What are University Hybrid Technology Classrooms?
University hybrid technology classrooms are classrooms that are optimized for use in courses that have both online and in-person parts (hybrid courses). These classrooms are equipped with integrated, HD cameras that can pan, tilt, and zoom to meet the specific needs of each lecture.
Compatibility with Zoom is a top priority in the university hybrid technology classroom design. In addition to cameras, each classroom features echo-cancelling technology that enables students to ask and answer questions, whether they are physically in the room or over Zoom.
Training and Support
Training is available via one-on-one instruction, group demos, and through a variety of on-demand sources, as listed below.
Resources and Information
- University Hybrid Technology Classroom Quick Reference
- University Hybrid Technology Classroom - full manual
- Demonstration of University Hybrid Technology Classroom Hybrid Tech Cart Video Demo from July 16, 2020
- University Hybrid Technology Classroom - Frequently Asked Questions
Zoom is a videoconferencing application that allows students to participate in hybrid technology classrooms over the internet. It is the primary tool used across MSU for remote learning.
A built-in whiteboard application is provided in Zoom and can be accessed by clicking “Share Screen” and selecting “Whiteboard.”
University hybrid technology classrooms have touch-enabled monitors allow instructors to draw on this digital whiteboard using a finger or stylus.
The following video provides training for new users and instructions, including how to prepare Zoom for your course, share and present, use the whiteboard feature, and more: https://go.msu.edu/zoomtraining.
For immediate support by a classroom technology technician, please contact the IT Service Desk at (517) 432-6200.
The MSU IT Service Desk can also address all questions, concerns, and help set up training sessions.