Classroom Technology: Equipment List

Overview

Classroom equipment installed in General Pool and Joint-Controlled Classrooms are described below. Not all of these technologies may be installed in each classroom. To determine what equipment is installed in a room, see the UO Classroom Equipment & Technology list.

Classroom equipment list

Assistive Listening System

ISCT provides a number of University of Oregon classrooms which are configured for transmission to Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) for students with hearing impairments. The Accessibility Education Center issues ALDs to students with hearing impairments for better auditory access to class lectures and other university programs. ISCT will also provide ALDs as necessary for classroom instruction.

Blu-ray/DVD Player

Installed at teaching stations for Blu-ray and DVD playback through digital display systems—the installed projector or flat screen unit. Control is through the Crestron Touch Panel and remotes are not needed.

Crestron AirMedia

Crestron AirMedia is a wireless presentation system for Wi-Fi equipped laptops and mobile devices now available in McKenzie 240A and 240C. An instructor's laptop or mobile device can display to the Projector or Flat Screen without the use of cables. Students may also send their content from their devices to displays wirelessly; the instructor is the moderator of displayed content.

Crestron Touch Panel

The Crestron Touch Panel, typically found near the instructor's podium, is used to control power on/off the system and selection of which source you would like to display through a Digital Projector or Flat Screen such as your laptop, Document Camera, Blu-ray/DVD Player, or other source if applicable. Additionally, you can adjust laptop or microphone (if applicable) volume as well as blank the projector screen.

Digital Projector

Used to present your media source of choice on a screen in a classroom. Some classrooms may have more than one Digital Projector. That information is noted on the Classroom Equipment Page.

Document Camera

Used to present textual materials and small 3D objects on a screen in a classroom through a Digital Projector or Flat Screen Display.

Ethernet Cable

An Ethernet cable is the most common type of network cable used on a wired network and is installed at the teaching station. This cable connects wired devices together to the local network for Internet access.  If a cable is not present then an Ethernet port is and an Ethernet cable can be loaned to the instructor.

Flat Screen Display

Used to present your media source of choice in a classroom.  The Creston Touch Panel is used to control power on/off the system and selection of which source you would like to display through a Flat Screen such as your laptop, Document Camera, Blu-ray/DVD Player, or other source if applicable.  Some classrooms may have more than one Flat Screen Display. 

High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) Cable

HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multichannel digital audio on a single cable from your laptop or device to be displayed on a classroom Digital Projector or Flat Screen. The cable is installed at the teaching station.

HyFlex 1 and HyFlex 2 Classrooms

The HyFlex Classrooms are designed to support synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning depending on the instructor's delivery preferences. 

Interactive Panel

Some teaching stations in large lecture halls include an Interactive Panel which is functionally a large Crestron Touch Panel to control your source display choices and view your presentation.  The unique feature of Interactive Panel technology is that live annotation of your content to students during instruction is possible.

Microphone: Handheld wireless

Used to amplify the instructors voice. Primarily installed only in larger classrooms and lecture halls. Unit has a charging dock to charge the batteries on the teaching station. In some classrooms the charging dock for the microphone is in a secured safe accessed with a code.  If installed it is synced to the classrooms Assistive Listening System. Handheld microphones are not a commonly installed device. 

Microphone: Lapel wireless

Used to amplify the instructors voice. Primarily installed only in larger classrooms and lecture halls. Unit has a charging dock to charge the batteries on the teaching station. In some classrooms the charging dock for the microphone is in a secured safe accessed with a code.  If installed it is synced to the classrooms Assistive Listening System.

Multi Display

A control choice feature found on the Crestron Touch Panel. Multi Display allows separate sources to be sent to different classroom Projectors or Flat Screens. Example: an instructor is displaying their laptop content to the main projector, the Blu-ray content to a secondary projector, and sending the Document Camera content to a Flat Screen.              

RCA Input

An analog legacy cable typically used to connect an auxiliary (not installed) device to a classroom system to display video and sound content to a Digital Projector of Flat Screen. The cable will have red, white, and yellow plugs for connecting audio and video (and red and white for connecting audio only). If it is present, it is found at the teaching station. An example would be using an RCA input cable to connect a Video Camera, VCR, or DVD Player and selecting to display the auxiliary source using the Crestron Touch Panel. Not a common cable installation; new classrooms are not being commissioned with RCA Inputs.

Sound Reinforcement (AV; audio and video)

Signifies the classroom is equipped with amplifiers, speakers, and sound level control through the Crestron Touch Panel for audio playback of different sources. In larger classrooms and lecture halls sound reinforcement may include microphones or include surround sound capabilities.

Video Graphics Array (VGA) Cable

An analog legacy cable used to connect a laptop to be displayed on a classroom Digital Projector or Flat Screen. The cable is installed at the teaching station. New classrooms are not being commissioned with VGA Cables.

Videoconferencing

The classroom is equipped for live videoconference connections between two or more people residing in separate locations for the purpose of communication and transmission of images, audio, and text between the locations.  The capability of videoconference-equipped rooms varies on the installed hardware and camera and microphone systems. Videoconference classrooms currently require a trained technician to operate.  

Video Production Control Room

These classrooms have video production capabilities built into the rooms and a control booth for technicians to operate the systems for recording, lecture capture, and Video Conferencing. 

Wireless Microphone

Classrooms have either a handheld or lapel (or both) wireless microphone. A legacy term but may be inquired about. Refer to Microphone Handheld/Lapel - Wireless.  

Ground-Left-Right (XLR) Line Input

Some classrooms have installed auxiliary ports to connect a sound mixing board for adding additional microphones. Three-pin XLR connectors are the specification used. The ports are located at or near the teaching stations. Some ports may be in floor boxes. This is an input to a channel that is specifically designed for line-level signals and almost exclusively used by EMU Scheduling and Event Services.

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