Standard Furniture Layouts
CLS Instructors are free to rearrange the furniture in the rooms during class but are required to return the furniture to the standard layout for the next class.
- BioSciences West Room 301 (112 students)
- Chavez Room 307 (30 students)
- Education Rm 353 (92 students)
- Engineering Rm 304 (24 students)
- Harvill Rm 404 (72 students)
- ILC Rm 137 (60 students)
- ILC Rm 141 (60 students)
- Science-Engineering Library Rm 200S (264 students)
- Social Sciences Rm 206 (60 students)
All instructors should show the Welcome video during the first day of class. Alternatively, instructors may provide the link and ask students to view the video before classes begin.
Custom videos are available for the following rooms:
Collaborative Learning Spaces Guide
The Collaborative Learning Spaces Guide provides useful information for instructors who teach in the rooms as well as staff who support the rooms.
Doceri in Large CLSs
Doceri is an application that allows the instructor to control the desktop from an iPad. The following rooms are equipped with an iPad and Doceri:
- BioSciences West Rm 301
- Education Rm 353
- Gittings Rm 201
- ILC Rm 137/141
- Science-Engineering Library Rm 200SW
The iPad is stored in a locked drawer in the equipment rack in each room. Instructors assigned to the room will receive instructors regarding the key prior to the start of the semester. Instructors interested in using Doceri may want to contact Classroom Technology Services, 621-3852, for assistance with the application. The below link provides some basic information about the application:
Crowd Mics in Science-Engineering Library Rm 200SW
Crowd Mics, an innovative web-based application, addresses the need for classroom-wide communications. The product allows students and other participants to use their mobile devices as microphones on the room audio system. It also allows them to text questions or comments to the instructor/moderator and provides a simple polling application for instructors.
For more information, please visit the following links:
Video: Overview of Crowd Mics (42 sec)
This brief video provides an overview of the Crowd Mics features which allow students to:
- Use mobile devices to act as microphones connected to the room audio system
- Text questions or comments to the instructor or moderator
- Respond to simple polls created by the instructor
This annotated video provides the basic instructions for Crowd Mics provided by the developer as well as embedded annotations with specific instructions for this particular room (UA Science-Engineering Library Rm 200SW).
Hard copies of this one-page reference sheet are posted in Science-Engineering Library Rm 200SW for instructors and others to reference when setting up Crowd Mics for use.
This guide includes the Moderator User Guide provided by Crowd Mics as well as specific information about the implementation in Science-Engineering Library Rm 200SW.
CatchBox in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Room S212
A product called CatchBox has replaced the traditional handheld microphone in AME S212.
The CatchBox is a padded styrofoam box with a built-in microphone and a lavalier transmitter enclosed. It ties directly into the room audio system so the quality of the audio is equivalent to the audio from the instructor’s microphone. The CatchBox is designed to be thrown around the room, which has the obvious advantage of getting to the students more quickly than a traditional handheld microphone.
Tips for Instructors
- Classroom Technology Services (CTS) ensures that the CatchBox batteries are charged and the two internal switches are turned on before the first class of the day.
- The microphone remains in the "on" position throughout the day.
- At the end of the day, Engineering IT secures the CatchBox in the locked room adjacent to the classroom.
- If you experience problems with the CatchBox, please contact CTS at 621-3852.