This large classroom is configured as a lecture hall with seating for one hundred and thirty (130) students. It is intended to house large lecture classes. The instructor will use the SMART Podium to make coursework presentations or demonstrations to the class. The SMART Podium is utilized to display presentation materials from available sources and enable annotation utilizing the supplied software on the laptop. The available sources are a disc player, document camera, Crestron Air Media or laptop computer.
Faculty will control the functioning of the room electronics via an iPad Mini which will provide ‘easy to use’ control buttons for all available technology devices in the room. The Crestron iPad interface will allow the instructor to choose the source device (disc player, laptop, document camera, AirMedia) and send its content to the destination devices (Projectors, Echo 360, SMART Podium).
There are also three (3) large white boards located behind the projection screens which are accessible when those screens are not in use. There are three (3) hand-held wireless microphones, a single lapel microphone, ceiling mounted speakers and a camera focused on the instructor for use with the Echo 360 lecture capture system.
In order to insure compliance with ADA requirements for groups of the size that this room accommodates, Assistive Listening Technology is installed in this room. This technology allows access to all broadcast audio by those with hearing impairments.