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Visualization Classroom

Our Visualization Classroom features one of our two large-scale displays, along with an enhanced sound system and recording and streaming capabilities, creating an ideal space for teaching, learning and research.


Use Cases


  • This space can be reserved by MRU faculty, students or staff
  • Users must attend a 1-hour training session prior to their booking being confirmed
  • Consultation is not required prior to booking this space

In an effort to align with guidelines from Alberta Health Services and Mount Royal University, MRU Library is temporarily suspending bookings for our spaces.

Room Capacity

Default room capacity is 35 people. Room layouts can be customized to best suit the needs of each booking.


Write, Respond, and Analyze Images

Writing About Images class content (GNED 1404)

Stian French makes adjustments to the 3D printer he created in the Maker Studio

Writing About Images is a foundational composition course that examines graphic narratives (short comics). Students analyze the narratives based on both textual information as well as visual information. These comics are often projected on one half of the Visualization Wall while the opposing side of the interactive display features slides composed by the instructor to give context to the narratives and enable students to analyze and respond to the images.

“This room allows us, collectively, to examine the visual aspects of these narratives. In classes that do not have this kind of capability, students would be examining these narratives on their computers or small electronic devices, reducing the advantages of collaboration.”

Terri Baker, Instructor, Faculty of Arts


Users must attend a 1-hour training session prior to their booking being confirmed. Sign up for a Visualization Wall Training Session with the MRU Visualization Team in the Ideas Lounge (EL1270)

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!


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)
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


The computer in the Visualization Classroom is loaded with software to enable various uses of the wall. Broad categories of software available include:

  • presentation preparation/delivery
  • data analysis/visualization
  • photo/video editing
  • drawing/sketching
  • media players

For a full list of software available in the Visualization Classroom please check out the Find Software tool, search by location 'Visualization Classroom'