Campus Technology Resources


Edmonds College provides access to campus technology resources. EC reserves the right to determine what constitutes appropriate use of academic technology resources, academic network access, and/or any academic computing services provided by Edmonds College. This policy will be reviewed, at minimum, on an annual basis.

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The following instructions need to be followed exactly or your account will be locked. To get this corrected, a Lab Assistant will have to go to the office with your username and have the account unlocked. If the lab administrators are busy, this might take awhile.

The next screen you will see is our Policy Acceptance screen with a pink background. It may not appear until after the desktop has appeared; please be patient. By reading and accepting this screen you agree to abide by the Edmonds College Computer Lab Policies.

Read the text on the screen and then click on next. Read the following screen and click agree.
If you hit the Escape key or the enter key, you are not accepting the policy.

Open Lab Time: Computers are not reserved for individuals and are available on a first come first serve basis. If a computer is left unattended for more than ten minutes the student will be logged out so that other students may use the computer. Unattended belongings will be placed in the office.

Reserved Class Time: Reserved time for classes is indicated on the schedules posted of outside of each lab. Reserved time is closed to general use. Please exit the computer and leave the room 10 minutes before the next class is scheduled to begin.

  • The full Edmonds College Computer Lab Policy is available to view online. An overview of the Edmonds College Computer Lab policy is below.
  • The campus copyright policy is available to view online: Copyright Policy
  • The campus regulation for the use of technology resources is available to view online: Technology Resources Use
  • Edmonds College computers are provided for academic use. Homework has priority over other use during open lab.
  • Displaying and printing of pornography and inappropriate material are prohibited.
  • Downloading of software, games, and utilities are not allowed in the lab.
  • Food or drinks are NOT allowed in the lab. Water, in a bottle with a lid, is okay. Drinks left in the hallway will be discarded.
  • Please do not loiter or socialize in the labs. Open labs are quiet areas, no loud talking.
  • Lab Assistants are available to provide technical support. If homework assistance is needed, we may refer you to your instructor, your class materials, or the Learning Support Center.
  • Do not move the computers, monitors, or disconnect any cables.
  • For the security of your files, accounts not logged out on unattended computers will be disabled. Please see a lab assistant to have an account re-enabled.
  • Per college policy C6.4.300, please do not bring children to the open labs. Please do not leave children in hallways.
  • No bicycles are allowed inside buildings on campus.
  • If you need special accommodations, please contact Services for Students with Disabilities in MLT 159 or call 425.640.1320.
  • Please back up your files. Consider keeping more than one copy of important files. Network drives may crash and flash drives can get lost.
  • Flash drives may be connected to campus computers. No personal computers, laptops/notebooks, peripherals, (cameras, portable hard drives, etc.,) may be connected to the campus wired network or computers. Do not attach any bootable device to campus computers. As is usual with personal property, users of these devices assume all responsibility for supporting and troubleshooting their storage media. 

It is the policy of Edmonds College to respect copyright and license agreements as specified by federal and state laws.  Students using computers at Edmonds College have the responsibility to use the resources in an ethical and legal manner.  This means that the users agree to abide by the following conditions:

  • The integrity of the system must not be altered. Sub-directories and/or files on any hard drive may not be added to, changed, or deleted.
  • Unauthorized software may not be installed on any Edmonds College computer system.
  • Students, faculty, or staff may not copy any licensed software found on any Edmonds College system. 

Federal and state laws and college policy forbid certain behaviors which have the effect of creating a hostile learning environment for students or a hostile work environment for employees. An example of such forbidden behavior is accessing, creating, storing or printing graphic or degrading written or electronic documents of a sexual nature, sexually-oriented photos, cartoons, etc. which are not directly related to the instruction that the student is intended to receive. Students who violate this prohibition may be subject to disciplinary action including loss of access through the college's computers and possible termination from the college's instructional program. Please be aware that college staff monitor what is being accessed and stored on college equipment in the academic computer labs.

Documents should only be stored in student sub-directories or on portable media such as a flash drive. The local hard drives are cleaned out randomly. All files not installed by required software or the operating system are deleted. While student data stored on the Edmonds College network is backed up, it is recommended that students keep a copy of any critical information on portable media. In the event of a catastrophe that results in the damage of servers and backups on campus the most recent student data that will be available will be from the end of the previous quarter.

Your instructor may store special class files on the network. Write down the file location information provided by your instructor. Lab Assistants will not have this information. If you need help retrieving the files, please contact a Lab Assistant.