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Computer Labs / Computing Sites

Computer Labs (also known as public computing sites), are available in various buildings across campus. Most computer labs provide access to PCs or Macs, printers, and areas for collaborative work and study. Some departmental computing labs are reserved for use by students and faculty within a specific academic department; these sites may have access to specialized software. Certain computing labs may be reserved for class activities using the Campus Reservation System (25Live).

Passwords

Passwords, used in conjunction with the Lehigh username, are required for logging into most University computing and library services. Passwords are changed every six months, and LTS notifies each account holder when it is time to change his or her password. Account/password maintenance is available at http://www.lehigh.edu/account.

InCommon Account

The InCommon Federation is the U.S. education and research identity federation, providing a common framework for trusted shared management of access to on-line resources. Through InCommon, Identity Providers can give their users single sign-on convenience and privacy protection, while online Service Providers control access to their protected resources. Lehigh University is a member of the InCommon Federation and as such, has agreements with other organizations that allow Lehigh users to log into other systems using their Lehigh account credentials.

Guest Computing Accounts

Lehigh University affiliates and visitors can obtain a temporary guest computing account which allows access to the Lehigh wireless network and to the public site computers. The account is valid for a period of seven days. Guest accounts require sponsorship by a Lehigh University faculty or staff member. Lehigh provides other types of temporary accounts on a per-need basis with administrative approval.

High Performance Computing (HPC) / Research Computing

Library & Technology Services provides solutions for solving large computational problems to students and faculty of Lehigh University, including system administration for our central Linux clusters and other servers, support for open-source and research software development and performance optimization, and consulting and proposal assistance.

Network Printing and Scanning

LTS provides, maintains, and supports public site printers and printing software, intended primarily for student and faculty use. All Lehigh users - faculty, staff, and students - are given a public site print allowance of 75 points for the year at no cost. This allows users to print at public computing sites. Black and white printing starts at .05 points per side and color printing starts at .25 points per side. Color printing is available at the EWFM Library ground floor (EWFM 449), Digital Media Studio (EWFM 421), and Linderman Rotunda (Rm. 135).

Wireless Networks (WiFi)

Library & Technology Services maintains three wireless networks: 

Computer File Storage

One of the most fundamental issues when using computers, especially in a large organization, is simply where to store the files you create. There are numerous considerations that go into deciding the best location in which to store your data. The most basic differentiation of those options is by their physical location. All Lehigh users are strongly advised to become familiar with the options described in detail in the links below.

Mahara ePortfolio System

Mahara is an open source ePortfolio system with a flexible display framework. Mahara, meaning 'think' or 'thought' in Te Reo Māori, is a user-centered environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an ePortfolio to be easily managed. Mahara also features a blog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities.

Course Site

Course Site is Lehigh University's course management system.  It is based on an open-source platform called Moodle.  Although the majority of people that access Course Site are using it for course management, it can provide services in other ways.

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