Phased upgrade to Windows 10 with touch-enabled monitors at the lectern.
The pen-enabled annotation monitors installed in iDesign technology classrooms have been disconintued by the manufacturer. Lack of product support, along with ITS's move toward Windows 10, has neccessitated our transition to touch monitors in classrooms. Annotation will still be available using Microsoft Ink, and the new monitors feature multi-touch capability (scroll, zoom, etc. just like a smart phone or tablet).
The first classrooms to receive these monitors will be iDesign Standard Classrooms in Armstrong, BUE, and Hodges. Other iDesign classrooms will have this installed during the winter break.
Over the last nine months, 18 new Plug-N-Play classrooms have been installed on the WVU Downtown campus. There are now 12 in Hodges Hall, 3 in Clark Hall, and 3 in Chitwood Hall. For a full list of these classrooms, as well as a guide on how to use them, please visit our Classrooms page.
Also new for Fall 2017 are two HD technology classrooms in Armstrong Hall (rooms 315 and 422), as well as HD upgrades to two existing iDesign technology classrooms.
Sony's Professional Solutions for Education will visit West Virginia University Friday, Oct. 28 in Room 4004 in the new Agricultural Sciences Building to demonstrate the latest classroom technology. There will be a presentation at 10 AM that will be repeated at 1 PM with hands-on time at 11:00. Faculty and staff can stop by to see the latest projection technology, robotic cameras, as well as learn about displays, audio solutions, archiving and video production.
Below is a list of equipment scheduled to be shown.
Newly Upgraded Instructional Technology Auditoriums, New Building with Technology Classrooms
The Fall 2016 semester will usher in a new Agricultural Sciences Building on WVU's Evansdale Campus. Inside will be six new GPC's (centrally scheduled and managed 'General Purpose Classrooms') with up-to-date instructional technology systems for University-wide use.
Also, three existing iDesign auditoriums are being upgraded to have the latest digital technology available for Fall semester classes.
More information is available on our Renovations web page.
Wireless Microphone Upgrades
Due to technology advancements, as well as changing radio frequency allocations by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), new wireless microphone systems are being installed into iDesign classooms across the Morgantown campuses this summer. The new systems have better performance with avoiding interference, are more efficient, and the transmitters take two AA batteries instead of the more expensive 9-volt battery.