Classroom Technology Updates
Fisher 600 and Canevin 310 will be added as two new FlexTech classrooms. Fisher 600 will have a capacity of 36 while Canevin 310 will seat 30 students. Each room is outfitted with glass top tables, flat panels and resident computers at each pod and the ability to share content among all the room's diplays.
All classroom projectors in College, Rockwell and Fisher were upgraded with new wide screen LCD projectors. Each room is now capable of displaying wide screen images from the resident computer.
College Hall: Room 551 is now the third FlexTech classroom on campus. The room consists of four pods of five seats, each with its own flat panel monitor and resident computer. The instructors station consists of a standard classroom podium and a 65" touch screen monitor. Rooms 548 and 644 College were converted to digital rooms which now include widescreen LCD projectors, widescreen computer monitors, HDMI connections and smaller sized podiums. The remaining Registrar-controlled classrooms received new ceiling mounted LCD projectors in addition to the new LED lighting installed by Facilities.
Rockwell Hall: Room 308, the first FlexTech classroom on campus, was improved with the addition of computers at each of the student pods. The instructor's interface was re-designed to provide a simplified user interface.
College Hall: The two sixth floor seminar rooms were outfitted with technology leaving one Registrar-controlled room in College without a full compliment of technology. 640 and 642 College match the technology enhanced classrooms in buildings across campus and contain an AV rack with a resident computer, DVD capabilities, an audio system and the standardized push button control system.
Rockwell Hall: Rooms 303 and 508 have been redesigned as digital classrooms. Although they appear similar to all other standard classrooms, the widescreen projectors and digital transmission allow for the connection of any HDMI enabled devices.
Fisher Hall: 442 Fisher became the second FlexTech classroom on campus. The room is designed for collaboration and team work with seven pods each seating six students. Each pod has it's own 47" flat panel monitor, resident computer, connections for two additional laptops, USB charging stations, the ability to share the flat panels throughout the room, and writeable glass top tables. A standard instructor's podium completes the room.
96% of all Registrar controlled classrooms are now fully outfitted with technology.
Fisher Hall: With the exception of room 708, all classrooms in Fisher Hall on floors three through seven are now considered technology enhanced classrooms. These rooms match the technology enhanced classrooms in buildings across campus and contain a podium with a resident computer, DVD capabilities, an audio system and the standardized push button control system.
Libermann Hall: A new academic space has been added to the third floor. Room 316 seats 30 students and contains the university standardized classroom technology offerings (computer, projector, DVD capabilities, audio system and push button controls). Three additional rooms will be added to Libermann's third floor for spring semester, January 2014.
Rockwell Hall: Room 308 has been redesigned as an active learning space. This new concept classroom seats 40 students in eight stations or pods that lend themselves to small group work and collaborative activities.
College Hall: Efforts to improve the classroom learning environment began in 10 classrooms. The rooms received facelifts which included fresh paint, updated student seating, and new instructor stations.
Summer 2012 Improvements
Canevin Hall: Six (6) classrooms received Smart Boards and AV systems. Now all twelve Canevin rooms have complete technology systems with computers, projectors and Smart Boards. ** Contact the MSDC @ x4614 for Smart Board training.
Bayer Lecture Halls: New ... podiums, document cameras, carpeting!, and writeable monitors were added. The "Smart Podium" monitors permit one to annotate on the screen over any application. ** Contact the MSDC @ x4614 for Smart Podium training.
Mellon and College Hall Lecture Halls: New document cameras and "Smart Podium" monitors were installed.
Rockwell Lecture Halls and 719 Fisher Hall: "Smart Podiums" monitors replaced the dated Sympodium monitors.
Fisher Hall: AV podiums were installed in 600, 709, 714, and 722. 442 Fisher AV connections were re-positioned to make teaching with technology easier for the user.
Libermann Hall: AV carts were placed into 602 and 605. The carts provide the technology offerings that are standard across campus: Windows 7 computer, video projector, DVD/VCR combo and Extron push button classroom controls.
Libermann Lecture Hall: The space provides the standard lecture hall technology offerings (large projection screen, Windows 7 computer, DVD and blu-ray playback, VCR connections, document camera, wireless microphone) along with lecture capture abilities.
Classroom VCRs: As the usage of VHS tapes continues to decline, newly installed technology enhanced classrooms will not contain a VCR. We will continue to support the VCRs currently in the classrooms until they are no longer functional. RCA connection type input will continue to be installed on new podiums to allow for VCR connection.