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Educational Computing Lab

The Educational Computing Lab serves the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) faculty, staff and students.

Located on the first floor in room HSC-1B7, it provides computing and e-mail services.

Priority for lab use is given to booked courses, tutorials, etc. The area is otherwise available for FHS students, who have been provided with an access card, for such general uses as word-processing, email and Web browsing. Access cards (HomeBase swipe cards) are assigned to students through their educational programme.


Instructional Computing

The CSU supports a wide variety of instructional activity within the Faculty of Health Science. We provide a variety of services and solutions such as:

  • Communication Technologies (VC & WC)
  • Consultation and needs assessment
  • Training
  • Custom Websites and Digital Materials
  • Web 2.0 Technologies; Wikis, Blogs, CMSs, etc...

We at CSU realize that every instructor, course, and student body has unique needs and properties. We strive to provide solutions for all of these needs across the Faculty.

What would you like technology to do?

We are happy to discuss what your needs are and help to find effective, efficient, easy to use solutions.

We can provide solutions for storage, collaboration, student systems, communications, project management and more.

We use a combination of commercial and open source software, all run in a secure fashion on servers housed here in the FHS.

If you would like more information feel free to call us. (xATCSU)

Online eLearning Resources

We have many online resources for you to learn more about different software applications. Click below to browse the online resources by application.


In-House Training

Training is offered free of charge for some software, and can be offered at a cost recovery basis for others. Training will usually take place during normal hours of operation in the CSU Education Lab (see above). For inquiries regarding training, please click the link below.



Partners in Education

LibAccess Service

Libaccess is a McMaster library account that:

  • provides access to library e-Resources which are restricted for use by the McMaster community.
  • authenticates valid users and provides a secure method for accessing the Library's licensed e-Resources.
  • supports the University's Code of Conduct for Computer & Network Users.


Medportal is a web platform for the delivery of curriculum delivery in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University. Under a single login, medportal offers a web content management system; Google Apps email, calendar, and document sharing services; social networking and discussion forums; document management functionality; e-learning module playback and tracking; web-based archived lecture and other video content playback; curriculum database; web applications used for evaluation of learners, preceptors, and curriculum content; matching applications for clinical placements and randomized study group generation; single sign-on functionality to administrative systems and other academic content such as library access and MacPLUS FS; and more.

Centre for Leadership in Learning

The Centre for Leadership in Learning is a centre designed to enable your success in teaching and learning.

Whether you'd like to discuss an idea for the classroom, are keen to adopt learning technologies or have an interest in researching your teaching and learning, they have a wide variety of pedagogical and technical resources, as well as friendly faces, to help.


Classroom Audio Visual Services (CAVS)

Classroom Audio Visual Services has a mandate of providing the teaching tools for classroom learning experiences across the McMaster community. As well as monitoring the equipment permanently installed in major classrooms, the service reserves, delivers and maintains portable A/V equipment for use across campus and throughout the Health Sciences Centre.

Click here to visit the CAVS homepage

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