Zoom Capable Rooms

Article Type: General Information


Question:

  • Which rooms have technology compatible with Zoom meetings/classes?

Answer:

Option 1 - Full audio, video, and screen sharing from instructor station computer

  • Some rooms have a camera and audio built in.
  • Select classrooms with an Epson document camera also have been converted for use as a web camera and microphone beginning Fall Semester 2020.

Full Room List:

Dayton's Bluff

  • Founder's Hall
    • NEW Flexible teaching classroom (room-scale mic array, camera, and rear display): L117
    • Converted classroom document camera: L119, L120, L121
    • NEW Auditorium available with advanced request - IT Support Required
  • Library
    • Dual camera video conferencing system with mics: 302
      • On the video touchscreen, in the door under the projector screen, dial the meeting ID followed by @zoomcrc.com to join your meeting
    • Converted classroom document camera: 132, 306, 307, 308, 310, 312, 321, 329
    • NEW Flexible study rooms (large display with computer, camera, and microphone): 102, 103, 216
  • New Main
    • Saint Paul Room (room microphones and front camera attached to room computer)
    • Converted classroom document camera: L209, L210, L211, L213, L214, L215
  • Saint John's Hall
    • NEW Flexible teaching classrooms (room-scale mic array, camera, and rear display): 150, 152, 153, 154
    • Converted classroom document camera: L11, 153
    • NEW Flexible meeting rooms (room-scale mic/camera combo attached to room computer): 250, 254, 256
  • Science Education Center
    • Mounted classroom camera, with phone for audio: 115
    • Converted classroom document camera: 122, 308, 311, 316
  • Student Center
    • NEW Dual camera video conferencing system with mics: 101, 201
      • Attached to room computer for use with Zoom or Teams
  • NEW 360° USB web camera with microphone available for checkout at the IT Service Desk (good for small to medium sized rooms)

Midway

  • NEW Flexible teaching classroom (room-scale mic array, camera, and rear display): 158
  • Converted classroom document camera: 104, 107, 140, 148, 154, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22, 27, 32, 34, 35, 40, 41, 42, A, B, C, D, J, K, L, N, P
  • NEW Flexible meeting room (room-scale mic/camera combo attached to room computer): 100C

Minneapolis

  • Converted classroom document camera: M1400, M2100, M2200, M2300, M2400, M2500, M2600, M2700, M2900

Brooklyn Park

  • NEW Flexible teaching classroom (room-scale mic array, camera, and rear display): 215
  • Converted classroom document camera: 108
  • NEW Flexible meeting room (room-scale mic/camera combo attached to room computer): 104 (coming soon)

Instructions for using an Epson document camera as a webcam and microphone:

  • Rooms with this model of document camera have already been connected to the instructor station via USB.
  • In Zoom, the Epson camera should now come up as the default for both Audio and Video, if not, simply select it from the list.

Tips and Troubleshooting:

If your camera image appears upside down

  • Switch the instructor station back to Doc Cam on the control panel mounted to the station
  • Press the Menu button
  • On the first tab, Image, rotate the camera 180 degrees
  • Press Menu again to close
  • Switch the instructor station back to the computer on the control panel
  • You may need to disable video and turn it back on, or leave the meeting and rejoin

If audio isn't working

  • Double check to see if Epson is the selected device
  • As an alternative, join either by using Zoom's "Call Me" feature, or dial in from the phone on the instructor station (remember to dial 9 first)

If pointing at the camera at a whiteboard to display and the text appears backwards

  • There is no issue, this is a mirroring option in Zoom just for you; all of the participants will be able to read the writing normally
  • If you want to change the view for yourself, go to Zoom settings, choose Virtual Background, and at the bottom, change the option for "Mirror my video"

Option 2 - Audio and screen sharing from instructor station computer

All classrooms on Dayton's Bluff, Midway, and Minneapolis campuses have a phone at the instructor station that can be used for Zoom audio

  • Join either by using Zoom's "Call Me" feature, or dial in from the phone (remember to dial 9 first)
  • Used in conjunction with screen sharing, this is a common way to facilitate participants when a web camera is not available

Option 3 - Full audio, video, and screen sharing from laptop

University issued laptops and many personal laptops come built-in with a webcam and microphone. Connect this into any instructor station with the provided cabling, and you'll be ready to go. 

Tips and Troubleshooting:

If the microphone isn't working well

  • As an alternative, join either by using Zoom's "Call Me" feature, or dial in from the phone on the instructor station (remember to dial 9 first)

Additional Resources:

See our main Zoom Web Conferencing article.