- 1 Welcome to the CS support page
- 1.1 CS Technical Survival Guide
- 1.2 Password Reset
- 1.3 Computer Usage Agreement
- 1.4 Main Labs Supported
- 1.5 Dreamspark Premium (Formerly DAA (Formerly MSDNAA)) Information
- 1.6 Full Time Support Staff
- 1.7 Informative Documents
- 1.7.1 MySQL Information
- 1.7.2 SSH Information
- 1.7.3 Senior Project Information
- 1.7.4 Checkout Forms
- 1.7.5 Library Links
- 1.7.6 Surplus Equipment Information
- 1.7.7 Cluster Information
- 1.7.8 Secure File Hosting
- 1.7.9 External Documentation
- 1.7.10 Other Information
- 1.7.11 Proximity Cards
Welcome to the CS support page
If you would like to contact us directly, we can be reached at x6518 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are new to the CS Department or have a basic question, check out this FAQ-esque guide.
- Accounts, Passwords, and Profile Storage
- Getting Around the Command Line
- Virtual Machines
- Class Related Things
- Common Problems
If you have to set or reset your password for any reason, go to password.cs.wwu.edu. You will be prompted to log in to your universal account (so we know who you are) and then you will be able to change your password.
Please DO NOT open multiple password.cs.wwu.edu tabs in your browser! This will cause an authentication error that will not let you set your password.
If you are experiencing any issues while using the website, please come to CF 412 and we will provide you with an alternative.
Computer Usage Agreement
The University's computer usage agreement can be found at https://atus.wwu.edu/responsible-computing-acceptable-use. This agreement applies to all computer labs, offices and meeting spaces managed by the Computer Science Department. Exceptions will be made only when a required assignment in a computer science class specifically authorizes students to violate elements of this policy.
In the Computer Science Department's labs, all computer, network, and lab usage is monitored, including the recording of video in the labs. We retain the right to use this information to investigate violations of the usage agreement. Specifically, the usage agreement forbids students from leaving a mess, propping doors open, or altering any equipment in the labs. Additionally, CF 414 has extra restrictions that prohibit food, drink and noise above a quiet conversation.
While the usage agreement helps us to protect the equipment in our labs it also governs behavior. The faculty and staff of the Computer Science Department require that all students foster an inclusive environment and promote a collegial, academic climate in the labs at all times. Specifically, vulgar language and lewd behavior are unwelcomed in the labs.
Violation of the computer usage agreement may result in a student's account being disabled and access to the labs being prohibited!
Main Labs Supported
The following links redirect to the campus classroom scheduling system. After following a link, click one of the 'Availability' tabs to see the room schedule.
Software Availability in the Lab
Many software packages are available in the Labs. We try to keep the configuration lean and poll faculty quarterly on what they need for the next term. If you are curious about what is on the image, please look at one of the below hyperlinks.
If you would like to request something not on the list, then write an email to CS.Support@wwu.edu and enumerate the package name (and rev if pertinent), the Operating Systems you want it on, the class it is needed for, why it is needed.
Dreamspark Premium (Formerly DAA (Formerly MSDNAA)) Information
Western Washington Computer Science department participates with the Microsoft Dreamspark Premium program. This allows for students to utilize select Microsoft Software for educational purposes (Details and EULA). This includes things such as Windows, Visual Studio, Access, Windows Server, SQL Server, VMWare, etc. It does not include access to licenses of the Office Suite, though for that purpose we recommend looking at LibreOffice.org, or the University might have something. Software is distributed through onthehub.
Sign into onthehub for access to software provided through Dreamspark. Select the area for students, and Imagine Premium for the software.
Software is only available while you are enrolled in a class and cannot be downloaded at any other time. We don't update the enrollment information until the end of the second week of the quarter, this is the end of Phase III registration.
Registering your Dreamspark Account
Your username is your University E-Mail address (email@example.com). You will need to completethe registration process. To do so, please see the process (as it might change subtley) at their help page underneath 'Account' and 'How do I register an account that was created for me?'. Once this process is completed you will have access to the software.
Full Time Support Staff
- Dan van Pelt, Systems Manager
- Dennis Terrell, Systems Administrator
- Kyle Ricks, Systems Administrator
Senior Project Information
Surplus Equipment Information
Computational Science at Western has a Sharepoint site for collaboration. CSAW_Site
Secure File Hosting
Our department's gitlab website can be found at gitlab.cs.wwu.edu. You will use your computer science account username and password to log in.
VeraCrypt has documentation for how to use the software. It can be found here.