Faculty Lab

Faculty Lab

Located in Gyte 135, the Faculty Lab features 4 PCs with the following available to faculty and staff:

Adobe Suite CS4


Acrobat is used primarily to scan documents directly to an Acrobat PDF, or Portable Document File. It can also be used to save files from other programs, such as Word to PDF. This is the best format to use for files you want others to view, but not edit.


Dreamweaver is a professional environment for building Web applications. A Web application is a collection of pages that interact with each other and with various resources on a Web server, including databases. Dreamweaver is also a professional editor for creating and managing Web sites.


Adobe Illustrator software allows you to create sophisticated artwork for virtually any medium. Industry-standard drawing tools, flexible color controls, and professional type controls help you capture your ideas and experiment freely, while timesaving features such as easier-to-access options let you work quickly and intuitively.


Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application which can be used to create anything from posters, flyers, and brochures to full magazines or books.


Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program. It is the current and primary market leader for commercial image manipulation software.


Fireworks is the solution for professional Web Graphics Design and production. Use Fireworks to create, edit, and animate Web Graphics, add advanced interactivity, and optimize images in a professional environment. Fireworks combines both bitmap and vector editing tools.


The Flash package contains a variety of media to help you learn the program quickly and become proficient in creating your own Flash Player movies.

iLife Suite [Opens in New Window]

iLife Suite is for Mac only and includes various Apple programs such as iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, and Garage Band.


iTunes is Apple’s digital media player and is used to organize and browse your entire digital collection including music and videos.


iPhoto is used to manage and arrange all your photos.


iMovie is used to organize, edit, and create your personal videos.


iDVD is for creating your own DVD’s to play back on your TV, Mac or PC.


iWeb helps you design your own website.

Garage Band

Garage Band enables you to write music, record a song, and learn how to play an instrument.

Example iMovie video

Example podcast

Microsoft Office Suite [Opens in New Window]

Microsoft Access 2010

Access can be used by programmers and non-programmers to create their own database solutions.

Microsoft Excel 2010

Excel is a spreadsheet program. Excel is primarily used to calculate and analyze numerical data. Excel may also be used to create graphs and charts from numerical data.

Microsoft Outlook 2010

Microsoft Outlook is the supported e-mail client at Purdue Calumet. All faculty are provided with Outlook accounts to use for their e-mail needs.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint is a presentation program. PowerPoint is primarily used to create electronic presentations. It can also be used to create printed presentations on paper and transparency.

Microsoft Publisher 2010

Publisher is a desktop publishing program. Publisher is primarily used to create graphic-intense documents such as banners, posters, and flyers.

Microsoft Word 2010

Word is a word processing program. It can also be used to create flyers, posters, labels, etc.

Audacity [Opens in New Window]

Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder. You can use Audacity to record live audio, cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together, change the speed or pitch of a recording, and more.

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Other Services

The Faculty Lab also has a Mac available with a flatbed scanner and a dedicated document scanning computer.

In addition, the Faculty Lab has a Scantron machine available for use by faculty.