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Posted 11.17.05

Classroom Technology and Facilities Inventory of Current Technologies
Weatherhead School of Management
2005-2006

Classroom:
The following items are built in to every classroom 02, 03, 04, 05, 103, 106, 118, 201, 202, 401, and 501 in the Peter B. Lewis Building and require no reservation to use.

  • Computer with Internet connection and network connection to your M drive. Software includes: Windows XP Pro and Microsoft Office suite.
  • CD/DVD player.
  • VHS player.
  • Projector and projection screen.
  • Document camera.
  • Whiteboard (s).
  • Teaching station with touch panel controls which enable remote control operation of all classroom equipment.
  • External A/V connection panel that allows connection of Composite or S-video sources and PC’s.
  • Hearing assistance device for the hearing impaired.
  • (2) Wireless microphones. (More can be added to a room if required)
  • Built in source (VHS, DVD) and speech (Microphone) speakers.

Seminar room:
The following items are built in to every seminar room 120, 121, and 124 in the Peter B. Lewis Building and require no reservation to use.

  • Projector and projection screen.
  • Document camera.
  • Whiteboard (s).
  • External A/V connection panel that allows connection of Composite or S-video sources and PC’s.

Meeting room:
The following items are built in to every meeting room (105, 123, 218, 318, and 418) in the Peter B. Lewis Building and require no reservation to use.

  • Projector and projection screen.
  • Whiteboard (s).
  • External A/V connection panel that allows connection of Composite or S-video sources and PC’s.

Lab:
The following items are built in to the lab located in room 07 in the Peter B. Lewis Building and require no reservation to use.

  • Computer with Internet connection and network connection to your M drive. Software includes: Windows XP Pro and Microsoft Office suite
  • CD/DVD player
  • VHS player
  • Projector and projection screen.
  • Whiteboard (s)
  • In addition to the above, room 07 has a shared application hardware system (Vnet) that allows an instructor to share screen material student-to-student, instructor-to-student or instructor to the entire class. This room is especially effective for training.
  • External A/V connection panel that allows connection of Composite or S-video sources and PC’s.
  • (2) Wireless microphones. (More can be added to a room if required)
  • Built in source (VHS, DVD) and speech (Microphone) speakers.

Dively:
The following items are built in to the classrooms at Dively 202, 213 and 214 and require no reservation to use.

  • Computer with Internet connection and network connection to your M drive. Software includes: Windows XP Pro and Microsoft Office suite.
  • CD/DVD player.
  • VHS player.
  • Projector and projection screen.
  • Document camera.
  • Whiteboard (s).
  • External A/V connection panel that allows connection of Composite or S-video sources and PC’s.
  • (2) Wireless microphones. (More can be added to a room if required)
  • Built in source (VHS, DVD) and speech (Microphone) speakers.
  • NOTE: Dively 202 does not have hard-wired internet connectivity.

Wolstein:
The following items are built in to the classrooms at Wolstein 209 and require no reservation to use.

  • Computer with Internet connection and network connection to your M drive. Software includes: Windows XP Pro and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Projector and projection screen.
  • Document camera.
  • Whiteboard
  • CD/DVD player.
  • VHS player.

Other equipment available by using the online reservation system:

