Technology for the General University Classrooms (GUC) is administered by the Audiovisual Experience Team with Information Technology. Information technology services (ITS) has created two video tutorials, 3-4 minutes in length, for faculty and instructors about using audiovisual technology in general university (GUC) classrooms. The videos are captioned and available on the ITS YouTube Channel and embedded in its knowledge base articles.
Not sure how your classroom is equipped?
From a technology perspective, Iowa State has two kinds of classrooms:
- Level 1 (about one-fourth of GU classrooms). Equipment includes a pan/tilt/zoom camera and microphone, lecture capture recorded to Panopto in the Cloud, and USB/USB-C and HDMI cables for integrating with the instructor’s videoconferencing or recording software. Some also have an in-classroom recording option that only requires a flash drive. Watch the A/V Tutorial for Level 1 Classroom YouTube video (4m 32s), and read the Getting Started in a Level One General University Classroom (Knowledge base article).
- Level 2 (about three-fourths of GU classrooms). Equipment includes a web camera, boundary microphone, and USB/USB-C cable for connecting to the instructor’s device. Watch the A/V Tutorial for Level 2 Classroom YouTube video (3m 6s), and read the Getting Started in a Level Two General University Classroom Knowledge base article.
For assistance with equipment in a GUC, please contact the IT Solution Center at (515)294-4000 or by emailing email@example.com.
For additional technology needs, please contact the Audiovisual Experience Team.
Originally posted in Inside Iowa State, January 28, 2020.