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A document camera is essentially a camera turned to point downward. Items placed in its field of vision can be displayed on the large screen at the front of the room. These could be paper, transparencies, books, photos, physical objects, etc. Also, you can draw or annotate and this will be displayed too. It is our goal to equip all rooms on campus with document camera, but this is not complete yet. Most document cameras are ceiling mounted, so they are out of the way.
Some materials, particularly those with high levels of detail, benefit from being displayed in true HD, just like movies you watch at home. Equipping rooms with HD gear is somewhat more expensive than our regular rooms, so there are only a handful of them, but we will be adding more.
For those disciplines that do a lot of whiteboard writing- math, phyics, statistics, anything involving equations and diagrams - there is a way to allow handwriting to be displayed using the room system. This is accomplished using a large tablet display that sits on or near the instructors station. Benefits include: endless writing surface, automatic saving of what's being drawn, the instructor can remain facing the audience.
CSUSM offers Zoom, a fully-featured web conferencing package. When combined with the rooms' smart system, and a microphone and webcam, you can do real-time collaboration and conferencing with almost anyone in the world with a computer or portable device. Possible uses include: