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Visualization Classroom

Our Visualization Classroom features one of our two resident visualization walls - a large-scale high-resolution digital display that joins 15, 55” LCD monitors to create one large screen. While the multiple monitors can be joined to display one piece of digital media, the technology also lends itself to view multiple sources (resident desktop, laptops, tablets, cell phones) at one time. The wall also features a multitouch glass overlay that allows users to interact with content via touch control.

Use Cases

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.

Training

Training

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)

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!

Projects

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

Booking

  • 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.

Resources

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

Software

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'

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