Learning Commons

Looking for the Learning Commons? It’s located on the first floor of M.D. Anderson Library, to your right if you’re in the main lobby.

Not sure what the Learning Commons is?

The Learning Commons is an academic computing facility that caters to the high-end multimedia and collaborative needs of students, staff, and faculty of the University of Houston. It not only provides a wide array of digital media creation resources, but also gives its users opportunities to learn about new technology, receive assistance with specialized research software, and collaborate on projects with one another in a space designed for group work.  Our friendly staff is trained in the many software titles and equipment resources offered and are available to help with any questions or assistance you may need.  The Learning Commons provides tools to maximize the potential of student projects and research activities.

In the Learning Commons you can use high-end computers (both PCs and Macs), presentation practice rooms, cameras (including video), scanners, printers, and more. Coming soon is an audio production and editing facility. See the Learning Commons webpage for information about policies and loan periods.

The Learning Commons is open the same hours as M.D. Anderson Library.

Posted on August 20th, 2010 by and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Learning Commons

Enter the Learning Commons Media Contest!

To celebrate it’s official grand opening, the UH Libraries’ Learning Commons is holding a Student Media Contest!

You can win an iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, or Target Giftcard if you use the Learning Commons’ equipment to answer the following question…


What Does it Mean to be a UH Cougar?

Being a UH Cougar means something different to everyone on campus, so put your creativity and the Learning Commons’ equipment to use and tell us what being a UH Cougar means to YOU!

Anything goes, as long as it fits one of the following categories:

  • Still Digital Photography
    (An original photo in jpg or tif)
  • Graphic Design
    (Your own creation in jpg or pdf)
  • Video
    (No more than 5 minutes uploaded to YouTube)

Submission Guidelines
You must be a UH student to enter the Learning Commons Media Contest.
To enter, send an email to uhlearningcommons [at ] gmail [dot] com with the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Title of Your Submission
  • Category of Your Submission
    For Still Frame Photography, attach your design as a JPEG or TIFF.
    For Graphic Design, attach your design as a JPEG or PDF.
    For Video, upload your clip to YouTube, and include the URL in the body of your email.
  • A short paragraph describing your entry

Important Dates
All entries must be submitted by April 28, 2009 at 5pm. Winners will be announced at the Media Contest Winner’s Reception on May 4
in the Learning Commons.

Questions? Contact
Nathan McKee (npmckee [at] uh [dot] edu),
Veronica Arellano (varellano[at] uh [dot] edu), or
Robin Dasler (rlhoward [at] uh [dot] edu).

Posted on April 8th, 2009 by Veronica Arellano and filed under Announcements, Special Event or Display | Comments Off on Enter the Learning Commons Media Contest!