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Technology Training

Learn about the technology in your classroom.

Because every building on campus is a little bit different, you will encounter a variety of control panels and classroom technology. Our goal is to help you be ready to teach no matter where you are teaching from. As we continue to document the recent changes in the registrar-controlled classrooms, we’ll update this resource with the most helpful information for you.

What’s on the podium?

Almost every classroom on campus comes equipped with a VGA and/or HDMI connection, a projector system, Internet access, and a control panel. These elements can be found at the podium at the front of the classroom.

UTK Classroom Overview – Watch this three-minute video

Control Panel

The control panel is used to manage the displays, projectors, and audio in your classroom. There are several varieties of control panels used across campus; learn how to use the control panel in your classroom.


Cynap is a bring-your-own-device system that allows you to share your class materials from a variety of sources. Check out the Cynap page for how-to instructions on connecting smartphones and using exciting features like the onboard web browser, the onboard whiteboard, and the annotation feature.

Document Camera

Want ideas on how to use the document camera as more than just a fancy overhead projector? Check out the document camera section for information on freezing an image to swap out material, zooming in to get details on 3D objects, and more.