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Wireless Teaching Pilot

WVU instructor in front of class solves chemistry problems on her iPad which is being wirelessly mirrored to the projection screen behind her.

Bring your own device. Forget the adapters. Just teach.

In collaboration with faculty members, we are currently pilot-testing Mersive Solstice in several classrooms. There is a software version (which can be installed on the classroom PC) or a hardware version (called a Solstice Pod, which connects directly to the projection system). Both versions allow multiple users to wirelessly connect and share to a display in the classroom. 

Features:

  • Wireless use of your own device means there is no need to load files to the classroom computer or to remember an adapter.
  • Freedom to move around the classroom makes it easier to interact with your students. When using a device with annotation features, you can add notes to your slides from anywhere in the classroom.
  • Students can share work with the class. Up to four simultaneous connections (any mixture of Windows, OSx, Apple iOS, and Android device) are possible, making it easier and quicker to switch between presenters. Moderator mode provides full control to the instructor.

 


Volunteers:

We are actively looking for volunteer instructors to test and provide feedback on this product. Please contact classroom@mail.wvu.edu as soon as possible if you are interested in helping pilot this new teaching tool in your TLC supported classroom

Deployments:

  • Requests for Spring 2020 are being taken now. Please contact classroom@mail.wvu.edu with the building & classroom number. 
  • Fall 2019 - Locations from Summer were kept. The following locations have been requested: ARM 112, ARM 422BUE 244, CKH 312, LSB G15, MHH G20, NRC 101, PAS G6, and PAS 115.
  • Summer 2019 - Locations from Spring were kept. ARM 315 and LSB G11 were added.
  • Spring 2019 - Locations from Fall were kept, and CKH 101 was added. NRC 101 was added mid-semester.
  • Fall 2018 - Solstice software was moved to BKH 202, CKH 312, EIE G24, and LSB G15.
  • Summer 2018 - Solstice software was initially installed at LSB G11, LSB G15, LSB G21, and WHI B51.
  • Hardware "Pod" versions are being tested at TLC Sandbox (EVL G1), Colson Annex (CLX 115), and Jackson Kelly Building (JKB 229, 301 & 301w).