Podium Computer Monitor
Linked directly to the classroom podium computer, the Podium Computer Monitor provides the presenter a view of the computer's desktop to set up a presentation or serve as a confidence monitor during a presentation. In almost every centrally supported classroom, the Podium Computer Monitor is secured to an adjustable arm that allows the presenter to move the monitor to a comfortable location during their presentation. There are a few Podium Monitor Configurations found on campus. Please review the room's directory for your specific Podium Computer Monitor configuration.
Single Monitor Podiums
Generally speaking, classrooms with limited space in the front of the room or systems that have basic standard capabilities have a small podium in the front of the room that can accommodate a single podium monitor mounted on top. By design, these monitors will only display the desktop of the podium computer.
A single widescreen monitor on an adjustable arm, typically ranging in size from 19 inches to 20 inches. These are typically located in a standard presentation classroom updated before the summer of 2015. As updates are made to systems, these standard monitors are being replaced with touch monitors described below.
A single touch-screen monitor on an adjustable arm, typically ranging in size from 21.5 inches to 23 inches. These are typically located in standard presentation classrooms that have been updated from the summer of 2015 and later.
Two Monitor Podiums
Generally speaking, lecture halls or large classrooms with complicated systems require additional space for all of their equipment to be stored. As a result, the podium surface area increases, which allow the accommodation of two podium monitors mounted on top of the podium. The left or primary podium monitor will at all times show the Podium Computer's desktop. With the addition of the second monitor on the right side of the podium, we are afforded more flexibility as to what can be previewed. The second monitor typically displays the podium computer's extended desktop. It also serves as a preview monitor for other system sources such as the document camera. Please review the system training documentation for your specific room for more information.
Smart Sympodium and standard monitor - Typically installed between 2011 and 2014, users can annotate on the primary desktop monitor (left monitor) using the attached stylus. The second monitor is a standard, noninteractive monitor.
Two touch-screen monitors - Typically installed 2015-present, either the primary or extended desktop of the podium computer can be interacted with using the capacitive touch functionality of these monitors. Either finger or capacitive touch stylus can be used with these monitors. NOTE: When the secondary podium monitor (right monitor) is being used as a preview monitor for other sources like the document camera, the touch interaction will still communicate with the extended desktop of the computer. It does not annotate the preview content.