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Computer facilities are also classrooms. During normal class hours, if you are not scheduled in a computer lab, you should not be there.
Computer Health & Safety
Constant exposure to working with a computer can often pose many difficulties. Eye, back, wrist, and arm injuries can often occur – some of them can be serious and lasting in nature. At the beginning of each term the technician will reacquaint you with proper safety precautions that you must take to prevent injury. It is also most important to take a ten-minute break each hour and do proper exercises. Make a note of and bookmark York's Occupational Health & Safety website and refer to it on a monthly basis to maximize your future health and safety.
Digital Locker Access
Each student is allocated 5G of data storage space for the length of their BDes education. Registered non-major students are also allocated 5G of storage space for the period they are registered in YSDN courses.
To access your Digital Locker space, via the Finder, go to Go > Connect to Server ... > and type in the following: digital-locker.design.yorku.ca
Enter your “User name” and “Password.” Your personal space will be located in the folder thread: YSDNSTUD_[last number of your student number]>[your name].
The issue of intellectual property is particularly significant for designers, who will spend their careers generating intellectual property (IP) and working with the IP of clients, illustrators, photographers and colleagues. Computing and access are not a right, but a privilege, according to university policy. Students have a duty and a responsibility to act ethically and professionally in order to retain that privilege, as we cannot possibly police all student activity. Any students found abusing this privilege, by misusing facilities or illegally downloading materials, will face potentially severe penalties, outlined in the policies of both York and Sheridan.