Smart Instructor Workstations
Smart Instructor Work Stations (SIWS) are located in classrooms and classroom/labs. The SIWSs are ideal for projecting PowerPoint presentations and computer images, showing VHS and DVD movies, and a variety of other media applications. The InTech Media Resources staff offers one-on-one and group training for first-time users.
Each SIWS setup includes many audio-visual and computer components designed to support a variety of technology related instructional methods.
The SIWS has a ceiling-mounted LCD projector that receives A-V and computer images from the station and projects them onto a largescreen in the front of the room. Wall or ceiling mounted speakers provide sound from all SIWS sources.
A visual presenter (document camera) allows the user to project objects, documents, books, single 35mm slides or transparencies. A DVD-VHS combo deck or in some cases, just a VHS player, is connected to the projector so that videos can also be displayed.
The VCR is interfaced with a Close Caption decoder for the hearing impaired.
The computer components include a Dell LCD monitor or a Sympodium LCD monitor and a CPU unit.
Each computer has a DVD/CD ROM drive and a standard 3/4" disk drive. A second computer input is provided for the connection of a laptop computer to the SIWS.
There is either a smart control panel or a remote control provided to switch between AV inputs.
There are are two main types of SIWSs: New and Retrofit. The retrofit workstations have older furniture, a non-Symposium LCD monitor, and no I/O Panel).
Instructions for New SIWS
Instructions for Retrofit SIWS
How To Request a Room with a SIWS
- Classes are scheduled in SIWS rooms for the entire semester through the normal scheduling process (faculty make the request through their chairperson)
- Faculty and staff may schedule one-time use through the Facilities Office - CONTACT INFO
- Portable SIWS systems can be scheduled by submitting an on-line or hard copy of the Classroom Equipment Request Form or Online Activity, Event, and Meeting Equipment Request Form.
- Be aware, however, that demand exceeds supply
MEDIA RESOURCES OFFICES
Office: (240) 567-7148
Fax: (240) 567-5081
Office: (240) 567-7861
Fax: (240) 567-7866
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Office: (240) 567-1533
Fax: (240) 567-1534