IT Supported Classrooms

The new Classroom Technology Resource is here!

Learn about the functionality of audiovisual technology in your Texas State classroom using the new Classroom Technology Resource. This all-in-one Canvas course covers how to use the video conferencing technology (i.e. document cameras, web cameras, room cameras, wireless microphones, or ceiling microphones) and the different classroom control systems. Enroll in the Classroom Technology Resource today to learn more and receive access to important updates! 

About IT Supported Classrooms 

IT Supported Classrooms are spaces designed to enhance teaching and learning. Often referred to as first call classrooms, these spaces are maintained and supported by ITAC Learning Spaces, and come with a standardized array of software and presentation technology. ITAC's support includes live help desk assistance and training. These rooms are scheduled through the Office of the University Registrar.

  • Available to: Faculty, Staff, and Students
  • Where to use: Academic buildings
  • Cost: Free

IT Supported Classrooms are funded by the IT Division and supported by ITAC. See the list of IT Supported Classrooms.


In addition to IT Supported Classrooms, ITAC offers additional support to some departmental classrooms. Departmental Classrooms are instructional spaces with a minimum of 35 hours of scheduled instruction per semester. Due to the high instructional usage, these rooms qualify for additional support from IT. For more information on these spaces, see the list of Departmental Classrooms.


Get Started

Training Request

Special Software Requests

NOTE: Please submit your special software request at least three weeks before each new semester.

  • Once the semester begins, software requests may take up to two weeks to fulfill depending on the room availability around existing class schedules. Please understand that class time cannot be interrupted to install software.
  • To comply with software licensing requirements, you will need to submit a valid copy of the software with proper licensing.
  • Please provide all needed installation codes and unique installation instructions (where applicable).
  • Once the special software is installed, you will be contacted to test it to make certain that it is behaving as expected before your presentation date.

Learn 

Webcams and Microphones in IT Supported Classrooms

Every IT Supported Classroom has a minimum of a webcam and microphone to allow for online instruction or lecture capture. This will allow instructors to use Zoom or Ensemble Anthem as needed in the classrooms.

Standard software installed in IT Supported Classrooms

Windows Computers
Operating System
    Windows 10
 
Software
   Microsoft 365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
   Acrobat Reader DC (PDFs)
   TurningPoint (audience response)
   Ensemble Anthem (screen recording)
   Alertus (TXST alert system)
   VLC Media Player
   OpenJDK (Java)
   Zoom
 
 
Web Browsers
   Chrome
   Edge
   Firefox
   Internet Explorer
Mac Computers
Operating System
   macOS Catalina (10.15)
 
Software
   Microsoft 365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
   Acrobat Reader DC (PDFs)
   TurningPoint (audience response)
   Ensemble Anthem (screen recording)
   Alertus (TXST alert system)
   VLC Media Player
   OpenJDK (Java)
   Zoom
   Apple iWorks (Keynote, Numbers, Pages)
 
Web Browsers
   Chrome
   Safari
   Firefox
 

How to Use IT Supported Classroom Computers

Texas State Faculty and Staff

Log into all IT Supported Classroom computers with your NetID (e.g., zzz99) and password.

Texas State Guest Speakers

A current Texas State faculty or staff member can sponsor guests and Request a Guest NetID. Please submit this request at least three business days prior to the guest needing to log into the computer. Once set up with a guest NetID, the guest will be able to log into all IT Supported Academic Classroom computers.

Important Note About Logging Off of Computers

Please log off of the computer when you are finished using it. By logging in with your NetID, the computer is creating a profile specific to you. This way, you can save files on your desktop and documents folder, and can customize your experience to your tastes. Because you are personally logged into the computer, it is important that you log out as well so that your profile and files are protected and not accessible by others.



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