The Sam Fox School has many space types that require us to have multiple Audio Visual (AV) models. Use the model various times to practice before day one of class. Spaces will be configured with the following models and described in detail on the following pages.
Sam Fox School spaces vary in how technology works within the room. Plan to test out your room and use the equipment various times so that you are comfortable with turning it on, connecting a computer or accessing the your files and the web. TA’s should make sure to work with faculty for which room is being use and how they want AV to be set up. Faculty should also plan to review the room and plan time accordingly for each setup.
In some spaces you may use more than one model, especially if conducting a hyflex type of session with students on-ground and on-line.
AV Setup Time
If you are teaching in hybrid manner, plan for extra time if connecting with students that are working remotely. Turning on a computer on and connecting to a Zoom meeting can takes about 5-10 minutes in addition to accessing your files or connecting to a remote meeting. Plan to arrive to class with sufficient time to set up the technology.
Wearing a mask can muffle sound considerably. Student in the room as well as on-line may have trouble hearing you with a mask so you will need to repeat questions often or speak louder. Where needed we can provide a microphone for use however advance notice is required. Instructions will be posted at each TV Cart for how to use the carts.
TA Support Training
Training for TA’s is provided at the start of the semester via a Canvas short course and will contain similar content as presented here. If faculty are requiring TA support to help with technology plan to be clear about what role they play. Are they to turn on the system and have it ready, do they monitor the on-line chats, or do they hold a camera/device during critiques? Make sure to iron out these particulars before day one.
- Bring extra power cords if you are using other devices such as a tablet or your own computer.
- Due to the nature of hybrid teaching you may need to curate and consider asynchronous delivery of some content which may mean less content in on-ground situations.
- In rare occasions, if you are connecting to on-line and on-ground students at the same time only use one audio input and output at the same time.
- If you are sharing content from an iPad, connect without audio so there is no reverb.
- Sharing links or other info in the Zoom chat can take time and be disruptive. Plan to share this info ahead in Canvas.
- Prep your content and practice at home.
MODEL 1: TV Cart with Web camera and Computer
This model can be used as a primary system for various spaces or as secondary system to some in-room projection AV’s.
Example: Use the TV cart to connect with on-line students via Zoom. On-ground students will see on-line students on the TV Cart and on-line students see on-ground students via web-camera. This can be used in smaller spaces such as shops, critique spaces or studios environments.
MODEL 2: TV Cart with Web camera and User Computer
For this model users must connect their own computer to the TV and the Web camera. This systems can be used as a secondary system to some in-room projection AV’s or as a stand alone system in a variety of spaces.
Example: Use the TV cart to connect with on-line students via Zoom. On-ground students will see on-line students on the TV Cart and on-line students see on-ground students via web-camera. This can be used in smaller spaces such as shops, hallway critique spaces or studios environments.
MODEL 3: Ceiling Projector with Web camera, Podium or User Computer
This model has a ceiling projector that is connected to a podium computer or may be connected to a user’s computer. A web camera is at the podium. Use the podium touch screen to control settings.
Example: Can be used as a standard lecture mode presentation. One may or may not be connected to on-line students at the same time. If connected to on-line students, use the podium web camera to either face the presenter or the class room.
MODEL 4: Ceiling Projector with HDMI and User Computer
This model has a ceiling projector that must be connected to your computer when using. There are only a few rooms that have this system due to the dynamics and use case of the rooms.
Example: Use this in a critique or studio classroom to make presentations with a variety of tools. Use the control panel on the wall to turn the system on and off. The controls will turn the projector on, lower the screen and connect the speaker to your computer via the HDMI cable. This model is located in Bixby Hall 214 and Walker Hall 050.
MODEL 5: Ceiling Projector with VIA and User Computer
This model has a ceiling projector that can be connected to your
computer with VIA when using.
Example: The VIA connection is a wireless system. It will allow multiple users to connect and present from different computers. It can be used in a standard lecture mode presentation or to project a Zoom meeting onto the wall to see on-line students if needed.
MODEL 6: Wall TV with Web camera and TV or User Computer
In this model you can connect with the computer that is part of the TV or bring your own computer to connect with VIA or HDMI. You will only be able to use the in-room Web camera with the TV computer.
Example: Use the TV to see visuals large for on-ground students while sharing via Zoom to on-line students. Use web-camera so that on-line students can see on-ground students in the room. Note that audio will need to come from the TV. Depending on the room set up you may need to position yourself accordingly so the web camera can see all in the room.
MODEL 7: Wall TV with Web camera and User Computer
In this model you can connect to the TV through VIA and connect the TV Web camera to your computer if needed.
Example: Use the TV (with VIA) to see visuals large for on-ground students while sharing via Zoom to on-line students. Use web-camera so that on-line students can see on-ground students in the room. Note that audio will need to come from your computer and not the TV. Depending on the space set up you may need to position yourself accordingly so the web camera can to see all in the room.
VIA: Wireless Projection Connection
Tablet & Phone Stand
There are various rooms that have a table and phone stand. These should remain in these rooms at all times.
To see a page with what this looks like go to this link.
List of Classrooms and Models
Please review this PDF file that list all of the room and what Model is in the room.