Facilities > Classrooms > 417 IAB (Altschul Auditorium)
Instructor's Electronic Podium
Altschul Auditorium is a large lecture room with seating for 400 students and can handle most multimedia applications. The instructor's equipment is enclosed in a stationary cabinet. This podium requires a key which can be picked up at 202 Philosophy Helpdesk. The helpdesk is open from 10am to 6pm.
Video is displayed on a screen that descends automatically when a source is selected on the Crestron touch panel. The podium contains the various electronic resources available to the instructor. These include a Dell Optiplex PC, VCR, document camera, and DVD player. The Dell Optiplex has built-in CD-ROM and an Ethernet network connection for digital presentations. Slide projectors are available in the control room located in the rear of the auditorium.
A room customized Crestron touchpanel controls the multimedia experience including, the audio visual equipment, slide projectors, and the physical room environment (lights and speech/program volume).
The system utilizes an audio mixer and A/V receiver that powers speakers located at the front, middle and ceiling of the classroom. The mixer is used to provide two methods of voice amplification: a wireless microphone system and a handheld microphone is housed within the electronic podium. The room is also equipped with four auxiliary microphones which can be used for conferences and other events. Tables and other needs for conferences aside from technology must be requested through facilities at x4-8251.