Equipment Loans

Academic Technologies provides technology equipment loans for university courses in AT-supported locations on the Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon, and Virginia Science and Technology campuses. AT also offers technology rentals for events held in AT-supported locations on the Foggy Bottom Campus. 

Academic Technologies also provides audiovisual equipment and laptop loans to students.

Student Equipment Loans     Technology Rentals for Events

Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon Campus Equipment

Instructors may borrow equipment for a GW course at no cost. Supplemental audiovisual equipment is also available for events held in AT-supported locations. See the full list of equipment provided in AT-supported classrooms and labs.

Borrowing equipment for a GW course

For GW courses in AT-supported locations on the Foggy Bottom or Mount Vernon campus, instructors should:

  1. Make a reservation with GW Libraries Reservation System

  2. Pick up your reserved equipment at the Gelman Library Check Out Desk, located on the entrance floor.

Reservations must be scheduled at least two business days in advance.

Note: Display adapters are available on-demand from the Gelman Library Check Out Desk, located on the entrance floor. No reservation is required.

Instructional Technology Equipment Loans

Additionally, the Instructional Technology Lab (ITL) loans equipment to GW faculty and teaching assistants in support of course-related activities on a short-term basis. Equipment available includes:

  • Digital audio recorder

  • Digital still camera

  • Digital video camera

You may retain equipment for up to three business days. Equipment will not be loaned to students for course-related projects.


Virginia Science and Technology Campus Equipment

You can reserve classrooms on VSTC through Academic Scheduling.

To make an equipment reservation:

  1. Log in to the scheduling system with your GW NetID and password.
  2. Hover over Reservations in the menu and click VSTC Equipment Checkout.
  3. Select the date and time you need the equipment and click Get Services.
  4. Complete the form and click Submit.
  5. Pick up your reserved equipment from the Academic Technologies suite at:

Innovation Hall
45085 University Drive
Suite 306
Ashburn, VA 20170

Equipment should be requested at least 24 hours in advance.

Please note that GW faculty and staff can access the system. Students and external groups must coordinate with their programs or GW sponsors to checkout equipment.

Instructor Equipment Guide

TurningPoint ClickerA system created by TurningPoint Technologies that allows students to reply to interactive questions during class using a hand-held keypad response unit. The system collects student responses in real time and allows instructors to easily create detailed reports for analysis.

Document CameraA real-time image capture device for displaying a document or object through a projector or display monitor.  The document camera allows a class to view note-taking or calculating while in progress.

DVD PlayerAn optical disc drive that plays DVDs and Blu-rays. The player can be connected to a projector or display monitor. Classroom computers contain a DVD player. Check to see if your classroom has a computer.

Laptop KitThe laptop computer and kit includes the following items: a laptop carrying case, laptop computer, power cable, and wireless presenter.

Portable Speaker SystemA speaker system used to project audio from a computer, laptop, iPad or iPod, or other similar module. Two differently powered speaker systems are available: USB (powered by a computer) or AC (powered through an electrical wall outlet).

Video CameraA small handheld camera used to record videos or to take still photos that can be played back or displayed on a projector or display monitor.  The camera can also be mounted on a tripod for stability during recording sessions.

Wireless PresenterA device used during presentations to advance slides. The wireless presenter also contains a red laser pointer used to point out details on presentation slides.


GW IT provides technical support for classrooms. For all the ways to contact GW IT and a listing of our buisness hours, visit our support pageIf you are experiencing issues with classroom technology while class is in session, call 202-994-7900 for support.