Fall 2021 Lab and Classroom Software Requests
In preparation for the fall 2021 semester, CTS will be updating all campus lab computers and classroom teaching station computers over the summer. We are using this brief survey to gather faculty software requests for both computer labs and smart classrooms.
Please be aware that the scenario(s) for the fall semester have not yet been decided. CTS will need to determine whether regular lab installation, remote access, or at-home usage licensing is available depending upon the actual scenario (i.e. in-person semester, remote semester, half remote/half in-person). Please note that labs will have fewer seats to comply with social distancing guidelines. Please see Lab Maps. Please note that not all labs will be open for the fall 2021 semester. Please check with the Registrar to confirm your computer lab assignments before completing this survey.
Keep in mind that not all software requests can be approved. CTS will need to check if distributing licenses for remote or home use of the requested software is possible due to licensing, cost, legality of installation, and ADA compliance.
To allow time for installation and testing, please complete this survey by May 10th. If in-person, the survey must be submitted once for each Lab/Classroom where the software is needed. Late survey submissions may be accepted, but priority is given to requests received by the deadline.
Existing software will not be automatically included when the computers are refreshed. Any needed software should be requested again even if it was previously installed in the same space. The standard software installed on PCs and Macs in most campus public computer labs is listed below. Please note that you must specifically request installation of any software that does not appear on the “standard” software list.
PC Lab Standard Software:
• Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit
• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote)
• Browsers: Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox
• Adobe Creative Cloud
Mac Lab Standard Software:
• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote)
• Apple Pages, Keynote, Numbers
• Browsers: Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox
• Adobe Creative Cloud
Please be advised that all lab computers will be refreshed over the summer. Be sure to fill out a request for each piece of software needed in each lab or classroom. Please note that ALL SOFTWARE must meet Accessibility requirements as stated in WCAG 2.0/AA standards, and that you must locate and provide a VPAT from the software vendor. If you have an extensive list of software, or you need specific software in multiple locations, it may be easier for you to file a CTS Work Order or to Contact our Zoom Chat.
The deadline for requests for software installation - whether for free software or for ITAC provided software – or for software being purchased by your department for the fall 2021 semester - is May 10th. CTS will notify the original requestor once the installation is completed, and we will ask that you visit the room and test the software to verify that it is working to your satisfaction before classes begin.
Note:For room change requests, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 914-251-6361, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important: If you are assigned to teach in a new classroom or lab, which you have not previously used, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to meet someone from CTS in that room to review the use of equipment in that specific smart classroom or lab in advance of the first day of classes. While most rooms have a standard set of services, they are all unique in some respects, and familiarizing yourself in advance with the room you will be using is strongly recommended.