Computer Classrooms

Most SINC Sites may be reserved for classes. In addition, some computer classrooms are reserved exclusively for course use and are not used as open labs for students.

General Policies

The following are the general computer classroom policies:

Students should never be left unattended in a SINC site and doors should never be left propped open. The instructor should be the last one out and should be sure to close the door behind them. Never assume that the next instructor is coming.

Please power off all computer equipment before closing the room, to include the projector and AC units if used.

If you find any problems with hardware or software in a computer lab, please call 631-632-9602 as soon as possible so we can schedule a technician to investigate the problem.

No food or drink (including candy and water) are allowed in any SINC site.

Downloading software to computers is strictly prohibited.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I print in a SINC Site?

Campus ID cards are required for printing inside of SINC Sites and at any Pharos Printing Station.

When logged into a SINC Site computer, you will be able to send print jobs to the Pharos Release Stations. Going to File then Print or using keyboard commands (Ctrl + P on a Windows computer and Command + P on a Mac) will bring up the printing menu. The default printer should read "mainq_netid," which will send your print jobs to the Pharos Queue. From there, all you need to do is swipe your Stony Brook University ID card at any Pharos Release Station and select print. Your print jobs will be released on the nearest printer.

Please note that print jobs sent from SINC Site computers will stay in the Pharos Queue for 2 hours. Print jobs sent from Print From Anywhere will stay in the Pharos Queue for 24 hours.

For more information about Printing go to:  http://it.stonybrook.edu/services/catalog/category/printing

 

How do I reserve a SINC Site computer classroom?

Instructors are required to reserve SINC Site computer classrooms in advance. All requests must be made via the department scheduler.
SINC Site requests can take a minimum of 1 week to confirm. Please plan accordingly.

Computer classrooms require special scheduling considerations to allow for the staffing of the site for open student access, special setups, and computer configuration including special requests for software (see software requests below) and access control management to protect valuable equipment.

Semester Reservations (academic classes only)

Computer classrooms and labs are in high demand. Instructors should therefore only request a computer classroom for an entire semester if at least 100% of the classes will require use of a computer by all the students. Computer use is monitored and logged. If the computers are to be used less than 70% the ad hoc scheduling process should be used (see below).

  • Computer classrooms are assigned for semesters on the following basis:
    • Number of computer seats required
    • Software needs
    • Special equipment needs(e.g., multimedia equipment in the e-media SINC site)
  • Full semester SINC Site reservations will be granted for the semester only.
  • Full semester SINC Site reservation will only be accepted by the Department Scheduler.
  • Roll-overs Do Not occur in SINC Sites.
  • Finals week or any other reservation requests require a separate ad hoc reservation (see below).
  • As of Fall 2015, all requests for full semester use of a computer classroom must be submitted to the Registrar's office via the Department Scheduler input directly into People Soft. 
  • ALL courses placed into People Soft are tentative until TLT confirms. 
  • TLT reserves the right to cancel any class in People Soft that does not meet any of the above criteria.
  • Software requests must reach TLT 60 days prior to the beginning of Fall/Spring semester.  
    • Be sure to have the exact name and version of the software you are requesting and any necessary web addresses.

Ad Hoc Reservations (single or occasional use for academic classes & for all Clubs/SBU Organizations)

Ad hoc reservations will only be scheduled after all pending full semester requests have been honored.   To ensure rapid processing and configuration of facilities all ad-hoc reservations must be made using this form.  

Please note:

  • Submit  requests at least 2 weeks (10 working days) prior to the date the computer lab  & provide alternatives 
  • Complete all required fields on this form to expedite the processing of requests. 
  • This form requires confidential information including employee ID number and software/hardware needs. and therefore TLT strongly recommends that only the instructor complete the form.
  • No other office is authorized to schedule these facilities. 
  • All confirmations will be rendered to the instructor.

Cancellations

Room reservations should be cancelled as far in advance of the reservation as possible to enable other instructors or students to use the facility. Instructors who consistently reserve and do not use a computer classroom may be denied access.

SINC Site Class Reservation Request Form

To reserve a SINC Site for an Ad-Hoc class, fill out this form: TLT Computer Classroom Request 

  • TLT Must be notified whenever a reservation date will NOT be used; then the lab can be made available to other classes.
  • All department Full semester reservation requests must be submitted to People Soft as per the Registrars deadlines.
  • All departments will have priority scheduling to the SINC Site housed within their building until these dates. 
  • For multiple departments requesting the same SINC Site scheduling will be created on a first-come first-serve bases.
  • Any reservation requests not received by these dates cannot be guaranteed.
  • No rollover reservations are acceptable for SINC Site usage.
  • All departmental requests will be honored first until the above dates. After these dates all reservation requests will be honored on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • SINC Sites will be reserved for the computer count only, as per Fire Codes.  Extra chairs will not be provided for classes over the site limits.
  • All SINC Site reservations are for the semester session only. Finals weeks requires a separate request.

