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Education Computer Lab/Audiovisual Equipment Loan Service

Computer Lab

The Faculty of Education Computer Lab is located on the third floor of the Education Building (Room 328), and consists of a large microcomputer complex that houses a 35 seat reservable PC lab with presentation equipment, a 35 seat reservable Mac lab with presentation equipment and a central 16 seat walk-in lab. There are laser printing and scanning facilities, and lab assistants are available for help with basic use of the lab computers and facilities. The lab is available for courses, workshops and individual walk-in use by students and university staff (except when reserved for classes - a class reservation schedule is posted near the entrance). There is a charge for laser printing through the uPrint service. To request a reservation for class lab time please send email to jim [dot] harris [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

Audiovisual Equipment Loan Service

Audiovisual equipment loans are available exclusively to the Faculty of Education community. This service operates from inside the Education Computer Lab (Rm 328). Students, faculty and staff may borrow laptops, digital video cameras, digital still cameras, tripods, digital audio recorders, data projectors, Mac adaptors for connecting to data projectors, and a document camera. A complete list is available on the reservation request form below and detailed equipment information along with PDF operating manuals will be available here soon.

Request Audiovisual Equipment via online form - Please Note: This form does not guarantee a reservation; please wait for email confirmation of the reservation.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday
8:15 - 20:45
8:15- 16:45

ICS Audiovisual Equipment Loan Services

Audiovisual equipment loan services are also available centrally through ICS Audiovisual.

Computing Services

Computer Lab assistants will help you get started and answer brief questions to the best of their knowledge (no consulting is done over the phone or outside of the Lab).  To reserve either the PC Lab or the Mac Lab send an email to jim [dot] harris [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Jim Harris )with dates and times and be sure to include any special software needs well in advance of reserved class time.

SIS/Graduate Student Computer Lab

The School of Information Studies/Graduate Student Computer Lab is located on the 5th floor (Room 513).  It contains 24 PC computers, with printing and scanning facilities.
This 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 Education graduate students.   A schedule is posted on the lab door, in the fall and winter terms.
The lab is accessible by ID card only.

IT Customer Services

There are 3 ways to request IT–related support:

  • Create a Job Ticket  ICS Icon
  • Send an E-mail to itsupport [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Support)
  • Call the Help Desk (514) 398-3398

For fast and easy access to the broad range of McGill IT services, please refer to the IT web site.

Installed Classroom Technologies

The University maintains a detailed listing of classrooms which includes installed technologies and instructions for using them. McGill staff can sign in to the Classroom A/V Instructions section of the McGill IT KnowledgeBase for information and photographs on Faculty of Education classrooms.

Education Library Public Computers

58 public computers running Windows XP are available in the Education Library.

myCourses (WebCT Vista)


Virtually all of the classroom and public space in Faculty of Education buildings is WiFi ready. There are just a few dead zones where having WiFi would interfere with research equipment. Check the link below to find out how to log on.

WiFi Services at McGill