The Information School has four distinct computer lab spaces for student use:
- Computer Classroom in Mary Gates Hall (MGH) 430
- Team Lab and Quiet Study Lab in MGH 440
- Introductory Programming Learning Commons (IPLC) in MGH 334 and 342
The Computer Classroom supports hands-on instruction and allows students the opportunity to engage in participatory learning with technology. The computer classroom includes an instructor station and 41 student computers.
Laptops with a USB-C connection can connect to the monitors at every workstation.
Instructors can project from the built-in computer or bring-your-own laptop using a ceiling-mounted LCD projector.
The room is also equipped with an audio system that includes a wireless microphone for the instructor, amplifier, ceiling-mounted speakers, Apple TV, Wi-Fi, and power outlets at every workstation.
When the room is not reserved for Information School classes, it serves as a general use student computer lab.
The Team Lab has been designed to support student collaboration and group projects. The room includes multiple 34-inch monitors that work with bring-your-own laptops, seven (7) Mac mini computers, furniture arranged for group work, one (1) flat-panel LCD wall mounted display, multiple whiteboards, a group meeting table, and a shared network printer.
Quiet Study Lab
Within the Team Lab, there is a Quiet Study Lab with three (3) Mac mini computers and multiple 34-inch monitors that work with bring-your-own laptops. This room is for students who wish to work individually on assignments without the distractions of the group setting. No talking is permitted in the Quiet Study Lab. Groups working together should meet in the larger Team Lab space where talking is permitted.
Each of the computers in the Computer Classroom, Team Lab, and Quiet Study Lab is an Apple Mac mini configured to run macOS and a Windows Virtual Machine via the VMware Fusion application.
The IPLC consists of two spaces:
- MGH 334 which includes an instructor station and 35 student computers
- MGH 342 which includes a Teaching Assistant (TA) station, 14 student computers, and power outlets for laptops
All of the iSchool computer labs are unlocked and available to the general public from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, depending on whether classes are scheduled. Consult the UW Time Schedule for class information.
MGH-440 is a general student access room and has no scheduled classes.
iSchool students can still access our computer labs (and the iLounge in Mary Gates Hall) outside of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, by using their Husky Card, during regular Mary Gates Hall building hours.