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Technical facilities at the MU FA

Technical facilities available directly at the faculty can also be used for remote teaching and examination. In addition to the possibility of creating videos using recording equipment in the lecture room, you can use these facilities especially for video conference calls. If you don’t have sufficiently reliable equipment and internet connection yourself, the faculty offers several possible solutions.

Video conferencing facilities for individuals

Computers in lecture rooms

 

Teachers’ computers in lecture rooms are equipped with a webcam, microphone, and speakers, and have sufficient power and a stable Internet connection.

How to proceed
Connection procedure

 

1
Reserve your chosen lecture room using the Room Reservation app in the IS.

2
Turn on your computer and log in with your university identification number (UIN) and secondary password. There’s no need to turn on any other technology in the lecture room.

3
Unlock the mechanical privacy lock on the webcam. The specific procedure varies depending on the computer type:

Lecture rooms in buildings A, B2, C, D and M

Before use, the lens cap must be removed using the slider on the upper frame of the computer.

 

Lecture rooms in buildings G, J, K, L and N

The camera is inserted in the upper frame of the computer. Before use, the camera must be slid up and pointed at the presenter, using the rotary wheel.

4
You can check the webcam image directly in the video conferencing application, or in the Camera application that is already installed on the computer.

5
Launch the video conferencing app and start the call.


There’s no need to run or set up other devices in the room. Cameras mounted on the wall of the room are for recording only and cannot be used for video conferencing.

CIT support

We recommend that you test the procedure on-site well in advance. In case of technical difficulties, please call the service line at [54949] 1542.

Small team offices (D2TYM3-6)

 

The small team offices on the first floor of Building D are equipped with computers and an external webcam with an integrated microphone.

It’s necessary to book the rooms in advance, the booking rights are currently reserved for employees and PhD students of the MU FA. The offices themselves are accessible with an employee chip or ISIC card.

Team offices are primarily intended for students; however, in times of forced remote teaching they can be used in exceptional circumstances by teachers.

How to proceed
Connection procedure

 

1
Reserve the selected team office using the O365 calendar (the procedure can be found on the library website; contrary to the status described in the procedure, team offices are now also available to MU Faculty of Arts staff and PhD students).

CAUTION: Please ensure that there is at least 30 minutes between bookings so the room can be cleaned and disinfected.

2
Press the Power button to turn on the computer attached to the back of the wall screen. Use the On button on the control panel to turn on the screen. Log in using your UIN and secondary password.

If the wireless mouse in the room isn’t responding, make sure it’s switched on (On/Off switch on the bottom of the mouse). If the battery is low, contact a member of the Central Library staff.

3
Start MS Teams or another video conferencing application.

4
Check that the correct input and output devices are set up. In MS Teams:

  1. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner and select Settings;
  2. Go to the Devices tab;
  3. Make sure that the individual items are set up as in the picture below.

 

5
Join a video conference call.

6
Speak into the directional microphone as shown in the picture below. Keep the microphone facing you with the green LED.

Team offices D2TYM1 and D2TYM2

 

The D2TYM1 and D2TYM2 team offices on the first floor of Building D are equipped with computers with external webcams and microphones.

It’s necessary to book the rooms in advance (reservation rights are currently reserved for employees and PhD students of the MU FA). The offices themselves are accessible with an employee chip or ISIC card.

Team offices are primarily intended for students; however, in times of forced remote teaching they can be used in exceptional circumstances by teachers.

How to proceed
Connection procedure

 

1
Reserve the selected team office using the O365 calendar (the procedure can be found on the library website; contrary to the status described in the procedure, team offices are now also available to MU FA staff and PhD students).

CAUTION: Please ensure that there is at least 30 minutes between bookings so the room can be cleaned and disinfected.

2
Press the Power button to turn on the computer attached to the back of the wall screen. Use the On button on the control panel to turn on the screen. Log in using your UIN and secondary password.

If the wireless mouse in the room isn’t responding, make sure it’s switched on (On/Off switch on the bottom of the mouse). If the battery is low, contact a member of the Central Library staff.

3
Start MS Teams or another video conferencing application.

4
Check that the correct input and output devices are set up. In MS Teams:

  1. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner and select Settings;
  2. Go to the Devices tab;
  3. Make sure that the individual items are set up as in the picture below.

