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Electronic Classrooms

The Electronic Classrooms (Library Resource Center Rooms 501 & 502) are open from 8:00am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday (except University holidays).

Room 502
Improvements to Electronic Classroom 502

Operating guides for the electronic classrooms:

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The Electronic Classrooms (Library Resource Center Rooms 501 & 502) are open from 8:00am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday (except University holidays).

The Electronic Classrooms are equipped with Power Macintosh and Pentium-based Windows computers with built-in DVD/CD-RW drives. The computers are networked to the campus-wide network and are loaded with Microsoft Office productivity software and Microsoft Internet Explorer software.

The lecture console of each classroom also includes an integrated DVD player and tabletop document camera. Other audio, video, notebook, and computer devices may be connected to the projection systems in the classrooms.

Both classrooms utilize large screen projection systems. Both classrooms have the ability to display images from two different sources (i.e. computer, document camera and DVD player). Room 501 is equipped with a Smart Board (electronic whiteboard). Room 502 is equipped with a Smart Sympodium.

Both classrooms utilize large screen projection systems. Room 501 can accommodate a class-sized audience of fifty. Room 502 can accommodate a class-sized audience of thirty-five.

The Electronic Classrooms are primarily used by faculty teaching regularly-scheduled university courses which make extensive regular use of multimedia materials and/or network communications.

Faculty members who wish to teach a course in an Electronic Classroom or the Teaching Lab must submit to the Center a course syllabus, a letter describing the specific types of instructional technology (e.g., simulation, presentation software, course Web site) and the extent to which they will be used in the course, and a letter of support from the chairperson. For a detailed explanation of the approval process refer to our procedure for approval and assignment of Electronic Classrooms and Teaching Lab. [PDF, 16 Kb]

There are limited times that the Electronic Classrooms are available for ad hoc usage. Faculty who are interested in reserving the Electronic Classrooms on an ad hoc basis should complete a CAT Facilities Request Form (available on-line or at the CAT office). The usage of the facilities must be because multimedia materials and/or network communications are necessary. Only faculty who have been trained to use the equipment can reserve the Electronic Classrooms. Training cannot usually be accomplished on short-term notice. Periodic training sessions are scheduled. Call the Center at 7512 to sign up.

Usage of facilities by other groups may be scheduled at the discretion of Center management and requires the sponsoring organization's support of Center activities.

See also: Facilities & Resources

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