AV Space & Equipment
- Instructional Media Services, on the second floor of the Wilkins Library, room 201A, consists of sound recordings, slide programs, films, and video recordings. Most of this collection is non-circulating. Viewing and listening areas are available on a space-available basis.
- The Instructional Media staff will be happy to assist you in locating and using audio-visual materials. You can contact them at x4444.
- Classroom delivery of audio-visual material is the instructor's responsibility. To reserve media, please call x4444 and arrange to pick it up prior to your class. The media should be returned by you when your class is completed.
- To request audio-visual equipment for classroom use, please contact the Help Desk at x4004. There is a 24 hour advanced notice required for all equipment delivery. Equipment will be delivered to classrooms, but instructors must pick up the media (videotapes, recordings, etc.) themselves from the Instructional Media Services office, on the second floor of the Wilkins Library, room 201A.
- The expansion of fixed display systems throughout the campus should reduce, if not eliminate, the need for Mobile Media Carts. It is recommended your class be conducted in a room that has the appropriate technology rather than trying to move the technology you need to an inappropriate room.
- To request a Mobile Media Cart (nicknamed Mongo Carts) contact the Help Desk at x4004. There is a 24 hour advanced notice required for all equipment delivery.
- To use the cart, ensure the power cord is plugged into the wall outlet. Check to see that the InFocus projector and the PC are turned on. Then plug the CAT5 cable with the RJ45 connector into the network port on the wall jack. (The RJ45 connector looks like a large telephone plug.)
- To use the computer on the cart, use the wireless keyboard and mouse to control the PC. Remember that the computers on these carts all have a program called Deep Freeze that will clean the system after every restart. If you load software, it will be deleted after the computer is shut down. If the software requires a restart to run properly, it will be removed before the restart completes.
- To shut down the PC, first close down any application software you are running. Then click Start and then Shut down. In the next box, select Shut Down and OK. Finally, turn off the projector. Turning off the projector when finished will save wear and tear on the lamp.
- To use the VCR on the cart, shift the computer from PC to VCR by pressing Video on the InFocus Remote. Then insert a cassette into the VCR. Use the volume controls on the white speaker that is on the top of the cart to adjust sound.
Presentation & SMART Technology Classrooms
- The College has made significant strides over the past year to increase the amount of technology in classrooms. A goal to move from an environment of limited numbers of mobile presentation carts to standardized fixed display capabilities in most rooms has been largely achieved by the fall of 2006.
- The new Lyndon P. Lorusso Applied Technology Center provides a variety of computer lab resources. Each computer lab in the center has the latest computer technology. The building includes an Open Lab for student use, a small instructional lab for smaller groups, a high end CAD/GIS lab, a computer networking and breakdown lab, five standard computer labs, a writing lab, tutoring center, and conference room. Each of these rooms also has a Presentation capability.
- Presentation Rooms are rooms that have a built-in overhead LCD projector attached to a podium containing a computer with Internet access, a DVD player, VCR, laptop connection, and in some cases access to cable TV. Sound from the podium amplifier is played in the ceiling of the room.
- Rooms with Presentation capability include MM Wilkens Hall rooms G8, 108, 111, 115, 116, 117. North Building Presentation Rooms are rooms 5 and 6 and the Lyndon P. Lorusso Applied Technology Center rooms are G02, T101, T102, T103, T104, T114, T117, T202, T203, T204.
- Some of these rooms have specific features of size or printing that make them more or less desirable for instructional purposes of one sort or another. Confer with the Facilities Use Coordinator to ensure you reserve the proper classroom at x4418.
- SMART Classrooms are Presentation Rooms with an added feature – SMART Board Technology. SMART technology permits you to write on the computer screen with a stylus and project that writing onto the overhead screen. You can also save the image and use it for other purposes.
- MM Wilkens Hall Room 114, North Building 117 and 116, and Lecture Halls A, B, and C have SMART Technology. In addition, all but MM Wilkens Hall 114 have a document camera for projecting hard copy materials and Lecture Hall A has surround sound.
- Instructors teaching in computer classrooms Technology 101, 102, 103, 104, 202, 203, and 204 will find interactive software called Vision that allows the instructor to interact with students through their computers. Vision has additionally been added to the Information Skills classroom in the Library, Hyannis D and Hyannis G to allow them the same interconnectivity.
- Vision software allows instructors to watch, share or control the screen and keyboard of an individual computer or any group of computers in the classroom. Instructors can project their screen display on any or all of the computers in the classroom or project any student's screen to the other screens in the classroom. The instructor can also monitor what is on any or all of the students' screens. Instructors can transfer files among any of the computers in the classroom and use the network to hand out or collect files.
- If you have never used Vision it is highly recommended that you contact the Help Desk and arrange a demonstration before you conduct your first class. The Information Technology Help Desk is located in the Open Lab, Room 116, Lyndon P. Lorusso Applied Technology Center. They can be reached by calling x4004 or by e-mail.
- Keep chalk away from the podium. The dust is detrimental to the electronics and may cause permanent damage. Do not use pens, pencils, or other objects on the podium screens. Use only the stylus supplied with (and attached to) the screens.
- If you have never used one of these rooms it is highly recommended that you contact the Help Desk and arrange a demonstration before you conduct your first class.
- The Information Technology Help Desk is located in the Open Lab, Room 116, Lyndon P. Lorusso Applied Technology Center. They can be reached by calling x4004 or by e-mail.
- The college maintains a number of computer labs for students to use to complete academic assignments and research. The computers in these labs are equipped with the Windows XP Professional operating system, the Microsoft Office 2010 suite, and many other popular applications. In addition to software, each lab has at least one laser printer, and high speed Internet access.
- The Open Computer Lab is located in the Lyndon P. Lorusso Applied Technology Center in Room 116. This lab contains 36 Dell desktop computers with CD-RW drives, and flat screen monitors with USB plugs for flash sticks. Flash sticks can be purchased at the College bookstore. There are also three computers connected to scanners. These are located on the far right wall of the room with a sign above indicating their location. This lab also has a color laser printer that can be used on a limited basis.
- See also: Additional computer labs