Understand Your Classroom Space
Many of the teaching strategies we recommend will depend upon the type of classroom space scheduled for your course.
Find out in which location your course is scheduled.
This information can be found by looking at the My Classes section of My ASU, under "View My Schedule".
- If a physical classroom location is listed (e.g. DH 210), then this will be an "ASU Sync/In-Person" class.
- If the location includes "ASUSYNC", e.g. Tempe-ASUSYNCT, this is an "ASU Sync Only" class and will be conducted entirely via Zoom.
Please note that our building, once called the G. Homer Durham Language and Literature (LL) Building has been renamed Durham Hall (DH). So if you see a classroom listed as DH, it is in our building.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the classroom assigned to your course, please contact Vesna Markovich (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Look at the physical space as soon as you can and consider some of the following questions.
How will you spread students out? (no more than 50% of max room capacity)
Can you have the whole class in there and still spread out?
Are there places in the room to have small groups gather for group activities?
Are you close enough to the ground floor that some or all of the groups could work outside and then come back in for sharing?
- This ASU Tempe Campus University Classrooms document provides maximum capacities for all Tempe classrooms.
Where is the classroom technology and how does it work?
- ASU is installing three types of Zoom setups in ASU classrooms and they are calling them Types A, B, and C. But, some presentations may label them as levels 1, 2, and 3.
- All University Spaces by Zoom capability - (Document)
- Zoom setups that will be available in ASU classrooms - (Presentation)
- SILC is looking into hiring "Technical Assistants" to help with the new room setups. More information will be coming shortly...
Where are the cameras located and what aspects of the room do they see?
Where are the microphones and how much sound do they pick up?
Where should you stand so that you can engage both the in-person students and those viewing remotely?
How will you share information with students? Will the remote students clearly see the blackboard/whiteboard? Do you feel comfortable using the Zoom whiteboard and/or sharing your screen?
- If the technology in the room isn’t working, contact ASU Classroom Support.