The Active Directory conversion is on schedule and should be completed by start of Fall 2013 classes.Â Â What changes can you expect within the student computer labs?
Q:Â WhatÂ operating systemÂ and software will be on the computers?
A:Â All lab computers will have Windows 7, Office 2010, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome browsers.Â Specific software needs for your class will also be available if compatible with Windows 7.
Q:Â How will I know if my software is compatible with Windows7?
A:Â Check out the Compatibility list in this blog or visit Microsoft’s Windows 7 Compatibility Center websiteÂ http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/default.aspx
Q:Â Will students have to login to the computer?
A:Â Yes,Â both students and employees will useÂ their myCFCC account to login.Â Â There are instructions at the login screen aboutÂ the ‘passwordhelp’ account if you forget your username or password.
Q:Â What if I invite a guest speaker?Â Â How can IÂ help them get logged intoÂ CFCC ownedÂ computers or wireless?Â WhatÂ if theyÂ bring their own laptop?
A:Â Fill out the Room Request Form found on the intranet.Â Â The room schedulers have the ability to reserve the room for your guest as well as provide temporary login accounts.Â Â These accounts will grant access to theÂ classroom computersÂ as well as SurfCFCC wireless internet (WiFi), depending on your needs.
Q:Â Will my current class’ network shared drive still be available?
A:Â No.Â The preferred method to share files with your class is make use of your already existingÂ BlackBoard class.Â Every Curriculum class automatically gets a BlackBoard class with yourÂ students already populated.Â Using BlackBoard will allow the students to work on assignments from any computer with internetÂ access.Â Â Â For more information and assistance with BlackBoard, please visitÂ our Instructional Technologists in the Library.
Q:Â Â When will my lab getÂ converted?
A:Â Currently onlyÂ four computer labs have been converted to Active Directory NB233,Â NB106, A316 and S501.Â Â IT will convert up to 27 labs prior to the start of Spring 2013.Â Â The rest of the labs will be converted during Summer 2013.Â All labs will be convertedÂ prior to Fall 2013 Classes.