Computer Labs and Student Technology and Study Services: Houston Campus

Computer Lab

There is an open computer lab on the fourth floor. Technologies and services available in the lab include:

  • 5 LaserJet printers, 101 PCs and 15 Macs; 3 book scanners. 
  • One color printer is accessible through 3 scanner stations. Color printing is $0.40 per page. Follow the instructions located next to the scanner station to print in color.
  • Five collaboration spaces are housed inside the computer lab for students working on projects. In four of those collaboration rooms, a 55" TV monitor and a glass dry erase board (dry erase markers can be checked out from the student assistants on duty) are installed. One room is connected via Solstice where students can plug in their own devices.
  • A fax machine is also available for students to send local and toll free fax numbers. The fax machine is located in the front of the computer lab. Please contact a lab assistant for help if needed.
  • A wall-mounted charging station is available inside the computer lab for students to charge mobile devices. 

Student assistants are scheduled to be available when the lab is open (Student assistants' availability may vary without notice). Black and white printing is free to TWU students. Mobile printing is also available in the lab. 

Lab Hours

Every Day 5:00 am - 11:30 pm (other than holidays or closures)

Cyber Cafe

There are two computer stations on the first floor across from the student services office. 

Departmental Labs

Departmental labs are limited to students in specific programs. Each contains audio/visual and technology resources. The PT, OT, and Nursing labs are located on the fifth and sixth floors. 

Kiosks

The 2nd-10th floors each have a PC kiosk. Students may login with their TWU credentials to access the internet and other software. 

Library Resources

One study room is available to be booked. Charging cords are available for checkout. This room is managed and booked by the Library staff.

Pioneer Center for Student Excellence

This service is available on the tenth floor of the main building.

Videoconferencing collaboration space is available to students during operation hours.

Specialized Software

Specialized software is available for students in certain programs. Reservations for the Technology Resource Centers (TRC) can be made for three hours at a time with the student assistants in the main computer lab.

Standard Software in Computer Labs

All PCs run Windows 10 Enterprise with the Microsoft Office Suite, Internet Explorer and Chrome browsers, SPSS 25, and Respondus Lockdown Browser. 

Student Lounges

There is a Smart TV connected to the internet on the eighth floor in a lounge setting. There is also a projection system with VGA, S-video, HDMI, and audio capabilities. Students can reserve the projection system with Student Life. 

Study Rooms

On the third floor, there are wall-mounted monitors with VGA, S-video, and HDMI inputs and the cables are available for check-out from the student assistants in the computer lab on the fourth floor. Students must reserve the room through Student Life.

Students may also use open classrooms to gather for study sessions, though sessions may be interrupted by scheduled classes or videoconferences. 

Computer Classrooms (4115, 4310, and 4322)

Students may also use these computer classrooms for group study, though sessions may be interrupted by scheduled classes. Students should request that lab student assistants open the rooms for them.

Technology Available for Check-Out

Video cameras, tripods and clickers are available for check-out through the student assistants in the main computer lab. 

Charging Stations

  • Wall-mounted mobile charging stations are available for students to charge mobile devices. They are located at the following - 8th floor Legacy room, 6th floor lounge area, 4th floor lounge area, and inside the computer lab on 4th floor
  • Charging stations with power outlets and USB ports are available in the 5 collaboration rooms inside the computer lab on the 4th floor. They are also available in each of the seminar rooms including 2305, 3305, 4305, 5305, 6305, 7305, and 10305. 

Wifi Access

The entire building has wireless access. 

For additional support, please contact the Technology Service Desk

Details

Article ID: 11769
Created
Wed 3/16/16 2:37 PM
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Wed 4/17/19 3:15 PM