The Learning & Professional Development (LPD) team
within ITS manages the ITS Computer Lab for the training of faculty and staff. While this lab is primarily for our own
training purposes, we do allow ITS and other departments to utilize the lab
while not in use. Because the lab is located in a security sensitive building, we cannot allow students to use the lab in an academic capacity.
A request to use our labs does not guarantee a lab reservation and we reserve the right to refuse anyone access to our labs.
Requesting the Lab
The ITS Computer Lab has an Outlook calendar which you can use to view the availability. DO NOT submit your request through Outlook. Please use the Lab Request Form.
Please include the
- The primary contact for this request
- The purpose for scheduling the lab
- The number of seats needed
- The date(s) and time(s)
- Any additional needs
Once the request is submitted we will respond to your
request within 1 business day.
We typically do not schedule the labs on Fridays, as this day is reserved for maintenance but we will make accommodations if necessary.
All lab reservations will be scheduled a half
hour before the requested start time for the reservation. This time is to ensure the instructor has
time to prepare the lab and be there for anyone who shows up early to the
reservation. Whoever is responsible for the lab reservation should be present for this half hour period.
A member of LPD will be present at the scheduled start of your reservation. If you are going to arrive late or you need to cancel your reservation, please contact the LPD team as soon as possible so that we may adjust our schedules accordingly.
You cannot cancel a lab reservation from your calendar. Only members of Learning & Professional Development can add, change, or delete reservations. If you need to cancel a reservation, please email us at email@example.com or call 3-8938.
The ITS Computer Lab specifications are below. If you need additional materials
for your training purposes, please contact LPD by 5:00 pm on the Tuesday the
week prior to your lab reservation, and we will try to
accommodate your request.
The Lab is equipped with 21 Dell computers: 20 student computers and 1 instructor computer. The machines run Microsoft Windows 8.1. The software provided on each machine is listed below:
- Guest Login Account
- NAU login capability
- Remote Desktop Connection
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Internet Explorer
- Microsoft Office 2016
- Microsoft Silverlight
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
All of our computers are also equipped with video conferencing abilities, including cameras and microphones. If you plan on conducting a conferencing calls within our lab, please include that with your lab request.
The ITS Computer Lab is located in Room 106 in the Information
Systems building (#54) on an NAU campus map.
Attendees who do not have an NAU Parking Pass can purchase a temporary pass for the Knoles Parking Garage (96A). Day passes can also be purchased at one of the kiosks around campus. The closest lot for these passes is behind the library, off of Riordan Road (P13).
Food and DrinkWe do allow food and drinks in our labs; however, we ask to keep all beverages in a
container with a lid that prevents spills. We also ask that any other messes be cleaned before you leave.
If you would like your training to be listed on the MyTraining site and give learners the ability to sign up for your training online, please mention this in the lab request form, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you choose to list your course on the MyTraining site, we ask that you actively manage your session's attendance via the Instructor Portal at http://www.nau.edu/MyTraining. This process includes keeping an up-to-date roster and marking attendance at the conclusion of your training event. Trainees receive a transcript of all attended trainings, so marking attendance is critical to their professional development process.
A member of the LPD team can show you how to access and manage your attendance.
Physical Lab Repsonsibilities
Prior to the lab reservation, we request that someone associated with the reservation be present for the half hour block before the requested reservation time. During this time, it is your responsibility to prepare the lab for your
needs. This preparation time will
also be used for LPD assistance in setting up special requests, such as
A member from LPD will be present at the start and end of your scheduled reservation. If you are going to arrive late or you need to cancel your reservation, please contact the LPD team as soon as possible so that we may adjust our schedules accordingly.
In order to maintain the cleanliness, security, and
functionalities of our labs, we ask that every instructor go through this small
checklist before leaving the lab.
Failure to do so may result in denial of future lab requests.
- Leave the
lab in the same state in which you entered it.
- Make sure
all accounts are logged out.
- Turn off
- Pick up
any trash or other messes that are left behind.
- If you
used the whiteboards, please erase them.
- Turn off
- Shut the
doors behind you.
Lab CancellationsIf you need to cancel your lab reservation, please e-mail us as soon as possible at email@example.com or call 3-8938. Deleting the calendar event from your calendar does NOT cancel the reservation.