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Classroom Technology

Technical Services (TS) implements, maintains and supports all campus technology infrastructure including classroom audio visual technology and academic computing hardware and software. 

Smart Rooms with Podium or Articulating Arm

Most buildings on campus have smart classrooms. There are two styles of smart classrooms: one style with a podium and one with a computer on an articulating arm. Both contain built-in audio visual technology to provide the utmost in interactive education. Each smart classroom with a podium contains a computer, network and Internet access, DVD player, video projector, document camera, screen, and sound system. Each articulating arm classroom has a computer with network and Internet access, DVD player, screen, sound system, and video projector. These rooms can be used for instructor lectures and student presentations. 

Lecture Capture Rooms

Several classrooms are equipped with TechSmith Relay desktop software and wireless microphones to enable screen and audio capture of instructional lectures. These rooms include: Buckley Center rooms 15, 16, 17, 102, 108, 110, 111, 112, 205, 206, 207, 209, and auditorium; Franz Hall rooms 005, 006, 015, 018, 025, 026, 034, 038, 106, 128, 205, 206, 212, 214, 217, 222, 223, 231, and 234; Shiley Hall rooms 101, 123, 124, 206, 249, 301, and 319. Buckley Center Auditorium, Franz Hall 120, Chiles Center Hall of Fame, Shiley Hall 301 and 319 may also be set up for video capture. 

Computer Classrooms

There are eight computer classrooms on campus with computers for students and an instructor’s computer connected to a video projector. These rooms also have DVD players, CD players and some have VCRs. The computer classrooms are Franz 107, Franz 125, Buckley Center 15, Buckley Center 211, Shiley Hall 206, Shiley Hall 249, Romanaggi Hall 201, and Romanaggi Hall 206.

Mobile Laptop Cart

Audio Visual Services can schedule a mobile PC laptop cart for delivery to classrooms across campus. The lab consists of 32 laptops with the necessary academic software installed. Semester-long standing orders should be made a week before the semester begins, while one-time orders should be made at least 48 hours in advance. All requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The lab is available for classroom usage only, and only the entire lab can be reserved for usage. Instructors using the lab are responsible for the equipment while in their possession. Contact Audio Visual Services to reserve the cart (av@up.edu).

Smart Carts

By request, non-mediated classrooms can also be equipped with an interactive smart cart on a first come, first served basis. There are seven smart carts that each contain a PC laptop, VCR/DVD player, video projector, and sound system and one smart cart with a MAC laptop.