Help Desk (Beta Lab )
Room 2B06
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tel: (306) 966-2948

Peter N. Nikiforuk Innovative Teaching & Learning Centre

The Peter N. Nikiforuk Innovative Teaching & Learning Centre (ITLC) is a unit of the College of Engineering, established to facilitate the development and delivery of course materials using innovative teaching and learning techniques (multimedia, computer mediated, broadcast, Web-based, etc.).

Computer Labs

Computer Labs


Room #



ENG 2B08

32 computers


ENG 2B06

Resource Lab/Help Desk


ENG 2B08.2

16 computers


ENG 2B04

30 computers


ENG 2A23

45 computers


ENG 0D26

12 computers

Booking a lab

For classes, labs are booked by faculty members through the Engineering Students Centre. Otherwise, for student groups (and any other ad hoc bookings), contact Richard Heese, Manager, Computer Laboratory, at at (306) 966-2927.

To look at the current schecule for any of the labs, in Microsoft Outlook Calendar select "Open Calendar" and choose "From Room List..." and scroll to the room numbers listed in the chart above.

Remote Access

  • run University of Saskatchewan and College of Engineering software remotely


Wide Format Printer

The ITLC Help Desk (Beta Lab) provides a wide format printing service. We charge $10 per linear foot for print jobs run on this printer.

Payment methods:

  • Cash
  • University of Saskatchewan account number (does not include CPAS) - The owner of the account, or someone with signing authority, must send an email to with the complete account number, (format is:  #-######-####-#####-####) authorization to use that account to pay for the poster being printed and the name of the person having the poster printed. We will also accept a signed document from the account owner with this information.

The printer is an HP 5500 42" wide, roll feed, colour inkjet printer. You can print jobs as large as 42" by 10'. All Engineering standard sizes from A - F can be printed on this printer.

Print requests are on an “on demand when you arrive” basis, so you may come and have your poster printed whenever you get here.  During Terms 1 & 2, we are available for printing Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM.


Summer term:  Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings between 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.  email or call 306-966-2948.

For urgent requests where this schedule won’t work, email or call 306-966-2927.



Faculty/Teaching Staff Software Requests

Review existing engineering computer lab software or make other requests (new software, updates, removal, etc.). This page requires you to log in with your usual NSID and password.


Software Available to Specified Engineering Faculty, Teaching Staff and Students

The College of Engineering has a premium subscription to Microsoft DreamSpark which means many of our faculty, staff and students can access certain Windows products for academic purposes at no cost for installation on their personal/home computers. 

Who can/can't install these products?

  • Department, Faculty or Staff members who are directly involved with teaching or system administration related to DreamSpark Premium may install and use 2 copies the software on their personal computer (a) to support their education/teaching; (b) in non-commercial research; or (c) to design, develop, test, and demonstrate software programs for the above purposes.
  • All Engineering students may install the software under this program.
  • Department, Faculty, or Staff members who are not directly involved with teaching or system administration related to DreamSpark Premium may not install the software on their personal computers. The software obtained through the DreamSpark Premium subscription of the student/faculty’s STEM department is personal to the respective student and faculty, and may not be shared, transferred, resold or assigned to others.
  • for more information: DreamSpark usage guidelines

Access/download these products now

For information or assistance:

Richard Heese
Manager, Computer Laboratory | (306) 966-2927