The 3231 Classroom is equipped with 25 Windows computers -- 24 for students and 1 for the instructor.
Instructors can use their engineering account and password or the local 3231 instructor account (information on monitor) to login in to the computer in the lecturn at the front of the room.
The computers are arranged around the perimeter of the room. There is also seating in the middle of the room for instruction. The middle area includes power so that students can use their own computers when sitting there.
The software available is the same as the computers in the Elder, Hering, and 2301 labs. To access Linux machines from this classroom, use FastX. Instructors must verify that sufficient licenses for software on either the Windows or remote Linux systems are available for all students using the computers during a class session.
This room is used by instructors who teach engineering classes in which curriculum-based, computer-assisted instruction is an integral component of the course session; as an open laboratory by College of Engineering students; and by teaching assistants who need access to a computer to help students in their courses.
Using the Classroom
Classes other than engineering courses can use 3231 for a fee of $100 per day if no modification is required and providing the facility is available. Any modification -- adding software, creating account IDs, modifying the equipment in the console, for example -- will be charged at the minimum rate of $50.00/hour for the number of hours that ECS staff spend preparing the room and returning it to its normal state. No more than 24 students can be in such a class, and the instructor must verify with ECS that the software to be used is installed on those computers and that the college has a sufficient number of teaching licenses for the class.
If software installation is required, the fee will be a minimum of four (4) hours at $50.00/hour. If the installation takes more than four hours, you will be charged for the number of hours required to install, and, if necessary, uninstall the requested software.
Instructors wishing to teach course sessions and teaching assistants who want to hold regular help sessions in 3231SC should complete the on-line request form. For classes held in 3231 SC, the request should be made when the schedule of courses is being created or as soon after that as possible. During the term, requests for individual sessions will be considered and granted if the use is appropriate and the room is available. The main criterion used to evaluate class applications is that a learning objective of the course requires hands-on use of computers. Classes that are scheduled to be taught in 3231 SC and that do not use the computers appropriately may be asked to use another classroom. Courses may have no more than 24 students. In addition, software used in courses taught in 3231 must be licensed in sufficient quantity that all students can run the program; i.e., if the college owns 20 copies of Program A, no more than 20 students should be in 3231 when Program A is used in a class taught there.
Reservations will be accepted during the current semester and for the next semester when that semester's schedule of courses is being created.
View the current schedule.
Other Class Use
Classes other than engineering courses can use 3231 at a fee of $100 per day, providing the facility is available. No more than 24 students can be in such a class, and the instructor must verify with ECS that the software to be used is installed on those computers and that college has a sufficient number of licenses for the class.
Questions and Help
Questions regarding use of 3231 should be directed to Doug Eltoft.
Request help using the equipment from the Engineering Help Desk in 1253 SC, 319-335-5055.