Classrooms at Illinois State will be fitted with webcams, document cameras, and microphones before the start of the Fall 2020 semester. This will allow instructors to record lectures and allow, at the instructor's discretion, students to attend a face-to-face class remotely.
This extensive project will take most of the summer to complete. A few rooms will be completed early enough to be used as practice spaces for instructors.
Standard Classroom Setup
Most classrooms will feature a fixed webcam/microphone at the instructor station. This option eliminates the need to constantly disinfect handheld or lavalier microphones.
In addition, all classrooms will have a document camera tied into the instructor station computer, allowing it to be selected in Zoom.