Teach Anywhere Classroom Equipment and Technology
Tulane’s main campus (uptown) classrooms have been outfitted for faculty to easily run a technology enhanced classroom experience. Below is a list of the available equipment found in classrooms across the uptown campus.
Click HERE for a list of Hybrid Classroom Tips and Tricks for troubleshooting classroom technology
Classroom Best Practice
- Wipe down the lectern prior to class and instruct students to wipe down their workspaces. Ensure everyone in the class is wearing a mask and maintaining proper distance.
- Manage your class Zoom meeting through Canvas and on the classroom computer
- Do not walk away with your microphone. Make sure the lavalier microphone is placed back on its charging port at the end of every class.
- Use the document camera rather than the whiteboard to benefit your remote students.
- Check in with your remote students to make sure the audio is coming through clearly
- If applicable, print out your presenter notes for PowerPoint or view them on another device (phone, tablet)
- Share content from a personal device to the class Zoom meeting using share.zoom.us
- Power down the classroom after every session, including the document camera
- If there is an issue with your room, submit a ticket at support.tulane.edu
Common Problems and Work Arounds
|No image in Zoom when the camera is powered on||Power down the camera using the device or remote available and turn it back on.|
|Confidence monitor will not power on from Lectern Controller|| |
|Confidence monitor is a mirrored display instead of an extended display|| |
|Display On does not power on all display devices|| |
|Power On or Off on the Document camera is not responsive|| |
|Image is flipped or backwards in Zoom|| |
|Microphone cannot be heard in the Zoom call|| |
Below is a list of equipment in enhanced technology classrooms:
Classroom Cameras, Monitors, & Computers
- Faculty Facing PTZ Camera: Adjustable high definition camera captures professor for broadcast over Zoom. These cameras are adjustable and can zoom in on specific parts of the room as designated by the professor. IT will provide standard presets for each room. More information can be found here
- Student Facing PTZ Camera: Adjustable high definition camera captures class for broadcast over Zoom. Same as above but positioned to broadcast the in room students to their remote peers.
- Confidence Monitor: Rear or side mounted display for viewing remote student “Brady Bunch” view over Zoom.
- Document Camera: Used to share documents or written notes over Zoom – whiteboard for remote students. The Epson DC-21 will allow document camera images to be broadcast over Zoom.
More information can be found here
- Touch Monitor with Mount: Used for annotation to broadcast over Zoom
More information can be found here
- PC with Keyboard and Mouse: In room PC controls Zoom meetings – all Zoom meetings should be hosted from the in room PC
- YuJa Hardware Recorder: Lecture capture device that will be setup to automatically record classes
More info can be found here
- PTZ Camera with Tripod: Cameras for Classroom in a Box that will not be mounted on the wall. Same camera as above.
- PTZ – pan, tilt, zoom
- Ceiling Microphones: Microphones will be mounted in the ceiling and wired into the classroom PC for use with Zoom to broadcast in-class students’ audio over Zoom.
- Faculty Lapel Mic: For faculty audio over Zoom and voice reinforcement in room.
- Wireless Mics with Stands: Microphones to be used by students in the classroom so remote students can hear their questions. These will be positioned around the room for students to walk up to.
- Crowd Mics: Mobile device app that allows students to use their mobile devices as personal microphones. Click HERE for more information.
- YuJa Software (non-automated): Lecture capture software installed where YuJa hardware does not exist
- USB-C Adapters: Available for Mac connection
- Laptop Connection: Some rooms will have a laptop connection for local display only (not over Zoom)
- Projector: Standard in room projector and screen