Study rooms 136 and 137, as well as the library conference room (178) in the Jereld R. Nicholson Library, are set up to have the circulation laptops connect wirelessly to the HDTVs in the rooms. Students are also welcome to connect their own laptops using a VGA cable to these TVs. Mac adaptors are available for checkout through EMS.
Reserving the Media Classroom
The media classroom (a.k.a. large viewing room) is available for use by faculty to show films to their classes with a reservation. If you would like to schedule the room, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the date, start time, end time, and class for which you would like to use the room. The room is popular, so booking as far in advance as you can is advised.
Students need to check with a staff member before using the room.
Media Classroom Viewing Policy
When showing movies, if you want to show a film or television show (documentary or entertainment), you need to meet one of the criteria for legal showings:
1) Private in-home viewings (applies to your home only, not library)
2) Viewing in class a film that is specific to the class topic (must be a class that is listed in the course catalogue of the college and the professor must be present)
3) Secure public viewing rights for a fee (which is what the college does for Saturday night films in Ice Auditorium)
Note - if the event is advertised (via flyers, email, phone recordings, etc.) in any way beyond the class, anyone (including professors) must secure public performance rights before the film can be shown.
For more information on copyright issues, please refer to the Linfield Libraries'
Copyright Policy. For other questions, including help on securing copyright permissions, please contact Educational Media Services or email email@example.com.
Small Viewing Rooms
Students and faculty are welcome to use any of the three small viewing rooms, located behind the EMS Media Lab. Each room comes with everything needed to watch DVD, VHS, and BluRay, as well as a whiteboard, chairs, and a table. There is no reservation policy for these rooms; it's first come, first served.
The following are recommendations for the optimal use of Skype. Please note that Skype is free software; therefore, EMS's support is limited. Linfield cannot guarantee reliable connections.
- Always use wired internet for all parties connecting.
- Always use desktop or laptop computers.
- Try to limit your video connections to 2 parties; 3 parties will often work, but adding that 3rd connection increases the chance of instability in all of the connections.
- If you have more than 2 parties connecting, try to have the most important connections with video and then have observing parties leave their camera off. Adding additional cameras to the call increases instability.
- Portable devices (tablets, phones) usually work with 1 or 2 connections, but the video will drop if adding a portable device to a 3-way connection.