In our video conferencing intensive spaces, in collaboration with the Schools that use these spaces, we have integrated microphone systems for audience participation.
Because they pick up the sound so effectively, here are a few recommendations when using these ceiling microphones.
Suspended from the ceiling strategically around a classroom, these Pendant Ceiling Microphones have been the standard microphone solution for classroom audiences up until the summer of 2019 and are still in use in many classrooms. With mute/unmute controls located at the instructor podium, these microphones provide good pickup of audience conversation speech during teleconferences as well as recorded classroom sessions if desired.
Image of standard Pendant Microphone used at VCU [View Image]
|KMSB||VCU Health Sciences Research Building||Perkinson||Sadie Heath Cabaniss||Sanger Hall||Smith|
|Harris Hall||Hibbs Hall|
|2120 (Fall 2021)||5136 (Fall 2021)||B-024 (Fall 2021)|
|2122 (Fall 2021)||5162 (Fall 2021)||407 (Fall 2021)|
|3103 (Fall 2021)||5163 (Fall 2021)|
|3130 (Fall 2021)||5167 (Fall 2021)|
|3142 (Fall 2021)||5182|
|4153 (Fall 2021)|
|4169 (Fall 2021)|
New to VCU in 2019, these Ceiling Tile Style Microphones are very discrete, but provide excellent sound pick for a classroom audience participation response. The mute/unmute controls for Ceiling Microphones are located on the instructor podium.
Image of a Standard Ceiling Tile Style microphone in use at VCU [View Image]
|College of Health Professions||Smith||Sadie Heath Cabaniss|
|1000||3003||103 (Fall 2021)||1013 (Fall 2021)|
Monroe Park Campus
|1100 (Fall 2021)|
|1102 (Fall 2021)|
|1104 (Fall 2021)|
|1105 (Fall 2021)|
|1201 (Fall 2021)|
|2107 (Fall 2021)|
Spaces with Push to Talk microphones provide one microphone for every two students. These microphones are muted by default but can be unmuted by pushing the button on the microphone itself. There are 2 basic styles available in the following Central Classrooms.
Note: The Push to Talk microphone capability was added by the School of Pharmacy and School of Nursing respectively.
|Image of push to talk mic versions one. [View Image]||This style of Microphone is available in Smith 103, School of Pharmacy.|
|Sadie Heath Cabaniss 1011|
|Image of push to talk mic version 2. [View Image]||This style of Push to Talk microphone is available in Sadie Heath Cabaniss, School of Nursing room 1011.|