Projector mounted on ceiling and presentation screen lowered at front. Rows of student desks facing screen.

Data Projector and Screen

Each classroom that is outfitted with a data projector (1) is paired with a screen or projectable surface (2). Instructors or students can connect to the projector and present information to others on the screen.

Podium with computer, document camera, set of microphones and lighting control.


Podiums contain the audio-visual equipment or controls necessary for instructors and students to present material using the data projector or digital screen. At most podiums, instructors can control the audio/sound levels in the room and video input of their presentation.

(1) A full podium, which in this case showcases a computer, document camera, touch panel for room controls, and instructor and student microphones. Please note that not all full podiums include computers.

(2) A wall (palm) podium, which includes a connection port and controls for audio and video.

Handheld and lapel microphones

Handheld and Lapel Microphones

A handheld microphone, which an individual holds to amplify their voice. Most useful for instructors who do not need their hands free when presenting. The handheld microphone can also passed around the room for students to respond to questions when there is no student Catchbox.

A lapel microphone (also known as a LAV, lavalier or instructor microphone) includes an audio pack and a clip to be fixed to clothing as an individual presents. The setup allows for an individual to have their hands free when presenting while still having their voice amplified.

Full Podium with Document Camera

Document Camera

A document camera projects the surface beneath it through the data projector. This is particularly useful for individuals who seek to use short, written examples or illustrate points in a presentation by manipulating small objects or photographs. It allows the audience to see a small surface on the larger classroom screen.

(1) A full podium with a computer to provide access to technology in the classroom.

(2) A document camera which can magnify objects and display them using the data projector.

Lecture capture connection

Lecture Capture

Lecture Capture technology allows instructors to capture the images or presentation displayed on the projector in the classroom, along with the audio captured by the instructor microphone. By inserting a USB stick into the console, instructors can save the lecture capture recording for their use in the course (ie. to upload to onQ for students to access). 

Find a quick tutorial on using the lecture capture system in the Classroom Technology section.

Airmedia screen


Crestron AirMedia is a wireless presentation software which allows instructors and/or students to present wirelessly from their laptop to the classroom projector(s) or digital screen. 

To present using AirMedia, select the AirMedia option on the control panel (if available in your classroom) and follow the instructions and IP address/Code that appear on the screen.

Different connection types for laptops.

Laptop Connection Types

There are a variety of different laptop connections that might be required to connect to the classroom technology. The most frequent connection types are:

HDMI, VGA, or Mini-Display Port

You can find information on what connection type is available in specific classrooms by locating the building and classroom under the main classroom menu above.

Portable seats with tablet arms attached.

Flexible Seating

Flexible seating (FS) chairs afford students and instructors the opportunity to change the layout of the room to best accommodate for collaborative or interactive activities. These chairs feature tablet arms that students can use as a writing surface.

Loose chairs with castors (wheels)

Loose Chairs with Castors

Loose chairs with castors (wheels) allow for more flexibility in organizing students in the classroom. These chairs assist students with movement around the classroom for collaborative activities.

Auditorium seats with table arm

Auditorium Seats with Table Arm

Auditorium seats are fixed-position chairs with a seat that folds out for students to sit. This seat type is most common in our large lecture hall or auditorium classrooms on campus. Some classrooms have auditorium seats in a variety of sizes. This chair type is associated with tablet writing surfaces for students.

Tablets allow students to have access to a writing surface when there is no table in front of their seat. These are more frequently fold-out or swing-style tablet arms in large lecture halls and auditoriums.

Height adjustable podium.

Accessible Podium

Accessible podiums come in many configurations to facilitate different classroom spaces.

(1) An accessible podium provides access to laptop connections at a wheelchair-accessible height.

(2) A height-adjustable podium allows for full connectivity and use of all technology on the podium surface with improved accessibility. Instructors can electrically adjust the height of the podium using the "up" and "down" arrows to suit their preferred height. 

Moveable tables with castors (wheels)

Moveable Table with Castors

These movable tables with castors (wheels) allow for temporary adjustments in classroom layouts for collaborative or interactive teaching. Students and instructors can move the tables to facilitate new orientations that promote engagement and team-based learning.