The WCNR Foothills Dynamic Classroom (MSNR Building Room 243) provides flexibility in the use of computer technology in instruction. Laptop computers are provided for use in this classroom with network resources accessed via wireless network connections. The laptops are pre-configured to connect to the wireless network. The same software applications provided on the WCNR wired computer classrooms are installed on the WCNR provided laptops.
The ability for students to use their own laptops and WCNR licensed software, whether it be a Microsoft Windows or Apple macOS-based, is possible by wirelessly connecting to the WCNR Remote Computer Lab system via Remote Desktop. The Remote Computer Lab has the same software installed as the wired computer classrooms. Directions on how to connect to this system can be found on the Remote Computer Lab page
Foothills Classroom Technology
WCNR Technology Services will provide and deliever three charging carts containing the laptops to the classroom. Each cart holds 20 laptops for a total of 60 laptop computers. These laptops are automatically charged via the laptop cart. However, there are extra laptop chargers and power strips provided, in the event that battery power gets low. USB mice are also provided.
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10
- Model: HP ZBook Studio mobile workstation
- Screen size: 15.6”
- Graphics: Full HD resolution, NVIDIA Quadro M1200 (discrete)/Intel HD Graphics 630 (integrated)
- CPU: Intel i7 Quad Core, 2.8Ghz
- Ram: 16GB
- Hard drive: 512GB Solid state disk
- Wireless NIC Support: 802.11ac Wave 2
Please be aware that the lectern in this class does not have a computer. Instructors can provide their own computer, or use one of the laptops provided in the carts.
Mobile LED monitors are available for use in the dynamic classroom (NR 243) to facilitate active group learning. These mobile systems must be scheduled with WCNR IT. Once scheduled, the Mobile Displays will be delivered to the class during the selected times.
We have four 43” 4K LED displays mounted on mobile floor stands. These large 4K screens support the ability to have up to four simultaneous inputs. Each mobile monitor comes with 4 15’ HDMI cables attached and the WCNR laptops do have HDMI ports.
This is a great resource for student group projects, or other collaborative activities.
To ensure that all computers are accounted for, instructors are responsible for ensuring all WCNR laptop computers are returned to the carts. Laptops and carts are color coded. Please ask students to return laptops to the correct cart and numbered slot that matches the label on the laptop. When placing the laptops in the cart, they should be plugged into the power cord in the cart slot.
As this is a dynamic classroom, the instructor is responsible for returning the classroom furniture to the normal furniture arrangement.