Most of the Classroom Refresh Project in Fall Quarter 2014 took place in the Humanities & Social Science building (HSS). Five different rooms were refreshed:
- HSS 1128B
- HSS 1138
- HSS 2305B
- HSS 2333A
- HSS 2333B
All rooms now have a touch screen control panel. This intuitive interface brings lighting options, media inputs, and volume controls together in one place. Watch a video demonstration of the touch screen control panel in action.
New brighter, more energy-efficient projectors were installed. The increased brightness makes it easier for students to see the projected media.
The refresh also included the creation of new lighting configurations. Instead of only being able to turn all lights on or off, faculty can select from a spectrum of light levels to choose the one that is right for the situation. Lighting options include presentation mode, which turns off lights in the front of the room but keeps lights on in the rest of the room. This is ideal for class situations where slides are being projected in the front of the room and students require light to take notes.
A document camera has been installed in the ceiling of each room. The camera replaces the overhead transparency projector, which could only project special transparencies. Instead, the document camera can project anything on the screen that is placed beneath it. Courses that sign up for screencasting through podcast.ucsd.edu will have document camera images included in their recordings.
Each room was cleaned after being refreshed.
Watch for more refreshed rooms in Spring Quarter 2015!
Academic Computing & Media Services (ACMS) is proud to raise the quality of classrooms and lecture halls throughout campus through the Lecture Hall and Classroom Refresh Project in conjunction with Administrative Computing & Telecommunications (ACT) and Facilities Management.
More information about the Classroom and Lecture Hall Refresh Project: