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PCs ready for new semester in general-purpose classrooms

More than 70 computers in general-purpose classrooms across campus are being upgraded for the start of Fall 2019 classes.

Windows 10 and the latest version of Microsoft Office 365 are being installed on all machines. Going forward, updates will be completed automatically ensuring these classroom computers match university computer standards.

“With these upgrades, general-purpose classroom computers will be faster than before,” says Stephen Karamatos, Manager, Technology and Innovation, Information Technology Services. “They will also provide access to your OneDrive files from within Office applications such as PowerPoint. So, you don’t need to remember to bring a USB with your presentation on it anymore.”

Faculty, staff and students will be able to sign in to these computers with their email address and UWin Account password. Off campus users will be able to log in as a guest and use the system without a password. Instructions for logging in to general-purpose classroom computers and, just as importantly, logging out of them will be placed by each computer. 

For more information about general-purpose classroom computers, including storage, a list of the installed software, and what to expect when you log in, please read this article.

These upgrades are part of the Y2K20 Project being undertaken by Information Technology Services and departmental IT staff. The process of upgrading other (non-general purpose) classroom computers on campus is also underway. Classrooms in Education and Law were upgraded during the summer. Work will continue into Winter 2020 on the remaining classroom computers.