Students are responsible for supplying, formatting and care of
their own storage media. Lab machines
use 3.5" disks, 250MB
ZIP disks, 750MB ZIP disks, CD-R/RW
discs, and USB Memory Devices.
All of these media forms are sold
at the University
Bookstore as well as at Staples, Wal-Mart, and Radio Shack.
Students are advised that making
frequent backups of their data
disks is highly recommended to
prevent those last-minute "It's
not working!!" moments. CNS strongly encourages the use of
USB Memory devices for the most
All new students will be given a personal e-mail/web account. A password is necessary to access this account. Your initial password is supplied inside your telephone AuthCode packet and can be changed once you login to WebMail by choosing Options. If you forget your password, please come to CNS for assistance.
Virus Detection / Prevention
All of the Muskingum labs have some type of virus detection and
protection software running. If
you own a personal computer,
please take the need for virus
protection seriously. In order to connect to the university's data network and internet service, the registration process checks for and validates that each student's conputer is running a supported virus protection solution.
For more information on Antivirus software, please visit our Anti-Virus Information Page.
Unauthorized copying of copyrighted software is both illegal and unethical. Please don't put yourself or Muskingum University in jeopardy. You are expected to respect the laws governing use of copyrighted and intellectual materials, which includes software. Individuals who copy software illegally are liable for the fines and/or imprisonment incurred. Documents covering computer ethics are available from CNS and the Statement of Computer Ethics for Muskingum University is printed in your student handbook and available on the campus web site.
Students are subject to disciplinary action including, but not
limited to, the removal of their
access to the campus computer labs
and/or the university network!
Download Statement of Computer
Ethics for Muskingum University (pdf)