5
Join a video conference call.

6
Speak into the directional microphone as shown in the picture below. Keep the microphone facing you with the green LED.

Video conferencing facilities for groups

The staff team office (D2TYM7) and the Dean’s Office meeting room are equipped with a Logitech Group video conferencing setup connected to a PC in the room. The video conferencing setup is a pre-packaged, self-service video conferencing solution, sized to cover the relatively small group of participants present.

The team office is normally used for work calls and meetings, but in times of forced remote teaching, it can be used in exceptional circumstances for teaching and examination.

How to proceed
Basic information

The video conferencing setup includes:

  • A webcam that allows you to shift, zoom in, and zoom out;
  • A microphone with a range of up to 6 metres;
  • A panel with controls for the camera, microphone and speaker.
Connection procedure

 

1
Book the room of your choice. Use the calendar in O365 to book a team office (see the library website) for the procedure), whereas the secretariat of the Dean’s Office handles meeting room bookings (see contact information and availability calendar).

CAUTION: Please ensure that there is at least 30 minutes between bookings so the room can be cleaned and disinfected.

2
Log in to your computer and launch MS Teams or another video conferencing application.

3
Check that the correct input and output devices are set up. In MS Teams:

  1. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner and select Settings;
  2. Go to the Devices tab;
  3. Make sure that the individual items are set up as in the picture below.

5
Join a video conference call.


CIT support

We recommend that you test the procedure on-site well in advance.

CIT staff can provide training on the video conferencing equipment in individual rooms by prior arrangement. If you’re interested in training, please send your request to elf@phil.muni.cz.

In case of technical difficulties, call the service line at [54949] 1542.

Video conferencing facilities for students

Students who need access to technical facilities, e.g. for written or oral examinations, can use the team study rooms D2TYM3 and D2TYM4 on the second floor of Building D. Students who intend to take an examination on the faculty premises must first notify their teacher, who will reserve the room for them (students cannot currently reserve offices themselves). The student will then be able to use their ISIC card to deactivate the security of team office at the given time.

CAUTION: A negative test for COVID-19 infection is required to enter the team study rooms. The test must be no older than 7 days. The instructor reserving the team office for the student must check in the IS or INET to see whether the student has a valid test for that day.

Small team offices (D2TYM3-4)

The small team offices on the second floor of Building D are equipped with computers and an external webcam with an integrated microphone.

How to proceed
Connection procedure

 

1
Arrange with the lecturer to reserve the selected team study room using the O365 calendar (the procedure can be found on the library website; contrary to the status described in the procedure, the reservation of team study rooms is currently available only to FF staff and PhD students).

CAUTION: Please ensure that there is at least 30 minutes between bookings so the room can be cleaned and disinfected.

2
Use your ISIC card to access the corridor outside the offices and the office itself.

3
Press the Power button to turn on the computer attached to the back of the wall screen. Use the On button on the control panel to turn on the screen. Log in using your UIN and secondary password.

If the wireless mouse in the room isn’t responding, make sure it’s switched on (On/Off switch on the bottom of the mouse). If the battery is low, contact a member of the Central Library staff.

4
Start MS Teams or another video conferencing application.

5
Check that the correct input and output devices are set up. In MS Teams:

  1. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner and select Settings;
  2. Go to the Devices tab;
  3. Make sure that the individual items are set up as in the picture below.

6
Join a video conference call.

7
Speak into the directional microphone as shown in the picture below. Keep the microphone facing you with the green LED.


CIT support

We recommend that you test the procedure on-site well in advance. In case of technical difficulties, please call the service line at [54949] 1542.

Videostudio

Our videostudio also offers several services to support online teaching.

Rental of equipment

It’s still possible to rent a camera, microphone and tripod (it’s also possible to rent a camera separately, or a microphone and tripod separately).

Processing of recordings

As in normal mode, it’s now also possible to have an already recorded recording processed. This is useful, for example, when you need to intersperse webcam footage with slides from a presentation (or vice versa) and you need to improve the sound of your recording.

Consultation on the acquisition and processing of recordings

We’ll be happy to advise you on how to position the camera and microphone appropriately when filming at home or in the office. Consultations are available by phone (778 769 645; please call between 10 am and 6 pm only) and online. It’s also possible to consult us about the processing of footage - in this case, however, we’ll refer you to the relevant tools and manuals where the procedures are described in detail.

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