Scheduling Classrooms for Courses

The Schedule Desk assigns classes to General Purpose (GP) classrooms using 25Live room scheduling software. Classrooms are also scheduled by the Schedule Desk and department schedulers in CLSS.

  • Departmentally controlled classrooms are assigned as requested by and at the direction of departments that control those classrooms. Departments wishing to borrow another unit’s classroom space should reach out to that department’s scheduler.
  • General Purpose (GP) classrooms are classrooms which are scheduled and controlled by the Office of the Registrar. These rooms should only be requested via approved department schedulers. They are available for use by any department for classes. These rooms are assigned to academic course sections based on class size (with priority given to larger classes), room features/attributes, and with regards to departmental building preferences. They may also be scheduled for meetings and limited events using 25Live (contact your department scheduler to request).


Department Building and Attribute Preferences


Building Preferences are buildings that your department overall would prefer to be in when assigned a General Purpose Classroom. These building assignments are not guaranteed and are only one factor that the scheduling software takes into account. To update or review building preferences for your department, have your department scheduler contact the Schedule Desk.


GP Classroom Attributes for Individual CRNs

Classroom Attributes are the attributes you require — not desire an assigned GP classrooms to have for a particular course section. Consider carefully which attributes are truly needed for a class. Any combination of up to three attributes may be included for individual CRN sections on the SSR1000 or a new course add request.

Also, be aware that all attributes are treated as "AND" requirements. For example, if you list requirements two conflicting attributes for one section such as "S1" (Tablet Arm Chairs (movable)) and "S3" (Tables/Chairs (movable)), the system will only find you rooms with both, of which there are none.

We have supplied attributes to encompass many "OR" situations, such as the "S0" (Moveable Chairs (any)) attribute. DO NOT request a combination that physically does not exist on campus. This is not the place to indicate to Facilities Services what kind of rooms we should have.


List of Valid Room Attributes

Below is a list of current room attributes, their Banner code, their 25Live Feature translation, and (in most cases) a short definition of what the attribute is. Most of these attributes are things that a scheduler may wish to request for room assignment purposes using CLSS. Some are attributes that we wouldn't expect anyone to request, but are instead informational or intended to help assist with room selection in 25Live.

  Banner/CLSS Code 25Live Feature Definition
Room Type
  GP Classroom - General Purpose General Purpose Room. We add this automatically when entering attributes. You do not need to write this, but you will see it on the report. You can also write this in if you wish the system to ignore departmental requirements and give you any appropriately sized and located GP room.
  E111 AV - Enhanced Classroom - Ceiling Projector Enhanced Clsrm Projector. Fully enhanced with projection onto an appropriately sized white screen. It may be impossible to place a course with a small head count in an E111 room.
  E112 AV - Enhanced Classroom - Monitor Cart Monitor Cart. Montior cart for displaying images/presentation. Generally does not include a computer (users must bring their own).
  GPC Computer Classroom - General Purpose General Purpose Computer Classroom. This is a classroom with computer stations for each student. This attribute is used only in conjunction with 016 or 017. Due to limited availability, these rooms are pre-assigned.
  016 Computer Classroom - PC Computer Classroom (PC). Room has a PC computer station for each student.
  017 Computer Classroom - Mac Computer Classroom (MAC). Room has a Mac computer station for each student.
  ILT Interactive Learning Technology Interactive Learning Spaces - Technology Enabled. Interactive learning environment that provide cooperative learning pods with one computer per pod and available laptop connections. These pods encourage student collaboration and peer teaching with technology that allows them to easily present work for review by peers and instructors.  Furniture is designed to facilitate small-group work and the ability for instructors to interactively coach students during activities.
  ILS Interactive Learning Space

Interactive Learning Spaces. Interactive learning environment that provides cooperative learning pods without technology. These pods encourage student collaboration and peer teaching. Furniture is designed to facilitate small-group work and the ability for instructors to interactively coach students during activities.

Electronic Equipment: Other than what may be included in “Enhanced”
  Z2 AV - Instructor Speech Amplification

Instructor Speech Amplification.

