Get Started: Students: Technology Resources

Information Technology & Communications maintains and supports various open and academic labs on Campus. Each lab is equipped with computers and high-speed laser printers. Microsoft Office 2016 is installed on all computers.

Open Computer Labs Description/Principle Use Hours

Residence Halls, for use by residence hall residents 24 x 7, when hall is open. Tomlinson Library, 1st, 2nd, 3rd floors, for use by all students, same hours as the Library. Also, a portion of the 1st floor of the library, known as the 24-hour Study Room, is available for use 24 x 7, with MAVcard access after-hours.

Western Colorado Community College, B107, for use by all students, when WCCC is open.

Montrose 103, for use by all students, when Montrose campus is open.

Academic Computer Labs

Archuleta Engineering Center 114 Construction Management
Archuleta Engineering Center 123 Construction Management/Machining
Archuleta Engineering Center 136 Machining

Confluence Hall 217 Engineering
Confluence Hall 218 Engineering 24-Hour Open Lab
Confluence Hall 276 Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics
Confluence Hall 305 Engineering
Confluence Hall 315 Engineering

Dominguez Hall 203 Business
Dominguez Hall 204 Business
Dominguez Hall 303 Computer Information Systems
Dominguez Hall 304 Computer Information Systems

Escalante Hall 110 Language, Literature, Mass Communication
Escalante Hall 125 Language, Literature, Mass Communication
Escalante Hall 130 Language, Literature, Mass Communication
Escalante Hall 257 Language, Literature, Mass Communication
Escalante Hall 302 Language, Literature, Mass Communication
Escalante Hall 312 Language, Literature, Mass Communication

Fine Arts 303 Graphic Design
Fine Arts 308 Graphic Design
Fine Arts 312C Graphic Design

Houston Hall 210 Social & Behavioral Sciences
Houston Hall 231 Developmental Education
Houston Hall 232 Social & Behavioral Sciences
Houston Hall 233 Writing Lab

Maverick Center 153 Health Sciences

Montrose 203 Health Sciences
Montrose 205 Health Sciences
Montrose 207 Various

Moss Performing Arts Center 125 Music Tech Lab
Moss Performing Arts Center 166 Theater Design Studio

WCCC B126 Computer Aided Design
WCCC B142 Office Administration
WCCC B161 Visual Communications/Digital Design
WCCC B165 Visual Communications/Digital Design
WCCC B188 Technology Integration
WCCC B197 Various
WCCC BH112 Medical Office Assistant

Wubben Hall & Science Center 112 Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics
Wubben Hall & Science Center 118 Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics
Wubben Hall & Science Center 120 Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics
Wubben Hall & Science Center 147 Geographical Information Systems
Wubben Hall & Science Center 205 Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics
Wubben Hall & Science Center 214 Physical and Environmental Sciences
Wubben Hall & Science Center 245 Physical and Environmental Sciences
Wubben Hall & Science Center 256 Biological Sciences
Wubben Hall & Science Center 356 Physical and Environmental Sciences

Computer labs are intended solely for academic use by all students. To maintain an environment that complements that use, lease comply with the following when using these spaces.

  • Computer lab equipment is to be used for academic use only.
  • Computer lab equipment is for use by students, faculty, and staff only.
  • Save your work in your One Drive folder.  Do not save your work on the local computer.
  • Game playing is prohibited.
  • Obscene language on the computer system is prohibited. Any obscene language found on the system will be deleted immediately. Files with obscene names will be deleted.
  • Be considerate to Lab Assistants/Help Desk Staff where present. Lab Assistants/Help Desk Staff help remedy problems related to the general operation of the lab. Please do not expect them to solve your homework problems or tutor you.
  • Report any computer system irregularities, problems, or suspicious activity to the Lab Assistant, or the Help Desk (970-248-2111).
  • Set your cell phone to ring silently, and exit the lab before speaking on the phone. The CMU Library offers cell phone rooms on the 2nd floor, LIB203, and on the 3rd floor, LIB302. Please use these when making/receiving cell phone calls in the Library.

Click the link below to open a PDF that details current software installed in computer labs and classrooms at CMU, WCCC, and CMU Montrose:

Current Software Installed in Classrooms/Computer Labs

Contact IT Help Desk

Suppose you are working on a paper using a Library computer and you run into an issue that requires Help Desk support. You've got all your stuff with you, you’re logged on with a bunch of windows open, and you’re on the third floor. You really don't want to pack up to go ask for help, nor leave all your stuff and run downstairs for help. All library computers now offer a click to chat tool to work directly and immediately with Help Desk staff on technology issues. The icon shown above appears on the desktop of all library computers. Simply double-click it to a launch an instant messaging window and request help with your issue. If we can't fix it remotely, we'll dispatch a technician to you.

