1. SCIENCE Account: This is administered by the College of Science Information Network (COSINe).Your username, initial password, and other information should be in the packet you received from the office in Kidder 44.
2. ONID (Oregon Net ID): To get an ONID account, go to onid.oregonstate.edu and click on the "Sign Up For ONID" link near the top of the left-hand column. You will need your OSU id number and your birth date.
3. Where to Get More Information: SCIENCE: my.science.oregonstate.edu; ONID: onid.oregonstate.edu
4. Network Drives: Both your SCIENCE account and your ONID account come with network drives for storing your files. When you log into either one of these "domains," your network drive will be mounted as "Z:" These two Z: drives are different.
5. Email: You have two email accounts: Science and ONID. Science is the one used by our department. You need to check both, or you can set one to forward to the other. To forward your ONID email, go to onid.oregonstate.edu and click "Log into ONID" at the top of the left-hand side of the page. Once you have logged in, click the "Manage Mail" link on the left-hand side of the page. Enter the address you want your email forwarded to, and click "Set Mail Forwarding".
Be sure to check your email every day, and respond if appropriate. You never know when a signature is needed to ensure you get paid or a professor will give an important homework hint. This is especially critical for TAs.
6. Student Computer Lab: In Kidder 86 and 86a there are seven computers for use by Department of Statistics students only. Log on to the SCIENCE domain with your science account or to the ONID domain using your ONID account. Please log off (Start>Log Off...) rather than shut down when you are finished.
Students occasionally need to tie up one of the lab computers for a couple of days to run simulations. If possible, please try to do this over night or on the weekend. If you need more computing muscle, you can run simulations on the apps server. See my.science.oregonstate.edu/appserverhelp for more information.
Don't save anything you don't want to lose on lab or office computers. Personal files may be purged without warning. Save all your files to your science Z:drive (your science home folder) or your ONID Z:drive. These drives should be mapped automatically when you log on to either domain. If your science drive is not visible after logging on to SCIENCE, follow these steps (Windows7):
(a) Open the Start menu and select Computer.
(b) Click Map Network Drive, and set Drive to be Z:from the drop-down menu, then type \\sci-main\homes in the Folder box.
(c) Click the Finish button.
7. Security: Make sure the door to the lab is closed and locked when you leave. A scanner used to be connected to the computer next to the door, but it disappeared when the door to the lab was left open.
Do not share account information with anyone. OSU email accounts get a lot of "phishers" trying to get access to people's accounts. Never reveal your password.
Don't use University computers to download huge personal files. COSINe monitors network traffic and will quarantine computers engaged in suspicious activity.
8. Printers: Students can print to the Laserjet printer in Kidder86 (KIDD086-LaserJetP4014DN-STAT) or the one in Kidder M111 (KIDD113H-LaserJet5Si-STAT), but only through the SCIENCE domain. Please don't print personal items on any departmental printer. We don't charge for printing, but this may change if the privilege is abused. To print a document double-sided, click "Properties..." on the Print dialog box, and select "Yes, Flip Over" from the "Print on both sides" drop-down menu. To set double-sided printing as the default, select START>Settings>PrintersandFaxes> and the printer you want to set up, right click and choose "Printer Preferences". In the "Printing Shortcuts" tab, select the double-sided (duplex) option.
Use the color printer (KIDD086-BusinessInkjet2250-STAT) only if you really need a color printout for a school-related presentation.
9. Milne Computer Labs: Most class lab sessions are held in Milne 201. There is a large lab in the basement of Milne where you can go if Kidder86 is full. Information about this lab is at oregonstate.edu/is/mediaservices/scf. Information about the virtual computer lab is at oregonstate.edu/is/mediaservices/scf/virtual-lab.
10. Student Office Computers: Each office should have at least one working computer. These may be too slow fo ranything but email, though all should be able to access the virtual computer lab (look for an icon on the desktop called "umbrella.rdf") Do not save anything you don't want to lose on these computers.
11. Blackboard: You will need your ONID account to access Blackboard, the system OSU uses for managing course websites. Most courses have Blackboard websites where you can download information and handouts. You can also check your scores. If you are a TA, you may need to enter students' scores on Blackboard. Once you have your ONID account, Blackboard can be found at my.oregonstate.edu.
12. Personal Laptops: You can connect to either the unsecured (OSU_Access) or the secure (OSU_Secure) campus wireless network with your ONID user name and password. If you encounter difficulty connecting, there is more information in COSINe's Self Help Center (see below). The Self Help Center also contains information for accessing your Science Z: drive when logged in to the wireless network.
13. Software on Personal Computers: OSU's SAS license allows students to install SAS on their personal computers at no cost. Details of licenses for other software can be found at the Software Licensing link at COSINe's Self Help Center (see below).
14. Help: Anyone with a science account can request help from COSINe. Go to my.science.oregonstate.edu and click the "Self Help Center" link. If you don't find an answer there, go back to my.science.oregonstate.edu and click the "Request Help" link. The ONID website is onid.oregonstate.edu. They have a lot of information and a "Contact Support" link.