Virtual/Hybrid/HyFlex Classroom Technology Setup

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For fall of 2020, a large number of USD classrooms will be updated to accommodate hybrid teaching modality. Watch the two videos below to learn how to operate the classroom technology for hybrid sessions.

Need to Schedule an Onsite Demo of the Virtual/Hybrid Classrooms?

  • Watch the 2 videos above explaining the classroom setup. 
  • Click here to see current and scheduled sessions. 
    (We need to have 8 attendees to conduct the onsite sessions)
  • To schedule a group session (8-12 faculty) -- Coordinate date/time with your department chair or your associate dean then send us an email to
  • Note: During the first 2 weeks of August 2020, we plan to conduct demos of the upgraded classrooms in the academic buildings. Schedules will be posted as we get closer to August 2020. 

Click here to confirm your classroom is part of this Phase 1 upgrade. 

Our Recommendations and Checklist

  • Watch the two videos above.
  • Make sure your Blackboard course is created before you begin.
  • Claim your Panopto account and verify you have Creator access. If you see a Create button, you are a Creator.
  • Make sure you have your Zoom session scheduled.
  • Make sure you are using the classroom podium to start your meeting.
    * You must be using the classroom podium in order for the cameras to capture you Zoom meeting.
  • Before Class
  • In the Classroom
  • During Class
  • Before You Leave the Classroom Podium
  • How to Use Zoom in the Classroom
  • How to Use Panopto in the Classroom
  • Ways to Use Panopto to Flip Your Course

What is Being Added to the Classrooms?

  • 2 HD cameras with optional pan, tilt, and zoom options
  • 2 microphones to capture the instructor and student voice
  • Touch screen monitor with pen tool
  • Document camera 
  • Updated podium control panel to choose camera shots

Faculty will have access to Zoom and Panopto on all classroom podium computers where they can launch the software to access these upgrades. 

- Zoom: The synchronous tool allowing 2 way video conferencing during class connecting to remote students.
- Panopto: The asynchronous tool, records, and captures videos to be viewed later.

On the classroom computer desktop, you will see icons for Zoom/Panopto. Launch the software you want to use and login.

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zoom and panopto

Click here to create your Zoom account and learn more about the integration
Click here to create your Panopto account and learn more about the integration.


Different Views of the Classroom

Instructor Camera Instructor Camera: Shows Front of Class
Classroom Camera Classroom Camera: Shows View of Students

You have 4 fixed camera presets for the Instructor Camera:

  • If you don't want one of the preset camera views you can manually each preset with pan, tilt, and zoom on the control panel.
    (For example, a whiteboard on the side wall of a classroom)
  • The Classroom Camera has an Overall Classroom View (Preset 1).

NOTE: Selecting between Classroom Camera and Instructor Camera on the Control Panel is only meant for you to choose what camera you want to control and not to switch cameras on Zoom.

To switch cameras on Zoom, select Alt+N at the same time on the classroom keyboard.

Preset 1: Podium Preset 1: Podium
Preset 2: Extended View Preset 2: Extended View
Preset 3: Full Front View Preset 3: Full Front View
Preset 4: Varies by Room Preset 4: Varies by Room

Additional Tips and Resources for Hybrid Learning

For questions related to the hybrid classroom experience, contact or use the help button on the classroom control panel.
  • Projecting Your Laptop in the Classroom
  • Projecting Your iPad in the Classroom
  • Extending Your Desktop with Presenter View
  • Creating Breakout Rooms in the Class
  • Zoom Efficiency Tips in the Classroom
  • Ways to use Panopto to Flip Your Course