Learning Technology

Information Technology offers videoconferencing and audio conferencing technology to the campus community, including GoToMeeting and facilities in conference rooms throughout the Michigan Tech campus. We offer training and support in the usage of the campus conference rooms, their computer systems and A/V resources.

We support all PCs used for instruction in classrooms. Michigan Tech features over 40 classrooms equipped with instructional technology such as computers, projectors, document imagers, etc.

Audio-Video Systems

Audio-Visual Systems Engineering, Maintenance and Support

We repair and maintain university-owned audio-visual equipment. If available, an equivalent piece of equipment can be provided to a department while an item is being serviced. We provide audio-visual system integration engineering services for lecture halls, technology classrooms, and video conferencing.

Some of the events we provide services for include:

  • Commencement
  • Board of Control Meetings
  • Special Events

We also provide audio-visual system integration engineering services for lecture halls, technology classrooms, and video conferencing. These services include system design for audio-visual presentation rooms and videoconferencing which are comprised of:

  • needs assessment with the customer/department
  • infrastructure specifications (conduit/power requirements, etc.)
  • engineering the audio/visual system
  • specifying the audio/visual equipment
  • providing the system installation
  • user training

Studio Classroom Services

Our three studio classrooms feature remote-controlled cameras (including document cameras for display of handwritten material, three-dimensional objects, or visual aids), wireless microphones, and computer projection with annotation.

Online Studio Classrooms

Rekhi Hall G06 studio classroom: capacity for 40

Studio Classroom Technology

We operate several online studio classrooms on campus. These facilities are used to record classes that are part of online or blended learning courses. Other uses include the recording and online delivery of campus events, including seminars, forums, and training sessions. The studio classrooms are staffed by production personal that operate the technology, allowing instructors or presenters to focus on teaching and learning.

The facilities feature remote controlled cameras (including document cameras for display of handwritten material, 3-dimensional objects, or visual aids), wireless microphones, and computer projection with annotation. Events can be recorded to DVD and encoded for online delivery.

Media Production and Duplication

Media Technology Services supports Michigan Tech's Online Learning (HuskyCast) technology. Other non-course events can also be recorded to DVD and encoded for online delivery. Other services include DVD transfers, CD/DVD duplications, video encoding and streaming, videotape duplication, location videotaping, and editing services.

Media Production Services for Studio Classrooms

Media Production supports Michigan Tech's Online Learning technology.  Staff operate the studio classrooms located in EERC B45 and Rekhi Hall G05/06. Classes taught in the studios are recorded and streamed to students enrolled in online sections.

Other services include DVD transfers, CD/DVD duplications, video encoding and streaming, videotape duplication, location videotaping, and editing services.

Media Duplication Services

A duplication service for many video and audio formats (see below) is available to university and local community members. We also provide video transfer services from tape to DVD. Please call for additional information. We cannot duplicate any copyrighted materials unless specific prior approval is received from the copyright holder or publisher.

High volume CD and DVD duplication services are also available, including full color on-disc printing. Please call for details and pricing information. Formats include:

  • DVD-video
  • DVD-ROM
  • CD-ROM
  • VHS
  • DVCAM
  • S-VHS
  • Audiocassettes
  • 16mm film

Requests for duplications are normally completed within three working days. Supply costs are not included in service rates.

 

Equipment Check Out

Please see the classroom directory for equipment/capabilities for rooms. Additional equipment can be checked out through Information Technology.

The following is a list of the instructional equipment available for check out:

  • Audio CD Players
  • Audio Tape Cassette Recorders
  • DVD players
  • iClickers
  • Overhead Projectors
  • Portable P.A. Systems
  • Slide Projectors
  • Televisions
  • Tripod Screens
  • VCRs

For more information about instructional technology in classrooms, email us or call 487-1111.

Please note: Laptops, video camera and digital still cameras are available from the Michigan Tech Library.

Instructional Technology

We support a number of instructional technology products and services.

HuskyCast

Captures class lectures and converts them into podcasts, video, rich media, and more for anytime, anywhere playback. HuskyCast delivers classroom lecture audio, video and screen/document recordings. HuskyCast is used for online courses as well as on-campus supplemental course content. Panopto is used to stream videos for a select group of Michigan Tech courses with content previously recorded live in a studio classroom.

Canvas Learning Management System

Canvas provides instructors and students with a web-based home for each of their courses. Course content and materials, including syllabi, lecture notes/slides, files and links to external sources, and audio-video content can be made available to students in a secure environment. For more information on system requirements visit technical requirements.

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Panopto

Panopto is the primary delivery method for HuskyCast. Panopto delivers classroom lecture audio, video and screen/document recordings. Panopto is used for online courses as well as on-campus supplemental course content. The full rich media playback delivers a high quality display window (ie: document camera, computer screen) and high quality video window (ie: In-room camera for Instructor or demonstration if available). Playback using Panopto is available on PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices. A dedicated Panopto application is also available for iOS and Android devices. For more information on system requirements please view technical requirements.