In an effort to enhance security for you, the system will identify if Windows laptop users have an anti-virus program installed. For those who do not have an anti-virus program installed, a link will be provided for a free version of Microsoft’s Security Essentials for you to install prior to gaining access. Having anti-virus software is very important to help ensure you are protected against malicious programs.
Other free anti-virus programs that can be installed are listed below:
Avg 2012 http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
Avast 2012 http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download
Avira 2012 http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus
Microsoft Security Essentials http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials
Comcast customers are offered a free anti-virus program as well: http://xfinity.comcast.net/constantguard/Products/CGPS/?cid=NET_33_600
If you have any questions or concerns or need assistance with installation, please see the Help Desk within the computer on the second floor of the library.
Windows Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox Users
Initially when going to SharePoint or MySite you will be prompted to enter your FCSL username and password. Your username must be in the email@example.com format. If you don’t put the @law.fcsl.edu, or if you use your alias, you will not be able to login. The password is entered as usual.
Google Chrome and Safari Users
The procedure to log into SharePoint with either Apple's Safari or Google Chrome is slightly different. For your username, just the C-Number will suffice:
Room 421 can be reserved via the Room Reservation System and has an easy to use computer and video camera for your use. We have included step by step instructions within the room on the use of the camera and computer.
The room is intended for those in need of capturing a quick video for review or course needs without production or editing requirements. Once your video is done, you can connect the camera to your personal laptop and download the video or use the resident computer to copy the video to your personal flash drive or CD / DVD disk.
While we don't offer any official computer-related (i.e.: technically inclined) in our curriculum, we do have resources that Computer Services offers in optional courses over the course of a year.
Typically, we take a small group of interested students and teach them some basics about computer security and how to keep their computer running smoothly.
Recently, we held a small course on the subject of security, and we have three presentations from it:
The message in the image above is designed to protect and inform you. If you get the message while following a link or from clicking on one of your favorites, then it's likely the link in question is out of date and pointing to the non-secure version of the form.
When you try to load that page, you should get a message explaining the situation, once you're ready, click on the "Continue to Secure Version" to continue.
If you think you've gotten this message in error, please contact the webmaster.
Clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, and the like are not currently supported at this time.
The classroom equipment can be daunting. Here is a guide on how to use the basic operations.
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Signing up for E2Campus is simple. We have an all-in-one page that allows you to either login to your existing account, or sign up for a new one.
Please visit our sign up page for more information.
You will need to download and install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats from Microsoft.
There are many vendor choices for purchasing a laptop, some of the common vendors are:
There also a number of 3rd party vendors who can offer educational discounts such as:
Dell offers special discounts on the Florida Coastal account page to students and faculty/staff with valid @law.fcsl.edu and @fcsl.edu e-mail addresses. Just visit www.dell.com/floridacoastal!
Apple offers educational discounts to qualified persons and institutions. To access Florida Coastal's educational page, visit the Apple Store, then click on the Educational Store link. You can find Florida Coastal in the list by either entering 'Florida', or '32256' or just 'Florida Coastal Sch of Law'.
Either the MacBook or MacBook Pro are more than adequate for use on the Coastal Law campus.
Note: To participate in ExamSoft exams, you will need MacOS 10.5.8 (or later - "Leopard" or "Snow Leopard") running on an Intel-powered Mac with at least 512mb of RAM and 50 mb of free disk space.
Microsoft Office (both Windows and Mac) is strongly recommended. The Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition is usually recommended. We also have, available for checkout from the Library Reference desk, Corel WordPerfect Suite. This is free from Coastal Law to our students and faculty.
Adobe products like Acrobat Professional and the Creative Suite are also available to students and faculty at a substantial discount from our e-store.
For Windows users, a good anti-virus package is recommended. There are many choices in this arena, here is a small sampling:
We do have a computer lab on campus that can be used for word processing and research with Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis.
Configuration instructions are available in the computer lab and we ask that configure your system the initial time.