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A detailed look at how OIT prepared Boise State to host virtual classes

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) was busy over the summer upgrading and installing new technology in preparation for hybrid delivery of classes for fall semester.

In numbers, here’s what that looks like:

  • 222 classrooms received upgrades and/or new devices
  • 3,109 individual components were installed, valued at $800,000
  • 74 cameras added, which work with a wireless lavalier (lapel) microphone to automatically track and focus on the presenter
  • 154 classrooms now have projectors, allowing devices to connect wirelessly
  • 21 classrooms became interactive collaborative spaces where remote students can interact with nearly the same experience as a student in the room
  • 21 new classrooms were created by leveraging larger spaces such as art galleries, conference rooms, ballrooms, ExtraMile Arena and the Morrison Center
  • 157 kiosk computers were relocated to accommodate physical distancing
  • 100 laptops, 60 hot spots, 10 tripods and 15 WiFi adapters were added to the inventory available for students to check out free of charge through the Zone in the Interactive Learning Center
  • 1.7 miles of network cable were installed

All of this work was done on top of OIT’s normally hectic summer schedule, including the resolution of 8,034 customer support incidents and requests resulting in a satisfaction rating of 4.9 out of 5.

Visit the Office of Information Technology’s website for information about technology services and support available to the Boise State community.