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1 Audio Visual, Smart Classrooms, Podiums Presented by: Larry Curtis and Ken Woo

2 Northwestern University Technology Project Showcase – The Smart Classroom Initiative Presented by: Director, Law School Computing Northwestern University School of Law Ken Woo

3 A/V: Smart Classrooms The objective was to integrate technology and have fixed projector and podium in classrooms for multimedia presentations  Two templates for Rooms size (Large or Small)  A Total of 14 Rooms of which 8 have A/V.  All Can Support Laptops, VCR, DVD  1 of 8 is a 3M Wall Display Unit  7 of 8 Rooms use Crestron Technology  All Smart Rooms have an Overhead Projector

4 A/V: Smart Podiums Podium/Lectern used as crutch or assistant  4 of 8 rooms have a microphone amplifier  6 of 8 rooms have a VCR unit have a DVD unit or a Computer w/a DVD drive  Rooms with Computers have a built-in Zip Drive  All Rooms have Laptop Audio & Video Hookups  All Rooms have USB Plugs for USB Flashdrives  All Rooms have Switched Fast Ethernet Connections for Instructors

5 Strawn Hall – Classroom Template #1

6 Podium Projector

7 Strawn Hall - Podium

8 Crestron Keyboard Laptop connectors Instructions Lamp Phone

9 Strawn Hall - Podium

10 Computer VCR DVD Amp

11 Rubloff 339 – Classroom Template #2

12 Projector Podium

13 Rubloff Podium

14 Crestron Keyboard Laptop connectors Instructions Monitor

15 Rubloff Podium

16 Computer VCR

17 A/V: New Initiatives Additional Smart Rooms with Podiums Replace Overhead Proj with Doc Cameras Add Network monitoring for Projectors Additional Enhancements in Podiums/Rooms  Integrated Lighting on Crestron  Electric power to every seat Replace single unit VCR with a VCR/DVD combo unit Get a FTE dedicated for Classroom Support

18 A/V: Lessons Learned Make sure all rooms are fairly similar Develop a template for rooms Post instructions – podiums, Web, Know your vendor - During & After  Who owns the programming code?  How much & how long for support? Muscle your way into Space Planning Mtgs Must have a phone in each room Will you be able to support all requests?

19 A/V: Lessons Learned (continued) Train personnel to troubleshoot Have a plan to replace equipment and projector lamps on a replacement cycle Don’t wait til there’s trouble, be proactive Get a budget for A/V needs Revise, update, and review instructions on a regular basis whenever maintenance is done

20 Q & A


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