At a Glance

In this guide, you’ll learn how to sign up to practice using the teaching table and other in-room technology in a MIT Sloan classroom.

Practice Session for MIT Sloan Classrooms

A practice session is a reservation to meet with an AV technician to learn the basics of the MIT Sloan classrooms and an opportunity to practice using the in-room technology prior to a live class session.

Tip: It is highly recommended that teaching teams practice together in the same session in order to best simulate a classroom session with a clear understanding of each person’s roles.

In the classroom you’ve reserved for the practice session, you can:

  • Get a brief overview of the classroom from an AV technician
  • Understand where the in-room controls are
  • Explore the classroom’s capabilities and controls, including:
    • Using a document camera, the in-room PC, an auto-tracking camera, and the Teaching Table and its Touch Panel
    • Moving and/or swapping screens
    • Connecting and using a laptop or iPad wirelessly
  • Do a test run of an activity in the classroom

Suggested Pre-work:

  1. Invite your teaching team to the Practice Session.
  2. Watch the short video How to Use the Classroom Technology at MIT Sloan.
    • Note: This video applies to all E62 classrooms, E51-315, E51-325, E51-335, E51-345.
  3. Reserve your classroom at least 5 days in advance.
  4. Prepare the activity you want to practice in the classroom.
  5. Submit the Practice Session Request Form.
Request a Practice Session

Consultation for Classroom Technology

Request a consultation with a Senior Instructional Technologist to get an in-depth understanding of the classroom technology or explore advanced ways of using the classroom technology for your specific needs.

We recommend requesting a consultation if you plan to include a simulation, hyflex session, remote guest speaker, group presentation, or any activities that go beyond the built-in capabilities of the classroom technology.

Suggested Pre-work:

  1. Invite your teaching team to the Classroom Technology Consultation.
  2. Watch the short video How to Use the Classroom Technology at MIT Sloan.
    • Note: This video applies to all E62 classrooms, E51-315, E51-325, E51-335, E51-345.
  3. Reserve your classroom at least 5 days in advance.
  4. Prepare a lesson plan that you will walk through during the consultation.
  5. Submit the Classroom Technology Consultation Request Form.
Request a Consult