The University of Iowa

The Learning Spaces Technology [LST] group provides consulting, design, installation, training, management and support for 300+ technology-equipped University Classrooms [UCRs] across campus and classrooms assigned to departments.

Classroom Updates

Beginning Fall semester of 2020, all UCRs will have webcams and microphones for use with UICapture software for lecture capture and podcasting, and Zoom software for synchronous classroom delivery:
•  Camera - Huddly Go, web conferencing camera, 150-degree wide-angle lens, USB HD webcam on flexible arm mount
•  Microphone - MXL AC-404 USB Conferencing boundary mic

Beginning Fall semester of 2021, all UCRs will have Solstice Pods for in-classroom wireless content sharing, and Zoom-compatible document cameras:
•  Wireless Presentation Device - Mersive Solstice Pod with unlimited connections
•  Document Camera - WolfVision vSolutions Cam document camera


Need Help? Contact ITS Help Desk

Phone: 319-384-4357 [HELP]

Email: its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu

 

University Classroom Technology Guide

Graphic Drawing Tablet Monitor

 

This guide shows how to calibrate the Wacom graphic drawing tablet monitor in a University Classroom [UCR]. Select University Classrooms are equipped with this monitor type to help facilitate teaching and learning.

Wacom Desktop Center App

Windows workstations with Wacom graphic drawing monitors should have the Wacom Tablet Properties app installed.

  1. Wacom Desktop Center app should be open by default upon login; if not opened by default, search for Wacom Desktop Center app under Windows Start menu and open

If you encounter a missing or unresponsive Wacom Desktop Center app:

  • shutdown and restart workstation
  • and/or contact ITS Help Desk if Wacom Desktop Center app remains missing or unresponsive
  1. With Wacom Desktop Center app open, find and click on Pen calibration under Settings; this should open the Wacom Tablet Properties app

If Wacom Tablet Properties app does not open, you may alternatively search for and open this app in the Windows Start menu and open

Wacom Desktop Center App

  1. With Wacom Tablet Properties app open, select the Grip Pen option under Tool:

If Grip Pen option under Tool: is not available, you may have to physically touch the end of the grip pen to the Wacom graphic drawing monitor for the Grip Pen option to become available

  1. Under the Calibrate tab below, open the Monitor: drop down menu and select the Generic PnP Monitor 1 option
  2. Then click on the Calibrate… button
  3. The screen will become white and have a crosshair in the upper left corner; touch the end of the grip pen to where the center of the crosshair appears, and proceed to do this process for each corner of the monitor
  4. When all four corners have been selected and you see the Calibration Complete screen, test the accuracy of the grip pen and cursor by touching the grip pen to the Wacom graphic drawing monitor surface
  5. IF calibration is accurate, click on the OK button to save changes; otherwise, select the Try Again button to recalibrate

It is possible for the calibration to shift or be lost over time; therefore, the calibration process may need to be repeated as needed.

 


Visit the COVID-19: Classroom Experience site for additional information regarding University Classroom expectations for the 2021 Fall semester.

For information regarding the COVID-19 Operational Response for Custodial Services, Building Operations and Maintenance and/or the UI Operational Plan for Cleaning and Disinfecting of Building Spaces, please visit the Facilities Management.

For assistance with classroom technology issues, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 384-HELP [4357] or its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu

University Classroom Support