Where do I start? I’m new.

This article is a quick guide to help get you started with technology at the law school.

Getting Help

Below are a few websites and links you should bookmark for law school technology help.

Managing University Accounts

To manage and update your University Account passwords browse to: https://myaccount.sc.edu.

Email Setup

New Students follow the steps found in our Student Email Setup article.

Accessing WiFi

Students, faculty, and staff may connect to the “eduroam” network with their University ID and Password. The network requires your device to have virus protection. Avoid using the “uscguest” network. It tends to run slow and is unsecured.

  • Connect your devices to the eduroam by selecting the network, then entering your network username followed by @ds.sc.edu. You then enter the password associated with your network username.
  • Regardless of your email suffix, you must enter @ds.sc.edu behind your network username in order to connect to eduroam. Example: your email address is jdoe@mailbox.sc.edu. You must enter jdoe@ds.sc.edu as the username for eduroam.
  • Individuals who have already returned to campus and previously connected to eduroam may need to “forget” the network and reconnect to it. Instructions are available for Apple and Windows.
  • For further information, please read “New Way to Connect to WiFi on Columbia Campus”.
  • The eduroam network is available in all buildings on the Columbia campus.

University Multifactor Authentication: The University requires the use of multifactor authentication to access various university systems (such as Self Service Carolina).

Wireless Troubleshooting: If you are having trouble with wireless connectivity, try turning off and on your wireless antenna. If this does not solve your problem, restart your device. If you are still having trouble, please contact us for assistance.

Blackboard/Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

During the Fall 2020 Semester, most online classes will be taught using the University’s Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS), specifically using the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra tool.

Academic Technology Student Tutorial on Blackboard and Blackboard Collaborate

Printing & Scanning

For the fall 2020 semester, the number of Commons Area workstations has decreased from twenty-four to eight, due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements.  The number of printers in the commons has stayed the same.

Commons Area Workstation Printing: Use your Network ID and Password to sign-in to the commons area computers. When you are ready to print, you can select Commons 1, Commons 2 or Commons 3 black and white printers, or the Commons Color printer.

You have $40 print credit per academic year (August through July of the next year).

If you run out of print credit and need to add money to your CarolinaCard you may do so under the “Students” tab on http://my.sc.edu .

  • Click on “Manage Carolina Card Account” under the personal section on the right-hand side of the page..

Wireless Printing: When you are ready to print on your laptop/notebook computer, browse to https://appeal.law.sc.edu/login.

  • Use your Network ID and Password to login and print with your print credit.
  • For more direction see our Wireless Printing Article.

PDF Printing: When printing PDF documents from TWEN on the commons area computers, first save your document to the computer and then open it with Adobe Reader to send it to the printer.

Scanning: The circulation desk can assist you with scanning documents with the Bookeye Scanner on the first floor of the library.

Computers

Hardware

A laptop is required for law school. Make sure your computer meets our Recommended Minimum Specifications.

Apple – University of South Carolina Apple Education Site

Dell has provided the law school with standard configurations for purchase at www.Dell.com/USC/LAW

Software

Windows 10 Education: Upgrade your version of windows home and get discounts to software with Kivuto at: https://uscschooloflaw.onthehub.com/

Office 365: To get Office365 for free, sign-into your student email at https://outlook.com/email.sc.edu. Click on the Gear icon in the upper right and select “Office 365”.

Panopto: Panopto is the lecture capture system used throughout the law school for various classes and events. You will be provided instructions for using Panopto when required by your professor for class lectures or assignments.

CALI: The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit consortium of law schools, law libraries, and related organizations. They provide law school’s with access to shared instructional material. To access these materials you need the following Code: SOUCARstu188 (case sensitive)

Academic Technology Events & Training

Legal Tech Seminars: We offer free Technology Seminars each semester on select Thursdays at 8am in the Judge Karen Williams Courtroom. These seminars will offer you significant insight into the use of technology in legal practice. It provides a chance to network with attorneys attending the seminars. Check the Law School Website for this years schedule and session details.

Popup Tech Talks: Students have questions about updated technology skills they need in law school and in their future work. But it’s hard to find time for lunch-and-learn sessions with so many other important activities taking place during the lunch hour. That’s where our Popup Tech Talks coming into play. Check the Popup Website for this year’s session details.


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Updated on 13 August 2020

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