Getting Started with the Computer Labs

Logging onto PCs

The username is "Student" and there is no password. Once you log out, any documents and settings you have saved will be deleted, so be sure to copy anything you want to keep to another storage medium.

The computer will automatically log you out after thirty minutes of inactivity.

Installing the Printers and Laptop Stations

Download the installer below to set up the printers; it also includes drivers for the laptop docking stations.

Windows Download (125 MB) You may need to restart your computer to finish installation.
macOS (in progress) Supports macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) and later.

On Windows, an uninstaller will be placed in the "C:\SCS\Seminary Labs" directory.

Using the Laptop Stations

Plug the USB cable on the desk into your PC. Your screen will blink a few times, and you will hear a few beeps as the hardware is configured and installed.

You may have to adjust your screen settings if the computer does not immediately utilize the monitor. We recommend using the same USB port each time, as the PC installs the docking station to that specific port, so if you use a different one it reinstalls the station -- this is not a problem, but requires waiting longer before you are able to use it.

Please ensure you leave the USB cable on the desk when you finish, so the next person will not have to look around or climb underneath the desk to retrieve it. ### On Windows

On Windows 7 or newer, hold the Windows key and press "P" -- a window will come up with four options. Click either "Duplicate" or "Extend" to use the monitor. You can also click "Projector only" to turn the laptop screen off and only use the attached monitor.

Alternatively, click the small monitor icon in the taskbar near the clock.

In the "SCS Docking Station" menu, click either "Mirror" to display the same screen on the monitor and laptop screen, or "Extend" to increase the surface area of your desktop (you can have different windows on each screen).

If you place your laptop at the left, you will want to extend to the right. If the laptop is on the right of the monitor, you will want to extend left.

If the screen display is too large or too small, the screen resolution can be adjusted from this menu as well; smaller numbers result in larger objects.

Clicking "Notebook Monitor Off" will turn the laptop screen off and only use the attached monitor; when you unplug the docking station, the laptop screen will come back on.

On macOS

If the screens are not automatically set up correctly, go to System Preferences > Displays.

In the Displays window, click the "Arrangement" tab near the top. The box image with the bar on top represents your laptop screen, and the other box represents the external monitor. You can drag either monitor to the left, right, top, or bottom, and it will adjust the desktop accordingly. You can also check the "Mirror Displays" box to show the same image on both screens.

Known Issues and Workarounds

Unplug the cable prior to closing your laptop lid -- when the laptop station is still plugged in, the Mac may not sleep until you open the lid and close it again.

Black screen after unplugging the cable This is due to the macOS window server crashing; plug the cable back in, and it will restart. Unplug the cable again.
Layout changes on the Retina Macbook Pro logs you out This is due to the macOS window server crashing.
Logs out during some screen transitions (e.g., Show Desktop)
Accessing Mission Control crashes and logs you out

If you get a "System Extension Blocked" error in High Sierra or later, it is due to stricter security policies. Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General, then click on "Allow" where you see the blocked notification and restart the PC.