Mobile Lab Checkout Procedures

1.  Check the calendar below to see when/if a mobile lab is available.  The calendar is updated as requests are made and confirmed.  Remember:  during an assessment window, priority is given to subjects being assessed.  

2.  Email Lori Falcon (lori.falcon@ops.org) with your request.  Include your name, dates needed, room number and number of students.

3.  The teacher will receive confirmation of checkout via email.  

4. Teachers should not sign up for mobile labs when a substitute is planned for the class.  If the lab has been checked out and the teacher is absent, another lesson should be given to the class.

5.  The teacher may pick up the cart at the designated time.  NOTE:  Teachers are responsible for transporting the cart to the classroom.  Students are not allowed to transport/push the cart.

6.  Return the cart after your scheduled time, so it may be charged and available for other checkouts.

CART LOCATIONS:
C0  Cart #0 - Room 049  (Candi Kadar)   C0 checkout/LT issues form
C1  Cart #1 - Room 120  (Sara Danielson)  C1 checkout/LT issues form
C2  Cart #2 - Room 235  (Lori Falcon/Corban Williams)  C2 checkout/LT issues form
C3  Cart #3 - Room 315  (Matt Aguilar)  C3 checkout/LT issues form

Checkout calendar

Classroom Use of Laptops

In class check out of computers

  • When unplugging the laptop from the cart, make sure to tuck the cord back in the appropriate slot 
  • Power-up your computer
  • Be patient!  Sometimes it takes a few minutes to run scripts – especially if the person who used it before you didn’t shut it down properly.
  • Never close the machine and put it back in the cart if it isn't working properly. 
  • Food and drinks should NOT be anywhere in the classroom when laptops are in use.


Basic troubleshooting

  • Make sure the wifi light is on before you assume it doesn’t work.
  • If the machine says “running low on resources”, do a normal RESTART and the computer should work fine after that.
  • “Safe Mode” click enter and it should start fine.
  • When in doubt always RESTART the computer before you assume it is not working.  


Reporting problems

  • Please record any problems, damage, etc. on the log.
  • Students should report problem to the teacher.
  • At some point during the day, the teacher should report the problem to Tech Support (David & Ken) central-ts@ops.org or  ext. 3344


Proper Shut down

  • Do a complete shut-down (don’t just logoff or shut the computer)
  • Wait for screen to go completely black before closing
  • If it is taking too long or wants to run updates leave it open and give it to the teacher. The updates are important!
  • Explain the consequences of not waiting


Returning laptops to the cart

  • Make sure they are completely off. Otherwise, they don’t charge properly
  • Make sure they go the in proper space 
  • Plug them in and tuck the cord into the side if it has fallen out
  • Carts are on a rotational charging timer, so not all laptops charge at all times.


Teacher Responsibilities

Ultimately, it is the teacher’s responsibility to make sure laptops are returned to the cart, plugged in and ready for the next user. Ideally, the teacher should stand at the cart and help with check-in.  When this is not possible the teacher should pick a responsible student to assist with the task.

Security

  • Keep the cart locked when not in use - even if the room door is locked!
  • Store the cart key in a secure location.
  • Verify all laptops are returned to the cart in the appropriate spot at the end of each use.
  • DO NOT log into a laptop using your credentials and allow anyone else to use it.

Cancellations & Changes

To cancel the use of the carts:
    
Send an email to Lori Falcon stating your name and the date you would like removed from the calendar. A confirmation email will be sent for cancelation.


To reschedule the use of the carts:
    Send an email to Lori Falcon stating your name, the original date you requested and the new date requested.

    If there is a snow day, delay or early dismissal, the calendar will not be moved back to accommodate that change.  The teacher affected by this will need to sign up for the mobile lab for another time.