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Visualization Classroom

What is the Visualization Classroom?

The Visualization Classroom, located on the first floor in EL1441, offers a state-of-the-art interactive visualization wall ideal for large-scale displays of text, images, video, data etc. This exciting new teaching, learning and research space enables innovative teaching and unique opportunities to explore, learn, create and share.

Regardless of the topic or discipline faculty, students and staff will find this specialized classroom full of potential.  The large-scale display, along with an enhanced sound system and recording and streaming capabilities, creates a special active and experiential learning experience.  

The Ideas Visualization Lounge provides access to the same technology in a more open and public setting.

Booking

The Visualization Classroom may be reserved by Mount Royal University students, faculty, staff, and MRU community members. This room provides access to space and technology to enable users to engage in interactive, visual learning and design of digital projects in support of their teaching, research or coursework. 

  • This room is available for MRU students, faculty, staff or the MRU community to book by using the button above or contacting Courtney Montgomery, Library Outreach Lead at cmmontgomery@mtroyal.ca
  • This room contains specialized technology. Users are required to meet with a member of our Visualization Team to determine training and support needs before the requested booking can be confirmed

Technology

This touch enabled and interactive high resolution display can be used to view and manipulate large amounts of information (images, data, text, video, etc.) at one time in a single display, or to view and display multiple channels of content over smaller segmented or ‘split’ screens. The space can be used with or without laptops.

  • 15 - 55" LCD monitors (3x5) with a multitouch glass overlay
  • Wall dimensions: 6.08 m (w) x 2.05 m (h)
  • Wall resolution: 31, 104, 000  (9600 (w) x 3240 (h) pixels), 72 dpi

Connecting your content

  • Resident Windows desktop
  • HDMI laptop connection
  • Wireless devices (mobiles, tablets, laptops) using WePresent

Technology features

  • Video recording (front and rear wall mounted cameras)
  • Video conferencing (Polycom, Skype, Hangouts etc.)
  • 5 wireless microphones (2 lapel, 2 handheld, 1 gooseneck)
  • Wireless keyboard and mouse for resident desktop
  • Surround sound speaker system
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Programming

Please sign up for a Visualization Wall Training Session with the MRU Visualization Team in the Ideas Visualization Lounge (EL1270)

Training sessions are held Mondays from 10 am to 11 am in the Viz Lounge but are subject to change, please check the Library Programming Calendar.

What we will cover:

  • How to operate the visualization wall(s)
  • How to connect and display your content on the wall(s)
  • Room features including; video conferencing and video recording
  • Visualization wall programming including; MRU content showcases, drop-in hours, consulting, and more!

Please bring the following:

  • Paper/pen or laptop to take notes
  • A device (cellphone, tablet, laptop) that has the MirrorOp app (SENDER/PRESENTER) downloaded and installed
  • Your questions!

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Interested in booking a specialized training session for your department or class? Please contact Anna Nuhn, Visualization Specialist, anuhn@mtroyal.ca for more information.

Drop-in sessions offer an opportunity to discuss or test your upcoming reservations or content face-to-face with a visualization staff member.

If you wish to attend a drop-in session you do not need to register online, just go directly to the Visualization Classroom (EL1441).

Drop-in sessions will be held Fridays from 10 am to 11 am in the Viz Classroom but are subject to change, please check on the Library Programming Calendar.

Our visualization walls allow presenters to convey information in interesting and dynamic ways. Our staff can work with you to maximize the interactive properties of the wall.

Schedule a technology consultation to get one-on-one help with learning various software and technology. Contact Anna Nuhn, Visualization Specialist at anuhn@mtroyal.ca for more information.

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Resources

Yes, please contact Anna Nuhn at anuhn@mtroyal.ca for more information.
Yes, there is a drop-in session once per week for testing or questions
A list of software will be available soon.
Contact Anna Nuhn at anuhn@mtroyal.ca for a private training session.
Come to one of our drop-in sessions (held twice weekly) or book a private consultation with Anna Nuhn at anuhn@mtroyal.ca or Sarah Stephens at sstephens@mtroyal.ca
Contact Anna Nuhn at anuhn@mtroyal.ca for information on how to share your content.
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Contact

Contact Anna Nuhn, Visualization Specialist, at anuhn@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7088 with any questions about using the Ideas Visualization Lounge and/or the resident technology.

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MRU Library Visualization Team

Anna Nuhn, Visualization Specialist

anuhn@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7088

Sarah Stephens, Digital Technologies Specialist

sstephens@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.5639