Zoom Capable Classroom - Winter Touch Panel Updates

Task: This article provides the changes of Zoom Capable Classroom based on numerous faculty feedback throughout the Fall 2020 semester. 


The Learning Spaces & Technology group made enhancements to Zoom capable classrooms during the 2020 Winter Break. The following provides the changes based on numerous faculty feedback throughout the Fall 2020 semester. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Changes apply to every Zoom capable classroom except for UNH Paul College and UNH Law. The systems in Paul and Law remain unchanged from last semester. These will be updated to match at a later date.

New features: 

  1. Touch panels now recognize a ‘Long Press’ on Source buttons. Instead of just tapping your selection, you can hold down the button for one second before releasing it. This will display extra Display options that were not previously available. 

  2. New individual Video Mute buttons in the bottom right corner for each Display that is in use (Projector and Monitor). 

    • Previously, there was a single Video Mute button that controlled both Displays at once. 

  3. Cameras and Microphones are now always ‘awake’ and sending a signal through the USB cable.  

    • Previously, you would have to select the Camera button on the touch panel to ‘wake up’ these devices. Now, you can connect the USB cable and select the installed Cameras and Microphones in Zoom right away.  

    • Instructor-facing Camera now always starts up in “Wide Shot” Camera view mode on system startup. Pressing the Camera button on the touch panel once will automatically enable “Auto Tracking” Camera view mode and open the standard Camera controls screen. 

  4. There is now a Cancel button on the touch panel source bar when the system is displaying audio or video from a source. 

    • The Cancel button can be used as a reset or “panic button”, to immediately stop sharing video and audio to the classroom AV system from the selected source.  

    • The AV system will do a soft reset, un-selecting your source and putting the displays and speakers to sleep.  

    • Select your source to start the system again like normal.  

Things that didn’t change: 

  1. There is no ability to send different content to the two Displays. The Projector and Monitor will always display the same content when in use.  


Users will be able to understand the changes on Zoom capable classrooms.

Further reading:

For full details on using the technology for instruction in a Zoom capable classroom, visit https://td.usnh.edu/TDClient/60/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=2358

Need additional help?


Please fill out the Zoom Web Conferencing help form with as much detail as possible, or contact the ET&S Help Desk team on your local campus.


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