Webster University Technology Services
For CARS support, call Administrative Systems at 314.968.7404. To request access to CARS, submit a Logon Request Form in Microsoft Word
or Adobe Acrobat format.
Color Laser Printing & Color Transparencies
Color laser printing and color transparencies are available in
Academic Computing Services during normal
Color printing on plain paper is free, but is limited to small print jobs.
Color laser prints on transparencies or heavy stock are $1. Prints on
glossy stock are $3. We can only print documents created with
software that we support for Macintosh or Windows.
CD-R drives are available on most Macintosh and some Windows computers
Academic Computing Services, capable of writing CD's in all formats,
including Mac, Windows, audio,
and hybrid formats. You may only use this equipment to archive original
media created by you for a class at Webster University. Duplication of music
or software is a crime, and may result in loss of lab privledges.
Consulting for Purchases and Upgrades
Before buying hardware or software for your department, please contact us
for information about brands, compatibility, campuswide hardware and software
standards, and pricing.
Digital Still Cameras
Sony Mavica and Kodak digital cameras can be checked out from a lab
assistant in SV107. Cameras must be returned by midnight the day
they are checked out. A valid student ID is required. Be sure to purchase
a zip disk to store your photos on. Zip disks are available at office supply
and computer stores, and from the Media Center, SV128, 968-6967.
Digital Video & Audio Capture
"Desktop" digital video capture and editing is available in SV202. The
Macintosh computers in these rooms allow you to access video stored
on a DV camcorder (available from the Media Center, SV128, 968-6967)
or videotape and edit it with Apple Final Cut Pro or Apple iMovie.
Finished movies can be exported to DV tape, SVHS, or DVD.
These computers are designed to create quarter-screen video for CD-ROM and the Web.
The lab assistants in
Academic Computing Services, SV107, are able to translate files
between Macintosh and Windows and between most software packages. You may want
to call us first (968-7024) to see if we are able to translate your file format.
Most Sverdrup computer labs are equipped with flatbed scanners. You can
scan photos for print or web publication, or scan printed text into a word
processing document. Software and procedures vary; please contact a lab
assistant in SV206 or SV107 for help in getting started. Be sure to bring a disk
for saving your work. A negative / slide scanner is located in SV204; use of
this scanner requires enrollment in PHOT 3190, Digital Photographic Imaging
Manuals for most of the
software we support is available for check-out in SV107 (961-2660 x7598). A valid
student ID card is required.
If you have a floppy or zip disk that you suspect of being infected
with a virus, you can bring to to the lab assistants in SV107 and they
will scan it for you.
Webster University has recently purchased a university-wide
licensing agreement for Symantec's Norton Antivirus. The Information Technology Department
has tested this product and determined that it provides optimum virus protection for
on-campus computers, as well as having the added feature of automatic updates of the program
and virus definitions.
This agreement allows for the installation of Norton Antivirus on all University-owned
desktop and laptop machines. If you need to have this software installed on your office computer,
please call Help Desk at X5995 to place a work order, or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately, this licensing agreement does not provide for home use.
Most Sverdrup labs contain software for creating web pages, including Adobe GoLive,
Macromedia Dreamweaver, and Microsoft FrontPage (see the
software in the labs). Visit web
sites like WebMonkey
and Builder.com for
tutorials on HTML and how to create a web page. Then, visit links on this
site for obtaining web server space
at Webster University and uploading a web site for