What to Expect in the Classroom for Autumn 2021
As Ohio State heads back to campus this fall, instructors may be wondering what to expect in their classrooms.
Since last autumn, ODEE has installed new cameras in all pool classrooms. The new cameras are mounted toward the back of the room, allowing for a wider view of the classroom and are adjustable via the control panel at the instructor station. This enhancement improves remote viewing via CarmenZoom and allows for three preset views of the front of the classroom: wide shot of the room, a tighter shot that includes the front writing surface, and a podium-focused shot. The default will be the wide shot and educators can easily change and customize views on the control panel at the podium. For detailed instructions on how to operate these cameras, visit the Teaching and Learning Resource Center.
The standard microphones within pool classrooms will transmit the instructor's voice to CarmenZoom. Wireless microphone solutions are provided for lecture halls with 100 seats or more. For safety, only the battery packs are currently located in classrooms. Instructors should check out the microphone portion from Classroom Services. These pop into the in-room system and should be returned at the end of the semester.
If you need to amplify student voices in a room with a wireless connection, you may check out one of our expanded pool of Catchboxes – a wireless mic inside a soft cube, which you can throw or pass around the room.