The Center for Teaching and Learning’s Classroom Technology Team supports the audio/visual needs for technology-enhanced classrooms, labs, lecture halls and informal learning spaces, special purpose classrooms, and auditoriums across campus.
The Classroom Technology Team supports standard University Classrooms, also known as General Purpose Classrooms (GPCs). These technology-enhanced rooms are designed to seat roughly 30-35 students. GPCs are equipped with presentation systems which allow faculty to bring their own computers for delivering course material and typically have teaching stations with the following features:
Simple control systems that let faculty select a video source and control volume;
HDMI and USB-C connections for Windows and Mac laptops (older rooms may have VGA and HDMI connections requiring Mac users to use a display adapter);
document cameras (portable visualizers); and
Academic Affairs Classrooms and Learning Spaces
The Classroom Technology Team offers support to classrooms, labs, lecture halls, and informal learning spaces that are managed by the colleges or academic departments within Academic Affairs. The equipment is determined by each individual department/college, and the support will vary based on agreements and the age of the equipment.
Special Purpose Spaces
Special Purpose Classrooms are unique classroom configurations designed to seat from around 25 to just over 100 students. The Classroom Technology Team is responsible for several of these spaces. These rooms typically have the same functionality as the General Purpose Classrooms with additional technical features. Examples of these spaces include Orange Hall 1355; Eastman Hall 1273; Institute Hall 1140, 1160 and 1180; and Gosnell 2372.
These larger spaces are designed to seat roughly 150 to 300 students for large classes, lectures, special events, open houses, and guest speakers. The Classroom Technology Team is responsible for eight of these spaces that have the same functionality as the General Purpose Classrooms above, plus additional functionality such as larger teaching stations, lighting controls, and presenter microphones. Most of these spaces can accommodate production crews for event recording and streaming. These spaces include: