The SIS/Graduate Student Computer Lab is used for School of Information Studies’ courses and course-related labs; when not in use for these purposes, the lab is open to all Faculty of Education graduate students. The lab is located in EDUC513; access by ID card.
Schedule & hours
- Schedule December 2013 [.pdf]
General operating hours*
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*Always check the schedule on the lab door for class times and special bookings.
To reserve the SIS IT lab, contact any of the staff at the SIS office - 514-398-4204, or email Cathy Venetico.
Policies & guidelines
The IT Lab is a shared resource. The policies and guidelines outlined here are meant to ensure the availability of the facilities and to maintain an environment appropriate to study and learning.
- During reserved periods, only those people who are participating in the reserved class/workshop can use the IT Lab workstations and study rooms. Please find alternate study areas or computer terminals when the lab is reserved for classes or workshops, such as the 3rd floor Education computer lab or the Education Library.
- Respect McGill's Code of Conduct. All users are responsible for familiarizing themselves with and respecting the Policy on the Responsible Use of McGill Information Technology Resources, available on the Secretariat website. In general, the policy states that users must use McGill's computing resources to forward the academic and administrative mission of the University, and that they must do so in an ethical and legal manner.
- Do not install software on any of the lab workstations. You are also not permitted to modify the system's configuration, nor bypass the system's security in order to do so.
- Keep noise and conversation volume to a minimum, even when doing group work. The same holds for cell phone conversations.
- Do not bring food or drink into the lab. The only exception is bottled water, which must be kept closed when not being consumed.
- Do not litter. Please make use of the garbage and recycling bins in the IT Lab to dispose of your garbage.
- Do not leave a computer unattended for more than ten minutes. If you are not using the computer, logoff and move to one of the study tables.
- Do not leave your personal belongings unattended. The labs are high traffic areas, increasing the risk that unattended belongings will be stolen.
- McGill IT Services provides support for lab computers and equipment, including printers. You may wish to use the ICS support ticket form; a support icon is located on each computer's desktop. Note: Since ICS is not likely to respond to an issue immediately, you are invited to switch to another workstation while the problem is resolved.
- You can also approach the Education lab technicians for assistance, located in Room 328. View lab hours here: Technology in the Faculty.
The lab contains:
- 24 PC computers with printing and scanning facilities
- A standard projector and screen
- VGA and audio connectors
- One mono audio speaker
- Network jack (network cable not provided)
- Wireless network access
- Internal telephone with speed-dial to classroom support, etc.
If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of the IT Lab, please contact SIS administration.