General Assignment Classrooms

There are nine general assignment classrooms in the College of Engineering:

The Windows computers in these general assignment classrooms belong to the Iowa domain, meaning users login using Hawk ID and Hawk ID password. Once connected, drives can be mapped to Engineering account home directory to get access to files stored there.

The software available is the software available to computers on the Iowa domain, which is managed by ITS, as well as some of the engineering software available on the computer lab machines. Iowa domain software includes Maple, Mathematica, and Wolfram Mathematica. The software that is not available includes engineering software such as ANSYS, Arena, and PTC Creo. To use engineering software, users must go to Start - All Programs - Remote Desktop, or click the Remote Desktop icon on the Desktop, which allows users to log into office Windows computer.

Engineering Classrooms

The College of Engineering maintains two classrooms - 1245SC and 3231SC. Each classroom is equipped with Windows computers for the students and instructor. For specifications, read through each classroom capablilty below. 

1245SC 

The 1245 SC classroom is equipped with 46 Windows computers -- 45 for students and 1 for the instructor.

For Instructors

The instructor console has one (1) Windows computer and 4 monitors -- 2 touch screen and 2 pen-based SMART screens, which are connected to the 2 ceiling-mounted projectors. The touch screens are the ones on top, the pen-based SMART screens at the bottom.  Note: There is no whiteboard or document camera. If you want to write on a screen, use either the touch screen or the pen-based screen at the podium. (The theater rope at the front of the room is a visual barrier and reminder that there is no screen to write on.) If you want to have access to a document to write on, scan it and save it to your account. Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are ink-aware applications, meaning that you can add text and drawings using the pen-input screens and save all of those strokes as well as the original document. How to use ink-aware applications.

Instructors can use their Engineering account login ID and password or the local 1245 instructor account (information on podium in 1245 SC) to log in to the computer at the front of the room.

For Students

The arrangement of the 1245 classroom gives students the maximum desk space and good viewing to the front of the classroom. The CPU towers are small and stacked at the back of the desk surface. The flat-panel screens are mounted on adjustable arms.

Software

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 are available for all students using the computers during a class session.

Use Policy

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.

When 1245 SC is not used for instructional purposes, it is used as an open computing lab. The room is equally intended to support the instructional setting in which students are actively involved in computing as a part of the class structure, as well as to provide a facility in which instructors can provide out-of-class assistance for computing tasks.

Using the Classroom

Classes other than engineering courses can use 1245 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 45 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.

Procedure for Requesting Use of 1245 SC

Instructors wishing to teach course sessions and teaching assistants who want to hold regular help sessions in 1245 SC should complete the 1245 SC on-line Request Form. For classes being held in 1245 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 1245 SC and that do not use the computers appropriately may be asked to use another classroom. Courses may have no more than 45 students. In addition, software used in courses taught in 1245 must be licensed in sufficient quantity that all students can run the program; i.e., if the college owns 25 copies of Program A, no more than 25 students should be in 1245 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.

Other Class Use

Classes other than engineering courses can use 1245 at a fee of $100 per day, providing the facility is available. No more than 45 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 1245 should be directed to Danny Tang.  Request help using the equipment from the Engineering Help Desk in 1253 SC, 319-335-5055.

3231SC

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.

Software

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.

Use Policy

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.

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.

Procedure for Requesting Use of 3231 SC

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.

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 Danny Tang. Request help using the equipment from the Engineering Help Desk in 1253 SC, 319-335-5055.