Technology Classrooms

The University of Maryland has a total of 326 General Purpose Classrooms on Campus. Of those, 323 are Technology Classrooms that are equipped to make it easier for faculty to use technology in their classes.  These rooms are located throughout the campus and range in size from 20 seats to 500 seats. 

In addition, several buildings (Armory, Lefrak, and Math) have AV carts that can be rolled into classrooms that don't have installed technology.

Several buildings with large concentrations of technology classrooms or carts have a support office located in the building.

Assistance in Using Technology Classrooms

If you want software to be installed on the instructor computer, please email classrooms@umd.edu.

If you want to request training in using a Technology Classroom, please use this form or email classrooms@umd.edu.

To help you use the technology, you may download a PDF version of the AV QuickGuide or the full Operation Manual that provides more detailed information of how to use the technology.  If you are teaching in PLS or HBK you may want to download the Using Dual Boot guide for the Mac mini instructor computer which has both Mac and Windows operating systems.

If you will be bringing your own equipment (such as a laptop computer), we encourage you to schedule a time to check it out prior to your class to ensure that everything works appropriately. 

Using the Card Reader Locks

Equipment is usually rack-mounted in the instructor desk, AV closet, and/or projection booth. Closets and booths, as well as some classrooms, are equipped with card reader locks that operate using the University ID card. Prior to each semester, the Scheduling Office provides a list of faculty assigned to teach in the rooms and the locks are programmed to allow faculty access to the equipment. If your ID does not work in your classroom's card reader, contact Building Security Services at 301.405.3286. If you have TA's who will be needing access, please contact the Scheduling Office at 301.314.8243.

Scheduling of Technology Classrooms

Scheduling of Technology Classrooms is handled through the normal room scheduling procedure established by the campus Scheduling Office. Faculty who need the special capability available in the Technology Classrooms should channel their requests through their usual department or college room scheduling officer.

Configuration of Technology Classrooms

The typical Technology Classroom has the following capabilities.

• LCD projector • Media control system
• Windows computer or Dual boot Mac • Closed caption decoder
• VCR/DVD/CD player Clicker receiver
• Overhead projector or document camera • Laptop cables
• Stereo program audio • Campus cable TV
• Auxiliary input panel • Data jack/wireless access

• Software list

Capture camera & mics

   

Some rooms, especially lecture halls, may have additional capabilities.

• Wireless microphone • SMART Podium
• Lectern microphone • Assistive listening system
• Dual LCD projector  
   

Older technology (slide projectors, audiocassette decks, laser disk player, 16mm film, 3/4 umatic) may be available in some rooms, or by request.

To get detailed information about the specific technologies available in every general purpose classroom, you may download the GPCTech list.

For Support

Classroom Support Office
Division of Information Technology
0125 Hornbake
Phone: 301.314.8522 
Email: classrooms@umd.edu