 

CMU Mobile

CMU Mobile is the University's mobile application that keeps you tuned in to CMU and offers many of the services available in MAVzone, all from a sleek, easy to use, mobile interface. The app enables students to look at class schedules, check grades, view registration holds and access D2L among other things. The app is secure requiring a user login to access this personal information. CMU Mobile also offers university news and events, the faculty/staff directory and a campus map.  Visit your device’s app store and download the app today!

Web Help Desk (WHD) is CMU's online work order tool for technology related issues. In addition to creating a work order request to resolve your issue, WHD also offers an FAQ self-service resource offering potential answers to your issue.

  1. To access the FAQ feature, click Web Help Desk FAQs.
  2. Once you are on the Help Request page, click the FAQs button in the toolbar. Then click the Search button and all current FAQs will be listed. To filter the list, use the Category drop-down list, and or the Contains and FAQ# box to help narrow down your search.

Network Storage - OneDrive

All of the work you create during your college career at CMU can be saved to your own personal cloud storage OneDrive folder. Your OneDrive folder boasts a 1 TB capacity and as cloud storage it is available to you from any Internet connected device through your MAVzone login.  Never store your work on campus computers, always store your work on your OneDrive folder.

Your Home Directory (F: Drive)

The F: drive was originally established for you to store your personal academic work. You can still use this location to store files, however OneDrive is the preferred place to store all your work due to the ease of use in access and the large storage capacity.

There may be some older software on campus that you’ll use that doesn't recognize cloud storage such as OneDrive.  In those cases, if you need to save something, you can save your work to the F: drive. 

The Courses Directory (K: Drive)

Some faculty members may request that you electronically turn in assignments by saving them to the Courses Directory. The Courses Directory has folders named by course and section. For example if you are enrolled in CSCI-100 Section 3, will find a K:\CSCI100\003\Students\yourusername folder. Course folders are deleted at the end of each semester, so do not use the Courses Directory for permanent file storage.

Each floor of the library has a high tech scanning system known as a Knowledge Imaging Center, KIC for short.  These are walk up systems that produce extremely high resolution scans of any printed material from books, magazines and journals.  Using a "two up" process you can lay out any two pages of a book and the system will analyze the single image and produce two separate images, one for each page, in about 5 seconds.  The system will automatically remove black edges and straighten up content before creating the output file(s).  Output of the images can be saved to a jump drive, emailed, or saved to your mobile device.  The system can output files in several different formats including JPG, PNG, TIFF, or searchable PDF.

Click the links below to find the location of the KIC Scanners.

The Associated Student Government approved the purchase and implementation of print management software to reduce the University's printing waste. GoPrint software (code name - MAVprint) was purchased and implemented for the Fall 2009 semester.

How does MAVprint work?

  • Each student will receive a quota of "free prints" each semester equivalent to $10.00 worth of printing.
  • Remaining balances in the quota account at the end of each semester will not be rolled forward.
  • The following rates have been established:
    Single-sided, black & white - $.05
    Double-sided, black & white - $.08
    Color - $.25
  • Students will have two "printing purses". The first purse is the free quota purse that is credited at the beginning of each semester.
  • The second purse contains funds that have been added to the your MAVcard for additional printing. Visit the MAVcard office to add MAVprint money to your MAVcard. You must add to the FLEXMONEY account for printing.
  • Optionally, you can add money for printing using the MAVCARD app.  Login to MAVzone, click Applications in the Navigation Bar, then click the MAVCARD app. Your browser will load the Heartland Payment Systems window. Click the ADD CASH tab.  Be sure to select the FLEXMONEY account and fill out the rest of the form.  Click Continue, then answer and confirm the remaining prompts.
  • Faculty will use MAVprint when printing in the labs. They will not be charged for printing and will have no quotas.
  • Students will not be charged for printing in "closed" labs where a portion of their course fee is used to purchase printing supplies. However MAVprint will track print usage in all labs.
  • High school students will not be charged for printing.

Using MAVPrint is Easy

After submitting a print job, the MAVprint window will appear. Enter your MAVzone username and password to login. Next you will see your submitted print jobs.  To the right is the current purse you will pay from.  Change purses if necessary, check the box next to your print job and click the Pay and Print button.

You can also print to open lab printers from personal mobile computers connected to the CMU WiFi. For instructions on setting up your laptop/tablet, visit the Get Connected page and reference 'Wireless Printing'.