Instructor Responsibilities

  • Students should not be left unattended in a SINC site during or after class time. 
  • When closing a SINC Site please shut off all lights and log off all PC's.
  • When your class is finished we require that students be asked to leave the room.  The instructor should be the last one out and should be sure to close the door behind them to an empty room.
  • MAC PC's should never be turned off. 
  • If you use the data projector please remember to turn it off.  This is very important to us as the bulbs have a limited life expectancy and are very expensive.
  • All posted SINC site polices must be followed.
  • If off-campus internet access is necessary for your class, you and your students will need to make sure you have active NetID passwords.        
  • Please report any problems with the room or equipment to helpme@stonybrook.edu or call the TLT Help desk at (631) 632-9602, so a technician can be scheduled to investigate the problem. 
  • Downloading to TLT networked computers is strictly prohibited, as is tampering with any plugs or network cables.
  • Printers and staplers are Not provided for class reservations.  Printers/Stapler are only available in SINC Sites during open lab hours.    
  • As always, we ask your cooperation and that of your students with compliance to our No eating & drinking policy (to include candy and water) in any SINC Site.
  • For more information about TLT SINC Site policies goto:  http://it.stonybrook.edu/help/kb/sinc-site-general-policies

 

 

What are the general SINC Site policies?

Most SINC Sites can be reserved for classes. In addition, some computer classrooms are reserved exclusively for course use and not used as open labs for students.

GENERAL POLICIES:

  • Downloading to the DoIT networked computers is strictly prohibited, as is tampering with any plugs or network cables.
  • No food or drink (including candy and water) are allowed in any SINC site.
  • Students should never be left unattended in a SINC site and doors should never be left propped open. The instructor should be the last one out and should be sure to close the door behind them to an emtpy lab. Never assume that the next instructor is coming.
  • Please LOG off all Windows PC's (do not power off MAC PC's) before leaving the lab, to include the data projector (if used).  
  • Individual SINC Sites have their own rules and hours of operation.
  • If you find any problems with hardware or software in any SINC Site, please call  (631-63) 2-9602 or create a serve ticket using the ITSM system, as soon as possible so we can schedule a technician to investigate the problem.  If we don't know its broke, we cannot fixi it. 
  • Open lab schedules for individual SINC Sites can be found on this DoIT webpage: sincsites.stonybrook.edu
    • Student Consultants  (Not Tutors) can be found in any SINC Site during open lab hours.  They can assist you with a multitude of academic technology services.  
    • Students are permitted to use SINC Sites computers/printers only during open lab hours. 

 

The following lab policies were established in order to maintain a clean, safe and productive environment for all SINC Sites users:

  • Food and/or drinks are strictly prohibited in any SINC Site. To include candy and water.
  • Phone conversations should be kept very quiet so not to distrub other users or if necessary it should be taken outside of the lab.
  • SINC Sites are for registered students, staff, and faculty only; users may be asked to present a valid Stony Brook ID.
  • All equipment is to be used for academic and student purposes only.  Commercial uses are strictly prohibited.
  • Paper for the printers will be supplied by DoIT Only.  No personal paper will be permitted.
  • No computer/desk/table/booth maybe left unattended for any reason.  If you leave the lab, you forfeit your place in the lab.
  • CD/DVD burners are for users to burn their own work and/or legally authorized materials.
  • Only DoIT staff is permitted to handle any hardware.  Please ask consultants on duty for help or call this number for assistance @ 2-9602.
  • Users may not view and/or print Pornographic or other offensive material in any SINC Site. Such material is a violation of University policy.    (Use Of Information Technology P109)
  • Priority seating is granted to students who need to use a computer for academic purposes.
  • Users not actively using a workstation will be asked to yield the space to another user.
  • Installation of software is prohibited.  
  • Priority seating is given to people with specific needs, for scanning and/or printing on equipment specified for that purpose.
  • DoIT will not be responsible for any personal items left unattended.
    • Item left unattended will be removed from lab and held at the Consultant Desk.
    • Our Staff will make every effort to contact the individual as soon as possible if the item contains identification, such as an email, a phone number or an address. 
    • Valuable items will be handed over to University Police
  • All lost & found items are kept for 1 semester. Items can be recovered from the individual SINC Site. All lost & found items will be appropriately disposed of at the end of each semester.
  • No pets allowed unless medically required.
  • No bicycles, rollerblades or skateboards are permitted inside any SINC Site.
  • DoIT will not be responsible for data not saved to the users campus drive.  All work should be saved often.
  • University Police or appropriate University personnel will be immediately notified of all uncooperative and/or disruptive behavior; as per the University Student Conduct Code.
  • Noncompliant users will be subject to action by the Student Judiciary Board.
  • These policies may be amended as necessary without prior notice.
  • We reserve the right to terminate any computer service, for any system left unattended or in lock down mode. 

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