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Classroom Technology

About Classroom Technology Services

Pimentel AuditoriumPimentel AuditoriumETS professional staff understand the instructional possibilities of technology. We provide reliable resources and technical support to the UCB campus. Working with faculty, staff and students, we promote innovative ways to implement these modern tools into your teaching.

Monday August 18 - Wednesday August 27
DW 44 front desk will be open by appointment only.  Please call ahead to schedule.

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

Using Clickers (Audience Response Systems)?

Whether your new to using clickers, using bCourses for the first time or just need more info, get up-to-date help, integrated software and instructional guides from ETS. > Read more

Do-It-Yourself Video Services

If you are thinking about flipping your classroom or creating supplemental video materials for your instruction, the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Micro Studio can you integrate these ready-to-use technologies quickly into your classroom experience. Join us for a video workshop to learn how to create your own content.
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Recent Classroom Technology Articles

Dwinelle 183 - The Pilot HD Classroom
Posted August 3, 2014 | Article
system.
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
Posted July 2, 2013 | Article

Over the past 3 years, ETS has experienced a steady decline in the demand for and volume of videoconferencing services. As a result, ETS has determined that we can no longer provide facilities-based videoconferencing services to the campus, effective July 1st, 2013.

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.