Happy Holidays from CaTS and Classroom Technology Support (CTS).
As the New Year approaches, we are inclined to make our resolution once again to commit ourselves fully to the support of our campus classrooms. Our entire staff look forward to serving the campus community in 2015.
Looking back at 2014, we would like to share some projects and achievements that CaTS has been involved with in an effort to elevate your classroom experience.
In collaboration with the Facilities Planning Department, an additional 49 whiteboards were added to 22 classrooms across campus to offer increased writing space to instructors.
CTS developed 5 document cameras mounted to mobile carts for flexibility and accessibility. This was done in response to our faculty that wanted a way to use the document cameras while being more centrally located with their students.
CaTS and the College of Engineering & Computer Sciences worked together to create a Senior Design Project intended to allow our WSU students the opportunity to develop and design new table top podiums for the classrooms. This year the WSU faculty selected the winning model from our top 5 student project finalists. I am pleased to report that the design is currently being manufactured and should arrive early spring semester.
A new process for changing out the lamps in classroom video projectors has recently been developed within CaTS. We will now be proactively changing the older lamps out before their life-span is due to expire. We are doing this to reduce the number of unforeseen problems that arise during class time. Thank you to those of you who offered suggestions to us.
We invite you to stop by the Classroom Features & Photos resource, link listed below, and check out our new panoramic videos of the classrooms. CTS and Video Technology Services worked together over the summer to update this resource. Over the winter break, CaTS will be updating all of the classroom equipment specifications in order to reflect the most up-to-date classroom information as possible for spring semester.
CaTS would like to wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year.