The Smart Classroom system accommodates a wide variety of teaching pedagogies. Through the convenient interface, faculty can choose between connecting their own technology or simply using one of the many technologies provided.
Most Smart Classrooms contain a video/data projector, built-in Windows and Mac computers, laptop connectivity, a DVD/Blu-ray player and document camera. Larger lecture halls also contain voice projection equipment. Many rooms also contain specialty devices such as interactive pen displays and lecture capture systems.
Features and Benefits
- Smart Classroom podiums are equipped with both Mac and Windows computers (standardized with SDSU site-licensed software) to give instructors the freedom and flexibility to teach in any of our 180 learning spaces.
- The various technologies unlock the ability for faculty to express their own teaching styles in a manner both unique and innovative.
- The document camera helps faculty to reach a larger audience without visually diminishing the content (as sometimes happens when using whiteboards).
Getting Started Questions
What types of technologies are in my classroom? – Smart Classrooms contain an instructor podium with built-in Mac and Windows computers, laptop connectivity, DVD/Blu-ray player and document camera; large lecture halls also contain voice projection equipment. Classrooms may vary, however, so for an accurate list of the technology available in your assigned room contact the ITS Learning Spaces help desk at extension x4HELP (44357).
How do I get a key to open the Smart Classroom podium? – To ensure success in the classroom, all instructors who would like to use the technology must receive training from ITS. Once training has been completed, we’ll give you a key issue authorization form which you will take to Key Issue (by Public Safety) to obtain the key. For more information, please refer to the key issue policy.
If I need help during my class, who should I call? – All classrooms are equipped with a telephone (typically located near the instructor podium) as well as signage containing the Learning Spaces help desk phone number (44357). ITS staff are available to assist you from 7:30 am-9:40 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 am – 4:00 pm on Friday.