May 9, 2011

Call for classrooms and labs software for fall 2011

Any software needed for fall semester must be reported to Je Lem (jlem@jcu.edu) by August 1. Any software from previous semesters is not included unless reported to Je Lem. Please visit http://labapps.campus.jcu.edu/ to view an updated list of included software.

With the number and variety of software packages that must peacefully co-reside on the classroom/lab systems, installing software once classes have begun can severely impact the reliability of computer classrooms and may not be possible. Many classes could potentially be disrupted. Once again, if you plan to add software to the computers in the classrooms or labs for the fall 2011 semester we must receive your software for the fall semester by August 1.

It is also very important that you contact any new hires that will be teaching and have them submit their software needs within this timeframe. If we receive any software after August 1, we will not be able to load it for the fall 2011 semester.

We will need: a copy of the software, instructions for installing the software — and most importantly — the license agreement that accompanies each piece of software. Please send this to Je Lem in Information Technology Services. We will be working on this project during the weeks preceding classes.

The PCs affected by this are located in: BR18, BR19, BR22, BR33, BR34, BR43, SB106, SB107, SB118, SB120, and SB235 in the Boler School of Business; OC25, OC26, OC103, OC114, OC116, OC203, OC211, and OC212 in the O’Malley Center; all Administration Building multimedia classrooms; the Undergraduate and Graduate Lounges, the Recplex Labs in LC40 and the Barista Café, the Grasselli Library Classroom and Computer Commons; the Dolan Center multimedia classrooms, including E223, E233, E243, E337, W334, the Donahue Auditorium, A202 and A203.

NOTE: Any software which was installed in the above locations previously, and is not in the software list below, will not be installed for the fall semester unless you request it.

We will install your software by August 3 on test-bed PCs in the SB235 open computer lab in the Boler School of Business and in E337 in the open computer lab of the Dolan Center. When the installation process is complete, you should test your software on these PCs. While we test each software package to be sure it starts up without adverse impact on the systems, however, you are the only one that can be sure the software features you need function as they are expected.

We strongly recommend you take advantage of the opportunity to test your software on the test-bed PCs. If you encounter any problems while testing your software installation on these PCs, please contact Je Lem (jlem@jcu.edu) ASAP or call via the Help Desk at extension 3005. We can then correct the problem before it is replicated in all of the classrooms and labs.

The process of deploying the new software image for all campus classrooms and labs will begin on August 10, with completion by start of classes.

If you have any questions or concerns about this process or the classroom and lab PCs in general, please contact Je Lem (jlem@jcu.edu) or Lloyd Moreland (lmoreland@jcu.edu). In advance, thank you very much for your efforts to help insure a good experience for your students during the coming fall semester.

Mobile Computing: Citrix XenApp http://citrix.jcu.edu you can access certain applications remotely via this site, you can save and edit documents in your home directory as if you were working at a lab computer. If you would like an application available here or need more information regarding this technology please contact the Je Lem.

The following is the list of standard software supplied for classrooms and labs for fall 2011. If your software is not listed here you need to submit it and its license to Je Lem by August 1.

  • Windows 7 x64bit
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Power Point
  • Access
  • Outlook
  • Publisher
  • FrontPage
  • Project
  • Internet Explorer
  • Flash Add-in
  • Shockwave Add-in
  • Symantec Antivirus
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader X
  • QuickTime
  • RealPlayer
  • Windows Media Player
  • eBeam for WhiteBoards
  • GyroTools for remote mice
  • Turning Point (Clickers)
  • VLC
  • Disabilities Software
  • Jaws
  • ZoomText
  • Kurzweil