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Smart Classrooms

An overview of Temple's Smart Classroom technology appears below:

Level 0 Classroom
Level 1 Classroom

Level 2 Classroom
Level 3 Classroom
Level 4 Classroom
Level 5 Classroom
Level 6 Classroom
Level 7 Classroom

To request a room with smart technology, see the Request Service page.


Level 0 Classroom

Level 0 classrooms have no technology.


Level 1 Classroom

Level 1 classrooms are lecture halls or classrooms with 80 to 300 seats. The design of Level 1 classrooms is intended to support an electronic learning environment where the primary mode of instruction is lecture/presentation. Level 1 classrooms include:

Level1 Classroom
  • A permanently installed podium equipped with a:
    • Desktop computer with Internet access and a monitor
    • Document camera
    • VCR and/or DVD player
    • CD player
    • Touch-screen control of all media and room darkening
    • Patch panel for external devices such as a laptop
  • A distributed audio system controlled from the touch screen remote panel
  • A ceiling or booth-mounted hi-lumen video/data projector
  • A slide projector (where there is an existing projection booth at the rear of the room)
  • A remotely controlled projection screen
  • Theater, podium, and cabinet lighting
  • Electronic whiteboard and/or whiteboard
  • “Hot Line” phone to call for assistance
  • Security system

Level 1 classrooms are supported by Computer Services. Media support personnel help with room setup and shutdown; during class, instructors can call for assistance via a telephone in the room. Level 1 classrooms are scheduled centrally by the Office of the Vice Provost.


Level 2 Classroom

Level 2 classrooms are smaller than Level 1 classrooms, less liberally equipped with media, and designed for a greater variety of teaching styles. These classrooms accommodate seating for 25-80 students. Classrooms with up to 35 seats use audio from the ceiling mounted projector. Larger classrooms have audio amplification. Level 2 rooms include:

Level 2 Classroom
  • A permanently installed desk-size podium equipped with a:
    • Desktop computer with Internet access and a monitor
    • Document camera
    • VCR and/or DVD player
    • CD player
    • Touch-screen control of all media and room darkening
    • Patch panel for external devices such as a laptop
  • A ceiling-mounted video/data projector
  • Projection screen
  • Slide projector (where appropriate)
  • Whiteboard
  • “Hot Line” phone to call for assistance

The majority of Level 2 classrooms are supported by Computer Services; a few Level 2 classrooms are supported by individual schools and colleges. Media support personnel help with room setup and shutdown; during class, instructors can call for assistance via a telephone in the room.


Level 3 Classroom

Level 3 classrooms are similar in size and layout to Level 2 classrooms, but the podium is smaller and less equipment is permanently installed in the room. Additional equipment can easily be brought into the classroom and connected to the projector through a patch panel. This is a relatively new level of classroom technology being pilot tested by the College of Engineering and working successfully. Level 3 classrooms include:

Level 3 Classroom
  • A permanently installed lectern-size podium equipped with a:
    • Desktop computer with Internet access and a monitor
    • Patch panel for external devices such as a laptop
    • Push-button remote for control of media devices
  • A ceiling mounted video/data projector
  • Pull-down or fixed projection screen  

Level 4 Classroom

Level 4 classrooms are similar in size and layout to Level 2 and 3 classrooms, but all media except the projector is delivered to the room on a moveable cart. Level 4 classrooms are available only in the Tuttleman Learning Center. Level 4 classrooms include:

Level 4 Classroom
  • A ceiling mounted video/data projector
  • Patch panel for external devices (including remote switcher)
  • Internet access
  • Manually controlled room darkening
  • Pull-down or fixed screen

Equipment and support are available from Computer Services. Media support personnel deliver the required equipment on a mobile cart, make the necessary cable connections, setup and test the equipment, and return after class to pick up the equipment; during class, instructors can call for assistance via a telephone in the room. 


Level 5 Classroom

Level 5 classrooms have Internet access and a screen. All media devices, including the projector, are delivered on a moveable cart. Level 5 classrooms include:  

Level 5 Classroom
  • Internet access
  • Manually controlled room darkening
  • Pull-down or fixed screen  

Most smart carts are provided by Computer Services. Some schools and colleges provide smart carts as well. Media support personnel deliver the required equipment on a mobile cart, make the necessary cable connections, setup and test the equipment, and return after class to pick up the equipment.  


Level 6 Classroom

Level 6 classrooms are PC or Macintosh computer classrooms. Rooms contain one workstation for each student as well as an instructor teaching station. Seating arrangements vary from traditional classroom style to clusters. Seating capacity ranges from 15 to 35. Level 6 classrooms include:  

Level 6 Classroom
  • One networked computer workstation for each student
  • A teaching station with:
    • A computer desk
    • Desktop computer with Internet access and a monitor
    • Patch panel for external devices such as a laptop
  • A ceiling-mounted video/data projector
  • Push-button remote to control media projection
  • Pull-down or fixed screen
  • Whiteboard
  • “Hot Line” phone to call for assistance
  • Manually controlled room darkening  

Level 7 Classroom

Level 7 classrooms provide videoconferencing capability and are used for distance learning courses. The maximum seating capacity of a Level 7 classroom is 25. Level 7 classrooms include:  

Level 7 Classroom
  • A permanently installed podium equipped with a:
    • Touch-screen to control video conferencing system and peripherals
    • Desktop computer with Internet access (Classrooms built after 1998)
    • Document camera
    • VCR and/or DVD player
    • Slide to video units
    • Patch panel for external devices such as a laptop
  • Dual 30" monitors
  • ISDN lines for connection speeds up to 384Kbps
  • Ceiling and/or desktop microphones
  • Lapel microphone for instructor
  • “Hot Line” phone to call for assistance

Level 7 classrooms are primarily scheduled through the Office of On-Line Learning. To schedule meetings, reservations are made through Computer Services. Computer Services hires an outside contractor to provide technical support for classes. For meetings, the department scheduling the meeting pays for the outside contractor.

 

  


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