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Plug and Play Classrooms

Making up approximately 19% of UIC centrally-managed classrooms, our “Plug and Play” classrooms are streamlined to only have an input panel as its source. Instructors must bring their own device (laptop, tablet, etc.) to show through the projection system.

Typical Plug and Play Classroom

Main features include:

  • Touch screen controlled AV system with a 65-inch flat panel display.
  • External Inputs
    • HDMI (for use with a laptop or other device)
    • Wireless Presentation system (allows you to wirelessly connect laptops or mobile devices to the system. More information on wireless presentation.)
    • Ethernet cable for a wired connection to the UIC network
  • Blu-ray/DVD Player
  • Use your own laptop, or check one out from CATE’s Support Office or from your department IT support in order to give a presentation.
plug and play classroom

A plug and play classroom.

Record or livestream your class Heading link

We recommend you use Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate in order to easily keep in touch with the remote students. Learn how to connect a laptop and how to use two screens in Zoom.

If you want your recordings to be automatically loaded to Panopto or Echo360, UIC’s video platforms, you’ll need to “opt-in” to Panopto or Echo360.