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Location: P-213
Phone: 617.521.2802
email: gslislab@simmons.edu

Where is the Tech Lab located?
The Tech Lab is located on the second floor of the One Palace Road building on the SLIS Boston Campus (marked 5 on the map).

What are the tech lab hours for today?
You can find our hours on the
Tech Lab hours page

Who can use the Tech Lab?
All Simmons SLIS students, faculty, staff, and alumni (with an alumni ID) are welcome to use the Tech Lab.

How can I give feedback to the Tech Lab?
We welcome your feedback, suggestions, and ideas. Please submit a note at http://web.simmons.edu/~gslislab/feedback.php.


What can I do in the Tech Lab?

  • Use our computers and software for free
  • Print documents
  • Scan images and documents
  • Borrow digital cameras (Sorry, no reservations)
  • Headphones (for use in Lab only)
  • Receive help with Tech Lab software from the Technology Reference Assistants

How do I sign up for SLIS Workshops? Are they free?
You can see a list of all workshops currently being offered by the Tech Lab here at http://gslistechlab.eventbrite.com. Click on a workshop title to register. All SLIS Tech Lab workshops are free and open to all current and former SLIS students.

How can I advertise SLIS events on the Tech Lab and Student Services information screens?
To post a slide with news or information of interest to SLIS students on our information screens, email a PowerPoint slide to SLISlab-tv@simmons.edu. Please include in the email an expiration date for the slide, as well as a contact person and email address. Announcements should be relevant to the SLIS community and may be moderated. We cannot promise to post slides on short notice, so plan ahead!
Learn more.

Can I have my own wiki or blog?
Any member of the SLIS community may request a wiki or a blog. To learn more, visit our wikis and blog page.

What should I do if my Simmons username and password are not working?
Your Simmons common login will work for Webmail, AARC, eLearning, MySimmons, SLIS Moodle, library resources, personal web pages, and SLIS Wikis. To log in to Simmons computers and file servers, use your Simmons username and your file server password (may be different from your password for Webmail).

If you forget either of your Simmons passwords, please call the Help Desk at 617-521-2222. (Unfortunately, the Tech Lab staff does not have the ability to reset Simmons passwords). For more information, visit

Continuing Education (CE) Moodle and SLIS Blogs each have unique logins. If you can't remember your login information, you can use the automatic password reset option available on their login pages or contact gslislab@simmons.edu for more help.

Can the TRAs help me with my homework?
The TRAs are happy to answer your questions about Tech Lab services and software. While TRAs may be able to help you with resources and software related to your coursework, they will not be able to help with specific assignments.

Where is the TOR website?

Printing and Scanning

How do I print in the Tech Lab?
To print in the Tech Lab, send your print job to the printer and swipe your Simmons ID card at the Pay4Print machine. All Simmons users receive 400 free black and white pages per semester from any Simmons College public computer. For more information, see http://servicedesk.simmons.edu/campusprint

Can I print in color?
Yes. You can print in color for $0.75/page. Please ask a TRA for assistance.

How do I print double-sided Word documents?
To print double-sided on a PC, from the Print window, click Properties. Next to Print on Both Sides, check the checkbox.

To print double-sided on a Mac, from the Print window, from the Copies & Pages drop-down menu, choose Layout. From the Two-Sided drop-down menu, choose Long-edge binding.

How do I print to the Tech Lab printers from my laptop?
For more information on setting up wireless printing, visit http://web.simmons.edu/~gslislab/website/howto/wirelessprinting.php

Can I scan documents/pictures?
Yes, you can scan documents and pictures. If you need assistance, a TRA will be happy to help you.


What happens to my email?
Simmons email accounts will be terminated without warning in as soon as a few weeks after graduation. Please back up any important email before you graduate and sign up for free email forwarding through Simmons Alumnet to avoid missing any messages after your account is removed.

What happens to my web pages on the Simmons server?
Network accounts are also terminated without warning in as soon as a few weeks after graduation. We recommend downloading all files hosted on your Simmons server space before leaving. Websites are not archived by the College. If you need help with this process, please contact the Tech Lab or see our documentation on FTP.

What happens to my blog?
You may continue to use your SLIS blog after you graduate. However, we reserve the right to remove blogs inactive for over one year.

What happens to my wiki after I graduate?
If you requested that your wiki be accessible only to users with a Simmons ID, you will not be able to use your wiki after graduation because your Simmons ID will no longer be valid. If you opened your wiki to users beyond the Simmons community, you will be able to use your wiki after graduation. However, we reserve the right to remove wikis inactive for over one year. If you have any questions about your wiki, contact the Tech Lab.

Can I use the Tech Lab after I graduate?
As an alum of the program, you are welcome to use the lab and its services with the exception of checking out media equipment. You must have a valid alumni ID, which can be obtained at the Alumni Office on the 1st floor of the Main Campus Building.