CUIT Electronic Classrooms
Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT), the Office of the Registrar, and Facilities Management have collaborated to construct a number of electronic classrooms. These classrooms may be reserved as the regular class meeting place or for individual class sessions. An online reservation form is available, or a paper form can be picked up from the Computing Support Center in 202 Philosophy Hall or at the Student Service Center in 205 Kent Hall.
The classrooms are designed to accommodate a variety of technological needs. The equipment in the classrooms usually includes computer and projection systems, DVD/CD players, VCRs, and audio systems. The installed computers are either Mac or PC systems capable of running Mac OS X or Windows, respectively. All computers are capable of running X-Windows to connect to the CUNIX systems. The software found on the computers includes a standard set of applications and Internet software. Instructors may arrange for installation of additional, properly licensed software on classroom computers.
All electronic classrooms have connections to the high-speed campus ethernet network. The connection allows fast access to data on the campus network and the Internet. For example, instructors may access information on a Columbia University web server, a computer in their office, or from a computer at another university or research center. Instructors may also transfer and execute their own files or programs across the network.
CUIT features an electronic podium, called an ePodium.