Footprints Fields (Classroom Equipment) - Definitions for Classroom Equipment Options
This document provides basic descriptions of each Sub-category option found in the Classroom Equipment Category of Footprints. These are not complete descriptions, rather a reference to assist in choosing the correct Sub-category option.
No Choice: This option is used when no specific piece of equipment is identified as being an issue.
Assistive Technology: Any of a number of devices intended to help a presenter or audience member with vision or hearing issues. Most likely instance is an Assisted Listening Receiver (belt pack with battery, volume control, earpiece).
Battery - Remote: Use this option to note a problem with exhausted or missing batteries, or a missing or malfunctioning handheld remote control. If batteries are needed, make note of battery type (AA, AAA, 9-volt, rechargeable, etc.).
Blu-ray Player: Device that can play back video and/or audio from Blu-ray disks, DVD disks, and CDs.
Clickers (Presentation Remote): Handheld device that allows the presenter to advance slides during a presentation. Other functionality may be available.
Clickers (Student Response): Handheld device that lets audience members respond to polls or questions in conjunction with software being used by the presenter.
Computer Interface: Device mounted in the rack, on the rack, or under the table to connect computers to A/V systems. When a laptop is used as a source, it is connected to a computer interface.
Computer Monitor: Desktop display for the built-in PC.
Computer/Workstation: Most likely referring to the built-in PC at the teacher station. Could be under the table, on the floor, on the table, or in the A/V rack.
Control Panel (Push Button): Human interface device that allows the presenter to control the audio-visual system power, source selection, volume, and more. This type of panel has mechanical buttons and knobs.
Control Panel (Touch Screen): Human interface device that allows the presenter to control the audio-visual system power, source selection, volume, and more. This type of panel has a touch sensitive screen and displays virtual buttons, text, etc.
Document Camera: Device that allows presenter to display two and three dimensional physical objects.
DVD Player: Device that can play back video and/or audio from DVD disks and CDs. Might be a combination DVD and VHS player.
Microphone: A device that transduces acoustic energy into electrical energy. Could be wired or wireless.
Other—See Description: Choose this option when no other Sub-category choices are appropriate. Please describe the issue in the Description field.
Projection Screen: Surface that facilitates viewing of projected images. We have motorized, manual, and fixed projection screens on our campus.
SMART Board: Projector and projection screen system that allows the presenter to use touch actions on the projection screen. The presenter can also use a special stylus to virtually write and draw on the projected image.
Speakers: Device used to change electrical energy into acoustic energy. The speakers deliver the presentation audio and/or the presenter’s voice to the audience.
Transparency Projector: A device used to project images from transparent documents. Virtually obsolete on our campus.
VCR: Device that can play back video and/or audio from VHS cassette tapes. Might be a combination DVD and VHS player.
Video Camera: Device used to capture video, and sometimes audio. Some of our classrooms use video cameras for presentations, others use them for lecture capture or videoconferencing.
Projector: Device used to project video and still images onto a projection screen. Many of our classrooms have a ceiling-mounted video projector. Some rooms have a video projector on a cart or table.