Faculty Exploratory

Faculty Exploratory | One Button Studio
Faculty Exploratory | Meeting Space
Faculty Exploratory | Meeting Scape
Faculty Exploratory | One Button Studio
Faculty Exploratory | One Button Studio
Faculty Exploratory | Meeting Space

Room 305 Otto Richter Library

This multipurpose space was designed to provide the optimum learning environment for faculty at the University of Miami. The Exploratory is equipped with a variety of learning spaces which are intended to promote interactions with technology and stimulate conversations related to technology integration in teaching and learning. 

The Faculty Exploratory can be booked by UM faculty and UM instructional designers. The room is available for reservation during library hours. Staff assistance in using the lab is available Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm.

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One Button Studio

One Button Studio

The One Button Studio is modeled after a traditional film studio. The OBS includes a camcorder, professional fixed lighting, an anchored ceiling microphone, a light board, a podium and a reflective background which can be utilized as a green or blue screen. The OBS was created to simplify the entire film making process by remotely controlling all of the filming elements with the touch of a button. 

To use the OBS:

  1. Reserve the Faculty Exploratory, and select 'One Button Studio' in the reservation form.
  2. Check out the Faculty Exploratory Room Key from the Richter Circulation Desk when it is time for your booking.
  3. Insert your flash drive into the hub.
  4. Push the button, and wait for the countdown.
  5. When you are finished, push the button again.
  6. Wait for the indication that your flash drive is ready to be removed. Your video will then be compressed into a convenient mp4 format and will be ready for use.

Meeting SpaceMedia Scape

The faculty exploratory Meeting Space is designed to comfortably accommodate between 10 and 15 people. This includes couches and a high table intended to provide the optimum learning environment for viewing webinars, collaborating on research or projects, technology demonstrations, and discussions. The room is equipped with a large flat screen tv connected with Apple Tv to make setting up a connection with your laptop or tablet simple and efficient. Use the Meeting Space to sit and talk with others about upcoming projects, teaching strategies, and new technology trends.


To use the Meeting Space:

  1. Reserve the Faculty Exploratory, and select 'Training and Meeting Space' in the reservation form.
  2. Check out the Faculty Exploratory Room Key from the Richter Circulation Desk when it is time for your booking.
  3. Bring a personal device (if you would like to connect to the flat screen tv).
  4. Connect to the TV via Apple TV or HDMI port.
  5. Use the podium, if necessary for training purposes and presentations.