Currently 36 of the 72 classrooms at Adelphi have multimedia capabilities and full Internet access to accommodate
video and audio broadcasting and/or PowerPoint presentations. Most multimedia rooms have a podium and
all are equipped with a computer, projector, and VCR. Adelphi's four smart classrooms are tiered lecture
halls equipped with VCR/CD/DVD, Elmo, centrally managed projectors, and data ports. Two large classrooms
are equipped with teleconferencing equipment for two-way synchronous videoconferencing.View demonstration. (Click here if you have problem watching the video.)
Hybrid classrooms represent an innovative development in teaching. Adelphi's new, all-inclusive hybrid
rooms have the functionality of a multimedia room, but require minimal operation and support. Similar
to the traditional classrooms, but without the podium or PC, they have the capability to access the
Internet, stream video and audio, and provide multiple plug and play connections for laptops, projectors,
and other equipment. Faculty can either connect their laptops to the projector via the wall connection
or load PowerPoint presentations by forwarding the file directly to the IP which has been assigned to
the projector in the hybrid room. View demonstration. (Click here if you have problem watching the video.)
More information with a complete list of locations of general access computer labs, hybrid classrooms,
multimedia rooms, and department labs is available at
An interactive touch-screen monitor available in all multimedia rooms. Various drawing tools can be utilized
with mouse or stylus pen. It provides a recoding function which allows instructors to save lessons as a video
file which can be provided to students on demand.
Available in Blodgett 109, Blodgett 201, Hagedorn 108, Hagedorn 209, Hagedorn 219, Hy Weinberg 24, Levermore 305,
Levermore 309, Science 215 North, Science 215 South, Science 321, Science 322.
Sympodium Basic (PDF)
Sympodium Advanced (PDF)
A digital whiteboard with a built in projector that acts like a powerful oversized touch screen monitor. Features are
similar to the Sympodium with added real-time conferencing possibilities. It's available in Hagedorn 211, Hagedorn 104, Harvey 107.
In order to use the 3M Board, you must download the appropriate software to the computer you expect to be using during instruction. On the download page, choose eBeam Whiteboard (System 3), then choose the platform your computer runs on (Windows XP, Vista, Mac OS X), and enter your email address.
3M Board Manual (PDF, 707K)
More information on
Using a Digital Whiteboard.
SMART Boards allow to control computer applications by touching the screen with a finger or by using the pen tool provided with the board.. When using these boards in conjunction with the Notebook interactive lesson software, teachers can add interactivity to lessons through an array of powerful educational tools, animations and resources. SMART Boards are available at the Garden City campus in Harvey Hall 102 and Harvey Hall 104. Both rooms include PC desktops that have the SMART Board software and Notebook software installed. Installation of a SMART board at the Manhattan center is in progress and the same PC configuration will be available. Like all classrooms, these rooms must be reserved via your department’s room scheduling coordinator.
In order to create interactive lessons using the Notebook software, you must download and install it on your own computer. Please follow the instruction below. We recommend to bring Notebook lessons on a pen drive to use with the PC provided in the room. If you wish to bring your own laptop, you must install the Smart Board driver as well as the Notebook software. Calibration of the board may be required.
To install the Notebook interactive lesson software:
1. Go to the SMART Board Notebook page and click a download link according to your operating system.
2. Read the instruction and click the "Dowload" button to start downloading the software. After the download finishes, click the file to install the Notebook software. Follow the screen to finish the installation.
Important: to activate the software, a product key is needed, that is only available to current Adelphi faculty members. Please email your request to email@example.com including your full name and department prior to installing the software.
Faculty members in the School of Education should email the School of Education Technology Graduate Assistant at SOETECHGA@adelphi.edu.
To calibrate the SMART Board
(if the board doesn’t respond to touch):
Orienting the SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard 10 (PDF)
Basic Functionality of SMART Board (PDF)
SMART Board Floating Tools Toolbar (PDF)
Notebook Software Activity Guide (PDF) - A reference of the best practices for creating and presenting lesson activities using Notebook software.
Educator Resources from SMART Technologies
Clickers/Audience Response System
Clickers/Audience Response Systems allows students to participate in presentations and lectures by submitting responses
to questions using a Response Card/Remote. This provides faculty with instant student feedback which can be used as basis
for discussion as formative feedback as well as for summative evaluation.
TurningPoint 2008 Quick Start Quide (PDF 850K)
Basics of Working with TurningPoint in Office 2003 (PDF 928K)
Basics of Working with TurningPoint in Office 2007 (PDF 300K)
7 Things You Should Know About Clickers (PDF 25K)
Student Response System: A University of Wisconsin System Study of Clickers (PDF, 124K)
Video: Adelphi's Professor Parkin speaking about the use and effect of
Clickers in the Classroom. (Click here if you have problem watching the video.)
Article: Prof. David Parkin on Using Clickers to Create a Safer Learning Environment.
Video: Prof. Tom Jack from Darthmouth College, NH demonstrates "clickers" and discusses their effect on student engagement.
SMART Classroom Suite
Available in Adelphi computer classrooms, the SMART Classroom Suite allows to monitor and control students’ computers in a lab setting. From their own machine, instructors can view students desktops or share desktop views with all students or only with selected users. Instructors can also send messages, polls, and quizzes to students desktops.
Overview Guide is availabe for download from the SMART Support site.