Facilities in teaching rooms

On the campus of the Radboud University there are teaching rooms managed by Campus&Facilities (C&F). On this page you will find more information about the room facilities that enable online education and hybrid education. You will also find the information regarding the computers in the teaching rooms and its standard facilities and standard software package.

Computers in the teaching rooms

Standard facilities

  • All computers have an Internet connection.
  • All rooms equipped with a PC and data/video-projector also have the option of connecting a laptop you bring yourself to the projector system. The connection cable is located next to the monitor on the teacher's desk.
  • Each PC comes standard with a USB 2.0 input on the front.
  • A user manual explaining the operation of the central control panel is available in each room.

Standard software package

The following software is installed on the lecture room PC by default.

  • Office 2016
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Reader
  • Flashplayer
  • Java
  • Silverlight
  • 7-Zip
  • F-Secure Anti-virus
  • Shakespeak
  • Skype
  • Chrome browser
  • Edge browser
  • VLC media player
  • SPSS 21

It is not possible to install your own software. For more information about the software on the lecture hall PC's, please contact the Audiovisual Services department via 024-3612680 or audiovisualservices [at] ru.nl (audiovisualservices[at]ru[dot]nl).

Facilities for Online education

This concerns education (meetings) in which all students participate online. This can be synchronous (live, at a scheduled time) and asynchronous education (only to watch back later).

Forms of online education

  1. Live streaming a lecture or educational gathering, so that students can watch immediately. 
  2. Record web lectures, so that students can (re)watch the lecture afterwards. Many lecture halls have a web lecture set.
  3. Record knowledge clips, so students can play the clip as many times as they want. The Radboud Educational Clips team provides extensive support for the development of knowledge clips.

Software for online lectures

You can provide online lectures with the software Virtual Classroom and with Teams Meetings. There are several manuals available on the use of Teams Meetings and Virtual Classroom. If you have not yet worked with a video conference tool you might want to practice this at home beforehand.

Information about Teams Meetings

Information about Virtual Classroom

Facilities for Hybrid education

This means education(al gatherings) where a number of the students participate physically on campus, and a number of students will participate online. Online participation can occur via Virtual Classroom, Teams Meetings or Web lectures. In-class interaction will be possible.

Facility Suitable when? Options

Live streaming with Virtual Classroom or Teams Meetings

150 rooms with touch screens are equipped with a webcam and wireless microphone.

 

 

  • Front-facing classes
  • Live participation from the online students
  • Limited interaction with and between the online students
  • Virtual Classroom up to 150 students.
  • Teams Meetings up to 1,000 students.
  • Lecturer is visible and audible both in class and online
  • Students in the room are inaudible online and visible to a certain degree
  • Screen/slides are visible both online and in class
  • Whiteboard is visible both online and in class
  • Online interaction with students via chat or webcam.

Livestreaming with Weblectures

 

  • Frontal class situation
  • Live participation from online students
  • Limited interaction with and between students who participate online via the Brightspace Chat feature
  • Limited access to the Classlist in Brightspace of a course
  • Lecturer can be heard and seen both online and in class
  • Students in the room cannot be heard online and have limited visibility
  • Screens/slides are visible both online and in class
  • Whiteboard is visible both online and in class
  • Online interactions with students through the chat

 

Instruction for the use of hybrid educational rooms

Campus&Facilities has furnished educational rooms to suit hybrid education. This means that students can either attend classes on campus or follow them from home with a video connection.

The rooms are equipped with a computer, LCD screen or beamer, a webcam and a microphone. The rooms also have chairs and tables with suitable distance from one another. The combination with a video conference tool like Teams Meetings or Virtual Classroom makes it possible to have a direct connections with the students who are at home. The rooms will also have a short manual that explains how to turn on and use the equipment.

Tips for using hybrid educational rooms

List of hybrid classrooms

Contact

Do you have any questions or do you need more information? The Teaching Information Point of your faculty will be happy to assist you.