Zoom Rooms as a "Hyflex" Add-on to a Standard Classroom AV System
Standardizing AV systems across a campus provides faculty the comfort of a consistent presentation experience. It also streamlines installation and maintenance. A simple keypad control interface works well in supporting these goals. Now, however, the remote teaching experience of the pandemic has given faculty the expectation that webconferencing in classrooms should be readily available and easy. Simmons University has begun implementing Zoom Rooms systems as an add-on to standard classrooms in a way that allows the standard lectern keypad interface to remain untouched. This maintains the consistent interface for standard classroom use while adding the simple startup of a Zoom webconference. A separate video monitor is also provided for easier viewing of the remote students.