Classroom AV Services has traditionally kept a small quantity of products that could be loaned out to departments, faculty, and staff for use with University related events. Due to product age, reliability, availability, and other University options for equipment loans (University Library), we will stop supporting this service beginning January 1, 2024.
Physical media devices such as VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray players have been provided in all supported classrooms for many years now. Unfortunately, manufacturers have stopped producing these devices and we can no longer maintain an appropriate inventory or repair broken units. As new facilities come online and we upgrade existing spaces, we will be dropping these sources as options. Also, as currently installed units fail, we will not be repairing or replacing those units.
VGA (seen here) has been a dominant and reliable laptop connection in the classrooms at Virginia Tech for a long time now, but we at Classroom AV Services will be phasing out this option moving forward. We have already been forced to drop this connection in newer installations, such as Data and Decision Sciences
This is due to VGA being removed from products that are utilized in our audiovisual signal path as manufacturers move toward digital connections, like HDMI. VGA will continue to be an option in classrooms where it currently exists until the room is upgraded. Please refer to our Classroom Catalog to locate current availability.
HDMI is available in ALL our supported classrooms, so please work with your department's IT person to transition to HDMI adapters if you predominantly use VGA currently.
Please refer to the Classroom Catalog for the latest availability.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our online training modules through the PageUp LMS system. These modules were created to guide instructors through the use of a standard general assignment classroom audiovisual system, as well as streaming and recording lectures and meetings with Zoom.
Please let us know if you have any questions or would prefer to schedule in-person training in your classroom prior to the semester.
The mission of Classroom Audio Visual Services is to support the University Strategic Plan by providing reliable resources and technical support to faculty and students in the general assignment academic (centrally scheduled) classrooms.
- Install and maintain A/V equipment in general assignment classrooms.
- Provide A/V equipment loans.
- Assist users with operation of classroom A/V equipment.
(540) 231‑5684 (8am - 7pm)
(540) 231‑4203 (Fax)
Classroom A/V Services (0307)
Saunders Hall, Room 204
490 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm