Computer Labs

Computer Labs

Office of Information Technology computing labs are located conveniently throughout campus in many academic buildings. These labs are available to all Auburn University students and employees on a first-come-first-serve basis. To use the OIT computing labs, you will need your username and password. The OIT computing labs are open whenever the building is open; however, labs may be closed for special events on campus, when a class is reserved for the lab, or for routine maintenance.

The lab machines are secured by a fiber optic anti-theft system and video surveillance. If you should accidentally set off the alarm, use the lab phone to report the problem to the OIT HelpDesk at 844-4944 and wait for someone to turn off the alarm.

 

OIT Computing Lab Locations

Location # of PCs/Thin Clients Printer Model Printer Location
Comer Hall - 206 20 HP LaserJet 9050 206 Comer
Haley Center - 3350/3362 38 (2) HP LaserJet 9000 Haley 3350
CVM Library 5 (2) HP LaserJet 9050 CVM Library
Lowder Business Building - 011 20 (2) HP LaserJet 9050 011 Lowder
Parker Hall - 252 18 (2) HP LaserJet 9050 256 Parker
Parker Hall - 254 24 (2) HP LaserJet 9050 256 Parker
Parker Hall - 256 16 (2) HP LaserJet 9050 256 Parker
RBD Library - 1st Floor 11 (2) HP LaserJet 9050 1st Floor adjacent to PCs
RBD Library - 2nd Floor
(Learning Commons)
63/9 (4) HP LaserJet 9050 2nd Floor,
behind reference desk
RBD Library - 3rd Floor 17 (2) HP LaserJet 9050
HP 5550 Color
Behind the PCs,
across from the OIT HelpDesk
RBD Library - 4th Floor 17 (2) HP LaserJet 9050 Behind the PCs
RBD Library 1106 - 1st Floor 44 (2) HP LaserJet 9050 1106 RBD Library (1st Floor)
Rouse Life Sciences - 105 20 HP LaserJet 9050 105 Rouse
Student Union 9 (2) HP LaserJet 9050 2nd Floor, next to Postal Kiosk

Printing to an OIT Lab Printer (from anywhere)

Printing to an OIT lab printer from anywhere is for student use only. Standard printing fees will be applied to your eBill account - black & white printing is $0.07 per page if you are printing on one side (simplex) and $0.14 per page if you are printing on both sides of the paper (duplex). A color printer is also available on the third floor of the library. The cost to print in color is $0.50 per page if you are printing on one side (simplex) and $1.00 per page if you are printing on both sides of the paper (duplex).

The options allow students to use AUMR (Auburn University Mobile Release) as the printer.  AUMR is a virtual printer queue to which students may print.  This allows students to print jobs from home, their iOS devices, or anywhere and then release them to a specific lab printer of your choice.

View Your Lab Printing Fees

Print from OIT Lab computers

To print from the OIT labs on campus, you will need to log into the computer with your AU login credentials.  The printer that is physically in the lab is configured as the default printer for the computer you have logged into. When you print directly to the printer in the OIT lab from a lab computer, your printout will include a banner page that identifies the print job as yours by your username.  You will be charged for this page as well.  If you click on the start button and then select “Devices and Printers” you will see other printers listed along with the default printer for the lab you are in.

Along with the default printer you will see the following printers:

  • CutePDF Writer: This will allow you to save your printout to a PDF file format. There is no charge for this selection
  • AUMR: This is the mobile release queue which allows students to release print jobs to multiple printers around campus from OIT computers, personal laptops, and iOS devices.
Print from a Mac

NOTE: If you are not connected to AU_WiFi, you must first join the Auburn network by launching a vpn connection. Visit http://www.auburn.edu/oit/vpn to learn how to instantiate a vpn connection for your device.

  1. Download and install the Tiger Print (aka PaperCut) client from AU Install (http://www.auburn.edu/download).

    Tiger Print Software on AU Install

  2. You must have the PaperCut client running to be able to release your print jobs, so launch the Tiger Print application you just installed. You will then be prompted to login.

    Tiger Print Login

  3. Simply print something. When the print settings appear, choose "Nearby Printers" and select either "AUMR" or "AUMR @ OITPrint".

    Select AUMR as printer for Macs

  4. Your print job is now sitting in the AUMR print queue. To learn how to release the print job to a specific printer on-campus, see "Releasing a print job from the AUMR print queue" (a couple of sections below).
Print from a Windows computer

NOTE: If you are not connected to AU_WiFi, you must first join the Auburn network by launching a vpn connection. Visit http://www.auburn.edu/oit/vpn to learn how to instantiate a vpn connection for your device.

  1. Download and install the Tiger Print (aka PaperCut) client from AU Install (http://www.auburn.edu/download).

    Tiger Print Software on AU Install

  2. You must have the PaperCut client running to be able to release your print jobs, so launch the Tiger Print application you just installed. You will then be prompted to login and a small window like the one below should appear.

    Tiger Print Application

  3. Install the printer.
    1. First, install the printer driver. The HP Universal PCL 5 Driver is available at http://www.auburn.edu/oit/hpuniversal
      1. Select the driver language for your computer and then select the operating system

        HP Universal Driver Website

      2. Press the download button beside the HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL5

        HP PCL5 Download

      3. Click “Run” when prompted
      4. Check USB mode- plug and play
      5. Follow the prompts until it is installed
    2. Now that the driver is installed, you can now install the printer.
      1. Click Start button
      2. Select Devices and Printers
      3. Click "Add a Printer"
      4. Click "The printer that I want isn't listed"
      5. Check "Select a shared printer by name"
      6. Enter "http://printers.auburn.edu:631/printers/AUMR"
      7. Choose "HP" for Manufacturer and "HP Universal Printing PCL 5" for printer type
  4. Simply print something. When the print settings appear, choose the printer you just installed.
  5. Your print job is now sitting in the AUMR print queue. To learn how to release the print job to a specific printer on-campus, see "Releasing a print job from the AUMR print queue" (a couple of sections below).
Print from your iOS Device (iPhone/iPad)

You can print from your phone or tablet as long as you are connected to the AU wireless network (AU_WiFi).

