Lab Policies

CoB Computer Lab Policies and Procedures:

Because the subject matter of MIS and AIS are so thoroughly involved in the use of computers, these concentration areas will normally have first priority on teaching use of the BBC computer labs.

Before the start of each semester, the MIS and AIS schedulers will work with their faculty to schedule the labs required. Faculty from other areas should make their computer lab semester-long teaching requests through their departments' schedulers at least 3 weeks before the beginning of a semester to coordinate with the MIS and AIS schedulers. The MIS and AIS schedulers will attempt to make reasonable accommodations to resolve conflicts. The teaching lab schedules will be passed along to the Business Computing Services (BCS) staff one week before the start of the semester and published online.

Ad-hoc requests for teaching lab use should be submitted at least one week before the required date to the BCS staff for scheduling. Semester-long use of the labs for teaching purposes will have priority over ad-hoc requests, which will be accommodated on a first-come-first-serve space available basis. Faculty scheduled to use the teaching labs are expected to make reasonable accommodations to resolve conflicts.

Who Can Use The Labs?

The College Of Business Open Lab (BBC301) is open to Business students ONLY - NO Exceptions. Student are eligible to use the lab if they registered in a Business class, or they declared Business is their major. Please be familiar with the COB lab rules before you access any COB labs.

If the person is not registered a Business class (after the official add/drop day of the semester), or Business major, then they are not allowed to use the labs for any purpose - even to "print one page".

Lab Usage Fees:

Many non-Business students will ask you "Why are the labs only open to Business students?" The answer is simple - most Business classes include a $15 lab fee each semester, and the money is used to purchase equipment, software, and pay student assistants. We get NO money from the campus or the State to run the labs, so only Business students are allowed inside. Because we charge money we must be sure to give them a good deal for their money - so our labs must be reliable and accessible, and our staff must be friendly, helpful, and courteous.

New Logon Accounts:

Your COB logon ID is your 9-digit student ID number, which printed at the back of your
Student ID card.

Your password is:

last 2 chars. of your last name +
last 4 digits of your student ID number

For example, student ID # of John Smith is 000123456. So John should enter these when logon:

User name: 000123456
Password: th3456
Log on to: LAB

You are required to change your password when the first time you logon. Make sure you remember your new password.If you found you cannot logon to your account, please contact the on-duty Lab Assistant for help.

COB Labs are only for COB students, and only COB students will receive a logon account.

Before you can print to a system printer in COB Labs, you need to add a printer to your account:

In Start > Settings > Printers,double-click on Add printer, then click on Next.

Select "Network printer", click Next

Select "Type the printer name, or click Next to browse for a printer", click Next

Select a printer name (bc302a and bc302b in BBC302 Open Lab) under LAB\LAB-EARTH, click "Next"

Click Next to set it as the default printer, click Finish

  • There is no home drive space for a student logon account. You need to bring with your removable storage disk to store your documents as before. A USB Flash thumb drive is highly recommended. Please DO NOT leave any files on the local hard drive.
  • User IDs and passwords will be created for registered COB students after the official add/drop day. User must use the COB facilities responsibly. All illegal activities are prohibited, and will be referred to law enforcement institutes when needed.

COB Lab Rules:

The basic lab policies are as follows:

  1. First come first served, no seat reservations
  2. No unplug any cable
  3. No food, drinks, and smoking
  4. No cellular phone chatting
  5. No group meeting, computer gaming, and pornography viewing
  6. No software installations by users
  7. Open lab may closed for class lab sections
  8. No excessive noise
  9. No non-staff members allowed behind the service counter
  10. Do not save your work on lab computer
  11. Labs only for current COB students
  12. No any interruption on printers

These policies are to be enforced without exception. Any student found violating these policies should be warned, and asked to leave if they persist. If the student gets upset, or a problem develops, ask the Lab Manager to deal with them or call the University Policy Department.

For any improper use or abuse use of the Lab computers and COB network, the student's logon account will be banned. Further legal action may be pursuit. Request of the re-enable of the logon account must be initiated by a COB Department Chair, or higher level.


Individuals using computers in the labs are subject to having all activities on this system monitored by system or security personnel. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring.


Printing policy in College of Business Labs.

Users are not allowed to put their own paper in any lab printers. If a student wants to print on special paper or other media, tell them to go to a commercial copy houses.

Internet Access:

Internet access in the BBC Building is only for COB faculties, staff, and currently enrolled COB students. An antivirus software and have the most updated antivirus definitions on your computer are required.


Please properly setup your computer before hook it up to any data port in a BBC classroom. A setup procedure for Windows 98 is available here. It may also apply to other Windows versions. You need to bring your own CAT5 RJ45 LAN cord for the connection.


In order to access the wireless network, you must have a wi-fi ready PDA or laptop, and your SJSUOne account activated. Please contact University Helpdesk at (408)924-2377 for any issues.

Lab Bulletin Boards:

Bulletin Boards in COB Labs are only for flyers from BCS. No others flyers are allowed to post on the boards. We will remove any non-BCS flyers or materials from the board when found.