Classroom Services News

December 2, 2020

To SMHS Faculty and Staff,

Panopto has sent a notification that their services will be down due to maintenance on 12/19, starting at 9pm EST. See below their official statement.

December 2020 downtime

On Saturday, Dec 19 2020, Panopto Cloud will be updated with the latest features and improvements. These updates will require downtime. We expect up to 3 hours of downtime, with a target start time of 9:00 pm EST/6:00 pm PST.

During the downtime, you will not be able to access videos on your Panopto site, and any attempts to upload from recording clients will result in a "Server unable to connect" message.


August 12, 2020

To SMHS Faculty and Staff,

Panopto has sent a notification that their services will be down due to maintenance on 8/15, starting at 9pm EST. See below their official statement.

August 2020 downtime

On Saturday, August 15, we will be making a number of updates to the Panopto Cloud infrastructure to improve performance and scalability. These updates will require downtime. We expect up to 3 hours of downtime, with a target start time of 9:00 pm EDT/6:00 pm PDT.

During the downtime, you will not be able to access videos on your Panopto site, and any attempts to upload from recording clients will result in a "Server unable to connect" message.


November 15, 2019

To SMHS Community,

School of Medicine and Health Sciences Academic Scheduling (Classroom Services) would like to announce that the Spring Semester 2020 calendar will be opened up on 11/25/19 at 8am. Reservations can be made through May 2020.

For reservations, please visit the link below: https://smhs.gwu.edu/resourcemanagement/classroom-services/reservations 

We suggest that if you are using this system for the first time, please visit our FAQs Page for guidance and assistance: https://smhs.gwu.edu/resourcemanagement/frequently-asked-questions-0

Please do let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to the next exciting semester!

Sincerely,
Classroom Services


May 8, 2017

Elevator Maintenance in Himmelfarb Library (September 2017 - December 2017):

The Himmelfarb Library elevator will be offline from September 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 for maintenance work.

Construction noise is an expected impact during the maintenance work; hence starting from September 1, 2017, all classroom reservations in the library will be on hold until the construction schedule is finalized.

For questions or concerns regarding classroom reservation in the library, please contact Classroom Services at smhsclassrooms@gwu.edu.


March 25, 2016

Himmelfarb B100A and 201: The rooms are equipped with the new TeamWork Collaboration System. The cable cubby is located in the center of the collaborative table: Connect your mobile device to the "Show me" connector and press the share button to send the content of your mobile device to the presentation HD LED Display and sound bar.


March 7, 2016

Himmelfarb 203C and 203G: The rooms are equipped with new collaborative tables. Power outlets, USB chargers, and connector cubby are integrated. The new A/V equipment offers wireless connection of mobile devices (laptop, tablet, smartphone) to the presentation HD LED Display via Sharelink / MirrorOP and wired connection via HDMI and VGA. Webcam, Mic and Speaker are connected to the PC (Windows 7).


January 8, 2016

CASS has completed the upgrades to all of the podium computers and Himmelfarb computer labs.  Below is a brief review of the changes that were made.  Please let us know if you have any questions and we will be happy to answer them.  

  • Turning Point software was completely removed from all podiums.  This means that all classrooms must use PollEverywhere for in-class polling and active learning activities.  For more information on Poll Everywhere please review this lib guide: http://libguides.gwumc.edu/polleverywhere.
  • Panopto was upgraded to the latest 5.0 version.  There was a major overhaul of the look and feel of the software to match the new “metro” style provided by Office 2016 and Windows 10.  There is also a new feature that captures the computer audio to provide cleaner recordings of embedded videos.  For more information on Panopto please review this lib guide: http://libguides.gwumc.edu/panopto.
  • Office was upgraded to version 2016.  There was a major overhaul of the look and feel of the software to match the new “metro” style provided by Windows 10.  This version should support all files created with previous versions of Microsoft Office as well as all videos embedded into PowerPoint presentation.  Microsoft has provided several handy “QuickStart” guides to help you with the transition to the latest version.  The Poll Everywhere plug-in is still included in this latest version and has been tested and verified by our technicians.

For any questions, please contact:

Meghan Foster
Classroom Technology Analyst
mdfoster@gwu.edu