Handheld mics can be used by audience members as a to be heard better in the classroom or during a Zoom meeting or Panopto recording. Depending on the set up of your particular room, the mic may only be used either in the room or on Zoom or Panopto. Check your control panel to see what mics are available in Zoom or Panopto by choosing the Zoom/Panopto option. To check what mics are available over your classroom speakers, check the Room Audio button on the control panel.
If your mic needs batteries, unscrew the microphone from the base to add batteries. Mics will take either D or AA batteries. These batteries should be available in the cable drawer of your podium. If you do not have batteries and need some immediately, contact the emergency line of the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9110. If you wish to just report that the room needs batteries for next time, please contact the main number of the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900.