IT Management & Services

 

IT Management and Services (ITMS) is a departmental organization that provides the support necessary for the use and advancement of technology across the campus community.

The ITMS staff provides a wide variety of services and training to the DISTED College community to ensure that users are enabled to gain access to a wide variety of technological knowledge that best suits the academic needs of the campus community.

The ITMS maintains and operates the following facilities for the college:

  • Maintaining classrooms and 6 computer labs for the purpose of teaching and practical work. This involves the installation of the relevant software needed and also ensuring that computers are in good working order.
  • Ensuring the security of the labs by monitoring student’s usage of the computers. The centre is also servicing students with their multifarious needs for information and related help.
  • Providing computers for staff and ensuring that they receive the necessary support so that they are able to use the computers for their day-to-day work.
  • Maintaining servers and Internet Access.

Internet Services

There is ample bandwidth for accessing the Internet and any web-based applications. The college has redundant broadband and wireless PTP connections installed, and adding to these are the WiFi hotspots, to enable students and staffs to have fast and wide access to the Internet resources and communications facilities.


Opening Hours

Yeap Chor Ee Heritage Campus

Monday to Thursday8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Wawasan City Campus

Monday to Thursday9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday9:00 am – 3:30 pm

 


Computer Laboratories 

computer-lab

The computer laboratories are equipped with very capable Intel® Core i7 computers, and with a full range of technical and productivity tools and software. Learning, teaching and work is now pleasant and fun.

Students would be exposed to both Windows and Linux platforms running on a fiber optic and UTP backbone. This gives the students a good understanding and appreciation of these systems when they start their careers.

General Laboratory

All DISTED’s students will have full access to the General Computer Laboratory. It is managed with the assistance from Student Lab and Service Assistants (SLSA). Strict rules are enforced in this lab and the SLSAs are accorded authority in the labs similar to that of DISTED’s full-time staff.

A usage log is kept to monitor and manage the usage of the computers in the lab. Adequate variety of software will be provided in the lab. At times when demand exceeds supply, the students will take turn to use the computers. No student will be able to use a computer for more than two hours if there is another student waiting to use the same computer.

Services provided in the general lab include consultations of PC problems and printing services.

Teaching Laboratories

3 laboratories are designated as teaching laboratories. They will not be opened for general use unless the general laboratory is full.

Multimedia Studio

This lab caters to the needs of students studying multimedia creative arts courses. It is designated and fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities in audio and video recording for teaching and learning purposes.

audio-recording-studio


Computer Laboratory Regulations

To use the computer facilities, students are required to:Produce their DISTED student ID card on demand.

  • Be decently dress and in shoes.
  • Only one user will be allowed per station so that all users may enjoy a quiet, non-distracting working environment.
  • Students are strictly not allowed to add to, alter, deface, disconnect, re-cable or attach any hardware component to the computers in the computer labs. They are not allowed to misuse or attempt to modify the PC configurations or otherwise render non-functional any of the equipment. Any students suspected of doing so will be subjected to investigation and if warranted, disciplinary action.
  • Borrowing and/or removing any hardware component in the computer laboratories without prior permission from the ITMS is forbidden.
  • Students who wish to bring their own computers into the laboratories for presentations must get prior written permission from the ITMS.
  • Pirated software and software that is not required by the courses taught at the college are not to be used on the college’s computers.
  • Keep the computer labs clean and tidy. Students are also required to put things back in their original places, to log off and shut down their computers before leaving the computer labs.
  • The computers and the Internet must only be used for education and/or research purposes.
  • The computers and the Internet shall not be used for the following:
    • To play games or access games on other computer systems.
    • To download or online watching movies/songs.
    • To circumvent or subvert system security measures.
    • To access offensive or pornographic materials.
    • For partisan political purposes.
    • For personal financial gains.

College staff on duty has the sole authority to determine if a student is in compliance with the above rules. Necessary action will be taken against those who do not adhere to these rules.


Computer Usage Priority Policy

Students use the computers for different purposes and there are potentially many users. As such, the use of computers in the college is subject to the following order of usage priority:

  1. Learning the nature and applications of the computer, and computer courses.
  2. Doing and completing assignments for courses undertaken at the college.
  3. Carrying out research for course assignments or projects.
  4. Communication using e-mail for coursework related matters.
  5. Carrying out general research for educational purposes.
  6. Personal communication using the e-mail facility.

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