The main student computing lab is located in the library. Computers are available on the first and second floors. The IT Service Desk is the primary support desk for student issues. The IT Service Desk is located on the first floor of the library opposite the Library Service Desk. Students may sign out a laptop for their use by visiting the circulation or reference desks. (Printing, for a fee, is available in black and white in the Library and in color in the open computer lab located in Ridderhof.) In addition, there is a printing computer next to the printer on the library lower level.
The Open Lab is located on the second floor of Ridderhof and is provided solely for the purpose of facilitating educational assignments of CIU students currently enrolled at the University. The Open Lab is host to 8 computers running Windows 7 Enterprise. Each computer is equipped with Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise Suite (includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more!). All computers require login: students enrolled in classes use their unique MyCIU username/password combos to log into any of the Open Lab computers. There are also three computers located in the Memorial and Founders Labs, as well as over ten located for student used in the Library. Students should see the IT front desk in the library if they experience any technical difficulties in the Open Lab or contact IT via IT Support.
Students are encouraged to use their Google Drive cloud storage which is provided in tandem with their personal Student Email accounts (“firstname.lastname@example.org”). Students and guests are also welcome to use USB storage drives or other personal storage methods.
Located on the 2nd floor of the Ridderhof Building, this classroom contains 15 computers with one instructor station, scanners and multimedia projector. Accounts are available for current students and alumni.
Alumni and Guest Usage
CIU administration recognizes the occasional need for alumni and guests to access the Open Lab services as well as the computers in the Library for activities such as internet, printing, sermon preparation and other ministry communications. If you are not currently enrolled in courses at CIU, please refer to the Guest Information section further down the page for instructions on obtaining temporary access to the lab resources.
The IT Service Desk located in the Library is here to provide you with the tools that will assist you in getting the most out of your time at CIU. We hope you find these resources and services helpful and accessible. In case of any questions or need of assistance, please visit the IT Support Page here on MyCIU.