Audio-Visual Equipment

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The department has the following equipment available to use for teaching and other presentations:

  • Computer Presentation Projector: The department has compact, light weight projectors that can be connected to the video output of almost any notebook computer. It can be signed out from the Math Library. You will need your student or staff ID. If you are going to use this, it would be a wise idea to try it in advance, both to make sure it works properly with your computer (very likely) and to see how you will have to rearrange the furniture in your classroom (also very likely!). The math library also has an assortment of VGA video cables which can be used to connect a PC, Macintosh computer or iPad to a projector. One of the projectors has built in speakers and a DVD player. It also has two microphones which can be connected to it.
  • Digital Camera: A digital camera is available for departmental use. Send e-mail to if you want to use it.
  • Electronic Lecture Halls: Rooms B102, B130, B223, B231, B239.

The rooms have conventional chalkboards but everything else is controlled through a touch panel on the stage. The screens are arranged so that you can project images, e.g. computer output, that your students can see at the same time that they see you and your writing on the chalkboards. You can control basic lighting, and use the chalkboards, with little special knowledge.

(The Receptionist has a one-page write-up on how to do this.)

If you wish to do anything more (including using the microphone) you should attend the introductory session that you will be invited to if you are scheduled to teach in this room. You will need a passcode and a key to use the audio/visual system. The equipment includes a projector mounted to the ceiling that can project computer output, video tapes, DVDs, and the output from the document camera.

The document camera can be used with traditional transparencies as well as printed or hand-written material on paper, or sections from books or journals. To get a key and passcode, please contact classroom media Support (Derek Dombrowski) at 265-9697.

NOTE: The equipment does not include a computer: If you wish to use a computer in this room you are expected to bring in a notebook computer and connect it to the equipment in the console.

Rooms B223 and B231 are equipped similarly to B102 and B130, except that they do not have microphones. There are tutorial sessions and Derek is the resource.

  • High-tech Rooms: Classrooms B102, B130, B223, B231, B239 have additional special equipment. You will need both a key and passcode to use this equipment. High-tech rooms also can project videotapes & DVDs using built-in equipment. Also see for more information specific to these classrooms. If you have any questions, contact Derek.
  • Microphones and PA Systems: The large lecture halls (B102 and B130) have amplifiers and microphones to assist you in being heard by the several hundred students who may be in classes in these rooms. In each case the microphone is kept in the locked equipment cabinet on the stage of the lecture room.  See the section on high-tech rooms.
  • Other Equipment: Videotaping equipment, audio tape/ CD players, and other items are available from a couple of campus resources: The LSS (Learning Support Services) office of the College of Letters and Science ( and DoIT (Division of Information Technology) ( Many items from LSS are free, most from DoIT have to be paid for. See DoIT’s website to arrange this.
  • Overhead Projectors: Several portable overhead projectors are available from the Receptionist. (The overhead projectors are the old-fashioned kind, not computer projectors.) Please reserve projectors in a timely fashion rather than assuming one will be available at the last minute. There is also a portable overhead projector in the storage closet (room 905) on the 9th floor which is convenient for use in the seminar rooms. The small lecture hall B239 has a permanently installed overhead projector.
  • Lecture halls B102, B130 and classrooms B223, B231 have electronic equipment which includes a “document camera” that replaces an overhead projector. The document camera can project from traditional transparencies or from written or printed material on non-transparent media. See the section on high-tech rooms. Equipment in the 4 rooms listed above is maintained by the University. Contact the Classroom Media Support Specialist, Derek Dombrowski, tel: 5-9697 for service.
  • Slide Projector: A Kodak Carousel projector for mounted 35mm slides is available in room B128. The sign-out sheet is in room 213.
  • B107: A High-Tech Classroom is maintained by the Math Dept. This classroom has 20 computer workstations (PCs running Windows 2000), each of which can be shared by two students. It also has a computer at the front of the room for the instructor, and a projector so that students can see what is on the instructor’s screen. The students’ and instructor’s computers are connected to the internet. There are two printers in the room and accessible from any of the computers. (One of the printers is a color printer.) There is a whiteboard, much of which is usable even while projecting computer output. Software available in B107 includes: Windows: MS Office (Word, Excel, Access), Matlab, Maple. Linux: Matlab, Maple. The Utility key allows access to this room. Please do not assume the room will be available on demand. Check ahead and sign up in Room 220! If you will be using it regularly for an extended period you can reserve it, e.g. for a certain time every Monday and Wednesday all semester, or you can sign up to use the room for just certain specified times. For technical information, see the Computer Administrator. For room reservations, see Sharon Paulson in 220 Van Vleck.