is WolfCopy Card purchase station in the basement of Brooks Hall. You can purchase a new WolfCopy Card and add money to cards there. The copier in the Design Library provides both B&W and color copies. Other copiers around the college are B&W only.
The new Campus ID cards will also work on the copiers. If your card has two magnetic strips on the back, it may be used for the copiers. New Campus ID cards are provided for all new students. If you have an old card you can get it replaced at the West Dunn Building.
Several doors in Brooks, Kamphoefner and Leazar Halls have card readers to allow access to the building after hours. The new Campus ID cards will be required for these doors. Other doors to each building use keypad locks for access, so folks without the new Campus ID cards can still get into these buildings. The College of Design IT staff does not manage access to buildings or know building door codes. Please contact Chris Jordan in Brooks 119 for more help with that.
ClassStore and Transfer
The College provides file space for courses and file transfer. des-classstore.sod.ncsu.edu is the name of the server which houses ClassStore and Transfer. ClassStore is available by an instructor’s request and provides file space for particular courses. Transfer is available to all of the College and provides space for users to transfer files from one computer to another.
All files on Transfer are DELETED everyday at 8:00 a.m.
All files on ClassStore are DELETED the week after exams each semester.
Faculty who would like to have a ClassStore folder for their course should fill out the form at http://www.ncsu.edu/www/ncsu/design/sod5/it/classstore-request/classstore-request-form.html.
Instructions for accessing ClassStore and Transfer are in the navigation list to the right of this page.
StudioNet: Wired and Wireless Network Access for College of Design Students
All College of Design students taking sophomore or higher studio courses are provided a wired high-speed network connection at their desk through StudioNet. There is no additional cost to students for StudioNet access. Wired connections are available in Brooks, Kamphoefner and Leazar Halls using the University’s Nomad wired network. Wireless connections are available in Brooks, Kamphoefner and Leazar Halls using the University’s Nomad ncsu wireless network. Registered students should not use the ncsu-guest wireless network because it only allows web access. Wireless connections are available in the Downtown Design Studio using the Design wireless network.
We highly recommend using a wired connection at your desk and using a wireless connection as a convenience in other places around the College and University. Wired connections are significantly faster than wireless connections, especially when printing and transferring large files.
Students wishing to use the wired network must have an RJ-45 ethernet connector in their computer along with a CAT-5 ethernet cable. Cables are available at the NCSU Bookstores. Students wishing to use the wireless network must have an 802.11g compatible wireless card (also called WiFi or Airport) in their computer. Contact the College of Design Information Technology Staff for help.
Students can plug into a network wall outlet in their studios without having to register for an outlet beforehand. All active outlets are labeled with green “Active Nomad” stickers. Once you are connected, open a web browser and log in to the Nomad page that appears. After you log in, you can then access other pages. You can also register your computer at http://nomad.ncsu.edu so you don’t have to log in each time you connect. For more information, follow the StudioNet instructions from the navigation list on the right of this page.
Anti-Virus Software Required on All Computers
Computers connected to the campus network (including StudioNet) are REQUIRED to have up-to-date antivirus software installed and running. NC State makes managed anti-virus software available to all students, faculty, and staff free of charge. Users may put this software on office/studio and home computers that connect to the NC State network. For more information and downloads, go to http://www.ncsu.edu/antivirus/
Laser Cutter Certification
All users must attend a Laser Cutter Certification session before they will be allowed to use the laser cutters. Use the navigation list on the right to go to the Laser Cutter section for information about signing up for a certification session.
Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Warning
Peer-to-Peer file sharing is popular around the world. Programs such as Kazaa, LimeWire, BitTorrent, and others allow users to share files to other computers. However, many times these files are copyrighted music and movie files. The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) file lawsuits against individuals who use their computers to share copyrighted materials. College students are prime targets. There are cases against NC State students which have cost them thousands of dollars. In order to comply with federal law, NC State must identify the owner of any computer caught sharing copyrighted material.
Also, many of these file sharing programs open up computers to attacks and viruses. It’s safer just to get rid of these programs. The College of Design IT staff cannot take to time to repair your computer from damage caused by these programs. So, don’t risk lawsuits, hacks, and viruses! Get rid of your file sharing programs. They’re not worth it.
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