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HyFlex and Campus Classroom Equipment

About Classroom Equipment

 

Media Services oversees the equipment in almost all campus classrooms, including the HyFlex Pool Classrooms, the Standard Pool Classrooms, and the Monroe Departmental Classrooms. For information on the classrooms and the equipment in them, please view the charts below. 


HyFlex Pool Classrooms

 

As of Fall 2020, Loyola has upgraded 23 classrooms on campus for HyFlex teaching. HyFlex classrooms include two webcameras (one facing the professor and one facing the students), a podium PC with dual monitors and Zoom installed, a document camera, ceiling microphones throughout the room, a lapel microphone for the professor and a separate input for a personal microphone, if desired.

 Navigate through the accordions below to learn more about HyFlex, Instructions, and more!

“HyFlex” refers to a hybrid and flexible system of classroom instructional equipment that enables students to either physically attend class meetings in the classroom or participate synchronously online. Virtual students can see the professor and their classmates, as well as ask questions and participate in discussion. Guest lecturers can visit the class virtually and interact synchronously with all of the students. Classes may be recorded for future viewing. Loyola’s HyFlex classrooms include, in addition to standard presentation equipment, two webcameras (one facing the professor and one facing the students), a PC running Zoom, two monitors, a document camera, ceiling microphones throughout the room, and a lapel microphone for the professor.

 

For Help with HyFlex:

  • As with all of our classroom equipment, instructions are provided in the rooms as well as online (see below). 
  • Media Services has trained a group of student workers to serve as “ZA’s” — Zoom Assistants! If you are an instructor teaching in a HyFlex room and would like a ZA, please contact Curry O'Day.
  • We have launched a Zoom Help Page on the Center for Faculty Innovation's website.
  • We oversee Team Zoom, a group of knowledgeable faculty and staff available to provide assistance with using Zoom. 

 

Latest Update as of 10/14/20:

All HyFlex rooms now have lapel mics installed for better professor audio quality. We highly recommend you use the lapel mic to get the best audio possible for your Zoom class. Place the lapel mic on your shirt or jacket collar as close to your face as possible and facing towards your mouth to get the best quality.

 

In every HyFlex classroom, you will find a set of HyFlex instructions, including the HyFlex Quick Guide, the Full Length Instructions, the room's Camera Instructions, and Lapel Mic Instructions. Please follow each step of the instructions when setting up your HyFlex class. You can download the instructions below:

 

 

Audio Feedback in the Classroom:

  1. Make sure no one in the room is logged in to the Zoom meeting except for the professor on the podium PC.
    • If someone is joining via while in the classroom, they must MUTE their mic and speakers.

 

Cannot Hear Your Zoom Students:

  1. Make sure the audio output in Zoom (i.e. the speakers) is set to Crestron (Intel(R) Display Audio).
  2. Make sure the projector is turned on and on the correct input (PC) via the control panel.
  3. Make sure the volume on both the control panel and the computer is turned up and not muted.

 

Zoom Students Cannot Hear You:

  1. Make sure the audio input in Zoom (i.e. the microphone)  is set to Line (TesiraFORTE)
  2. If using the lapel mic, make sure the transmitter is turned on (you will see a green light). 

 

Lapel Mic Not Working:

  1. Make sure it is turned on. You will see a green light.
  2. If it doesn’t turn on, replace the batteries (2 AAs) -- you can call Media Services to do this. 
  3. Make sure the lapel mic is close to your face and pointed towards your mouth.
  4. Make sure the audio input is set to Line (TesiraFORTE)

 

A full list of HyFlex Classrooms on Loyola's main campus:

Click on the room number for presentation equipment instructions.

Room Number & Instructions Capacity COVID Capacity Podium Computer Doc Cam Display Type Camera Type Lapel Mic
MO 152 52 12 X X Projector Huddle X
MO 301 24 10 X X Projector Huddle X
MO 312 32 12 X X Projector Huddle X
MO 313*** 30 12 X X Projector Huddle X
MO 318 32 12 X X Projector Huddle X
MO 319*** 27 11 X X Projector Huddle X
MO 412 40 15 X X Projector Huddle X
MO 501 24 10 X X Projector Huddle X
MO 610** 100 22 X X Projector Huddle X
MO 628 44 12 X X Projector Huddle X
MA 401 50 12 X X Projector Huddle X
MA 406 50 12 X X Projector Huddle X
ML 133 42 10 X X Projector Huddle X
ML 134 50 13 X X Projector Huddle X
MI 112 49 13 X X Projectors and Large TVs AVer X
MI 114** 171 25 X X Projector Huddle X
MI 204 60 13 X X Projector Huddle X
MI 205 60 13 X X Projector AVer X
MI 208 48 15 X X Projector AVer X
BO 101 40 10 X X Projector Huddle X
BO 214B 50 15 X X Projector Huddle X
BO 216 39 12 X X Projector Huddle X
BO 332* 147 18 X X Projector Huddle X
*BO 332 has tiered seating with stationary seats.
**MI 114 and MO 610 has tiered seating with moveable seats. The room also has a podium microphone.
***There are student computers in these rooms. Contact IT for information about these computers.

