Classroom Technology Update and Instructions for Hybrid Classes Using Zoom (Message from Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Ed Oakes to Faculty)

Information Technology Services staff are working diligently this weekend to complete technology enhancements in campus classrooms and validate that each room has the appropriate components to support hybrid instruction with students in the classroom as well as remote students connected via Zoom.  The web site has been created to provide faculty with the current technology status of rooms and it is being updated as each room is completed.   This web page also includes notes on some of the larger spaces that are not traditionally used as a classroom.  Staff will continue working this weekend, with a goal of having the majority of rooms completed by Monday.    

The Zoom resource page has been updated with a section titled “Hybrid Classroom Instruction with Zoom” that includes a short, four minute video overview of how to use this technology.  The PDF document attached to this message also provides a general overview of this technology.  

We encourage faculty to visit their assigned classroom on Monday and Tuesday to login and test the classroom technology.  We will be stationing technicians in many of the academic buildings the first few days of classes to minimize response times, but due to the variety of changes, we are anticipating a higher than normal call volume.  

If you have additional questions please submit an online support request at  If you need immediate assistance please contact the Technology Assistance Center at 540-831-7500.

Ed Oakes
Radford University
Information Technology Services
Associate VP for Information Technology & CIO