Classroom Technology - ICT
Classroom Technology Equipment
Cypress Campus at Night

The Media Center on each campus provides equipment for use in classroom instruction. Some equipment is permanently available in classrooms while other equipment must be requested and picked up at the Media Center. Students who need equipment for a classroom presentation must have their instructor reserve the equipment.

Faculty may reserve equipment in person using the Equipment Reservation Form. If you need to know where the Media Center is located or the hours, visit the Locations & Hours page.

Please contact your Media Center if any equipment is missing or not functioning correctly.

+ Overhead Projectors, TVs, and VCRs

Overhead Projectors
Every classroom at ACC has an assigned overhead projector that remains in the classroom.

TVs and VCRs
Most classrooms have a mounted TV and VCR. Classrooms without a mounted set up can reserve a TV and VCR on roll around carts. These carts are located in equipment closets located in various buildings on each campus. Keys are checked out from the Media Center.

SAC and CYP: Classrooms at the South Austin and Cypress campuses have installed video projectors on the ceiling, and vcr's in a dedicated console.


+ Multimedia Carts and Laptops

Multimedia Carts
Roll around carts with mutimedia equipment are available at every campus. These carts are located in equipment closets located in various buildings on each campus. Keys are checked out through the Media Center for daily access to the closets.

The Multimeda Carts contain the following:

  • Dell PC or Macintosh
  • Video Projectors
  • DVD players in the computers
  • Internet access in class

Laptops
PC laptops are available at every campus for use in place of the multimedia carts. Each Media Center carries one Macintosh laptop. The laptops are checked out and picked up in the Media Center and are normaly used in conjunction with small portable video projectors.

- Please Note: Due to insurance liability issues, these laptops are not available for off-campus use.

View a detailed list of the multimedia cart and media laptop hardware and software.

+ Student Response Systems (Clickers)

Clickers
Each Media Center has a set of eInstruction Classroom Performance System (CPS) student response systems, or clickers. These devices allow instructors to ask students questions and have them respond via individual response pads. The responses are gathered by a receiver attached to the computer and displayed with graphs by the video projector. The systems can be used for general polling, knowledge checks, or even formal assessment. For assistance with clickers contact one of the media centers or one of the Instructional Development Specialists.


+ Video Projector Remotes, Wireless Presenters, and Console Keys

Video Projector Remotes
Video Projectors Remotes are currently checked out for installed projectors in classrooms at Northridge, Rio Grande, and Riverside campuses.

Wireless Presenters
Wireless Presenters (or 'powerpoint clickers') are available at every Media Center. They are used to advance powerpoint presentations without having to stand next to your computer.

Console Keys (SAC & CYP)
Console keys can be checked out from the media center at South Austin and Cypress campuses to access installed audio/video equipment in the classrooms. The consoles have a dedicated PC and VCR while a wall switch controls the video projector and audio installed in the classroom.


+ CD/Cassette Players and Recorders

Portable CD/Tape Players
Jam boxes with tape players and CD players are available for check out through the Media Center on each campus. The equipment can be picked up in the Media Center on the day it is reserved.

Audio Cassette Recorders
Available for check out through the Media Center on each campus. The equipment can be picked up in the Media Center on the day it is reserved.

Digital Audio Recorders
Each Media Center also has solid state digital audio recorders available to faculty for check out. These recorders can record up to 10 hours of audio and automatically saves the recording as a file in mp3 format. After recording, the unit can be plugged directly into a computer for immediate download.


+ Cameras and Tripods

Digital Cameras
Available for check out through the Media Center on each campus. The equipment can be picked up in the Media Center on the day it is reserved.

Camcorders and Tripods
Digital video and VHS camcorders are available for check out through the Media Center on each campus. Tripods are available upon request.


+ Projectors and Screens

Slide Projectors
Available for check out through the Media Center on each campus. The equipment can be picked up in the Media Center on the day it is reserved.

Portable Screens
Available for check out through the Media Center on each campus. The equipment can be picked up in the Media Center on the day it is reserved.


+ Portable Public Address Systems

Available for check out through the Media Center on each campus. The equipment can be picked up in the Media Center on the day it is reserved.