Eastern Michigan University

New Classroom Technology -- Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I play a CD in the classroom?

A: The Blu-ray player in the classroom will play CDs and DVDs. Sound will play through the ceiling speakers.

Q: Will there be a computer in the classroom?

A: There will be a Windows thin-client computer, similar to those used in the I.T. computer labs. There will also be cables to connect a laptop computer.

Q: How do I use my own computer or tablet in the classroom?

A: There are VGA and audio cables in the room to connect to laptops, tablets, etc. If your device does not have a standard VGA connector, be sure to bring your adapter/dongle.

Q: How can I use my data on the classroom computer?

A: There are several options for using your data on classroom computers.

USB thumb drivesEagleMail BriefcaseInternet storage systems (Google, Dropbox, Bigbox, etc.)

Q: What if I encounter a problem with the technology?

A: Rooms will either be equipped with a telephone or a communication option through the media switch. Issues can often be resolved quickly in a phone call. If needed, a technician will be dispatched to the room.

Q: I have specialized software on my computer. How do I use it in the classroom?

A: There are VGA and sound cables in the room to connect to laptops, tablets, etc. If your device does not have a standard VGA connector, be sure to bring your adapter/dongle.

Q: Will the rooms have VCRs?

A: There will be connections for a VCR for those who wish to bring one to the room. The rooms will not have installed VCRs.

Division of Information Technology

118 Pray Harrold

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Phone: 734.487.3141

Fax: 734.481.9290