The Naum Lab currently offers Open Lab services which give students the opportunity to use the computers to have access to productivity tools, email and Internet. These allow students to conduct research for specific course assignments and projects. Also students are able to use the course content management system, Moodle, to upload and download course material and assignments. There are certain policies in place that are observed in order to provide our students with the best service in accessing productivity tools, email and Internet.
Corozal Junior College Acceptable Use Policy
Corozal Community College (C.C.C.) is pleased to announce that as part of the ongoing development programme for Information Technology (I.C.T.) we are now able to offer staff and students access to many network services and the Internet. These provide a wealth of information and functionality to assist with work and studies. The institution, therefore, strongly believes in the educational value of such I.C.T. services and recognises their potential to support and enhance the curriculum. Hence, every effort is being made to provide quality experiences and reliable service to the students, staff and all other users of these services.
However, with access to these services, comes the responsibility of the user to only access material that is considered educational in content, in the context of the school setting. Inappropriate and/or illegal interaction with any information service is prohibited and staff should make every effort to guide students in the correct use of the Internet and other services.
Internet access is currently provided by Belize Telemedia Limited, to guarantee quality of service the institution must ensure that it is used solely for educational purposes. The content that is viewed on the Internet has to be filtered to exclude inappropriate material to abide by this condition. However, on a global network, it is impossible to control all the available material. It is, therefore, imperative that users be held accountable for their use of the available services.
The smooth operation of the network relies on the proper conduct of all its users. All users must qualify in order to access the Internet and other services. To qualify, students, staff and any other users must read, understand, and agree with the Acceptable Use Policy which contains the guidelines for proper conduct.
Please read the Acceptable Use Policy carefully. Only once it has been read will access to the network and the Internet be permitted. Listed are all the provisions of the agreement. If any student or staff member violates the terms of these provisions, disciplinary action will be taken by administration.
Acceptable Use Policy
Terms and Conditions of This Agreement
1. Personal Responsibility
As a user of the Information Technology (I.C.T.)services, you are expected to report any inappropriateuse of the network to the team responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the network, Information Technology Services (ICTS). Misuse may come in many forms, but it is commonly viewed as any messages sent or received that indicate or suggest the following: pornography, unethical or illegal requests, racism, sexism, inappropriate language, bullying, intolerance or any use which may be likely to cause offence in the document.
The use of network services must be in support of education in accordance with the goals and objectives of the institution. You are personally responsible for this provision at all times when using any I.C.T. service.
The use of the Internet and other I.C.T. services is a privilege and inappropriate use will result in that privilege being withdrawn. Students with access to the Internet will participate in a discussion with a member of the school staff as to proper behaviour and use of the facilities. The administration, in consultation with the staff and ICTS personnel, will rule upon inappropriate use of I.C.T. services and may deny, revoke or suspend the usage of any of these services.
3. Network/Internet Etiquette and Privacy
You are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network/Internet etiquette. These rules include, but are not limited to the following:
· Be Polite
Never send or encourage others to send abusive messages.
· Use Appropriate Language
Remember that you are a representative of Corozal Community College (C.C.C.) on a global public system. You may be alone with your computer, but what you say and do can be viewed by others. Never swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language. Illegal activities of any kind are strictly forbidden.
Do not reveal any personal information to anyone, especially the home address or personal telephone of yourself or any other person.
Do not reveal your password to anyone. If you think someone has obtained your password, contact a member of ICTS immediately.
· Electronic Mail
Electronic mail (e-mail) is not guaranteed to be private. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to the authorities.
Do not use the network in any way that would disrupt the use of the services by others.
· General Considerations
Be brief. Few people will bother to read a long message.
Proof read your message to ensure that it is error free and easy to understand.
Remember that humour and satire are very often misinterpreted.
Cite references for any facts that you present.
Respect the rights and beliefs of others.
