Information technology and computing has become nearly ubiquitous in all aspects of the veterinary profession. During your education at MU’s College of Veterinary Medicine you will be using computers to access, evaluate and disseminate information. It is your responsibility as a student of the institution and of the profession to use information technology resources in a manner that reflects positively upon the veterinary community. The following guidelines should be adhered to in order to ensure compliance with CVM and MU policies.
ID’s and Passwords:
All students are assigned a unique ID when they first register for classes. This ID is often referred to as a “PawPrint” and will be the primary ID throughout your tenure at MU. Your password is automatically generated when the ID is created and must be changed as soon as you activate your account. Student’s PawPrint and Password are to be used ONLY by the student that they were assigned to and NOT to be given to anyone else. You are ultimately responsible for ANY and ALL communication that is tied back to your PawPrint.
All MU students automatically receive an e-mail account with a quota of 40 MB. This account can be accessed wherever you have an Internet connection from the following address: http://webmail.mizzou.edu. You will use your PawPrint ID and established password to access the account. If you exceed your quota, the following actions will be taken:
- 40 MB – Warning: Your mailbox has exceeded one or more size limits set by your administrator.
- 45 MB – You cannot send e-mail.
- 50 MB – You cannot send or receive e-mail.
MU will only deliver mail to your @mizzou.edu account and will not guarantee delivery to any other email address or system. The @mizzou.edu is the “official” delivery point for communication about classes, exams, grades and other official CVM related activities and announcements. Email can be forwarded to other accounts, but is HIGHLY discouraged. Once email has left the MU system, we are no longer responsible for its delivery or integrity. We suggest that you maintain personal email accounts (Gmail, Hotmail, AOL, etc,) to use for family/friend communication and use your MU account for professional/educational communication.
Email usage is a privilege, not a right. Misuse of this medium can result in loss of service for temporary or extended periods of time. As a general rule of thumb, do not send email that others might find offensive (jokes, images, URL’s, etc). Please see the MU Acceptable Use Policy for a detailed description of what is/is not acceptable. http://iatservices.missouri.edu/aup/
The Internet has brought with it the increased opportunity to copy other’s intellectual property to use as your own. Quite simply, this is stealing. Whether it is text that has been lifted from an article or music downloaded from a file sharing location, it is your responsibility to follow all federal rules and regulation that govern this activity. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in serious consequences ranging from academic dismissal to civil and criminal penalties. For more information about copyright infringement, please see the following URL’s:
Computer Labs and Printing:
The CVM has two large computer facilities located in the main teaching building and are supported through student computing fees. The main lab is located inW-234-O(PC Lab) Vet. Med. Building and is available 24/7. The door is open from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm and available thereafter through the use of your ID Badge. The second computer facility is located in W-240 (Histo Lab) and is available when classes are not scheduled. Both rooms have schedules posted outside the door listing the open lab times.
Printing in the CVM is controlled through a printer charge system. Each student is granted a 700 page credit that are intended to last the entire year (from August to August). If you run out of credits, your student charge will be billed .05 per page printed and will be payable on a monthly basis. Courses that have electronic note sets can be printed in the computer lab or on your home system if so desired.
The CVM utilizes a customized testing interface that all students will use to take a majority of their exams and quizzes. Computerized testing allows for the incorporation of images, movies, sounds and a multitude of question types. It also provides instant feedback of scores and incorrect questions to reinforce missed concepts. This process might be foreign to some of students, but we are confident that you will quickly adapt to this modality of testing.
Students will take the computerized exams in one of our two main computer labs. All academic standards and regulations will be strictly enforced. The computer/testing labs have security cameras for your own protection against academic dishonestly.
Course Notes and Materials:
Most, but not all, CVM instructors will make their course’s notes and presentations available on the CVM website. Depending on instructor prerogative, they may choose to provide students with PDF and/or PowerPoint/Word files of their teaching material. Classes participating in the electronic materials program will have their course website posted at the following URL: http://cvm.missouri.edu/course-materials.htm
Students may access their class lecture and exam schedules online at the following address: http://cvm.missouri.edu/course-materials.htm Each class has their own calendar link and is open for other classes to view as well. This resource is handy to have available when scheduling College-wide events and activities.
Student Testing & Study Room W-216
This room is equipped with four private computer rooms and several study carrels. This room is mainly used for testing and when available is open to students, each room has a security camera for your own protection against academic dishonestly. All interior rooms have an id reader, due to soundproofing of the doors, after you scan your id–push the door in and then pull open. The calendar on the hall door will indicate if the room is available, during unavailable times your id will be deactivated and unable to access the room. Please do not leave items in rooms to “hold them” during classes or long periods of time. If your belongings have been left inside and you are unable to access please contact the IT Office in W-234 Vet. Med. Bldg.
Computer Check Out Devices:
The CVM IT Unit has laptop computers, Tablet PC computers, digital cameras and digital video cameras available for student check out. The devices can be used for any event and does not have to be CVM related. The check out period is 3 days.