This page’s purpose is to keep you informed of the Zoom related Technology in the classrooms as well as upcoming changes.
**Update 3/30** We are thrilled to have been awarded the USDA grant for distance learning technology in rural areas. We will be able to transform dozens of classrooms over the next three years. Also, the Provost has started a Classroom Refresh project that will completely remodel 5 classrooms a year including the technology. See below under the HyFlex room section for the list of rooms that are up for change this Summer.
If you have questions about the use of this new technology, Teaching and Learning Services is training Faculty liaisons in many departments to help answer your questions. The Help Desk has not had a chance to get training on these rooms and is short staffed. Connecting with your peers will be a large component of adapting to this Semester.
Below is the status report from IT as of 3/30:
The soundbar is nice all-in-one device with a remote control for operation.
**Update 12/1** We are installing the upgraded microphones for the Tracking Camera rooms. These will be located on the ceiling above the instructor area. Unfortunately, this solution will not work to pick up student voices that are further away from the instructor area of the room. We are demoing some alternate options for mic’ing the entire classroom.
We are also upgrading the control touch screens on the Nomads to include Tracking Camera controls. Once this is complete, we will be removing the remote controls, as the buttons you will need are on the control panel.
These rooms have enhanced technology in addition to the AVer Tracking Camera for exploring HyFlex teaching. Installing new Microphone equipment to pick up all voices in the room.
These rooms have a HD webcam tripod with no current plans to upgrade.