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Computer & Internet Use Policies

Computer Use Policy

  • Equipment use in the lab is intended for class assignments only. Use of computers is closely monitored for compliance with acceptable use standards.
  • Computers are available on a first-come, 
  • first-served basis.
  • Food and/or drinks (including water bottles) are not allowed in the facility at any time.
  • Please turn off cellular phones. Phone conversations disrupt others' study time and may affect other devices.
  • Children (under the 18) are not allowed to use computer equipment unless they are current Folsom Lake College students.
  • Students are to supply their own headphones for sound control.
  • Pets are not allowed, except for service animals.
  • Students need to show consideration for other students around them by:
  • Keeping noise to a minimum
  • Using one workstation per person
  • Keeping backpacks out of the walkways
  • Reporting problems with computers and/or printers to computer lab staff
  • A valid login may be used for assigned purposes only. Sharing access with others is not permitted.
  • All downloading and saving must be to removable media.
  • Software may not be copied from the computers or network drives.
  • Installing any software or games on college computers is prohibited.
  • Playing games on college computers is prohibited except for class assignments.
  • Directions from any lab assistant or instructor concerning equipment/facilities or student conduct must be followed in order to continue use of the facilities.

Internet Use Policy

Internet access is limited to classroom assignments only.

The acceptable use standards concerning internet use must be followed where applicable. The following activities are not allowed:

  • Transmitting unsolicited information, which contains profane language or panders to bigotry, sexism, or other forms of discrimination
  • Using the internet to gain unauthorized access to any computer
  • Engaging in personal attacks (writing bullying, intimidating, threatening, or harassing entries)
  • Making threats (directed towards others or yourself) without expecting the recipients of those threats, the college, and the police to consider them real
  • Transmitting information that contains obscene, indecent, lewd, or lascivious material or other material that explicitly or implicitly refers to sexual conduct. This includes displaying such material where other individuals could potentially view it
  • Inappropriate mass mailing, which includes multiple mailing to news groups, mailing lists, or individuals

Attempts by students to obtain, manipulate, delete, or change the contents of another user's files, passwords, etc. are regarded as infractions of the California Computer Crime Penal Code. Attempts to "break" the operating system constitute a felony under this law.

Copyright/Piracy

Folsom Lake College supports the Higher Education Opportunity Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Act, including efforts to eliminate the illegal distribution of copyrighted material. Los Rios Policy P-8861 provides guidelines to students, faculty, and staff to assist in compliance with federal copyright laws. More information on copyright and piracy can be viewed on the website.

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