Multimedia & Information Technology Lab
The IS Multimedia & Information Technology Lab supports the curriculum of the Department of Information Studies. Below you will find Lab hours, the hours for the GSE&IS Building, a list of frequently asked questions, and the Lab staff directory.
MIT Lab Front Desk: (310) 206-9263
MIT Lab Hours
April 1 - June 7
|Monday, Tuesday, Thursday*||8:30am - 6:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:30am - 5:00pm|
|Friday||8:30am - 3:00pm|
*Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)
GSE&IS Building Hours
|Monday - Friday||7:00am - 10:00pm|
|Saturday||7:00am - 6:00pm|
During the campus Winter closure
Frequently Asked Questions
can I find information about the Department's email mailing lists?
A: There is a description of the email lists here.
do I put my web pages when I want them to be made publically available?
A: If you entered IS prior to Fall 2009, you must place your html and graphic files in the \HTML directory of your network (Z:) drive. If you entered IS in Fall 2009 or later, you must use Bruin OnLine's Web Hosting Service.
will the URL be for my web pages?
A: If you entered IS prior to Fall 2009, the URL for student web pages will be of the form:
You will also need to replace "your_username" with your IS network username, and of course the name of the file you are connecting to.
If you entered IS in Fall 2009 or later, the URL of your web page will be http://UCLA Logon ID.bol.ucla.edu - if your UCLA Logon ID is jbruin, the URL of your webpage will be http://jbruin.bol.ucla.edu
do I get my pages linked to the Department's Web site?
A: Send email to Justin Scott, noting the URL of your home page).
I access files on my Z: drive from home?
A: Yes, the network drive is accesible via FTP. Bruin Online comes with an FTP client (called Ws-FTP on the PC and Fetch on MAC). The "remote host" to connect to is: polaris.gseis.ucla.edu and you log in using your IS username and password. Once you've logged in, you should be able to navigate to your own directory. Note that your directory is filed alphabetically under your USERNAME, which in most cases is the first initial of your first name. A full guide can be found here.
Q: What sort of computer should I buy?
A: Due to constant changes in technology, and the differences in the needs of individuals, the lab is not in a position to recommend any specific brand or type of computer. We have come up with a set of general guidelines that you can use as a starting point in your research for a new computer. Please be aware the MIT Lab does not support personal computers (laptops or home machines) in any way.
Q: What information is available about the classroom computers and projectors in the GSE&IS Building?
A: Classroom technology available for instructional use is supported by the Educational Technology Unit. more information can be found in the guide to GSE&IS Building Classroom Technology.
Lab Front Desk: (310) 206-9263