Q I’d like to provide my final year students free printing during exam period. How can I do this?
There are three common methods:
1) Set up a shared account for student use. e.g. one called “Year 12 Exam Printing”. Students may use this account via the popup or the copier. Students are informed that all users of the account will be audited and administrators can run reports and inspect document names to make sure it’s not abused.
2) Set up a separate free print queue that is locked and can only be accessed by final year students. e.g. only users in the Year 12 group can use this printer. In some cases sites will run a release station in “manager only release” mode. This way a teacher must approve the printing.
3) Consider allocating extra quota to the final year students. This can be done as a “once off” addition during exam periods, or maybe automatically via PaperCut’s group based quota scheduling.