Computer Usage Policy
Internet-connected computer workstations loaded with Microsoft Office are available for student use in the designated quiet study area. When using the quite study area on campus, patrons are welcome to use the computers, study or work with classmates while keeping noise to a minimum. Administrative staff reserves the right to dismiss visitors if their behavior impeded this intent.
In addition, while on campus, students have access to the internet from their personal devices by connection to the University’s HotSpot. However, students are required to refrain from checking email, voicemail, or text messages while in class meetings, and should not accept phone calls except where a true emergency exists. When a phone call must be taken, the student is to remove themselves from the classroom prior to beginning the conversation in order to avoid being a distraction to the Instructor or to other students.
All students whether attending classes on campus or online, must sign the Internet, Email and Computer Use Policy and abide by it whether using university equipment or their own electronic devices.
• No student may use the school’s computers or Internet access for any purpose that conflicts with the moral and ethical views of Horizon University or that conflict with the stated Social and Behavioral Standards Policy.
• Students may not access their personal email from University equipment in the Library or elsewhere, and printing is restricted to school-related work. No files are to be stored on shared Library computers or any other University equipment.
• Students making use of the shared computers in the Library or other University devices are solely responsible for saving and protecting their own work to a personally-owned storage device; Horizon University accepts no responsibility for lost or deleted work.
• Students may not modify, disconnect, relocate or otherwise impact the on-going function of any computer or system, or any hardware, printer, peripheral or other accessory, including the installation/download of any software, driver, or plug-in at any time for any purpose. Any unauthorized use, tampering, or activity that results in loss of functionality or damage to University property will be characterized as theft/destruction and appropriate action will be taken.
Online Library Use Policy
Access to Horizon University’s Online Library, TWENEL, is restricted to Horizon University Authorized Users only. Horizon University Authorized Users (patrons) include students currently attending Horizon University and any Horizon University instructor or staff member.
Horizon University patrons may not post or share passwords to the TWENEL Databases on any publicly indexed websites or with any other individuals outside of current Horizon University students, faculty and staff. Remote access to the Databases is permitted to patrons accessing from remote locations for personal, non-commercial, academic, research use. However, remote access to the Databases from non-subscribing institutions is not allowed.
The databases made available through TWENEL are the subject of copyright protection and the original copyright owner (VES or its licensors) retains the ownership of the Database(s) and all portions thereof. VES does not transfer any ownership and the Licensee and Sites may not reproduce, distribute, display, modify, transfer or transmit, in any form or by any means, any database or any portion thereof without the prior written consent of VES except as specifically authorized in this Agreement.
Horizon University and its Authorized Users agree to abide by the Copyright Act of 1976 as well as any contractual restrictions, copyright restrictions or other restrictions provi3ded by publishers and specified in the Databases. Authorized Users shall not sue the Database as a component of or the basis of any other publication prepared for sale and will neither duplicate nor alter the Databases or any of the content therein in any manner or use same for sale or distribution.
Authorized Users may create printout of materials retrieved through the Databases via on-line printing, off-line printing, facsimile or electronic mail. All reproduction and distribution of such printouts, and all downloading and electronic storage of materials retrieved through the TWENEL resources shall be for internal, research, or personal use. Downloading all or parts of the Databases in a systematic or regular manner so as to create a collection of materials comprising all or part of the Databases is strictly prohibited whether or not such collection is in electronic or print form. Note that publishers may impose their own conditions of use applicable only to their content. Such conditions of use shall be displayed on the computer screen displays associated with such content.
Horizon University and its Authorized Users have the non-exclusive right to access all TWENEL resources and files except the following databases: EBSCO Religion and Philosophy Collection; ProQuest Journal Collection; and the Judaica Digital Collections (also known as the “Judaic Scholar Digital Reference Library”). Additional secure logins exclusively for VES use are required to access these Databases. No attempt may be made to register by students or faculty through TWENEL system or as part of the Horizon University agreement with Veritas Evangelical Seminary.
Each database within the Online Library, TWENEL, provides an online search function. Use the search function to locate relevant resources for your research needs.
Two computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office are available in a dedicated quiet study area for student and faculty use. Students may also print their work from the computer. The first 10 pages are free, and each additional page is 20 cents.
Wireless internet access is also available through the Horizon HOTSPOT in the building and throughout the campus for those with wireless devices. Instructions to log into the Horizon HOTSPOT are available at the computer work station, along with the computer usage policy, computer log-on information, and instructions for accessing library search tools.
See a Horizon University staff member or printed instructions provided in the study area for network login information.
The Useful Resource Links page provides access to multiple online databases through the Online Library, TWENEL and various subject category lists including Church History, Critical Thinking and Apologetics, and World Religions.
Library Orientation Services
All new students receive a Library orientation as part of their New Student Orientation delivered within four weeks prior to the start of their first term at Horizon University. The Library orientation includes a demonstration of the Horizon University Online Library (TWENEL) and the Online Learning Resources, including online research and writing support. All enrolled students, faculty and staff also receive information on how to contact support when using TWENEL for reference questions, bibliographic assistance and research problems. In addition, instructors for each course provide guidance in using the Online Library and Learning Resources to access recommended documents, books, journal articles and other media sources.