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Handheld and Conference-Style Microphones

In some classrooms, handheld mics for use by audience members or conference-style mic systems are set up so that you can have discussions with students in the classroom when having Zoom meetings or when recording a class using Panopto.

Using Handheld Mics

  • Sanitizing cloths are available to wipe down all equipment.
  • Hold the handheld mic several inches in front of and slightly below the mouth. Near throat level.
  • These microphones may be picked up both on recordings and amplified in the classroom. Check your control panel under Room Audio and Zoom/Panopto audio to see which microphones are available.

Conference Style Mics

  • These systems are available in several classrooms for discussion groups where some students or guests may be on Zoom or watching a Panopto capture.
  • Participants can be as many as 10-20 feet away from the system and still be heard clearly. Softer spoken individuals should be closer to the system. Louder individuals may be picked up as far away as 20 feet.
  • These systems do not amplify sound into the classroom.