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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.



The visualization wall is a high resolution display that can be used to view large amounts of information (data, text, video, etc.) at one time in a single display window, or to view and display multiple inputs in smaller segmented display windows.

  • 15 - 55" LCD monitors (3x5) 
  • 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 Connection
  • Airtame - connect devices wirelessly (mobiles, tablets, laptops)

Technology features

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

The windows desktop 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
  • media players

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

Room Layout & Capacity

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

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  • This space can be reserved by MRU faculty, students or staff
  • Consultation is not required prior to booking this space but is available upon request by submitting the Expression of Interest Form or contacting Library Outreach Lead, Courtney Montgomery,


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

Video Call with Guest Lecturers

This is the perfect opportunity to invite a guest speaker into your class. Our sophisticated video and audio system will allow students to take in and ask questions of guests while interacting with supporting materials on the wall.

Record Presentations

Need to create presentations for your students to view online or have your students record presentations for their portfolios? The Visualization Classroom comes equipped with microphones and front and rear cameras with four layout options to record presentations onto a USB key.

Virtual Reality

Immerse students in a strategically designed scenario to facilitate high-tech projects. Classes have utilized virtual reality to develop and test apps.

Focus on the Details

Analysis of high resolution digital media including; photographs, videos, satellite imagery, and fine art as well as large datasets with the help of a 6.08 m (w) x 2.05 m (h) screen. Highlight specific details or illustrate how multiple sources relate with the multiple screen options.

Interactive Engaging Lectures

Develop content that allows students to get out of their desks and interact and explore on the wall - perhaps a geographical tour of medieval England.

Students Can Lead

The touch screen display is the ideal companion for presentations. Students have the ability to show off projects to classmates and manipulate visuals with their fingertips.