Classrooms will be equipped with new equipment to support blended learning and the layout of each room will be reworked to promote health and safety.
Classroom Readiness Status
W&M IT has been busy all summer preparing classrooms for a safe and connected return to campus, in coordination with the University Registrar, Facilities Management, and Public Safety. To support technology enhanced blended learning, many of our classrooms are being upgraded to include an annotatable monitor with pen, webcam with microphone on a tripod, and document camera (see below for details).
Although classroom equipment was ordered in late spring / early summer, some has not yet arrived (we remain at the mercy of the global supply chain). The classrooms designated for use prior to Labor Day were completed as the priority. As soon as equipment arrives on campus it will be installed in the remaining classrooms as quickly as possible.
To accommodate blended learning in W&M classrooms, additional technologies are being installed in classrooms during the Summer to be ready for classes in Fall 2020. The intent of these additional technologies is to provide the tools for capturing and/or delivering instruction for remote students.
The following common procedures in a blended classroom environment can be accomplished with the available equipment following the procedures described below:
Recording your classroom (Not a live broadcast)
Streaming and Recording your Classroom Session Live
Classroom AV Equipment
- Overview of Classroom AV Equipment (video) - This video shows how to use the various services offered through the Crestron control panels in W&M classrooms.
- Classroom Technology Tour (video) - This virtual tour by eLearning Specialist Mike Blum shows how to use the classroom technology equipment for blended learning.
Teaching Methods and Strategies
Equipment & Software
In addition to the typical equipment in classrooms (podium, projector, screen, touch-screen control panel) the following additional technologies will be installed and made available:
* Notes about Microphones:
As part of the densification effort for Fall 2020, classroom maximum capacities have been reduced to provide at least 6 feet of space between students. Facilities Management will be moving student seating to accommodate this spacing as well as providing seating in newly created classroom spaces.
Blended Learning Technology – Classroom Logic Model
The following illustration shows a logic model of the AV equipment in most classrooms to support blended learning:
Cleaning Classroom Equipment
William & Mary will provide disposable, dry cleaning wipes and a spray bottle containing a 70% solution of isopropyl alcohol specifically for IT equipment.
DO NOT spray the equipment directly! Please spray the wipe and wipe down all equipment including the keyboard, mouse, stylus, AV control panel, and microphone head before and after use.
When needed, contact Work Control (757-221-2270) to have the cleaning supplies restocked.
Need Assistance? Contact the Technology Support Center (TSC)
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