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Web Cam Zoom Classrooms


For the Fall 2020 semester, the university updated all standard classrooms to provide basic zoom broadcasting capabilities.  These classrooms expand the core capabilities of our standard classrooms with added functionality that includes a wide angle web cam, a wireless lapel microphone, and a secondary monitor for viewing the remote zoom participants.

webcam zoom classroom podium


  • 1 -- Web Cam
  • 2 -- Secondary Monitor
  • 3 -- Primary Monitor & Pen Touch Display
  • 4 -- Wireless Lapel Microphone
  • 5 -- Wireless Keyboard
  • 6 -- Wireless Mouse
  • 7 -- Document Camera
  • 8 -- Controller     




quick steps to start a zoom classroom broadcast

  1. Power On and Login as usual (see SMART classroom guides if needed for more info)
  2. Start your Zoom Call (see our Zoom documentation if needed for more info)
  3. Turn on the mic pack via the power button
    • If the light is steady amber, the mic is paired and the batteries are good.
    • If the light is flashing amber, the mic needs paired to the USB receiver or the batteries are low.
      • To pair: Press and hold the “Pair” button on the USB receiver (connected to the classroom computer) for more than 5 seconds.  The USB indicator light will  flash amber, then steady amber. Check the mic for a steady amber light to indicate pairing is complete.  
      • To replace batteries:  With the front of the mic pack facing you (Samson logo side), squeeze both sides and lift to release the battery door.   Spare batteries can be found in the top right drawer of the podium
  4. The web cam should turn on automatically (a small white LED near the lens indicates the camera is on)
  5. Share your screen in Zoom




Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How will this classroom podium equipment be cleaned for Fall 2020?

A:  We will follow a "clean it before you use it" model.  Cleaning supplies (disinfectant spray, towelettes) will be maintained at each podium with related signage that provides step-by-step information for cleaning the components that are used on the podium

Last Updated 1/25/22