In-person | in •  ˈpərs(ə)n |
All students are physically in the classroom with faculty member(s)


If your plan is to teach your course completely in-person, you may need to use technology found in your classroom.  In this guide, we’ll walk you through step-by-step on how to use the technology found in your classroom.  Please approach these technical instructions by knowing what you do/don’t want to do pedagogically in your class session(s).

Feel free to skip sections that don't apply to you.

Step 1: Pre-class checklist

Get ready for a class session!

Step 2:  Connect your laptop

If you have a laptop, otherwise use the computer in the classroom (most classrooms have one.  If it does not, and you do not have a laptop, please contact us.

Step 3:  Using the projector

Most classrooms have a projector, though a few have a wall-mounted display.

Step 4:  Using a document camera (AVer)

A document camera is great for showing your students physical objects, like books, specimens, and more.  Some classrooms have document cameras, many do not.  If you need a document camera, please contact us.

Step 5:  Using the wall-mounted display (alternative to projector)

A small number of classrooms have wall mounted displays instead of projectors.

Step 6:  Audio speakers (for everything but your voice)

You would think this would mean how to turn on some speakers mounted on the wall.  Surprisingly this is not so!  Instead, you'll be using the Meeting OWL.

Step 7:  Amplifying your voice (optional)

Some larger classrooms come equipped with small PA systems, made to help masked faculty to be heard by students physically present in the classroom.  If your classroom doesn't have this feature and your would like it, please contact us.

Step 8:  Using the secondary monitor (Acer)

If you've ever used or seen other people using more than one monitor with their computer, this is the same idea.  Most classrooms now have a secondary monitor to help you, in conjunction with your primary display, projector, an/or wall-mounted display.

Step 9:  Post-class checklist

You're done... almost.  This checklist will help you, your students, and the Whitman community.

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