Classroom Equipment

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Webcasting

All webcasting is handled by media services staff in our central control room. To webcast a law school event, please see the instructions for event planning. Additionally, you may also want to review the law school recording policy.

Videoconferencing

All classrooms on the Science Drive side of the building, except 4040, have access to the video conferencing equipment contained centrally in the control room. The law school also has Skype installed on the in-room computer in all these rooms, which can be used for Internet-based videoconferencing. If you wish to learn more about how to make use of videoconferencing in your courses, please contact media services for consultation. Please contact us as soon as possible when you are considering a videoconference, since we must schedule the equipment and coordinate testing with the other side of the conference.

Document Camera

Photocopy a page from a book - or put the book itself under the camera. You can also write on a sheet of paper while displaying it. Note that the document camera may be permanently attached to the ceiling or in a drawer, or may require setup.

Tablet PC

We have a small number of Tablets that you can use during class. The special tablet pen acts as a mouse, or use it to access the built-in annotation features of Word or PowerPoint. There is also a small application that allows you to highlight in any application, just like a Smartboard. Room 4042 has a Tablet PCs built into the lectern itself.

SmartBoard and SmartPodium

You can use special "pens" to draw on the computer image - great for marking up text or highlighting something on a Web page. Available in classrooms 3043, 4045, and 4049, as well as the Fite Room.

Personal Response System ("Clickers")

Educational Technologies has a set of 20 "clickers" and a USB receiver, from Turning Point Technologies. Instant polls can be set up using Turning Point's free and downloadable software (use Turning Point 2008 software). To arrange for the clickers for one class session or multiple, contact Wayne Miller or "Media Requests" (media@law.duke.edu).

Video Camera

Academic Technologies has a number of digital cameras available for the use of the law school community for class-related projects as well as law school-sponsored events. Arrangements for borrowing the video equipment can be made by emailing media@law.duke.edu. Equipment is generally lent with the intent that it stays within the law school building.