Smart Classrooms

As part of the School of Engineering's Smart Classroom Project, technologies to facilitate teaching and learning have been installed in 41 School of Engineering classrooms and spaces since July 2009 in Rogers Hall (RH), Jacobs Academic Building (JAB), Dibner Building, and 2 Metrotech Center.

The goal of the Smart Classroom Project is to enhance classrooms at the School of Engineering with new technologies to support educational initiatives. The upgraded classrooms enable teaching with technology and greater interactivity in the classroom. This project has been made possible by a Title III grant awarded to the Institute by the U.S. Department of Education.

Smart Classroom Types

Type A: Multipurpose Smart Classroom

RH 304(BC), RH 418

  • Crestron control processor and touch panel
  • VCR / DVD components
  • Composite switcher
  • Tracking camera
  • Document camera (RH 418 only)
  • Sound system for media audio output
  • Compact cabinet podium
  • Wireless lavalier presenter microphone
  • Wireless handheld audience microphones (2)
  • eno PolyVision interactive whiteboard with short-throw projector

Type B: Specialized Smart Classroom (medium)

RH 202, RH 204*, RH 325(PO), RH 331, JAB 473, JAB 674*(BC), JAB 678*, LC 400,
2MTC 9.007, 2MTC 9.009, 2MTC 9.011

  • 1080p projector/Cosmo screen with LVC
  • 18.5” SMART Podium interactive pen display
  • HDMI and VGA input
  • Digital switcher
  • Mac Mini with Windows 7 and Apple OSX
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Blu-ray player
  • Mini PC
  • 7” Touchscreen USB control panel
  • *Rooms upgraded after January 2013 additionally include a Blue microphone

    Type C: Specialized Smart Classroom (large)

    JAB 474(BC), JAB 475(MS), RH 215(BC)

    • Crestron control processor and touchpanel
    • VCR / DVD components
    • Tracking camera
    • Sound system for media audio output
    • Dedicated podium microphone
    • Compact cabinet podium
    • Mac Mini with Windows 7 and Apple OSX
    • 15" SMART Podium interactive pen display
    • Digital projector and automatic screen
    • 40” LCD flat-screen television for increased visibility

    Type D: Smart Classroom (large)

    RH 315

    • Crestron control processor and control panel
    • VCR / DVD components
    • eno PolyVision interactive whiteboard with short-throw projector
    • Sound system for media audio output
    • Compact cabinet podium
    • 40” LCD flat-screen television for increased visibility

    Type E: Smart Classroom (small)

    RH 200, RH 203, RH 214, RH 302, RH 317, RH 414B, RH 417, RH 425, RH 503, RH 505, RH 601*, RH 602, RH 603, RH 604*, RH 605*, RH 615, RH 704, RH 705, RH 708, JAB 673*, JAB 773*, JAB 775, JAB 775B, JAB 777*

    • Crestron control processor and control panel
    • VCR / DVD components
    • eno PolyVision interactive whiteboard with short-throw projector or ceiling-mounted projector
    • Sound system for media audio output
    • Compact cabinet podium
    • *Rooms upgraded after January 2013 additionally include a Blu-ray player, Blue microphone, and 10" touchscreen control panel

    Type F: Seminar Room

    LC 433

    • eno PolyVision interactive whiteboard with short-throw projector
    • Sound system for media audio output

    Lecture Capture System Pilot at the School of Engineering

    (BC) = Briteclass (Fall 2013 - Fall 2014)

    (MS) = Mediasite (Fall 2014)

    (PO) = Panopto (Fall 2014)

    Demonstrations/Training

    If you are a faculty member interested in demonstrations or training on these new technologies, please contact:

    You can also visit the FITL Center to meet with a staff member directly in room LC 444 on the upper level of Dibner Library.