Answered By: Sue Czerny
Last Updated: May 20, 2015     Views: 84

David,

Thanks for your question. This is the first time I have heard about STUDYMATE. There are two points most students are not aware of:

1)  Not everything in the Rohrbach Library Building is under the jurisdiction of the people who work for the "Library." RL17 is a classroom and technically "belongs to" the Library Science and Instructional Technology (LSIT) Department.  The staff that works for the "Library," do not have keys to that room.  The keys belong to LSIT, so you might want to talk to your professor to see about Saturday access, as this seems to be your best alternative because of the issues in #2 below.

2) There are also some techncial issues.  First, there are licensing issues involved with the software dealer.  The academic department that purchased STUDYMATE probably only purchased enough licenses for RL 17. Internally, OIT re-images the student computers in the library only twice each year, before the Fall semester, and before the Spring semester, so the earliest we can get STUDYMATE on computers outside RL 17 would be the Fall semester.

There is a free 30-day trial for StudyMate that you can download to your personal computer at this address:  http://www.respondus.com/download/studymate.shtml

Also, talk to your professor and see if he or she can suggest alternatives for you on weekends. If you have any alternatives, I would be happy to see if we can work something out.  My email is czerny@kutztown.edu

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