  V15 AV - Interactive Display

Interactive Display (SMRT). Ability to annotate over any computer image. This used to be listed as SMRT.

  VPOD AV - Lecture Capture

Lecture Capture. Ability to record presentation and instructor audio and upload into learning management systems. Arrangements must also be coordinated with Academic Technologies.

  VDIS AV - Video Conferencing Video Conferencing. Used to indicate room is set up for video conferencing needs (with microphones, cameras, etc.). This attribute may be replaced by Web Collaboration attributes below.
  VPWR Power Outlets at Seats

Limited Power Outlets at Seats. For those who forgot to recharge all their electronic devices the night before.

  VWEB AV - Web Conferencing Camera Web Conferencing Camera. Used to indicate room with a Web Conferencing Camera available. This attribute is likely to be replaced by Web Collaboration attributes below.
  DI AV - Projection - Dual Image Dual Image.  Ability to display two different images simultaneously in the classroom.
  V16 AV - Projector - Single Single Data Projector.


AV - Wireless Presentation Wireless Presentation.  Ability to present and control presentations from a tablet or mobile device.
  IM AV - Image Magnification Image Magnification. Ability to project the screen images or activities from a demonstration table or hood.


AV - Surround Sound Surround Sound. Classroom equipped with surround sound for films/video playback.
Web Collaboration / Remote Learning: These attributes reflect changes technology in classrooms from updates done over the summer of 2020. Some may be redundant to previous attributes and will likely replace those attributes over time.
  WCRR AV - Web Collaboration - Remote/Zoom Ready Remote Ready. Room is set up for remote instruction needs. Generally self-service and able to be set up by the user without technical assistance.
  WCC1 AV - Web Collaboration - Codec - Join Scheduled Join Scheduled. Users can join schedule Zoom/remote sessions.
  WCC2 AV - Web Collaboration - Codec - Tech Assisted Tech Assisted. Room has remote instruction capabilities, but requires technical assistance to set up or operate.
  WCFL AV - Web Collaboration - Flex/Portable Available Flex/portable available. Room has a Flex/Portable Kit available, but generally no built in remote technology.
  MIC1 AV - Microphone - Instructor Clip or Handheld Instructor Clip or Handheld Microphone. Microphone for the instructor; may be clip or handheld style. Useful for remote instruction or recording lectures. This does not always include in room sound amplification by default.
  MIC2 AV - Microphone - Ceiling Microphones Ceiling mounted microphones. Audience microphones to pick up sounds throughout the room. Good for remote instruction and class participation.
  MIC3 AV - Microphone - Q&A Microphone Q&A Microphones. Stand microphones used in large lecture halls. Attendees can approach/line up for the microphone to speak. Requires Academic Technology assistance for setup.
  MIC4 AV - Microphone - Table Microphones Table Microphones. Microphones mounted or located at student desks or tables.
  MIC5 AV - Microphone - Computer/Webcam/Soundbar Mic Computer/webcam/soundbar microphone. Microphone is contained within a soundbar or webcam. Good for small groups.
  CFF AV - Camera - Front/Instructor Facing Camera Front/Intsructor Facing Camera. Camera mounted/positioned at the back of the room pointing towards the front. Good for recording/broadcasting lectures.
  CBF AV - Camera - Back/Audience Facing Camera Back/Audience Facing Camera. Camera mounted/positioned at the front of the room pointing towards the back. Often used in videoconferencing.
  CTRI AV - Camera - Tripod Camera Tripod camera. Used in lab spaces for demonstrations.
  CVBR AV - Camera - Videoconferencing Soundbar Videoconferencing Soundbar Camera. Camera is contained within a soundbar. Good for small groups.
  CFLX AV - Camera - Flex Camera at Lectern Flex camera. Camera is included with a flex/portable kit.
Writing Surfaces Most GP rooms have some sort of writing board, but not all! Some are limited to projected writing surface (like a document camera).
  Z5 Board - White Whiteboard. Rooms that have at least one whiteboard of any size.
