content last updated 10-09-2018
UNIQUE USER ACCOUNTS
A lab user requires an account unique to the Department of Art + Architecture, and separate from their myUSF account, to log into our lab computers. We call this account your "XARTS Labs Account".
Each semester, the Technical Director automatically creates XARTS Labs accounts for lab-eligible students and faculty, and upon request for any faculty, staff, or student staff affiliated with the department.
NEW LAB STUDENTS: PRE-ENROLLED
The Technical Director creates accounts for new students who are enrolled in lab-based courses prior to the first day of classes each semester and notifies them of their user name and password via e-mail. Typically, these are a new account's default credentials:
- User Name: same as their myUSF user name
- Password: their USF student ID number
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn how to change your XARTS Labs account password.
NEW LAB STUDENTS: DURING ADD/DROP
The Technical Director will automatically create accounts for students who appear in official enrollment lists for lab-eligible courses during the add/drop period.
Students will be notified by the Technical Director when their personalized account has been created.
If necessary, an instructor can assign a shared, temporary guest account to a student until they've officially added the course and the Technical Director creates their account. The Technical Director sends the user names and passwords for these guest accounts to labs instructors via email at the start of each semester.
The Technical Director disables these guest accounts shortly after the add/drop period ends each semester.