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
-Check Your Passcode
Your passcode may have been changed in summer 2014. Our
new 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 this summer.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR PASSCODE! If you cannot remember your AV system
passcode, or are unsure if you have a passcode, click this
will need your UW NetID.
-Lecture Capture available in
select rooms For spring 2015, all Lecture Capture videos will be
uploaded to both the current DoIT Media servers AND Kaltura
https://mediaspace.wisc.edu/ for more information about Kaltura
-Digital Laptop video inputs
available in select rooms
-Term 1152 General
Assignment Classroom list
Sterling Hall collaborative learning spaces
Three Sterling Hall Collaborative Learning
Classrooms (CLC) are available for instruction. Each CLC has
six teaching and learning pods (large tables with moveable
here for more information.
-Laptop Troubleshooting Document
for Sterling 2301, 2425, 3425
Information about Sterling 2301, 2425, 3425
Attention Instructors using
VHS machines have reached the end of their life-cycle.
Starting in 2015, we will not install VHS players in new
classrooms. Existing VHS players will not be replaced when they
fail. We recommend that
you begin transferring videotapes to DVD or other digital
formats. We strongly advise instructors to
digitize all VHS tapes used in
the classroom. The DMC provides digitization services
at no cost to UW-Madison instructors,
although you must supply the digital media
(DVD, flash drive, etc.) used in the transfer process. Check
http://dmc.wisc.edu for more information or contact the DMC at
firstname.lastname@example.org. It is best to review the policies or speak
with someone at the DMC before dropping by.
Warning about 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.
Warning about 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
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 web pages.
Some pages on this site require
Acrobat Reader or
These pages best viewed with
Microsoft Internet Explorer