The university has a wide range of classrooms and lecture rooms. Large or small, rooms with flexible seating formats, rooms specifically intended for exams, lecture theatres and so on.
The classrooms administrators of Facility Services provide support for users of these rooms so that their activities run as smoothly as possible. This includes tidiness and cleanliness in the rooms and halls, arranging the furniture, dealing with equipment faults, putting presentations on the computer and replenishing supplies such as pens, etc. Unless stated otherwise, this is the software used in the lecture rooms. Our rooms are equipped with technical facilities to stream or record lectures. More information can be found under Manuals streaming and recording.
In order to make the use the classrooms as pleasant as possible for everyone, it’s important that users leave the rooms in a clean and tidy condition:
- Would you like a different furniture arrangement? That’s no problem of course, but please return the furniture to the standard arrangement when you’ve finished.
- Please return all the used materials (board wipers, chalks, whiteboard markers, waste bins etc.) to their designated places when you’ve finished.
- Please throw away your waste.
- Eating and drinking is not permitted in classrooms.
Is something not working properly? Then please inform the Service Desk of your building as soon as possible.
There are several options to stream or record your lecture. Please find below more information about streaming and recording. For a quick start we have enclosed various manuals to support you.
Technical facilities in lecture halls
- The equipment consists of: Logitech web camera with a built-in microphone on a stand, a Stream Deck cabinet on the table, a digital whiteboard in the room, fixed computer (CZ-PC).
- The camera and microphone can be connected via USB to the CZ-PC in the room or the participant's own laptop.
- If available, the sound of the wearable microphone (Revolabs) can be used instead of the webcam microphone.
- The equipment can be used with Canvas Big Blue Button, ZOOM, MS-Teams, etc.
- Stream Deck Control panel (small black box on the table) available for selection and possible operation of the webcam when using CZ-PC.
- Whiteboards (digital, standards, chalkboards) (cannot be read/seen by remote students (whiteboard is not connected))
- Sound quality webcam-microphone is sensitive and small noises like moving a chair and/or talking by on-campus students cause a lot of noise nuisance for the remote student!
- Streaming (and recording): online meeting via Canvas (Big Blue Button) or Zoom or MS-Teams.
Be aware that hybrid teaching situations (and recordings) require more organisation and preparation than a 'standard' lecture.
Also, pay attention to the privacy of the students; see website Privacy-and-tools/#recording lectures.
One's own device (laptop, MacBook) can be connected to the system (cables on the teacher's table). The image from this device can then be projected into the lecture hall. The CZ-PC can also be used to project a presentation, video etc. in the lecture hall. The webcam can be connected to the CZ-PC as well as to your laptop (blue cable on the lectern).
Manuals when using your own laptop or lecture room PC can be found below under Manuals.
You can either use your own device or the CZ-PC to record your (live) lecture in PowerPoint. You can use this function to make a simple screen recording of your PowerPoint presentation with audio that goes along with each slide. See the TELT website for more information.
The CZ-PC is used to record the audio and video from the webcam and the microphone. Afterwards, the recording is put on the desktop as a file. The camera can be placed in such a way that the desired image is recorded. It is possible to have a preview on the monitor. Only the image from the webcam is recorded. If a presentation or the writing board is also important, it must be in the webcam image; please note whether the text is still legible (think of size and contrast). The webcam has HD resolution, but this may not be sufficient to record a presentation properly.
Streaming (and recording)
BBB (Big Blue Button)
The CZ-PC is used to stream (and to record) the audio and video from the webcam and the microphone. BBB is started from Canvas Conference (via the web). By using the web version, the login credentials are not stored on the PC. Afterwards, the recording becomes available via Canvas.
The CZ-PC is used to record the image and sound from the webcam and the microphone. Zoom is started on the CZ-PC with the web version. By using the web version, the login credentials are not stored on the PC. The recording becomes available in your UT Zoom account.
The CZ-PC will be used to record the image and sound from the webcam and the microphone. MS Teams will be started on the CZ-PC with the web version. By using the web version the login credentials won't be saved on the PC. The recording becomes available in Sharepoint or Onedrive, but also becomes available in the meeting chat or channel conversation.
The software on the computers in the lecture theatres requires the licences of the University of Twente. In general, the most recent software will be installed. New versions will be implemented after LISA tests during the next installation round (twice a year).
- Windows 10 Enterprise X64
- Microsoft Office 2016
- SPSS 24
- Mathlab 2016
- Mathematica 11.1
- Endnote X8
- Irfanview 4.41
- Adobe Reader
- Shakespeak plugin
- VLC player
Lecture room supervisors support the users of the lecture rooms for optimum realization of activities. The lecture room supervisor will assist you with the following:
- Order and cleanliness in the lecture room
- Arranging the furniture
- Fixing problems with the equipment
- Checking your wishes
- Providing audio-visual support
- Providing markers, chalk and other supplies
If you want to use a furniture arrangement that differs from the standard arrangement in a lecture room, you can contact Internal Service for assistance in realizing the desired arrangement. You can direct your request to the Service Desk of your building. When there is a problem with a computer, beamer, microphone, etc. contact the Service Desk in your building directly. They will send a lecture room supervisor to you as soon as possible, to fix the problem.
Minor repairs can be requested for all rooms. The Service Desk in your building is the first point of contact of the department of Campus & Facility Management. You can contact the Service Desk with all questions, remarks, defects, complaints, requests, etc. in connection with facility services. For any other questions regarding the Facility Department you can contact the secretary's office.
In order to allow everyone to make optimum use of the lecture rooms, it is important that you ensure the room is clean and tidy when you leave it:
- Furniture must be returned to the original arrangement. A map of the arrangement can be found at the entrance to the room
- All materials (board wipers, chalk, whiteboard markers, bins, etc.) must be returned to their intended locations after use
- At the end of the lecture, any waste must be deposited in the provided bins or the waste collection points in the hallways. Consumption of food in the lecture rooms is not allowed
- Any defects can be reported to the Service Desk of the building
Use of the lecture rooms for educational purposes is scheduled via the BOZ of the faculty. For other purposes, please contact the Booking Office.