Tutorials for Model and Audio Classrooms

Video tutorials
Watch Model/Audio Classroom video tutorials

Scheduling

To reserve a Model Classroom or Audio Classroom for teaching, please consult your department chair or division dean before contacting the Support Center at support.center@npc.edu or x7447.

System Setup
The Support Center will get things set up for each class for default state. Before the class begins, the librarian or campus/center staff will power up the system and have the Omnijoin or Bridgit start screen ready on the desktop computer and the Smart Board in the classroom.

How to Use Omnijoin (previously known as Nefsis) and Bridgit?

Both Omnijoin and Bridgit are web-based, voice over IP (VoIP) and multiparty videoconferencing technology that allows instructors to easily share documents, presentations, media files, applications, Web browser and their computer desktop with their students at multiple campus/center locations. Instructors who teach in Model Classrooms and audio classrooms can choose to utilize Omnijoin or Bridgit as the primary instructional delivery platform.

Omnijoin User Guide
Bridgit User Guide

How to Use the Smart Board?

Combining the simplicity of a whiteboard with the power of a computer, the Smart Board interactive whiteboard lets you deliver dynamic lessons, write notes in digital ink, and save your work - all with the simple touch of a finger. Go to the Smart Board resource page.

How to Use the Document Camera?
The SMART Document Camera makes it easy to transform any classroom or lecture hall into a spontaneous and interactive learning environment. It uses a high-resolution video camera to display clear and detailed images of written material or any physical object in real time. Instructors can also capture images or video and instantly transform them into digital content. Learn more about the Document Camera here.

Delivery Guide
View an instructors' guide for the delivery of materials to video, audio or model classrooms, problems with equipment while teaching, classroom folders (student use), testing for audio/video/model classes, returning graded work to students, and students viewing grades. You can also click here to download a PDF version of the guide. Please ask library staff to come to your audio, model or video classroom the first week of classes. They will take about 10-15 minutes to explain how to use the equipment. Please leave the equipment on after the class. Note there is an orange sign on the counter stating “Do not turn off equipment”.

It is highly recommended that you use Moodle for the delivery of course materials in digital format.