January 2013 Archives
-Are the rechargeable microphones returned to the charging station? Are any other microphones easy to locate at the instructor station?
-Is the room furniture re-set to the layout posted in the room?
-Are all the writing surfaces completely erased of markings?
-Are all postings removed from walls?
-Did you use the last of any supplies, such as markers or batteries? Did you notice any malfunctioning equipment or problems with the room environment? If so, call the Classroom Support Hotline to report the issue: 5-1086.
Classroom renovations and updates completed over Winter Break
Several general purpose classrooms received environment or technology updates during winter break. Some of these updates include the following:
- Video conferencing features were added to Humphrey 20 through a partnership with CLA.
- Furnishing upgrades included new marker boards in Lind Hall, and Armory 202 received new student tables.
- Technology feature upgrades were completed in selected rooms in Mechanical Engineering, Alderman Hall, and Akerman Hall.
Reminder: How to locate your classroom assignment
Room assignments for spring 2013 classes are available on the One Stop Class Schedule. Please note: room assignments are subject to change prior to the start of term. While this usually only affects a small number of classes, verify your classroom assignment before the first class meeting. If you have specific questions about your room assignment, contact your department scheduling coordinator.
Classroom technology instructions & videos
The classroom technology instructions for each building provide a list of equipment and additional features, a list of rooms that include the equipment/features, and a representative image of the instructor station in each classroom.
Orientation is available upon request for those who want to learn
more about the technology features. For any questions, contact OCM
Classroom Support or 612-625-1086.
OCM News Blog
Stay informed about general purpose classrooms and student study spaces by visiting the OCM News Blog. The blog provides news and information updates throughout the semester and is accessible via the OCM website or by subscribing using your favorite RSS feed/blog reader.
OCM is available to help with any questions, concerns, or comments regarding general purpose classrooms or central student study spaces. Contact us via the Classroom Support Hotline:
The hotline is available from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Messages left at the Hotline are monitored by an On-Call Manager for response as appropriate after these hours.
A: Nearly 80% of issues reported to the Hotline are resolved within a day or two, but there are some that can't be resolved as quickly or without the help of campus partners, explains Hotline Supervisor Paula Seeger. "We proactively address items to prevent class disruption, but sometimes there are unexpected issues that OCM has no control over that can result in delayed resolution."
For example, building infrastructure can limit network or HVAC installation, upgrades, or resolution. Other limitations include staffing levels or work schedules, room schedules (i.e., something needs 3 hours to fix and there are back-to-back classes scheduled all day), and the inventory of parts needed to replace what is broken (parts may be backordered or in short supply either at the University or with the off-campus vendor). "If there will be an unexpected delay in resolution, we try to inform customers as soon as we are aware of the issue so they can make changes to their class plans or try to relocate courses to other classrooms," Seeger says. "We realize the challenge this presents and greatly appreciate the patience most instructors and room users demonstrate when an unexpected delay occurs."
A: Sounds like you're referring to study carrels. Wilson Library has carrels. Also take a look at the list of features associated with each study space, including photos, to see whether it meets your needs. Other spaces may also have what you need, so review the list of features at the bottom of this page.
CTS is a unit within the Office of Classroom Management (OCM) that provides clients with high-quality presentation technology services, including design and installation, digital signage, accounts and billing, events services, and maintenance.
Current CTS service offerings will remain the same, but the site itself is much easier to navigate. The redesign has caused the website to be less text heavy and more visually appealing to make it easier to locate information.
The new website also contains updated contact information for each CTS service unit.
Remember to set an end date for reserve capacity requirement groups for spring 2013, fall 2013 and spring 2014. The end date should be set to the Friday before the start of the term or earlier.
- Spring 2013 (1133) - Set to Friday 1/18/2013 (or earlier)
- Fall 2013 (1139) - Set to Friday 8/30/2013 (or earlier)
- Spring 2014 (1143) - Set to Friday 1/17/2014 (or earlier)
Make sure to update room characteristic information during ECS period 1. This provides OCM with information about the type of classroom the instructor requires. It also helps ensure that classes do not have to move to a different room because the instructor didn't get the type of room they wanted.
Tips for getting the right classroom:
- Check with the instructor to verify the appropriate room characteristics.
- Don't request room characteristics that conflict with each other (e.g., Active Learning Classrooms and Tablet Arm Chairs or West Bank and East Bank).Search for classroom features if you have questions about potential room characteristic conflicts.
- Choose a maximum of four room characteristics. Choosing multiple room characteristics limits the number of possible classrooms.
A number of terms are currently open for editing. See the scheduling production calendar for more information.
- Spring 2013 (1133) - currently in ECS period 4 to make changes for spring semester
- Summer 2013 (1135) - in ECS period 3 until April 8, 2013
- Fall 2013 (1139) - in ECS period 1 until February 20, 2013
- Spring 2014 (1143) - in ECS period 1 until April 16, 2013