Media Equipment

Classroom Media Equipment

If your classroom does not have media equipment installed we can provide the following:

  • Mobile projection unit (media projector HD 1080p, PC computer, VHS/DVD player, BluRay player and audio system installed on a cart). Laptops can also be connected to these units.
  • Portable media projector (to connect to a laptop).
  • 40” HD 1080P LCD Television and a VHS/DVD player, BluRay player installed on a cart
  • Wireless mouse/laser combination
  • Laser Pointer
  • Portable overhead projector
  • VGA to Mac adapters (to connect Mac laptops to projectors)

Video Conferencing with Zoom or Skype

If you need to make a conference call with both video and audio, you can use our computer that is equiped with a webcam setup and is available on a cart. It can be used in SSC 1222 or it can be borrowed and used elsewhere in the faculty.

We recommend that you use Zoom for this purpose. Zoom is Western's campus-wide web conferencing solution. All faculty, staff and students have free access to Zoom Pro for all of their web conferencing needs.

Zoom is a cloud-based solution for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, and online meetings. See the WTS website for more information and links to training or contact SSTS for assistance. Skype is also an option for video conferencing.

Document Camera

A colour document camera is available and can be borrowed for classes or presentations. It can be connected to a computer or laptop (VGA Connector) or media projector directly (VGA or Composite video connector) and can display live motion video, documents, experiments and 3D objects. A microscope adapter is also available. If you want to capture video or snapshots the document camera software can be installed. Make sure that you indicate that you want to capture the video or snapshots at the time of your booking. This is the ideal tool to use if you want to share a unique object or document with your class, without risking damage or loss. All students will see the item at the same time and the instructor can draw attention to specific details. Faculty and staff in Anthropology can contact Ed Eastaugh if they wish to use the document camera. All others should contact SSTS.