Multimedia Classroom Equipment
Classroom Equipment News
Known Issues with the Equipment:
Last update: November 15, 2017
- Rm A: The document camera projects just fine although its lamp needs to be replaced
- Rm F: Audio from the dedicated PC is not available to the presenter's audience
- Rm H: The document camera works although its lamp needs to be replaced
Recent Fixes (posted for at least three weeks)
- Rm J: too much static in audio especially with higher volumes; now much improved
- Rm B: touch panel stopped working; fortunately repaired the same day, Mon, Nov 13th
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 < email@example.com >, or, from any phone 24 / 7, call Law Help Desk (706-54)2-0895 to leave a voice message.
Equipment Availability and Functionality
All eleven "lettered" classrooms, ABCDEFGHIJ & K, provide touch panel control of equipment. Functionality includes: projecting the screen of the dedicated computer plus use of a PowerPoint remote with laser pointer, laptops may be projected similarly, full audio is also available; a 3D, color document camera; DVD / BluRay projection, (VHS tape projection available in Rms D, E & H, or by request in other classrooms); and, there's a clip-on, wireless microphone in all but the small rooms (DEHI). Upon request we can loan an adapter for projection of an Apple iPad or Mac laptop projection.
Room L-366) is our first classroom with dual screens which, via touch panel control, can project the same image to the two screens or different images on each. Projection of a dedicated PC, an attached laptop, a document camera, or, a DVD / Blu-Ray unit are all available.
Each of these classrooms has a wall-mounted telephone with phone numbers posted for PDQ assistance.
Wireless internet access is widely available to the law school community. Wireless access was most recently widely upgraded during December, 2016. Use by opening a browser and enter your UGA MyID and password to authenticate. Find more at < law.uga.edu/wireless-networks >.
Laptop projection including full audio in any multimedia classroom does NOT require a key. On the touch panel, hit System ON for projector and screen; attach appropriate cable from the podium's recessed area. A number of Mac laptop and iPad loaner adapters are available for Apple/Macintosh devices. Contact the Law I.T. Help Desk, 706-542-0895 if questions or assistance is needed.
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 I.T. Instructional Support Specialist, JoEllen Childers, firstname.lastname@example.org, (706)-(54)2-9120.
Conference organizers or other presenters need to contact the Law Help Desk, email@example.com 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 24 hours prior to the event.
For spaces without a multimedia cabinet, portable equipment may be available within law school facilities. This equipment must be reserved (digital camcorder with tripod, a simple document projector, or portable projector available).
Anyone within the Law School community may request use of classroom instructional equipment.
The Cheeley Room provides Internet, DVD / Blu-Ray projection via a 60' plasma screen. The room's dedicated PC includes Microsoft apps and multiple USB ports and a DVD drive. Installation of a wall-mounted touch panel is planned for the summer of 2017. There's a laptop with audio cable available. Upon request we may be able to loan an adapter for Mac laptops as well as Apple / Macintosh devices generally.
The Walker Room provides wireless network, a traditional podium with a wired microphone. Volume control via the touch panel atop the cabinet at the back of the room. The Walker Room also features a 90" wall-mounted screen at the front of the room for projection of the dedicated PC, a laptop or a DVD disc. Please note: audio amplification of presentation may require extra setup. If questions, always best to notify the I.T. Law Help Desk as soon as practical.
Rooms A&B are outfitted for an "overflow" relationship permitting people in one room to see and hear what is happening in the other room via a camera at back of each room along with audio cabling. Law I.T. staff can do the setup. Always best to notify the Law I.T. Help Desk as soon as practical (54)2-0895.
During Summer 2017, the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom received a large screen PC and more video equipment. The Cheeley Room was also upgraded with interactive video. A portable document camera was also added though, at this time, anyone wanting to use it will probably benefit by first contacting the Law IT Help Desk, 706-542-0895.
During Fall 2016, our first dual projector classroom space (Room L-366) was implemented.
Spring 2016 in the Larry Walker Room (4th floor of Rusk Hall) the addition of a front wall, mounted wide screen which illuminates a Windows 8.1 dedicated computer, or, allows for projection of a laptop via either an HDMI or VGA cable; ceiling mounted speakers can carry computer audio or voice projection via wired mics (maximum of six) or a wireless handheld mic.
Spring 2016 in the Sanders Boardroom of Rusk Hall the addition of a rolling cart for use of a wide screen which illuminates a Windows 8.1 computer and also allows for projection of a laptop via either an HDMI or VGA cable.
Summer 2015 focused on digital upgrades as installed in 2013 in four more classrooms, Rooms G-358, I-353, J-347 and K-109 Rusk Hall.
Summer 2014 digital upgrade performed in Rooms A-120 and B-122; essentially the same upgrades as summer 2013 with a couple notable extras: A and B got (a) new microphones, (b) the PC widescreen monitor provides a special instructor view of images from both the document camera and the BluRay/DVD player, and, (c) better quality HD cameras for the overflow relationship between Rms A and B.
Summer 2013 digital upgrade performed in Rooms C-256 and F-246 and included the following as well as continuing the VGA connectivity we have long provided.
- High Definition (HD) projection and the addition of HDMI device connectivity,
- Blu-Ray disc projection (DVD discs work fine),
- widescreen monitors and screens, and,
- improved automated touch panel control of the equipment
Summer 2011 renovations focused on renovations to student areas, especially the Jittery Joe's Coffee student lounge, small study rooms and lockers area, although none of this work had any effect on technology offerings; not at all.
In 2009 a Walker Room renovation added electric screen, rolling cart for projecting laptops, DVD/VCR with wireless (or, wired) audio. UGA PAWS wireless access was added..
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.
As funding can be secured, the last three classrooms, D-254, E-252 and H-355, will get the same digital upgrade.