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Geology Computer Lab Reference Sheet

1) Clone Monitors: There are three monitors on every desk. The two outside monitors are the display for their corresponding computers. The middle monitor is a “clone” of the instructor station. This allows for a personal display from which the students can more easily follow the instructor. There are two possible settings for these monitors. They can clone the instructor station, or the computer on the left side of the desk can change the input to use dual monitors. The two ways to toggle the input are:


A) Right click the desktop, select  “screen resolution,” and under multiple displays select

“Duplicate these displays” on the instructor station to clone.

“Show only on desktop one” to turn cloning or extended displays off.

“Extend these displays” for the use of two monitors.


B) When looking at the monitor, on the far right, click on one other monitors buttons. When the options pop up, select “Menu” and then “Input.”

Select DVI-D to default to the clone

Select VGA to default to dual monitors.


2) User Accounts: There are two types of accounts used in this lab. The first is using ones DuckID to login. The other is using a class account given on the first day of class. When using a DuckID, the user cannot save or access the class network shares. However, they should still have full use of all software. The second option, and recommended, is the class account. This login has several parts. It starts with CAS (College of Arts and Sciences), then the school (Geology), the course number (101) and final the user (from a list starting at 1 and going up until needed). It ends up looking like cas-geol10199. The initial Password to these accounts in “Password1!” and the user will be prompted to immediately change this to a personal password upon the 1st time logging in. The requirements being that it must be at least 8 characters long with a capital letter and number.


3) Network Shares: There are several mapped network shares for each class. The first and most important folder is the H drive. This is the home folder for every user. This personal space on the network can be mapped from elsewhere on campus, and is where all personal files should be saved. The second drive is the K drive, or class data drive. This is the instructor drive (only the instructor has write access) and is where class files/data should be store. For a student to use a file in this folder, they must first copy it over to their Home folder, otherwise it is read-only. The final drive is the S drive. Called the shared drive because every class user has write access to this drive. It is useful for group projects or sharing files. Any change made to a file in this folder is permanent. The pathways below can be used to map the drives on other computers and or usernames. If off campus, a VPN client connected to the UO network is necessary.


Network Pathway Windows

Home Drives (H):  \\Cas-fs2\Cas-labs\Home\(username)        ie. cas-geol10122

Shared Drives (S):  \\Cas-fs2\Cas-labs\Shares\(classname)     ie. geol101

Class Drives (K):   \\Cas-fs2\Cas-labs\Data\(classname)


Network Pathway Macintosh

Home Drive (H): smb://cas-fs2/cas-labs/home/cas-geol10122

Shared Drive (S): smb://cas-fs2/cas-labs/shared/geol101

Class Drives (K): smb://cas-fs2/cas-labs/data/geog101


4) Contact Information

Chad Little


Social Science Instructional Labs