LSS Classrooms

Computer Labs

LSS operates two computer labs that can be reserved by L&S departments or instructors. Both of our computer labs feature:

  • Projector and screen
  • Headphones at each computer for listening to and recording audio
  • Audacity for audio recording and editing
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Foreign Language Support: A selection of foreign language keyboards and fonts are installed, and DVD media from all regions can be played.

250 Van Hise

Room 250
Room 250

250 Van Hise is ideal for individual work, in class chats, presentations, and testing (including listening and speaking exams). It also works well for general instructional lab activities.

Additional features:

  • 24 Student Computers
  • Instructor Computer
  • MacOS and Windows
  • Headphone & Mic
  • Tiered seating
  • Dry erase board
  • Capacity: 24

274 Van Hise

Room 274
Room 274

The open floor plan of 274 Van Hise makes this a good lab for classes where the instructor wants to move around and interact with students.

Additional features:

  • 23 Student Computers
  • Instructor Computer
  • MacOS and Windows
  • Headphone & Mic
  • Dry erase boards
  • Capacity: 24

Videoconferencing Facilities

Videoconference rooms may be reserved by L&S instructors and staff at no cost. All videconference rooms are equipped with a camera, microphone, speakers, and computer with all the software necessary to share your lecture and presentation with all participants.

UW-Madison collaborates with other universities to provide videoconference courses through the Big Ten Academic Alliance. Coordination for semester-long videoconference courses requires consultation, technology vetting, and instructor orientation prior to the start of the semester. Please contact Ken Fager for more information.

254 Van Hise

Room 254
Room 254

254 Van Hise is recently updated and has flexible seating, a large screen and audio suitable for multimedia screenings. This room is best suited for more traditional lecture or presentation formats, rather than active learning.

Additional features:

  • Dual-camera Cisco Videoconference Codec
  • Instructor Computer
  • MacOS
  • Capacity: 24

286 Van Hise

Room 286
Room 286

286 Van Hise features modular seating and can be configured into small groups, a conference table, or seminar style seating. This room is well suited for active learning.

  • Instructor Computer
  • MacOS
  • Skype, BlueJeans, Hangouts, Zoom, or Webex capable
  • Movable pan-tilt-zoom high-definition camera and tabletop microphone/speaker system
  • Modular seating
  • Dry erase boards
  • Capacity: 20

290 Van Hise

Room 290
Room 290

290 Van Hise features a main conference table, with additional seating available around the perimeter.

Additional features:

  • Instructor Computer
  • MacOS
  • Cisco Videoconference Codec
  • Skype, BlueJeans, Hangouts, Zoom, or Webex capable
  • Movable pan-tilt-zoom high-definition camera and tabletop microphone/speaker system
  • Dry erase board
  • Capacity: 20

294 Van Hise

Room 294
Room 294

294 Van Hise is slightly larger than room 290, and has a conference table with additional seating at the perimeter.

  • Instructor Computer
  • MacOS
  • Cisco Compatible Videoconference Codec
  • Skype, BlueJeans, Hangouts, Zoom, or Webex capable
  • Movable pan-tilt-zoom high-definition camera and tabletop microphone/speaker system
  • Dry erase board
  • Capacity: 24

 

Seminar Rooms

Seminar rooms on floors 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, and 14 generally feature conference tables and chairs, chalkboards, and some flexibility in seating arrangements. These rooms are available until 10pm, and are self-service.