Classroom Technologies

A teacher helps a group of students.


The Academic Technology Services (ATS) department acquires, circulates, installs, manages and maintains the display, recording, and playback equipment used in classrooms across campus. The team supports the use of SMART boards/podiums, document cameras, projectors, and other technology.

Who Can Use Our Services?

Our services are provided to USD faculty, staff, and students for academic use. Media Services can help provide you with the resources and services to develop your own educational media and support your instruction within the classroom.

How Can You Contact Us?

Location: Maher 186
Hours: Mon-Thu, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Fri, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m
Hours: Summer Intersession: M-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m
Telephone: x4567
Closed On Weekends

Classroom Upgrades

Controller for the classroom podiums.
Classroom smart podium.

Over the summer of 2015, Instructional Media Services (IMS) upgraded an additional number of classrooms in Serra Hall, Loma Hall, the Shiley Science and Technology Building and Mother Rosalie Hill Hall (SOLES).

New AMX Podium III: Serra Hall 209, 210, 211, 212 -- Loma Hall 301, 302, 318, 321, 322

New Equipment Upgrades to existing podiums: MRHH 127, 131, 133, 135, 201, 207, 211 -- SCTC 129, 130, 131, 230, 231, 232.

IMS has installed what has become the University standard, the AMX Podium III which is equipped with the AMX touch panel control, into nine (9) classrooms and upgraded items in existing podiums in thirteen (13) additional classrooms.

The AMX touch panel allows the instructor to power the data projector; lower an electric screen; control room volume and select a source for projection (built-in computer, DVD/VHS combination or Blu-Ray Player, a visiting laptop computer and a Document Camera).  The AMX touch panel can also control the DVD/VHS combination or Blu-Ray player that is installed. 

Other classrooms have received new podium equipment and screens.

Training is Available:

Should you wish to go through a brief introduction to the setup for yourself or set up Department wide training, please contact IMS at x4567 or email us at:

Learn more about the components and standard technology in each of our classroom consoles.

  • Video Creation
  • Editing
  • Conversion
  • Publishing with Ensemble

This 1.5 hour MS PowerPoint session will guide you through the process of creating a visually attractive poster for your research, internship, or art work.

Request individual, on-demand training. This allows USD faculty or staff to request just-in-time training for projects or academic course needs.