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Classroom Technology Updates

Fall 2018

College Hall:  All classrooms on floors four, five and six were upgrade to include digitial connections and adjustable height podiums.  Rooms 220, 223, and 447 received new classroom seating.  The tablet arm chairs are on wheels, have a larger writing space, and can accommodate right and left handed students with a simple swing of the desk.  Also, Phase I of the upgrade to seminar room 640 was completed with the relocation of the AV rack.  New furniture wlll be installed over Thanksgiving Break.

Canevin Hall:  Room 306 joined the ranks of 204, 206 and 311 with the installation of digital connections and an 80" interactive flat screen.  The screen replaces the Smart Board.  Easy Interactive software allows for annotation on the screen.

FlexTech News: Webcams were installed over the student tables in 442 Fisher to allow for real-time viewing of student writing on the glass top tables.  The webcam images can then be shared throughout the room using the ClickShare system.

Fisher Hall:  715 Fisher was re-designed to accommodate synchronous classes where an instructor teaches both F2F and distant students simultaneously. Outfitted with a second projected image, the instructor now has the ability to see and interact with all students (near and far) using GoTo Meeting.

Fall 2017

Canevin Hall:   In preparation for upgrading the technology in the building, the Smartboard in 311 Canevin was replaced with an 80" interactive, flat panel monitor.  Plans are iunderway to replace all the Smartboards and projectors with new interactive, touchscreen monitors.

Rockwell Classrooms:  99% of the Registrar classrooms in Rockwell Hall were outfitted with digital equipment and can now accommodate any HDMI device.  An HDMI connection is accessible on the Extron panel on the front of the AV rack.  HDMI cables are needed for connection.

FlexTech News:  308 Rockwell received a control system upgrade so it now provides the same functionality as the seven other FlexTech classrooms.  With the addition of ClickShare into 308, quad-screen sharing of student pod information is now available.  Wireless connectivity is available in the FlexTechs through any of three apps:  ClickShare, MirrorOp and Reflector.  For more info on how to connectc your wireless devices, visit the Teaching Strategies page under our FlexTech Classroom link.  FlexTech classrooms are 442, 600 and 721 Fisher, 551 College, 309 and 310 Canevin, 408 Gumberg and 308 Rockwell.

GoToMeeting Space:   715 Fisher Hall is available as a meeting place for GoToMeeting sessions.  The room is equipped with ceiling mounted microphones, a computer and webcam that makes running a GTM session very simple.  The room accommodates 30 people.  Contact the OCT if you are interested in reserving the space.