Computers and Technology

Computer Services

Ambler Campus Technology (ACT) Center
Learning Center Room 106
267-468-TECH (8324)

 

The Ambler Campus Technology (ACT) Center is equipped with 85 PCs and 6 iMacs equipped with software for all Temple programs, color and black and white laser printing, two plotters, scanner applications, video editing equipment, and a wireless lounge area. A help desk area is located within the ACT Center.

 

ACT Center Hours (Fall and Spring Semesters):
Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday:  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 8 p.m.

 

ACT Center Hours (Summer Semesters):
Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday:  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

 

Note: The lab is closed on weekends during holidays and semester intercessions.

 

Ambler Campus Learning Center

The Ambler Learning Center is a state-of-the art computer facility providing technology resources and support to students, faculty and staff at the Ambler Campus seven days a week.

Special features include:

  • 72,000 square-foot, three-story building

  • 285 computer workstations

  • 300-seat auditorium/smart lecture hall

  • 85-seat tech center with software applications serving all academic disciplines

  • Math, Science and Writing Support Center

  • Faculty Instructional Support Center

  • Five computer classrooms/14 smart classrooms

  • Drafting studio

  • Student breakout room

  • Help Desk/PC Clinic

  • Wireless access throughout

Specialty Labs

  • Math, Science and Writing Support Center, Room 102 – Tutoring is available for students requiring assistance with math, science, and writing in the Learning Center. Online access to tutors at Main Campus is available in the tutoring center through Goggle Hangout and WebEx applications.

  • Video Conferencing, Room 301 – Equipped with high definition video conferencing/distance learning technology.

  • Multimedia Lab, Room 106E – Consists of PC and Mac video editing computers, a DVCAM deck, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere.

  • Drafting Studio, Room 104 – 25-seat studio with tables, stools and available smart technology.

Collaboration Learning Spaces

  • Breakout Room, Room 115 – Smart conference technology room with seating for 10 people.

  • Lounge/café areas (6) – 2 on each floor; Wireless collaboration areas with lounge furniture and tables/chairs, flat panel displays, cable television and Four Winds digital signage.

Auditorium – Room 101

  • 300-seat multi-purpose lecture hall and event space

  • Theater capabilities and green rooms

  • Sound equipment/mixing board, streaming, etc.

Printing/Peripheral Resources – Room 106

  • Duplex printing with student free printing quota (color available)

  • Large format plotting

  • Wide format scanning

Note: Laser duplex printing available in all classrooms.

Equipment Loans – Room 106

  • PC laptop loaner program

  • TUTV equipment (HD camera, lighting equipment, microphones and sound equipment)

Faculty Instructional Support Center – Room 111

  • Faculty Support facility with 9 PC computers and 1 Apple computer

  • Technical consulting services on Blackboard, TurningPoint, WebEx, PowerPoint, Adobe and other instructional applications

Help Desk/PC Clinic

  • Staff/Student consultant help area (7 days/wk) offering consulting services

  • PC Clinic assisting with computer repairs, Spyware and virus removal

Policies

Temple University Technology Usage Policy

Wireless Technology

The Ambler Campus provides a wireless infrastructure in almost every building on campus. The entire Learning Center supports wireless technology.

Additional Technology Facilities

Smart Classrooms

Smart classrooms are available to faculty and instructors requiring multimedia, computer-based video, and audio instructional equipment in the following buildings on campus: Bright Hall, Cottage Hall, Dixon Hall, Hilda Justice, the Learning Center, the Library, the Visitor’s Center and Widener Hall.

Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Computer Facilities

The department maintains workstations at or above specifications used at leading design firms. Available to the students as well are wide format and flatbed scanners, plotters and color and black and white laser printers. Software is kept current and relevant to the industry and includes applications like Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Google SketchUp Pro, Land F/X, Rhinoceros and V-Ray. Dual monitors are provided in labs and studios where physical space is available.

Dixon Room 104 is dedicated to third-year masters level capstone students where each student has their own workstation.

Dixon Room 208 is dedicated to undergraduate senior students where each student has their own computer.

Additional Digital Design Studios

There are a number of studio spaces with computers in the Library Building and Dixon Hall which accommodate the rest of the LAHort students. Public computers and other instructional PC teaching facilities are located in the Learning Center.

Computer Services Resources

Take advantage of Computer Services resources and support to stay up-to-date with technology at Temple.