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Classroom ETEC Facilities

Equipment 102 103 104 106 110 112 122 214 320
Seating Capacity 80 42 80 55 83 55 55 40 34
Computer x x x x x x x x x
Ceiling mounted projector x x x x x x x x x
Second projection screen x   x x          
Visualizer x x x x x x   x x
DVD x x x x x x   x x
VCR x x x x x x   x x
Laptop 1 x x x x x x   x x
Laptop 2 x x x x          
VGA video output to second projector x x x   x x x x x
Phone x x x x x x x x x
Microphone x x x x x x x x x
x x x x x x x x x
      Wireless **
** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
White board x x x         x x
Chalk board       x x x x    
Acetate projector x x x x x x x   x
Video course capture       x          
Video conferencing       x          
Audio conferencing               x  
Annotation monitor               x  


** - Need to schedule headset for every lecture required.

1) VCR (VHS format)/DVD Player

  • Located in the cabinet below the touch-screen in Jacobs or in the media cabinet in Alfiero classrooms
  • To adjust volume, select "Program Volume" on the right side of the touch-screen
  • Remember to take your videotape or DVD with you when you leave

2) WOLF (Visualizer)

  • Camera can be used to project 3 dimensional objects as well as opaque and transparent 2D images
  • Located in the "garage" on top of the podium in Jacobs or next to the podium in Alfiero
  • Select the "Visualizer" button on the touch-screen, to turn it on
  • Carefully adjust camera using green thumb holds where possible. Turn camera to face down. Do not put finger prints on mirror
  • Use zoom/focus controls on the touch-screen
  • To put away, hold camera while gently lowering arm to prevent crash into whiteboard
  • Check that drawer is locked in place before leaving

3) INT PC (Internal PC)

  • Computer should be running.  If no lights are on computer, press power button and see instructions on podium to log in.
  • Please contact the IT department, before the semester begins to have any software installed

4) EXT PC (External PC)

  • You can connect any desktop, laptop, notebook, PC or MAC, to the podium to use the ceiling LCD projector
  • You must have a monitor cable with the appropriate connector (or adapter ) to fit a 15 pin-female connector. Check with Dave Costello, Marina Jarnot, or through email prior to use of an external PC
  • The projector's resolution will adjust to the laptop's settings
  • Check your laptop or notebook User Guide to see if there is a toggle key to use alternate monitor
  • We strongly recommend that you test use of an external PC prior to the scheduled presentation

Additional Equipment

Telephone: Help is available!

  • The telephone may be used for any on campus (last 4 digits) or local off campus call (dial 9 + 7 digit number)
  • The telephone may not be used for long distance calls
  • If you set off the alarm, call Public Safety immediately, 2222, then call 3210 and ask for a member of the IT staff.
  • If you encounter problems, use the following contact list in order:
    • The Jacobs Lab Consultants between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. and after 10:00 a.m. on weekends: 645-3332
    • Resource Management: 645-3210

Overhead Projectors - Instructional Technology Services support

  • If you finish the acetate roll, replace it with one on the cart, and inform Resource Management
  • If there are no acetate rolls on the cart, call Resource Management at 645-3210
  • If a light bulb burns out, turn off overhead before sliding bar to use second bulb
    • NOTE: Failure to turn off overhead projector will cause the second bulb to burn out immediately as you slide the lever to use the second bulb
  • After you have switched to second bulb, turn projector back on
  • Notify Resource Management or the IT staff that a bulb burned out


  • A microphone may be available. If so, it will be in a drawer in the podium
  • If you wish to use a corded microphone, contact IT staff for instructions on where to plug in
  • Switch on the microphone on the belt clip unit
  • Clip the lapel clip on a collar, tie or lapel
  • When done, press the release button before unplugging microphone
  • Be sure to put it back in podium

Sound System

  • All audio output from the VCR, Computer, external computers, CD-ROM and microphone, may go to the room sound system
  • The volume adjustment is located on the touch panel, as well as in each computer's control panel
  • Audio mute is available on the touch panel