Collaborate provides instructional labs, presentation and interaction technologies in departmental and general assignment classrooms, campus wireless access to instructional services, and remote access to specialized software.
Collaborate's instructional labs support computer-based teaching and learning. Labs can serve as primary teaching locations for a course, or can be reserved for independent student activities. Labs locations include Phelps Hall, Psychology East (LSCF), the Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSSB), and the Social Sciences and Media Studies (SSMS) building.
Reservations & Scheduling
Virtual Computer Lab
The Virtual Computer Lab (VCL) service can provide remote access to select academic software. Software available in Collaborate’s Windows-based instructional labs may be used by enrolled students from any computer with a reliable Internet connection as long as VCL has been added to the class’ GauchoSpace. Students use this software without access to a physical lab and without purchasing software licenses. The VCL service is only available through GauchoSpace courses and project sites.
To accommodate license and system management requirements software requests for a VCL must be made prior to week nine of the preceding quarter. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure that courses can be evaluated for approval and titles can be prepared. Simply submitting your request does not guarantee VCL will be available, until all evaluations are complete and you have received written confirmation of your request from LSIT do not plan around using VCL for your class.
Also bear in mind that VCL – as currently construed – is running as a depreciated service on hardware that has reached end-of-life. While we investigate modernizations for VCL any services provided will be as-is and with no guarantee of availability or up time. Once an appropriate replacement is fully tested and deployed we will be able to offer full support to instructors needing this service.
For more information or if you have questions, please fill out a Help Request Form.
Wireless Access to Collaborate Services
Instructional Labs & Department Classrooms
Collaborate provides a variety of instructional lab and departmental teaching space layouts to support different teaching approaches.