Computing

Services & Facilities

 

Computing facilities throughout the Freeman School include virtual computer labs, a general purpose lab, a financial analysis lab, a computer classroom, a Trading Room, a behavioral lab, research stations in the library, teaching stations in each classrooms and e-mail stations.

If you need assistance, email abftech@tulane.edu or call 504-314-2238.

Computer Lab Access

Students can access the computer lab in GWBC 209 with their Tulane Splash Card during regular operating hours. The lab is closed during Tulane University holidays and breaks.

  Building and Computer Lab Hours Lab Support Hours
Monday - Thursday 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday

6:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The computer lab is located in GWBC 209, and lab support is in or near GWBC 205.

The Financial Analysis Lab is located in GWBC Room 340 and support is provided by the Turchin Library front desk.

 

Policies

The Computing Policies at the Freeman School work in conjunction with the university's computing policy published by Tulane Technology Services.

Computer Specifications & Requirements

Student computers must meet the specifications as outlined by the Freeman School. These required computer specifications will meet your needs in the classroom, and should be adequate throughout your tenure in the Freeman program. Students are expected to utilize their computers during classroom instruction as determined by their instructors. These pages contain the information that you, as a Freeman School student, require to plan your computer purchase, configure your computer for the Freeman network, find answers to questions, and more.

Basic requirements for all programs are:

Note that in order to support specialized software required for the Freeman School courses, the Windows operating system will be required. Apple Macintosh computers running the Macintosh operating system, macOS, will not be able to run some of the required course software.

The following do not meet the requirements and are incapable of running the required operating system and applications.

  • Chromebooks
  • iOS devices such as iPads and iPhones
  • Macintoshes running macOS
  • Windows Server platforms
  • Windows RT
  • Linux

Student Information

Your Access to Tulane and Freeman Business School Resources: Tulane User Account and Splash Card

See Computer Specifications & Requirements section for required computer specifications that will meet your needs in the classroom, and should be adequate throughout your tenure in the Freeman program.

Printing

  • Printing with Pharos for students
  • Business School printer names begin with ABF
  • Printing to Pharos network printers costs 10 cents per page. Color printing is available in GWBC 209 computer lab at the rate of 70 cents per page.  At the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters, student accounts begin with 500 black and white pages of print credits.  The initial 500-page balance covers the required printing in most classes.  If students require additional print credits, then Tulane Splash card credits should be used.

Logging onto Freeman Computers

  • Students log in to Freeman computers with their Tulane user name and password.
  • Freeman Lab VDI - The Freeman Lab VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) can be accessed over the Internet using your computer.
    • Go to freeman.tulane.edu/computing, green accordion Support section for video and written tech notes.
    • The Freeman Lab VDI has the same applications as the physical computers in GWBC Computer Lab 209 and GWBC Computer Classroom 180.
  • AppsAnyWhere is Tulane's software delivery and virtualization solution designed for students and faculty, enabling Tulane to deliver apps to any device, on and off campus.
  • Computer Labs
    • The general purpose computer lab in GWBC Room 209 has 25 multimedia workstations, two Pharos black and white printing stations and one color print station nearby.
    • Financial Analysis Lab is in GWBC Room 340 and has 12 Bloomberg terminals.
  • Computer Classrooms
    • GWBC Room 180 has 50 workstations and a Pharos print station.
    • The Trading Room has 48 workstations with specialized applications such as Refinitive, Eikon, Trading Technologies, Morningstar and others.
    • Each classroom has an instructor console with computer, projection, video, and sound capabilities. Instructors and students use these facilities for lectures and presentations in class.
  • Do store documents that you create on your OneDrive (part of Office 365) or third-party online cloud storage.  This will also allow you to share data and large files with team members.
  • Do backup your files to a removable media or cloud storage.
  • Don't save files to a Freeman Business School computer. This will cause loss of data upon logout.
  • Logoff before stepping away from computer

Tulane Account Services

Security For Your Notebook Computer

Computer Assistance

Last updated: 5/25/2022

Faculty & Staff Information

Tulane Accounts for Students to Access Freeman Network Resources

If you require that your students have access to Freeman Business School resources such as computers, Freeman VDI, and network printers for your class, please follow the steps outlined here to request student accounts. We require that requests for student accounts come from faculty or from the directors of our various programs.

