We support over 400 technology enhanced auditoriums, lecture halls, classrooms, laboratories, and meeting rooms throughout campus.
Technology enhanced classrooms allow faculty and staff to incorporate a wide variety of rich teaching materials into their lectures and presentations. The classrooms are equipped with a PC, document camera, Blu-ray/DVD player, audio system, projector, screen, and Internet connectivity. Many rooms have additional equipment such as a Smart monitor, microphone array, Solstice Pod and room camera.
We've been able to use CARES Funding to upgrade the technological capabilities of many classrooms (especially in Berkman Hall). These upgraded spaces offer improved ways to share content, record lectures and with connect with particpants at a distance.
We’ve developed a series of informational videos to help you navigate teaching in technology enhanced classrooms. They are designed to help you discover which technologies best suit your instructional needs.
Where do I begin?
The first video will guide you through turning on the equipment in the room, choosing which technology is displayed through the projector (including hand-written content), and deciding whether you will use the PC in the room or connect a personal device, such as a laptop to the system.
How do I record my class sessions for sharing asynchronously with my students?
Panopto is Cleveland State's lecture capture tool and can be used to record content for sharing with students at a later time.
The Center for eLearning provides detailed instructions for using Panopto. Their print and video guides are particularly helpful for those teaching from their laptops but have yet to install and launch it on their own device.
Panopto is installed on all PCs in technology enhance classrooms. Using the Panopto from the classroom PC allows instructors to incorporate additional room technologies such as the document camera and Smart monitor into their recording. To learn more about launching Panopto from a classroom PC, please watch the following video.
How can I connect remote participants synchronously to my classroom?
There are a number of applications that will allow you to do this. This section will feature three supplied by the University.
Zoom is a videoconferencing tool that enables participants to "join anywhere, on any device" from mobile to desktop. It can be used for distance learning, virtual meetings and collaboration sessions by providing video, audio, real-time messaging and content sharing in one application.
Microsoft Teams is a communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent chat, video meetings, file storage and application integration with Office 365.
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. The Center for eLearning hosts a detailed information page regarding Collaborate Ultra. It is useful for instructors using either their own laptop or classroom PC.
If you have questions regarding technology enhanced classrooms, please don't hesitate to contact our support team. You can reach us at email@example.com.