Locations and Equipment
|Room HA-30||ground floor
|Resource Centre||main floor||workstations||tabloid scanner|
|Room HB-1||main floor||workstations||black & white letter printer|
|East Studio||third floor
||workstations||black & white letter printer, colour tabloid printer|
|West Studio||third floor||workstations|
|Furry Room||fourth floor||workstations||1 high-end PC for rendering, etc.|
Dal Computers Need a Dal NetID
- See the online instructions to activate your NetID and set your password.
- Use any lab computer in the university.
All of the computer equipment in the labs is connected to an alarm system that is monitored by Dalhousie Security. Removing equipment will trigger the alarm.
Questions about computer operation should be directed to Jeremy Sutherland in Room HA32 (weekdays 9:30 to 5:00).
Sexton Help Desk
The Sexton Help Desk (902-494-3139) is located next to the circulation desk in the Sexton Library (third floor, B Building). The IT Help Desk website lists its services and hours. For online assistance, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If your computer needs repair (malware, virus removal, etc.), it will be forwarded to Client Services on the Studley Campus.
If you notice a hardware or software problem with a Windows computer, go to the computer's Troubleshooting window and send an e-mail message to University Computing and Information Services. To report a problem with a Macintosh computer, contact Jeremy Sutherland. Include your name, the date, the computer number, and the problem. If necessary, the problem will be reported to UCIS.
The university's IT Services department provides some free software to faculty and students. Go to the Software Download page and log in.
Software on Lab Computers
|Mac Software||Windows Software||Purpose|
|Adobe Acrobat Pro 10||PDF manipulation|
|Adobe Dreamweaver CS3||web creation / publishing|
|Adobe Flash CS3||web creation|
|Adobe Illustrator CS5.1||graphic design|
|Adobe InDesign CS5.5||desktop publishing|
|Adobe Photoshop CS5.1||image processing|
|AutoCAD 2014||2D/3D CAD and modeling|
|Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2014||animation/rendering|
|Autodesk Revit 2014||parametric modeling|
|Ecotect Analysis 2011||energy analysis|
|Final Cut Express 4||video editing|
|Firefox 48||Firefox 51||web browser|
|Gimp 2.8||image processing|
|Google Chrome 60||web browser|
|Google Earth 7.1||mapping|
|Grasshopper||parametric modeler for Rhinoceros|
|iMovie 6 and 10||video editing|
|Internet Explorer 11||web browser|
|iTunes 12||iTunes 11||music management; iPod/iPad connectivity|
|iWork 2009: Keynote||presentation|
|iWork 2009: Numbers||spreadsheet|
|iWork 2009: Pages||word processing|
|MAPLE 18||MAPLE 16||statistical analysis|
|MATLAB 8.5||MATLAB 2015||data visualization|
|MAXWELL 3||MAXWELL 3||rendering|
|Microsoft Office: 2011 Excel||Microsoft Office: 2015 Excel||spreadsheet
|Microsoft Office: 2011 Powerpoint||Microsoft Office: 2015 Powerpoint||presentation|
|Microsoft Office: 2011 Word||Microsoft Office: 2015 Word||word processing|
|MINITAB 16||statistical analysis|
|Quicktime Player||Quicktime Player||media player|
|Rhinoceros 5||3D modeling|
|Safari 9||web browser|
|Skype 6||free phone/video|
|SketchUp Pro 2015||SketchUp Pro 2015||3D modeling|
|VectorWorks 2013||2D/3D CAD and modeling|