The Learning Skills Lab provides UAA students access to open use computers.

Computer Services

Computers- The Learning Skills Lab has 2 Mac and 12 Windows workstations, one of which is setup through Disability Support Services (DSS) to benefit students in need of additional assistance. All of the stations are accessible to all UAA students using their login and password and each is loaded with common software applications used for word processing, spreadsheets, publishing and presentations such as Microsoft Office and the Adobe Suite. Additional supplemental programs (Accuplacer, Course Compass, Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and other related software) are also accessible.

  • Adaptive Computing Station - The large-screened DSS computer is provided for students who use a wheelchair or need additional help with viewing, hearing, reading and learning. The station includes a flatbed/document fed scanner and headphone jack as well as access to the following software.

  • ABBYY FineReader - Optical character recognition software converts scanned material into text so that it can be read out loud by file reading programs.

Fall/Spring Hours

Learning Skills Lab

Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Closed March 14

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The Learning Skills
Lab is located in SMH 119

Please call for
additional information:
907-786-6828

  • Accessibility Suite- Allows users to hear text read out loud and save it as an mp3. 

  • Inspiration- Creates graphic organizers and outlines as well as providing templates to jump start the writing process.
  • Jaws- Reads information from the screen using synthesized speech.
  • MAGic- Screen magnification software used to enlarge the visuals.
  • Read & Write Gold- Supports literacy through tools such as scanning, text to speech, speech to text, talking dictionary, fact organizer, phonetic spell checker, word prediction and more.

Students who require access to the Adaptive Computing Station's specialty programs have priority for this computer. Training in the use of these stations is available to all students, staff and community members through Disability Support Services.

Printing- The LRC Open Computer Lab has two black-and-white and one color printer available for student use. To print, students must log on to both a lab computer and the lab's Managed Print system using their UAA login, password, and WolfCard. All LRC printers are set up for double-sided printing.

Each semester, $12 is placed on your WolfCard for Managed Print use. It cannot be used for any other purpose and will not roll over to the following semester. Additional printing money can be added to the WolfCard as needed through either the WolfCard Office or a value transfer station on campus. (The LRC’s is located in the east hallway of Sally Monserud Hall.)

Online Resources

SLED Online Tutoring- As part of the Learning Resources Center's integrated approach to tutoring services, SLED (Statewide Library Electronic Doorway) is available for all UAA students in the areas of English, math, science, social studies, and study skills. Sign in for a live online tutoring session through the Live Homework Help service website at http://sled.alaska.edu/homework.html. This online service is offered seven days a week and is available from noon - 2:00 a.m. SLED Online Tutoring Service