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More than 450 campus classrooms – including labs and informal spaces – are equipped for a variety of technologies to support diverse pedagogies. This past year, $8 million of CARES/HEERF funds supported a massive campus classroom upgrade project to deliver an exciting new standard for teaching and learning; additional cameras and microphones, recording and collaboration options, device options, and more, to support in-person, hybrid, hyflex, and remote learning teaching modalities. Campus teams worked tirelessly to complete the upgrades in time to welcome students and instructors back for Fall 2021 and beyond.
And always at the ready: the IRT Academic Technology and Learning Space Services teams are here to help instructors and students optimize and power the possibilities in these tech-forward spaces!
Campus Classrooms + Using Technology
Sacramento State offers a variety of classrooms and learning spaces, varying in size, purpose, built-in technologies, and more. Generally, spaces are outfitted within three categories:
- Podium classrooms
Typically feature a PC, laptop connections, document camera and microphone system with a projector.
- BYOD classrooms
Faculty must bring their own laptop or device, but several different connections are available to the projector.
- Special use-case rooms
Typically include a TV monitor with use-specific features.
Search and filter campus classrooms based on a number of criteria, including location, size, and included technology equipment:
The Classroom Equipment table includes how each classroom is equipped, along with links to step-by-step setup instructions on how to use Zoom, the AV system, and more:
Hybrid/HyFlex Classroom Upgrades
Classroom upgrades support hybrid, hybrid-flexible, and blended teaching
To support in-person and hybrid instruction (HyFlex), IRT partnered with campus divisions to enable a flexible and supportable A/V and video standard to selected University instructional spaces.
What is HyFlex Learning?
A hybrid flexible (HyFlex) course format combines face-to-face and online learning. Each class session or learning activity is offered in-person, synchronously online, and asynchronously online. This model supports student success, and can support educational and research activities during a disruption.
Classroom upgrades include large and small to mid-sized room configurations, and include the upgrade, installation, and training on new technologies including:
- USB cameras, microphones and adapter accessories
- Hand-held and ceiling mounted microphones and cameras
- Upgraded tethered sit/stand desk and PC configuration with 2x the webcams (faculty and student facing), and an additional HDMI connection
Panopto and Mediasite
Built-in lecture capture technology allows instructors to easily record and live-stream lectures and presentations in selected learning spaces on campus. Recordings can then be shared with students in various ways such as a direct link, or through integration with Canvas. Both tools can record the classroom video, audio (i.e., the instructor lecturing), and the podium output (from PC, laptop, or document camera) that displays on the classroom projector.
The current campus lecture capture tool, Mediasite, will be phased out during the 2021-22 academic year, and will be replaced by Panopto. Beginning in Fall 2021, we recommend instructors create new videos using Panopto.
Zoom is a cloud-based audio/video web conferencing and recording application that facilitates courses and meetings for groups from 2-300. Hosts and participants can Zoom from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or a smartphone. Conduct live webinars, or pre-record and post on-demand videos or presentations. Zoom can also be conveniently managed through Canvas.
Zoom's interactive tools and built-in accessibility features help engage audiences, such as:
- Screen share
- Live chat
- Polling and breakout rooms
- Automatic live captioning, screen reader support, and automatic transcripts
ShareLink Wireless Classroom
ShareLink Wireless technology enables you to transform any classroom into a collaboration space. Display content from anywhere in your classroom with a laptop, smartphone, or tablet. ShareLink works on:
- Windows PCs and Macs
- Apple and Android smartphones and tablets
- ShareLink cannot be used simultaneously with Zoom
The IRT on-call team provides Smart Classroom training and just-in-time support on how to use podiums, control panels, laptop connections, playing media, and more.