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Data Communications

A new conduit system connecting each Kahului campus building by fiber with the new Ka`a`ike Technology Center was completed March 2002.  Each campus facility has 12 singlemode and 6 multimode fibers for special video functions that terminate in Ka`a`ike 117;  6 singlemode and 12 multimode fibers connect to Computing Services in Ka`a`ike 221 and are used for computing data communications.  Most buildings connect to the campus Cisco 6506-E layer-3 switch in Ka`a`ike 221 using fast Ethernet (100mbps), but buildings with high volume traffic, such as the Learning Center complex, Ho’okipa, Laulima, Palina, Ka Lama and Kupa’a, connect at gigabit speeds (1000mbps).

A second switch (Cisco 6506), located in Ka`a`ike 106A, is used primarily for the interactive distance education teleconferencing systems, SkyBridge and the Hawaii Interactive Television System.  The distance education classes are carried over an OC3 (100 T1s) microwave link to the University of Hawaii at Manoa and from there to other branches of the University, including UHMC’s outreach education centers on the islands of Molokai and Lanai and in Hana and Lahaina–each of which also has OC3 connectivity.  The Cisco 6506 has a gigabit connection with the Cisco 6506-E switch, and both connect to a Cisco 3750 gigabit switch, which, in turn, connects to a LuxN WS-3208 which transmits data at gigabit speeds over fiber to the Maui Research and Technology Center (MRTC) in Kihei, Maui. UHMC data, along with other branches of the University and State Offices then share an OC3 fiber link to Oahu and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. This link is used for traditional data communication, while the microwave OC3 link is used primarily for teleconferencing; however each link provides valuable redundancy in case the other should fail.

Each building on […]

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Computing Plans & IT Overview

Maui College Information Technology Services
 

Overview. Information Technology Services is housed in the new Ka`a`ike Technology Center (Fall 2001). It is comprised of media services which supports and produces distance education telecourses and teleclasses, as well as traditional services, such as copying and graphic arts, and computing services which supports the college network, central servers, web activities, user support, and repair/ maintenance of more than a 1100 computers on the tri-island campus.

 

Computing Plans. In 1982, Maui College created its first computing plan to achieve the goals and satisfy the needs determined by a college-wide assessment. Its focus was fourfold: 1) integrate computing into curriculum, regardless of the field of study; 2) create the necessary hardware/software/staff infrastructure to support in-house administrative and academic support computing, including fiscal, personnel, library, and student information systems that could share data with other branches of the University of Hawaii; 3) implement a campus-wide information network to support e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet and file transfer applications; and 4) create a college Cable TV station for delivery of telecourses and teleclasses. Funds for implementing this initial plan came from a five-year Title III grant that began later in 1982.

 

Since Cable TV was not widely available on the Island of Lanai and the remote area of Hana, Maui College developed a distance education technology plan and received a half-million dollar grant from NTIA to engineer and implement the first interactive full-motion video teleconferencing system in Hawaii. The resulting microwave system, SkyBridge, was first used August 1988, connecting UHMC’s Education Centers on the Islands of Lanai and Molokai, and the remote region of Hana, with the main campus in Kahului, Maui.

 

Since the above plans were either finished or nearing completion, a third plan was created in 1988. […]

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Computing Plans & IT Overview

Maui College Information Technology Services
Overview. Information Technology Services is housed in the new Ka`a`ike Technology Center (Fall 2001). It is comprised of media services which supports and produces distance education telecourses and teleclasses, as well as traditional services, such as copying and graphic arts, and computing services which supports the college network, central servers, web activities, user support, and repair/ maintenance of more than a 1100 computers on the tri-island campus.
Computing Plans. In 1982, Maui College created its first computing plan to achieve the goals and satisfy the needs determined by a college-wide assessment. Its focus was fourfold: 1) integrate computing into curriculum, regardless of the field of study; 2) create the necessary hardware/software/staff infrastructure to support in-house administrative and academic support computing, including fiscal, personnel, library, and student information systems that could share data with other branches of the University of Hawaii; 3) implement a campus-wide information network to support e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet and file transfer applications; and 4) create a college Cable TV station for delivery of telecourses and teleclasses. Funds for implementing this initial plan came from a five-year Title III grant that began later in 1982.
Since Cable TV was not widely available on the Island of Lanai and the remote area of Hana, Maui College developed a distance education technology plan and received a half-million dollar grant from NTIA to engineer and implement the first interactive full-motion video teleconferencing system in Hawaii. The resulting microwave system, SkyBridge, was first used August 1988, connecting UHMC’s Education Centers on the Islands of Lanai and Molokai, and the remote region of Hana, with the main campus in Kahului, Maui.
Since the above plans were either finished or nearing completion, a third plan was created […]

