Updating Classroom Spaces for Hybrid and Virtual Course Delivery
University of Findlay is gearing up for the fall semester to begin with additional training for faculty and staff on hybrid and online course delivery. Throughout this summer, planning for multiple course delivery options has been a high priority to ensure students receive the absolute best education.
The University’s Academic Technology Services (ATS) and Information Technology Services (ITS) have been working diligently to ensure every classroom is outfitted with a monitor that contains a camera, microphone, and speaker. This will enable instructors to easily use Zoom in the classroom so students attending class remotely can get the same “live” experience they would if they attended in person.
Additionally, approximately 60 classrooms will be fitted with a Poly Studio; a device that resembles a television sound bar that includes a camera, microphone, and speakers. This will allow students working remotely to interact with others in the classroom in addition to the professor.
The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is working closely with ATS and ITS to provide faculty and staff training on these hybrid spaces and is offering recorded video walkthroughs, group demonstrations, and individualized demonstrations.
While the world is working to recover from the impacts of COVID-19, the University of Findlay is doing everything possible to maintain a healthy environment for the campus community. The University takes pride in providing students, parents, faculty, and staff a safe environment, quality education, and positive experiences to last a lifetime.