Instructional Media Services

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Welcome to Instructional Media Services

Lecture Center 2, on the Ground Level
Monday—Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.


Phone: 845-257-3630
Evenings: 845-257-3639
Fax: 845-257-3646

Evening Classroom Support:                                                                               
Monday—Thursday, 5-10 p.m.





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Instructional Media Services is dedicated to providing media support to the New Paltz faculty/staff community. IMS is a service-oriented department with responsibilities in the following categories:

  • Provide media support to the campus for classes, conferences and events
  • Distribute and maintain classroom audiovisual equipment
  • Research, evaluate and implement new technology in the classrooms
  • Consult, research, recommend, purchase, install and maintain instructional technology hardware
  • Provide videoconferencing facilities and services

Smart classroom orientation and assistance:

Instructional Media Services offers orientation and assistance in all smart classrooms across campus. Personal one-on-one orientation sessions generally run about 10 minutes and are held in your assigned classroom. Faculty members are encouraged to call the IMS office at x3630 to schedule a short session. Sessions are held at the convenience of the faculty member and could be in any classroom at any time Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call us to schedule your session!

Most smart classrooms contain printed instructions, which are located on the instructor's stations. You may also view or print the instructions from the IMS web site.

Visit for further information.

Need to Project your iPad or Tablet in a Smart Classroom?ipad cable

Here's how to connect your iPad or tablet to the Smart Classroom's projection system.  Classrooms will contain either an HDMI port or a VGA cable. 

If your classroom contains an HDMI port, connect your tablet to your HDMI adapter.  Insert your HDMI cable into the adapter, then connect the other end to the HDMI port on the instructor's station.  Press the HDMI button on the control box.  Your tablet should be projected onto the screen.

ipad vgaIf your room contains only VGA cables, connect your tablet to your VGA adapter.  Connect our VGA cable, located on the instructor's station, into your adapter.  Then connect our 1/8" mini audio cable into your tablet's headphone port.  Press Laptop on the control box.  Your tablet should be projected onto the screen.

Call IMS for further assistance.

Equipment orders and cancellations:

Please call our office to place an order. We need two working days' notice if you intend to use our equipment or services. Weekend requests require at least two weeks notice. Booking early will assure prompt delivery of your requested services. Last minute orders are difficult to fill. When you make an equipment order for the entire semester, we will deliver your request for every class. However, THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE FINALS WEEK. If you need to use equipment for your final exam, please make a separate reservation. And if you cancel your class, call us to cancel your equipment!

Computer carts:

When classrooms do not contain installed technology, a mobile computer cart can be delivered to most rooms. These carts contain a computer with network connection, monitor, document camera, laptop connection and data/video projector. They are available in Humanities and CSB.  IMS has a very limited supply of computer carts, so reserve one early.

Technical troubles:

In case of classroom equipment malfunction, call us as soon as possible at x6789.

For reservations contact:

Instructional Media Services
Lecture Center 2