Writing Center Computer Classrooms

The Writing Center has two computer classrooms with 30 computers each for instructional use: Writing Center Computer Classroom 26B-1563C and AmLa Classroom 26B-1555 are available for instructors to use. Typically, instructors use the computer classrooms for in-class writing sessions, grammar and punctuation review, research demonstrations utilizing Mt. SAC library databases and the Internet, or introducing the gateway to an online or hybrid class.

Each room houses thirty computers equipped with internet access, MSWord, MSPowerPoint, and a number of instructional grammar and punctuation programs. Students can print any work written for class for free as well in both classrooms as well. Projection systems and ELMO document cameras are also available at the instructor's station in each room.

Reservation Instructions

Faculty may sign up for use of one of the two computer classrooms by contacting Nicole Blean at x5616 or nbleanAT_mtsac.edu. Requests are finalized once you receive a confirmation e-mail indicating the date, time, and room for your request, but there is no guarantee that we can meet all requests.

Reservation requests may be submitted up to one semester in advance and will be considered in the order they are received. Reservation confirmations will be sent approximately two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester for which the classrooms are requested. Should you have any questions, please contact Nicole Blean at x5616 or nbleanAT_mtsac.edu.

*** New Reservation policy: Instructors may request no more than 8 computer classroom reservations per class, per semester in their initial request. After week 3, the Writing Center will accept additional requests on a first-come, first-serve basis until the computer classrooms are full. (We ask that you limit your initial reservations to times when the use of the computer classroom is crucial to your lesson plan so that we can spread the wealth. Thank you!)


One of the great features of our computer classrooms is SynchronEyes® software, a program allows instructors to better facilitate learning in the computer classroom environment. Some of SynchronEyes® most useful features allow instructors to distribute and grade quizzes, send or receive documents from students, broadcast a student's or the instructor's screen, and limit which websites students can use.

You can also download the "SynchronEyes® Software Basics" or "SynchronEyes® Software Toolbars" handouts for more information and instructions.

Writing Center Computer Classroom