2010-2012 Graduate Studies Catalog

Office of Information Technology

COE 401, (406) 247-5755
www.msubillings.edu/technology/
The Office of Information Technology provides computing and multi-media technology services to students, faculty, and staff. The office supports over 800 student computers across 3 campuses.  Students may go to College of Education 401 to receive assistance with using computing applications and developing special multi-media technology projects.  Assistance is also available by calling (406) 247-5755.

The Office of Information Technology provides opportunities for students to be employed to work with other students and faculty in developing web, multimedia, and instructional material for coursework and research.  Information Technology staff guide and mentor students in learning the latest technologies using current software and hardware.  Special attention is given to enabling the student employee to have experience working with each technology and learning to teach others to develop new applications or systems using the technology.  For information in becoming part of this program please go to the College of Education 401 or call the Student Helpdesk at (406) 247-5755.

Student Computing Resources

Information Commons
Library, COT Commons, and COT HS building
(406) 247-5755
The Information Commons, an open access computer lab for MSU Billings student use, is located on the first floor of the MSU Billings Library and is available all hours that the Library is open.  The Information Commons is operated by the Information Technology (IT) department, and has computers, scanners, laser printers, and access to color printing.  A wide variety of software is available for student use, including Microsoft Office, Visual Studio.NET, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, ArcView, Mathematica, Minitab, SPSS, iLife, web publishing software and specific software for various courses and programs.

The lab is open to all current MSU Billings students during Library hours and Student Assistants are available to support students in the use of hardware and standard software and to direct them to additional help resources if needed.

The Office of Information Technology also has Student Computing resources located in the COT Commons and in the COT Health Sciences building.

Students must have a student ID card to use the computers in the Information Commons, and will need money in their U-card accounts to pay for printing and other services.  People who are not current students, faculty or staff of MSU Billings will be asked to use the open access computers located in other areas of the Library.

Access is available to the Internet, e-mail, and the Library’s online catalog as well as other web-based Library resources.  Each MSU Billings student has disk space in their D2L course shell to store course related documents.  Disability accommodation resources are available and students using the Assistive Technology Lab on the first floor of the Library have easy access to the lab and support staff.

College of Education 401, (406) 247-5755
COE 401, a computer lab for the design, development, and production of academic multi-media projects, is located on the fourth floor of the College of Education in room 401 and is available 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  COE 401 is operated by the Information Technology (IT) department, and has PC’s, iMacs, scanners, cameras, laser printers, and access to color printing.  A wide variety of software is available for student use, including Microsoft Office, Visual Studio.NET, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, ArcView, Mathematica, Minitab, SPSS, iLife, web publishing software and specific software for various courses.

The lab is open to all current MSU Billings students; Information Technology staff are available to support students in the use of hardware and standard software and to direct them to additional help resources if needed.

Students must have a student ID card to use the computers in COE 401 and preference is given to academic work, and will need money in their U-card accounts to pay for printing and other services.

All computers are connected to a network (LAN) providing students at each computer access to the Internet, e-mail, and disk space to store their e-mail and course related documents.

The campus has wireless access available to students in common study areas and dining facilities.  Students may bring their computers to the Information Technology office in College of Education room 401 or to the Information Technology staff at the College of Technology to setup their MSUB-wireless access.  This wireless network provides a secure connection to the student campus resources.

Multi-media Technology Services
OE 401, (406) 247-5755
Information Technology Multi-media Technology Services support, located on the fourth floor of the College of Education room 401, provides an organized and readily accessible collection of multi-media, production software, materials, and equipment to enhance the educational experience at MSU Billings.  By taking advantage of these resources, one can add an innovative, supportive dimension to a particular program of study.

Services include development of video, photo, multi-media, music, and presentation materials for coursework.  There are consulting staff available to assist in the design and to utilize the best practices in production of these materials.

NEXT: MSUB Online University


Facebook icon
Flikr icon
Twitter icon
YouTube icon
A-Z Index: A | B |C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
myInfo
1500 University Drive | Billings, MT 59101 | 406.657.2011 | 800.565.6782 | © 2010 Montana State University Billings | webmaster@msubillings.edu