Digital studios

Don Bergland teaching an Education Technology course.
Don Bergland teaching an Education Technology course in one of the Faculty of Education Digital Labs.

The Faculty of Education offers digital studios with computer workstations and equipment supporting a broad range of popular and specialized software.

Most studios are bookable and available for drop-in use when not booked. Faculty of Education students and students taking education courses also have access outside of regular hours.

For more information on available hardware (in studio and for loan) or software see below, check out our studio resources page or contact us.

Our studios

MacLaurin D211 is a 31-station digital studio on the second floor of the MacLaurin in the causeway between the A and D wings. It's available for course instruction and student drop-in.

All stations are dual-boot to Windows and Mac OS. In addition to printing and scanning services, this studio houses a wide screen interactive whiteboard (SMARTboard).

Map to studio locations.

  • 30 student + 1 instructor stations.
  • 27" iMacs (2013), Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM.
  • Dual-boot to Mac OS 10.9.4 or Windows 7.
  • Full list of software. (See "Software".)
  • Specialty software currently installed: n/a.
  • Printers: Black & White and Colour. Stations are setup to print to MacD211, MacD282, and Curriculum Library printers.
  • Projector: Sharp XG-C55X ceiling-mounted.
  • SMARTBoard 600i.
  • Scanner: Microtek i900 scanner with special drawer for scanning film negatives (at Station #7).
  • SMARTSync 2009 desktop control software (Windows only).

MacLaurin D282 is a 31-station digital studio on the second floor of the MacLaurin in the D wing. It's available for course instruction and student drop-in.

All stations are dual-boot to Windows and Mac OS. The room has both printing and scanning services.

Map to studio locations.

  • 30 student + 1 instructor stations.
  • 21.5" iMacs (2011), Intel Core Duo, 4 Gb RAM.
  • Dual-boot to Mac OS 10.6 or Windows 7.
  • Printers: N-up (black and white but handles PDF files better) in lab. Stations are setup to print to MacD211, MacD282 and Curriculum Library printers.
  • Projector: NEC NP3250W ceiling-mounted.
  • Whiteboard and secondary projection screen for overheads or other devices.
  • Scanner: Epson 4990 (at instructor's station).
  • SMARTSync 2009 desktop control software (Windows only).

MacLaurin A222 is an 10-station digital studio on the second floor of the MacLaurin A-wing for drop-in, small group and long-term project work.

All stations aare dual-boot to either Windows or Mac OS. The room is not bookable but used on a first come, first served basis.

There is a special audio recording station in this room that can be used to digitize tape and live audio.

This drop-in/project room is accessible only with an after hours access Education swipe card even during regular office hours.

Map to MacA222

  • 10 student stations.
  • Mix of 20" (2009) Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 Gb RAM and 27" iMacs (2011), Intel Core Duo, 4 Gb RAM.
  • Dual-boot to either Mac OS 10.6 or Windows 7.
  • Analog-to-digital audio recording/conversion station to digitize tape and live audio.
  • Analog-to-digital video conversion station.
  • Printers: none but stations are setup to print to MacD211, MacD282 and Curriculum Library printers.
  • Projector: none, but there is a blank wall useable with a portable projector available from our equipment loan office, MacD209.
  • Excellent space for small-group and long-term projects. Contact us for more information on setting up for special projects.
  • This drop-in/project room is accessible with an Education swipe card 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Mckinnon 070 is a 16-station digital studio on the ground floor (by the squash court) of the Mckinnon building.

It's available for course instruction and student drop-in. All stations are dual-boot to Windows and Mac OS. This studio offers specialized software for sports and performance analysis.

  • 16 student + 1 presentation stations.
  • 27" iMacs (2013), i7 CPU, 2 Gb video, SSD hard drive, 16 Gb RAM.
  • Dual-boot to Mac OS 10.8 or Windows 7.
  • Specialty software: DartFish Video Analysis.
  • Projectors: 2 - SMARTBoard 800 with built-in ultra-short throw projector; widescreen VDP attached to presentation station with RCA hookups for gaming equipment.
  • Scanner:
  • SMARTSync 2009 desktop control software (Windows only).
  • Available for drop-in use when not booked for a class. Check the posted schedule in Mck070 or contac the EPHE General Offce (Mck120) for hours.

The Faculty of Education supports 4 mobile lab carts (2 Windows and 2 Mac carts) each with 16 laptops.

The carts come fully loaded with our digital studio software and there are a wide variety of available peripherals for loan including scanners, headsets, digital cameras, digital video cameras, extra wireless nodes, and a printer.

See our access page for online booking and our studio resources page for more details on available hardware.