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Mission Statement

Mission: Computing Services is a service-oriented department that provides high quality technical support, computing systems and network infrastructure for the Maui College tri-island community.
Function: Computing Services plans, and obtains funding for, acquires, installs, and supports the appropriate/necessary equipment, software and communications for the education, training and use of suitable computer applications for instructional, academic and administrative support of the college’s tri-island community.
Functional Statements:
1. Implement the Computing Plan of Maui College.
2. Facilitate, locally, plans of the University of Hawaii Information Technology Services and IT Offices of the other colleges in the UH system.
3. Assess college computing needs.
4. Obtain funding for software, equipment and program support through budget requests and grant proposals.
5. Acquire and install software and equipment necessary for college computing infrastructure, including network and central servers for file service and printing.
6. Configure and maintain/repair network and server equipment and software that is required for infrastructure, including college web site.
7. Provide programming services to create unique systems or tailor purchased systems for campus-wide or system-wide use.
8. Provide advice and assistance in purchasing departmental and campus unit software, computers and peripherals.
9. Install and configure departmental and campus unit software and hardware.
10. Provide programming and server support/maintenance for departmental or campus-unit systems, such as Compass, Skills Bank, and student digital media file access.
11. Maintain and repair departmental and campus unit computing equipment and peripherals.
12. Inform and train faculty and staff in the use of software/hardware and new systems.

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Mission Statement

Mission: Computing Services is a service-oriented department that provides high quality technical support, computing systems and network infrastructure for the Maui College tri-island community.
Function: Computing Services plans, and obtains funding for, acquires, installs, and supports the appropriate/necessary equipment, software and communications for the education, training and use of suitable computer applications for instructional, academic and administrative support of the college’s tri-island community.
Functional Statements:
1. Implement the Computing Plan of Maui College.
2. Facilitate, locally, plans of the University of Hawaii Information Technology Services and IT Offices of the other colleges in the UH system.
3. Assess college computing needs.
4. Obtain funding for software, equipment and program support through budget requests and grant proposals.
5. Acquire and install software and equipment necessary for college computing infrastructure, including network and central servers for file service and printing.
6. Configure and maintain/repair network and server equipment and software that is required for infrastructure, including college web site.
7. Provide programming services to create unique systems or tailor purchased systems for campus-wide or system-wide use.
8. Provide advice and assistance in purchasing departmental and campus unit software, computers and peripherals.
9. Install and configure departmental and campus unit software and hardware.
10. Provide programming and server support/maintenance for departmental or campus-unit systems, such as Compass, Skills Bank, and student digital media file access.
11. Maintain and repair departmental and campus unit computing equipment and peripherals.
12. Inform and train faculty and staff in the use of software/hardware and new systems.

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Wireless Coverage

Wireless Coverage Around Campus

Click and hold to drag the wireless coverage map or view the entire map here

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Using Room Scheduler

UHMC’s Scheduler employs a webbed calendar system, using a calendar for each schedulable room.  All room calendars have hot pink headers to avoid confusion between schedulable rooms and other UHMC calendar functions.  Viewing the room calendars and inputting new events must be done on campus.  This security measure eliminates potential mischief from Internet users, but also prevents usage for those working from home.

Accessing Scheduler

Scheduler is accessed by clicking on “Calendars” on the blue navigation bar to the left of most UHMC Info web pages.  This displays the Calendars page which has Room Scheduler as an option.  Clicking Room Scheduler accesses the Scheduler page, which lists all schedulable rooms by building and also by two functions: Conference Rooms and Computer Classrooms.

To check the schedule of a room, click on the room.  When the room’s calendar is displayed you can go to the desired month and day much as you would peruse any calendar. From any calendar you can return to the desired portion of the Scheduler page by clicking either Rooms by Building, Computer Classrooms or Conference rooms in the calendar header.  You can return to the UHMC Info homepage by clicking on either of the UHMC logo icons.