 

hyflex training

Faculty HyFlex Training by Dr. Curry O'Day, Media Services Specialist:

CLICK HERE FOR RECORDING  Teaching in Loyola's HyFlex Classrooms, August 14, 2020

Faculty training for teaching students who are in the classroom and students who are synchronously online - simultaneously!  An introduction to the new equipment and how to teach with it using Zoom.  Be sure to check out the Chat window for relevant links and information. 

Access Password: c08HEW?@

 

Lavalier or Lapel Microphone Suggestions for HyFlex Classrooms:

For faculty members who wish to purchase their own lapel mic to use in their HyFlex classes, we recommend one of the following wireless mics with suggestions as to where to purchase them. If you want a different mic, or already have one, please note important connection information below.

Note: The microphone receiver must have an XLR output and an adaptor cable that will go from XLR Female to Male 3.5mm TRS. Here is an example of the adaptor cable.

You can download the list of recommended microphones here to purchase. For more information on these recommendations or how to use a personal lapel mic, please contact Media Services.


Standard Pool Classrooms

 

The standard pool classrooms is a set of classrooms that are shared by all academic departments.

During Fall 2020, several standard pool classrooms have been reserved solely for student use. These rooms will not hold classes. They are open to students to attend online classes or work between classes. For a list of these classrooms, click here.

Installed equipment is listed per room along with a link to instructions. You can also review our basic troubleshooting tips for all classrooms.

If you would like equipment that is not standard in your room, please reserve it ahead of time. Note that we require all setup requests to be submitted at least two business days in advance.

For additional information not included in the charts below, please refer to this document for seating style, board type, and other classroom layout information.

 Find a specific classroom by clicking on the building below.

 

Room Number & Instructions Capacity COVID Capacity Podium Computer Display Type Doc Cam & Instructions HDMI Hookup VGA Hookup Blu-Ray Player iClicker Base
BO 114* 18 8 X Large TV   X     X
BO 208 35 8 X Projector X X X X X
BO 212 40 8 X Projector X X X X X
BO 214 35 8 X Projector   X X X X
BO 217 25 6 X Projector   X X X X
BO 219 40 8 X Projector X X X X X
BO 221 30 6 X Projector X X X X X
*BO 114 remote control for TV; no control system. Please leave remote in the room!

Monroe Departmental Classrooms

 

The Monroe Departmental Classrooms are used by specific departments. Media Services is responsible for the audio-visual equipment in these rooms. Look for your department and find your classroom below it; equipment instructions are linked.

 If you need assistance with the equipment, please contact your department's point person listed under Department Contacts.

 

Click the room number to view the classroom's instructions. 

DESIGN BIOLOGY PSYCHOLOGY CHEMISTRY STUDIO ARTS PHYSICS THEATER AND DANCE MATHEMATICS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM
MO 502 MO 451 MO 352 MO 101 MO 402 MO 153 MO 602 MO 442 MO 448
MO 506 MO 551 MO 353 MO 105 MO 405 MO 155 MO 603    
MO 507 MO 552 MO 354 MO 128 MO 406 MO 159 MO 629    
MO 508 MO 554 MO 355 MO 130 MO 409 MO 256 MO 630    
MO 509 MO 556 MO 373 MO 132 MO 536        
MO 510 MO 558 MO 375 MO 221          
MO 511 MO 574 MO 377 MO 654          
MO 512 MO 653              
MO 539                

Contact Us

Media Services

OPEN 8AM TO 5PM M-F

Monroe Library 122

504-864-7120

mediasrv@loyno.edu

Curry O'Day

MEDIA SERVICES SPECIALIST

Monroe Library 122

504-864-7170

jcoday@loyno.edu