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Facilities

School of Information Technology (IT) classes are taught in classrooms utilizing Smart Classroom technology. Additionally, School of Information Technology students have exclusive use of seven state-of-the-art microcomputer laboratories and a number of special use laboratories.

The School of Information Tedchnology also provides a range of resources and support specifically designed to benefit IT students.

To view the IT standards and practices, click here.

 

Resources & Support

The School of IT Support website where students can submit tickets with issues, request Microsoft Dreamspark and VMware software access, find tutorials on how to access resources, and connect to our Linux Terminal Servers.

Labs

Note For Summer Term - During summer Term, the labs are closed. Students enrolled in IT summer courses will instead have ID card access to rooms OU213D and OU116.

Horizons Labs were made possible through a grant from the State Farm Insurance Companies Foundation. Horizons labs are equipped with our most advanced personal computers.

  • Horizons I Lab - Used for special presentations and for individually scheduled class meetings. When the lab is not scheduled for an event, it is open for use by IT students.
  • Horizons II Lab - Available for student use whenever lab facilities are open. Not used for classes or other events.

 

Teaching Labs were made possible through the support of the National Science Foundation

  • Teaching Lab I – Specifically designed for teaching and frequently scheduled for instructor lead class meetings. The lab includes student workstations for hands-on learning and an instructor lead-station capable of large screen projection of subject matter and examples.
  • Teaching Lab II - Specifically designed for teaching and frequently scheduled for instructor lead class meetings. The lab includes student workstations for hands-on learning and an instructor lead-station capable of large screen projection of subject matter and examples.

 

IT Open Lab is available for student use whenever lab facilities are open. The lab includes student workstations and printing services and is not scheduled for events or classes

 

Telecommunications Lab is occasionally scheduled for instructor lead class meetings. The lab is predominantly available for student use whenever lab facilities are open. The lab is provisioned with advanced hardware and software specific to the telecommunications program. The lab makes extensive use of virtualization technology to extend the capabilities of lab resources and provide a diverse learning environment utilizing a variety of operating systems.

 

OU125 Lab is intended for special presentations, such as Master’s Project presentations, and instructor lead class meetings on an "as needed" basis. The lab is predominantly available for student use whenever lab facilities are open. The lab includes student workstations for hands-on learning and an instructor-lead station capable of large screen projection of subject matter and examples.

 

Research

 

The School of Information Technology offers students exceptional learning and research opportunities made possible by the generous support of our IT industry partners.

  • Caterpillar Laboratory for Advanced Computing.

    Made possible by a generous gift from the Caterpillar Corporation, the  Caterpillar Laboratory for Advanced Computing includes two large teaching labs and five small research labs which are dedicated to faculty and student research projects into various areas such as Internet2 virtual conferencing, convergence, human-computer interaction and usability, large scale enterprise computing, and information assurance and security.
  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Convergence Laboratory.

    Made possible by a generous gift from ADM, the Archer Daniels Midland Convergence Laboratory is dedicated to the study of convergence - voice, data, and video traffic all sharing a common IP packet-based network -  in next-generation networks. The ADM Convergence Laboratory provides a hands-on environment for student research and development in various areas of convergence.
  • IBM System z 890 mainframe computer

    This computer, on loan from IBM, is used in a collaborative initiative to support the Enterprise Computing Systems sequence and help students better understand how data warehousing, e-commerce, and business intelligence technologies work together in the large enterprise environment.
  • Trustwave

    The Schgool of Information Technology is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.  Thanks to a generous gift of state-of-the-art hardware and software from Trustwave, a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions, students  in the Information Assurance & Security program get hands-on experience using advanced, production level security technology.

Lab Hours

Regular hours:

Mon - Thurs

8:00 am - 10:45 pm

Fri

8:00 am - 3:45 pm

Sun

2:00 pm - 10:45 pm

 

Extended hours (week before finals):

Sun - Thurs

Close 11:45 pm

Fri

Close 3:45 pm

 

Finals Week - Regular hours (above)

 

Summer Hours:

Mon - Thurs

Closed for summer term (OU213D & OU116 available instead via card access)

Fri

Closed for summer term (OU213D & OU116 available instead via card access)

 

Closed: Saturdays, University holidays, Thanksgiving break, & Spring Break

Illinois State University

SchoolofIT@IllinoisState.edu

School of Information Technology
Normal, Il 61790-5150
Phone: 309.438.8338

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