West Texas A&M University

ITS Equipment Checkout

FAQ

What can I use the checkout equipment for?
All technology is to be used for university-related purposes only; not for personal use.  Primary use of equipment should be for class projects.  WTAMU recognized student organizations can check out equipment for sanctioned events.

How much does it cost?
There are no costs involved with checking account equipment as long as the equipment is returned on time, in the same good condition it was in when checked out and with all of the parts and cables returned.  Any stolen, broken or missing items must be paid for and a university hold will be placed on your student account until the cost is repaid.

How long can I keep it?
There is a 3-Day limit on equipment reservations.  This is necessary to ensure that all students have access to a limited inventory of equipment.

How do I make an equipment reservation?
Contact Instructional Technology Services at 806.651.7904 or
Or stop by the office in the Hasting Electronic Learning Center, Room 53, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. 

What is required to checkout equipment?
You must be a current student (attending classes in the current semester) who needs to borrow equipment for a university purpose.  You must have a valid Gold Card and bring it with you.  You will have to sign a contract that states you will bring the equipment back on time, in the same condition it was in when you received it and with all the pieces and parts that go with it.

What equipment is available for checkout?

Projector/Laptop
For presentations in locations that don’t have technology already installed.  Student organizational events, conferences, commons area of JBK, etc...   Laptops are for presentation purposes and multimedia assignments only.

Digital Cameras
DSLR Cameras – capability for manual settings.  Great for projects assigned in Digital Photography.
Point & Shoot Cameras – great for projects where high quality photos are needed without the need to know how to use all the manual settings on a camera.

Video Cameras
Great for multimedia projects assigned in your courses.  Files are saved to the cameras hard drive in mp4 format and easily transferred to your computer through the usb connection.

Tripods
For use with our digital still cameras and video cameras for a steadier shot.

Portable Audio Systems
For events in spaces ranging in size from 50 people to 500 people.  Just give us your event information and we will match a portable system to it.  Most systems have microphone inputs and device inputs. (Systems are not capable to provide sound for a live band.)

Voice Recorders
Need to record an interview for a class assignment?  These are perfect for that.  Files are saved on recorder as wave or mp3 and easily transferred to your computer.

Projection Screens
Used for student organization university sanctioned events.  Vary in size.

Cables/Adapters/Connectors
Have a mac and need to do a presentation in a Smartclassroom?  We have adapters.  You will need to bring your mac to room 53 in the Hasting Electronic Learning Center to match it to an adapter or know your model number. Other cables are available for various uses.  Contact us and we will try to meet your adapter needs.

Instructional Technology Services

Hasting Electronic Learning Center, Room 53
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

806.651.7904