Classrooms

Classroom Features & Photos

In an effort to make it easier to see classroom information all in one place, we have combined our classroom features and photos into the Bthere system so that faculty, staff, and students can now see all room features and room schedules in one place.

Visit Bthere.binghamton.edu to find your room, look at pictures, see the schedule, and other important information

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Classroom Technology

Binghamton University has 150+ General Purpose Classrooms and Learning Spaces on campus.  The Educational Communications Center designs and maintains all the technology deployed into these spaces.

The Design Process

The Educational Communications Center has partnered with Physical Facilities, the Registrar's office, the Office for Course Building and Space Management, as well as key members of each school on campus to create the Learning Environment Committee.  The mission of the Learning Environment Committee is to help steer the design and deployment process in classrooms in conjunction with the needs/expectations of the faculty.  The committee works diligently to come up with proper standards with a mindset focused on accessibility, ease of use, variety of function, support capability, and cost.  With the Educational Communications Center's guidance, the Learning Environment Committee has come up with 3 room tiers and the associated technology contained in each.


Classroom Technology Tiers

Laptop Ready

70% of the classrooms on campus are "Laptop Ready". These spaces allow a user to plug a laptop into the projection system in the room. 

Each Laptop Ready room contains:
• Ceiling installed projector pointing to a retractable screen
• HDMI and VGA connections for a laptop
• Document Camera
• DVD / Blu-ray Player (in most rooms)
• Sound System to provide audio for all devices

Laptop ready rooms also contain the Extron Medialink user control system. This is an intuitive user interface system for the technology in the room. The Extron controller allows users to turn on the projector, select their input source, control sound, and control the BluRay player.

Multimedia

Multimedia rooms on campus are high functionality spaces. These spaces typically contain two projectors and two screens allowing users to utilize two sources at once. 

Each Multimedia room contains: 
• Ceiling installed projector(s) pointing to a retractable screen(s)
• HDMI and VGA connections for a laptop
• Windows-based PC
• Apple Mac Computer (in some locations)
• Document Camera
• DVD / Blu-ray Player (in most rooms)
• Wireless lapel microphone
• Sound System to provide audio for all devices

Multimedia classrooms also contain the Extron Touch Panel user control system. This is an intuitive user interface system for the technology in the room. The Extron Touch Panel allows users to turn on the projector, select their source input, select their screen destination, control sound, and control the BluRay player.

Learning Studio

Learning Studio classrooms are unique "one off" spaces usually designed with specific pedagogies or experiences in mind.  These can be group work set up, active learning, web-conferencing enabled, wireless sharing, etc. Reach out to the Center for Learning and Teaching for more information on booking a Learning Studio for your class.