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Student Technology Centers
WKU provides Student Technology Centers (general usage computer labs for all students)
at seven locations on the main campus. There is also one Student Technology Center
(STC) at each regional campus location, and another at South Campus location. STC
labs are equipped with the latest hardware, software, scanners, and laser printing.
The Mass Media and Technology Hall lab is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during
fall and spring semesters. STC labs are restricted for the use of current WKU students
only, and you will use your NetID to log in.
General Lab Assistance
Lab Consultants are available to answer questions about lab equipment and printing,
as well as troubleshoot technical problems. They are not allowed to help with homework
assignments or answer questions about other software not on Student Technology Center
Laser printing is free, up to the amount of your printing allocation for each year. For details, see the Lab Printing page.
Color printing is available in Helm 2F and MMTH 145 labs. It costs 50 cents per page.
You can use Big Red Dollars and Personal Print Value, available through the kiosk
machine in MMTH lab.
Scanners are available at each STC Lab. Work stations with scanners are reserved for scanning use only. For details, see the Scanning Instructions page.
Each STC is equipped with ADA compliant work stations. Specialized software such as
JAWS and Read & Write Gold are available. When necessary, patrons will be asked to
relocate so that the ADA work station may be used by patrons who need to use it.
Macintosh computers are available for use in the MMTH, Helm 2F, Grise 239, and South
Campus Labs. See the list of Macintosh software.
There are four collaboration rooms located in Helm Room 205. The collaboration areas are designed for small group work, seating 3 to 5 students. The rooms contain a Dell computer with a 42" video display. Room is available on a first come first serve basis, for a two hour time interval. Contact the Helm STC at 745-4653 for more information .
|Lab||Number of Computers|
|Cherry Hall 127||22 PCs|
|Commons at Cravens||30 PCs|
|Grise Hall 239||36 PCs & 1 Mac|
|Grise Hall 243||4 PCs|
|Grise Hall 335||36 PCs|
|Helm Library 2nd Floor||48 PCs & 2 Mac|
|MMTH 145||101 PCs & 9 Mac|
|Snell Hall 1104||30 PCs|
|South Campus C223||45 PCs & 1 Mac|
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download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,