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University College of the North Student Printing (Effective July 01, 2014)
Beginning in the 2014 academic year (July 01, 2014) UCN will be tracking and charging for student printing on The Pas and Thompson campuses. The costs are $0.05 per page for black and white and $0.10 per page for color printing. All students will recieve a $25.00 credit when they enroll in the 2014 academic year. Additional credit can be purchased in $5 increments from the finance clerks located in Enrollment Services.

All computers should present you with your current quota each time a print job is submitted. If you have any questions please contact the IT Help Desk @ 204-627-8519.
University College of the North
Computer And Internet
Acceptable Use Policy

The environment at the college uses ‘shared’ computer resources. As a result, computer usage must be structured and controlled for optimum availability to all students. Inappropriate use of computer equipment by one student denies another student the use of that computer for the purpose intended. The rules outlined below are necessary to ensure the computer resources of the college are used for their intended purpose.

Acceptable Use Rules – General
  1. Your computer Password must be kept confidential and not given out to others. You are responsible and will be held accountable for actions performed with your account.
  2. No person is to move or remove computer equipment or accessories without permission of Information Technology. Removing equipment without authority may constitute theft and offenders risk prosecution under the law.
  3. Computer equipment and accessories must not be abused, defaced, substituted or dissembled. These activities constitute vandalism and offenders risk prosecution under the law.
  4. Computers are NOT to be used for entertainment purposes, unless it is a specific, instructor-supervised activity that is part of your coursework. Entertainment purposes include playing games, downloading MP3 or Napster files, using chat, and Internet surfing that is not part of assigned coursework. Offenders risk having their computer account disabled.
  5. Deliberate attempts to:
    • break into a computer system,
    • disable or get around the security in place, or
    • overload the UCN computer network
    may result in offenders being prosecuted under the law.
Acceptable Use Rules – Software
  1. Software that is copyrighted or licensed or is considered ‘commercially’ available must not be installed or stored on University College of the North computer systems without the express consent of Information Technology. Unauthorized software found on University College of the North computer equipment will be deleted without warning or prior notification.
  2. Software that is considered ‘Shareware’ or ‘Public Domain’ must not be installed or stored on University College of the North computer systems without prior approval of Information Technology. Unauthorized software found on University College of the North computer equipment will be deleted without warning or prior notification.
  3. Installing and/or playing computer games on University College of the North computers is not permitted. If you are caught doing this, you risk having your computer account disabled.
Acceptable Use Rules – Internet

Any person deliberately viewing or downloading content from undesirable sites as stated below may have their computer account disabled.
Undesirable sites include:
  • sites that store sexually explicit information
  • sites that promote hatred to minorities or other any other group of people
  • sites that promote hacking and cracking of computer systems
  • sites that promote criminal or illegal activity
  • sites that store content considered to be offensive to most people
UCN will not block the access of any user to any site on the Internet. However, Information Technology monitors and tracks Internet usage.

Consequences of Non-Compliance of the Acceptable Use Policy

  • First Incident:
    Student will be warned and the warning will be recorded by Information Technology and given to that student’s instructor.
  • Second Incident:
    Student’s account will be disabled. Reactivation of the student’s computer privileges will be conditional upon the agreement of the Director of Information Technology and instructor’s Department Head.
  • Third Incident:
    Student’s account will be permanently disabled and will only be reactivated upon the agreement of the President, the Director of Information Technology, and the student’s Department Head.
Information Technology
Last Modified: January 11, 2005