Texas Tech University

Facilities / Areas

The Main Lab

The Main Lab is the centeral hub of the LLRC. It has a stage, projector, and 41 stations equipped with the ASC ReLANpro student learning system. This software gives us full control of all stations from a main console. We can pair students up, voice and video record, observe and lock computers, etc. The main services provided here are:

  • Proctoring exams
  • Class activities
  • Training / Workshops
  • Data collection for research
  • Independent student work

The New Lab

New Lab

The New Lab accommodates up to 20 studnets for the same services provided in the Main Lab. This area is frequently reserved when the Main Lab is used. Students may work independently here when it is not reserved. 

The Small Lab

Fish Bowl

The Small Lab (aka the "Fish Bowl") featueres a large conference table, 4 gaming spec PCs, 3 Macs, and a large TV for remote conferencing. Students may work here when it is not reserved. This lab is reserved for:

  • Meetings
  • Tutoring
  • Collaborative work

The HelpDesk

This is the heart of the LLRC, right in front of the Main Lab. Students check-in to the facility here, and both students and faculty retrieve educational materials/equipment from this reception area. We provide:

  • Laptops
  • Cameras
  • Voice Recorders
  • Adaptor Cables

The Qualia Room

The Qualia Room is named after the first language department head of the University, Dr. Charles Qualia. This special theater-style room contains a full stage, professional LED lighting array, audio amplifier system, high-definition LCD computer projector, and a motorized high-grade projection screen. This room is often used for:

  • Conferences
  • Training/Workshops
  • Research Presentations
  • Special Events

Private Study Booths

These small booths are outfitted with computers and other specialized equipment as needs arise. They are used for: 

  • Make-up exams
  • Comprehensive exams
  • Tests with special accomodations
  • Learning activities

Recording Booth

Recording Booth

Faculty and students may reserve this acoustically treated room for quality voice recoridng. We'll provide the equipment, training on the software, and assist with post-production editing. Voice recordings have been used to create:

  • Data collection instruments
  • Promotional videos
  • Webinars
  • Class projects

Video & Demonstration Lab

This specialized facility features a large TV, Blu-Ray player, and laptop connections for the presentation of special video materials, student demonstrations, and testing and assessment using video-based mediums. Courses dependent on this modality explore methods and approaches, with students taking an active part in presentations, such as in American Sign Language (a visual, non-spoken language). This area is reserved for:

  • Faculty meetings
  • Tutoring
  • Specialized class activities

Language Lab & Research Center