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WELCOME TO THE English Computer Center, Virginia Beach Campus


Welcome Faculty

General Information

The English Computer Center (ECC) comprises three computer labs/classrooms. B209 in the Bayside Building has 28 computers connected to a local network and the internet, a projection screen, and a printer.  G101 and G102 in the Lynnhaven Building have the same resources as B-209.  Registered TCC students have access to useful on-line tools, e-mail, and  Blackboard.   Blackboard allows meetings in virtual space for online communication ans file sharing. The computers are equipped with current software, including Microsoft Word, Access, Power Point, Excel, and Front Page, plus the new Inspiration writing software. The word processor has spelling and grammar checkers, word count, and drawing tools,providing an opportunity for students to improve their computer literacy. If requested, the ECC staff can assist in using the installed software or learning about internet searches.

Faculty Information

To reserve the ECC Lab, please do the following:

E-mail Bonnie Startt with the class designator and section and the time you would like the lab. Please request time as early in the semester as possible and include your first and last name and telephone number. Include alternate dates, if available.

In order to equitably assign lab times, we may not give you all the times in the lab that you request. After the schedules are established, however, we may find that we are able to add additional classes. Those using the lab infrequently (such as orientation for off-campus courses) will receive priority. Languages and Speech Division classes have priority in the lab, but other divisions may use the lab if time is available. Any faculty member or student may use the lab if it is open and a class is not in session; users must sign the log on the clipboard and defer to any incoming class.

The lab staff has irregular hours, but will make every effort to accommodate classes, including evenings or Saturdays. (We're closed on Sunday.) Please cancel any reserved lab time as early as possible if it isn't needed. Please notify us with your request if you would like a lab orientation by our staff. The orientation is usually about twenty minutes.