The administrators of computers used for course work in the department are:

Bernie Roehl, Lab Instructor/Software Specialist

Eric Praetzel, Lab Instructor/Hardware Specialist

If you have a question, send an email to:

Please note, for course work, the university provides a system called LEARN.

Department Web pages

Campus web sites required by legislation to meet provincial accessibility requirements.  Many sites are on an IST server using the WCMS (Waterloo Content Management System).  A major goal of this system is to ensure accessibility of the web site to comply with the law.  Transferring existing web sites to the WCMS is ongoing but has not reached the level of being able to be used for individual users or courses.

The ECE department has a web server that may be used for courses or by individuals.  For questions about this server please contact the administrator, Bernie Roehl.  Members of the department (faculty, staff and students) already have an account on the web server.  There are also some accounts for courses, and if you have questions about a course account then please contact Bernie.  Users are responsible for creating the web content.  Your home page should have the name index.html, or index.php if you wish to use php in your web page. When you are ready you can upload your content to the web server by uploading the files to a computer called, and putting the files in the directory /web/userid/public_html, where userid is your campus userid (truncated to 8 characters if it's longer than that).  The URL of the resulting website will be  You can upload your files using an SSH-based copy program.  For Windows, a good choice is WinSCP.  Make sure the files you upload have permissions that allow them to be readable by all users.