Paper Saving Tips

  • Print only the pages that you need in a document.  Don't print drafts for every revision.  Only print after thoroughly doing an on-screen proofread.
  • When printing Power Point slides, print them six (6) to a page, black & white only, with no background.
  • Use the "Print Preview" feature to check your document before printing.
  • Avoid printing email messages and web pages.
  • Send electronic documents instead of printing hard copies.
  • Use the spell check feature to find spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Print only one copy.
  • Use the duplex function to print on both sides of a sheet of paper.
  • Check margins, printer, and page settings prior to printing.
  • Use the "print-friendly" option when printing Web pages if available.

Office 365 is Microsoft's office productivity suite, providing web-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote Notebook, and Outlook EMail.  Office 365 also provides you with 1 TB of cloud storage, through OneDrive for Business, and this storage is integrated with the web-based applications so saving your work is transparent and automatic.

Office 365 also permits you to download the most current Windows version of the Microsoft Office suite, traditional software based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher Outlook, Skype for Business and OneDrive for Business.  Have an Apple computer with OS X? Office 365 permits you to download and install the latest version of the Microsoft Office suite for Mac, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote.  OneDrive for Business is available from the Apple App store for free.

Accessing Office 365 Applications

  • Login to MAVzone.
  • Select Applications in the Navigation Bar.
  • From the applications list, launch OneDrive.
  • Along the top of the browser page, find and click the NEW drop-down menu.
  • Choose the type of file you want to create and click on that choice in the menu.
Office 365 New Drop-down Menu

  • A new file will be created and your page will change to show the web-based version of that application with your new document ready for editing.  As you work, the file will be automatically saved.

Installing Microsoft Office on Personal Devices

Office 365 permits you to install Microsoft Office on up to 5 personal devices.

  • Login to MAVzone.
  • Select Applications in the Navigation Bar.
  • From the applications list, launch Office 365.
Office 365 Software Install 
  • Click on PC & Mac to access the respective installation page for your computer's OS and follow the steps from there.
  • If you want to install the suite onto your mobile devices, click on Phone & Tablet and follow the steps from there.

 

Residence Halls are equipped with Ethernet jacks, wireless connectivity and cable TV.  Links below will bring you to instructions on how to connect your personal technology to these services in your room as well as common areas in CMU's residence halls.

What is Needed?

  • You will need your MAVzone username and password in order to register your device.
  • You will need an Ethernet cable if you wish to connect your device to the Ethernet port in your room.  Ethernet patch cables can be purchased at office supply stores, electronics stores, or the CMU bookstore.
  • You will need a coax cable if you wish to connect a TV to the CMU TV system.  Coax cables can be purchased at office supply stores, electronics stores, or the CMU bookstore as well.

Ethernet Access

Click the following link and reference the section titled Wired to connect devices to your dorm room Ethernet.  Connect to CMU's Ethernet Network

WiFi Access

Click the following link for assistance with connecting your wireless devices

Connect to CMU WiFi

Streaming Media & Game Consoles

Click the following link for assistance in obtaining the Ethernet address of your streaming media device or game console.  Locating a Device Hardware Address

Click the following link for assistance in connecting your device to the Ethernet.  Connecting Streaming Media Devices or Games Consoles

Connecting Your TV to Campus Cable

Click the following link for assistance in setting up your TV to campus cable.  Connecting Your TV to Campus Cable

Getting Help

Students needing assistance with connectivity issues should contact the Help Desk for further assistance.  Help Desk

Panopto Application Iconi

Panopto is an easy-to-use video recording platform used by faculty for lecture capture or for recording content to be viewed by students either in or outside the classroom. Students simply login to coloradomesa.hosted.panopto.com to watch videos published by faculty for a given class.  Panopto Recorder, is available for use in classrooms which now have webcams installed at the instructor stations, and in select group rooms in the Library; LIB134, LIB235, LIB236, LIB322.  All other group rooms have this software installed, and offer a built-in web cam.

The software is free to be installed on any personal PC, laptop, or mobile device for faculty/staff and students. Panopto Recorder can record your screen and audio, as well as video from a webcam. All recordings are automatically uploaded to our Panopto server and integrated with D2L, making the content immediately available to enrolled students of a particular class.  In order for students to record their own video for a given class, the professor must enable an assignment folder for the class to accept student recorded videos.  Without this step done, students can only view videos when logged onto Panopto.

Click the following link for the updated and complete tutorial explaining how to Get Started, View  Content, Create Content, Submit Content for Grading in D2L, Set up Personal Devices with Panopto and Record with Panopto. Panopto Tutorial for Students

For additional information on Panopto be sure to check out the Get Started with Panopto folder offering 21 training videos about the use of the Panopto recorder.  Simply login to the Panopto site, coloradomesa.hosted.panopto.com, click Show All Sessions, and click the Get Started with Panoptoo folder.  Click a video thumbnail to launch the video.