COVID plan for Fall 2020 - F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions - Classroom Technology for Hybrid Teaching Modalities

Q. What will be in my classroom so that I can stream or record my class?

A. All registrar scheduled classrooms will have a computer, HD camera and microphone for live streaming via Zoom or recording with Panopto. Configurations will vary based on the type of classroom. We will have 4 basic setups:

Q. What are my options outside of the classrooms?

A. Many classes will be done completely online. Some faculty may prefer to stream remotely to their students in class. Others may wish to record lectures or learning modules for consumption outside of regular class time. We have two offerings for these situations:

Q. I need to know how to use this stuff. What training is available?

A. We are currently (July ’20) procuring and deploying equipment, including the new AV carts. When they are ready, we will hold in-person training sessions. Sign-ups will be available through the CER web site or the classrooms site. We will schedule sufficient sessions to meet the demand. Individual training will also be available. In addition, we will record training videos so that people who cannot attend in person can become familiar with the new equipment.

Q. What support will be available?

A. We will have trained students at 2701 N.Charles to assist with the use of the studio spaces. For those who will be streaming into classrooms, we will have student attendants who will turn on the classroom equipment and monitor the class. As always, Krieger IT staff will be available for initial triage of classroom problems, and the CATS help line (6.6699) will also be staffed

Q. How do I reserve a studio for my course?

A. We will be reaching out to faculty who have requested to stream remotely into classrooms to see if they want to teach from the studios. For all others, there will be an online scheduler available in August to reserve the rooms.

Q. Can I reserve a studio to pre-record lectures to deliver asynchronously to students?

A. Absolutely! While we need to prioritize synchronous class delivery, you will be able to use the studios at other times to record lectures or learning modules. You’ll use the same online scheduling tool to make your request. You’ll be able to see all available slots.

Q. How do I request technology for broadcasting from my home or office?

A. We do have a number of camera/mic sets for use in your home or office. Requests should be made through your department.