Computer Labs

Computer Labs

General Information

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.

OIT Computing Lab Locations

Location # of PCs Thin Clients Printer Model Printer Location
Comer Hall - 206 20   1 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
1 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)
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. 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 lab computer with your AU login credentials. The printer for that compter lab is configured as the default printer for the machine you have logged into. A seperator page will be printed for identification with each print job.

Print from your PC or Mac

In order to print to the OIT printers located across campus from your personal computer or Mac over a wireless connection, you must be signed into AU_WiFi. This will give you the option to release the print job from your mobile device to OIT printers across campus. This option will NOT print a banner page; instead, there will be a light watermark on the bottom of each page for identification.

  1. Download the VPN client.

    Visit http://www.auburn.edu/oit/vpn and follow the instructions for your device.

  2. Download the Papercut client.

    The Papercut client is available for download at AU Install (http://www.auburn.edu/download). Installation should be straightforward -- just follow the prompts.

  3. Install the printer.

    Windows OS
    First, install the printer driver. The HP Universal PCL 5 Driver is available at http://www.auburn.edu/oit/hpuniversal
    • Select the operating system for your device
    • Press the download button beside the HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL5
    • Click “Run” when prompted
    • Check USB mode- plug and play
    • Follow the prompts until it is installed

    Now that the driver is installed, you can now install the printer.

    • Click Start button
    • Select Devices and Printers
    • Click "Add a Printer"
    • Click "Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer"
    • Click "The printer that I want isn't listed"
    • Check "Select a shared printer by name"
    • Enter "http://printers.auburn.edu:631/printers/AUMR"
    • Choose "HP" for Manufacturer and "HP Universal Printing PCL 5" for printer type.

    Mac OS and iOS

    • Select print for the job you want to print
    • Select AUMR for the printer from your list of available air printers
    • When you select AUMR, it will install the printer

    Once the Papercut client and the printer are installed on your computer, you will be able to print from wherever you are located and then release the job to the printers when you get on campus from your mobile device.

    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)

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



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

    If you choose "Printers," you can search for your printer, which uses autocomplete, or you can look through the list of available printers (notice the location of the printer in smaller gray font below the printer name). Choose the printer where you want your document printed.



  6. Select the print job(s) you want to print and press the “Release" button.


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.

  1. Install the PaperCut printing app
    1. Go to http://tigerprint.auburn.edu:9191/ios/install
    2. Select “Install”, and then select “Install Now”.
    3. If your device has a passcode, you may be asked to enter it.
    4. 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).

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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 XP SP3 operating system. Other software installed depends on the lab. Please see the chart below.

Software Parker 252 & 256 Paker 254 & Haley Library Library Auditorium (1106) Lowder & Comer
Adobe Flash Player ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player Plugin
Adobe Reader
Alertus
Alice        
Alice 2.0  
Amos 20  
ArcGIS        
CLEA        
Cute PDF Writer
Firefox
Google Chrome
Haptek Player        
iTunes  
Mathematica 8      
MATLAB R2007b    
MATLAB R2011a
Microsoft Forefront Virus Protection  
Microsoft Live Essentials
Microsoft Office 2013
Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007
Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010
Microsoft Silverlight
Minitab 16
MYITLab
Python 2.5        
Quicktime
Raswin        
RealPlayer Enterprise
Respondus LockDown Browser
Safari
SAS 9.3
Shockwave/Flash/Authorware
SecureCRT
Sophos Antivirus for V-Shield        
SPSS 19        
SPSS 20  
Turning Point 2008        
WinSCP
WS-FTP        

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.

Lab Hours

During each semester, the OIT computing labs are open whenever the building is open. Sometimes, though, labs will be closed for special events on campus, when a class is reserved for the lab, or for routine maintenance.

Lab Security System

The machines in the OIT Labs are secured by a fiber optic anti-theft system. If you should accidentally set off the alarm, use the lab phone to report the problem to the OIT HelpDesk at 844-4944 (HelpDesk calls are forwarded to the OIT machine room operators after hours), then wait for campus security and someone from OIT to arrive to turn off the alarm.

Last Updated: November 10, 2014