This site was created as a resource for
UW Madison instructors who use the General Assignment Classrooms with
Listed to the left are links to pages which contain information related to
instructional technology and presentation topics. We hope that the
information contained within these pages will help you become a better
presenter and, in effect, a better educator.
for all AV users, this is how to get a passcode
-AV Open House Schedule
Pick up keys, test your laptop computer, practice in a classroom, ask
Your Passcode Our passcode database system requires ALL passcodes
to be at least 6 digits long. The system automatically updated
EVERY 4 or 5 digit log-in to 6 digits when it went
live in 2014. PLEASE CHECK YOUR PASSCODE! If
you cannot remember your AV system passcode, or are unsure if you have a
passcode, click this link.
You will need your UW NetID.
-Wireless Video connection available in
select rooms In some rooms you can projector content from your smart
phone, tablet or laptop without wires or adapters! You will have to install
an app on your device, please read and follow the directions before
attempting to use the wireless video connection.
-Lecture Capture available in select rooms
Starting July 1 2015, all Lecture Capture videos will be uploaded
to Kaltura MediaSpace
only. No notification emails will be generated. Visit https://mediaspace.wisc.edu/ for
more information about Kaltura MediaSpace.
-Digital Laptop video inputs available
in select rooms
-Term 1162 General Assignment
Sterling Hall collaborative learning
Sterling Hall Collaborative Learning Classrooms (CLC) are available for
instruction. Each CLC has six teaching and learning pods (large tables
with moveable seating). Click here
for more information.
Troubleshooting Document for Sterling 2301, 2425, 3425
Information about Sterling 2301, 2425, 3425
Attention Instructors using VHS
VHS machines have reached the end of their life-cycle. We are no
longer installing VHS players in new classrooms. Existing VHS
players will not be replaced when they fail. We recommend that you transfer
videotapes to digital video files (MP4s) or DVDs. We strongly advise
instructors to convert all VHS tapes used in the classroom.
Macs running Windows!
Because of the difference in
keyboards, many people are having problems getting an external video signal
out of a Mac laptop running Windows. If you will be using a Mac
laptop running Windows, be sure you know how to access the display
settings. This can be very difficult to troubleshoot over the phone
and most often requires support staff to be dispatched to the room, which
takes up valuable class time.
computers with digital inputs (HDMI)!
Some new laptop computers do not have a
VGA video port, instead they have digital output. Some of our classrooms
can accept a computer with digital output. More information can be found here.
Please verify that your laptop has the correct ports to work in your
scheduled classroom. You may need to provide your own adapter; we do not
provide adapters. Please contact
us with any questions.
This is an Analog video or VGA connection
This is a Digital video or HDMI connection
The rooms included in these web pages are General Assignment Classrooms,
meaning they are managed by the Space
Management Office but scheduled by Curricular
Services (262-6345). There are many other Instructional Technology
classrooms that are departmentally controlled and are not included in these
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