Dual Mode Classroom Technologies
The OIT Help Desk has added staff and has a rapid-response teaching-triage process in place. If you need technical assistance (including but not limited to help with dual-mode procedures), please contact the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574/631-8111.
Detailed instructions for using the dual-mode technology in classrooms are available here and from a link on the desktop on the lectern computer. We recommend you print and bring these to your class for reference. Please remember that some students may need to attend remotely (for instance, if they receive a “red pass” on their Daily Health Check), so we ask that you begin every class by opening your course Zoom meeting. If no remote students are present after a reasonable time, feel free to close the meeting. Remember to log in to Zoom using Single Sign-On (SSO) to ensure you are the “host” of the meeting in order to use breakout rooms, interaction tools, and security features.
How do I learn how to use this technology?
The OIT has prepared a guide on Getting Started with Classroom Technology which will be in printed form in each Registrar classroom and in an electronic copy on the lectern computer. The lectern computers also have a link to a more detailed set of dual-mode instructions with screen-capture images.
For strategies to engage and empower remote students during dual-mode instruction see Dual-mode: Engaging Remote Students During In-person Meetings.
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What kind of technology will be available in my classroom?
The two categories of classroom technology are described in detail here. A list of individual classrooms with installed technology specifications is available and will be updated regularly. Both the “basic” and the “enhanced” dual-mode rooms provide upgraded audio and an additional video display to facilitate interaction. “Enhanced” rooms also have a ceiling-mounted microphone for picking up in-room student audio and camera with presets for wide-angle, front of the room, and writing surface (default setting).
Instructors assigned to departmental classrooms should check with their dean’s office for more information about available technologies and resources.