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Podium guide

All learning spaces at City are equipped with a podium to facilitate the delivery of teaching and presentation content. The podium is known as the Pod.

About room types

The tables below present an overview of room types and if Lecture Capture is enabled for each of City's buildings.

DALI, ISLA and Legacy rooms

A learning space is classified as a DALI, DALI+, ISLA or a Legacy room. 

DALI rooms

Rooms that have been renovated as part of the Designing Active Learning initiative (DALI) are classified as DALI rooms. 

DALI was created primarily to evaluate and refine City's teaching and learning spaces. From the summer of 2015 to the present, DALI has undertaken a renovation of all audio visual equipment in most of City's learning spaces. The project looked specifically at in-class technologies with a particular focus at the way staff interact with those technologies. The in-class technologies incorporates the Teaching AV Podium or Pod, and extends to the teaching zone that surrounds it. The project has refined City’s spaces such as lecture theatres, seminar rooms. The project also used staff and student feedback to evaluate the way the technology in the room can engage the learner more actively.

DALI+ rooms

DALI+ spaces have the standard new DALI technology but have been enhanced with extra microphones to capture student discussion. These are more suitable for lecture capture live streaming than standard DALI rooms, but will not provide the interactive capability of ISLA equipped spaces.  Rooms equipped to DALI+ specification are most suitable for larger group teaching, which is potentially less scope for group-based activities but can allow some interaction, such as using Poll Everywhere for example.

ISLA Rooms

ISLA rooms are primarily intended to enable interaction between students and lecturers and so are best suited for smaller class groups. They are DALI rooms with an additional layer of technology. This technology includes a large display screen for the Zoom or Teams interface, a second camera directed at in-class students for those online, and additional ceiling microphones installed throughout the room to pick up discussions.

Legacy rooms

Rooms that have an older-style Pod and haven't yet been renovated as part of the DALI project are classified as Legacy rooms.

What can I do in each type of room?

The table below sets out what you can do in DALI, DALI+, ISLA and Legacy rooms

Podium types and capabilities
Can I...? DALI DALI+ ISLA Legacy
Project content from the podium PC Yes Yes Yes Yes
Project content from a laptop (NB an adapter may be required) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Project content from the visualiser Yes Yes Yes Yes
Record via Lecture Capture Yes Yes Yes

No *

Livestream via Lecture Capture Yes Yes Yes No *
Use a lapel mic to record audio if I move around the room Yes Yes Yes

No

Record/broadcast class contributions via ceiling mics No Yes Yes No

Run hybrid sessions with Zoom

No No Yes No

Run hybrid sessions with Teams meetings

No No Yes No
Add a guest speaker via Zoom (You will need your own laptop and webcam to facilitate this.) Yes Yes Yes Yes

* Except LG002 and LG003 at Bayes Business School, Bunhill Row

200 Aldersgate Bayes Business School

Learning spaces Aldersgate
Room number Type of room Lecture Capture enabled?
N201 ISLA Yes
N216A ISLA Yes
N216B ISLA Yes

Bunhill Row Bayes Business School

Learning spaces Bunhill Row
Room number Type of room Lecture Capture enabled
LG001 ISLA Yes
LG002 Legacy Yes
LG003 Legacy Yes
G001 ISLA Yes
1001 Legacy No
1010 Legacy No
2007 Legacy No
2001 DALI Yes
2002 ISLA Yes
2003 ISLA Yes
2004 ISLA Yes
2005 DALI Yes
2006 ISLA Yes
3002 ISLA Yes
3003 ISLA Yes
6001 DALI Yes

 

Centenary Building Northampton Square

Learning spaces Centenary Building

DALI+ spaces have the standard new DALI technology but have been enhanced with extra microphones to capture student discussion. These are more suitable for lecture capture live streaming than standard DALI rooms, but will not provide the interactive capability of ISLA equipped spaces.  Rooms equipped to DALI+ specification are most suitable for larger group teaching, which is potentially less scope for group-based activities but can allow some interaction, such as using Poll Everywhere for example.

