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Computer Support Learning Center Software Policies

All persons wishing to use the Learning Center computers must log in using either their official WVU Master ID or HSC login. If you do not have a WVU login, you must provide the Learning Center staff with a photo ID. Those without WVU logins may use the facility only when Learning Center employees are available.

All persons using lab machines must have their own storage media to save their work. Black and white laser prints are available in the Learning Center for .06¢ per page, and color prints are available for .25¢ a page using WVU's Paid Printing system. Copy machines are located in the Health Sciences Copy Center and at the HSC Library.

The Learning Center lab is reserved for Health Sciences use and priority is given to students, faculty and staff members of the HSC. In the event that the labs become full, any user who is not Health Science Center related may be asked to relinquish their machine.
Users may not alter software configurations or change the position of equipment. If you have a hardware or software problem or require assistance contact the Learning Center staff members on duty.

Software Policy

The Learning Center has both an ethical and a legal responsibility for compliance with software copyright laws. In general, these laws prohibit unauthorized uses and copying of software beyond those uses and copying privileges specifically granted by the author or developer of the software. To comply with these laws, the following procedures have been established for the Learning Center.

Without prior permission from the Learning Center Management, no one is allowed to copy software to or from the computers in the Learning Center. This includes, but is not limited to, all software, both instructional and productivity, system files, printer drivers, fonts, shareware, freeware, and public domain software. Ownership of these types of programs by the Learning Center does not guarantee distribution rights to students, faculty, staff, employees or any other persons.

If users want to load software that they or their department own, onto Learning Center computer hard drives, they must make prior arrangements with the Learning Center Management.
Instructors who wish to load software on the Learning Center computers for student use or classes should provide the program two weeks in advance to the Learning Center Management, so proper testing procedures can be followed, and insure appropriate copyright requirements are met.