Student Computer Account Information
Every student that is enrolled at the College of Law is offered computer access, internet, and email services. All students are required to enable their accounts and set their passwords. In order to activate your account please follow the instructions at Activate my UT account
Your username will be your first initial followed by your first six letters in your last name. In some cases a number will follow in case of multiple users with the same names. Make sure that you remember your username and password as it will be your username and password for access to the computer lab, your e-mail account, and the Law College wireless network.
All students are required to have a university email account. All your university email will be sent to your university account.
You can access your university provided email account from any location via the web at https://rockets.utoledo.edu/. You will be prompted for the username and password of the account that you activated.
You should remember that your email account does not have unlimited space so you should delete unwanted mail and save important mail at another location.
Student Laptop Recommendations
The college of law has no recommendations as to what type of laptop to purchase. The only recommendation is that you purchase a laptop capable of running the newest Mac or Windows software. All students have access to the Toledo Law PUBLIC and PRIVATEN Wireless network described below.
Student Wireless Access
The University of Toledo has a free and open wireless network available for all students and visitors. When you are on campus browse for all wireless networks, and then connect to the wireless network named Public.
After you connect you must always open a browser which will direct you to a web page which will ask you to agree to the usage policy of the University wireless system.
After you click on the I Agree button you are free to use the wireless network.
Law Students also have access to the UT PrivateN wireless system, however this does require the setup of your laptop's wireless communication software.
Instructions for setup of Private (PEAP) UT wireless
A 50 MB network drive that is backed up daily is provided to all students but it is also best for students to have CD/RW's and USB drives in order to back up your important documents. When you login to a college lab computer your H: drive will be mapped at login. When you are not using university owned equipment you can connect to your home directory at https://files.utoledo.edu/
Computer Labs on Campus
The Law College provides a computer lab located on the third floor of the Law Library
There are several computer labs on campus available to all students locations and hours are listed at http://www.utoledo.edu/it/CS/Lab_hours.html
The campus has an Information Commons located at Carlson Library. Info at http://www.utoledo.edu/library/tech/infocommons.html
Each student may purchase software at greatly reduced pricing. Software Purchase
Student Computing Support
The College of Law is not responsible for student owned equipment, however we do provide help with some configuration or virus problems. Contact our student workers in the office of student computing which is located in the Law College Room 2003 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smartboard Viewer Software
Some professors at Toledo Law use the Smart Board for class presentations. Professors may give you access to these Smart Notebook Files which you can view by downloading the Viewer Software from SmartTech.com
The College of Law provides software which you will use to take your exams. The software used is Exam4 from Extegrity. This software will allow you to take your exams on your laptop and submit them through the network. The software encrypts your exam answers and the exam is not decrypted until it is printed out for your professor. The exam software must be downloaded to your laptop each semester before exams. You will be notified when the software is available for download each semester. Video tutorials on downloading and using Exam4 can be found here.
Once you have downloaded the software open it and submit a practice exam. If You have any trouble submitting a practice exam please contact the technical assistants in the Office of Student Computing.
While taking your exam the software auto-saves your work every few seconds so you do not need to save it manually. It is important to note that if for some reason during your exam your laptop locks up or encounters a problem you need to finish your exam by hand. Once your exam is complete we can recover the electronic portion of the exam and add it to your hand written portion.
Remember that when you take an exam on your laptop there is always the possibility that a hardware failure could cause you to lose your exam data. This would be an extremely unlikely possibility. We have never lost any exam data in the years we have used this testing method; however, it is a possibility.
There are several ways to submit the exam once it is completed. The easiest way is to make sure you connect to the wireless network before you open the Exam software. When you have completed the exam, just submit it electronically. If you fail to connect to the network and before you open your exam software, you can also end your Exam software, then connect to the network, then re-open your Exam software and you will have the option to submit your exam electronically. A third option is to connect your laptop to a wired network connection in the Law College and submit the exam electronically. You can also save the exam on USB drive and bring the USB to the Administrative Suite.
Once you have closed out of your exam you will not be able to look at it again but you can submit the exam at any time after the exam is completed. So if you are having trouble with exam submittal just tell your professor and bring your laptop to the Administrative Suite, where we can make sure it is retrieved properly.
IMPORTANT!!! All students must have their machines virus protected. And all critical windows updates must be installed. You can purchase McAfee virus protection at Rocket Copy in the Student Union for $5.00