To comply with social distancing guidelines and provide a safe environment for our faculty and students, we made significant changes to our classrooms and labs. Below is a brief write-up outlining the steps we have taken to provide a safe and productive educational environment:


MCT158: We needed to remove every other computer to meet social distancing requirements, but by adjusting the furniture layout around the perimeter of the room we were able to maintain a lab with 20 seats. The additional 10 computers will be available for remote use by request. By using a camcorder, rather than a standard webcam, faculty are able to use the whiteboard during lectures. (Room is available to students outside of class) Areas marked off with tape are not to be accessed by students at this time.

MCT162: The unique requirements of a software engineering lab did not blend well with social distancing requirements. The modular design also became a safety concern with the need to run numerous cables to provide power to adequately spaced stations. Therefore, the room has changed from a computer lab to a lecture room this semester. The touchscreens have been temporarily redeployed to the instructor stations in our other classrooms to provide faculty an alternative to the whiteboard. By using a camcorder, rather than a standard webcam, faculty are able to use the whiteboard during lectures. The back corner of the room is taped off and is a location for many of the machines available for remote use. Areas marked off with tape are not to be accessed by students at this time.
MCT164: The engineering faculty offices have been relocated to Wright Hall. Rather than returning to the School of Engineering study lounge, we were forced to convert MCT164 into a small, lecture classroom capable for classes of ten or less students, mainly upper division & grad classes. The area behind the screen is taped off and is another location for a number of the machines available for remote use. Areas marked off with tape are not to be accessed by students at this time. 
MCT165: While the workstations in this lab were already properly spaced, the equipment would not tolerate the sanitizing schedule we have undertaken. The large displays and mechanical keyboards have been stored to the current situation has been resolved and the  computers from this room have been relocated and are available for remote use. Half of the chairs have been removed  and the unused stations from MCT2363 were deployed allowing us to use this room for any School of Engineering course which would require computers. Areas marked off with tape are not to be accessed by students at this time. By using a camcorder, rather than a standard webcam, faculty are able to use the whiteboard during lectures. (Room is available to students outside of class) Areas marked off with tape are not to be accessed by students at this time.
MCT263: We needed to remove every other computer to meet social distancing requirements. The additional computers were relocated to MCT165 to provide a secondary multi-discipline computer lab. By using a camcorder, rather than a standard webcam, faculty are able to use the whiteboard during lectures.