Computer Training Lab

Our Computer Training Lab is for instructor-lead events that require students to access a computer and follow the instructor. The lab is located in room K018, on the concourse level of the CGIS Knafel guilding, and is open during alloted reservation times only. While any FAS event can request a lab reservation, the room primarily is for CGIS-affiliated departments and centers and preference is given to CGIS related events.

The room has twelve student machines and one instructor machine. There is a ceiling-mounted projector that is connected to the instructor machine by default, but a hookup to another computer, such as a laptop, is also available. The room has both white boards and chalk boards, as well as an additional table for handouts. Capacity is 12 students, but folding chairs are available to double the number of students at each computer.

The computers are 24-inch Apple iMacs, configured with both Windows and Mac OS X partitions. Login authentication for the computers is the same as our public labs. If your event is a one-time event, we can work with you to create a temporary guest login for your event.

For additional information about our Computer Training Lab, please contact us.

Training Lab Reservations

Our Computer Training Lab is available for reservation by email. Please contact us with the following information:

  • Date and time of event (if recurring, start and end dates as well)
  • Purpose of event
  • Approximately number of attendees
  • Primary speaker for the event
  • Windows, Mac or either computer environment required
  • Specific software required for event

Please note that all training computer lab users need an account to use a computer. To have individual accounts created, each person must stop by the Lab Help Desk to sign up. A valid Harvard or MIT ID is required to create an individual account. If your event is a one-time event, we can work with you to create a temporary guest login for your event. If you require this service, please contact us.

Training Lab Software

Computers this lab have both Windows and Mac OSX environments available. These environments are full OS implementations. The current Windows operating system is Windows XP Professional. The current Mac OSX operating system is 10.4 (Tiger).

Software applications available in our Computer Training Lab are a subset of the applications available in the other public labs. Currently, the following applications are installed:

  • Windows:
    • Stata
    • R
    • SAS
    • SPSS
    • JMP
    • ArcGIS
    • Google Earth
    • Microsoft Office
    • Adobe Design Premium Suite CS4
    • Firefox
  • Macintosh:
    • Stata
    • R
    • JMP
    • Google Earth
    • Microsoft Office
    • Adobe Acrobat
    • Firefox

Other software can be requested for an event at the time of event reservation. For additional information, please contact us.