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Simmons Classroom Features and Technology
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Classrooms, event spaces and meeting rooms at Simmons have varying equipment configurations. If you are teaching in a specific classroom or planning a meeting or presentation, you can consult the following table to find out which technology is available.

If you have specific questions about classroom technology or would like to make a request, contact the Service Desk at servicedesk.simmons.edu or (617) 521-2222.

Rooms with Standard Classroom Equipment

Most classrooms have the following basic equipment available to faculty and students:

  • Video projector and screen
  • Windows OS or Mac OS computer
  • A laptop VGA connection and a 3.5mm audio cable. Note that if you have a Mac you will need an adapter to use this connection. Display adapters can be purchased from a computer/electronics store and are available for check out at the Technology Support Center (LEF-331).
  • DVD player

Main Campus
Building*C
Main Campus
Building*E
Main Campus
Building*W
Lefavour Hall
Palace Road
Building
Park Science
Building
School of
Management
 C101 *  E207 (W)  W201 (W)  L003 (M)
 P113 (DB)  S109 *  M101 (W)
 C103 *  E209 (W)  W203 (W)  L004 *
 P206 (W)  S110 (DB)  M104 (W)
 C104 (W)  E305 (W)  W205 (W)  L005 *  P207 (M)  S119 (DB)  M105 (M)
 C105 (W)    W206 (W)  L006 (M)  P208 (W)  S150 (W)  M201 (W)
 C106 (W)    W001 (W)  L007 *  P210 (DB)  S183 (DB)  M202 (W)
 C120 (W)      L008 (DB)  P213 (DB)  S222 (W)  M222 (DB)
 C124 Special Functions Room (W)      L012 (W)  P308 (W)  S251A (W)  M223 (DB)
 C302 (W)
     L225 (W)  P406 (W)  S251B (W)  M301 (W)
 C308 (W)      L305 *  P410 (W)  S315 (W)  M501 (W)
 C311 (DB)      L316 *  P413 (W)  S323 (W)  M502 (W)
 C318 (W)      L325 (M)  P415 (W)  S337 (W)  
 C415 (DB)        P304E (W)  S337 (W)  
 C416 (DB)          S410 (W)  
           S411 (W)  
           S423 (W)
 
           S409A (W)
 
      S331 (W)
 
      S413 (M) 
      S415 (M) 
      S417 (M) 
      S430 (M) 
       

(DB) Indicates computer in room is a "dual boot" computer and has both the Windows and Mac OS installed,
In rooms with a "dual boot" computer, the machine must be restarted to switch operating systems. To do so, shut down the machine entirely and restart it. When it starts up you will have the option to choose either Windows or Mac OS.

* Indicates the room has two separate computers connected to the monitor and projector, one of which is PC and the other Mac.
In rooms with two separate computers, the keyboard and monitor may be shared between the two computers. To switch between the two computers there is a switch or button for which there should be instructions on the podium.

(W) Indicates computer in room is Windows

(M) Indicates computer in room in Mac

Rooms with Advanced Classroom Equipment

Some classrooms have additional equipment available in addition to the standard classroom equipment, but for much of the equipment, a media request must be completed so that Technology Services may deliver and/or set up the equipment. Please visit servicedesk.simmons.edu to make a request. Additional equipment may include:

  • Wireless microphones
  • Video recording
  • Document camera
  • Audio Conferencing
  • Videoconferencing

If you need any of this equipment in classrooms that do not currently have that feature as listed below, such as wired or wireless microphones, document cameras, audio conferencing, etc., please visit servicedesk.simmons.edu and we will do our best to assist you.

Classroom Wireless Microphones Video Recording Document Camera Audio Conferencing Videoconferencing
 C101* Yes, request only
  Yes


 C103* Yes, request only   Yes


 S119* Yes, request only
Yes


 S183* Yes, request only    Yes

 M101*
Yes, request only    Yes, request only Yes, request only
 M104*
Yes, request only
Yes, request only Yes, request only
 M105*
Yes, request only
Yes, request only Yes, request only
 M201* Yes, request only    Yes, request only Yes, request only
 M202 (W)
Yes, request only
Yes, request only Yes, request only
 M222*  Yes, request only Yes, request only  Yes, request only Yes
Yes, request only
 M223*  Yes, request only    Yes, request only Yes

 M301*  Yes, request only    Yes, request only Yes, request only
 P206 (W)


Yes, request only Yes, request only
 P207 (M)


Yes, request only Yes, request only
 P210 (W)


Yes, request only Yes, request only
 P213*      Yes, request only  Yes, request only  
 P413      Yes, request only  Yes, request only  

VHS playback in Classrooms

Simmons has discontinued the installation and deployment  of VHS players and this feature is unavailable in newly upgraded classrooms. Please visit the following link for a more detailed explanation and alternatives. VCR and VHS Format


Audio Conferencing, Web Conferencing and Content Capture

Audio conferencing, web conferencing and content capture is available in most classrooms and meeting rooms by request. Examples of web conferencing include GoToMeeting, WebEx and  Skype. Note that even if you bring your own laptop, addition audio and video equipment may be needed.


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