Classrooms in VMH - Interactive map of VMH

The main teaching classrooms are all equipped with a permanent computer at the instructor's desk, overhead video projector, VCR, ceiling mounted stereo speakers, and audio/video controls. 

Immediate support for help with classroom equipment may be obtained by pressing the "Call for Assistance" button on the control panel, or by contacting the AV control room in 1530A at x55213, or the Helpdesk at x52269.
AV control

Questions and other assistance not immediate in nature may be emailed to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu

Standard Classroom Equipment

  1. Easy to use Crestron touch panel control on Instructor Desk (VMH Guide) (North Wing guide)
  2. "Call for Assistance" button in the Crestron panel interface - links to live help in 1530A
  3. A networked computer with high speed internet access
  4. Ceiling mounted projector
  5. AV rack with DVD, VCR and installed sound system
  6. Laptop interface jack
  7. Document camera (Basic Tutorial)
  8. Campus cable TV
  9. Wireless Internet access for student laptops

Computer classrooms, 1311 and 2203 have software that allows the Instructor to control student computers.  SMART Sync can do things like block the Internet, poll the class, broadcast the Instructor's screen to everyone, or project a student's computer to the class.  See the SMART Sync manual for more info.

You may connect your own laptop to the projection systems.  Contact the AV team before your presentation to arrange for any cables you'll need to do this.

Classroom Software

Software in VMH Classrooms is installed as a result of requests from faculty. (current software list)  Of course, these computers are locked down to prevent tampering and are usually only updated in preparation for a new semester.

Faculty will receive an email at the end of each semester asking for their software requirements.  Requests must be submitted using this Classroom Software Request FormPlease submit requests by the deadline whenever possible to allow time for installation and testing.  Any request made after the deadline may not be ready for the beginning of the semester. 

The deadlines for classroom software image requests are:

  • December 18 for Spring semester updates and
  • May 20 for Fall semester updates.

Exceptions can sometimes be made outside of these dates, and will be considered anytime this form is submitted.

Software can be installed temporarily by individuals logged in with a Business School login, but please note the machines are re-imaged nightly, so any additions made by users will be removed that night.