Room number Type of room Lecture Capture enabled?
Birley Lecture Theatre DALI+ Yes
Geary Lecture Theatre DALI+ Yes
Oakden Lecture Theatre DALI+ Yes
Poynton Lecture Theatre DALI+ Yes
Convocation Suite DALI Yes

 

City Law School Building Northampton Square

Learning Spaces City Law School Building

Room number Type of room Lecture Capture enabled?
TLG11 DALI Yes

 

College Building Northampton Square

Learning spaces College Building
Room number Type of room Lecture Capture enabled
ALG16 Legacy No
AG01 ISLA No
AG02 Legacy No
AG03 DALI Yes
AG04 Legacy No
AG05 Legacy No
AG06 Legacy No
AG07a DALI Yes
AG07b DALI Yes

AG08

ISLA No
AG09 Legacy No
AG10 DALI Yes
AG11 ISLA Yes
AG13 Legacy No
AG21 DALI Yes
AG22 DALI Yes
AG24a DALI Yes
AG24b DALI Yes
AG29a & b ISLA No
AG33 ISLA Yes
AG34a & b ISLA No
AG35a & b ISLA Yes
AG36 ISLA No
A107 DALI Yes
A108 DALI Yes
A109 DALI Yes
A110 DALI Yes
A111 DALI Yes
A112 DALI Yes
A130 DALI Yes
A214 ISLA Yes
A217 DALI Yes
A218 DALI Yes
A219 Legacy No
A220 DALI Yes
A225 DALI Yes
A226 DALI Yes
A227 DALI Yes
A307 Legacy No
A308 Legacy No

Great Hall

DALI Yes

 

Drysdale Building Northampton Square

Learning Spaces in Drysdale Building
Room number Type of room Lecture Capture enabled?
EG01 PC Lab DALI   Yes
EG02 DALI Yes
EG03 DALI No
EG04 DALI No
EG06 PC Lab DALI Yes
ELG01 DALI Yes
ELG02 ISLA Yes
ELG03 DALI Yes
ELG04 DALI  Yes
ELG05 DALI Yes
ELG08 DALI Yes
ELG09 DALI Yes
ELG10 DALI Yes
ELG11 DALI Yes
ELG12 ISLA Yes
ELG13 DALI Yes
ELG14 - meeting room DALI No
ELG15 DALI Yes
EM01 ISLA No

 

Franklin Building Northampton Square

Learning Spaces in Franklin Building
Room number Type of room Lecture Capture enabled?
R101 DALI Yes
R102 DALI Yes
R103 DALI Yes
R104 - meeting room DALI No
R105 DALI Yes
R201 DALI Yes
R202 DALI Yes
R203 DALI Yes
R204 DALI Yes

 

Finsbury Square Bayes Business School

Learning spaces at Finsbury Square 
Room number Type of room Lecture Capture enabled?
J211 LT ISLA Yes
JLG02 ISLA Yes

 

Rhind Building Northampton Square

Learning spaces Rhind Building
Room number Type of room Lecture Capture enabled?
DLG02 DALI Yes
DLG03 DALI Yes
DLG08 DALI Yes
DLG09 DALI Yes
DLG19 DALI Yes
DLG20 DALI Yes
D104 ISLA Yes
D106 DALI No
D107 DALI No
D108 DALI No
D109 DALI No
D111 DALI Yes
D112 DALI Yes
D113 DALI Yes
D220 DALI Yes
D221 DALI Yes
D222 DALI No
D518 DALI Yes

 

Tait Building Northampton Square

Learning spaces in Tait Building
Room number Type of room Lecture Capture enabled?
CLG55 DALI Yes
C300 DALI Yes
C301 DALI Yes
C302 ISLA Yes
C303 DALI Yes
C304 DALI Yes
C305 DALI Yes
C306 DALI Yes
C307 DALI Yes
C308 DALI Yes
C309 ISLA Yes
C310 DALI Yes
C311 DALI Yes
C312 DALI Yes
C313 DALI Yes
C314 DALI Yes
C315 DALI Yes
C316 DALI Yes
C317 Legacy No
C318 DALI Yes
C319 DALI Yes
C320 DALI Yes
C321 DALI Yes
C322 DALI Yes
C323 DALI Yes
C324 DALI Yes
C325 DALI Yes
Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre DALI Yes

 

University Building Northampton Square

Learning spaces in University Building
Room number Type of room Lecture Capture enabled room?
BLG07 DALI Yes
BLG08 DALI Yes
BM02 DALI Yes
BM03 DALI Yes
BG02 DALI Yes
BG03 DALI Yes
B103 DALI Yes
B104 DALI Yes
B200 ISLA Yes

 

Whiskin Street Northampton Square

Learning spaces Whiskin Street
Lecture Capture enabled rooms Type of room Lecture Capture enabled?
FG04 DALI No
FG05 ISLA Yes
FG06 DALI Yes
FG07 DALI No
F102 DALI Yes
F101 DALI No
F201 DALI Awaiting sign off
F203 DALI Awaiting sign off
F301 DALI Yes
F302 DALI No
F303 DALI No
F305 DALI Yes
F306 DALI No
F307 DALI No

 

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