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.
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:
Pick up your reserved equipment at the Gelman Library Check Out Desk, located on the entrance floor.
Reservations must be scheduled at least one business day 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
TurningPoint Audience Response System clickers
You may retain equipment for up to three business days. Equipment will not be loaned to students for course-related projects.
You can reserve classrooms on VSTC through Academic Scheduling.
To make an equipment reservation:
- Log in to the scheduling system with your GW NetID and password.
- Hover over Reservations in the menu and click VSTC Equipment Checkout.
- Select the date and time you need the equipment and click Get Services.
- Complete the form and click Submit.
- Pick up your reserved equipment from the Academic Technologies suite at:
45085 University Drive
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
A 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.
A 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.
An 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.
The laptop computer and kit includes the following items: a laptop carrying case, laptop computer, power cable, and wireless presenter.
A 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).
A 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.
A device used during presentations to advance slides. The wireless presenter also contains a red laser pointer used to point out details on presentation slides.