University of Minnesota Office of Classroom Management
Office of Undergraduate Education

Presentation System Planning and Design


Planning team

Classroom Technical Services can handle both large and small projects, and can be contracted to participate in long-range planning, providing expertise in the direction and implementation of educational presentation technology systems at the University of Minnesota in both remodeling and new construction projects. CTS works with individual customer departments and with University planners and project managers on a regular basis to implement infrastructure and hardware systems that capitalize on benefits of system uniformity and standardization.

CAD drawing

CTS creates conduit and infrastructure requirements for construction documents through Computer-Aided Design (CAD) drawings.

CTS provides University Design and Document review and Construction Standards development.

Engineer with plans
Classroom Technical Services (CTS) Design Engineers will help clients design presentation systems from conception to conclusion, developing required documents and providing consultation and analysis. They help clients develop media system designs and assist planners with requirements, specifications, and cost estimates. Building conduit and infrastructure requirements are created for construction documents.

Design engineer meeting

Classroom with projector
CTS Design Engineers developed the University Projection Capable Classroom Standard for the Office of Classroom Management as a model system based on ergonomic and practical design principles, including issues of usability, affordability, reliability, flexibility, and modular design. Its widespread acceptance by faculty typifies the high level of performance and value delivered by CTS products and staff.
Auditorium with video projector and flat screen monitors
Additionally, engineers design specialized systems for classrooms, conference rooms, videoconferencing and interactive television facilities, specialized technology teaching rooms, computer simulation environments, integrated video production/teaching environments, and hearing assist, as well as dynamic digital signage systems.
Trade Show
Skilled CTS Engineers participate on a national level on presentation technology issues, attending seminars, making presentations, and maintaining cutting-edge knowledge of hardware, software, and the marketplace.
Large video screen
CTS meets regularly with manufacturers for new equipment demonstration and testing.

System Design Contact:
Chuck Bottemiller