Your On-Site Help Desk
for Classroom Technology
and Blackboard Learn

Room 1031 | 860-906-5030

Office Hours - Spring 2014
Hours subject to change without notice

Classroom Technology
Academic Media Technology designs, maintains, and administers the classroom audio-visual presentation systems at Capital. Each room features presentation equipment that allows instructors and students to incorporate many different types of materials into a rich, multimedia learning experience.

Having technical difficulties? Call x5030 from your classroom phone for immediate assistance (during normal office hours).

College classrooms and labs, conference rooms, lecture halls, tutoring centers, the Community Room, and the Auditorium (nearly 90 rooms in all) feature a high-tech "instructor's station" that includes:

  • Networked PC with CD/DVD Drive
  • Document Camera
  • Multimedia Projector or LCD flat-screen display
  • One-Touch Control Panel to switch sources
  • Speakers for amplified sound

Instructors have a variety of options when incorporating instructional material into their lessons, all displayed on a large screen to the classroom: DVD and VHS videos, online videos and music, internet web pages, Microsoft Office documents, textbook images, CD-ROMs or CD audio discs, small objects, hard-copy items such as newspapers and magazines, and even old-school overhead transparencies. Instructors using Blackboard Learn to deliver online content as part of a web-enhanced or hybrid course, can display their course on-screen and give a tour of the online course environment to students.

classroom image Academic Media Technology provides instructional multimedia design services to assist faculty in creating audio-visual learning materials that take advantage of the classroom presentation systems, providing a rich learning experience for students. AMT also offers small group and individual training to faculty members who wish to learn more about the power of these systems. And we maintain a Help Desk in Room 1031 (ext. 5030) and an extensive classroom tech support website.

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Tech Support Website

Classroom FAQs...

Q: I'm in the middle of teaching a class and the equipment doesn't seem to work. Whom do I call for help?
A: Call us at 5030 from any campus phone (860-906-5030 from your cellphone). During normal office hours we will respond as quickly as possible.

Q: I want to play a DVD movie, but don't see a DVD player... what do I do?
A: You can play DVD videos in the computer, using PowerDVD software. See how...

Q: I want to use my own laptop PC rather than the classroom PC... can I connect it to the projector?
laptop connections A: Yes. There are connection ports on the control panel for VGA and mini audio cables. If you don't have your own, you can borrow them from AMT for your class period.
See how...

Q: My students are giving presentations in class and I'd like them videotaped... can you help?
A: Yes! Please call, e-mail, or visit us in person to schedule this service in advance with a department member.

Academic Media Technology, Capital Community College, 950 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Room 1031   ||   860.906.5030   ||