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The MSDC is committed to providing a standardized environment across all campus classrooms and lecture halls. Striving to enhance the teaching and learning experience, classroom improvements are an on-going process as technologies change and evolve.  If you have any comments or suggestions regarding the technology in Duquesne's classrooms please e-mail us at msdc@duq.edu

Use the AV TRACKER WEBSITE (www.duq.edu/avtracker) to explore the technology offerings of each classroom. The website permits searches by building and room, provides a picture of the room's interior, and lists the AV equipment available within the room.  It is also strongly recommended to visit your assigned classrooms prior to the start of the semester to become familiar with the available technology.  The video below provides a quick overview of the classrooms on campus.

Duquesne's classrooms are designed for user friendly access to classroom technology and provide a standardized experience across campus.  Classroom operation is highlighted in the video below.  Instructions also appear as the desktop background on the computer monitor on each podium in each classroom.

Campus classrooms contain a video projector, a resident Windows computer with Internet access, DVD capabilities (DVD players or computer drives), audio speakers, laptop inputs (cables not provided but available from the MSDC) and in some locations HDMI inputs, document cameras, Blu-Ray players, and VCRs.

Please note that 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. The MSDC will convert VHS tapes to digital format for a nominal fee.


COMPUTER SECURITY: In an attempt to maintain the integrity of the software, each classroom computer is secured with a product called Deep Freeze. Anything saved to the computer will exist until the computer is restarted. File additions/changes will not be permanent. Upon a restart, all changes will be deleted and the computer will restore itself to the standard classroom image. It is highly recommended that classroom files/presentations be transported via flash drive or email account. If additional software is needed on the computer, please contact the MSDC.