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Description of U. of T. Mississauga Active Learning Classrooms

U. of T. Mississauga has two pilot technology-enhanced Active Learning Classrooms, DV1151 and DV1154.  The differences between the two rooms are in bold below.

What is in the Active Learning Classrooms?

DV1151 (Capacity 72 students)

  • 12 round tables that seat 6 students
  • Chairs on casters with storage below the seat for student items
  • Students can connect their laptops and other devices at their tables with the following connections
    • VGA
    • HDMI
    • Air Media
    • Power
  • Students at each round table can connect to and display on a dedicated Epson 585Wi projector that is located by their table.  Students can also use Epson digital pens to annotate projected images.
  • Instructors can use a podium computer, document camera, and/or connect their laptops and other devices at the central podium using the following connections
    • VGA
    • HDMI
    • 2 USB connectors
    • Air Media
    • Power
  • Instructor podium is connected to Crestron controller and allows instructor to
    • Display image to central pillar monitors
    • Display image to all projectors
    • Display selected image to selected projectors
    • Control sound
    • Control 3 overhead cameras
    • Move the projected displays in peer review mode to the left, the right, or mirrored
  • Instructors have access to a wireless pendant microphone and a handheld microphone
  • 4-50" monitors are located on a central pillar
  • 2 Dell PC laptops are available for instructor / student use
  • 1 iPad is available for instructor use
  • 3 overhead cameras can be used to display instructor and student materials
  • All walls have walltalker whiteboard that can be used with whiteboard dry eraseable markers and erasers (the erasers do not work very well so wipes are provided)
  • Markers, erasers, and wipes
  • 3 Mac HDMI Thunderbolt adapters
  • 15 mini whiteboards that can be used at the student tables and instructor podium

DV1154 (Capacity 60 students)

  • 10 round tables that seat 6 students
  • Chairs on casters with storage below the seat for student items
  • Students can connect their laptops and other devices at their tables with the following connections
    • VGA
    • HDMI
    • Air Media
    • Power
  • Students at each round table can connect to and display on a dedicated 50" TV monitor that is located by their table.
  • Instructors can use a podium computer, document camera, and/or connect their laptops and other devices at the central podium using the following connections
    • VGA
    • HDMI
    • 2 USB connectors
    • Air Media
    • Power
  • Instructor podium is connected to Crestron controller and allows instructor to
    • Display image to central pillar monitors
    • Display image to all projectors
    • Display selected image to selected projectors
    • Control sound
    • Control 3 overhead cameras
    • Move the projected displays in peer review mode to the left, the right, or mirrored
  • Instructors have access to a wireless pendant microphone and a handheld microphone
  • 4-50" monitors are located on a central pillar
  • 2 Dell PC laptops are available for instructor / student use
  • 1 iPad is available for instructor use
  • 3 overhead cameras can be used to display instructor and student materials
  • Glass whiteboards are installed on each side of the student monitors and can be used with whiteboard dry eraseable markers and erasers
  • Markers and erasers
  • 3 Mac HDMI Thunderbolt adapters
  • 15 mini whiteboards that can be used at the student tables and instructor podium