Teaching Labs Overview
The New Brunswick Computing Facilities Teaching Labs are classroom-sized computer labs located in the main computing centers of each campus. They can be reserved for Rutgers courses or special training sessions for hands-on computer instruction. A variety of departments, instructors, and programs have discovered and successfully utilized the Teaching Labs to modernize instruction methods using applied computer interaction.
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If your course requires specific files or software that is not already installed, special requests can be made in accordance with the deadlines above.
*Reservation Request Form*
Requests Must Be Made At Least 1 Week In Advance
Who can make reservations?
- Reservations can be made by course instructors, departments, programs, and organizations affiliated with Rutgers University who have instructional technology needs. In some circumstances, other groups can reserve the Teaching Labs.
Who can use the labs?
- Rutgers NetID is needed to log on to a computer. Please email the lab manager to discuss temporary accounts if needed.
When should I submit my reservation request?
- Reservations should be requested in the month
designated in the chart above for each academic period. Any requests
received after that
month will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Initial schedules will be posted the first week of the month designated below. Requests made outside of the request-gathering period should be submitted at least a week in advance to guarantee a response.
Are there any blackout dates for reservations?
- Yes. Teaching Labs cannot be reserved for the two (2) weeks prior to final exams unless courses meet weekly throughout the entire semester. Lab staff also reserves the right to refuse reservations during periods when lab upgrades or maintenance will be performed.
What kind of hardware and software is available in the labs?
- The Lab Standard Operating Environment includes a list of hardware and software available in the Teaching Labs. If your course requires specific files or software that is not already installed, special requests can be made in accordance with the deadlines above.
Submitting Reservation Requests
- Please review our polices before submitting a request.
- If reservations are made after the request month, first check the Teaching Lab schedule for the availability of the desired location. Requests made outside of the request-gathering period should be submitted at least a week in advance to guarantee a response.
- Decide on which campus and computer platform you would like to use (PC or Mac). Information on lab capacities and locations is located in the calendars, capacities, and locations section.
- Check the calendar (located in the calendars, capacities, and locations section) to determine if the Teaching Lab is available.
- Use the Teaching Lab Reservation Request Form to send a request to the appropriate manager. Reservation Request Form (Requests must be made at least one week in advance.)
When will I recieve a response to reservation request?
- Please allow one week for lab staff to respond to requests made outside of the request-gathering period.
How can I contact lab staff?
- Contact information for lab managers is available in the Contact Information section. If you would like to be on the mailing list for reservation reminders, please contact the appropriate lab manager.
A Teaching Lab cannot be reserved for more time than the course is regularly scheduled to meet unless approved by the appropriate manager.
Class size must be at least 10 students and must not exceed the number of computers in the room.
Cancellations should be reported to the manager of the lab as soon as possible.
If an instructor does not arrive within the first 15 minutes of a reservation, the room will be opened for general lab patron use. Future reservation requests may be denied or cancelled due to repeated truancy.
An instructor must be present at all times.
A Rutgers NetID is needed to log on to a computer. Please email the lab manager to discuss temporary accounts if needed.
Class time must not exceed the scheduled reservation.
Instructors and students are expected to abide by the CCF General Rules and Regulations and the Acceptable Use Policy.