KU Classrooms & Classroom Technology

Build a Learning Space

The Classroom Technologies group at KU IT provides consultation on the design and re-design of classroom learning spaces.

We have created the learning space builder tool below to provide a ballpark estimate of starting costs as you consider creating a brand new space or adding technology to an existing space. While the learning space builder cannot provide exact estimates, we hope it is helpful to you as you begin this process. Should you decide to pursue a new or re-designed space, we look forward to the opportunity to learn more about your project and help you design a space that meets your needs.

To request a consultation on the design of a learning space or A/V system, or installation of technology into a new or existing space, please complete the Classroom Technology Support online contact form.


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Starting at around $5000 Not including installation, furniture, or infrastructure.

Provides simple display for small offices, conference rooms, and meeting spaces. Also provides for most levels of digital signage.

  • Projector, wall or cart mounted display.
  • VGA and HDMI input with audio for laptop, Bluray, etc...
  • Wall plate or table mounted input panel for connectivity to display.
  • Control via wireless remote for display and input control.
  • Audio distribution via display (projector or flat panel) speakers.
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Starting at around $25,000 Not including installation, furniture or infrastructure.

The Media Classroom standard covers the majority of classrooms at KU. Most of these rooms are lecture or discussion rooms which seat up to 99 students. Provides display with multiple content sources all centrally located and controlled from a media lectern/podium with options for expansion.

  • Single or multiple projectors/or flat panel displays (size and number of displays dependent on room configuration).
  • Tethered media lectern/podium
  • System controls via panel located at podium.
  • Distributed speakers for sound amplification.
  • Standard content media devices-PC, document camera, Bluray, DVD, laptop connectivity (VGA, HDMI).
  • Additional inputs (up to 2) for added functionality.
  • 1 additional output for spaces needing additional displays. (Single image on dual displays)
  • Additional audio connectivity for microphone if needed.
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Starting at around $50,000 Not including installation, furniture or infrastructure.

The Large Venue A/V standard covers the majority of spaces at KU with 100 + students. Provides multiple display with multiple content sources all centrally located and controlled from a media lectern/podium with options for expansion.

  • Large venue projectors (size dependent on room configuration).
  • Optional confidence monitors dependent on room layout and configuration.
  • Multiple inputs and outputs for multiple displays (Matrix Switching).
  • Media lectern/podium.
  • System controls via panel located at podium.
  • Distributed speakers for sound amplification with wireless microphones.
  • Standard content media devices-PC, document camera, media player Blue-Ray, DVD, laptop connectivity (VGA, HDMI).
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Starting at around $50,000. Not including installation, furniture or infrastructure.

Active Learning Spaces, Multiple presentation areas, Shared Content.

  • Multiple inputs and outputs for multiple displays.
  • Multiple projectors/or flat panel displays (size and number of displays dependent on room configuration).
  • Tethered media lectern/podium/credenza or rack space to house essential equipment. Dependent on room design.
  • System controls located at podium with options for secondary control elsewhere.
  • Standard content media devices-PC, document camera, Bluray, DVD, laptop connectivity (VGA, HDMI).
  • Colaborative design for group work with media connectivity at each station. Furniture can be designed as a stand-alone feature. (Huddle Space).
  • Distributed speakers for sound amplification with wireless microphones (dependent on room size and configuration).
  • Wireless AV presentation device for content sharing between student and instructor.
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Optional items can be added to a space to provide additional functionality.

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Starting at around $150
Devices that enable a wireless audio/visual connection to the room display.  There are a multitude of devices on the market for achieving this functionality and all have an array of features.  Because these devices are wireless there are considerations that need to be addressed both from a security and an enterprise networking perspective.  With this in mind,  KU IT has approved the following for use:

As new devices come on the market, KU IT will evaluate and make recommendations as needed.

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Starting at around $100 

http://technology.ku.edu/services/lecture-capture

Skype for Business(web conferencing - $100) - Recordable presentation, screen capture and audio. Two sided live event. Can be streamed live as well as the receiving party being able to communicate with audio and video. Computer with minimum specs, microphone, camera, network connection.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (web conferencing - $100) - Recordable presentation, video, audio and screen sharing. Synchronous meetings with multiple endpoints possible. Dependent on: computer with minimum specs (including Chrome browser), microphone, camera, AV bridge (if mic and camera are room-integrated, to be recognized by computer), and network connection.

Echo 360 (Appliance Capture - $4500) - Automated scheduling of recordings, capture any connected input, video/audio, allow for live streaming of event. Allows for chat, but no two way audio and/or video. Dependent on AV bridge, video camera, microphone, computer, network connection.

Hardware for both of our web conferencing options are identical. As long as the room’s computer can access the network, room camera and microphone, the decision of which platform to use could be left up to each user.

Echo 360 Classroom Capture- Automated scheduling of recordings, capture computer screen and video/audio. Dependent on: Computer with minimum specs, microphone, camera, network connection.

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Starting at around $1000

  • Learning spaces can be configured with assistive listening systems as determined by IT Classroom Technology and the Academic Achievement and Access Center.  Technologies currently supported are:
    • Listen FM systems
    • Contacta Induction Loop 

Additional infrastructure, installation, and facilities costs may apply.

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For a small conference room, office, or huddle space. Assuming standard audio/visual equipment is already installed, including the Workstation to run web conferencing software (i.e. ZOOM). Starting at around $3000

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For a medium sized conference room, huddle space, or smaller general classroom (20-30 seat). Assuming standard audio/visual equipment is already installed, including the Workstation to run web conferencing software (i.e. ZOOM). Starting at around $7000

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For a general classroom (30+ seat), Collaborative Space, and is a good starting point for auditoria. The larger the auditorium, the more microphones, DSP, etc… will be needed. Assuming standard audio/visual equipment is already installed, including the Workstation to run web conferencing software (i.e. ZOOM). Starting at around $15,000

 


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