Thursday, October 11, 2012
Updates to Rieke Auditorium
There is no SmartBoard installed in Rieke Auditorium. A touch sensitive 18” monitor attached to the podium takes its place for faculty who desire to annotate their slides during the presentation.
Dual video projection was added at the request of faculty members for a more flexible teaching environment. In the background, the robust Crestron control system makes setting up the system almost a magical experience, and Crestron Digital Media (DM) ensures that the video is as forward compatible as possible. Fifty table microphones capture student questions as well as key the audience cameras to the zone the question is coming from.
The technical operational control (TOC) for Rieke is located in 2005D Orr-Major along with the TOC for WHE. Together these two systems, WHE and Rieke are designed to replicate as closely as possible the KUMC Kansas City learning environment for Year 1 and Year 2 Medical Students at KUMC Salina and KUMC Wichita.