The Learning Commons


WiFi in The Learning Commons

You can connect your laptop (Win/Mac) to the wireless network found throughout the CTS building. Contact the IT office for login information.

CTS Online (Moodle)

The Learning Commons website hosts Moodle, an online course management system. However, the Learning Commons staff does not administer Moodle. Before the beginning of semester, faculty may (or may not) ask to set up online space for their class. Contact the Director of Online Learning, Justin Kim, with your questions or click here to go to the Moodle site.

Databases and Online Journal Access

The Learning Commons subscribes to FirstSearch from OCLC, ATLA Religion database with ATLASerials, Academic Search Premiere from EBSCO, and several online journals. The library distributes a new set of passwords of FirstSearch and EBSCO databases at the beginning of each academic year. Within the CTS building, online journals can be accessed with automatic recognition of the network's IP address. For remote online journal access, contact the Assistant Librarian.

To Inquire or make suggestions for Computing Services in the Learning Commons,

Yasmine Abou-El-Kheir, Director of the Lapp Learning Commons
(773) 896-2450
The Help Desk

Computers and Network Printer

The Learning Commons has public workstations that are connected to a networked printer/photocopier. Patrons can print materials online or from a USB flash drive. Printing and photocopying costs $0.10 per side of the page, i.e. a single-sheet but double-sided printout is $.20.

Green Room

The Green Room in the Lapp Learning Commons provides Mac computers for use in desktop publishing and video editing. Software includes Adobe Creative Suite and iMovie. Please contact the Learning Commons or IT staff in order to use.


All CTS students have a CTS email account. If you do not know your email with CTS, please contact PC Help.