Types of Classrooms
We offer three different types of technology classroom, each provides different levels of technology for teaching.
We recommend you start with our Podium User Guide. The guide covers basic use of classroom technology.
Request an Orientation Session
Instructors may request a one-on-one training session for any technology classroom. Our staff will familiarize you with the technology to help you use it to its fullest potential. Whenever possible, the orientation will be held in your classroom to familiarize you with the equipment you will be using while teaching.
Email your request to TechClass@psu.edu. Please include:
- Room number
- Your hours of availability
You can also request an orientation session by calling the LAT Hotline.
For rooms in the following locations, please contact:
- Thomas Building – Jeff Schomer – 863-8505
- Willard Building – Chris Opall – 865-2788
Please schedule your orientation at least 48 hours in advance of the requested time. Because of the scheduling of these rooms, it is often not possible to meet for an orientation on short notice.
Frequently Asked Questions
The FAQ page may help you quickly solve the most frequent problems encountered in our classrooms.
Classroom & Technology Design, and Minimum Requirements
Penn State’s Facilities, Resources and Planning group, in collaboration with the Learning Space Leadership Committee, maintains a set of design guidelines and construction requirements for use both by Penn State’s Office of Physical Plant and by outside contractors when designing and building General Purpose Classrooms at Penn State. You can find the latest version of this guide below.
CLASSROOM & TECHNOLOGY DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (PDF) – Updated 9/13/2018