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About the Office of Classroom Technology Management (OCTM)

The Office of Classroom Technology Management (formerly known as the Multimedia Center) is a service department that primarily supports instructional and administrative use of audio-visual equipment as well as support of integrated media systems. OCTM does not support personal devices.

OCTM is located in the lower level of the Learning Resource Center, at the Multimedia Desk. You can call the desk at 619-388-3418.

OCTM Services to Faculty & Staff

For campus events sponsored by College personnel: Coordinate your request for an on-campus event with Business Services in R109 or at 619-388-3428.  You must include your needs when filling out the “Multimedia” section of the Facilities Request Form.   If you are unsure of your needs, you may contact the Office of Classroom Technology Management at 619-388-3418 and will gladly assist you in assessing your needs.

Equipment available for on-campus events sponsored by College personnel includes:

  • PA sound system-- for voice projection only, not live musicians (indoor/outdoor weather permitting).
  • LCD projector (indoor only)
  • Laptop computer (indoor only)
  • VCR/DVD player (indoor/outdoor weather permitting)
  • CD player (indoor/outdoor weather permitting)

For classroom instruction/meeting support: Contact the OCTM for training and access to equipment in smart classrooms. 

All standard classrooms on campus are equipped with presentation equipment.  Please call us for equipment status in laboratories, specialized classrooms or conference rooms.

OCTM maintains and repairs District audio-visual equipment only (the item must have a District EQ number). If it is beyond our abilities, we will direct you to the appropriate departmental resource, The IT Help Desk is an additional resource for office/administrative equipment and support and can be contacted at 619-388-7000 or ITHelp@sdccd.edu.

Media duplication and transfer services are offered as follows within copyright compliance guidelines, http://www.copyright.gov/title17/:

  • Duplication of instructor-created material for classroom/student use (CDs or DVDs)
     
  • Transferring of instructor-created material for classroom/student use from:
    • Audio Cassette → CD
    • VHS → DVD
    • LaserDisc → DVD
    • MiniDV → DVD
    • DVCAM → DVD
    • Computer file → DVD or CD

For other media please contact RTVC at 619-388-3043

OCTM offers instructor training on Smart Classroom equipment and are available to assist guest presenters. Please contact our office at ext. 3418 to schedule an appointment. 

OCTM offers the following Video production services :

  • Recording of events held on campus relating to campus organizations, faculty, and student events.
  • Editing/DVD production of events recorded by us.
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OCTM Services to Students

Where can I find Multimedia Equipment?

  • The Independent Learning Center has desktop computers that run multimedia software. Students must use the equipment and software in the Independent Learning Center, and are expected to do course assignment work themselves.
  • Smart classrooms have audio and video equipment built into the room and these are controlled at the podium in the room. Almost all of the classrooms on campus are smart classrooms. Please ask your instructor for authorization and assistance in using the equipment in the smart classroom.
  • The Office of Classroom Technology Management (OCTM) has audio and video equipment that may be used for event setups for Associated Students groups only.

The ILC and the OCTM do not provide technical help with personal equipment (including laptops), support for group study, or media production as part of a course assignment.

How Do I Borrow Multimedia Equipment? (Associated Students Groups only)

Setups for campus events sponsored by Associated Students Groups is a two-step process:

  • Step #1: Coordinate your group's request for an event on campus with the Associated Students Office in M200 (619-388-3428). Requests must be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance of the event.
  • Step #2: The student organizer with equipment requests must contact the Office of Classroom Technology Management staff directly, either at the Multimedia Center Desk in the LRC or by phone: 619-388-3418.

Equipment available for on-campus events sponsored by Associated Students includes:

  • PA sound system-- for voice projection only, not live musicians (indoor/outdoor weather permitting)
  • LCD projector (indoor only)
  • Laptop computer (indoor only)
  • CD player (indoor/outdoor weather permitting)
  • VCR/DVD player (indoor/outdoor weather permitting)

OCTM: Related Resources

See these links for more information: