Instructional Computer Labs

FAU has room standards based on the type of equipment assigned to the classroom. These standards are used by the Registrar’s Office to effectively assign space based on the pedagogical needs of each instructor.

For regular classes, these facilities must be booked through the Registrar's Office prior to the scheduling of the academic term.

Overall, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) maintains more 626 computers in 20 instructional computer labs throughout the Boca Raton, Davie, Jupiter, and Fort Lauderdale campuses.

The instructional computer labs are available to all faculty and staff wishing to teach courses or to hold seminars in computer-equipped facilities.

Number of classrooms by campus location

FAU Campus Number of Rooms
Boca Raton 8
Davie 4
Jupiter 3
Fort Lauderdale 5

Instructional Videos

The instructional computer labs are fitted with a variety of media and instructional technologies. The videos below serve as quick guides to get started with the pieces of equipment found in the teaching podium of each one of these rooms.

Podium Touch Panel

A short walk-through on how to use the Crestron touch panels in our classrooms presented by John. These touch panels allow you to choose which AV sources (e.g. podium computer, laptop, document camera, air media, etc.) are displayed by the projector(s) in the room.

Podium Cable Cubby

The cable cubby consists of three components HDMI, USB-C, and Mini Display cables. The HDMI cable supplies a connection between a laptop (or other video device) and the projector/display. The USB-C cable is utilized on devices that do not necessarily have ports. The Mini-Display or Thunderbolt cable is mostly found in Mac products and establishes a video connection to the projector/display. In this video, Laurie demonstrates the different cables of the cubby and explains their functions.

Digital Tool | Smart Podium

The Smart Podium allows instructors to use the attached smart pen to make notes on the computer screen, on a PowerPoint presentation, Word Document, NotePad, or any other comment on the screen. To use the smart pen software, just use the smart pen to write on the screen, erase, or simply to click. You can choose from the menu options depending on your desired action as shown in the video. John will give a demonstration in this short video.