Health Professions Education Center

Audio/Visual Support Services

Smart and Enhanced Classrooms

Smart classrooms are equipped with a computer, internet access (ethernet cable), a ceiling-mounted data/video projector, a Crestron touchpad (media control panel), a VCR/DVD player with speakers, a CD/cassette player, and a document camera. The projector can also be connected to a laptop.

Enhanced classrooms at Brookdale include a computer, internet access, a data/video projector, and a VCR/DVD player with speakers. These rooms also offer laptop connectivity.

Please refer to the following chart for a detailed list of classroom features:

Classroom Comparison Chart   (Download PDF)
Room Room Type Seating Capacity PC w/ Internet Access Data/Video Projector Audio Speakers DVD/VCR Player Cassette Player Document Camera
W218 Enhanced Classroom 144
(& Wi-Fi)
W232 Smart Classroom 115
(& Wi-Fi)
W235 Enhanced Classroom 115
(& Wi-Fi)
W237 Enhanced Classroom 115
(& Wi-Fi)
W401 Enhanced Classroom 12 Flatscreen    
W403 Enhanced Classroom 12 Flatscreen    
W405 Research Meeting Room 12 Flatscreen    
W417 Enhanced Classroom 40    
W517 Enhanced Classroom 40    
W601  Enhanced Classroom 20 Flatscreen
W603  Enhanced Classroom 20 Flatscreen    
W605  Enhanced Classroom 20 Flatscreen    
W628  Enhanced Classroom 15 Flatscreen
E101 Enhanced Classroom 30    
E102 Enhanced Classroom 26    
E103 Enhanced Classroom 43    
E016 Teaching PC Lab 34    
W245 Teaching PC Lab 14 DVD only    
E015 Open PC Lab 18    
PC Lab
Open PC Lab 28     DVD only    
HPEC Learning Center HPEC Lab 20    
W202 Nursing Lab 24    
W203  Chemistry Lab 16 Flatscreen    
W204  Biology Lab 20    
W205  Biology Lab 20    
Osborn Room Meeting Space 40    
East Lounge (Gebbie Room) Meeting Space 34    
Auditorium Meeting Space 884    
W722 Sim Lab 10    
Additional Instructional Classrooms   (Download PDF)
Room Room Type Seating Capacity A/V Equipment
E001 PT Lab/Classroom 25 Computer-Projection Carts
E002 PT Lab/Classroom 50 Computer-Projection Carts
E003 PT Lab/Classroom 50 Computer-Projection Carts
E104 MLS Lab/Classroom 20 Computer-Projection Carts
E105 MLS Lab/Classroom 25 Computer-Projection Carts
E106 MLS Lab/Classroom 18 Computer-Projection Carts

Computers and Software at Brookdale

All instructor computers in Smart and Enhanced Classrooms have Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access), SPSS/PASW statistical software, and Adobe Reader, in addition to standard Windows applications (Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer, Windows Movie Maker, etc.).

  • For a chart detailing the specifics of each instructor computer, please click here.

On the Mezzanine, the ORGS PC lab is available for faculty and research center staff use. All computers located in lab have Windows XP, Microsoft Office 2007, Adobe Acrobat Pro 9, SPSS/PASW 18, SAS, Roxio Creator and Adobe CS5 Master Edition (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, InDesign, Premier Pro, Dreamweaver, etc.). In addition to the aforementioned programs, several of the ORGS computers also include QSR NVivo, R Console and SoftChalk.

  • For a list of the additional software that each ORGS PC is equipped with, please click here (Excel worksheet).

Resources in the ORGS lab are reserved for grant writing and research-related purposes only.

The following equipment is available from the HPEC:
  • Computer w/ Projector
  • Overhead
  • Slide
  • Opaque
  • 16mm
  • Document Camera

  • Portable Sound System w/ Mic and Podium
  • Mic Stand
  • CD Players
  • Cassette Players
  • Boom box
  • Phonograph
  • Digital Still Camera (DSLR) w/ Flash Unit
  • Mini DV Recorder
  • Flip Cameras
  • VHS Camcorder
  • Tripods and accessories
  • DVD Camcorder
Video Playback
  • DVD Players w/TV
  • ½” VHS Players w/TV
  • Laser Disc Players w/TV

Faculty Training on Classroom Equipment

Faculty members must receive equipment training by HPEC staff before they can begin using smart or enhanced classrooms. In addition to training, the HPEC also has reference guides for any questions relating to the use of classroom equipment.

SMART Classroom Tutorial (PDF) — View print version

Enhanced Classroom Tutorial (PDF) — View print version


Clickers give faculty the ability to fine tune their lectures based on student responses. Using infrared technology, clickers can transmit and record student responses to questions. A small, portable receiving station is placed in the front of the class to collect and record student responses to questions or polls presented in class. Each clicker can be registered to a student (or not, depending on the instructor's preference) and generates a unique, identifiable signal. HPEC has 35 clickers for classroom use.

The National Education Association published a great article on clickers in the October 2007 edition of the Higher Education Advocate, available here (PDF).

Source: Bruff, D. (2007). Clickers: A classroom innovation. NEA Higher Education Advocate, 25(1), 5-8.
Offered with permission of the National Education Association, in conjunction with the Professional and Organizational Development Network.

Duplication Services*

HPEC offers duplication services for the following media formats:

  • VHS to VHS
  • DVD to VHS (and vice versa)
  • CD to CD
  • ¾ to VHS
  • Mini DV to all video formats
  • DVD to DVD
*HPEC can not duplicate copyrighted materials without authorized written consent from the copyright holder.

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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 9:00pm
9:00am to 5:00pm
Please see calendar for any schedule changes.

Health Professions Education Center
425 East 25th Street
West Mezzanine
New York, NY 10010
Tel: 212.481.5129
Fax: 212.481.8798