Connecting Faculty to the Classroom
Answers to many commonly asked questions and other important classroom resources are available below—provided by Digital Learning & Innovation, Center for Teaching & Learning, IS&T’s Learning & Event Technology Services (LETS), and Boston University Medical Campus Educational Technology teams.
Additional Classroom Information:
- Faculty may visit LETS Find A Classroom page to learn about the updated layout of any general purpose classroom, as well as the technology package that has been installed for LfA this semester.
- Each classroom’s page will include links to a general training video for the type of system that has been installed for the room.
- AV system upgrades will continue until the first day of classes, so any faculty who wish to try the technology package in person before classes start may visit the “prototype room” identified on the classroom page.
- We strongly suggest that faculty bring their own adapter to the classroom. An adapter guide and handout are available and designed to help faculty identify which adapter is required for their own laptop/room combination.
Classroom Technology Checklist
The LfA Classroom Technology Checklist provides a step-by-step list of actions to take prior to entering the classroom as well as detailed guidance for in-classroom activities. Get refresher guidance on adapter, laptop, Bluetooth, Zoom use, and more.
Teaching with LfA Student Moderators
Boston University student classroom moderators are available to handle technical difficulties with Zoom instruction, and to facilitate interaction and active learning by monitoring for questions from remote students. Read the instructors guide and learn more.
Learn from Anywhere CTL Faculty Checklist
The first day of a remote or hybrid class will often be different than a traditional face-to-face class, as there are many variables to consider. This faculty guide offers suggestions and considerations for the first day of your remote and hybrid classes.
LfA Audio Video Adapter Guide
Charles River & Fenway Campuses: The Audio Visual Adapter Guide provides step-by-step instruction on connecting your Mac or PC laptop in the LfA classroom using adapters. The downloadable guide also includes a summary of commonly used AV adapters.
LfA Classroom Technology Videos
Learn how to set up your LfA classroom. These brief tutorials will address the basic and UCAP room experiences, offer guidance and front-of-room solutions, highlight tips to change microphone/headset and video sources, and more.
Charles River Campus Classroom
LfA technology functionality is being added to hundreds of spaces across all three campuses. Schedule a classroom visit and learn about classrooms outfitted with technology enhancements to support LfA faculty.
Explore BUMC Practice Classroom
BU Medical Campus Educational Technology team is offering site-specific LfA classroom practice sessions, demonstrations and virtual training sessions, as well as a variety of training resources including Zoom, TurningPoint, ExamSoft, and many others.
Having access to recorded class content benefits students who are taking their courses remotely. For this reasons, BU’s default expectation is that LfA class sessions with a significant number of international students will be recorded.
Learn from Anywhere FAQs
Get answers to frequently asked questions specific to BU’s Learn from Anywhere model. Topics include classroom technology and moderators, faculty coaching, on-campus work guidelines, and more.
Tech Trainings & Recordings
Looking for Zoom, Blackboard, MyMedia, Turnitin, or ePortfolio trainings or want to attend a drop-in session? View the training schedule and access the video library highlighting these BU-sponsored technologies.
Recovery Plan Resources for Faculty & Staff
As we hear from employees regarding the return to campus and questions you may have, we will continue to develop resources and information that support the return to campus. The COVID-19 Employee Support Line at 617-358-4990 or firstname.lastname@example.org will continue to be an available resource, as will the Human Resources Service Center at 617-353-2380 or email@example.com. Stay connected and learn more about BU’s plan to reopen.