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Computing Facilities

Computing facilities with computers, standard and specialised course software, internet access and printing facilities are provided for learning and teaching purposes on all major campuses.

These facilities are available for use during opening hours and can be found in:

  • Computer labs (can be booked for both timetabled and casual use)
  • Libraries
  • Learning Commons (24/7 access at Albury Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga campuses)

Wireless network access is available for personal devices for Internet access and printing using My Print

Specialist course software are provided in all computing facilities and can be requested as required in advance of each trimester. Specialist course software availability can differ between campuses.

In addition to the facilities above, some schools have their own specialist computer labs. Opening hours, availability and software are managed by each school for their students use. Contact the school directly to access a school owned computer lab for teaching or events.

Access

Computer labs can be booked for both timetabled teaching and casual use or can be accessed on a walk in basis when not in use.

Check room availability and make a booking request

Cost

Provision, maintenance, support and access to computing facilities are funded by the University and provided at no additional cost to staff.

Support

If you have further questions or need technical help after checking the Online Resources, contact the IT Service Desk

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Manager, Client Services and Computing

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iPad Sync Cart

iPad Sync Carts provide secure storage, charging, easy transportation and management capability for up to 32 iPads (or iPad minis).

Features

A Sync Box inside each cart connects to a MacBook with Apple Configurator software installed. Apple Configurator gives you the ability to:

  • create a master iPad so you can back it up and restore the backup to other iPads
  • install, update and remove paid apps and install documents ready for students to use
  • create a profile or series of profiles to specify device settings and restrictions and apply to the iPad Sync Cart
  • allow sign in to iPads using Apple IDs (generic CSU email addresses created to use with Apple IDs)
  • reset iPads to preferred settings each time they are connected to the iPad Sync Cart

iPad Sync Carts come with:

  • 1 x PC Locs iQ 32 Trolley, with two 16 port iPad Sync and Charge units
  • a pre-configured Apple MacBook Pro
  • Up to 32 Apple iPads
  • Apple Configurator instructions
  • MacBook standard managed device support provided by DIT
  • iPad software issue assistance provided by DIT
  • Hardware faults are referred to Apple for resolution
  • ability to enrol in Apple's Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) (via the CSU Computer Shop). Using the VPP, you’ll receive a Program Facilitator Apple ID account for purchasing apps and are responsible for ongoing app purchases. Apple Configurator must be used to install all apps purchased through the VPP
  • a baseline profile (changes can be requested to the baseline profile before delivery) installed on all iPads including wireless network connection configuration and standard configuration on:
    • installing or upgrading Apps using App Store or iTunes
    • removal of Apps
    • making In-App purchases
    • performing backups to iCloud

Access and Cost

To obtain a quote for an iPad Sync Cart, visit the CSU Computer Shop and submit an enquiry form

The total cost will vary depending upon the items required (iPad Sync Cart, MacBook, iPads, Apps). This will be reflected in quote from the CSU Computer Shop.

iPad Sync Cart and teaching accessories support is funded by the University and provided at no extra cost to staff.

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