  Z6 Board - White (No Chalk) Whiteboard Only (no Chalk). Rooms that have whiteboards, but no chalkboards.
  Z7 Board - Chalk Chalkboard (Any Size). Rooms that have at least one chalkboard of any size.
  Z8 Board - 25ft or Longer Board >= 24ft long. Rooms that have writing surfaces longer than 24 ft. This includes white boards and chalkboards, so you may wish to combine this with Z5 or Z7 if a specific type is desired. Also includes rooms where the board may be shorter than 24ft but has sections that can be raised and lowered as needed.
Furniture Arrangements: Please note that there are some arrangements that don't fit neatly into an attribute we thought people would ask for.
  S0 Seating - Chairs - Movable Moveable Chairs (any). This includes both S1 and/or S3 rooms. The perfect choice if you want to be able to move things around.
  S1 Seating - Tablet Arm Chairs - Movable Tablet Arm Chairs (movable). Not bolted to the floor.
  S3 Seating - Tables and Chairs - Movable Tables/Chairs (movable). Some tables are more movable than others. We tried to include those that can reasonably be repositioned to meet the needs of the class.
  S7 Seating - Lab Stations - Fixed Lab Stations (fixed). Fixed stations, either laboratory or computer stations.
  S8 Seating - Tables - Fixed Tables (fixed). Tables/desks are fixed to the floor. May or may not have movable seating.
  S10 Seating  - Round Tables Round Tables.  Round tables that seat 6 - 9 people.
Other Room Features: Miscellaneous room features
  A4 Floor - Carpet Carpeted Floor. No guarantees as to coffee stains, but carpeted.
  A6 Floor - Flat Flat Floor. May be carpeted, linoleum, wood, or concrete.
  S5 Floor - Tiered Tiered Seating. Actually tiered or sloping, but generally fixed seating. Can be long tables, theatre style, starting flat and then going up, etc. Mostly large rooms.
  A7 Raised Platform for Instructor Raised Platform for Instructor. Be aware that not all platforms are wheelchair accessible.
  A8 Windows Windows. Some degree of natural light. A tiny slit in a door does not count.
  A9 Lighting - Room Darkening Capable Room Darkening Capability. This was somewhat of a judgment call. We didn't include any rooms with those wimpy white shades or blinds that won't close.
  A10 Other - Ground Floor Room Ground Floor Room.
  A2 Other - Air Conditioning Air Conditioning.
  F2 Other - Demonstration Facilities Demonstration Facilities. Rooms with gas/air hookups, etc. Not just a long table to put your stuff on.
  FH Other - Fume Hood Fume Hood.
  F7 Other - Periodic Table of Elements Periodic Table of Elements.
  SINK Other - Sink Sink used for class purposes.
  Z01 AV - Screen - Single Single Projection Screen.
  Z02 AV - Screen - Multiple Multiple Projection Screens.
  Z03 AV - Screen - Powered Powered screen-up/down.
  Z11 AV - Screen - Offset from Board Proj Screen Offset From Board. One of the more confusing attributes. It includes rooms where the projection screen is not dead center of the front of the room. The screen may be half the front (to one side) or at an angle. Also includes rooms with multiple screens and rooms with one screen and writing surfaces on more than one wall. With multiple screens, the screen for the enhanced projector may still be centered. Generally more restrictive than the "Z12" attribute.
  Z12 AV - Screen - Blocks less than 50 percent of Board Proj Screen blocks < 50% board. Again, somewhat of a judgment call. We didn't include rooms where you have a bit of writing surface, the screen, and then a bit more of writing surface. We tried to include those where you can have the screen down and still have a single sizable chunk of writing area. Little whiteboards to the side don't count.
  Z21 Access - Code or Key Required Access Code or Key Required.
  ALD ADA - Assistive Listening Devices Assistive Listening Devices. Rooms as provided by Academic Technology.
  ADI ADA Accessible - Instructor Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair-accessible for Instr. Only includes rooms where the instructor can access all teaching equipment at the front of the room. Excludes rooms with platforms but no ramp.
  ADP ADA - Not Accessible Access Problem.