The student learning experience

The physical Learning and Teachings spaces within Griffith University are an important investment in student learning. Interaction between lecturers and their students is a significant part of the learning process, and here at Griffith University technology is used throughout our learning spaces to enhance and support this interaction.

Lecture theatres

As part of the ongoing Lecture Theatre Upgrade project, the following theatres have been standardised. As part of the project these rooms also have Lecture Capture capability in them. The lecture recording from the following venues are available to students as audio and movie files which can be downloaded via Learning@Griffith.

Campus maps

Campus Maps for each location are available from Campus Information.

Lecture capture enabled rooms

Lecture Capture enabled teaching spaces are available in both theatres and in selected tutorial rooms. These rooms can be booked via Room bookings. For more information on Lecture Capture, visit the Using Learning@Griffith site.

The tutorial rooms that have lecture capture capability are listed as Advanced Tutorial Rooms.  Normal tutorial rooms that do not have any lecture capture capability are listed as Standard Tutorial Rooms.

Teaching spaces that presently have limited audiovisual capability are known as the Basic Tutorial Rooms, in most cases, a television and VCR. The majority of the basic tutorial rooms are at Nathan and the Gold Coast campuses and range in size from 20 to 40 seats in the rooms.

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Lecture Theatres

Tutorial Rooms

Gold Coast campus map

Lecture Theatres

Tutorial Rooms

Computer labs

Computer labs are available across all campuses of the university. These labs are identified as either:

  • Common-use computer labs: available for all students to use. Some of these labs are available 24/7, whereas the other common-use computers are available in the library. View the availability of common-use labs at the Student Computing.
  • School-based computer: available to students who have specialist computing needs relevant to their study area. The relevant school provides access to labs such as Windows or Mac labs (or dual-boot). Further information ab out access to school-based computer can be obtained from the school or department lab owner.

General Help and Resources

  • Computer Assistance: For general assistance with computers, see the IT Service Centre to find support options
  • Audiovisual Equipment (e.g. projectors): For assistance with the audiovisual equipment found in some labs (e.g. projectors), please consult the Audiovisual Services page

Software in Computer labs

Generally, lab software is consistent. The LanSchool Classroom Management software is an exception as this has separate student and teacher versions. For software support, please see the pages below:

  • Standard software support: Includes self-help resources for select Microsoft Office applications, Google Apps, Dreamweaver, Social Media and general computing skills
  • LanSchool Teacher version: Provides and overview and help guide for teaching staff for using LanSchool

Student Support

The Service Catalogue provides student-oriented information on computer labs.

Audio visual services

Audiovisual support in common-use teaching spaces is free of charge during regular teaching hours. For service outside of these hours, please contact us on x56464. Please also contact this extensions number requesting technician support if you experience any problems during a lecture or other presentation.

More information on audiovisual services is available at the audiovisual website.

Wireless microphone systems

Following a successful pilot program, permanent chargers with two wireless microphone transmitters have been installed in lecture theatres and advanced seminar rooms across all Griffith campuses.

Please visit the audio visual webpage for a how-to guide and a full list of rooms that have wireless microphones installed.

Audio visual lab

The Audiovisual laboratory put into place by Information Systems Client Technology Services can be found at Logan campus, room 2.13 in the Academic 1 (L05) building. The AV Project Team and currently located in this room, and they welcome any feedback that you may have.

The concept of the  Lab is straightforward. A test environment has been set up to replicate a standard lecture theatre that has videoconferencing capabilities, an advanced tutorial room and a stand tutorial room. Before being placed into the actual teaching spaces, the AV Project Team can test and confirm the changes they are making to the infrastructure to ensure its capability.

In addition to the test environment, a development environment has also been set up. This allows the AV Project Team to make changes to the current teaching spaces’ AV equipment, develop code and trial new technologies before implementing into the test environment.

These two steps add quality control and checking to the teaching spaces’ infrastructure. Over time, this will improve the quality of the teaching spaces provided to our academic staff and students.

Future plans see a test and development environment being installed for each standard configuration of common use room that is supported. This will ensure that a standard and controlled process is being used when adding new equipment to the room AV infrastructure.

Contact us

Project team

This is a small project team that is working to standardise the learning and teaching spaces throughout our campuses. The team can be found in the Audio Visual lab.

Project manager: Mark English | Technical installer: Terry Desborough

Client Technology Services Audio Visual Laboratory

Room 2.03 Environment 2 (N13) Griffith University 170 Kessels Road Nathan QLD 4111

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