Information Technology

values Moving towards sustainable practices means a triple win for all of us – increased efficiency, less impact on the environment, and lower costs. IT is committed to ensuring the campus network is protected. Information and communication security are crucial to effective campus functioning. IT is making every prudent step to ensure that information resources and technologies are accessible, for an inclusive learning and working environment. The only way we can succeed in the shared vision of making learning pre-eminent is to work together. We adopt strategies that are both prudent in the short term and that will strengthen the university for the long term.

Computing Labs

 

Computer Labs Operated by IT
Other Computer Labs

Information & Learning Commons

McCarthy Commons

Titan Lab

 

Computer Lab FAQ's

Campus-Wide Computer Labs Operated by Information Technology

IT ILC 0809 Review In 2006 and 2007 Information Technology worked in partnership with University Library, Disabled Student Services, the University Learning Center, and the Writing Center to implement Phase I and II of the Information & Learning Commons (ILC).  The goal of the ILC is to provide a physical, flexible space that allows students to access resources (computers, subscription databases, the Web, production software, and statistical packages), conduct research, write papers, create presentations, and produce projects in one seamless environment, thus reflecting our University’s mission and goals for student learning.  ILC has the potential of facilitating active, out of class-inquiry-based learning that is contextual, engaging, and social.  It appeals to our existing students, as well as new, incoming users —the multitasking Net Generation—who have a preference for collaborative and active learning.  Above all, it provides a centralized access point for multiple services—expert research, writing, and tech assistance is a quantum leap in support for students.  Titan Lab, which resides in the University Library, also became part of the ILC.

With the success of ILC within the University Library in 2008, Information Technology expanded this model and opened McCarthy Commons in McCarthy Hall.  McCarthy Commons provides a comfortable open lab facility that promotes new models of learning and collaborative activities.  Special attention has been made to details such as: the type of hardware and software available; the floor plan; choice of furniture, etc in order to combine flexible space integrated with technologies that enhance and encourage communication and collaboration.

In Spring 2011 ILC launched the Student Genius Corner located in Titan Lab.  The SGC is an additional student service that provides a number of services to students, including an online reservation system for students to make appointments, and also supports the Testing Center.  Some of the services provided: Long-term Laptop Checkout for Virtual Computing Classes (VCL); Technical assistance, such as wireless network/printer connection, installing campus related software, etc. for personal laptops and smart phones; Media distribution; etc. The Testing Center was also launched in conjunction with the Geology department and provided testing services for the online Geol 310T class.  Testing Center services are available for online courses only.

2011-2012 Goals

Information Learning Commons endeavors to offer additional services that continue to reflect our University’s mission and goals for student learning including: continued development of campus partnerships with IT and University Library to improve ILC services, continue gathering statistical data to assess and advance ILC services, incorporate IT expertise into University Library’s technical services, enhance the ILC webpage, continue to provide the latest software versions, improve hardware and add more equipment, research new technology and other academic environments, create and deploy more self-service options for students.


Information Technology Computing Labs

 

McCarthy Commons

McCarthy Hall 47
McCarthy Commons link

  • 62 PCs
    •  USB Ports access
    • DVD/CD RW drive
    • Media Card Readers
  • Disabled student workstations with floppy drives
  • Black & white and color laser printers
  • Wireless access and printing from your personal laptop
  • Work space for personal laptops and collaborative activities
  • General assistance available
  • CD-R, DVD-R, USB flash drives, floppy disks and headphones are available for purchase
  • 1 copy machine

 

Information & Learning Commons (ILC)

Information & Learning Commons Link

Pollak Library

  • Titan Lab (Pollak Library North basement)
    • 213 PCs and 5 Macs
      • USB Port access
      • DVD/CD RW drive
      • Floppy drive for PCs (select computers)
      • Media Card Readers
    • Black & white and color laser printers
    • Wireless access and printing from your personal laptop
    • 4 scanner stations
    • General assistance available
    • CD-R, DVD-R, USB flash drives, floppy disks, and headphones are available for purchase.
    • 12 workstations equipped with headphones
    • Student Genius Corner
      • Provides a number of services to students, including an online reservation system for students to make appointments.
      • Supports the Testing Center for select online courses.

     

  • Oasis North (Pollak Library North, 1st floor)
    • 133 PCs and 10 Macs
      • USB Port access
      • DVD/CD RW
      • Media Card Readers
    • Disabled student workstations
    • Black & white and color laser printers
    • Wireless access and printing from your personal laptop
    • 5 workstations equipped with headphones
    • "Print-Only" station to print from flash drive, floppy, CD or campus email
    • 28 laptops for checkout
    • Three equipped group study rooms
    • Work space for personal laptops and collaborative activities
    • General assistance available
    • CD-R, DVD-R, USB flash drives, floppy disks and headphones are available for purchase

 

  • Oasis South (Pollak Library South, 1st floor) – self service
    • 36 PCs
      • USB Port access
      • DVD/CD RW
      • Media Card Readers
    • Black & white laser printers
    • Wireless access and printing from your personal laptop
    • Work space for personal laptops and collaborative activities

 

  • PLN-2 (Pollak Library North, 2nd floor) – self service
    • 34 PCs
      • USB Port access
      • DVD/CD RW
      • Media Card Readers
    • Disabled student workstations
    • Black/white laser printers
    • Wireless access and printing services from your personal laptop
    • Work space for personal laptops and collaborative activities

 

At Pollak Library, a number of resources are available to CSUF students. Here, students can find TitanCard, Circulation & Course Reserves, Help Desk, Reference and Research Services, and Media Commons services. Disabled Student Services was also enhanced its equipment in Pollak Library North 106.

In Fall of 2007, Information Technology and University Library transitioned the University Learning Center and Writing Center into the University Library in order to accommodate students’ learning needs and to reflect the university’s mission and goals for student learning.

Updated: 09/12/2011 9:51:50 AM

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