If you are looking at a calendar of a conference room, you can go directly to the calendar of another conference room by clicking the desired room from the list at the top of the calendar.  The same is true for computer classrooms, as well;  all computer classrooms listed at the top of computer classroom calendars have links to the other computer classroom calendars.

Instructions

For instructions go to the bottom of each calendar either by using the scroll bar to the right of the calendar or by clicking on the “Instructions are at bottom” link.

Inputting a Single […]

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Computer Purchasing

Purchase of Computing Related Items at Maui College
Requisitions under $200 do NOT need Computing Services initials/signature, except for software and items that will be plugged into the network, such as wireless access points, wireless routers, hubs, switches, or printers.

All computers/servers that are purchased must have as a minimum a three-year warranty and three years of onsite support (minimum support is Mon.-Fri. next day service); the exception is laptops which normally must be sent back to the company for repair.

Requisitions for computers that are more than $2500 must go to super-quote, unless items are under a contract; in which case price reasonableness must be shown by comparing contract with non-contract prices for computers with identical specifications.

No equipment for wireless networking (wireless access points, wireless routers) should be acquired without Computing Services prior approval. Therefore if P-Cards are used, please notify Computing Services (Mike Albert with CC to fsegundo@hawaii.edu) via e-mail prior to the purchase to make sure equipment is appropriate and how it must be installed.

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Acceptable Use Policy

General Statement: This policy outlines the conditions under which Maui College computers and network resources may be used. The policy covers usage by faculty and staff, as well as students. Computer and network access in computing labs, microcomputer classrooms, the library, and via student central server accounts is a privilege, not a right. Access to computers and network resources is granted for academic purposes. Like other publicly-funded resources, computing facilities and network access cannot be used for commercial purposes without proper written authorization from Maui College.

Copyright Laws: Unauthorized copying or transfer of copyrighted materials, including software is prohibited. Therefore copying of most software which resides on microcomputer classroom, lab or library systems or servers is likely a copyright violation. Software that can be legally copied is available and so-designated on UHMC info, UHINFO and other web sites. However, such software should only be downloaded to a diskette provided by the student (or to the student’s central computing system account); such software should never be downloaded to the hard drive of a system in a microcomputer classroom or lab.

Etiquette: The user is expected to respect the rights of others in the local and world wide network computing communities. Refrain from the use of inflammatory, profane or obscene speech. Do not encourage or trick anyone into viewing, or listening to, something that the individual might find offensive. A good guideline for acceptable language and behavior in a microcomputer classroom or lab is that language and behavior which would normally be used in making a classroom presentation. Use good judgement when employing email mass distribution lists; it is highly unlikely that all UHMC students or all faculty share your particular interests or sense of humor, or welcome additional email clutter into […]

By |November 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Acceptable Use Policy

General Statement: This policy outlines the conditions under which Maui College computers and network resources may be used. The policy covers usage by faculty and staff, as well as students. Computer and network access in computing labs, microcomputer classrooms, the library, and via student central server accounts is a privilege, not a right. Access to computers and network resources is granted for academic purposes. Like other publicly-funded resources, computing facilities and network access cannot be used for commercial purposes without proper written authorization from Maui College.

Copyright Laws: Unauthorized copying or transfer of copyrighted materials, including software is prohibited. Therefore copying of most software which resides on microcomputer classroom, lab or library systems or servers is likely a copyright violation. Software that can be legally copied is available and so-designated on UHMC info, UHINFO and other web sites. However, such software should only be downloaded to a diskette provided by the student (or to the student’s central computing system account); such software should never be downloaded to the hard drive of a system in a microcomputer classroom or lab.

Etiquette: The user is expected to respect the rights of others in the local and world wide network computing communities. Refrain from the use of inflammatory, profane or obscene speech. Do not encourage or trick anyone into viewing, or listening to, something that the individual might find offensive. A good guideline for acceptable language and behavior in a microcomputer classroom or lab is that language and behavior which would normally be used in making a classroom presentation. Use good judgement when employing email mass distribution lists; it is highly unlikely that all UHMC students or all faculty share your particular interests or sense of humor, or welcome additional email clutter into […]

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