Huge Classroom Update Project Completed this Summer

Huge Classroom Update Project Completed this Summer

October 4, 2011
Over the summer numerous teams from IT Services were hard at work building, upgrading and performing maintenance in classrooms across campus.
 
Classroom technology is a core component of a modern academic instruction.  Well-designed, up-to-date classrooms and teaching technology help to set the stage for a good learning environment.  Such an environment contributes to increased teaching options for instructors and better student engagement and achievement for students.  Truman has designated 3 core classroom levels to provide appropriate technologies for a variety of teaching styles.
 
Significant work to improve classrooms was completed as follows:
 
Complete Classroom Builds –  These rooms were either newly constructed spaces, or had complete overhauls to the academic technology in the room.
8 – A-level:  (teaching console, data projector, console computer, digital document camera, dedicated laptop connection) 
  • MG 1002
  • MG 1006
  • HS 3102
  • HS 3104
  • HS 1206
  • HS 1208
  • PB 231
  • PB 234
4 – B-level:  (teaching console, data projector, console computer, digital document camera, dedicated laptop connection + amp and room speakers)
  • PB 232
  • PB 233
  • PB 333
  • HS 3215


 

4 – C-level:  (teaching console, data projector, console computer, digital document camera, dedicated laptop connection + amp and room speakers + DVD/VCR/TV Tuner, SMART Board or Sympodium, Panopto Course Capture System and A/V/T push button control panel at console)
  • BH 351  (no Panopto, features a SMART Sympodium)
  • VH 1010 (features a SMART Sympodium)
  • HS 3205 (features a SMART Board)
  • HS 2203 (no Panopto, features a SMART Board)


 

– Specialty Rooms: 
  •  VH 1000
  • OP 2340
  • OP 2350
  • OP 1224
  • OP 2210
  • HS 1212
– Large-Scale Projects in Cooperation with Winkler’s Communication – Lab/Clinic Rooms:
  • HS 3215/3207/3227/3219 – Nursing Clinic and Simulation Rooms
  • HS 2215 and the entire CMDS Clinic Suite on the 2000 level

 

Classroom Improvements – Many rooms had targeted improvements on a smaller scale
  • New Projectors and improved cabling – 26 classrooms
  • Digital Document Cameras – 24 classrooms
  • Kensington Remote Clicker/Laser Pointers – 16 classrooms
  • New Teaching Consoles – 9 classrooms
  • Monitor arms to improve existing consoles – 10 classrooms
  • Dedicated Laptop Connections – 30 classrooms
  • New Screens – 2 classrooms
  • New Teaching Station Computers – 4 classrooms 
Thank you to all those who made this massive summer project possible!  First of all to the ITS teams, student workers and Physical Plant staff; but also to the contractors, the secretaries, the department chairs, the deans, the provost and President Paino!  Your commitment to improving classrooms will have an impact far into the future of Truman.