Departmental Spaces

Guidance on Preparing Departmental Spaces Across Campus

As the campus gears up for Fall 2021 instruction, the following guidance and resources can help in planning for enhanced live stream and lesson recording capacity in departmental classrooms and other learning spaces. From commercial level upgrades in outfitting spaces through third party vendors to an individual instructor equipment check out program, there are a few options to choose from.

 

Guidance

Equipment Recommendations

We have recommendations for departments who desire to equip a room with a lower cost AV solution and minimal installation in support of synchronous and mixed learning modes. These recommendations can generally be moved between different rooms and are intended to be shared resources. This page will regularly be updated as RTL receives and tests new equipment.

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Check-out Kits for Instructors

Currently the Remote Instructional Equipment Checkout program supports instructor equipment needs for Summer 2021.  More information on this program for Fall 2021 will be available in the near future.

Third Party Vendors

For AV design and installation requirements for our campus colleagues, we are referring recharge projects and repair inquiries to local AV integrators with long term relationships with RTL.

Here are some AV/IT integrators with experience working with RTL and familiarity with the Berkeley campus:

Review complete contact information

Please contact classroomav@berkeley.edu if you have any questions.

FAQs

Can RTL install A/V equipment in my departmental classroom?

  • RTL only installs equipment in GA classrooms. For departmental spaces, your options are:

  1. Check out a portable AV kit from RTL (subject to availability)

  2. Purchase your own portable equipment

  3. Use a 3rd party vendor to install commercial-grade AV equipment in your departmental space

Does RTL offer consultation service for AV equipment in my departmental class?

Yes. Although RTL doesn’t install equipment in departmental classrooms, we’re happy to consult and brainstorm with you.

Who can I contact at RTL for additional assistance?

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