Media and technology equipment may be used for college functions, with priority given to class and other academic presentations. Patrons are welcome to borrow equipment from the Media & Instructional Support by coming to the MIS office to pick up the equipment, or requesting the equipment be delivered and set up by the MIS staff.
Patrons Coming to MIS to Pick up the Equipment
Faculty and students are welcome to check out media equipment for teaching and learning. We recommend advance reservation for borrowing equipment. For the Canon EOS Digital SLR image camera, we require advance reservation and an appointment for 30-minute training. Please use the Checkout Form for making reservations. Students must have a faculty/staff sponsor contact the MIS office for checking outequipment for class projects or organization functions. Equipment must be picked up and returned during the MIS office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Here is a list of our popular equipment:
- Digital image camera
Laptop computer (faculty and staff only)
Projector - data and video (faculty and staff only)
Student response system (known as Clickers)*
Video camera & tripod
- Voice recorder
* Faculty members should use the Checkout Form for reserving the Clickers. Like other technology equipment, Clickers are resources shared by the R-MC teaching learning community. The loan period for them is 3 business days.
Loan Periods, Overdue Fines and Damaged/Lost Equipment
Loan Periods (Renewal contingent upon availability)
Camcorders, cameras, voice recorders and tripods ……. 1 day
Clickers ……………………………………………….. 3 days
Other equipment ………………………………………. 2 days
Overdue Fines & Damaged or Lost Equipment
Patrons are subject to fines for overdue equipment, at the rate of $3.00 per day per item. A replacement charge is automatically assessed for any item that is damaged or not returned by the end of the semester. The replacement charge ranges from $75.00 to $3000.00, depending on the equipment. Overdue fines are not added to this replacement cost. Donated items will not be accepted in lieu of the replacement charge, which covers processing as well as item costs.
Patrons Requesting the Equipment Be Delivered and Set up by the MIS Staff
Most of our classrooms are technology-ready (see tech classrooms by building). Patrons should use the existing equipment in the classrooms. Faculty who rely on computer and LCD projection for teaching should request a technology classroom as the primary meeting location of a course. The MIS staff only delivers media equipment for curriculum functions that require set-up or technical assistance. Examples include computer/LCD systems, and large-sized video display in non-technology classrooms. We do not deliver hand-carried equipment, such as cameras or laptop computers.
For curriculum presentations, please use this Equipment Setup Form to place your requests. The request must be received at least one business day before the event starts. [Note: If the equipment is needed outside of office hours, MIS will set it up by 5:00 p.m. on the last day before the event and retrieve the equipment on the next business day after the event. The requesting party must ensure the security of the equipment once it is set up.]
Please call extension 4711 or 3216 for demonstration on how to use media equipment.