Multimedia Classrooms: LSU Overview


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General Information

Classrooms are requested through the Registrar's Office and are funded by the LSU Student Technology Fee.  Student Technology Assistants check the classrooms on an average of 3 times per week to check out the proper operation of the installed equipment. Issues are fixed or reported to Multimedia Classroom Support for immediate repairs or replacements before the start of the next scheduled classes. In addition to weekly maintenance, all classrooms are checked during semester breaks for necessary replacements and improvements.

  •      **   IMPORTANT   **   NEW BUILDING CONSTRUCTION  **  CLASSROOM RETRO-FIT   **   PLANNING MULTIMEDIA CONSTRUCTION   **  

If your department is planning on creating Multimedia Classrooms that utilize technology, ITS NEEDS TO KNOW!!  We need to be involved in the Planning Stages.   

PLEASE READ THIS:  Multimedia Classroom Budgeting & Procurement.   
 

Multimedia Classroom Support

The Multimedia Classroom Support  team supports the University’s needs for presentation media equipment by maintaining, scheduling, and circulating equipment to all segments of the campus. 

  • Traditional Audio / Video equipment, as well as portable multimedia equipment, is available for delivery to classrooms as well as on-campus offices. Instructional assistance in the proper use of the equipment is available upon request.
     
  • All classrooms are equipped with an Overhead Projector, an Audio / Video Cart, and a Wall- or Ceiling- Mounted Projection Screen.
     

There are 219 CLASSROOMS at LSU --

  Pie chart showing the proportions

 

 


Multimedia Classrooms = 184   (85%)

Computer Classrooms = 7   (3%)

Non-Multimedia Classrooms = 26   (12%)


 

Classrooms Technical Specifications

Software on the Classroom Computers:  

View the Software List HERE.

  • List of the Availability & Location of software that is available On-Campus at LSU.
  • The Software List is sortable by Computer Labs, Classrooms & the LSU Virtual Lab.

Request New Software HERE.    

  • Specify the Audience to be:  Multimedia Classrooms.
  • Your Software Request will be reviewed for reliability & feasibility.
  • It will be considered for its potential use for the betterment of Louisiana State University.
  • Your Work Order's Status can be tracked at http://itservice.lsu.edu.

Hardware Provided in the Classrooms:

  • Desktop computer with DVD drives, VCR Player, and Document Camera.
  • Provisions for auxiliary audio and video hook-ups.
  • A 6-input source switcher/controller on the podium makes toggling between the sources and control over the projection possible.
  • LCD projector(s), Audio amplifier and speaker(s), and a wall-mounted projection screen.
  • IP devices which allow remote control and monitoring of projection systems.
     

Equipment Check-Out Program

  • Use of equipment is free of charge if it is to be used in credit courses offered On-Campus.
    • Use of equipment not associated with scheduled courses is subject to a rental charge. 
    • EQUIPMENT IS ONLY RENTED IF... there is No Academic Need for the equipment.
  • Requests for equipment should be made by calling 225.578.7622.  
    • ?Do this AT LEAST 1-Day in advance!  
    • Late requests will be honored if inventory and our delivery schedule permit.
  • The Borrower is required to sign a reservation form at the time of pick-up.
    • The Borrower is responsible for the care of the equipment while in possession.
    • The equipment and components must be returned as packaged and as indicated on the reservation form.
    • An extension on the use of the equipment may be granted based on availability.
  • Any damaged or stolen equipment should be immediately reported to our office.
     

Office Hours & Location

Multimedia Classrooms (MMC)
121 Himes Hall
225.578.7622

  • Fall & Spring Semesters:
    • Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM & Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Summer Semesters & In-Between Semesters:
    • Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
       

Find Assistance

By Phone:

  • A telephone in each classroom connects directly to Multimedia Classroom Support for reporting computer or multimedia equipment problems.
    • ITS will field computer related calls and route all equipment calls to CTSS where on-the-phone and remote control assistance will be provided.
    • A Student Technology Assistant is promptly sent to the classroom if remote assistance did not resolve the problem.
  • Schedule a Visit from a Student Technology Assistant.
     
  • Faculty and TA’s can call 578-7622 for an on-site orientation on the Multimedia Classroom Computers.  This includes instruction in the proper use of multimedia equipment in these classrooms.

Self-Help:


LSU Support & Policy Statements

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