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Teaching Lab

The Teaching Lab (Library Resource Center Room 532A) is open from 8:00AM until 4:30PM Monday through Friday (except University holidays).

Room 532A

The Teaching Lab is equipped with thirty-seven computers consisting of thirteen Power Macintosh and twenty-four Pentium-based Windows computers with built-in CD-ROM drives. All are connected to the campus-wide network. All computers are loaded with Microsoft Office productivity software and Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer software.

The Teaching Lab is equipped with a Smart Sympodium (interactive lectern). The lectern has a Power Mac and a Pentium-based Windows computer dedicated for the instructor's use. The lectern has an integrated DVD player and document camera. A notebook computer can be connected to the Smart Sympodium and the projection system.

The Teaching Lab is faculty supervised. Each instructor is responsible for the equipment and software in the lab while his or her students are using it. No students are allowed in the lab without an instructor present.

The Teaching Lab is primarily used by faculty teaching regularly-scheduled university courses which make extensive regular use of multimedia materials and/or network communications.

Faculty members who wish to teach a course in an Electronic Classroom or the Teaching Lab must submit to the Center a course syllabus, a letter describing the specific types of instructional technology (e.g., simulation, presentation software, course Web site) and the extent to which they will be used in the course, and a letter of support from the chairperson. For a detailed explanation of the approval process refer to our procedure for approval and assignment of Electronic Classrooms and Teaching Lab. [PDF, 16 Kb]

There are limited times that the Teaching Lab is available for ad hoc usage. Faculty who are interested in reserving the Teaching Lab on an ad hoc basis should complete a CAT Facilities Request Form (also available on-line). The usage of the facilities must be because multimedia materials and/or network communications are necessary. Only faculty who have been trained to use the equipment can reserve the Teaching Lab. Training cannot usually be accomplished on short-term notice. Periodic training sessions are scheduled. Call the Center (ext. 7512) to sign up.

Usage of facilities by other groups may be scheduled at the discretion of Center management and requires the sponsoring organization's support of Center activities.

See also: Facilities & Resources

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