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Technology Services Classroom Resources

The Technology Services resource needs form will no longer be required for course or curriculum requests starting Fall 2016 when VCU moves to a new curriculum and course management system. Faculty should review the resource information provided below to determine whether additional classroom resources are needed for their course and curriculum proposals.

Centrally supported classrooms feature:

  • Data projector or classroom presentation large display
  • Podium computer with USB ports and DVD drives accessible from the front of the podium
  • Podium computer monitor on articulated arm
  • Document camera
  • Touch panel control interface (sizes vary by system capability/podium size)
  • Podium interfaces:
    • HDMI and VGA inputs in most (if not all) classrooms
    • Composite video inputs in most classrooms (Note: This is being phased out.)
    • AC power outlet
    • Network jack
    • System audio output

Lecture halls have classroom features from above plus the following additional features:

  • Dual podium monitors for the computers
  • Speech reinforcement podium microphone
  • Speech reinforcement wireless microphone receiver (Wireless transmitter may be checked out at the IT Support Center.)

There are other rooms, such as those in the Academic Learning Commons and many of the lecture halls on the MCV Campus, with additional capabilities, but they are not standard across the board.

PC-based conferencing

Echo360 capture appliances

A few physical codecs

For additional classroom information, visit go.vcu.edu/classroomsupport.

Central Classroom Software List

  • 7-Zip
  • Adobe Air
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Reader
  • Adobe Shockwave
  • Audacity
  • Citrix Receiver
  • Combined Community Codec Pack
  • Epson Button Manager
  • Foxit Reader
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth
  • Google Voice and Video (Chrome) "Hangouts" plugin
  • Google Voice and Video (Firefox) "Hangouts" plugin
  • ImgBurn
  • Java Runtime Engine (JRE7)
  • Java Runtime Engine (JRE8)
  • JetBrains PyCharm
  • K-Lite Codec Pack
  • MapBox Studio
  • Microsoft Expression Encoder 4
  • MikTeX
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Notepad++
  • Python 2.7 (ESRI ArcGIS Products)
  • Python 3.2 (ChemBio Office)
  • Python 3.4 (General / PyCharm)
  • R
  • Silverlight
  • SketchUp 2015
  • Skype
  • SMART Suite
  • Sourcetree
  • Sublime Text 3
  • Visual Studio 2013 for Desktop
  • Visual Studio 2013 for Web
  • Internet Explorer
  • ArcGIS Desktop
  • ChemBio Draw Ultra
  • Cisco VPN
  • CityEngine
  • JMP
  • Maple
  • MathType
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • nQuery Advisor® + nTerim
  • Respondus
  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • Wolfram Mathematica