Classroom Technology Toolkit

NIU has a multitude of classrooms, conference rooms, labs and study spaces in more than 70 buildings on campus. The technologies in these spaces allow faculty to utilize lecture-capture and two-way collaboration between faculty/instructor and in-person/remote students. This toolkit provides information on how to effectively capture and stream your courses using the technologies available. 

Training and Support

Information on training and support available about classroom technology.

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Streaming Options

Comparison of methods for streaming or capturing a class session.  

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Quick Guides

Quick reference materials for streaming and using classroom technology.

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Classrooms FAQ

What should I do if a projector won't turn on?

Most classrooms use a controller, such as a touch-screen or button box, to power on the projector. If that isn't working or the room doesn't have one, check for a Podium Control icon on the computer desktop and try to power on the system from there. 

You can also try the projector remote control. Look for the brand on the projector (if possible) to find the appropriate remote control. 

Teaching Support

CITL staff are available to answer your teaching questions. Give us a call at 815-753-0595 or email for assistance. You can also schedule an appointment with one of our staff.

View CITL upcoming events to view available upcoming workshops offered or to register.

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Center for Innovative
Teaching and Learning

Phone: 815-753-0595

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