2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Support, cont'd

Office of Information Technology

COE 401, (406) 247-5755
The Office of Information Technology provides computing and multi-media technology services to students, faculty, and staff.  The office supports over 1000 student computers across 3 campuses.  Students may go to College of Education 401 to receive assistance with using computing applications, questions accessing their student login accounts and developing special multi-media technology projects.  Assistance is also available by calling (406) 247-5755.

Student Computing Resources

Information Commons
Library, (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, Adobe Creative Suite, Macromedia Studio, ArcGIS, Mathematica, Matlab, Minitab, SPSS, iLife, Oracle, 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.

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 color 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, email, and the Library’s online catalog as well as other web-based Library resources.  Each MSU Billings student has disk space to store his or her 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.

City College at MSU Billings Information Commons

CC Commons and Health Sciences Building
Computer access is available with standard campus software, the Internet, email, and the Library’s online catalog as well as other web-based Library resources to all current MSU Billings students during City College at MSU Billings campus hours.

College of Education 401

Academic and Administrative Computing Support
COE 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 PCs, 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, Adobe Creative Suite, Macromedia Studio, ArcGIS, Mathematica, Minitab, SPSS, iLife, Oracle, 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 color printing and other services.

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

eLearning and Media Services Support

College of Education 158, (406) 247-5700
A new eLearning and Media Services lab is located in the College of Education room 158. Media Services provides support for media equipment and audio and video production.  Other services include media transfer, video creation, live video feeds, and technical support for Desire to Learn (D2L), the online course platform.

IT Student Helpdesk

hours: 8 am - 5 pm M-F
406-247-5755
msubonline@msubillings.edu

Wireless Internet Access

The campus has wireless access available to students in common study areas and dining facilities.  This access is available in the Student Union, Library, Liberal Arts, College of Education, City College at MSU Billings, Academic Support Center, and McDonald Hall.  Students should bring their computers to the Information Technology office in College of Education room 401 or to the Information Technology staff at City College at MSU Billings to setup their MSUB wireless access.  This provides a secure connection to the student campus resources.

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