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At a Glance
Faculty may require additional technology to support their teaching. Please see our technology recommendations and alternatives that supplement the standard remote working hardware.
In this guide, you’ll learn what hardware we recommend for remote teaching.
Faculty and Staff
To request any of the recommended equipment for your teaching, please order it directly or complete a support request.
If you would like a consultation about your AV setup for remote teaching, please complete the Consultation Request form.
Teaching Assistants (TAs) should use the central MIT form for requesting equipment located at: https://ist.mit.edu/loaner-equipment
- Laptop’s built-in webcam
- Logitech Brio
- Wired earbuds with microphone (ex. EarPods with 3.5 mm headphone plug)
- Wireless earbuds with good sound quality (test as mentioned above)
- Any standard headphones with a 3.5mm headphone plug
- The microphone in an external webcam
Other Optional Accessories
- Microphone accessories for Blue Yeti Nano (e.g. A pop filter)
- Other Microphone boom arms are a great way to get the microphone closer to you, potentially out of the shot.
- Be sure to choose an arm that matches your microphone.
- Bluetooth conferencing devices are perfect for sessions where you’re on the go and you have multiple people who need to be heard through one computer.
Annotation using a Digital Writing Surface
- Apple iPad Air (4th gen or later) with Apple Pencil (Generation 2)
Please contact the MIT Sloan Help Desk (email@example.com) for details on the recommended displays.
Note: Additional displays are often used for increasing the number of viewable remote participants, chat/polling, and preparing additional content.
Lighting and Green Screen
Optional equipment for faculty interested in doing green screen backgrounds or require special lighting configurations:
- Ring Light with Table Clip and Color Modes
- Advanced Lighting Kit
- Note: This kit requires lots of space.
Emergency Equipment Solutions
Optional equipment recommendations for faculty to support teaching in case of an emergency such as loss of power or internet.