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Guide to Audiovisual Equipment In The Teaching

Classrooms Rooms: B-112, C-120, D236 & D-239

Classroom Support:

The following students are A/V representatives: Class of 2014: Bethany Walters & Janice Harvey, Class of 2015: Megan Downey & TBD, Class of 2016: Japheth Barkman & Julian Pearce.  If there are problems with the presentation equipment ask the AV student representative(s) for help, if they cannot resolve the issue, contact Computing Resources, Room C101, 513-6677 opt. 2. Also for special A/V needs see the College A/V coordinator, Brian Church, room C101, 513-6494.

Equipment Guides:

There are room specific “how-to” guides in white binders located @ the podium in each of the main classrooms (C-120, B-112 & D-239).  This guide explains in full detail how to use the specific equipment in each room.

Video/Data Projector:

Video and computer images may be presented in the classroom.  Each room has a dedicated PC, Mac mini as well as a VGA, HDMI & Displayport cable for laptop connections.  DVD drives are contained within the computers which will play standard definition DVD’s.  There are sound reinforcement systems in the main classrooms (north theater, south theater & D239) for voice & content audio.  A touch panel is used to control the different sources, sound reinforcement systems & room controls (lights, screen, projector, etc…).  The images are projected on the screen from a high-end video/data projector.

SMART Podium Interactive display:

In B112, C120 & D239, there are interactive displays @ the lectern that allow for annotating on slides with “digital ink”. Annotating with “digital ink” can only be utilized on content displayed through the Windows PC. To annotate with “digital ink”, select the desired annotation function (I.E. pen, highlighter shape etc…) from either the hard buttons at the top of the interactive display or the virtual toolbar located within the program you are using, then touch the attached stylus lightly to the interactive display to begin utilizing your selected function.

Laser Pointer/PowerPoint remote:

There are wireless presentation remotes in A-101, B-112, C-120 & D-239 for advancing PowerPoint / PDF presentations.  They have a laser pointer built into the device.

Video Conferencing Equipment:

Room(s) A-101, B-112 & D-236 have video teleconferencing equipment.  This equipment is used to distance education, meetings etc… W/ multiple sites.  You should be trained before using the equipment.

Audio Conferencing Equipment:

Room(s) A-231 & T-2530 have Cisco audio conferencing phones used for telephone meetings.

Mediasite:  (B-112, C-120 & D239):

This technology is used for capturing lectures, presentations & meetings.  There are lecture capture appliances installed in rooms B-112, C-120 & D-239.  It will record whatever is projected on the screen along with any associated audio.  It will also record video & audio of the presenter.  It is recommended that you use the wireless microphone to record your voice for the best audio quality. However, if you choose not to use the wireless microphone or the battery dies, presenter/audience audio will still be captured via ceiling microphones installed overhead.  The instructors have full pan/tilt/zoom control of the Mediasite camera via the touch panel, so if you walk away from the lectern & wish to remain on camera, you can maneuver it to your position via these controls. There are confidence monitors @ the lectern all Mediasite equipped rooms that allow the instructor to see what is being recorded.  B-112 also has confidence monitors installed on the rear wall for use W/ the video conferencing system.  All core courses & labs for the semester are pre-scheduled to automatically start and stop recording. There is a manual “STOP RECORDING” button on the touch panel if you don’t wish for your presentation to be automatically recorded.

TurningPoint (Clickers):

This is an audience response system that allows audiences and students to participate in presentations or lectures by submitting responses to interactive questions using a Response Card keypad.  There is TurningPoint software / hardware installed in rooms B-112, C-120 & D239.

Wireless Microphones:

There are dedicated wireless microphone systems in rooms B-104, B-112, C-120, C-121 & D-239.  Clip the microphone approximately 6-8 inches below your chin (sternum height).  Clip the battery pack somewhere on your waist; DO NOT place in your pocket.  There are microphone volume controls on the touch panel. 


Revised 10/10/2012 – Brian Church