Many of the classrooms on campus are electronic or “smart” classrooms that have built-in multimedia equipment. While there are different types of “smart” classrooms, below please find a list of some of the equipment you will find in them. For more details on specific features and instructions on using the equipment, please refer to individual rooms found by accessing their campus location.
- LCD Projector – usually mounted from the ceiling, the projector displays the images from computer and video equipment so that your whole class can see them.
- PC – the computer has the basic Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access) as well as Internet connectivity through Baruch’s high-speed network. You can also use the PC to play audio CDs and DVDs.
- DVD/BluRay Player — same as a home DVD/BluRay player, the unit will allow you to play DVD and BluRay discs.
- VCR – just like a home VCR, allows you to play videotapes.
- Document Camera – The document camera can be used instead of an overhead projector, but allows you to show much more than just transparencies – any solid object will work. You can show a page from a book, a plant specimen, or a piece of equipment.
- Sound System – in some of the smaller rooms, there are speakers for the VCR and PC audio. Many larger rooms also feature fixed and wireless microphones so the entire class can easily hear you.
The Media Resources staff regularly checks over the equipment to make sure it works when you need it and technicians are available via the Help Desk whenever you have questions or problems. Most Help Desk requests can be resolved within a few minutes.