Classroom Services

With a central control room we can remotely address many common issues that arise in the classroom. Need someone to come in person?  Please contact IT Academic Technologies at 919-730-9108 so someone can assist you as quickly as possible.  We can work with you ahead of time to ensure the highest success. We provide a variety of audio and visual equipment to meet instructional and presentation needs. The McColl Building has 18 centrally managed classrooms, 388 seat Koury Auditorium and a wide variety of meeting spaces and study rooms available to faculty and students. With all that, we continue to explore and develop more options for teaching, learning and collaboration.

Turning Point

Our Turning Point Audience Response System allows students to actively participate in classes and presentations. Faculty can gauge learning on the fly with in-class feedback and display anonymous results in real time.

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere, a web based polling solution, is the campus app for polling; clickers are not required. Students can submit responses via web browser, mobile app or text message; student ONYEN login is required for polls that are not anonymous. Check out Poll Everywhere.

Guest speakers

From visiting lecturers to distinguished alumni to world leaders, the Academic Technology Team can ensure your guest has what they need. From onsite presentations with the ability to stream to overflow rooms, to bringing a speaker to your class via web conferencing, let us help.

Lecture Capture and Classroom Recordings

Having your lectures recorded and available online is not only useful, but extremely easy to do. Each of our 18 supported classrooms are equipped with front and rear cameras with built-in microphones that can be used to capture a lecture, stream your class or record content for remote delivery. We have Panopto lecture capture software installed and integrated in all Canvas courses. Requests for classroom recordings can be submitted from the following forms:
  1. Faculty Request for Recording a Course
  2. Student Request for Individual Class Recording

Panopto

We use Panopto to record classes in McColl. Panopto has been named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content Management. Panopto is the only video platform that provides universities with integrated video recording, live streaming, and video management and inside view search. Our core MBA classes are recorded automatically and other classes can be recorded via a request form from faculty or programs. Students can request to record individual lectures with permission from faculty.

Camtasia

From a quick video demos to extensive video projects, Camtasia has all the editing tools for individuals to create the great video content you need to get the job done. Camtasia is a powerful, yet easy to use screen recorder. Quickly record your webcam or screen, engage your viewers with a variety of effects, and easily share your videos to anyone, anywhere.

Other products

Your desktop or laptop webcam can be used with a number of different programs such as Skype, Google Hangouts, Adobe Connect, Bluejeans to facilitate a video conferencing session for distance education or online collaboration. A few of these applications are already installed on the classroom computer. If you would like to use a program that is not already installed please let us know.

New Classroom Technology

Faculty are increasingly integrating technology into our classrooms and students are expecting an up to date classroom experience. Many studies conclude that faculty members continue to find ways to use technology that benefit both their fields of study and improving student learning. As newer technologies become increasingly more popular, a desire to incorporate them as learning tools will begin to mount in the name of good “instructional technology” practices. Staff in Academic Technology continue to bring known technology through our Lunch and Learn series where faculty share their approaches to introduce new technology. Staff also research emerging technology while attending national conferences, online seminars and consulting with peer Business Schools.

Lunch and Learn

Lunch time sessions coordinated by Academic Technology where faculty share with other faculty their approaches to use of newer technologies.

LinkedIn Learning

Learn how to use many of the common software packages on your time with this free service. http://software.sites.unc.edu/linkedin/

Technology in Education

Joint sessions where Academic Technology share new technology and allow hands-on time to learn more about it. Additionally one-one appointments can be scheduled as well.
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What is Panopto?

Panopto is a lecture-capture device that records audio and video and allows course materials to be available on-demand to students.  Panopto captures what is being shown through the projector and also captures audio and video from the in-room camera. All this can be seen through a link from Panopto.

What if I have an outside speaker that wants to watch his presentation?

If you fill out the form for recording a class with ample time (2 business days notice) we can send you a link you can share with the outside speaker. The speaker will not need to log in to a system to view it.

Will I need to load anything special on my computer to view the Panopto video?

No, the only thing you will need to have a internet connection since it is web based.

How long will the classes recorded through Panopto be available?

Indefinitely; however, that could change from department to department.

Will my students stop coming to class because of Panopto?

No, Panopto is not a substitute for attending class.