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Acceptable Use What You Need to Know Part IV

Author: ITS

Posted on Feb 17, 2012

Category: General Interest

So far, Information Technology Services (ITS) has outlined how to legally, ethically, securely and responsibly use technology at UNB, defined in UNB’s Acceptable Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) policy.

To finish off this four-part series, we’ll discuss the respectful use of technology at UNB.

Using ICT Respectfully

UNB’s ICT services provide you with tools to help you in your academic, research and professional career. Many of these resources are shared and in public locations, so be respectful, professional, and courteous when using UNB’s technology.  Always:

  • Use Technology RespectfullyBe aware of noise levels. Whether talking with others, using your cell phone, watching videos or listening to music through headphones, keep others in mind when in public spaces and lower your voice and computer sounds. 
  • Be aware of what others can see. When you are viewing confidential information or possibly offensive material online, be aware of others around you that can see your screen.
  • Use resources for intended use. Everyone at UNB shares the same network and bandwidth. If you are downloading material or streaming media for personal purposes, you may be slowing the network down for others that need it for academic, research or work tasks.
  • Share lab computers. Lab computers are for academic purposes. If you have finish your course work and see others waiting for a computer, log off and give them an opportunity to get their course work done too. Also make sure you are only using one computer at a time.
  • Communicate in a professional manner. When communicating with others on behalf of UNB through email, voicemail, texts or tweets be sure to always be respectful. 
  • Create a positive environment. Use technology respectfully, professionally and courteously.

ITS provides you with access to secure, high quality information and communication technologies. It is the responsibility of all users to ensure these services are used legally, ethically, securely, responsibly, and respectfully.  You can read the Acceptable Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) policy found on UNB’s Policy Repository site.

If you have any questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk.

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