Montana State University

MSU IT Center

Renne Library Commons
P.O. Box 173240
Bozeman, MT 59717-3240
406-994-1777 |

Chief Information Officer

Jerry Sheehan

Smart Classrooms

The IT Center's Audio Visual Support Service maintains the Registrar-controlled Smart Classrooms/Podiums on campus. Visit classroom locations for a complete listing of these rooms.

Hardware and Software

Smart Classrooms are generally equipped with the following items. Instructors are also encouraged to load their own choice of software. .

  • Hardware:
  • Digital projector (ceiling mounted)
  • Display screen
  • Computer or laptop connection *
  • Telephone
  • *See classroom list for more details.
  • EPS Room 103 photo
  • Software:
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Corel WordPerfect Office 12
  • iTunes
  • MS Office 2003 and 2007
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Outlook (2007 only)
    • Access
  • MS Internet Explorer 8
  • MS WinXP Service Pack 3
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Quicktime
  • RealPlayer
  • Shockwave and Flash plug-ins
  • Winzip 8
  • WS FTP
  • Windows MediaPlayer

Instructions & Training

The Podium Audio/Visual guide contains step-by-step operational instructions for using projectors, Smart Podium computers and/or making laptop connections. Individual training is available upon request and can be scheduled by contacting Brendon Packwood


For immediate help with Smart Podiums while on location please contact the Help Desk (994-1777). Podium cabinets are equipped with telephones for this purpose. For other questions (admin privileges, hardware/software, etc) please contact Brendon Packwood at 994-7266.

For assistance with Smart Podiums in Roberts Hall please contact the College of Engineering (994-2272).