Educational Technology Center
To reserve a classroom, visit the ETC folder located in the Outlook Public Folders to check for room availability then call or e-mail Di Lui to reserve your date(s) and time(s). Faculty can reserve up to eight visits per class. Contact Di Liu in the ETC, 408-274-6657 for a short orientation to the instructional equipment and software in the rooms prior to bringing your class. If your plans change, you must cancel your reservation at least two days in advance, or you will lose all reserved dates and times. You are encouraged to make new reservations if you still desire access.
LE 204 is available by reservation for disciplines without computer labs that want to give their students hands-on orientations and demonstrations. When not in use by classes, the large glass wall allows the room to be used for open lab overflow. This lab features 35 PC computer stations and a computer command system to allow for display of any student computer to the room's projector. It has a dual screen projection system, distributed audio and assistive listening system. The lectern has two wireless microphone transmitters, touch screen AV control system, VHS/DVD player, dedicated instructor computer and laptop inputs. Two whiteboards are strategically placed for collaborative presentations.
LE 231 is a Mac lab that seats 29 and replaces the Language Arts lab in the old Learning Resource Center. When not in use by Language Arts classes, this lab is available by reservation. The room features a single projection system to display the dedicated instructor computer, two laptops, VCR/DVD and a document camera. There are two wireless microphone transmitters, one lavaliere and one handheld.
LE 232 has the capacity to seat 51 students; however, there are 41 desktop computers and 10 spaces for laptops or collaborative work. This lab is available by reservation for disciplines that do not have computer labs. The lab features two projection screens, one HDTV format and one standard video format. The audio system has wireless microphones, ceiling mounted loudspeakers and an assistive listening system. The video system includes a VCR/DVD combo, and a document camera. In addition to multimedia presentations, the presenter can capture the display from any student computer and project it on the display screen.
The Distance Education classrooms are available for Distance Education class orientations, review sessions, exams, video conferencing, instructional video taping, and web streaming. These facilities are reserved through the Distance Education office. Contact your Division Dean or Jan Tomisaka, (408) 270-6422 to request these classrooms. These classrooms require training in order to use the Distance Education technology. You can contact Nasreen Rahim if you are interested in learning how to use the technology in these rooms.
LE 209 and 210 are designed for distance learning classes. Classes can be delivered via video conferencing to other institutions, or video broadcast on the educational access cable station. LE 209 has fixed seating for 41 students and LE 210 has flexible seating for 31. Student seating has power and wireless network access, as well as push to talk microphones.
These rooms feature specialized lighting and acousticsl designed for video conferencing, taping or broadcast presentations. There is a wireless microphone system with ceiling mounted loudspeakers. There are two wireless microphone receivers, and four wireless microphone transmitters, two lavalieres and two handhelds. Wall mount microphones are located above the two whiteboards. Audio from the computer, VCR, DVD, etc is reproduced on recessed loudspeakers beside the projected image to give a better sense that the audio comes from the projected image.
There is a rear projection room in the corner of the room. Audio/Video source equipment includes VCR/DVD combo player, DVD jukebox, document camera, a video conferencing CODEC, and a dedicated desktop computer. There are three video conferencing cameras with the ability to pan, tilt and zoom. One of the cameras is located at the front of the room in order to provide a participants shot to the far end location. The second camera is located at the rear of the room to provide an image of the presenter, and the third camera is positioned to provide a view of the whiteboard. A direct view plasma display is mounted on the side wall for the presenter to see what is being displayed to the far end, or to watch the far end.
To reserve the conference room (LE 224), check the ETC folder in the Outlook Public Folder and call Rita De la Cerda 408-270-6450 to reserve your date(s) and time(s). A short orientation to the equipment in the room is required prior to your first meeting.
LE 224 is a large video conference room that can host a conference with up to 18 participants. The room is designed for distance learning as well as collaborative meetings. The room has a conference table which seats ten, and rear seating for eight. Room details include special lighting and acoustical treatments. There is a wireless microphone system with ceiling mounted loudspeakers. There are two wireless microphones transmitters, one lavaliere and one handheld, as well as a microphone located above the whiteboard. An assistive listening system is available. There is a single screen HDTV format projection system. The conference table allows for six wired computer inputs. There are two video conferencing cameras, one located at the front in order to provide participant shots to the far end, and the second on the white board. There are two direct view plasma displays mounted on the front wall.
The community room, lobby and patio can be reserved for meetings and events. Check the ETC folder in the Outlook Public Folder for room availability. Call Rita De La Cerda 408-270-6450 to reserve the facility. You will need to sign the facility use agreement prior to using the facility.
Students can reserve the group study rooms for up to an hour at a time. Four of the rooms have a desktop computer and the other four have wired and wireless access for laptops. To reserve a room students present their student body card and receive a computer checkout card, key and supply pouch. Students can also check out laptops at the open lab service center.