Information for Instructors

Contacting Us

If you will be teaching a class in our computer labs, please contact us by e-mail as early as possible for information about hardware, software, disks, manuals and special services.

  • Advance notice of your needs for your courses is vital for us to have resources in place by the time the next term begins.
  • A minimum of two weeks notice is required for requests to add software or hardware to labs. Requests will be considered based on budgetary constraints and hardware and software compatibility.

Lab Assistants

Lab assistants are available to assist you in the computer labs. Please remember lab assistants have specific responsibilities and limited expertise. They may not be able to directly assist you with every need or request.

Labs

Computer labs are equipped with teacher stations at the front of each room. Teacher stations are loaded with the same software as student stations and are connected to a ceiling-mounted projection unit. These stations are also equipped with DVD players and laptop computer cables. Instructions for using the stations are posted in each room.

If you discover a problem with hardware or software in a lab, please report this to the lab assistants, so that they may place a work order for our technicians. Please provide as much information as possible, including the lab number, station number, software package, the operation you were performing when the error occurred, and the exact error message.

Printing Services

Each lab has a black and white laser printer. If your course makes use of the Internet, please help us conserve paper by asking students to print only the text that they need from the web and only one copy. Lab fees cover the cost of paper and supplies for these printers.

Special services like color printing and transparencies are available in SV107 (only one copy per document no matter what the length). We must handle special jobs one at a time, so please help us by asking your students to stagger their requests so that an entire class does not request color print jobs on the same day. Also, consider using the Mail & Copy Solutions located in Loretto Hall.