Technology for teaching and learning is increasingly becoming an integral part of Eastman academic life. The following resources provide faculty and students opportunities for research, communication, and organization using dependable, updated technology that is conveniently located in their immediate academic environment.
The Technology and Media Production Department maintains three media suites throughout the Eastman campus. Each space is geared toward providing members of the Eastman community the computing resources needed to enable and enhance their professional lives. These labs are exclusively for the Eastman community and unauthorized access is prohibited.
The Eastman Media Lab, located in the towering Student Life Building, is the main computing space on campus and was built mindful of the modern music student. Equipped with 23 desktops and furnished with cushioned seats, it provides wireless Internet service and 24-hour access.
The Cave was designed with the intention of providing students and faculty opportunities to relax, stay connected, and even grab a bite to eat throughout the busy school day. Located in the basement of the main building, it is equipped with computers, unlimited Internet access, large round tables, and its very own café featuring sandwiches and baked goods.
The Listening Room is intended for quiet, independent musical study of audio/visual recordings and for composing. It is equipped with computers connected to high quality headphones and numerous private enclosures containing stereo systems and DVD players. Unlimited Internet access is available.
Online Course Management
Blackboard is the online course management system recently purchased by the University of Rochester. It is the replacement for Web CT. Being “the most widely adopted course management system among U.S. post-secondary institutions”, it certainly has some advantages. Are you wondering if you should use Blackboard? Do you already use Blackboard, but are seeking greater proficiency? You’ve come to the right place. Flex your wrists, stretch your fingers and open your mind; class is about to begin!