Move Around The Classroom With Wireless Presentation Technology

Lecterns hold your stuff. They shouldn’t hold you back.

With the wireless presentation technology Technology Services provides in several classrooms around campus, instructors can easily move around the room. Instructors in fields like Astronomy and Computer Science like the flexibility and sense of engagement that teaching wirelessly gives them. The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) provides free consultations on how to teach better with this and other technologies. Click here to schedule your consultation.

Wireless-presentation classrooms are available in most major buildings across all three quads. See below for a complete list of buildings. 

  • Armory
  • David Kinley Hall
  • Education
  • Foellinger
  • Foreign Language Building
  • Gregory Hall
  • Lincoln Hall
  • Noyes Laboratory
  • Siebel Center

Using wireless presentation technology can encourage more interaction between faculty and students.

"(The Apple TV) allows me to move around the classroom and actually interact dynamically with the students,” said Robert J. Brunner, Professor in the Department of Astronomy. "It also allows me to be dynamic in the content that I'm showing because I'm no longer stuck to just the prepared PowerPoint slides."

Above: students use multiple displays to do an assignment. Image courtesy of Technology Services.

Above: students use multiple displays to do an assignment. Image courtesy of Technology Services.

Above: An instructor moves into the middle of the classroom. Image courtesy of Technology Services.

Above: An instructor engages students from the center of the classroom. Image courtesy of Technology Services.

These classrooms are also equipped with VGA and HDMI cables that let you hook your laptop, tablet, or smartphone to the projection system.

Wireless-presentation classrooms seat between 30-750 people. 

Anyone with a NetID can use these classrooms for free.

For help using classroom technology, contact Technology Services Classroom Technologies at 217.333.8165 or classtech@illinois.edu.