Classrooms

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Reporting classroom problems

For immediate on-campus classroom assistance, call 253-692-4357 tachelp (or 2-4357 from any campus phone). 

Classroom support

Information Technology is available for classroom support, including: faculty, student and guest presentation assistance, computer and media equipment training and troubleshooting, and additional equipment setup.  General classroom support can be requested via email at tacmedia@uw.edu.

Types of classrooms

Classrooms are divided into four general categories. Our IT Rooms webpage shows specific equipment available in each room on campus.

Smart classrooms

Classrooms integrated with technology and media equipment necessary for video and data presentations.  This includes data projectors, instructor PC station, document cameras, DVD, Blu-ray, and VCR players, wireless microphones, wireless presentation remotes and laptop input capabilities.  The classrooms are controlled by various methods, including touch panels, MediaLink control systems and standard remotes.

Collaborative classroom

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Flexible learning space that integrates pedagogy, physical design and instructional technology to enhance instructional effectiveness and student learning. The room accommodates up to 54 students and is equipped with movable tables that seats 6-7 students. To allow for computing and networking use without a fixed arrangement, PCs and monitors were mounted along the perimeter and a wireless local network was installed. The room is equipped with movable screens (with whiteboard space) for privacy and to function as workspaces. To facilitate presentations, other equipment includes an instructor PC, two video projectors with independent screen controls.

Computer classrooms

Classrooms similarly equipped to smart classrooms, but include student PC and/or Mac workstations.

Logging on

How to log on to an on campus computer.

  1. User Name:
    uwnetid@tacoma.uw.edu
  2. Password: The first time you login, you will use your student number (minus any leading zeros)
  1. User Name: UWT account login name
  2. Password: UWT account login password

If you do not have a UWT account login name, please contact your program administrator for login account information.

Using computer classroom equipment

Podium lockbox key

All classroom podium and metal rack doors have been removed. Only a lockbox key is necessary for access to classroom equipment. Faculty will need to be present for student classroom access. Students can use various breakout rooms across campus for practicing presentations.

Faculty must checkout a lockbox key and receive instruction on using the classroom equipment.

Faculty are responsible for returning all equipment to the lockbox at the end of each class.

Send a request to tacmedia@uw.edu or call (253) 692-4419 tacmedia to check out a lockbox key and arrange for a brief orientation.

Learning how to use classroom equipment

For training on the use of classroom media equipment, send a request to tacmedia@uw.edu and we will schedule a short 15-minute briefing in your classroom. 

You can view training videos of our touchpanels on each classroom's page.  Classrooms, with listed software and hardware, can be found on the IT Rooms webpage.

Requesting additional equipment

To request additional media equipment, faculty must send a request to tacmedia@uw.edu at least 24 (business) hours in advance.

Computer classrooms

Unless otherwise specified, Information Technology purchases, installs and maintains all computers, printers, and computer related equipment in the following labs.

If you are having any equipment-related difficulties, please contact the IT Helpdesk at (253) 692-HELP (4357) or tachelp@uw.edu.  (UWT Staff and Faculty only).

Classroom software list

Classroom software available can be found on the IT Rooms webpage.