Classroom Technology

Here's a guide to the technology available in our rooms.

 

I need to give a presentation.

I need to give a presentation.

Most classrooms have built-in projectors or displays to show content from laptop cables at the podium or the front of the room, as well as room speakers for computer audio. Many classrooms have PCs at the podium for public use as well as Solstice wireless presentation devices so you can connect your laptop, tablet, or mobile devices to the display system.

To view classrooms and their technology, visit our classrooms section.

Please tell us your event’s technology details using the AV Tech Needs Form after you receive your room reservation.

Here is a video tutorial for using the control panel in our large classrooms

I need to record my course/event.

I need to record my course/event.

We use the U's centrally provided Kaltura Mediaspace system to record and livestream from our large classrooms. Built-in recorders will capture video of the podium area, audio from the mics, and projected content such as a PowerPoint presentation. Recordings are stored in Mediaspace and shared in Canvas (for course content) or via public links (for non course content).  Livestreams are also via Mediaspace or can be done to YouTube. An instructor or department admin requests a recording and indicates who is the recording owner, its date/time, and which room. That room's recorder will start/stop automatically, and then publish the file to the owner's Mediaspace profile for editing and sharing. Faculty and staff must initiate their Mediaspace profile to manage content by going to mediaspace.umn.edu and logging in with their Internet ID. Contact our service coordinator V. Paul V. at virt0003@umn.edu with questions. 

Mediaspace rooms

  • HSEC 2-110, 2-132, 2-138, 3-110, 3-150, 7-150, & 7-152
  • Moos Towers 1-450, 1-451, 2-520, 2-530, 2-620, 2-650, 2-690, 5-125
  • Phillips-Wangensteen 2-470, 3-150, 3-152, 3-154, 3-156
  • Pomeroy 215
  • Animal Science Veterinary Medicine (ASVM 125 and 135)

Other rooms are possible with our portable Mediaspace unit.

Check the Classroom Recording box (and give an Internet ID) when you request a room. After receiving your room confirmation PDF, you can provide details of your tech needs via Mediaspace Request Form.

Zoom-based recordings

Some of our classrooms are Zoom capable, which means you can use your Zoom account to record classes yourself. Contact our service coordinator V. Paul V. at virt0003@umn.edu with questions. 

These rooms are:

  • HSEC 2-110, 2-132, 2-138, 3-110, 3-150, 4-101, 4-103, 4-105, 4-107, 4-191, 4-193, 5-191, 5-193, 7-150, & 7-152
  • Jackson 2-137
  • Moos 1-450, 1-451, 2-520, 2-650 & 5-125
  • NHH 2-101
  • PWB 2-350, 2-360, 2-362, 2-364, 2-366, 2-470, 3-102, 3-150, 3-152, 3-154, & 3-156

Other recordings

Many of our rooms have audio and video outputs that allow users to bring their own recording solutions. Please fill out the AV Tech Needs Form to let us know what your recording needs are.

 

I need to use Zoom in a classroom.

I need to use Zoom in a classroom.

Room users can join Zoom from any of our classrooms if they're just watching a session and using the chat box. Room users that want to participate in a Zoom with their own computer, camera, and mics can also use any of our classrooms.

Room users who want to use the classroom's AV system for Zoom can choose from the list below for Zoom-capable rooms.

  • HSEC 2-101A, 2-101B, 2-110, 2-132, 2-138, 3-110, 3-150, 4-101, 4-103, 4-105, 4-107, 4-191, 4-193, 5-191, 5-193, 7-150, 7-152
  • Jackson Hall 2-137
  • Mayo Auditorium & 3-100
  • Moos Towers 2-520 & 2-650
  • Nils Hasselmo 2-101
  • PWB 2-350, 2-360, 2-362, 2-364, 2-366, 3-102, 3-150, 3-152, 3-154, & 3-156

You can use the built-in mics and the room computer in the rooms listed below to host a session. If you want to use the rooms' camera, you will need an RCA-to-USB converter. We can provide you with one. 

You can use the built-in mics with your computer in the rooms listed below if you have an RCA-to-USB converter. We can provide you with one.

For assistance starting or preparing for your livestreaming session, contact our service coordinator V. Paul V. at virt0003@umn.edu and fill out the AV Tech Needs Form at least two days in advanced after receiving your room reservation.

If you need onsite staff to manage your session, contact OIT at video@umn.edu or Audio Visual & Video Recording (AVVR).

Here's a video tutorial for using Zoom in the HSEC building: 

Here's a video tutorial for hosting your own Zoom session in one of our classrooms that has an AV Bridge in-line (Jackson 2-137, Mayo Aud, Mayo 3-100, NHH 2-101)

 

I need traditional videoconferencing.

I need traditional videoconferencing.

Room users who need to connect from the Twin Cities campus to another site's videoconferencing room using traditional room-based systems have these classrooms to choose from:

  • HSEC 2-110, 2-132, & 2-138
  • Mayo Auditorium, 3100, & D325
  • Moos 1-450, 1-451, and 2-470

We would need to know the IP address or SIP address of the site we're calling. We provide staffing for academic courses that use videoconferencing, and at times, we can also staff departmental events if capacity allows. Otherwise, we will provide training to an event organizer to manage the videoconference connection.

Classroom Services Help

Call (612) 626-7800

  • Option 1 for help with AV technology.
  • Option 2 for help scheduling a room.

Support Hours: 7am - 4:30pm  Weekdays | After hours, leave a message.

We can be reached by email at ahcrooms@umn.edu.

New Building Hours

Mayo Building, Weaver-Densford Hall, Phillips Wangensteen Building, Moos Tower, and Diehl Hall (except the Bio-Medical Library)
Public Hours7am-7pm Mondays to Fridays
University Hours7pm to Midnight Mondays to Fridays
7am to Midnight Saturdays to Sundays
Restricted University HoursMidnight to 7am Mondays to Sundays