What is a TEC?

Technology Enhanced Classrooms are spaces with built-in computing and multimedia equipment to aid in the teaching, collaboration, and presentation of material with students. TEC's are a result of a partnership between the Office of the Provost and Information Technology with support from Academic Computing.

 
 


TEC FULL

TEC FULL includes an instructor podium or desk with fully integrated computing and multimedia equipment:

  • A/V Touch Panel Controller
  • Full HD Projector or Display
  • Sound System
  • Mac Computer
  • Laptop Input (HDMI)
  • Laptop Power Supply
  • Blu-Ray Disc Player
  • Document Camera

TEC LITE

TEC LITE is a more minimally designed classroom with the same high-quality A/V presentation ideal for flexible spaces such as pin-ups and critiques:

  • Simple & Intuitive Button Controller
  • Full HD Projector or Display
  • Built-In Speakers
  • Laptop Input (HDMI)
  • Wireless Device Mirroring (Select Spaces)

TEC HYBRID TEACHING STATION

The TEC Hybrid Teaching Station is designed for virtually linked classes using Zoom, where some participants are in-person and others remote. One display is intended to show a presentation or view of the classroom, and the other a view of each participant. 

At the front of the cart is where you'll find most of the components for interactivity, such as the web-camera, microphone, wireless keyboard, speaker, and controls. Behind the scenes, each TV is connected to the Mac Mini and peripheral devices to a USB expansion hub. 

  • (2) 55” 4K Displays

  • Audio Interface with Shotgun Condenser & Cardioid Dynamic XLR Microphones

  • Full HD USB Web Camera

  • USB Speaker

  • Wireless Keyboard with trackpad mouse

  • Elgato Stream Deck

We encourage all users to access their files with Pratt’s Google Drive cloud storage. Windows specific software can be accessed via Launchpad in the OnePratt portal.


TEC AV CART

The TEC AV cart mirrors the simplicity of the TEC Lite classroom in a mobile capacity. It is designed as a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) unit. An HDMI cable with multiple adapters are provided.

  • 4K 65” Display w/ built-in speaker

  • Laptop Input (HDMI cable w/ appropriate adapters)


Classrooms

For the most up-to-date list of classrooms and the technology that may be relevant to you on both the Brooklyn and Manhattan campuses, visit this Google Sheet or Pratt Institute's 25Live website.


Room Access

TEC Rooms are available to all instructors assigned to teach in them and are accessible via door swipe-locks that respond to your PrattCard. Users are assigned access by their individual departments at the beginning of each semester. If you have problems accessing a room, please contact your department liaison or the PrattCard Office.


Support

Every TEC comes with full Service Desk support weekdays from 8AM–8PM. If you encounter problems with the technology in your room, please call 718.636.3765 or email services@pratt.edu.


Higgins A/V

The Higgins Hall A/V Center serves the School of Architecture with audiovisual support and resource lending for faculty. The A/V Center supports all TEC Rooms within Higgins Hall in cooperation with the Pratt Technology Desk. For more information please visit Higgins A/V.