Security on the system is a high priority because there are so many users. If you identify a security problem, notify a member of ICTS at once. Never demonstrate the problem to another person. All use of the system must be under your own username and password unless specifically directed by a member of the ICTS. Remember to keep your password to yourself. Do not share it with anyone. Anyone caught disclosing passwords may have their access denied and may be subject to sanctions. Any user identified as a security risk may be denied access to the system and may also be subject to sanctions.
Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to damage or destroy any of the following:computer equipment, computer furniture, data of another user, and any other networks that are connected to the system. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: uploading or creation of computer viruses, the intentional damage of computer hardware(whether connected to the network or not), intentional damage of computer lab furniture, and the deletion of another user’s data from its place of storage.
6. Online Ordering systems
One of the many facilities available via the Internet is the ability to order goods and services whilst online. This technology is still undergoing development and several questions have been raised with regard to the issue of security of online credit card ordering. Due to security and other ethical issues attached to online credit card ordering, C.C.C. has a no moral responsibility in this area. Therefore, the use of the Internet to order goods or services, regardless of their nature, is discouraged.
In addition, it is forbidden for students to subscribe to any newsletter, catalogue or other form of correspondence via the Internet, regardless of its nature.
7. Electronic Mail
Electronic mail (e-mail) is widely available via the Internet. Students are expected to use this facility in a responsible manner. The sending or receiving of any email, which contains any inappropriate material, is strictly forbidden. This material includes, but is not limited to the following: pornography, unethical or illegal requests, racism, sexism, inappropriate language, and any other use which may be likely to cause offence. Disciplinary action will be taken in all cases.
It is also forbidden to send large volume e-mails (Spamming).
8. Use of Hardware
To ensure the proper use of the network infrastructure and equipment, students are not permitted to enter the computer labs at any time with any food or beverages of any kind, including chewing gum. Anyone caught in violation of this will be subject to immediate discipline.
The I.C.T. infrastructure in place at the institution should be treated with respect and care at all times. This practice will prolong the life of the equipment and ensure that it is available at all times for use by other people.
9. Chat Services/Messenger Services
Students are not permitted to use the chat services/messenger service available on the Internet. This includes both client based and web based chatting services.
10. Open Lab
Any student/staff member using a computer for recreational purposes will be expected to give up that computer for anyone requiring it for study or other legitimate use.
11. Wireless Campus
Staff now have access to the Internet and Internet Services via the wireless campus. This new service is offered to all staff and also to the students of CJC. Any CJC student and staff member can have access to this service with the understanding that certain conditions apply and that proper Internet etiquette must be utilized at all times.
Devices that can qualify for wireless access include cell phones, tablets and laptops. However, students can register ONLY one device and Staff can register one of each type of device. Students are allowed to have these devices with them at school, including in class, however students are only allowed to use such devices in class with the permission of their teacher.It is the responsibility of the teacher to supervise the proper use of these devices in the classroom. Any breach to this policy should be reported to ITS, principal or dean.
When students use the wireless campus, they agree to act responsibly and not use the device to access, create or send information that may be harmful, offensive or illegal. The student should at all times abide by sections 3, 4 and 7 of this document.
Any breach to these conditions will result in the suspension of service to the wireless campus. If there is more than one incident reported, the device will be confiscated by the principal or dean.
The school or staff will not be responsible for the loss, theft or damage to their devices. Students who bring these devices to school do so at their own risk.
C.C.C will not be responsible for any damages suffered whilst using its services. These damages include loss of data as a result of delays, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries or service interruptions caused by the system, elements of the system, or your errors.
Use of any information obtained over the network or other information systems is at your own risk. C.C.C. specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy of information obtained via its Internet services.
However, CCC does pledge to provide the highest level of reliable service possible to all the users of the network.
The Acceptable Use Policy is subject to regular review.
Information Technology Services (ICTS) is a non-academic, technical team that reports directly to the Principal’s and Dean’s office.
Printing services are offered during Open Lab hours under the supervision of a teacher. This is done to effectively manage the printing resources.