Classroom Technology

Classroom Firmware Update

Posted October 13, 2016

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Effective Dates: October 17 - 19, 2016

From October 17 through 19, we will update the firmware for the media controller in about 20 classrooms across campus. This update will reduce the number of audio issues in these classrooms.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Reduces audio issues during media playback in classrooms

Impact on College Community

  • No action is required for this update, which will take place over fall break when classes are not in session.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by email or call 630.752.4357(HELP).

Summer Classroom Technology Updates

Posted July 14, 2016

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Effective Date: Summer 2016

During the summer of 2016, we updated the technology in the following classrooms:

  • Billy Graham Center 130, 255, M229, and 309
  • Blanchard 139, 223, and 324
  • Buswell 133
  • Fischer 238
  • Memorial Student Center 120, 122, and 124
  • Meyer Science Center 255 and 355
  • Pierce 102, 104, and 108
  • Schell 202

Depending on each room, these upgrades include new furniture and displays and updated computers. Check room details in 25Live to view the specifications of each room (link only available on campus).

To allow greater flexibility and personalization, there will no longer be classroom computers in Schell 202, BGC 255 and BGC M229. These classrooms will still have display monitors, Apple TVs, and document cameras installed, and presenters can connect and display their laptops.

Contact us by email or call 630.752.4357 (HELP) to schedule an orientation for a specific classroom.

These changes were reviewed by the Technology and Information Resources subcommittee, the faculty Technology @ Wheaton governance group.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).

Blanchard 339 Updated

Posted January 11, 2016

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Effective Date: January 11, 2016

In order to resolve ongoing issues with laptop input, the classroom technology in Blanchard 339 was updated. The control screen has been updated, and laptops will be able to connect reliably to the projector.

Instructions

  • Operating instructions for the new control screen can be found here.

Key Benefits and Features

  • Updated control screen

  • Previous issues with laptop input are resolved

Impact on College Community

  • On-screen annotation will no longer be available in Blanchard 339

You can find operation instructions for the new control screen here. If you have any questions, contact us or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).

New Exam Processing System Implemented

Posted August 28, 2015

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Effective Date: Fall 2015

Remark has replaced Scantron as Wheaton's exam processing system. Remark is used to automatically grade tests using optical mark recognition or "bubble" testing.

Key Benefits and Features

  • Create exams in Microsoft Word and print on regular paper, not special answer sheets
  • Recognizes marks from pens, pencils, crayons, and markers
  • Scan completed exams on office copy machines
  • Generate reports on student scores and answer trends
  • Use multiple answer keys
  • Automatically grade weighted and extra credit questions
  • Integration with learning management system

Impact on the College Community

Remark has replaced Scantron grading stations. These grading stations were previously located in the Billy Graham Center, Wyngarden, the Memorial Student Center, and the Meyer Science Center. Printable test forms for Remark processing are available on our training website (you may be asked to sign in) and from department coordinators.

Academic and Institutional Technology will contact and train departments to use Remark throughout the fall. If you have any questions, contact us or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).

New Exam Processing System

Posted August 11, 2015

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Effective Date: Fall 2015
Remark will replace Scantron as Wheaton's exam processing system starting in the Fall 2015 semester. Remark is used to automatically grade tests using optical mark recognition or "bubble" testing.

Key Benefits and Features

  • Create exams in Microsoft Word and print on regular paper, not special answer sheets
  • Recognizes marks from pens, pencils, crayons, and markers
  • Scan completed exams on office copy machines
  • Generate reports on student scores and answer trends
  • Use multiple answer keys
  • Automatically grade weighted and extra credit questions
  • Integration with learning management system

Impact on the College Community

Remark will replace Scantron grading stations starting in the Fall 2015 semester.  These grading stations were previously located in the Billy Graham Center, Wyngarden, the Memorial Student Center, and the Meyer Science Center.

Academic and Institutional Technology will contact and train departments to use Remark throughout the fall. If you have any questions, contact us or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).

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