WELCOME to the Swain Multimedia Lab
The Swain Multimedia Lab is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to production class students in the department of Communication Studies who have authorized UNC One Card access for the semester they are in a production class.
LAB ACCESS/UNC ONE CARD ACTIVATION:
To have your one card activated, go to the ATN office in the basement of Swain Hall. There is a desk there where UNC One Cards are activated for the lab. This desk is open between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
You will have access to the lab during the semester you are in a Communications Production class that uses the lab.
FOOD AND DRINK:
In the common area of the Swain Hall Lab there is a lounge area with couches, chairs and a coffee table. You may have food or drink here but NOT in any of the computer rooms.
COMPUTER SIGN UP:
You are permitted to sign up to use a lab computer for a maximum of four hours in one sitting and a maximum of two(2) four-hour blocks per 24-hour period, reserved at non-consecutive times (eg: 12-4 and 8-12).
Please recognize that many students need to use the machines. If no one else is present to use the computer after your four-hour block, you are welcome to work longer. However, if another student needs the computer after you have been on for four hours, you must give up your seat to them. Please plan accordingly. Sign up for a computer in advance. Plan your time wisely. Give yourself more time to do a project than you think you will need. Do not leave your project until the last minute.
In room 200A, there is a calendar by each computer for sign up purposes. For all other lab rooms, there is a calendar on the door of the room. Please specify on the calendar which computer you are signing up to use. Each computer either has an identifying name or number on it.
LAB ROOM ASSIGNMENTS/ COMPUTER ASSIGNMENTS:
Each class is assigned certain rooms to use in the lab. You are to only use the lab room to which your class has been assigned. In some cases, students will be assigned to specific computers. If that is the case, you are to only use the computer assigned to you.
LAST DAY IN LAB:
Each student is responsible for his/her data at the end of the semester. All Data in the lab must be backed up by the posted “last day in lab” or the data will be erased. (Date is posted on schedule page)
Good luck with your projects and have a good semester.
email lab director: firstname.lastname@example.org
phone lab director: (919) 843-6519