Is your campus technically ready to sponsor a CIT conference? Test your readiness by answering the following questions:
- What is your network configuration? How strong is your wireless?
- Will both presenters and attendees be able to log on to the network?
- Can your network support hands-on workshops and sessions requiring Internet access with a reasonable response time?
- Are your lab machines “remote boot”? With hard drives? Without hard drives?
- Can your lab machines be configured to support CIT workshops?
- Is it possible to add software to lab machines? How much lead time is needed?
- What peripherals (speakers, printers, document cameras, interactive white boards, etc.) are available in the teaching labs?
- Do you have Smart classrooms (projectors, DVD players, document cameras, video/audio capability, multi-screen display, writeable walls.)?
- Do classrooms have teaching stations with dedicated PC’s or are they BYOD (bring your own device)?
- Do the teaching stations have capability for presenters to plug in their own laptops or tablets/iPads? Does it accept HDMI? Are dongles available for Mac’s?
- Do you have Distance Learning classrooms for live, interactive learning?
- What technologies and protocols (H.320, PictureTel, ISDN, etc.) do your Distance Learning classrooms use?
- What video production facilities are available?
- What kind of A/V support and inventory are available? Are you able to video tape sessions?