top of page

Classroom Setup


                      For all questions contact the Challenger support specialist Laura Ondeck at or 304-243-2029

What is Needed

  • Videoconferencing system (a computer with a webcam at a minimum)

  • 3 computers per team- each with an optional mouse

    • Please Note: If using all five teams, the mission will require the use of 15 computers.

  • Network/Internet connection for all computers

  • LCD projector for use with videoconferencing equipment

  • External speakers


   All computers must be connected to the Internet and using the latest version of Chrome (All required software is specified below.) 

   The videoconferencing system permits Natural Disasters & Health Mission Control to see and talk with the students during the mission. A computer projection device and a large screen located in the front of the room permits the students to see the Chief Medical Officer. A microphone and speaker - ones built into the front computer are Ok  - allow students to speak with the Chief Medical Officer.

   The videoconferencing system can be a dedicated videoconference unit such as Polycom or LifeSize, or a computer equipped with a webcam, a microphone, speakers, and videoconferencing software such as Zoom, Skype or Google Hangouts.

   If you have a standalone videoconferencing system, make sure it is connected using a static IP address.

Connection Procedures

H.323 IP Videoconference System: Challenger Learning Center will provide you with our IP address for you to enter into your system. Please dial in at 384 kb.

For Skype — contact the Challenger support specialist Laura Ondeck for help with installation and setup.

Test Connect


Please contact our technology support specialist, Laura Ondeck, who will schedule a test connect approximately 2—4 weeks prior to your mission to ensure there are no issues on mission day.


It is mandatory to do a test connect prior to your mission day!

Classroom Setup


   Each team of six students works together to move through the disaster response. The students  work as specialist pairs (each pair needs one computer) and as a team to share specialist experiences.

   Each team of students will be assigned to one of these specialists: Disaster Assessment Coordinators, Triage Specialists or ER Specialists.  One computer is needed for each pair of specialists.

   Another computer with a microphone is needed at the front of the room to power the projector and for students to report to the Chief Medical Officer.  

NDH logo.jpg
bottom of page