Center for Academic Technology Solutions

IMPACT Lab - Overview

Innovative Multimedia Projects, Assessment and Coaching with Technology

The IMPACT Lab features equipment and software which promote and enrich the learning experience and offer greater options for self-discovery and improvement.

The Lab offers opportunities for multimedia project development, and writing and research support in conjunction with the Writing Center. It accommodates the production of work related to critical and creative thinking in a dedicated environment.


The Lab facilities include dual-boot Macintosh computers and various software programs that assist students with basic computing tasks, programmed instruction in specific academic skills, and discipline-specific assessment programs. TheCenter also includes a scanner and various printers.

What Students Can Do in the Impact Lab

  • Obtain assistance with development of multimedia projects

  • Attend workshops and seminars

  • Learn how to use new technology

  • Work on small-group projects for class

  • Check out equipment (i.e. laptops, digital video cameras, & iPods)

  • Search databases and conduct research
Register for Workshops

The IMPACT Lab is on the first floor of the library, located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC).

For Additional Information

IMPACT Lab hours vary each semester.  To verify our availability or for additional information, please contact Melissa Cavazos-Eichelberger, IMPACT Lab and Academic Technology Coordinator at (815) 836-5583 or via e-mail at