Amazon Alexa is available in select classrooms at Utah State University and can be used to control classroom equipment using voice commands.
Utah State University strives to provide the best classroom experience to all faculty and students. Continuing innovation and improvement to classroom technologies, such as Alexa, helps make this possible. Alexa allows instructors and students the ability to control classroom equipment without needing to be behind the podium. For example, an instructor may ask Alexa to raise the projector screen to gain better access to the whiteboard behind it, without ever having to step away from where they are most comfortable lecturing.
This hands-free Alex integration also provides a way for visually impaired faculty and students to operate classroom equipment without the need to operate a touch panel.
Yes! Alexa can help with a variety of things, including:
- Calling classroom support (say: "Alexa, call support.")
- Defining a word
- Setting a timer
- Factual information
- Flipping a coin
- Telling a joke