Having your lectures recorded and available online is not only useful, but extremely easy to do. Each of our supported classrooms are equipped with a webcam with built-in microphone and a variety of installed software on the classroom computer that can be used to capture a lecture, stream your class, or conference in guest speakers.
The installed webcam can be used with a number of different programs such as Zoom, Google Hangout, Adobe Connect, etc. to facilitate a video conferencing session for distance education or online collaboration. A few of these applications are already installed on the classroom computer. If you would like to use a program that is not already installed please let us know.
Mediasite recorders are available in a number of rooms for more advanced, scheduled lecture capture. These recorders allow you to capture audio, camera video, and content from the PC, your laptop, or the document camera. In addition, Mediasite recorders allow you to do live streaming of your course. Please visit https://video.ufl.edu/streaming--recording/mediasite/ for more information on Mediasite, or to see a list of rooms that are Mediasite ready please visit our Pictures and Information page.
If you have any questions about the available technologies mentioned above please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with a technician, please fill out the appointment request form here https://classrooms.at.ufl.edu/request/.
Most UF Registrar supported classrooms will have a touchpanel installed, capable of controlling the projector, microphones, camera, and TV's (where available).
On the microphone control screen, levels can be adjusted for individual beltpack/handhelds depending on the room.
In rooms with cameras installed, there are controls to manually Pan, Tilt, and Zoom the camera. There are also 4 preconfigured camera positions available for quick selection.
Select a source to display on the projector and/or display
Power down the AV system, turning off all projectors and TV's
General purpose application software is provided on the installed classroom computers, as well as software supporting screen annotation, classroom student responses, and other presentation technologies. Classroom computer software configurations are not changed during a semester to preserve the stability of the machines for all instructors. Specialized software must be provided by the instructor. Instructors should either bring in a laptop computer with the needed software pre-installed, or assign any needed software licenses to the classroom computer and contact Classroom Support for assistance installing the software. It is the instructor’s responsibility to verify and maintain proper software licensing for any specialized software they have installed. For assistance with software installation on classroom computers or to address any questions or comments about classroom computer software, email email@example.com or call 352-392-6683.
|Software Title||Version (8/2/2021)|
|Foxit PDF Reader||10.0.0|
|Free Countdown Timer||220.127.116.11|
|Google Earth Pro||7.3.3|
|Microsoft Office 2016||16.0.10350|
|Python||2.7 & 3.4|
|VLC Media Player||3.0.12|
All classrooms are capable of playing DVD's through the PC, but many also have Sony Blu-Ray players installed. Blu-Ray players are available for installation in Registrar supported classroms upon request.