CIT’s audiovisual (AV) department provides the audiovisual resources required to support the academic mission of the college. The department’s role on campus takes many forms, from videoconferencing to event support to setting up and supporting our various techologically enhanced classrooms. Offices are on the fourth floor of Mudd Center.

During the academic year, the AV department is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1–8 p.m., weekdays. 

Contact AV at av@oberlin.edu or 440-775-8757. 

Technology-Enhanced Classrooms

AV staff research, procure and install the equipment necessary to create and update the technology-enhanced classrooms on campus. These classrooms generally have a projector system and instructor station. Many use the latest technology—LCD displays, high lumen projectors, and digital control panels.

AV staff are prepared will provide training on the use of specific smart classrooms, upon request. 

Equipment for Checkout

AV maintains a cache of equipment available for checkout to students, faculty, and staff. Rental charges may apply for non-academic use. Equipment for checkout includes:

  • digital audio recorders
  • digital cameras
  • projectors
  • projector screens

AV staff will provide guidelines and instructions on how to use this equipment, such as how to download photos from a digital camera to a computer.

The AV equipment list is for reference only. For specific details about equipment or to inquire about availability, contact the AV office.
AV Equipment List

Checkout of DVDs, VHS video tapes, and audio CDs is handled at th Circulation Desk in the main library.

Videoconferencing

AV provides and maintains equipment in Mudd Center, room 456, to support videoconferencing.The room is also a smart classroom with a digital controller, hookup for a laptop computer, and large LCD display. The equipment is IP-based. 

This facility sees a wide variety of use, such as:

    • videoconferencing with a guest lecturer
    • hosting a videoconferenced discussion with a content expert in a particular field
    • videoconferencing with students in a classroom in another country

    Specialized Facilities

    The AV staff schedule the use of two very specialized facilities, Mudd Center room 456, used for videoconferencing, and Mudd Center 050, an auditorium with smart classroom technology, a large screen, backlit projector, hookup for laptops and iPods, and a built-in DVD player. 

    Event Support

    With proper advanced notification, AV can provide event support by way of delivery and setup of portable projectors and screens. You must notify the AV department two weeks before the event.

    Note: Audio support for non-academic functions is handled by Concert Sound in the Student Union.