Users Manual

Submitted by sbrewer on Tue, 03/01/2016 - 14:45

What is the BCRC?

The BCRC is a Computing Facility in the Department of Biology (311 Morrill Science Center, Building III). Macintosh computers are available for use by Life Sciences students and faculty. If you have questions, please send email to or call 545-3631.

When is the BCRC open?

During the academic year, the BCRC is staffed by student consultants Monday through Thursday from 8am - 9pm (until 5pm on Fridays). Check the Reservation Schedule for hours when the BCRC is being used for classes. Summer and intersession hours are unofficial, but the facility is usually open anyway. The Director, Steven D. Brewer, collaborates with faculty and students to develop resources and course websites.

Who can use the BCRC?

The BCRC provides accounts to students taking life science courses: Find/Activate your account & change password. Accounts are generated automatically for students in Biology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry courses. Students and faculty associated with other life science courses may request accounts for their course.

Can I print in the BCRC?

The BCRC supports several public printers, including a poster printer, and printers in teaching labs and provide a quota of printing without charge. We use a Print Release System to regulate student printing. Students with a demonstrated need for additional pages can request more.

The BCRC does not have a color printer.

When you print, you will be required to authenticate. You can save your password in the keychain, so you don't need to re-enter it for each print job. Use the Print Release shortcut on the desktop of lab computers to visit the Print Release page. Once all your jobs are queued, you can release them all together, which makes it easier to collect your prints.

To access the poster printer read the associated documentation.