How do I use the Instructional Technology in David Straz Science Center (DSC) 163, the Sladeck Lecture Hall?

rlahue
2017-01-11 19:34
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Overview

All of the functions of the instructional technology (projectors, screens, volume, etc.) in the room controlled by the touch panel sitting on the podium in this room. Currently, the room supports projecting from the following sources:

  • Laptop over VGA
  • Laptop over HDMI
  • DVDs and Blu-ray disks via Blu-ray Player (located inside the room's closet)

The touch panel has two pages of functions (see above). The first page has controls for screens going up and down, turning projectors on and off, and muting ("BLANK"-ing) projectors, as well as a few projector sources. The second page contains the remaining projector sources.

Classrooms with only one projector automatically send a source to the projector when you select it. Since this room has two projectors and supports the ability to send different sources to different projectors, when you select a source, you will have to send it to both projectors by doing the following: Tap the Send Source button in the lower right hand corner of the screen, then tap the Send To All button to send your image to both projectors.

Projector 1 is the south projector, and Projector 2 is the north projector. If you're directionally challenged: When you're standing at the podium and facing the crowd, Projector 1 is the projector to your left, and Projector 2 is the projector to your right.

Connecting Your Laptop over VGA

  1. If the touch panel's screen is dark, tap it to wake it up.
  2. Tap anywhere on the touch panel's screen to bring up the first page of functions.
  3. Boot up your laptop COMPLETELY before connecting the VGA cable from the lectern.
  4. Grab the VGA cable coming out of the top of the lectern and plug it into your computer. If you intend on playing sound, you should also plug the attached headphone cable into the headphone jack on your computer.
    • If your computer requires you to use an adapter to project (for example, all MacBook Pros with VGA), first plug the cable into your adapter, then plug the adapter into your computer.
  5. If the VGA cable is labelled Lectern Input 1 VGA, tap the the Lectern Content Input 1 button in the lower left corner of the first page of the touch panel. If the VGA cable is labelled Lectern Input 2 VGA, tap the the Lectern Content Input 2 button in the upper left corner of the second page of the touch panel. At this point, both of the projectors will turn on, and the screens will lower.
  6. Tap the Send Source button in the lower right hand corner of the screen, then tap the Send To All button to send your laptop's image to both projectors.
  7. If your laptop does not automatically duplicate your screen and the image from the projectors:
    • On Windows computers, press your "Windows key" and your "P" key at the same time. Select Duplicate to send the image to the projector.
    • On a Mac, navigate to Apple menu () > System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement tab > check Mirror Displays.
  8. Over VGA, volume is controlled in two places: first by your computer's output volume, and second by the touch panel. The volume on the touch panel can only raise or lower the volume that your computer gives it, so if your sound is too loud or quiet, you should start by changing your laptop's volume up/down, and then adjust the touch panel volume. Touch panel volume is controlled by the blue bar along the bottom of the touch panel's display. Tap the bar and slide it left/right to adjust the volume. To mute sound, tap the headphone jack icon immediately to the left of the volume bar.
  9. When you’re done, tap the Power button in the lower left hand corner of the screen. Tap Confirm to shut off the projectors, raise the screens, and put the touch panel to sleep.

Connecting Your Laptop over HDMI

  1. If the touch panel's screen is dark, tap it to wake it up.
  2. Tap anywhere on the touch panel's screen to bring up the first page of functions.
  3. Boot up your laptop COMPLETELY before connecting the HDMI cable from the lectern.
  4. Grab the HDMI cable coming out of the top of the lectern and plug it into your computer.
    • If your computer requires you to use an adapter to project (for example, most MacBook Pros with HDMI), first plug the cable into your adapter, then plug the adapter into your computer.
  5. If the HDMI cable is labelled Lectern Input 1 HDMI, tap the the Lectern Content Input 1 button in the lower left corner of the first page of the touch panel. If the HDMI cable is labelled Lectern Input 2 HDMI, tap the the Lectern Content Input 2 button in the upper left corner of the second page of the touch panel. At this point, both of the projectors will turn on, and the screens will lower.
  6. Tap the Send Source button in the lower right hand corner of the screen, then tap the Send To All button to send your laptop's image to both projectors.
  7. If your laptop does not automatically duplicate your screen and the image from the projectors:
    • On Windows computers, press your "Windows key" and your "P" key at the same time. Select Duplicate to send the image to the projector.
    • On a Mac, navigate to Apple menu () > System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement tab > check Mirror Displays.
  8. Over HDMI, volume is controlled by the touch panel. Touch panel volume is controlled by the blue bar along the bottom of the touch panel's display. Tap the bar and slide it left/right to adjust the volume. To mute sound, tap the headphone jack icon immediately to the left of the volume bar.
  9. If your computer doesn't switch its audio output to HDMI automatically:
    • On Windows computers, right-click on the speaker icon in your notification bar, and select Playback devices in the resulting pop-up menu. Right-click on the HDMI output device, and select Set as Default in the resulting pop-up menu.
    • On a Mac, hold down one of the Alt/Option key on your keyboard, and click on the speaker icon in your menubar. Under Output Device, select the device with AMX or DVX in the name.
  10. When you’re done, tap the Power button in the lower left hand corner of the screen. Tap Confirm to shut off the projectors, raise the screens, and put the touch panel to sleep.

Using the Blu-ray Player

Note: This room's Blu-ray player is locked inside the room's closet. In order to access the Blu-ray player, you will need to notify Media Services ahead of time by sending an email to media@help.carthage.edu or calling (262) 551-5950.

  1. If the touch panel's screen is dark, tap it to wake it up.
  2. Tap anywhere on the touch panel's screen to bring up the first page of functions.
  3. On the first page of the touch panel's function list, tap the Blu-ray/DVD button. The projectors will turn on, the screen will lower, and if the Blu-ray player is already turned on, it will be projected. If the Blu-ray player isn't on, tap the Power button on the touch panel's Blu-ray control page to turn the machine on.
  4. Tap the Open/Close button on the touch panel's Blu-ray control page to open the Blu-ray player's tray.
  5. Have your DVD or Blu-ray disk ready when the Media Services crew swing by the room to unlock the room's closet for you. When the closet is unlocked, enter the closet and put the disk in the Blu-ray's disk tray.
  6. Tap the Open/Close button on the touch panel's Blu-ray control page again to close the Blu-ray player's tray. Don't try to manually close the tray with your hand.
  7. IMPORTANT!!! Tap the Send Source button in the lower right corner of the touch panel's Blu-ray control page, then tap the Send To All button to send the Blu-ray player's image to both projectors.
  8. DVD or Blu-ray disk playback is controlled by the touch panel's Blu-ray control page.
  9. Volume is controlled by the the touch panel's volume bar along the bottom of the touch panel's display. Tap the bar and slide it left/right to adjust the volume. To mute sound, tap the headphone jack icon immediately to the left of the volume bar.
  10. When you're done playing you disk, tap the Open/Close button on the touch panel's Blu-ray control page again to open the Blu-ray player's tray, and retrieve your disk from the closet. Media Services staff will be by when you're done to make sure the closet is locked.
  11. When you’re done, tap the Power button in the lower left hand corner of the screen. Tap Confirm to shut off the projectors, raise the screens, and put the touch panel to sleep.

Leaving the projector running for extended periods while it's not in use significantly shortens the life of the projector. To turn off the projector, push the power button on its remote twice.

For help with classroom technology, please email Media Services at av@carthage.edu or call (262) 551-5950.

Reviewed/Approved 01/11/17 by Media Services

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