Computer Lab Reservation Policy

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Due to the increasing demand of the academic computer facilities, a general document detailing the policies for computer lab reservations has been outlined. The purpose of the computer lab reservation policy is to provide faculty, staff and students with equitable access to campus computing lab resources. Most computer labs are used as classrooms and they are available for open-access use when there are no classes in session.

  1. There are currently four Computing Services computer labs which can be used for classroom instruction on each campus. They are: D206, D207, D208, and D209 located in the Dreyfuss Building on the Florham Campus. The computer labs located on the Metropolitan Campus are: DH2163 and DH2164 in Dickinson Hall and UH Front Lab (UH22) and UH Back Lab (UH28) in University Hall. Also, there are three multimedia labs; two on the Florham campus and one on the Metropolitan campus. The multimedia labs for the Florham Campus are: D211-Animation Lab and ZEN110 – Graphic Design Lab) located in the Dreyfuss and ZEN Buildings. On the Metropolitan campus, the multimedia lab (MML) is located in Becton Hall Room 403. The multimedia labs are primarily used for courses offered by the FDU School of Arts. All labs used for classroom instruction and general use are equipped with a LaserJet printer and data projector. The Animation Lab is equipped with 3-D printers. All multimedia labs are equipped with ZOOM capability to support hybrid instruction.
  1. To reserve a computer lab, a faculty or staff member must submit a Lab Reservation Request, preferably prior to the start of a semester. This form must be submitted by the instructor who will be teaching the course or department personnel. For the duration of the course or event, a faculty or department personnel member must be physically present in the computer lab with the students or participants. The Computer Lab Reservation Request form is available online at:

This form must be filled out completely and accurately to prevent processing delays.

  1. Requests for the entire semester are processed on a first come first serve basis. These requests are processed by the Scheduling Officers in the Enrollment Services department.
  1. Requests for specific dates during the semester are processed on a first come first serve basis. These requests are processed by the Lab & Operations Manager in the Computing Services department. If all labs are occupied during the requested time, instructors will be asked to either choose a different date or time or plan to make arrangements with other instructors who have the lab reserved during that time. If an agreement cannot be reached between the instructors, the instructor requesting to use the lab should then approach the Dean of their department with the request.
  1. Confirmations will be emailed to the departments or individual instructors making the request. Requests made during the semester will be confirmed based on the preference selected by the requestor on the Lab Reservation Request Form. The processing time for all lab requests made during a semester is one week. Please keep this in mind when submitting your lab reservation requests. To ensure you receive your confirmation in time, submit your reservation one week or more prior to the day the lab is needed. For instructions on How to Reserve a Computer Lab, please see the article listed below.
  1. Any changes made to the original request in day, time, or location will be treated as a new request.
  1. The requestor is responsible for enforcing all lab rules during the time the lab is scheduled. If a student or faculty member is violating lab rules, the lab assistants have the right to approach the individual at that time. To prevent interruption during class time, we stress that the lab rules be adhered to by all occupants including faculty and staff.
  1. Faculty and staff who reserve the computer lab are responsible for notifying the Lab & Operations Manager if the course or the request has been cancelled. This will allow the Computing Services department to keep an updated and accurate schedule.
  1. If a scheduled class is absent for three consecutive weeks without prior notification, the lab reservation will be cancelled, and future reservations will be subject to further questioning before a confirmation is received.

If you have any questions regarding the lab reservation policy, please contact Denzel James via email at:

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Foxit PDF Editor Pro – Quick Start Guide

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Foxit PDF Editor Pro is Fairleigh Dickinson University’s replacement for Adobe Acrobat Pro. Foxit PDF Editor improves document productivity and efficiency. FoxIt PDF Editor Pro can create, convert, edit, and sign PDFs across devices and is available from the FDU Self-Service Portal under “Software” for all full-time faculty and full-time staff only. Due to limited licensing, a request form found at must first be submitted.

Foxit PDF Editor Pro vs. Adobe Acrobat Pro

  • Faster: Foxit PDF Editor Pro uses fewer overall resources and is able to open PDFs faster. Also, due to less overall resources required, there are fewer automatic updates required.
  • Standards-compliant: Foxit PDF Editor Pro works with existing PDFs and uses the PDF standard which makes it cross-compatible with Adobe Acrobat.
  • More secure: Foxit PDF Editor Pro offers better protection against security vulnerabilities than it’s Adobe counterpart.
  • Familiar user interface: Using the Microsoft Office style ribbon user interface makes transitioning from Adobe Acrobat a breeze.
  • Better editing: FoxIt PDF Editor Pro uses word processor like features to offer better text and image editing.
  • Compatibility: Files created with FoxIt PDF Editor Pro are fully compatible with Adobe Acrobat. Also, files created with Adobe Acrobat are fully compatible with FoxIt PDF Editor Pro.

Comparison Charts

For a full comparison list as well as a list of added features please view the comparison charts below.

Create and Export PDF
FeatureFoxit PDF Editor ProAdobe Acrobat Pro
Create industry standard PDF files from virtually all PC applications and the clipboard
One-click PDF creation from IE, Edge, Chrome, and Firefox
One-step PDF creation from Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Convert PDF to Microsoft® Office, HTML and image formats
Append created PDF to an existing file
PDF Printer
Edit PDF
FeatureFoxit PDF Editor ProAdobe Acrobat Pro
Editing from Client
Editable Forms
Add/Remove/Reorder pages
Merge PDF (Local)
Merge PDF (Network)
Collaborate and Share PDF
FeatureFoxit PDF Editor ProAdobe Acrobat Pro
Scan and OCR PDF
FeatureFoxit PDF Editor ProAdobe Acrobat Pro
Scan to create new PDF
Scan to insert into existing PDF
Convert scanned/image-based PDFs to searchable editable documents
Find OCR Suspects and mark them as not text or edit the recognition results in batchNot in Batch
Scan Presets
Scan to save Mutiple Files
Protect and Sign PDF
FeatureFoxit PDF Editor ProAdobe Acrobat Pro
FeatureFoxit PDF Editor ProAdobe Acrobat Pro
PDF Encryption
Fill and Sign / Digital Signatures
Create Multiple Signatures
DocuSign/Adobe Sign Support
Lock for Editing
View and Print PDF
FeatureFoxit PDF Editor ProAdobe Acrobat Pro
Multi Tab Viewing PDF documents
View and navigate page thumbnails, bookmarks
Reflow view
Ruler, Guides, Grids to help position objects in the PDF
Text viewer, Magnifier
Line Weights and Toggle Ruler to help viewing PDFOnly Line Weights
Read out loud
Search including bookmark and comments
Search in all opened PDF Files
Print PDF Documents and Forms
Print with comments for efficient review
FeatureFoxit PDF EditorAdobe Acrobat Pro
Accessibility full check and check report
Fix failed parts after accessibility check
Touch up reading order to add and edit tags
Auto tag Document and tag report.

Quick Start Video Tutorials

Below are some helpful video tutorials for some of the more popular functions of FoxIt PDF Editor Pro.

Creating, Saving and Editing PDF
Converting PDF Documents to Office Documents
Creating a Signature and Signing Documents
Creating PDF Documents
Creating a Fillable Form
Creating a PDF Using OCR
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