Instructors

Students have two options to access SSCC resources from their own devices.  These popular options offer a convenient alternative to physical lab spaces and are available 24/7 from anywhere in the world.  If you plan to use remote resources for your courses, please contact the SSCC Help Desk so we are aware of your needs.  You can also arrange for your students to check out laptops from the SSCC mobile lab for use while in class in the Social Sciences building if they do not have a suitable device.  

Winstat is the SSCC’s Windows Remote Desktop Server cluster.  Students can log in to Winstat and run statistical programs on our powerful servers with access to network storage.  For more information, please see Using Winstat.

LabStats allows for Remote Desktop access to the lab computers located in 3218 and 4218 Sewell Social Sciences.  It is a convenient alternative to Winstat when the servers are busy or for students who have issues connecting.  For more information, please see Accessing SSCC Lab Computers Remotely.

The SSCC has several physical locations within Sewell Social Sciences that can be reserved for a single classes or an entire semester.   

3218 Sewell Social Sciences is our primary classroom. It has 30 PCs, a printer, a ceiling-mounted projector and supplemental display connected to an instructor station, and sound and microphone capabilities. The PCs have software installed which allows the instructor to control or interact with the students’ computers.  Computers can be easily configured to block network and program access for exams. 

4218 Sewell Social Sciences is the primary lab for student drop-in use. It has 24 PCs configured identically to the 3218 classroom PCs. It also has printers and scanner.  

A mobile lab of 30 laptops configured identically to our lab computers is available for any class or workshop that meets in Sewell Social Sciences.  A projector is provided with the mobile lab if needed.  

2470 Sewell Social Sciences is available for use with the mobile lab or BYOD.  It can accommodate up to 18 students and includes an instructor station with ceiling mounted projector.  

SSCC Computers have a rich set of statistical software installed, many of which are not found anywhere else on campus. For a complete list, see our software page.

The SSCC Help Desk is available to you and your students for any technical issues you may encounter using our computer labs or remote services, including account issues, software installation, and remote connection problems.  Our staff can provide an in-class orientation to SSCC resources for your students to guide them through accessing and using our resources. 

SSCC Staff is also available to teach guest lectures or workshops on a variety of statistical and data science topics, from introductions to software such as Stata to advanced data science and statistical techniques.  If you are interested in scheduling a workshop, please contact the SSCC Help Desk to speak with our statistical consultants.  

SSCC’s Statistical Consulting services are available to your students to assist with any technical or statistical questions your students may encounter.  Students are welcome to make appointments with our statistical consultants or visit their drop-in hours.  

Stata for Students is our introductory guide to Stata geared towards to students who are using Stata in their coursework.  This guide covers the basics of the Stata interface and file types and discusses how to perform common statistical tasks students use in introductory statistics classes like Soc 360 and Econ 410.  The guide can serve as a tutorial for students who are new to Stata as well as a reference as they complete their coursework.  

For more information or to reserve SSCC resources for your course, please contact the SSCC Help Desk