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Classroom Technology

About Classroom Technology Services

Pimentel AuditoriumPimentel AuditoriumThe Classroom Technology Support team supports the effective use of classroom technology in UC Berkeley's general assignment classrooms (GAC), including:

  • Help desk and Urgent response
  • Technology Orientation and Consultation
  • Audio/Visual equipment short term checkout for instructional use
  • Large Lecture Hall Technology Support
  • Video Overflow Support 
  • Accessibility
  • Visit the Classroom info Database and find out more information about the general assignment classrooms we support, including photo of the room, installed technology, and activities supported.

    If you are teaching in a non GAC but needs certain equipment to supplement your teaching, check out our Equipment Checkout and Reservation page.

    New to a classroom? We provide orientation and consultation service to help get started.

    Learn more about Classroom Technology Standards.

    Online help: instructions, tutorials, best practices and resources, and Classroom Technology Orientation video

    Other ETS Resources:

     

    FALL 2014 Semester Hours of Operation
    Monday - Thursday 8:00AM - 5:00PM Walk-In & Phone Support
    5:00PM - 8:00PM Phone Support Only
    Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM Walk-In & Phone Support
    Saturday - Sunday CLOSED

     

    Announcements

    DIY Video Production & Digital Media Support

    Flipping your class? Moving course materials online? Making video tutorials or assigning video projects to your students? ETS offers professional development workshops and micro studio production facilities to faculty and GSIs to support do it yourself media production. Find out more here http://ets.berkeley.edu/dms/ > Read more

    iclicker SSLv3 security vulnerability alert - fix available

    Due to a security vulnerability that effected iclicker software and it's integration with bCourses and bSpace ETS has configured an update to fix this problem.
    > Read more

    Recent Classroom Technology Articles

    Dwinelle 183 - The Pilot HD Classroom
    Posted August 3, 2014 | Article
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    HDMI - If you are displaying using laptop HDMI, there is no other cable needed to output audio. However, you 
    may have to go into your audio play devices and select the HDMI audio device.
    Mac: 
    Go to System Preferences > Sound > Output and select the Extron HDMI audio device
    PC: 
    Go to Control Panel > Sound > Playback and click the Extron HDMI audio device and then click Set Default
    Using the Projection screen with the New Resolution
    With the new projector Image/resolution you will not need to pull the screen down as low, leaving you with 
    more black board space. Simply pull down the screen to the desired position, lock into position as you would 
    with a window shade. Screen can be retracted by first pulling down about 4 inches, away from the wall, then 
    start the fabric up firmly and quickly.
    Blu-ray DVD Display
    Please note that you can play regular DVD using the Blu-ray player.
    1. Touch the Blu-ray DVD Player button on the touch screen
    2. Make sure the Blu-ray player is turned on; insert media and press Play using the playback controls on the 
    AMX touch screen or the top right corner of the Blu-ray player
    3. The volume control is on the AMX touch screen and labeled Program volume. There is also a mute button 
    beneath the volume slider
    VHS Playback Recommendation/Support
    VHS players are no longer being installed in new HD classrooms.
    To assist with this technology transition, ETS will loan out VHS players to faculty in need. If VHS playback is 
    essential to your class this semester, we can check out portable equipment to you and provide training on how 
    to use it. 
    If you are interested in digitizing your VHS tapes into DVDs, please contact the Media Resource Center within 
    Moffitt Library or email avmccirc@library.berkeley.edu to make an appointment or for more information.
    If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to give us a call. We would love to work with 
    you to make sure the technology upgrade has as little impact to your classes as possible.
    The installed Blu-ray player can ONLY play standard Region 1 formats.

    As part of the digital transition, Educational Technology Services (ETS) is rolling out high definition audio/visual equipment in supported General Assignment Classrooms (GAC) in the coming semesters. 

    sunset
    Posted June 11, 2014 | Article

    The "analog sunset" is the broad term being used to describe the transition to digital display technologies that is currently happening in the electronics industry. Find out how this change will impact your ability to interface with classroom technology systems.

    digital, vga
    vhs taped dvd
    Posted April 18, 2014 | Article

    Did you know that manufacturers are no longer making VCRs? Although many technology classrooms include the ability to play a VHS tape, the format is now a legacy technology. Find out what you can do today to preserve your media and ensure you can play your content tomorrow.

    video
    overhead projector
    Posted October 24, 2013 | Article

    Starting in Spring 2014, ETS will no longer provide overhead transparency projection equipment for loan and in general assignment classrooms. If you are planning on displaying transparencies, you do have a couple of options.

    Posted July 17, 2013 | Article

    Wheeler Lectern Old & NewWheeler Lectern Old & NewWheeler Auditorium is undergoing a technology upgrade that will make it a premier High Definition facility. Work is underway to replace the 25 year old analog system with a state of the art HD camera switching package for webcast.

    upgrade, Wheeler
    power point presentation
    Posted April 24, 2013 | Article

    Throughout the semester, students may be presenting materials or projects in class. To help facilitate this activity, here are some pointers that may help the technology run smoothly and efficiently.

    Mac Issue
    Posted November 13, 2012 | Article

    Update - There is a recent update available from Apple that may solve this issue. You can obtain this update by running Software Update on your computer. Details are available here - http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1609