  • Audio Cassette Recorder. Analog device used to record your class or event on cassette tape.
  • Boom Box CD and Cassette player. Device used to play back CD’s, Cassettes and AM or FM radio stations.
  • Conference phone. Used for telephone conference calls. Can accommodate larger groups than a standard desktop telephone.
  • Digital audio recording. Digital device used to record your class or event on a digital audio format. Can be saved to Blackboard, eCollege or put on CD.
  • Digital Camera. Used for taking still pictures. Pictures for the Internet/Intranet, publications etc. We provide the camera operator.
  • Document Camera. Used to display material to a projector. This digital device replaces the need for an overhead projector. It can project transparencies, paper documents, PC output or any item that fits on the stage.
  • DVD Player. Used to playback DVD’s. Only needed if the room you reserve does not have one built in.
  • Electronic white board. Used to capture your whiteboard notes electronically. Can be saved and sent via email, posted as images on your website or printed in the class.
  • Flipchart. Device used for writing notes on large sized paper (25” x 30”).
  • Gyro wireless mouse. Wireless mouse that can be used without a surface. For example you can move the mouse cursor holding this device in the air.
  • Hearing Assistance devices. For anyone who has trouble hearing. This device allows the user to adjust amplified audio sources to a higher level. (VCR, DVD, Microphone etc)
  • Laser Pointer. Used for pointing a high intensity beam of red light on a screen, whiteboard or other object that needs highlighting.
  • Microphone, wireless handheld. Handheld microphone used when wanting to move around a room. Often used for questions from the audience.
  • Microphone wireless lapel. Clip-on microphone used when wanting to move around the room with both hands free.
  • Microphone. Wired microphone often used in conjunction with a microphone stand for panel discussions.
  • Multimedia Projector. Used for projecting images to a screen from a device like a computer, document camera, VHS video or DVD player.
  • Multimedia Projector/with computer. A networked computer and projector on a cart used for projecting images to a screen. Usually used with the portable projection screen and tripod.
  • Notebook Computer. Laptop computer for use in the classroom. Has WSOM standard software set installed.
  • Overhead Projector. Older technology used for projecting transparencies. The Document Camera has essentially replaced this device.
  • PA system Portable. Used in conjunction with a microphone for amplifying audio in rooms or areas without built in audio capabilities. Please specify the type of microphone needed (see above).
  • Portable Projection Screen tripod. Portable projection screen for use with portable projector.
  • Portable videoconferencing system. Used for classes, meetings, interviews etc. Small enough to fit in office spaces and can accommodate up to 10 people in a class-type or meeting setting.Uses IP protocol for placing and receiving calls.
  • Slide Projector. Older technology used for projecting 35mm slides. The Document Camera has this capability.
  • Speaker Podium. Full-size podium used for giving presentations. Please specify the type of microphone, if needed (see above).
  • Speaker Podium, Tabletop. Small podium placed on a table top used for giving presentations. Please specify the type of microphone, if needed (see above).
  • Stage. Elevated unit that allows presenters (up to 6) to be above the audience. Stairs with hand rails are included.
  • Transceiver. Used in the Dively building rooms 202, 207 or 209 for connecting multiple computers to the Internet.
  • TV/VCR combination. A TV with a VCR connected to it used for viewing VHS video tapes.
  • VCR. A standalone VCR used for playing back VHS video tapes.
  • Video Camera Digital. Used to Video tape your class or event. Can be saved as a digital streaming file and be made available for on or off-campus-viewing and review. Material can be copied to VHS, CD or DVD.
  • Video Camera VHS. Used for recording classes or events to VHS video tape. Tripod is included. Please provide your own VHS tape. Material can be copied to VHS, CD or DVD.
  • Video Camera VHS-C. Used for recording classes or events to VHS small cassette video tape. Tripod is included. Please provide your own VHS-C tape. To playback in a VCR you must use a VHS-C cassette adapter. Material can be copied to VHS, CD or DVD.
  • Video Camera Hi-8. Used for recording classes or events to Hi-8 video tape. Tripod is included. Please provide your own Hi-8 video tape. This is a small format (mini) tape. Material can be copied to VHS, CD or DVD.
  • Video Light Kit. Used for providing additional light for photography, videotaped interviews or other videotaped segments and events.
  • Wireless Mouse. Used to control a computer cursor wirelessly. Must be used on a hard surface.
  • Wireless Mouse slide advancer w/laser pointer. Used to control a computers cursor wirelessly. Must be used on a hard surface. Includes red light laser pointer. This item is ideal for advancing PowerPointslides.

Services provide by Classroom Technology and Facilities:

  • Classroom/event videotaping
    • A camera can be set up to tape your class with or without an operator.
    • Teleprompter. Device used to display text so a presenter can look directly into a video camera and give a presentation without having to look off camera at notes.
  • Classroom/event audio taping
    • Record your class/event in a digital format and make it available as a streaming file to post on your Blackboard site. Any format available MP3, Real, Windows Media, Quick Time. Also can be used for Podcasting and made into downloadable files for Ipod or other Mp3 players.
  • Duplication services. We can duplicate/dub the following sources;
    • VHS (NTSC , PAL and SECAM formats)
    • CD
    • DVD
    • Laser Disk
    • Audio cassettes
  • Videoconferencing
    • H323 (IP) and H320 (ISDN) videoconferencing capabilities. IP is free to call and to receive calls. ISDN has costs associated.
    • Point to point and point to multi-point capabilities.
    • Built in videoconferencing in classroom 201
    • Portable unit available for any building space with a network faceplate.
  • Streaming Media Services
    • Create audio or video files that will stream to computers on or off-campus.
    • Multiple formats available including Real, WMF, QuickTime, MP3 and more. (Weatherhead is currently standardized on the Real format). The free Real player is available at www.real.com.
  • Webcasting
    • Send video and audio of a “live” event over the network to the World Wide Web. Great for events where your audience is unable to attend due to distance and/or travel issues. A perfect audience for this type of event is our Alumni.
  • Consultative Services
    • The CTF group will meet with you to discuss your specific needs and goals, put a plan together and execute on that plan.

For additional information, please contact George Klippel at George.Klippel@case.edu or 216.368.2154.

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