To outline standards for instructional technology facilities at WVU, Teaching &
Learning Commons and the Classroom Planning Committee have developed the following
reference material for creating new or renovating existing facilities into technology
classrooms. Continually refined over the years, this documentation is used to promote
university-wide commonalities regarding interface and function, as well as equipment and
installation techniques that have provided a good record of maintenance and performance.
These are updated often, based on acquired experience, on-going maintenance, and
feedback from WVU administration, faculty, and staff.
Our Standard Classroom Design document provides a baseline of what is needed and expected in terms of system functionality, its components, and the details necessary for a complete implementation. The resulting system includes a projector display and distributed speakers that are connected into a lectern installed with a computer, document camera, input panel (for portable devices such as laptops), audiovisual signal routing & distribution equipment, all controlled through a touch panel interface. There is Touch Panel Control Interface documentation to detail the user's interaction with the control system, as well as documented Signal Flow, Wiring, and Installation Diagrams to provide additional system detail.
Plug-N-Play Classroom Design can be implemented in classrooms, conference rooms, or other spaces. It consists of a display projector and audio speakers that connect to an input
panel located by the front of the room. An HDMI cable and adapter ring are mounted there, along with a push-button control pad for system control.
Also available are Construction Rules of Thumb and Example Scope of Work for General Contractor Renovation documents, for providing additional information regarding new construction or renovations for technology classrooms.
Although we aren't able to provide installation and support services to all of WVU, we can provide guidance if you have a specific installation in mind. The facilities we directly support are centrally-managed/scheduled, defined as ‘General Purpose Classrooms’, and have been approved by the Provost’s Office.