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Some Clarkson University lecture halls come equipped with a Wacom Pen Touch Monitor, Extron Unit and Projector, Echo360 camera, and a Wireless Lapel Mic (aka lavaliere microphone). All of these technologies allow for the integration of education and technology. 

The Wireless Lapel Microphone can be very useful (if used correctly), they allow your voice to be projected throughout the lecture hall, so you don’t have to project your own voice and and all the students in the hall can hear you. The microphone also allows you to record your voice during recorded lectures. It is important to remember that when you record a lecture to utilize and turn on the lapel microphone, so students watching are able to hear you. This video will go over how to use the Wireless Microphone some Clarkson University lecture halls come equipped with. Feel free to watch the video or go through the step by guide or both.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Check out a Wireless Lapel Microphone unit for the Semester from the Help Desk, 2nd Floor, ERC, Potsdam Campus.
  2. Arrive to the classroom you are teaching in early (5-10 minutes)
  3. Power on the Microphone
  4. Check that the battery indicator light is Green
    1. If red, change batteries (carry extra batteries with you)
  5. Open compartment door on pack.  Check that the Group and Channel on the microphone and the unit in the room match. You will need to locate the unit in the room inside the podium. If lights are flashing, connection is good.

    1. If the channel of the microphone does not correspond with the channel in the room you are in, adjust it.

    2. Adjust by opening the Microphone Compartment.

      1. Hold the group button on the receiver until the display begins to flash.

      2. While the display is flashing, press the group button again to advance to the desired group.
      3. To manually set Channel, follow the same steps above using the channel button instead of the group button. 
  6. Attach the lapel microphone close enough to pick up your voice. (Usually on the collar of your shirt)
  7. At the end of lecture, turn off microphone. 


  1. If you find the voice levels in your recordings need to be adjusted, you can do this by:
    1. Open compartment door on mic pack
    2. Turn knob up slightly.  CAUTION: Do not turn it all the way up, voice distortion will result.