The University of Iowa

The Learning Spaces Technology [LST] group provides consulting, design, installation, training, management and support for 324 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

Single Monitor-Dual Screen Media Lectern

 

This guide shows how to use the Single Monitor-Dual Screen display capability in a University Classroom [UCR]. Select UCRs are equipped with this A/V option to help facilitate duplication of content display in large learning spaces.

Single Monitor-Dual Screen Media Lectern

Single Monitor-Dual Screen Media Lectern

 

This illustration above is an example of a Single Monitor-Dual Screen Media Lectern. Though most UCRs have a Single-Projector, also known as a Single Monitor-Single Screen, environment to project content via the A/V system, some select UCRs have dual, or multiple, screens.

Controlling the Single Monitor-Dual Screen capability in a UCR is dependent on the type of A/V Control Panel Interface, and therefore is not standard throughout. While some of the button names vary, the process among the various A/V control systems is typically similar.

Note: some select campus learning spaces have Dual Monitor-Dual Screen or Tri Monitor-Tri Screen capability

 

Using Single Monitor & Dual Screen

From the A/V Control Panel Interface you can select different sources/inputs during operation with several options highlighted below.

  • PC
    • Main desktop screen for PC [lectern workstation/computer]
    • All UCR learning spaces have Dell Windows 10 Desktop Workstation Computer capability
  • Mac
    • Main desktop screen for MAC [lectern workstation/computer]
    • Some select UCR learning spaces may have Apple Macintosh Mini OSX Workstation Computer capability in addition to Dell Windows 10 Desktop Workstation Computer capability
  • Doc Cam
    • Document Camera is the available tabletop camera for displaying objects through A/V projection system
    • Select learning spaces may have Dual-Document Camera capability
  • HDMI 
    • Lectern features HDMI Personal Device Connection allowing a personal device with HDMI port to project through learning space's A/V system via lectern's HDMI cable
    • Some select learning spaces may have Dual-HDMI Personal Device Connection capability
  • Blu-Ray
    • Selects the in-room Blu-Ray Media Player as a projection source/input. In select locations, additional control buttons may be available for the in-room media player via an additional/secondary Control Panel Interface
    • Some select learning spaces may alternately have a DVD Media Player installed
  • Solstice
    • Some select learning spaces may have Solstice wireless content sharing capability as a source/input option
    • Useful for wirelessly connecting and presenting content from personal devices, including laptops and tablets

In Single Monitor-Dual Screen learning spaces, you may only display a single source/input at a time to multiple screens, while in Dual Monitor-Dual Screen learning spaces, these various sources/inputs have the ability to be independently selected and displayed on each screen.

 

Common Projection Issues

See Digital Imaging Projector documentation for additional information.

This Guide as PDF


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

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