Larger rooms would often have microphones to ensure presentations can be heard well and are clear. Our users have the option to choose from different types of microphones.
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- Lectern microphone
- Lapel (clip-on) microphone
- Handheld or roaming microphone
Most often presenters think their voice is loud enough and they won’t need to use a microphone. However, this can make it difficult for people who maybe short of hearing or have English as a second language.
Microphones are helpful as they add sharpness and clarity to speech. It's essential to wear a microphone if a lecture is being recorded by MULO and during tele-teaching or videoconferencing.
Yes, microphones can be used simultaneously.
For example, the main presenter may wear a lapel microphone, a co-presenter may stand at the lectern and use the lectern microphone and more than one roaming microphone could be used for questions from the audience.
Often a space will have a microphone if:
- it’s a large space such as a lecture theatre (mainstream and premium theatres)
- lectures need to be recorded and MULO is available
- there are videoconferencing facilities in the room
- classrooms will not normally have microphones however some larger classrooms such as first year labs may have them.
Lapel and roaming microphones need to be placed back in their charger after using them to ensure they remain charged for the next presenter.
Both microphone types will fit in either of the two charger bays.
- Remove the lapel microphone from the charger on the lectern
- Clip the microphone on as shown (as high up as possible)
- Turn the microphone on
Remove the handheld microphone from the charger on the lectern and turn on the microphone.
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