Classroom Design

Information Technology and Services provides consultation, design, installation, and maintenance services for the University’s classrooms, meeting rooms, computer labs, and other learning environments. Details on these services are available by calling (315) 443-4001. Classrooms have a variety of installed, technology teaching equipment. Typical designs are listed below. Note: All new classroom technology is installed with ADA compliance in mind.

Policy on Information Technology Planning for New and Renovated Spaces.

Level 3: Rooms with Special Features

Newhouse 3 141

Teaching Station in Newhouse 3 141

Equipment includes:

  • Same as Level 2 with the addition of features such as:
    • Touch screen controller.
    • Multiple data/video projectors (or high end units).
    • Videoconferencing capabilities.
    • Surround sound.
    • Special lighting.
  • Typical Level 3 classrooms: Newhouse III 141, Shemin Auditorium, and most Whitman School of Management classrooms.

Level 2: Computer Equipped Rooms

Teaching Station in HBC 323A

Standard equipment includes:

  • Installed computer (Windows) supported by ITS, or in some instances an installed computer (Windows and/or Mac) supported by user department. (Click here for the ITS Software Support Statement)
  • Teaching station with equipment rack
    • controls and switchers
    • audio playback system
  • Data/Video projector: HD resolution (1920×1080) .
  • Document camera.
  • DVD/Blu-Ray combination player.
  • Data/AV input panel with: USB, HDMI inputs.
  • Where necessitated by room conditions (typically in rooms that seat more than 100) voice reinforcement systems (public address systems) may be installed.
  • Typical Level 2 Classrooms: Eggers 010 and 032 (Department Computer), Gifford Auditorium, Grant Auditorium, Heroy Auditorium, Link 105, and Stolkin Auditorium

Level 1: Computer Capable Rooms

Teaching Station in Huntington 106

Equipment includes:

  • Similar to Level 2 but there is no touch screen controller.
  • Room is controlled by a push button controller
  • Document camera may be present in some rooms.
  • Also projector-only rooms with data/video inputs (e.g. Link 110, Physics 115).
  • Typical Level 1 Classrooms: Maxwell 108, and Watson 149.

Level U: Universal Rack Rooms

Teaching Station in Link 114

Equipment includes:

  • Universal Rack (U-Rack) design featuring modular and easily upgradable equipment racks.
  • Large LCD display on top of the rack.
  • Installed computer (Windows) supported by ITS, or in some instances an installed computer supported by user department. (Click here for the ITS Software Support Statement)
  • DVD/VHS combination player
  • Data/AV input panel with: VGA, HDMI, and USB inputs