Bibb Graves Computer Labs

Computer Lab Scheduling


In order to avoid schedule conflicts, the Bibb Graves computer labs (rooms 225, 235, 237, 239) are scheduled by Sorrell IT.

Faculty may request their classes to be scheduled in a computer lab, or may request one-time use of a computer lab. Faculty should not assume that an empty lab means it will be available for any future period of time.

All schedule requests will be accommodated in the order in which they are received.


The Bibb Graves computer lab schedule is managed by Joann Rouse. In order to avoid schedule conflicts, please make sure to reserve a lab in advance by contacting Ms. Rouse. When making the request, please provide:

  • Requested date and time
  • Course number and section
  • Number of students

At the beginning of the semester, requests for labs may receive a delayed answer as all scheduling is based on the priority system outlined below.

Scheduled classes that meet in the computer labs (as published in the official Troy Campus schedule of classes) do not need to make these arrangements.

Final Exam Schedule

Final exam periods are busy periods for the labs and support staff. The lab schedule during the final exam periods is built in the following order:

  1. Scheduled classes that are held in computer labs.
  2. Computer-based testing required for program assessment (e.g. formative exams).
  3. Conflict resolution for 1 and 2 based on number of students and sections impacted.
  4. Requests for computer-based finals for Sorrell College faculty.
  5. Requests for computer-based finals for non-Sorrell College faculty.

Installed Software

The list of software and version numbers below is the software available in the Sorrell College of Business computer labs on the Troy Campus (Bibb Graves Hall 225, 235, 237 and 239).

This list is effective in January 2020. Items in red and dotted underline are new or updated for the spring semester 2020. Strikethrough items have been removed.

  • Microsoft Windows 10 x64 version 1909
  • Microsoft Office 365 Professional Plus
  • Microsoft Project Professional
  • Microsoft Visio Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 8
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition
    Sample databases included:
    • AdventureWorks 2008 R2 (including LT and DW)
    • AdventureWorks 2012 (including DW)
    • AdventureWorks 2014 (including DW)
    • Company
    • ContosoRetailDW
    • Northwind
    • pubs
    • Riverbend
    • Wide World Importers
  • Microsoft Power BI Desktop
  • Microsoft Report Builder
  • SQL Server Management Studio 18
  • Az PowerShell module
  • IBM SPSS Statistics 25
  • InformationActive ActiveData
  • RapidMiner Studio 7.5
  • Respondus LockDown Browser (lab version)
  • Notepad++
  • VMware Workstation 15 Pro
  • GMetrix Skills Management System
  • Netop Vision 9.6
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Code
  • Azure Data Studio
  • Tableau Desktop
  • R and RStudio
  • GNS3
  • Wireshark
  • WinSCP
  • Azure Storage Explorer
  • SAS Enterprise Guide

New Software Procedure

If a course requires the use of software package that is not currently included, please keep the following in mind:

  • Licensing: before any software can be installed, the presence and validity of a software license will be verified.
  • Installation time frame: computers are set up from a "golden image" once per semester (3 times per year) at most. About 3 weeks of lead time before the start of the semester is required to add a new or updated software package to the golden image.
  • Testing: new or updated software will be tested for proper operation when running under a limited user account and when installed with the other software. Any issues will be investigated and, if possible, resolved. However, this may add to the time it takes to deploy the software package.
  • Server-based software: software packages that require a server infrastructure to operate will require special consideration.

Bibb Graves Hall

The labs are located on the second floor of Bibb Graves Hall in the area that was expanded during the 2009-2011 renovation.

Food and drink are strictly prohibited inside the computer labs.

All labs are multi-functional, meaning that the student computers can be locked inside the desks and the rooms can be used as traditional lecture rooms.

All rooms are equipped with projectors, tablets, sound system and digital document cameras. The larger rooms also have a microphone system available.

Bibb Graves 225

  • Function: IS 2241 and general use computer lab
  • Capacity: 104 seats

Bibb Graves 235

  • Function: Accounting computer lab
  • Capacity: 40 seats

Bibb Graves 237/239

  • Function: IT computer lab and testing lab
  • Capacity: 76 seats dividable into 36 and 40 seats using a conference-grade partition
Last Updated: 1/5/2020