If you are experiencing a technical issue in a classroom, please feel free to call the Audio Visual Services team at 978-232-2152.
All permanent classroom AV systems have the following features by default.
A dedicated teaching computer. *
All classroom Teaching Computers:
- Use a generic username and do not have a password. If you are ever prompted for a password to use the computer, reboot the computer and it will automatically log in. Do not attempt to sign in with your Endicott credentials as it will not work.
- Will erase any and all changes made to it when rebooted for any reason. Downloaded files and/or installed programs will be deleted permanently when the computer restarts.
- Have full access to the internet.
- Have the ability to share a mobile device over the WiFi (See AirServer).
- Have Microsoft Office.
- Have a media player installed.
- At least 1 empty USB port to allow for device charging, data storage device transfer (USB Memory stick) or wireless slide advancer (provided by the faculty or academic school).
A large format display
All classrooms have either a projector or a flat panel TV depending on the space. If the room has a projector, there will be either a screen or a projection whiteboard. FABRIC PROJECTOR SCREENS ARE NOT WHITEBOARDS AND SHOULD NEVER HAVE A MARKER USED ON THEM.
A Classroom AV Control panel (For more specific info on control panels, CLICK HERE)
All permanently installed Standard Classroom AV Systems are equipped with a control panel on or within arms reach of the teaching station. Most teaching station control panels are built into the teaching station itself while some older model systems have the panel installed into the wall close by.
All classroom control panels have the ability to:
- Turn the large format display on and off
- Select the input going to the display and speakers
- Engage and video mute (only stops video from going to the main display, it will not impact shared screens in Zoom meetings). All mutes will automatically disengage after 5 minutes of not touching the control panel.
- Audio Volume control
Full Wifi coverage
All academic spaces on campus are fully covered by the college Wifi network. There are no exceptions to this unless there is a system outage taking place. In order to connect a laptop to the wifi network, you will need to enter your Endicott issued email address as the username and the appropriate password for said account. If you intend to use systems like AirServer (See below) you must use a wifi that does not include the word Guest. Guest wifi networks have access restrictions for security reasons and there are limitation to what can be done on that network. If you are having issues connecting to the college wifi network, please click New Ticket in the upper corner of this page to begin the support process.
This is a software package that is installed on every teaching station computer on campus. It allows for computers connected to a non-Guest wifi to share video live without a wired connection. Copyright protection issues have been known to crop up with this service depending on the content in question. Please test the content with the room's large format display on before it is critical. For more information on AirServer (CLICK HERE)
Classroom Hybridization kit
This kit is installed in all classrooms to allow for hybrid teaching models. The kit includes an HD Web Camera (Webcam) and a USB room microphone. Both of these items are covered in greater detail in a different document (An Intro to Classroom Hybridization Kits). These parts are always active when the classroom computer is on and awake. The parts were selected and installed with the intention of minimizing physical contact with the devices.
Speakers for computer audio
For classrooms where a TV is the main display, the audio will be coming from the TV. In rooms with projectors, there are either wall mounted speakers on either side of the projector image or there are ceiling recessed speakers. Ceiling recessed speakers are most common across campus and are made to look like they are part of the ventilation system.
At least an HDMI laptop input cable
All classrooms will have at least 1 laptop connection cable in addition to the built-in classroom computer. The minimum connector is a HDMI cable. If your laptop computer does not have an HDMI port, you are responsible for providing an adapter that allows your laptop to connect to an HDMI cable. Most rooms however, do offer additional connection options including USB-C, MiniDisplayPort and VGA. VGA is being retired from service and as rooms are upgraded and/or go through a heavy rewire as part of the college's ongoing classroom technology replacement cycle, VGA is being removed.
A standard electrical socket
All classroom teaching stations have at least 1 electrical outlet either near the control panel or on the front of the equipment rack (when visible). This outlet is meant to allow for faculty laptops to be plugged in for classes without needing to stretch the power cord across the floor creating a tripping hazard.
* Nearly all classroom Teaching Computers are Windows 10 machines with a small number of exceptions being Mac OSX computers.Windows computers are the default teaching computer operating system. Macs are only in place for program specific needs in lab environment and requires the Academic Dean to work with Academic Technology.