Jacksonville University was one of the first universities in the nation to
have a completely networked campus, including all residence facilities. Resident
students are provided with their own dedicated network connection. In addition,
multiple, on-campus computer labs and computerized classrooms provide an
exceptionally high student-to-computer ratio.
Four (4) T1 lines power JU’s Internet connection, providing all computers on
our network, including students’ computers, with direct, full-time access to the
Internet for research, education and entertainment. Having these high-speed
Internet connections provides access at speeds up to 60 times faster than
traditional dial-up and eliminates paying monthly connection charges to an
Internet service provider.
Each student is provided with an e-mail account through which he or she can
communicate with professors, other JU students, and worldwide with family and
friends. Students also are encouraged to use JU’s web technologies to share
their ideas online with classmates and faculty. Students also are provided a
“Net-ID” to access JU’s Citrix servers which house all applications required for
Online access to courses is provided through JU’s website: courses.ju.edu.
Faculty post course notes and assignments, hold on-line discussions, and even
administer online quizzes through the server. Jacksonville University also has
online, web-based course registration, grade reporting, and student advising
with the Website: my.ju.edu.
Two large computer labs in the library, one based on the Library of Congress
and the other designed for collaborative work, provide open access to students
in the center of campus. These, along with labs in the residence facilities and
specialized technology classrooms, provide students with open access to a wide
array of technology including Internet, e-mail, scanners, laser and color
JU’s library collection also is available online with over 350,000 items
catalogued and searchable over the network. Powered by Endeavor’s Voyager
software, the same software used by the Library of Congress, this
state-of-the-art system allows students to research a topic in the library using
traditional methods, then follow on with their work from the comfort of their
rooms, searching JU’s resources and all resources on the Internet.