21st Century News Laboratory
The 21st Century News Laboratory, which opened in September of 2010, includes a 1,200 square foot production studio, complete with professional lighting and a large multi-display video wall. Adjacent to the newsroom is a conference room and sound studio.
- Student Projects
- College News: Sheehan named director of UF’s 21st Century News Laboratory
- Communigator (Spring 2011): 21st Century News Laboratory opens
- College News: 21st Century News Laboratory grand opening
- College News: Construction begins on 21st Century Newsroom
AHA! The Innovation CoLab
AHA!, which opened for students and faculty in March 2012, is primarily for students in public relations, advertising, public interest communications and telecommunication production. The Suite allows these students to hone their skills in digital technology and develop campaigns and programs across multiple media platforms.
The Suite provides an area for students and faculty to explore emergent technologies and connectivity and provides a space for students from advertising and public relations to work more closely together. It consists of an open “Collaborative Café” surrounded by four high-tech breakout suites where teams of students work collaboratively to develop their ideas.
- College News: AHA! The Innovation CoLab Grand Opening
- Communigator (Spring 2012): AHA! The Innovation CoLab opens
Communications Research Lab
The lab is located in Weimer 2052 and designed to support the research needs of the faculty and graduate students in the College. Equipped with a projection screen, digital recording devices, IP phones, and 22 research stations, including both desktop and laptop computers, the research lab provides the tools for conducting both quantitative and qualitative research.
To gain access to the lab, you must first complete a reservation request form.
Online Registration/Reservation, Other Lab Usage/Maintenance Related Issues and Gator 1 Card Access Processing
Phone: (352) 273-1648
To register or reserve the laboratory, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For IT Related Issues: email ITS@jou.ufl.edu
Hours of operation
The research lab hours are consistent with the operating hours of other computer labs in the college. Please note that the research lab is closed on Saturdays.
View lab schedule (in separate tab/window)
|Monday||8 am – 1 am (Tuesday)*|
|Tuesday||8 am – 1 am (Wednesday)*|
|Wednesday||8 am – 1 am (Thursday)*|
|Thursday||8 am – 1 am (Friday)*|
|Friday||8 am – 10 pm|
|Sunday||1 pm – 1 am (Monday)*|
*Graduate students have priority over all others between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday.
The following software is available on the lab computers:
Qualtrics Research Suite
The College has purchased the web-based Quatrics Research Suite, a comprehensive web-based survey system that can be used to design and conduct surveys/polls online and off-line. With its extensive features, it can also be used for experimental designs and other research data collection methods.
Sign up for an Account
Both faculty and students can sign up to use the system by going to this website: https://ufljour.qualtrics.com (Please bookmark it for future use).
If it is the first time you are signing up for an account, click on “Please click here to create an account” and fill out the information requested. You will need a coupon code to sign up. Please contact the research division (email@example.com) for the code.
Support and Help
Qualtrics provides phone and email support as well as 5-7 web training sessions per year. Qualtrics also offers a very extensive online tutorial system called “Qualtrics University.” You will find the link to it after you log in to your own account at the upper right hand corner of the screen.