Prism Lab usage is governed by York University policies and Prism Use Policies.
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) operates a number of computer facilities that include labs, workstations, servers, printers, and specialized hardware and software. These facilities are known collectively as “Prism” and can be accessed using a Prism Account. The usage of Prism is governed by the policy contained herein, by York University Senate Policy on Computing and Information Technology Facilities, and by York University Senate Policy on Academic Honesty. By using your Prism Account you acknowledge that you have read, and will adhere to, these policies.
Enforcement & Violation
The lab monitor is responsible for enforcing this policy. Violation of its rules will result in locking the Prism Account of the offending user.
Last updated Fall 2013.
Prism accounts are available for all students enrolled in Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science major courses. Students who are registered to service courses that use the lab facilities are also eligible to obtain Prism accounts.
In order to obtain a Prism account, you will use the Activ8 web application. You must have a Passport York account prior to obtaining a Prism account. Your Passport York account username will be your Prism username.
There are several ways to obtain a Prism account:
If you forget or wish to change your password, use the Activ8 system. Visit http://www.eecs.yorku.ca/activ8 to reset your account password. An email will be sent to you to validate the user information. You will have 30 minutes to change your password from the time the email is sent.