The Information Technology Lab at the School of Information is located in the University Administration Building (UTA) 1.210. The main lab offers the use of collaborative stations and equipment available for in-lab use or check-out. The lab is staffed by Teaching Assistants ("purpleshirts") who can assist in technological instruction.

The lab also contains

The Lab staff also helps manage the usage of the IX Lab. Reservations can be made on the IX Lab site. Tutorial materials are found here.

IT Lab Collaborative Stations

The IT Lab contains four collaborative stations suitable for groups of 6-7 students. Each station contains a large table surface and monitor, connected to a Mac Mini and Apple TV. You can connect wirelessly with your Apple Device or PC with Windows 10, or connect your computer with an HDMI cable.

To reserve a collaborative station, email ta_help@ischool.utexas.edu or ask a member of the lab staff to create a reservation for you. Please include your name, and the reservation date and time.

  • Reservations may only be made during regular lab hours of operation (found here).
  • Max reservation time is 3 hours unless otherwise approved by a lab staff member. Please refer to the calendar below to view current reservations and availabilities. 

 

Access and Acceptable Use

  • IT Lab Access is generally restricted to to members of the iSchool community, including any student enrolled in an iSchool course, absent other arrangment.
  • Persons using the iSchool IT Lab must abide by the University of Texas Acceptable Use Policy.
  • The lab may refuse service to persons who violate the Acceptable Use Policy or who are otherwise disruptive on the premises.

Lab Staff Assistance


The School of Information IT Lab is usually staffed by Teaching Assistants enrolled in the iSchool. Lab staff may

  • Assist with technological problems related to use of lab resources;
  • Offer limited assistance in the use of technology as it pertains to iSchool course assignments;
  • Offer instruction related to the use of technology.

Food and Drink

  • Food and drink are only allowed in certain designated areas in the IT Lab. 
  • Drinks are only allowed in spill-proof or capped containers.
  • NO FOOD OR DRINK IS ALLOWED in the Computer Classroom (UTA 1.210) or the Media Workroom (1.210B) with the exception of bottled water, due to the everyday use of rare materials.
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