Smart Connected Classrooms with Zoom Capabilities
ITS has recently completed major upgrades to all classrooms on campus, adding new equipment and expanding classroom infrastructure to support remote teaching and student engagement via Zoom.
All classrooms, with the exception of outdoor learning spaces, are now equipped with enhanced fully Integrated Audio and Video Systems, including:
- Large Dual-Gallery and Active-Speaker View Displays
- Integrated in-room Speakers and Microphone Systems
- PTZ Tracking Cameras
- Dedicated Zoom Gallery Computer
The upgraded classroom spaces are now ideal, streamlined teaching environments that allow for a variety of teaching and learning scenarios. These classrooms have been designed to enable remote students to easily see and be seen by the Instructor and to hear and be heard on par with in-class students. High end cameras enable Instructors to easily move back and forth among whiteboards/blackboards, and a dedicated Zoom computer makes starting or joining scheduled meetings easy.
If you’d like more information on training or information regarding the upgraded equipment, here are some additional resources to help you get started:
Training: Zoom enabled classroom technology training is offered during the first weeks of each semester and at New Faculty Orientation. One-on-one and small group training sessions can be requested by contacting ITS Help Desk x70911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In-classroom Instructions: There is a short version of instructions posted on the desks/lecterns in the classrooms. A longer and more detailed version of these instructions can be accessed by scanning the QR code tag in the classrooms.
Video Overview: ITS has recorded an introductory/demonstration video giving an overview of our Zoom Equipped Classrooms.
In-classroom support: If you need help during class or if you would like to schedule in-classroom assistance at the start of class to ensure things get underway smoothly please Contact the ITS Help Desk x70911, or email@example.com.