Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC)
Many of the classrooms on campus are electronic or “smart” classrooms that have built-in multimedia equipment – Projector (ceiling mounted), Computer, Document Camera, DVD player and more. You do not need to order equipment in advance if the technology you need is already in the classroom. To find out if a classroom has the equipment you need, first select a building from the right hand side bar, then locate the classroom number from within that list.
***Documentation and User Guides***
While there are different types of “smart” classrooms, below is some of the equipment you will find. For more details on specific features and instructions on using the equipment, please refer to individual rooms (accessed via building links above).
|User Guides for Smart Classrooms|
LCD Projector – usually mounted from the ceiling, the projector displays the images from computer and video equipment so that your whole class can see them.
PC – the computer has the basic Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access) as well as Internet connectivity through Baruch’s high-speed network. You can also use the PC to play audio CDs and DVDs.
VCR – just like a home VCR, allows you to play videotapes. You can also connect video signals from other equipment, like the TI-89 graphing calculator (You’ll need a special adapter for this).
Document Camera – The document camera can be used instead of an overhead projector, but allows you to show much more than just transparencies – any solid object will work. You can show a page from a book, a plant specimen, or a piece of equipment.
Sound System – in some of the smaller rooms, there are speakers for the VCR and PC audio. Many larger rooms also feature fixed and wireless microphones so the entire class can easily hear you.