  1. Install the PaperCut printing app
    1. Go to http://tigerprint.auburn.edu:9191/ios/install
    2. Press “Install”, and then press “Install Now”.
    3. If your device has a passcode, you may be asked to enter it.
    4. If you get a message stating “Profile not signed” press "install."
    5. Select Done.
  2. Sign in and print
    1. Go to your apps and select the PaperCut printing app.
    2. Sign in with your Auburn username and password. Your printing balance and recent print jobs will be displayed.
    3. Now that the app is running and you are signed in, you can print from other apps that support printing (Ex. going to your photos and selecting print).

      Note: The PaperCut printing app MUST BE RUNNING before you can print (you should only have to sign in once).

    4. Select print for the job you want to print.
    5. Select AUMR for the printer from your list of available air printers.
    6. When you select AUMR, it will install the printer.
    7. Print your document.
    8. Your print job is now sitting in the AUMR print queue. To learn how to release the print job to a specific printer on-campus, see "Releasing a print job from the AUMR print queue" (section below).

Demo Video

Releasing a print job from the AUMR print queue

Now that you have printed to the AUMR print queue, follow the steps below to release and print your job to any OIT lab printer on campus using your mobile device.

  1. With your mobile device, visit http://tigerprint.auburn.edu/mr and log in with your Auburn username and password.



  2. Once logged in, you may press "Printers" or "Jobs."

    If you choose "Printers," you can either choose a listed printer (your most recently used printers will be at the top) or you can search for your printer by: a) the alternate ID that is listed on the printer, b) the printer name, or c) any other part of the pinter name or description (notice the location of the printer in smaller gray font below the printer name). Results will be filtered as you type.

    Choose the printer where you want your document printed.



  3. Once you have selected the printer, you will see a list of available print jobs to print. Select the print job(s) you want to print and press the “Release" button.


Duplex Printing

Duplex Printing

When you print to AUMR it allows you to print duplex (both sides of the paper) if the lab you are in has a duplex enabled printer.  If you are printing from an OIT Lab machine you are only going to print simplex at this time.

Below is a list of duplex enabled printers:   

  • RBD2ndfllcbw4 (located on the 2nd floor of the library behind the reference desk)
  • HSOP1stfl2 (located in the Harrison School of Pharmacy)
  • HSOP1stfl1 (located in the Harrison School of Pharmacy)

Remember, even though it may be half as much paper used, you are charged for printing to both sides.

Reserving a Lab

To reserve an OIT computing lab for instructional use, notify the Manager of PACS Support at least one week in advance. If the requested use of the lab involves the installation of software, the request should be made at least two weeks in advance.

It should be noted that the primary use of the OIT computing labs is for student walk-in instructional computing. While some labs may be reserved by University departments for instructional purposes, the hours available for reservation are limited. Departments and colleges with strong demands for instructional computing labs are urged to establish their own facilities to meet their own specialized needs.

IT computing labs may not be reserved for events that charge a registration fee that is not included in University tuition.

Software

All of our computing labs are currently running the Windows 7 operating system. Other software installed depends on the lab. Please see the chart below.

Software Parker 252/256 Parker 254,
Haley,
& Rouse 105
Library Lowder
& Comer
Adobe Flash Player ActiveX Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Adobe Flash Player Plugin Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Adobe Reader Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Alertus Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Alice Software IS available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab
Alice 2.0 Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Amos 19 Software IS available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab
Amos 22 Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
ArcGIS Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab
CLEA Software IS available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab
Cute PDF Writer Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Firefox Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Google Chrome Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Haptek Player Software IS available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab
iTunes Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Mathematica 8 Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab
MATLAB R2007b Software IS available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
MATLAB R2011a Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Microsoft Forefront Virus Protection Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Microsoft Live Essentials Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Microsoft Office 2013 Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007 Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Microsoft Silverlight Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Minitab 16 Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
MYITLab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Python 2.5 Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab
Quicktime Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Raswin Software IS available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab
RealPlayer Enterprise Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Respondus LockDown Browser Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Safari Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
SAS 9.3 Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Shockwave/Flash/Authorware Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
SecureCRT Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Sophos Antivirus for V-Shield Software IS available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab
SPSS 19 Software IS available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab
SPSS 22 Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
Turning Point 2008 Software IS available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab
WinSCP Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab Software IS available for this lab
WS-FTP Software IS available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab Software IS NOT  available for this lab

Installing specific software

If the use of a teaching lab requires the installation of discipline-specific software not currently available in the lab, the following policies apply:

  1. The software must be installed by OIT personnel (the assistance of the requesting instructor may be required).
  2. The software must be legal. It is the responsibility of the individual reserving the lab to obtain the correct number of legal copies or an appropriate site license.
  3. The software must not conflict with any software on the OIT support list (i.e., if software on the OIT support list would serve the same purpose, alternative software will not be installed).
  4. OIT will provide no instructional or technical support in the use of the software.
  5. OIT reserves the right to refuse any request for software installation.

 

Last Updated: September 03, 2015