IT Service Desk provides a wide variety of equipment for instructional use, including projectors, camcorders, cameras, audio playback and recording equipment, student response systems (clickers), laptops, and other specialized equipment. Please inquire about availability. Equipment will be delivered to classrooms and picked up afterward if scheduled 24 hours in advance. Equipment may be checked out by faculty and staff for off-campus use, if available.
An FVCC Library Card is needed to check out equipment— circulation period is typically 24 hours with a $10.00 per day fine for overdue materials.
Students may make arrangements with IT support specialists to utilize equipment on campus, depending on availability. Students’ ability to check out equipment is limited and must have an instructor referral.
If a problem occurs with classroom equipment, please notify the IT Service Desk immediately — call 3930 from your in-room phone or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All general-purpose classrooms have VHS/DVD playback capability. Portable TV & VCR/DVD units are available to rooms without permanent equipment upon request. Instructions for utilizing equipment in the classrooms are mounted on the inside of the Nova computer workstation for reference. Most classrooms and meeting rooms are equipped with multimedia computers (accessing the college network, Internet, Microsoft Office applications) in locking cabinets and ceiling-mounted projectors. Keys are available for checkout on an FVCC Library card from IT Service Desk after a short training session on proper use of the equipment.
Renting AV equipment to off-campus groups is discouraged. FVCC is not in the business of renting equipment. However, some specialty items that are not easily obtainable elsewhere in the valley may be rented if the equipment is not needed for instructional purposes. Equipment rentals must have approval from the Director or Assistant Director of IT. Projectors rent for $100.00/day when available. Notebook computers are not rentable. Renters MUST also have a current FVCC library card. To obtain a card, simply present a photo ID at the college library and they will issue one.