FAQ

Everyone has questions. We just pulled together a few of the frequently asked ones here for you to search. Let us know if you need any additional assistance. We'd be glad to help.

Can I use distribution groups in Gmail?

Yes. All of Doane's email data has been converted to Gmail.

Computer Minimum Requirements
Bring Your Computer to Campus

If you have a computer, you are encouraged to bring it to campus.  The campus is fully wired and supplemented with wireless access in many places. To connect your computer to the campus network and the Internet, your computer must meet the requirements below.


If you do not have a computer but are planning to purchase a machine to bring, please make sure it meets the following minimum requirements.

Minimum Computer Requirements:







Windows Operating Systems
- Minimum -
Macintosh Operating Systems
- Minimum-
Windows 7, 8, 10    

Processor: Pentium 1 GHz or higher

 RAM: 4 GB or higher

            8 GB recommended

 Hard Disk: at least 5 GB of free space

 Ethernet 10/100

 Optional: Wireless 802.11 b/g/n

 Monitor: 1024 x 768 Resolution

 Internet Speed: DSL - 12 MBPS

                              Cable - 20 MBPS

 Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9,10,11

                                  Chrome

                                  Firefox

Camera/Microphone: Class Dependent if not built in you will need to purchase – we recommend 1st tier vendors like Dell, Lenovo, or Apple

 
Mac OSX 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9      

Processor: G3 or higher

 RAM:  4 GB or higher

             8 GB recommended

 Hard Disk: at least 5 GB of free space

 Ethernet 10/100

 Optional: Wireless 802.11 b/g/n

 Monitor: 1024 x 768 Resolution

 Internet Speed: DSL - 12 MBPS

                              Cable - 20 MBPS

 Internet Browser: Safari 5+ 

                                  Chrome

                                  Firefox

Camera/Microphone: Class Dependent if not built in you will need to purchase – we recommend 1st tier vendors like Dell, Lenovo, or Apple

 
   


  

Note: Due to the wide variety of hardware and software configurations possible, we do not guarantee that every computer will work on our campus network.  We will attempt to connect student computers to our network, but realize we may not be able to make some work.
Connect to Campus Wireless

Wireless Network Access


Below is a map of wireless coverage on Doane University Campus.  See the key for coverage information.


WHAT TO CONNECT TO:


If your are registered on campus, the network name or SSID you will connect to is DOANE


If you are NOT registered on campus, the network name or SSID you will connect to is Registration (once connected to this network you will need to step through the registration process and then DOANE will be available)


Note: there is not complete coverage in any building at this time and we do not support wireless in any dorm rooms at this time.   


KEY 


Coverage in lounge areas


Coverage in Common areas


Coverage in classrooms and common areas


Wireless-map

Connecting Wired to the Doane University ResNet

Connecting Wired to ResNet


Each Student is provided with a 100Mbps link to their room via network port. Ports are marked with arrows passing each other. Make sure you do not plug into the phone port. It is on the same wall mount so don't get confused.


There is one port per student. However in some rooms there are only two ports to service 3 people or one port may not work. If this is the case you can check out a 5-port switch from the business office. This switch needs to be turned in at the end of the year, and if not returned your account will be charged $40.

Connecting Your Devices (Phones, PCs, and Gaming Devices)
Connecting Your Devices:



 

Wireless Network:

On your mobile device: Connect to the "Doane" wireless network, then open your browser (Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.) and go to https://www.doane.edu. Register your device and you'll be good to go!


On your PC or Mac: Go to Wi-Fi networks, select "Doane" wireless network, then open your browser (Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.) and go to https://www.doane.edu. Register your device and you'll be online!


To connect your gaming device:Go to Network Access Registration Page and click on the "Click here to register your game console" link. You will need the MAC address for your game system.

Wired Network:

Doane University provides each student with one wired port in their dorm room in addition to their wireless access. This network is known as ResNet. To use this connection you will need an ethernet port on your device and an ethernet cable. Plug the cable into the port in the wall then into your device. Go to Network Access Registration Page and enter your credentials to register the device to your name.



There are certain restrictions on how you can use the network outlined in the Appropriate Use Policy accessible online at https://www.doane.edu/faq/acceptable-use-policy.


 
Copyright Law and Fair Use
Copyright Law and Fair Use

Students, Faculty and staff have an obligation to practice high copyright standards and comply with policies and laws.   


Digital Millennium Copyright Act


The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) passed by Congress in 1998, makes it illegal to copy or share intellectual property--music, videos, games, software and other materials--without permissions.  Doane University adheres to the regulations and guidelines outline by the DMCA. 


Fair Use


Fair Use comprises Section 107 of the Copyright Act and was set up in recognition that free exchange of information is beneficial. Four standards are applied: the purpose and character of the use; the nature of the copyrighted work; the amount and substantiality of the portion used; and the effect of the use on the publisher's potential market.  


However, the vast majority of online music and video sharing is done in ways that do not constitute fair use. The good news is that there are legal sources.


Legal online sources for copyrighted materials  


There are many legal sources for copyrighted material such as music and movies; some are even free.


Fair Use Checklist  


The Motion Picture Association of America


EDUCAUSE - Legal Downloading Resource


Perkins Library 


Doane Faculty Copyright Resources


To learn more about federal copyright laws, you can visit the United States Copyright Office at the Library of Congress. 


 

How do I send to groups that I could send to before, but now can't?

Please contact the Helpdesk (www.doane.edu/helpdesk) or (x8411) or athelpdesk@doane.edu. Give them your name and what groups you need to send to, and they will grant you permissions to these groups in Gmail.

Managing Your Password

To setup your Doane account profile:


Go to https://www.doane.edu/myaccount. Under “Password Reset” section, click on Go to Reset Tool. Enter your Doane Username and click continue. Select Authenticate with E-mail and choose the non-Doane e-mail listed and click Send Pin. When you receive your PIN CODE enter it the in space provided and continue. You will now select 4 challenge questions and answers. The next step will ask you to create a new password for your Doane Account. Please follow the requirements listed and click reset, making sure you get green checkmarks for both your Doane Account and Doane Gmail.


Note: Should you decide to change your password, you will need to use https://www.doane.edu/myaccount. Under the “Password Reset” section, click on Go to Reset Tool. Enter your Doane Username and click continue. Select Authenticate with Challenge Questions and type in the answers you provided. You will create a new password on the next screen.


Password Requirements: Your password must meet 3 of the 4 following criteria:


  • Uppercase letters (A-Z)

  • Lowercase letters (a-z)

  • Numeric characters (0-9)

  • Non-alphabetic character (ie. !, $, #, %, *)

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