University of Minnesota Duluth
Education Endazhi-gikinoo'amaading 150
412 Library Dive
Duluth, MN 55812-3029
Regular hours - 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Laptops on Carts
The Department of Education has two sets of laptops on carts: one with Dell laptops running Windows XP Professional, and one with Asus Eee PC laptops running Windows XP.
- There are 15 Dells on one cart and 12 Asus laptops on the other. Inside each cart is a
sheet that shows how many laptops are on the cart at a given time,
as laptops are occasionally out for repair.
- Individual laptops should not be removed from the carts during the fall
or spring semester, so instructors will have enough laptops for their classes.
- The Dells run at a speed of 2.0 GHz.
- The Asus run at a speed of 1.6 GHz.
Carts are reserved and signed out on the calendars at the front desk in EduE 150. There is one for each cart. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Faculty are asked to continue to cooperate to resolve potential scheduling conflicts.
Network Connection and Authentication
- All laptops on carts connect to the Internet wirelessly.
- Users must authenticate (log in) to connect to the UMD network in
order to get online.
- To authenticate, use either Virtual Private Network or a web browser
(see next bullet).
- Web browsers are automatically directed to UMD's login page.
- At the login page, enter your UMD user name and email password.
- There is a clipboard on each cart for noting
problems or needed repairs
- For tech support during class, call or send a student the Audio Visual office,
165 Kirby Plaza (726-6222). Schedule:
- Fall and Spring semesters:
- 7:30 a.m. until 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and
- 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
- Summer sessions: 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Peripherals and Accessories
Each laptop cart includes a box with a zip drive, Ethernet cables,
two power strips (surge protectors) and two long extension cords.
- Sign the cart out.
- Ensure that all laptops are returned to the cart, and that the cart is neat and organized.
the cart to the Tech room in EduE 104.
- Plug the laptops into the cart outlets, and the carts into the wall outlets:
- The Asus cart has one plug.
- The Dell cart has two plugs; users are advised to turn the power switch on each side of the PC cart off, temporarily, while plugging the cart in, to minimize sparking.
Batteries and Power Supplies
- Even when plugged in overnight,
laptops are sometimes used all day long, and the batteries become
- Students can sit around
the edges of Montague 121/151 to get power. Better, yet, you can use the
extension cords and power strips on the carts to let them work anywhere in the room:
- Each carts has multiple outlets and one or two long extension
- Each cart has, additionally, two surge protectors and two long extension cords.
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