UConn’s classrooms vary from simple rooms with blackboards to high-tech, fully interactive, “smart” classrooms. Not all high-tech classrooms have the same equipment; you should therefore visit your assigned room and experiment with its use:
Make a virtual visit. You may virtually visit High-Tech Classrooms at Storrs, but it’s always best to go to the room and get a feel for the space.
Gain access to your room. To receive keys to operate equipment in rooms that have multimedia capabilities, contact Academit IT – Audiovisual and Collaborative Technologies. If you have questions about the technology in your room, you can also call the AVT group at 860-486-1774.
Experiment with the space. If you are teaching in a large lecture hall, experiment with the space:
- Will you need to use a microphone? If so, you will need to bring your own batteries (usually 9 volt).
- Will you remain behind the podium or meander among the students? If you plan to leave the podium, will you need a remote for the computer system? If so, contact Academic IT – Audiovisual and Collaborative Technologies .
- How do you intend to communicate with your students? Will you ask for questions or comments? Do you prefer to use a classroom response system (clickers)? If so, visit the Instructional Resource Center’s Clickers site.
- Do you plan on using a white board? If so, you need to bring your own markers; erasers are provided.