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Visualization Classroom

What is the 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.

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

The furniture in the Visualization Classroom is arranged using row-style seating with a capacity of 35.

Our Visualization Classroom fosters an interactive, dynamic and hands-on educational environment that enhances research, encourages active learning and drives collaboration between faculty and students. This technology can be used to  helps learners and researchers view information with new perspectives, helping them draw alternative conclusions, deeper analyses, and develop critical thinking. The immersive experiences, created by the large-scale display,bridges quantitative and qualitative methods, interdisciplinary explorations, and diverse modes of inquiry to address complex questions across all disciplines at Mount Royal University.

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. 

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Booking

The Visualization Classroom allows you to create a course that exhibits your material and connects with students like never before. Use innovative technology to showcase crucial research and tie in new education channels with the help of a multifunctional display and supportive software and equipment designed for educators. This is an opportunity to elevate your program in a way that isn’t possible with a standard PowerPoint and projector found in traditional classrooms.

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

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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 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 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 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

Matt Laidlow, Media Designer

malaidlow@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7099

Sarah Stephens, Digital Technologies Specialist

sstephens@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.5639