Best Practices for Room Characteristic Entry
The Optimizer reads Room Characteristic entries as "and statements" meaning only a room with ALL of the characteristics entered will be considered for assignment for the section (i.e. A room with a DVD player AND a chalkboard AND moveable desks). To avoid narrowing the pool of available rooms too much, only enter the features absolutely needed for the section and specifically requested by the instructor.
See Identifying Classroom Needs for GA Rooms for more information on Room Characteristic entry.
|01 - GA Room||Enter this on all sections needing a GA room assignment. Sections without 01 entered WILL NOT BE ASSIGNED a GA room.|
|05 - Active Learning||Active Learning rooms have a group layout and extra technology/features to promote non-traditional pedagogy.|
|10 - Document Camera|
Document camera projects documents or objects for demonstrations.
|11 - Dual Display||Two screens are able to display two images at the same time.|
|12 - AV - DVD||DVD player|
|13 - AV - DVD - Region Free||Region free (able to play all DVD formats, including international) DVD player|
|16 - AV - Interactive Display||Interactive display (i.e. SmartBoard)|
|20 - AV - Lecture Capture||Technology available to record instruction|
|25 - AV - Multimedia||Computer/projector and/or Interactive Display|
|30 - AV - Outlets at Seats|
Power outlets available at each seat in room
|35 - AV - VCR||VCR in room for instructors who need to play VHS tapes|
|36 - AV - Video Conferencing||Video conferencing technology - image projection, camera, and microphones|
|40 - Board - Chalk||Chalkboard(s) in room|
|41 - Board - White||Whiteboard(s) in room|
|50 - Demo - Anthro||Access to Anthropology demonstration materials in Sabin Hall is necessary for this section.|
|51 - Demo - Bio/Ge||Access to Biological and Geological Sciences demonstration materials in Lapham Hall is necessary for this section.|
|52 - Demo - Chem||Access to Chemistry demonstration materials in the Chemistry Building is necessary for this section.|
|53 - Demo - Physics|
Access to Physics demonstration materials in the Physics Building is necessary for this section.
|54 - Demo - Art History||Access to Art History demonstration materials in Mitchell Hall is necessary for this section.|
|60 - Floor - Carpet||A room with carpeting is needed.|
|62 - Floor - Tile||A room with tile flooring is needed.|
|70 - Seating - Fixed Seats||Fixed seats|
|71 - Seating - Fixed Tables||Fixed tables|
|72 - Seating - Moveable Desks||Moveable tab-arm desks|
|73 - Seating - Moveable Tables||Moveable tables and chairs|
|95 - No GA Room Needed||Enter this for every section that will either be placed in a department-owned room or does not need a room assignment.|