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Energy Savers

Three easy steps to conserving energy.

  1. Sleep Mode
  2. Turn Off Screen Savers
  3. Turn Off or Shut Down Computer and Monitor

Use of "Sleep Mode"
During the work day, if a computer is inactive for a set period of time you can have your computer use less energy by putting it to SLEEP.


  1. Go to Power Options in the Control Panel
  2. Start→Settings→Control Panel→Power Options
  3. Select the Power Schemes tab
  4. Set Turn off monitor to After 20 Mins
  5. Set Turn off hard disks to After 20 Mins
  6. Click OK


  1. Select the Apple menu
  2. Select System Preferences (OS X) or Control Panels (OS 9)
  3. Click on Energy Saver
  4. Open Sleep set up
  5. Set System sleep time to 20 minutes
  6. Set Display sleep time to 20 minutes
  7. Set Hard disk sleep time to 20 minutes
  8. After your computer has gone into "sleep mode", just move the mouse or touch a key on the keyboard to wake it up.

Screen Savers
Screen Savers DO NOT save energy, in fact they no longer save anything. They were originally designed to protect older monochrome CRT monitors from phosphor burn-in if the same image was displayed for a long time. Screen savers are now used for entertainment or decoration. To better conserve energy, turn off your screen saver and set the monitor to automatically power off as described above.

  1. Go to Display in the Control Panel
  2. Start→Settings→Control Panel→Display
  3. Select the Screen Saver tab
  4. Set Screen saver to (None)

When to Turn Off or Shut Down your computer and monitors

If you will be away from your computer for 5 or more hours it is best to turn off your computer. Contrary to popular belief, computer life is not shortened. Also, the energy savings is greater when equipment is turned off then when it is left in "sleep mode".

We do not recommend the use of Standby or Hibernation.
While these functions provide increased energy conservation, these features do not work on all computers. Use of these features may result in loss of data or system "freeze-up". However, if you are currently using these features successfully, please continue to do so.

Please feel free to contact the Help Desk (ext. 0479 or ) if additional instruction or assistance is needed.


Enhanced Classroom and Media Carts

This listing provides quick access to system documentation for both enhanced classrooms and portable media carts. The PDF files are located at: W drive/depts/infotech\_Room_n_Media_Cart_Checklists

Guest speakers from off campus need to contact your Albion College sponsors and request a copy of these checklists sent to you as an email attachment.




Master Room and Cart List - located at
W drive/depts/infotech/_Room_n_Media_Cart_Checklists/Mater_Room_&_Cart_List.pdf

This document contains a collection of key information about our enhanced classrooms and media carts located around campus. It is intended to be an inventory of serial numbers associated with individual classrooms and carts together with a list of document camera carts and their locations.

General Troubleshooting -
W drive/depts/infotech/_Room_n_Media_Cart_Checklists/General_Troubleshooting.pdf

This guide includes some of the most commonly found problems encountered when using our classrooms and media carts. Use this information in advance to increase comfort levels in dealing with emergency situations you prepare yourselves for class and general presentations. It is also a quick reference to be used at the time of an emergency. The table of contents is hyperlinked.

Interlink Checklist -
W drive/depts/infotech/_Room_n_Media_Cart_Checklists/Interlink_Quick_Start_Checklist.pdf
General usage documentation for

Interlink Accessory Documentation -
W drive/depts/infotech/_Room_n_Media_Cart_Checklists/Interlink_Accessories.pdf

This document provides detailed instructions for the enhanced capabilities of the Interlink RF Remotepoint and Remotepoint Combo kits.

Quickstart Checklists
These are two to three page checklists which provide start up and shutdown instructions as well as special set-up instructions for guest computers, document cameras, and other guest audio visual equipment.

Enhanced Classrooms -
W drive/depts/infotech/_Room_n_Media_Cart_Checklists/Enhanced_Classrooms

Media Carts -
W drive/depts/infotech/_Room_n_Media_Cart_Checklists/Media_Carts

Guest speakers from off-campus need to contact your Albion College sponsors and request a copy of these checklists sent to you as an email attachment.




Technology in the Classroom

Albion's Enhanced Classrooms and Media systems are utilized for a variety of learning activities. The systems were designed to provide current technology options in simple-to-use components.


Presentation System Documentation
Photographically enhanced checklists and other system documentation.

Classroom Scheduling
Semester classes are scheduled with the Registrar's office.

Independent events are scheduled through Karen Hiatt at the Kellogg Center

Presentation System Orientations
Contact Instructional Technology to arrange for room or media cart orientations. Special arrangements may also be made for orientations after normal business hours by listing the room you would like assistance with.

System Problems
You may report a problem directly by entering a work order in the campus Work Order System.
Alternatively, contact Instructional Technology to identify problems encountered in rooms or media carts at listing the room and what you know about the problem.


Network Drives

Albion College provides network drive space to all faculty, staff, and students. Network drive space falls into two categories: Enterprise class storage and Commodity class storage.

Enterprise class storage:

Files saved on the following network drives are backed up nightly. This storage is for college business and academic work only, not personal files.

  • G: Drive - This space is for files that need to be shared within a department. Only people within a department have access to that department's G: drive.
  • H: Drive - This is storage space for individual users to store work and academic files. Each user has their own H: drive, and other users do not have access to this storage.
  • I: Drive - This is storage space where installable applications are stored for work and academic purposes. Users typically can not save any files to the I: drive.
  • W: Drive - Inside the W: drive are two folders, Depts and Workgrp.
    • The Depts folder is space similar to the G: drive, except that these files are available to be read by the entire campus. This allows departments to share forms and other information with everyone
    • The Workgrp folder is also similar to the G: drive, except these groups may contain users from various departments working on specific projects. Files in the Workgrp folder are only available to users who are made members of the specific workgroups.

Commodity class storage:

Files saved on the following network drives are not backed up. This storage is intended for quickly sharing files with others, or making a secondary copy of static data that could be easily replaced.

  • P: Drive - This is public storage for temporary sharing and swapping. All users can view, write and delete files stored here. Never save any sensitive information to this space.
  • S: Drive - This is for temporary storage of files that can be easily replaced, or very large files that need to be shared, but not backed up. This space is assigned to users on an as-needed basis.

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