General Purpose Classrooms
Integrate multimedia with lesson plans
All general purpose classrooms are fully equipped with audio and video capabilities. They have ceiling mounted video projectors that are operated using a control panel on the wall or mounted in the podium.
If you need an orientation to the equipment, media staff on each campus are available to assist you any time. The design of the rooms has been simplified to help you manage media materials in your classroom.
What is in each room?
A podium serves as the teaching station where typically a Dell Optiplex 7010 computer or equivalent will be available. Laptops can be hooked up to auxiliary inputs. Note: You must logon with your ACC EID to use the podium equipment.
See: How to use the media controllers in the classroom video demo.
- Document Cameras
See: How to use the document camera video demo.
- Video players
DVD and BluRay can be played either from the computer DVD player, or a separate DVD player. Note: VHS tapes are being phased out. Librarians are able to assist you to find up-to-date instructional multimedia for your use.
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Instructors can project images from the podium computer or their own laptop to share web pages, documents or videos. Multimedia can add value to the classroom lecture by providing sounds and images not typically available in a lecture. The document projector lets the instructor share a notebook, book or live drawing/notes on paper.
Students can share their own work using the podium computer and the mounted video projectors.
Need more information?
Whether something is broken, or if the instructor is not sure how to engage the equipment, a Media Technology Specialist is available days, nights, and weekends to respond immediately with hands-on assistance. The Media Center location and contact number is posted on the equipment in the classrooms.
For help in developing lesson plans using multimedia, see the Instructional Design Specialist at your campus. If you need orientation to the equipment, a Media Technology Specialist at your campus is available to assist you.