Distance Learning Booth and Hybrid Classroom AV System

This article describes the background, usage, and simple troubleshooting for the Wharton hybrid classroom AV system.  If you are teaching from a classroom, you will likely encounter this system, which is designed to simplify teaching to remote participants, and cut down on the number of things you need to touch in the classroom.

Before you begin, you will need:
  • A laptop with one of the following sets of jacks on it.  These will likely be found on the sides or back of your laptop.
    USB- C
    USB and HDMI
    OR

The Hybrid Classroom AV System

The classroom hybrid AV system was designed in tandem with the Distance Learning Booth, and functions in a similar way.  It is installed in a number of rooms in Huntsman Hall.

To use this system, you will need to bring your own laptop.  This simplifies the setup to one or two cables, and keeps you from having to use the touch panel.  The only device you will need to touch is your own.  If you have a device that requires an adapter, you will need to supply your own.  Classroom Support will not be able to supply you with an adapter.  The traditional lectern's PC cannot be used when the room is setup for hybrid classroom use; the in-room cameras and microphones will not work.  

You can use any web conferencing platform with this system, however Classroom Support has had the best results with Zoom.

To learn how to use the new system, watch this video or, for written instructions, click

Best Practices

There are a number of suggestions that will help provide you the best experience in the hybrid classroom:

Troubleshooting

Having trouble? Try these quick tips, or contact Classroom Technology using the information below.

Scheduling a Hybrid Classroom

Wharton Facilities handles the scheduling of all Wharton Hybrid Classrooms.  Need to schedule a room?  Contact Facilities at scheduling@wharton.upenn.edu.

Questions?

Call Classroom Support:  215-573-0402

Email: class-tech@wharton.upenn.edu

Scheduling or room reservations: scheduling@wharton.upenn.edu