Faculty returned to in-person learning this fall with new computers, web cameras, microphones and access to virtual platforms as part of wide-ranging classroom technology upgrades completed since the start of remote learning last March.

Officials said the new technology will provide professors tools that will enable students to attend classes remotely if necessary and faculty will continue using online platforms, like Zoom and Blackboard Collaborate, that were used during virtual instruction. Professors returning to in-person instruction said they completed training to use the new technology installments to accommodate remote students, but they still need an adjustment period to familiarize themselves with classroom instruction again.

University spokesperson Crystal Nosal said officials installed video web conferencing and lecture recording capabilities, like Echo360 video capture, in all classrooms that lacked them to…

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