Classrooms and Labs

Smart Classrooms

Technology-enhanced, or "smart", classrooms are learning spaces which have integrated technology for use in pedagogy. The typical smart classroom has a computer, projector, projection screen, DVD / VHS player, sound system, and podium with AV controls and laptop connections. Some specialized classrooms have document cameras, smartboards, and other equipment relevant to the coursework or discipline being taught in the space. ITS works with faculty, departments, and vendors to provide classroom technologies that are functional, dependable, easy to use, and consistent across the entire UNC Asheville campus.

ITS provides technical support and management for approximately 110 smart classrooms across the UNC Asheville campus. Please contact the ITS Help Desk (828-251-6445) for technical assistance with a smart classroom.

Availability and Scheduling

Most computer labs on the UNC Asheville campus are open to all faculty, staff, and students when the facilities are not in use for a class. Computer lab patrons must be able to produce a current, valid UNC Asheville ID (OneCard) if asked. Activities in the computer labs are subject to the UNC Asheville Student Computing and Network Usage Policy and Faculty/Staff Computing and Network Usage Policy.

Whitesides Hall 008 and Highsmith Union 255 are "open use" labs - they are never reserved for classes and are always available for student use during operating hours. Whitesides Hall 008 is staffed by student Lab Assistants. If you anticipate needing help with your work, we encourage you to use Whitesides Hall 008.

Scheduling of classes, workshops, or other events in labs is managed by Silke Crombie at 828.250.3832. Faculty wishing to hold a one-time class session in a computer lab during open lab hours should contact Silke at least one week prior to the proposed class.

Software

ITS provides a basic set of applications in every computer lab. Specialized software may only be available in particular labs, please refer to the list of labs below for the software available at each location. All labs are protected by Deep Freeze, which prevents changes to the computer and which erases all saved files when the machine is rebooted.

List of Base Lab Software

 

Lab patrons MUST save their work to Google Docs, a USB key, or other external storage to avoid data loss. ITS cannot retrieve data lost in the computer labs.

"Courseware" and other specialized software required or requested by academic departments must be supplied, with proof of ownership, by the "requesting" department at least 3 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Before making any software purchases intended for lab installations, please contact the ITS Help Desk to schedule a consultation with our Lab Managers.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather the University will make the decision to cancel or delay classes. In the interest student safety, the labs will operate as follows:

  • On a Delayed Start schedule the Labs will operate on the same delayed schedule.
  • If classes are cancelled the labs will be closed.

Computer Lab Facilities
 

Highsmith Union

Highsmith 255

This is an open use, non-academic lab. It cannot be reserved or scheduled. Equipment: Windows 7 PCs, Macs, Printing.

Contact

Christina Jaeger
Associate Director, Highsmith Operations
Student Activities/Integrative Learning
cjaeger@unca.edu
828.251.6678

Hours

Open during Highsmith Union hours of operation.

Karpen Hall

Karpen 036 

Open Use.

Equipment: Windows 7 PCs, Printing

Contact

Silke Crombie
Director, Student Center Program
Student Activities / Integrative Learning
scrombie@unca.edu
828.250.3832

Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed Saturday & Sunday 


Karpen 037

This is a reservable, general use lag.

Equipment: Windows 7 PCs, Printing. Additional Software: Gedit, Brackets.

Contact

Silke Crombie
Director, Student Center Program
Student Activities/Integrative Learning
scrombie@unca.edu
828.250.3832

Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed Saturday & Sunday


Literature Laptop Carts

These carts primarily serve the Literature Department.

Contact

Stanley Williams
223 Karpen Hall, CPO 2130
828.251.6411
sjwillia@unca.edu

Equipment: Windows 7 Laptops and Macintosh Laptops


Karpen 316

This lab primarily serves the Mass Communications department.

Equipment: Macs, Printing. Additional Software: Final Cut Pro, Premier Pro, CS6 Design Standard

Contact

Stephanie Gifford
Mass Communications, Administrative Assistant
sgifford@unca.edu
828.232.5027

Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed Saturday & Sunday

Lipinsky Hall

Lipinsky 013

Equipment: Macs. Additional Software: Sibelieus, Pro Tools.

Contact

Pam Miller

Administrative Assistant
828.251.6432
pmiller4@unca.edu

Media Design Lab

The Media Design Lab is located in Ramsey Library.

Whitesides Hall

Whitesides Hall 008

This is an open use lab. It cannot be reserved or scheduled.

Equipment: Windows 7 PCs, Macs, Printing, Scanning. Additional Software: GSP 5.

