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How do I book a classroom for a semester?

  • All semester bookings should be made by your department, please complete this request form.
  • Any ad-hoc bookings can be made through the IML at 617.552.4659.

Who is eligible to request a booking of a classroom?

  • Any BC faculty or staff person may request a classroom booking. Some of the classrooms, however, are used for specific disciplines, so those disciplines would take precedence for a semester booking.

Do I need an orientation to the classroom?

  • Yes. If you have never used the classroom before, it is a good idea to become familiar with the workstations, projection system and peripherals at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled class. Also, because the room is locked down, Please contact the IML at 617.552.4659 and MTS at 617.552.4219 at least 2 weeks prior to your semester booking to arrange a room orientation. Having both an IML tech person and an audiovisual staff member from MTS is a better way for you to learn the classroom thoroughly.
  • Please note: Access codes to the classrooms are only to be given to the faculty/staff member teaching a semester class. The code should not be given out to students. No students are allowed in the classrooms without the benefit of an instructor.

Who can I talk with regarding getting additional software on the workstations?

  • Research software questions
  • Other Software: Contact the IML with questions 2-4659
  • Please note: We ask that you give us at least 2 weeks prior notice if you need additional software added to the machines.

What if I have a problem after 5:00 pm in the classrooms?

  • Don’t panic. Help is just a phone call away.
  • There is someone on duty at the IML 617.552.4659 until 9:30 pm during the academic year and someone from MTS 617.552.4219 until 10:00 pm to assist with your classroom/projection problems.

As a student I would like to do my homework in the classrooms that I partake in, but the door is always locked.

  • No students are allowed in the classrooms without an instructor. The CTRC in O’Neill is available for use.

Can students save their work on computers in the classrooms?

  • Students should save their work to a thumb drive. They classroom machines are cleaned periodically.