If you have students in your class who need access to Freeman network resources such as logging onto Freeman computers, the Freeman VDI and network printing, please email your list to the Business School IT staff at abftech@tulane.edu.

Who has accounts?
Graduate and BSM students, with few exceptions, will already have Freeman accounts. Business minors may have access if they were a business school student in a prior semester and used their account at least once. Non-business students will likely not have access. In some exceptional cases BSM students may not have access, depending on factors such as the date that they declared the BSM as first major and registered for a course.


Box

Cloud-based storage is available using Tulane's enterprise Box online storage or OneDrive (part of Office 365) for students, faculty and staff.

Best recommended practice is to regularly backup your computer's documents to Box or OneDrive.  Do not back up entire computer.

VPN

When off campus connect using Tulane VPN through the Pulse VPN client to access administrative applications like Banner, EBS, etc.


NetOp Vision Classroom Control Software

The computer classroom GWBC Room 180 and Behavior Lab Room 121 are equipped with NetOp Vision classroom control software. Using the NetOp Vision software, instructors can monitor student workstation activities, distribute and collect documents from students, broadcast a student workstation to the screen, take control of a student workstation, or blank all student workstations. Instructors can also control which applications can be used and can even block the use of the Internet.

Contact Jean Mouton for detailed instructions.


Hurricane Preparedness Info

In preparation for storm season please take a moment to review and update your Freeman Directory record, including the emergency contact information. In the event of an evacuation the information you provide here will be a critical resource for Freeman School administration to communicate with you.

Click here to access the directory.

If you need further assistance please contact Web Services.

About the Computer Lab

Software packages available for use in the lab:

  • Operating System and Tools

    • Windows 10
    • Edge, Chrome, Firefox
    • TrendMicro OfficeScan
  • Application Software
    • Adobe DC Pro
    • GMetrix SMS
    • Libre Office
    • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2021
      • Word
      • Excel
      • PowerPoint
      • Access
    • Crystal Ball
    • MatLab
    • Putty
    • Quickbooks
    • R and R Studio
    • SmartDraw
    • SPSS
    • SAS
    • NotePad++
    • VLC
  • Student Workers, located near GWBC Lab 209, are available for assistance with printing.

  • Business School IT staff computer assistance
    • For your convenience remote assistance will be provided by a Business School IT staff member for issues accessing Business School computing resources Monday - Friday, 8:30AM to 5:00PM.
    • Go to freeman.tulane.edu/computing, green accordion Support section for video and written tech notes.
    • Call the help line at (504) 314-2238
    • Send an email to abftech@tulane.edu

Support

Getting Help From Business School Information Technology

  • Business School IT computer assistance
    • For your convenience remote assistance will be provided by a Business School IT staff member for issues accessing Business School computing resources Monday - Friday, 8:30AM to 5:00PM.
    • Go to freeman.tulane.edu/computing, green accordion Support section for video and written tech notes.
    • Call the help line at (504) 314-2238
    • Send an email to abftech@tulane.edu
  • Find an answer in the below tech notes.

Business School IT Support Staff are available by appointment

Kevin Ammentorp
GWBC Room 154

Wayne Dolese
GWBC Room 205

Jason McFarland
GWBC Room 205

Jean Mouton
GWBC Room 205

Matthew Wan
GWBC Room 205

 

 

Tom Gerace is Assistant Dean for Information Technology and Media Services for Business and Law Schools

TechNotes

TechNotes are locally written documentation describing the use of computing facilities at Freeman.

Accessing the Freeman Lab VDI

The Freeman Lab VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) image can be accessed over the Internet using your computer. The Freeman Lab VDI has the same applications as the physical computers in GWBC Computer Lab 209. Pharos network printers are available for printing.

Software & Web Applications

Wireless Network Connection

Printing

Digital Signatures

Using a Macintosh