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Print duplex... save a tree!

January 23, 2009 by Sue Weier

The InfoLab now has DUPLEX printing.   You do end up paying for each side, so it doesn't cost less, but you are saving resources.

By default, the printing will be single-sided.

To print on both sides, follow these easy instructions:

On the Windows side:
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LSS Open House

November 14, 2011 by Theresa Pesavento

Artwork from LSS renovation

L&S Learning Support Services is having an open house on Friday, November 18th from 2 to 4pm. Come visit our renovated facilities, learn about new AV Pool and Media Services equipment, see the fantastic new artwork in some of our labs, and talk with our LSS staff!

Our renovations include:
-Library/Learning Lab (259 VH): Partial renovation and art by two Wisconsin artists
-Study Hall (455 VH): Photography, painting, and sculpture by three Wisconsin artists
-InfoLab (464 VH): Renovation of entire lab Read more »

Formatting the external LaCie hard drives

November 23, 2010 by Sue Weier

Your LaCie drive should be formatted as FAT32 when you check it out from the InfoLab.   See the table below for information about each type of format.  Below the table are instructions for formatting the drive from a Mac or Windows computer.

Note that when you use the drive in Windows, you should use both of the USB cables.  One USB cable transfers the files, the other provides power to the device.

FAT32:
Pro: Mac OS & Windows can read and save on the drive
Con: Files must be smaller than 4 GB in size. Read more »

Laptop checkout quota news

January 19, 2010 by Sue Weier

The UW InfoLabs have implemented a limit on the number of laptops that can be checked out per semester.  This was implemented to increase the availability of laptops.  It will not affect most patrons, since only a very few actually use a laptop more than 20 times.   If you checked a laptop out last semester, you will receive an email notification of the change.  The quota system is also referenced in your confirmation emails when you check a laptop out. Read more »

Projecting from an InfoLab Macbook

October 14, 2009 by Sue Weier

Instructors and students often want to project from a Macbook to a projector.  Here are brief instructions for doing so from both the XP and MacOS partitions on the LSS Infolab Macbooks.  These instructions will work for most dual-boot Macbooks, although variations will occur depending on specific configurations. Read more »

Macbook VGA adapters available

October 14, 2009 by Sue Weier

The LSS InfoLab has acquired seven Mini DVI-VGA adapters to connect a Macbook to a projector.  The adapters will work with the Macbooks available for check out in the LSS InfoLab, but must be checked out separately.  You can also check out an adapter to use with a personal Macbook.  Please verify the type of connection that you need for your personal Macbook - this adapter will not work with all Macbooks or Macbook Pros. 

Pandemic Awareness in the InfoLab

September 8, 2009 by Sue Weier

You've probably heard news about the upcoming flu season, which is
expected to be severe. Because you are working in a public environment,
you will want to take special precautions to protect your health. To that end, we're
supplying disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer for your use.  The wipes and sanitizer are found at the front desk.  We're also taking special care when handling and cleaning returned equipment. 

Here are some suggestions to keep you healthy
and improve the cleanliness of the InfoLab: Read more »

CLUE tip sheet

September 8, 2009 by Sue Weier

The UW-Madison Campus Libraries have provided the attached tipsheet for those students completing CLUE.  CLUE is a web-based multimedia tutorial that orients you to the campus library system and the resources and services available to you. 

CLUE must be run on a PC, and will require speakers or headphones.  You may bring your own headphones into the LSS InfoLab.  You can also borrow a headset from the lab attendant in the LSS InfoLab.  The lab attendant will hold your student ID while you use the headset. Read more »

Viewing Media from the Digital Learning Lab

May 5, 2009 by Sue Weier

If you are viewing movies or audio from the Digital Learning Lab, you may be prompted to unblock the web browser.  This behavior occurs in both Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers.  The prompt appears after you have entered the correct username and password.

To view the movie or listen to the audio, click the "Unblock" button. 

At that point, you will see the movie/audio begin to load and you should be able to continue without any problems.

Multi-language computing in LSS Facilities

February 6, 2009 by Sue Weier

General Information for PCs and Macs

LSS strives to provide multi-language features for the many language departments and courses in the College of Letters and Science. LSS facilities include the LSS Infolab (464 Van Hise) and the 2nd floor computer classrooms (250, 259a, and 274 Van Hise). Read more »

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