Classroom Support provides assistance to instructors in the operation of classroom technology, design, installation, and maintenance of classroom technology equipment, and operates the Turlington Media Center for portable equipment check-out and rental.

Support for Classroom Instruction

Staff are available on call during regularly scheduled class hours to assist instructors with the use of classroom technology in UF’s general classrooms. Call 352-392-6683 for immediate assistance during those hours. Non-emergency issues may be reported by email to classrooms@ufl.edu.

Instructors who are new to UF’s general classrooms, a particular classroom, or who simply would like an update on operation of the lastest equipment installed in UF’s classrooms, should contact Classroom Support by email or phone to arrange an appointment with a staff member in the classroom(s) in question. This one-on-one session includes information on how to project various media, controlling the equipment using the room’s built-in control system, how to use the interactive LCD panel in the classroom for interactive digital annotation (where available), how to use the student response system (where available), how to use the various presentation software included on the instructor computer, and how to connect your own laptop to the classroom system.

Equipment Installed in Classrooms

Classroom Support provides and maintains installed classroom technology equipment in all UF General Classrooms. Please see the Classroom Information page for a list of supported classrooms, including detailed information about equipment, configuration, and pictures of each classroom. All UF General Classrooms are equipped with a HD projector, room speakers, computer with annotation monitor, DVD player, and connections for personal laptops (HDMI & VGA standard). Additional equipment may vary by classroom.

University of Florida faculty and instructors may use the classroom technology for academic purposes. The equipment is available for scheduled University of Florida courses during the hours officially scheduled for each course. A Classroom Support staff member is available to provide assistance during these hours.

Data projectors and video playback equipment installed in classrooms are available for use by any groups that have reserved the classroom through the Registrar, but support is not provided to groups other than instructors of University of Florida. Support is not available outside of normal classroom scheduled hours Monday through Friday, except by prior arrangement and payment of cost recovery fees.

Information regarding equipment rentals for UF Credit Courses or Other UF Activies can be found here: Equipment Rentals

Scheduling Classrooms

University classrooms are scheduled by the Office of the University Registrar, in coordination with departmental scheduling coordinators. To schedule a classroom for departmental courses, please contact your department’s scheduling coordinator. For other events, you may contact the Office of the University Registrar at 352-392-1374.

Development of Materials for Classroom Presentations

The Office of Academic Technology can assist instructors with the development of instructional materials for delivery in a classroom setting or over the Internet. Services include:

Proper Licensing of Software for use in University Classrooms

Computers provided by Classroom Support operate on a standardized software configuration that is developed to support classroom instruction. Only properly licensed software may be installed by instructors on classroom computers. At reboot, all changes made to the pc are wiped, returning the pc to it's original state. To install or make changes to the installed pc, please contact us at http://classrooms.at.ufl.edu/request.

The Office of Academic Technology is not responsible for damage of any personal software or data which results from mechanical or human error.