What is the Mobile Laptop Cart?
The Koehler Center’s Mobile Laptop Cart is available to support in-class activities or projects that require all students to use a laptop. Instructors can reserve the class set of thirty-two (32) laptops to use during their class time in any academic building.
Note: The Mobile Laptop Cart is currently unnavailable as the laptops are in use by students and faculty during this time of remote learning.
List of Installed Software
Adobe Creative Cloud
Unleash your students’ creativity with the full suite of Adobe products. Adobe Creative Cloud Suite is available for all of your students creative needs. Programs included Acrobat, After Effects, Animate, Audition, Bridge, Character Animation, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Fuse, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, Lightroom, Muse, Photoshop, Prelude, Premiere Pro, and Speed Grade.
Microsoft Office Suite
Support group papers and presentations, and help all students submit in the same file format on the same day. Tired of having to figure out how to convert submitted assignments to a format that is compatible with your computer? Microsoft Office Suite is available for your students. Programs included are Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word, students will also be able to access their files through the OneDrive integration.
Help students create recorded presentations or other videos in class. Panopto Desktop Recorder allows students to record presentations and create videos for class projects. Students can star in their own videos using the webcam on each computer, create screen capture videos / narrate PowerPoint Presentations, or make a video that includes both inputs. Panopto also offers an integration with TCU Online and the ability to edit and share videos from a secure site.
Respondus Lockdown Browser
Increase the security of in-class computer-based assessments by using the Quizzes tool in TCU Online. Respondus Lockdown Browser is TCU Online’s secure assessment tool that requires students to close all programs on the computer and allows them to only complete the quiz in question. While students are taking the quiz, the browser will not allow them to navigate elsewhere to search the internet for answers, use messaging apps or tools on the computer, or pull up their notes on the computer.
Have individual students who need a computer?
The TCU library offers individual checkout of laptops to be used in any academic building on campus for up to 4 hours at a time. Students can visit the Reference Desk on the second floor to check out a mac or pc to use in class and around campus.