Classroom 511

A newly renovated, cutting edge electronic classroom, Burnside Hall 511, is part of the GIC. This classroom combines a diverse range of learning spaces for groups and individuals and various multimedia installations. Our electronic classroom is an exceptional active learning environment that accommodates up to 38 students. The high powered workstations are laid out in groups of six to maximize both student interaction and creative learning. From the center console, the lecturer has access to a touch screen control of six large screen projectors enabling  presentation from two input sources (i.e. center console PC, personal laptop and a document camera). More information about the active learning classrooms at McGill is available from Teaching and Learning Services.

No EATING or DRINKING will be allowed in this classroom.


Please note that when there is a class in session the room is not available to students who are not registered in the class.

N.B This schedule is subject to change without notice.

Information for instructors

  • White boards

The GIC does not supply makers for the white board in 511. Even though it is permitted to write on the white boards, the GIC team would like to encourage the use of the various options available to display information, such as the Smart notebook, via the coupled projectors on all screens to ensure maximum visibility for all students in the classroom. Instructors can also take advantage of the document camera available at their station.

  • NetSupport software

The instructor can remotely take control of any computer present in the classroom, with options such as “block internet access” or “blank all screens”. Instructors can also deliver and pick up files from any computer. For more information, please check the NetSupport School website.

  • Software available on the computers

There are various software products available on the computers in the GIC. Here is the complete list for 2013-14.

  • 7-zip
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro XI
  • Adobe Illustrator CC2015 (trial in public)
  • Adobe Photoshop CC2015 (trial in public)
  • Adobe Reader DC
  • ArcGIS 10.4.1 with all its components
  • CAP
  • EndNote X7.3
  • ENVI 5.3
  • Filezilla FTP Client
  • Google Earth Pro/Google Earth Pro needs Gmail. Licence:gepfree
  • Internet Explorer/Firefox/Chrome
  • Java version 8
  • JMP 11.0
  • MATLAB R2015a
  • Microsoft Office Pro 2013
  • NetTutor (not in public)
  • Notepad++ v6.7.9
  • Nvivo 9
  • OpenGeoDa
  • Paint.NET v4.0.5
  • Python 2.7.5
  • QGIS v2.8.2
  • R 3.1.2
  • SaTScan 9.4.1
  • SPSS 22
  • Stata 14
  • Stella 10.4
  • TrueCrypt
  • VLC Media player v2.0.8
  • Virtual Clone Drive v5.4.5
  • Sound
  • Ccleaner v416
  • Microsoft Silverlight

1) When can I work on the computers in the e-classroom (Burnside 511)?
The schedule for classes held in the e-classroom (Burnside511) is given here . This area is available for GIS and Remote Sensing tasks outside of class hours. While classes are in session, please respect instructors and fellow students by not using the machines, unless you are enrolled in that class. If you need to work on an assignment but a class is in session in the electronic classroom, please use the other computers of the GIC outside classroom 511. If you are interested in working with ArcGIS 10.1 (and extensions) on your personal computer, you can obtain a license by emailing GIC support .

2) Can I get after-hours access to the e-classroom? To the GIC?
Until October 31th, the GIC is open from 08:30 to 21:00 on weekdays, and from 12:00 to 16:00 on Sunday. From November 1st – December 22nd the GIC is open 08:30 to 21:00 on weekdays and 12:00 to 16:00 on weekends. To access the GIC outside of these times, after-hours access is required. If you need after-hours access, please  contact us. We required a request from your supervisor to activate after-hours access.

3) How can I print from the electronic classroom?
The computers in the room 511 are connected to Uprint. If you have any questions about  printing services at McGill, please consult the Uprint information.