Information, Technology & Consulting

Centrally booked classrooms

Details

Central booked classrooms are designed for self-service use of computer, video, and document display. Faculty may also record their voice and the computer desktop in any central booked classroom using TechSmith Relay or Echo360 (available in select locations).

Hours

Central booked classrooms are readied for each class day, and assistance is available 8 a.m. through 10 p.m. weekdays while the term is in session.

Audio Visual assistance that may be needed during the reading period, exam period, or term break should be scheduled by sending email to [email protected] or calling 646-2302.  This is especially critical when exams fall on the weekend when staff are not ordinarily scheduled.

Maintenance checks of the central booked classroom audio visual systems is conducted before the beginning of each class day. Portable audio visual setups in non-central booked classrooms are checked at the end of the class day. Central booked Classroom audio visual systems are powered down automatically every night at 11:15 pm to ensure that the equipment is not left on for extended periods between uses.

Support

Faculty are strongly encouraged to schedule training on centrally booked classroom features and audio visual system operation. A code may be required to gain access to the audio visual system touch screen control panel, if another user has shut it down. In room audio visual help assistance is available during class hours by calling 603-646-1155. An attendant may be able to resolve the issue over the phone, or a Classroom Specialist may be dispatched to the classroom.

Note: Support is not available over any weekend or on weeknights during term breaks unless stand by assistance is scheduled.

Features

Central booked classrooms are built to meet or exceed the following equipment standards. Classrooms that were renovated prior to the current standards may omit some features. See the Central Classroom list for exceptions

    • Touch screen control panel - a common graphical user interface for controlling the audio visual system.
    • Video Display – one or more video projectors or flat screens capable of displaying high definition video.
    • Computer – a Macintosh (iMac or Mini) running Mac OS X 10.12. A list of available software is available here (Windows), and here (Mac).
    • Laptop (or mobile device) – a VGA or HDMI input for displaying a user supplied laptop. (users must provide the video adapter (sometimes referred to as a dongle) to convert video output from their device to the campus standard VGA or HDMI connector.)
    • Video Sources – a multi-region Blu-Ray/DVD player for displaying discs produced in any country.
    • IPTV – a DarTV tuner is provided in larger lecture halls; small and medium sized classrooms rely on the installed computer to tune DarTV stations.
    • Microphone – a wireless lapel microphone is provided in all classrooms with 49 seats or more. Recently renovated smaller rooms also have a wireless lapel microphone.
    • Network – wired Ethernet is provided at the lectern, and wireless is present in all classrooms. Existing wireless service may not be sufficient for supporting all students engaged in network-intensive tasks. Contact your department IT support office for assistance before scheduling these activities.

Feedback

Let us know how we can improve your central booked classroom experience: new functionality, additional training or instructions, improved design, easier access, etc.

Topic: 
Academic Technology Services
Subtopic: 
Classroom Support
Last updated: 
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

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