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COMPUTER LABS

Information Technology provides academic and administrative support for computer users of UHV, including access to over 120 PC’s on our local-area network. Information Technology staff are located in Suite 207 of University Center. There are 5 computer labs located on the second floor of the University Center building and 2 computer labs in Jaguar Hall. Also on the second floor of University Center is a Mac Lab containing 20 IMacs capable of running Windows 7 and Mac OSX. Wireless Internet access is available throughout all UHV buildings.

The computer equipment described in this section is available for academic purposes to all students currently enrolled at UHV. Computers are readily available to all students during regular lab hours. For assistance using these labs please see a Lab Assistant in UC 203. Students should refer to the Computer Usage Policy in the University Policies section of this handbook for further information.

To provide an atmosphere conducive to academic work and studying, we have posted signs indicating “Quiet” or “Moderate Discussion” areas. In addition, the use of cell phones is not permitted in the micro labs.

Internet access is available through the lab computers as well as via the wireless network.

Student email accounts at UHV are automatically created when students apply to the university. Students do not have to complete an account application form. UHV will communicate officially with all students by means of the student email accounts.

Information Technology Contacts

    Information Technology Offices 570-4390
    Computer Labs 570-4888
    Manager, Academic Computing 570-4393
    Director, Information Technology 570-4391

Computer Lab Hours: 

    Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
    Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The schedules are estimated times of operations and may vary from semester to semester. A current schedule will be posted at each location. Changes in hours due to holidays will be posted.

Computer Lab Locations

OPEN LAB – UC Room 202 

12 Dell 960 PCs, 3 scanners, and 1 Adaptive system for visually impaired students.

QUIET LAB – UC Room 204    

26 Dell 960 PCs, 1 iMac, 2 Visually impaired stations, and 4 scanners.

TEACHING LAB – UC Room 201    

28 Dell 755 PCs, 1 Teacher station, DVD/VCR player, and LCD projector.

TEACHING LAB – UC Room 205    

26 Dell 990 PCs, 1 Teacher station, DVD/VCR player, and LCD projector.

TEACHING LAB/ITV- UC Room 215    

20 iMacs with Boot camp, 1 Teacher station, DVD/VCR player, and LCD projector.

TEACHING LAB – UC Room 216    

31 Dell 755 PCs, 1 Teacher station, DVD/VCR player, and LCD projector.

PRINTING RESOURCES
    Four high speed laser printers to support all labs with a 500
    page per student per semester allocation. Color printing and printing
    on special forms available on request at Lab
    Assistant station.

IT Services at UH Sugar Land

For students attending classes at the UH System at Sugar Land facility, academic computing and telecommunications services are available. There are 115 PC workstations available in the open computer lab, multimedia lab, and instructional computer labs and 35 laptop computers available in the mobile computer lab. The Library Resource Center, located on the second floor of the facility, also has 12 PC workstations available. The open computer lab, multimedia lab, and instructional computer labs are located on the third floor of the facility and the mobile computer lab can be taken to any room in the facility. These workstations and laptops have a variety of software including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visual Studio, and Java.

Internet access is available through all the computers using Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Printing resources for the lab systems includes black and white laser and color laser printers and a print allowance is in effect for all student accounts. Scanners, CD-RW drives, and DVD+RW drives are available, along with wireless access to the network and Internet for individuals who have laptops with Wi-Fi compatible network cards. Technology available for checkout by students includes laptop computers, mice, wireless network cards, network cables, digital cameras, camcorders, and headphones. CD-R disks are available for purchase in the administrative office on the 1st floor.

Technical personnel are available during the facility’s operating hours to provide support for the computing resources as well as assistance for connections to the wireless network. They also provide support for the campuses five videoconferencing classrooms. The technical staff is located at the Help Desk on the facility’s third floor. Information on hours for the Help Desk, computer labs, and all other technical support services can be found at UHS Sugar Land (http://www.sugarland.uh.edu/computing/index.php).

IT Services at UH System at Cinco Ranch

For students attending classes at the UH System at Cinco Ranch facility, academic computing and telecommunications services are available. There are 20 PC workstations available in the open computer lab, 4 PC workstations available in the reading room, and 48 laptop computers available in the mobile computer lab. The open lab is located in room 126, the reading room is located in room 166, and the mobile computer lab can be taken to any room in the facility. These workstations and laptops have a variety of software including, but not limited to, Office 2007 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).

Internet access is available through the lab computers using Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Printing resources for the lab systems includes black and white laser and color laser printers. A print allowance is in effect for all student accounts. Scanners, CD-RW drives, and DVD+RW drives are available, along with wireless access to the network and Internet for individuals who have laptops with Wi-Fi compatible network cards.

Operating hours are posted in the open computer lab. Technical personnel are available during the facility’s operating hours to provide support for the computing resources as well as assistance for connections to the wireless network. They also provide support for the facility’s four videoconferencing classrooms. The technical staff is located in the open lab and at the front office.

Instructional Television (ITV)

UH-Victoria, UH Sugar Land, and UH System at Cinco Ranch all provide Instructional Television (ITV) rooms to support classes offered in this medium.