All Heritage classrooms are outfitted with a relatively standard set of equipment. Below is a list of the equipment available. Some rooms have additional video and audio equipment to enable distance learning programs. Feel free to have a look at this video if you’d like to familiarize yourself with the equipment in the classrooms.
Standard Equipment & Furniture
These pieces of equipment are available in every classroom on the Heritage campus.
- Podium – a podium to rest lecture notes or a laptop or tablet on.
- Computer – running the latest version of Windows 10. Pre-loaded software includes…
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft Teams
- VLC Media Player – video, audio, and DVD playback
- AirServer (see below)
- Projector – can display the computer, or another device using HDMI or VGA.
- Screens – a primary screen and the projector screen both connected to the computer.
- Speakers – all rooms have some form of external speakers. In rooms with connected classroom equipment, the speakers are controlled from the touchscreen.
- Credenza – a cabinet with the room equipment.
Microsoft Teams and Zoom
Microsoft Teams licenses are provided for all Heritage faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff. Simply login to Microsoft Teams with your Heritage ID to access your meetings and this video conferencing platform. Zoom licenses may be purchased and provisioned on a case-by-case basis by contacting the Heritage IT department. For each of these tools, make sure you Sign Out before you leave the classroom.
AirServer is a piece of software that allows us to connect a laptop, tablet, or smartphone using wireless display technology. It replicates the functionality of Apple AirPlay, Miracast for Windows, and Google Chromecast. To take advantage of this, your device must be connected to the Heritage Staff wireless network. See the IT department for access to this network.
Our connected classrooms (to date this includes classroom 102 and 201) have additional equipment for supporting classes with distance learning students.
- Camera – a camera mounted on the wall.
- TV – a large screen mounted on the wall near the camera for displaying far end video callers.
- Microphones – Most rooms have multiple microphones.
- Podium mic always wired.
- Wireless lavalier mic.
- Room mics.
- Touchscreen – A small touchscreen to control the camera, microphones, and in some rooms (201) it can control the speakers.