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Latest news on Audio Visual equipment upgrades

Inside the classroom, teaching tools are rapidly developing and we are ensuring that academic staff has the best presentation tools and access to latest teaching technology.

Here is the latest news from our Audio Visual equipment upgrades:

Davis Theatre
Davis Theatre screen was replaced over the Christmas holidays.  As well, a new BluRay Player and new switching equipment has been installed since the start of the Hilary Term.

Arts Building, Room 3131
New projection and recording equipment has been installed.

Áras an Phiarsaigh, Rooms 2.04, 3.126, 3.19, 4.03
Scheduled improvement works are to take place in the coming weeks which will include the installation of new projectors and screens. As well, in Room 3.19, we are installing a second screen to improve visibility in the room.

Joly Theatre
New switching equipment will be installed in the coming weeks, along with a new BluRay player.

Burke Theatre
Due for a big upgrade in April, the Burke will have a new teaching desk and lectern.

Upon completion of the upgrade work in the Burke Theatre, the Audio Visual equipment upgrade works for the 2013/2014 Academic Year will be complete.

New: How you can find out where there are available computers in our rooms

Need to print a paper or do some work on a PC or Mac in the College computer rooms? You can now check the availability of computers in our rooms across campus by visiting our new Computer Room availability page at: http://isservices.tcd.ie/facilities/pacrmaplinks.php

Audio visual equipment upgrade work in progress

Inside the classroom, teaching tools are rapidly developing and we are ensuring that academic staff has the best presentation tools and access to latest teaching technology.

During Summer 2013, we carried out a wide range of improvements to the audio visual and media equipment in College lecture theatres.

Further scheduled work will take place between now and Christmas 2013 and to avoid disruption to teaching, we will try to use weekends and teaching breaks at Study Week and Christmas to complete all the installations.

In summary the improvements will include the following:

• Burke Lecture Theatre – New teaching desk location, additional microphones on stage and improved integration with new lighting

• LTEE2/3 Lecture Theatres – Replacing Screens, Data Projectors and PCs

• Arts Davis Theatre & Goldsmith Hall – Replacing the Screens

• Museum M20/21 – Rewiring and replacing the lecterns

• D’Olier St, Arts and AAP Seminar Room– Replacing PCs, Screens and Data Projectors

Welcome from the Director of IS Services …

A warm welcome to the new academic year from IS Services. As staff and students are settling into the new term, we would like to take a few moments to share current news about IT topics that might help make an easy transition from Summer into the new term.

The College community has seen a large volume of fraudulent emails in recent weeks and, in particular, over the Summer. In this newsletter, we will inform you about phishing, and provide a few tips and some practical
advice on how to spot a phishing message and how to avoid it.

The most basic and important note is that IS Services will never ask you for your username and password through an email message.

With these recent phishing attacks in mind, it is worth noting the development of a password recovery service for students. With this secure service, students will be able to change their password through a web browser, have details sent to their mobile phone and confirmation emails sent to an email address of their choice. Staff can manage their network login passwords through TCD Password Manager. Students and staff can visit mypassword.tcd.ie for full options on managing passwords.

Students can get fast, secure Internet access for their computer and mobile devices with TCDconnect. Instructions on registering for TCDconnect here. In this newsletter, you will read about the latest developments to the TCDconnect service.

New students may find more information about College IT services on our new student web pages.

Also in this newsletter, we will release news of a major Mobility initiative, as well as highlight improvements to Audio Visual and Media Services equpiment across campus. As always, we encourage you to stay on top of service news and improvements by visiting our website. Thank you and best best wishes for the coming year!

Audio Visual equipment upgrade work now underway

Our annual continuous improvement works to upgrade the Audio Visual equiment in Senior Lecture Pool Teaching Rooms is now underway and will be completed over the coming months.

Work will take place in the following rooms –

Lecture Theatres:

  • Burke Lecture Theatre, LTEE 2, LTEE 3, Museum M20, Museum M21, Arts    2043 Davis Theatre & Goldsmith Hall

Seminar Rooms:

  • School of Nursing, D’Olier St., RM 0.30, RM 0.54, RM 0.55, RM 1.29 & RM 2.51
  • Aras an Phiarsaigh RM 0.09, RM 2.04, RM 3.19, RM 4.03
  • Arts RM 3.126, RM 3.137, RM 4.018, RM 4.046, RM 4.047, RM 4.053, RM 5.033 & RM 5.052

In summary the improvements will include the following:

  • Burke Lecture Theatre – New teaching desk location, additional microphones on stage and improved integration with new lighting.
  • LTEE2/3 Lecture Theatres – Replacing Screen, Data Projector and PC.
  • Arts Davis 2043 Theatre & Goldsmith Hall – Replacing the Screen
  • Museum M20/21 – Rewiring and replacing the lecterns
  • D’Olier St, Arts and AAP Seminar Room– Replacing PC, Screens and Data Projectors

Scheduled work will take place between August and Christmas 2013 and to avoid disruption to teaching, we will try to use weekends and teaching breaks at Study Week and Christmas to complete all the installations.

As work progresses, we will post updates to the IS Services website to keep you posted on the progress.



Update on AV facilities – Audio Induction Loop systems on Campus

As part of a programme of on-going work, the Buildings Office have recently installed Audio Induction Loop systems for the deaf and hard of hearing in the Davis, JM Synge, Swift and Uí Chaidháin lecture theatres in the Arts Building.  For more information on accessibility within College, and to read more on access work carried out over the last 10 years, please visit the Disability Service website.

Lecture theatre AV equipment improvements

This summer the AVMS group in IS Services carried out a wide range of improvements to the audio-visual and media equipment in College lecture theatres.  In brief, older projectors were replaced and moved to widescreen format; AV switching equipment was upgraded; and wireless microphones replaced.  Provided below is a location-based list of the improvements.

IS Services

  • All theatres – Wireless microphones will be replaced to fulfil the requirements of the analogue switch off
  • Burke and MacNeil – New presenter’s PC, Mac and projectors
  • Museum M4,20,21 – New presenter’s PC and projectors
  • JM Synge, Davis and Emmet – New presenter’s PC and Mac and the addition of HDMI inputs
  • Arts 2026 – New presenter’s PC and projector
  • Arts 3074 – New lectern, presenter’s PC, projector and switching equipment
  • Arts 4050a and B 5039, 5025 – New presenter’s PC and projectors
  • Arts 3071,3051,3126,3106 – New projector
  • Goldsmith Hall – New lectern and general tidy up of AV
  • SON D’Olier St., 0.30,0.54,0.55 and 1.10 – New projectors

Photographic Centre relocation

Photocentre montageThe Photographic Centre has been relocated to room 2051 in the Arts Building.  This room is on the Arts concourse opposite the Ui Cadhain lecture theatre.

Users of the service will be glad to note that there is no change to the services provided, as outlined on the Photographic Centre website.

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