UIS students, faculty, and staff have access to state-of-the-art computing facilities, including our open access computer lab in the University Hall Building [UHB 2000] and the multimedia lab on the first level of Brookens Library, Media Lab [BRK 180). Color and black/white prints may be purchased at these locations using your iCard (cash is also accepted in the Media Lab, BRK 180). The labs are available for use by all current UIS students, staff, faculty.
Please read the Guidelines for Using Computer Labs.
UIS students will be allotted $25.00 in printing funds per calendar year. The $25 credit will be added to the student’s Pharos printing account the first time his or her i-card is swiped at a Pharos print station. The $25 credit can only be used for printing services and cannot be used in other areas where i-card payment is accepted. The $25 credit account, which will be displayed at the Pharos station, is labeled UIS Technology Fee. Black and white prints are $.10 per page, and color prints are $.25 per page.
Additionally, wireless printing through Pharos is now available using iPhones and iPads running iOS 4.2 or greater. To use this, your device must be connected to the UIS wireless (UISWiFi). When the item to be printed is selected, a ‘Printer Options’ window will open. You should then choose “Select Printer”. Two options will appear: Pharos BW (Black & White) Stations or Pharos Color Stations. Choose the appropriate option and then go to any Pharos print station to release your job. Please note: If you choose to print in black and white, your print will not be available at a color printer and vice versa. For more information about both of these new services, please consult the ITS website. If you have questions or problems, please call or visit the ITS Help Desk at 206-6000 or HSB110.
General Access Computer Labs
UHB 2000 [19 workstations]
This is a general access computer lab with 14 Intel Core 2 Duo Dells with CD-RW/DVD drives, five Intel iMac computers, and black and white and color laser printers .
Hours for UHB 2000
- Mon-Thur – 7:30am to 10pm
- Fri – 7:30am to 5pm
- Sat-Sun Closed
- Phone: 217-206-7100
Media Lab, BRK 180 [17 workstations]
The Multimedia Lab in BRK 180 is a specialized lab of seventeen computer graphics, digital video and audio production. In addition to common software for word processing, spreadsheet, and presentations, you have a variety of computer hardware and software suited for developing almost every type of multimedia project. Equipment such as scanners, CD and DVD burners, digital slide scanners, analog/digital video converters, printers, and TV/DVD/VCR players are available for use. The lab contains a digital editing suite [or eSuite] for audio production, adding voice-overs, and capturing/mixing audio in a studio environment.
Here is a listing of the stations available in the lab:
- 7 Intel iMacs
- 1 Intel Mac Minis
- 9 Dell Workstations
Hours for Media Lab, BRK 180
- Mon-Thur – 8:30am to midnight
- Fri – 8:30am – 5pm
- Sat – 10am to 6pm
- Sun – 2pm to 10pm
- Phone: 217-206-6550
Teaching Computer Labs
This teaching lab is arranged in a U-shape and provides the flexibility of individual work at the computer or group discussions at the center table.
HSB 109 [30 workstations]
This teaching lab runs thin client PCs which connect to a high powered terminal server. A B&W laser printer is available in this lab. This lab is available general use when not scheduled for classes. A schedule of availability will be posted at the lab. The help desk located just a few steps down the hall is available for questions and assistance.
Hours for HSB 109
- Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 9:30 pm
- Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
- Saturday and Sunday: Closed
UHB 2025 [30 workstations]
This classroom is equipped with Intel Duo Core PCs with CD-RW/DVD drives, two network video projectors, interactive whiteboard, instructor podium with DVD/VCR player and document camera, and touch panel control system. A lecture capture system is permanently installed in this teaching lab (call 206-6550 to schedule a recording or for training). Black and white printing is available in this lab.
UHB 2028 [23 workstations]
This classroom is equipped with Intel Duo Core PCs with CD-RW/DVD drives, instructor podium with DVD/VCR player and document camera, network video projector, interactive whiteboard, and touch panel control system. Black and white printing is available in this lab.
The largest of our teaching labs, UHB2030 has 50 student stations and an instructor podium with a DVD/VCR player, document camera, 2 network video projector and touch panel control system. Printing is available through the print stations in UHB2000.
BRK 141B [22 workstations]
This computer lab has 22 iMacs that run both the Mac OS and Windows 7. This lab is also outfitted with scanners, dvd/vhs combo decks with a digital video converter, and specialized software for multimedia development. This lab is used as a teaching and training lab.
BRK 413 [24 workstations]
This computer lab is used as a teaching and training lab. The lab houses Pentium IV PCs with CD-RW/DVD drives, a B&W laser printer, video projector. The instructor station has software installed to enable the instructor to view and control other PCs in the lab.
PAC 493 [29 workstations]
This lab is used mainly for lectures and software training. It houses an instructor station, video projector, sound system, DVD/VCR player, Pentium IV PCs and a B&W laser printer.
HRB 111 [35 workstations]
Used mainly for lectures and software training, this lab houses PCs with CD-RW/DVD drives, instructor podium with a DVD/VCR player, video projector, interactive whiteboard and a B&W laser printer.
This teaching computer lab is outfitted with iMacs, scanners, advanced graphics application, and improved large-scale printing capabilities. In adition these Macs have the ability to boot in to the Windows 7.