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Guidelines for Use of Instructional Laptops located in DC1568D

The laptops' primary function is for instructional purposes. Laptops may leave the Davis Centre Library with the knowledge that the instructor (or designate) is responsible for their transportation and return.

Important: Ensure that the conference room is not in use at the time you need the laptops. You may need to retrieve them ahead of time.

Laptop bookings are booked independently from the DC1568 space.

Before the Session

  1. Book the number of laptops that are required by e-mailing (cc: ). To view bookings see: http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/staff/Bookings/laptops_dc/laptop_bookings.html.
  2. The laptops are housed in DC1568D (rear cupboard on the left). The cupboard is opened with your FOB.
  3. An enclosed cart is available from Library Technology & Facilities Services (LTFS) to transport the laptops to other locations. The LTFS co-op student may be able to help.
  4. Log in to the libtrain account (the password can be found on the instruction sheet on the back of the cupboard doors).

At the Session 

  1. The wireless button is at the top of the keyboard, above the F8 key. The wireless connection should only be through eduroam (not uw-unsecure or guest). If you are having trouble connecting, refer to the instruction sheet behind the cupboard doors.
    1. Add "@uwaterloo.ca" behind your Nexus (WatIAM) username, and your password (i.e. username@uwaterloo.ca).
  2. If students cannot connect to the wireless with their credentials:
    1. WatIAM/Quest authentication is used.
    2. Please note, however, that you can still use your WatIAM information, BUT you must then make sure that you record on an authentication sheet the user’s name and the number on the laptop that they are using in case there are any abuses of the wireless network.
  3. When you enter your eduroam credentials a small window pops up. Select connect.
    1. Alert the students that they MUST run the "Clear Eduroam Credentials.cmd" found on the desktop before logging off.
    2. Alternatively, advise them to leave the computers on (i.e., don’t close the browser, log off, etc.) and do it yourself
  4. At the end of the session, before logging off, run the "Clear Eduroam Credentials.cmd" found on the desktop. (This step is very important, as eduroam doesn't always break your connection and could keep you logged on if the batch isn't run.)
  5. Collect the laptop(s).
  6. Ensure that the wireless light is off.
    1. If you need to check to verify disconnection, point the browser to http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca, which will bring up the authentication page.

After the Session

  1. Ensure that the laptop(s) are correctly connected to their corresponding charging stations, restarted and at the login window.
  2. If you used the wireless authentication sheets, please give them to Rose.

Notes

  1. If the browser page upon booting up reads "The page cannot be displayed"
    1. First check:
      • Retry getting Library home page by selecting the "home" icon.
    1. Second check:
      • Make sure the (orange) wireless light is on.
      • If wireless was off wait a few seconds to allow the wireless to connect.
      • Click on Refresh or Home.
  2. Battery life is approximately 3.5 hours.
  3. Ensure the bolts at the top and bottom of the closet door are secure before closing.
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September 17, 2015