Computing and Telecommunications (www.plu.edu/~cats) provides help and support for computers. They can be reached by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (253-535-7525). Service requests can be submitted online at http://www.plu.edu/~comptelc/service-request/home.html.
A set of frequently asked questions and issues concerning computer
viruses. Unfortunately, no computer is completely ammune to such
threats but this FAQ will help you understand how PLU is protecting
on-campus computer and how you can protect yourself.
PLU has policies governing the use of computers. For more
information, contact Computing & Telecommunication Services (CATS)
at 253-535-7525 or at email@example.com.
Your ePass username and password is your key to unlocking many of
the online services at PLU. You can use it to access Webmail, eCourse,
and a number of other special websites and tools on the PLUweb.
The UC Computer Lab provides access to computers for PLU Students, Staff and Faculty. Lab Users can choose from IBM and Macintosh computers to write papers, work on projects, and access email and the Internet.
are available at the helpdesk located in the back of the lab. They
are there to help answer any computer related questions you may have.
Book Store / LuteWorld
You can purchase a computer through LuteWorld.
From on campus, connect to the Internet via ResNet. Residence hall rooms all have Ethernet network connections. To connect to the network, students need an Ethernet card and network communication software on their computers in addition to an ePass account. For information or assistance on setting up Resnet access, consult the ResNet handbook in your room or the student help desk 253-535-7525. Ethernet cards for most computers are available at the PLU Bookstore.
ResNet is the computer network that connects you to others on campus and to the World Wide Web.
There are many choices for constructing a website using the space in a
PLU ePass account. Anyone with access to a computer can edit a webpage
using a text editor but this requires a knowledge of the languages of
the web: HTML and CSS.
Websites can also be constructed with special editing programs that
provide a similar interface to what you might use in a word processing
program complete with buttons and toolbars that automatically write
HTML code for you. Available WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get, pronounced "WHIZ-ee-wig")
editors include Macromedia Dreamweaver and Mozilla Composer. These
tools (as well as personal help) are available for use by anyone in the
PLU community in the Digital Media Center during their hours of operation.
Finally, a newly available option is PLU's web content management system Uedit. This online WYSIWYG editor can be used with Mozilla-based web browser to create, edit, and update a PLU website from anywhere in the world! See the Uedit help page for more information and how to get started.
When there is going to be some activity that will affect the availability or functionality of PLU's computing resources, a System Notice is posted. It can be viewed from several different web pages at PLU, including the Online Services Menu. But it isn't always easy to remember to check this page on a regular basis. Thus, you can subscribe to the System Notice mailing list. Then, whenever a notice is posted, you will receive a copy to your PLU e-mail address. Generally, we only post a few System Notices a month, so this list is low volume and shouldn't be a burden to your e-mail inbox.
To subscribe or unsubscribe, just access the page. The page header will indicate if you are subscribed. Click on
the button below the header to take the indicated action (subscribing or unsubscribing).