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About the School:Alverno College is a Roman Catholic, four-year, independent, liberal arts college, historically and still primarily a women's college located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Loaner Equipment for StudentsThe Library has a limited number of laptops for checkout to students. Check on laptop availability at the main desk in the Library, 2nd floor, North in the FO building. There are several laptops with wireless internet capability; and a small number w/o internet capability. The loan period is 72 hours. Laptops are available on a first come, first served basis and are non-renewable. Overdue Fines are $1 per hour (that the library is open) with a maximum Fine of $75. Students who wish to “renew” laptops are asked to return the laptop and wait at least one hour before borrowing the laptop again. The one hour waiting period gives other students a chance to borrow the laptop.
Wireless Laptop CartsTechnology Services currently has three wireless laptop carts available for delivery to classrooms. These carts enable any room with wireless access on campus to become a computer classroom connected to the campus network. There are special policies for wireless laptop cart requests.
AccessoriesOne monochrome laser printer is available but must be ordered separately. External mice are available on request. Laptops DO NOT have an internal DVD/CD drive. One USB DVD/CD external drive is available and must be ordered separately. Students may save to a USB flash drive or their OneDrive for Business account via student email.
PowerThe built-in battery in each laptop allows it to work for approximately five (5) hours without being plugged in. If you are planning to use the laptops for more than five hours, you will want to request the AC adapters and some extra power strips so the laptops can be plugged in.
Network ConnectivityThe wireless network adapter in each laptop allows it to connect to the campus wireless network without a physical cable. The network laser printer must be connected to a physical network jack in the room. Students and instructors can map network drives to connect to their home folders (H: or N: drives).
- Technology Services staff will deliver the cart to the reserved room, connect the printer, and test a laptop for network connectivity. The cart will be left locked.
- Instructors unlock the cart and distribute the laptops to their students. If any mice or adapters were ordered, they will be in containers on top of the cart.
- After the class, the instructor replaces the laptops making sure that all the laptops are returned to the cart. Any mice or power adapters (if used) should be returned to the conainers on the cart.
- The instructor must lock the cart, return the key to the lockbox and close the lockbox.
- Technology Services staff will pick up the cart, return it to storage, and plug in all power cables so the cart is recharged and ready for the next delivery.
iPad CartTechnology Services has two iPad carts (iPad Air 2) with wi-fi only—no 3/4G.
- Cart 1 has 15 iPads
- Cart 2 has 20 iPads
AppsPLEASE NOTE: Apple has changed the way apps are activated for educational institutions. As a result, you will need to connect to a wireless network before launching each app for the first time. If this step is not followed, you will receive the following error: "Unable to verify App." The app will not open. All the iPads on the carts have the same set of apps installed. Our existing app list includes the following:
123D Design for Education Mandalas LITE Adobe Acrobat Reader Meritum Paint Pro Adobe Spark Page Microsoft Excel Adobe Spark Post Microsoft OneDrive Adobe Spark Video Microsoft PowerPoint AudioCopy Microsoft Word Autodesk SketchBook Mindly (mind mapping) Bloxels Builder Next Generation Science Standards Brushes Redux Paper by FiftyThree Class Dojo Prezi Viewer Common Core Standards Sara Tse - In a World of My Own Dropbox SketchFab Educreations Skype for Business Explain Everything Socrative Student Stop, Breath & Think Flipgrid The Calculator GDrive for Google Drive The Weather Channel Google Arts and Culture Google Chrome Vimeo Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Wordpress Graphic for iPad YouTube Capture Hangouts Zen Brush iTunes U Zoom Cloud Meetings Kahoot - Play Learning Shaanxi - Touch Media Magic Card Keith Haring: The Political Line