Contact

Alex Mitchell
ITS Lab/Smart Classroom Technician
ahmitche@unca.edu
828.251.6724
helpdesk@unca.edu
828.251.6445

Hours

Fall/Spring: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Whitesides Hall 110

Primarily for use by the Drama Department.

Equipment: Windows 7 PCs, Printing

Contact

Rob Bowen
Associate Professor
828.251.6650
rbowen@unca.edu

Owen Hall

Owen 102A

Primarily serves the Art Department.

Equipment: Macs

Contact

Terri Ingerick
Administrative Assistant
828.251.6559
ingeric@unca.edu


Owen 132

Primarily serves the Art Department.

Equipment: Macs; Additional Software: Sketchup Make

Contact

Terri Ingerick
Administrative Assistant
828.251.6559
ingeric@unca.edu


Owen 221

Primarily serves the Art Department.

Equipment: Macs

Contact

Terri Ingerick
Administrative Assistant
828.251.6559
ingeric@unca.edu

Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed Saturday & Sunday


Owen 228

This lab primarily serves the Management and Accountancy Department.

Equipment: Windows 7 PCs, Printing

Contact

Joanne Creech
Administrative Assistant, Management & Accountancy
828.251.6554
jcreech@unca.edu

Robinson Hall

Robinson 114

Equipment: Windows 7 PCs; Additional Software: Scratch 2.0

Contact

Brian Hart
Administrative Assistant
124 Rhoades/Robinson Hall, CPO 2430
828.251.6442
bhart@unca.edu


Robinson 119

Equipment: Windows 7 PCs, Printing

Contact

Brian Hart
Administrative Assistant
124 Rhoades/Robinson Hall, CPO 2430
828.251.6442
bhart@unca.edu


Robinson 123

This lab primarily serves the Physics Department.

Equipment: Windows 7 PCs

Contact

Brian Hart
Administrative Assistant
124 Rhoades/Robinson Hall, CPO 2430
828.251.6442
bhart@unca.edu


Robinson 209

Equipment: Windows 7 PCs

Contact

Sandy Sallee
Administrative Assistant
828.251.6446
ssallee@unca.edu


Robinson 211

Equipment: Windows 7 PCs, Printing

Contact

Brian Hart
Administrative Assistant
124 Rhoades/Robinson Hall, CPO 2430
828.251.6442
bhart@unca.edu


Robinson 213

Equipment: Windows 7 PCs

Contact

Sheryl Donaldson
Admin Support Associate-Mathematics
828.251.6556
sdonalds@unca.edu


Robinson 223

Equipment: Windows 7 PCs, Linux

Contact

Sandy Sallee
Administrative Assistant
828.251.6446
ssallee@unca.edu


Robinson 238

Equipment: Windows 7 PCs, Linux VM

Contact

Sandy Sallee
Administrative Assistant
828.251.6446
ssallee@unca.edu

Sherrill Center

SHE 408

Equipment: Windows 7 PCs

Contact

Katie Cox
Administrative Assistant-Health and Wellness
828.251.6513
kcox1@unca.edu

Zagier Hall

Zagier 101

This lab primarily serves the Education Department.

Equipment: Windows 7 PCs; Additional Software: Insight, Smart Notebook, pkJing, Skype, Open Sankore

Contact

Elaine M. Dye
828.251.6420
edye@unca.edu

 

Zeis Hall

Zeis 136

Equipment: Macs; Additional Software: Chem Bio Lab, iMol, Latex

Contact

Brenda Henderson
Office Assistant
828.251.6443
bhenders@unca.edu


Zeis 201 & 203

This lab primarily serves the New Media Department.

Equipment: Macs; Additional Software: 

  • Adobe Creative Suite 6
  • Adobe After Effects CS6
  • Adobe Flash Plugin on all browsers
  • Adobe Shockwave Plugin on all browsers
  • Arduino
  • Scanner software  (Canon 9000F, Mark II)
  • Printer software - HP 4240N and HP 3800DN
  • Eclipse
  • Fetch
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Flip Player (use most current)
  • Greenfoot
  • Inkscape
  • iWork
  • Jiggler
  • Max Runtime
  • Octave
  • Opera
  • Pd
  • Max
  • Maya 2015
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Siverlight 
  • Mudbox 2015
  • Netbeans
  • Processing
  • Quicktime 7 Pro
  • Real Player
  • SketchUp
  • Sublime
  • TextEdit
  • TextWrangler
  • VLC
  • Wacom software for tablets
  • Xcode
  • Quarts composer
  • Autodesk Sketchbook Pro
  • Zbrush

Contact

Tina McCants
NM, Program Assistant
828.350.4567
tmccants@unca.edu