Many teaching spaces on both the Monroe Park Campus and MCV Campus are equipped with multimedia presentation devices for use in classroom instruction, all operated via centralized remote control systems. Technology Services supports the equipment located in general-purpose classrooms (those scheduled through the Registrar's office for use by all departments). Classrooms owned exclusively by one department are serviced by that department.
In most of our standard classrooms, you'll find a podium equipped with all the controls you need to operate all the devices in the room. The standard mini-podium features a PC with the ability to play DVDs and PowerPoint slides and/or access the internet for content. You'll also find an auxiliary input interface that will allow you to connect your devices that use HDMI*, VGA, or Composite video. The entire system is easily controlled by the touch panel located on the podium.
Notes about HDMI
HDMI is our standard Digital input. If your device does not have an HDMI output for digital transport, you'll need to provide your own adapter. Many adapters can be found at VCU's new RamTech store.
HDMI inputs are being added to all classrooms on campus. They've been added to about 90% of the classes as of Summer 2014. If you are unsure if your classroom will have a digital input, please call our classroom support team at 828-1098.
UPDATE FOR FALL 2014
New document cameras and articulated arms have been added to all of the Standard Classroom Digital Podiums. Instructions on how to use these document cameras can be found in the link Below. An updated video is coming soon!
This video provides an introduction to a typical digital podium in a Standard Classroom.
This video provides an introduction to the older style podium that has not been update with Wide Screen and digital components in a Standard Classroom.
For assistance with any of these podiums, call 828-1098.
This article was updated: 08/20/2014