[EMAIL] Spring 2020 ETS Semester Start Announcements

January 14, 2020

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Welcome to Spring 2020!

The ETS Classroom Technology Support team is here to help with all your classroom AV-related needs!

BOOK A CLASSROOM ORIENTATION

New to your classroom? Want a refresher on the classroom AV? Book an AV orientation with an ETS staff member here! Orientations for Spring 2020 will be conducted January 13th - January 17th. Due to staffing constraints, we are unable to schedule in-class orientations during the first two weeks of instruction, so please plan accordingly. 

If you are scheduled in Wheeler Auditorium or Pimentel Hall, you will soon receive or may have already received an email from the ETS Point Person. Please reply to that email to schedule an orientation in these spaces.

CLASSROOM/LAPTOP COMPATIBILITY: ADAPTERS

While all GA classrooms have adapters installed to assist with connecting multiple devices, we recommend you  confirm what adapter, if any, your device uses to connect for display.Check here to see if your classroom is equipped with a compatible adapter.  Many of the newest computer models use USB-C to connect, which is now installed in all of our GA classrooms.

You may also check out an adapter from ETS on a temporary (two weeks maximum) loan, inventory permitting. Some classrooms do not have an HDMI connection, so a VGA adapter may need to be acquired. Feel free to submit a request for an adapter here, or stop by the Academic Innovation Studio (AIS)  M-F 8am - 5 pm to check one out. The AIS is located in Room 117 on the D level of Dwinelle Hall.

USING A VIDEO CASSETTE?

Many rooms still have VCRs installed in the standard classroom AV black box. While you may be able to play a tape in the installed VCR, ETS recommends that you digitize your tapes and preserve them with a more modern media format since VCR players and tapes can degrade over time and become unreliable. The Moffitt Media Resources Center can assist in this process-- read about the other ways you can preserve your media here

Feel free to give us a call at 510-643-8637 with any additional questions or for support if you encounter any issues with AV in your classroom!