Updated as of August 15, 2017
To ensure our campus community is well prepared for the coming year, IST spent this summer performing necessary upgrades to University lab and classroom computers. Here’s what you can expect before you get ready for the Fall semester.
Updates to IST Public Computer Labs and Classroom Podium Computers
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Updates to IST Managed Classroom Podium Computers
Starting Monday, August 21, all classroom podium workstations will be upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact IST at 780-492-9400 or email@example.com.
IST has been busy updating audio visual technology in eleven smart classrooms this summer. Classroom podium workstations and audio visual evergreening will continue into the Fall 2017 term. We will focus on replacing workstations throughout campus that have exhibited technical incidents that warrant replacement on a priority basis.
New Hours of Operation for Select IST-Managed Computer Labs
Effective September 5, 2017, many computer labs across will be open 24/7 except on statutory holidays and holiday closures. Access to each lab will be governed by building hours.
For more detailed information, please see the IST Lab Details page.
Updates to IST-Managed Public Computer Labs
IST has updated technology in the following lab locations and the labs will re-open for the Fall 2017 semester:
If you need any software for teaching, please contact IST at 780-492-9400 or firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a software installation request before your class starts.
Updates to IST Public Labs Scheduling
Bookings for IST public labs are now handled by the Examination and Timetabling (ETT) unit of the Registrar’s Office. For more information, please visit the ETT’s website or contact the Registrar’s Office at 780-492-3113.
Removal of Software Search from IST Website
IST has removed the software lookup tool for labs from the IST website as the information was out of date and challenging to maintain.
IST is working on developing a replacement tool that will leverage dynamic data. We apologize for any inconvenience.
If you have any questions about software availability in labs, please contact IST at 780-492-9400 or email@example.com