Multimedia Classroom Equipment
Classroom Equipment News
Summer 2013 Upgrade Complete
Rms C-256 & F-246 gained digital functionality, which is the keystone of the upgrade, so that both rooms now feature:
- fully functional HDMI connectivity and projection
- Blu-Ray disc projection, of course
- new PC hardware including widescreen monitors
- new, more automated touch panel control
- a new Document Camera for Rm C
In fact, new PC hardware was added to all our equipment cabinets (Rooms A-K).
As funding can be secured, the equipment in more classrooms will also get this digital upgrade.
Known Issues with the Equipment:
Last update: August 27, 2013 by JoEllen Childers
- Rm __: none at this time
Recent Fixes (posted for at least a week)
- Rm F-246: full repair applied to the problem of odd coloration of parts of some projected images and text.
Please report all equipment issues at your earliest convenience. Reporting options include the phone at front of each room where key phone numbers are listed, or, 24 / 7 email < firstname.lastname@example.org >, or, from any phone 24 / 7, call Law Help Desk (706-54)2-0895 to leave voice message.
Equipment Availability and Functionality
All eleven "lettered" multimedia classrooms, ABCDEFGHIJ & K, provide touch panel control of equipment. Functionality includes: projecting the screen of the Internet-connected, dedicated computer in each room plus use of a PowerPoint remote, laptops may be projected similarly, full audio is also available; a 3D overhead projector (AKA, document camera, ELMO); DVD and VHS projection, University Cablevision; and, there's a clip-on, wireless microphone in all but the small rooms (DEHI). All rooms have a laser pointer. Upon request we can loan an adapter for projection of an Apple iPad or Mac laptop projection.
Wireless internet access is widely available to the law school community. Open a browser and enter your UGA MyID and password. More at < law.uga.edu/wireless-networks >.
Laptop projection including full audio in any multimedia classroom does NOT require a key. Users with a Macintosh laptop will need a to-VGA adapter. A number of Mac laptop and iPad loaner adapters are available. Contact the Law Help Desk to confirm we have the one you need.
For equipment demonstrations, questions or cabinet access (5H3 key), contact the Law Help Desk Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (706)-(54)2-0895 or Law Computing Services Instructional Support Specialist, JoEllen Childers, email@example.com, (54)2-9120.
Conference organizers or other presenters need to contact the Law Help Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org or (706)-(54)2-0895, at least two business days prior to a given presentation. Non-UGA visitors may have w-less access if event organizers contact the UGA Help Desk, (706) (54)2-3106, at least 48 hours prior to the event.
Portable equipment may be available within law school facilities for spaces without a multimedia cabinet. This equipment must be reserved (TV with VCR, digital camcorder with tripod, overhead projector, or portable projector).
Anyone within the Law School community may request use of classroom(s).
The Cheeley Room provides Internet as well as University Cablevision, DVD and VHS projection via a 60' plasma screen. The room's dedicated PC includes standard programs and internet, multiple USB ports and a DVD drive; screen and equipment projection choices made via wall-mounted touch panel. There's a laptop cable that includes audio. Upon request we may be able to loan an adapter for Mac laptops. We can loan an adapter for iPad or iPhone projection.
The Walker Room provides wireless network access, a traditional podium with a single microphone (amp and volume control in cabinet; please note: it is very important that this cabinet NOT be physically moved). The Walker Room also features a wall-mounted electric screen, a rolling cart allows for projection of a laptop or a DVD disc. Please note: audio amplification of presentation originating from the cart, for example, an online video requires extra setup time. If a presenter needs such audio, please notify the Law Help Desk as soon as practical.
Rooms A&B are equipped for "overflow," permitting people in one of the rooms to see and hear what is happening in the other room. So, the cabinets include a cassette tape player, a hand-held "club" wireless mic and a camera at back of each room with basic scene-selection controls available from the touch screen.
Summer 2013 digital upgrade performed in Rooms C and F. The work will include fully functional HDMI and Blu-Ray disc projection as well as the VGA connections we have long provided in our classrooms.
Summer 2011 renovations focused on significant upgrades to student areas, and the coming of Jittery Joe's Coffee to our new student lounge and study area, but none of this work had any effect on technology offerings; not at all.
The Walker Room renovation added electric screen, rolling cart for projecting laptop, DVD/VCR with wireless (or, wired) audio. UGA PAWS wireless access was added in 2009.
Fall 2009 law school joined the UGA campuswide wireless network, PAWS.
Summer 2008 work in the Hatton-Lovejoy Courtroom microphones and network connections were added to the judges' bench and the new advocates lectern has a wired mic that can be mounted to the top. There is also a clip-on wireless mic that feeds into the room's audio system (see Robin Jennings or JoEllen Childers).
Cheeley Room equipment easier to operate via new wall-mounted touch panel installed in Dec 2007.
Rooms CDE and GHI were renovated during summer 2006 and were ready for use first day of classes, fall term, Aug 15th. Users will find same equipment functionality as before with the addition of touch control of room lighting.
During the summer of 2002, the former law auditorium was completely transformed into two classroom spaces (Rooms A & B). Also, the entire environ of Rooms F & J was renovated.
Law School's own wireless network created about 2001. Initially available in two primary reading rooms of law library and most classrooms.
Our initial installation of multimedia to Rooms CFGJ was complete by Fall 1998. Extension of multimedia functionality to all standard classrooms was begun in early 2002. Major improvements included addtion of touch screen control of equipment and greatly enhanced image projection. In summer 2006 the physical environment of Rooms CDE and GHI was greatly improved and the functionality of the instructional technology equipment in those rooms was upgraded though the only difference obvious to users may be touch control of room lighting.