Classroom PCs will automatically log you out after 14 minutes of inactivity. Any unsaved changes to open files will be lost.

After 10 minutes of inactivity a prompt is displayed, giving a 240 second countdown until automatic logout.

screenshot of auto logout prompt

The timed logout is designed to free up classroom PCs by preventing users from leaving PCs unattended for long periods of time. You are entitled to use a PC if the previous user has left it unattended for 14+ minutes and has subsequently been automatically logged out.

General guidelines

Logging out of unattended PCs

  • Classroom PCs that have been left idle for 14 minutes will automatically log you out. Any unsaved changes to open files will be lost.
  • You should only leave the PC unattended for a short time, e.g. to use the toilet, make or receive a phone call, etc.
  • After 10 minutes of inactivity, a countdown clock indicates the time remaining before automatic logout.

Use of unattended PCs

You are entitled to use a PC if the previous user has left it unattended for 14+ minutes and has subsequently been automatically logged out. If the previous user has left any personal belongings, e.g. bags, books, etc., respectfully move them to one side.

You must not log anyone out of an unattended PC. If the countdown clock is still displayed, they are still logged in. If the screensaver without the clock is showing, or the log-in box is showing, then the previous user has automatically been logged off