Computer Labs

Computer Labs are located in the lower level of the Urban Building (UR), Rooms 39 & 40. IS&T manages and staffs the labs. For issues with machines/software in the labs, contact the call center at or phone 216.687.5050. Lab hours are posted at

File Storage and Shared Drives

Authorization for file storage and access to Urban shared drives is available to urban students and students taking urban classes. To request access to these resources, fill out the CUACS account request form.

Classroom Technology

Classroom media systems have been installed in all classrooms and larger conference areas. The media system consists of a PC, DVD/VCR player, and control panel for the projector and inputs. Users can also connect their laptops to this system. See the tutorial for classroom systems. for more information on Technology Enhanced Classrooms, see the Instructional Media Services Website at

Instructions for connecting laptops to projectors in the urban labs are also available.

Atrium Technology

The Urban Atrium is equipped with a media system that includes a smart podium for use with a computer, DVD, and microphone system. Use of the atrium equipment requires urban staff to set-up and operate the equipment during an event. Please contact Bob Martel to request technology for your atrium event.


Beginning Spring 2010, all courses will be provided with a BlackBoard course shell. Shells will be avaialble for ALL courses - face to face, online and hybrid. The University is asking faculty to use the course shell at minimum to provide the syllabus for students. Other uses of BlackBoard are aslo encouraged and appropriate for face to face classes. A tutorial for incorporating some of the features of BlackBoard into your class, as well as other resources, are listed below: