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McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104

Documentation for this classroom is coming soon.

For troubleshooting tips go to go/troubleshoot.


McCardell Bicentennial Hall 116/117

Using the Media Equipment

In this classroom you can project from the desktop computer, a laptop and play a VHS.

More details on this classroom are coming soon.

Please remember to turn off the system when you are finished.

For troubleshooting tips go to go/troubleshoot.


McCardell Bicentennial Hall 148

Using the Media Equipment

In this classroom you can project from a laptop, play a VHS, DVD, and Laser Disc.  There is also a document camera and Overhead Projector for documents.

More documentation for this classroom is coming soon.

Please remember to turn the sytem off when you are finished.

For troubleshooting tips go to go/troubleshoot.


McCardell Bicentennial Hall 161

In this classroom you can project from a laptop and the desktop computer. 

More documentation for this classroom is coming soon.

When you are finished please make sure you turn the system off.

For troubleshooting tips go to go/troubleshoot.

McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216

Using the Media Equipment

You can project from the desktop computer, laptop, document camera, and watch DVDs, VHS and BluRay discs. You can also hook up extra pieces of media equipment like a laser disk player or camera etc.
Press the screen of the touch panel firmly until it lights up, touch again firmly where indicated to go to the home screen. There is a 60 second delay to allow the projector to warm up. During this warm up time, the projector will not accept commands.

Lights

You can control the lights from the touch panel. There are 4 settings: full, note taking, video, and all off.

Screen Control

Press the Screen Control button.
You can raise or lower the 2 screens separately
One of the screens could be used for OHP projection for example
You can also choose to change the aspect ratio from normal, 4:3, to widescreen, 16:9.

Projecting from the Desktop Computer
• On the main page of the touch panel, touch the computer icon.
• Choose which source you want, Installed PC .
• Press Show on the Projector; this will lower the screen and project your image.
• There are USB jacks to connect your external USB devices.
• The USB port is on the right side of the podium with a white cover labeled USB JACK or also on the left side of the monitor.

Projecting from a Laptop
• On the main page of the touch panel, touch the computer icon.
• Choose which source you want, the Laptop
• Connect the VGA cable to the port on your laptop
• Turn your computer on
• Press Show on the Projector; this will lower the screen and project your image.
• Ideal resolution for this projector is 1280 x 800


Document Camera

• On the Main page of the touch panel, touch Doc Cam
• Turn on the Document Camera. You can focus, zoom, and choose between upper lights for opaque documents and lower lights for transparencies.
• Press Show on the Projector; this will lower the screen and project your image

Playing BluRay

• On the Main page of the touch panel, touch Doc Cam
• Turn on the Document Camera. You can focus, zoom, and choose between upper lights for opaque documents and lower lights for transparencies.
• Press Show on the Projector; this will lower the screen and project your image

Playing a VHS and DVD
• On the main page of the touch panel, touch DVD/VCR Combo
• On this screen you will need to select your source, DVD or VCR
• Power on the combo player, select VCR or DVD and insert your tape or disc.
• You can control the DVD/VHS player from the touch panel including play, stop, scan reverse, scan forward, and pause. Use the arrow buttons to navigate menus.
• Press Show on the Projector; this will lower the screen and project your image.


AUX Sources

This is where you can connect an extra piece of equipment such as a VCR or DVD player, camera, etc.


Blanking the Screen

If you want to blank the screen press Blank the Projector, you will hear a beep and the button will turn gray with red lettering. If you are switching between sources, i.e. Computer and DVD, the screen will stay on the first source until you push the Show on the Projector button, then it will switch to the new source.


Lectern Capture

This device is for Media Services use only.


Please remember to shut all equipment off. Touch the red Shut System Down button on the touch panel, and touch red System Off button.

For troubleshooting tips go to go/troubleshoot




McCardell Bicentennial Hall 219

Using Media Equipment

You can project from the desktop computer, laptop, and watch DVDs, VHS and BluRay discs. You can also hook up of media equipment like a laser disk player or camera etc.
Press the screen of the touch panel firmly until it lights up, touch again firmly where indicated to go to the home screen. There is a 60 second delay to allow the projector to warm up. During the warm up time the projector cannot be used.


Lights
You can control the lights from the touch panel, on and off and there are three settings: full, note taking and video.


Projecting from the Desktop computer
• On the main page of the touch panel, touch Installed Comp.
• Press Show on the Projector; this will lower the screen and project your image.
• You can use a flash drive with your information. The USB port is on the right side of the podium with a white cover labeled USB JACK or also on the left side of the monitor.


Projecting from a Laptop
• Connect the VGA cable to the port on your laptop
• One the Main page of the touch panel, push Laptop
• Turn your computer on
• Press Show on the Projector; this will lower the screen and project your image.
• Ideal resolution for this projector is 1280 x 800

Document Camera
The icon is here for the document camera but the device is not currently available in this room.

Playing BluRay
• On the Main page of the touch panel, touch BluRay DVD
• Power on the BluRay player and insert your disc.
• You can control the BluRay player from the touch panel including play, pause, and previous chapter, scan reverse, stop/eject, rewind, scan forward, next chapter, and DVD Menu. Use the arrow buttons to navigate menus.
• Press Show on the Projector; this will lower the screen and project your image.


Playing a VHS and DVD
• On the main page of the touch panel, touch DVD/VCR Combo
• On this screen you will need to select your source, DVD or VCR
• Power on the combo player select VCR or DVD and insert your tape or disc.
• You can control the DVD/VHS player from the touch panel including play, stop, scan reverse, scan forward, and pause. Use the arrow buttons to navigate menus.
• Press Show on the Projector; this will lower the screen and project your image.


AUX Sources

This is where you can connect an extra piece of equipment such as a VCR or DVD player, camera, etc.


Blanking the Screen

If you want to blank the screen again, press Blank the Projector, you have to press this very firmly, you will hear a beep and the button must turn gray with red lettering. If you are switching between sources, ie. Computer and DVD, the screen will stay on the first source until you push the Show on the Projector button, then it will switch to the new source.

Please remember to shut all equipment off. Touch the red Shut System Down button on the touch panel, and touch red System Off.

For troubleshooting tips go to go/troubleshoot.

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McCardell Bicentennial Hall 220

Using the Media Equipment

You can project from the desktop computer, laptop, document camera, and watch DVDs, VHS and BluRay discs. You can also hook up extra pieces of media equipment like a laser disk player or camera etc.
Press the screen of the touch panel firmly until it lights up, touch again firmly where indicated to go to the home screen. There is a 60 second delay to allow the projector to warm up. During this warm up time, the projector cannot be used.

Lights
You can control the lights from the touch panel, on and off and there are three settings: full, note taking, and video.
Screen Control
Press the Screen Control button then you can choose if you want to project the image in a Wide screen, 16:9 format or in Normal screen, 4:3.

Projecting from the Desktop computer
• On the main page of the touch panel, touch Installed Comp.
• Press Show on the Projector; this will lower the screen and project your image.
• You can use a flash drive with your information. The USB port is on the right side of the podium with a white cover labeled USB JACK or also on the left side of the monitor.

Projecting from a Laptop
• Connect the VGA cable to the port on your laptop
• One the Main page of the touch panel, push Laptop
• Press Show on the Projector; this will lower the screen and project your image.
• Turn your computer on.
• Ideal resolution for this projector is 1280 x 800


Document Camera

• On the Main page of the touch panel, touch Doc Cam, this will turn on the projector and lower the middle screen.
• Turn on the Document Camera. You can pan, zoom, and move the zoomed image left, right, up, and down.
• Press Show on the Projector; this will lower the screen and project your image.


Playing BluRay
• On the Main page of the touch panel, touch BluRay DVD, this will turn on the projector and lower the middle screen.
• Power on the BluRay player and insert a disc.
• You can control the BluRay player from the touch panel including play, pause, and previous chapter, scan reverse, stop/eject, rewind, scan forward, next chapter, and DVD Menu. Use the arrow buttons to navigate menus.
• Press Show on the Projector; this will lower the screen and project your image.


Playing a VHS
• On the main page of the touch panel, touch DVD/VCR Combo
• On this screen you will need to select your source, DVD or VCR
• Power on the combo player, select VCR or DVD and insert your tape or disc.
• You can control the DVD/VHS player from the touch panel including play, stop, scan reverse, scan forward, and pause. Use the arrow buttons to navigate menus.
• Press Show on the Projector; this will lower the screen and project your image.


AUX Sources

This is where you can connect an extra piece of equipment such as a VCR or DVD player, camera, etc.


Blanking the Screen

If you want to blank the screen again, press Blank the Projector, you have to press this very firmly, you will hear a beep and the button must turn gray with red lettering. If you are switching between sources, ie. Computer and DVD, the screen will stay on the first source until you push the Show on the Projector button, then it will switch to the new source.

Please remember to shut all equipment off. Touch the red Shut System Down button on the touch panel, and touch red System Off.

For troubleshooting tips go to go/troubleshoot

McCardell Bicentennial Hall 303

Location of Equipment

Bicentennial Hall 303 is equipped with a projection system that accepts input from your laptop computer, or the VCR video player and projects the output onto the screen at the front of the room for display. The relevant equipment is located at:

Equipment Location
Remote control for projector Somewhere on/in the equipment rack
Projector Hanging from ceiling
Projection screen Hanging from ceiling in the front of the room
VCR On top of the equipment rack
Stereo amplifier In the equipment rack
Computer Interface cable 15-pin cable and audio jack emerging from the equipment rack
Computer Network Jack On the wall, under the black board (use the red jack here)


Video and Computer Projection

For details on Video and Computer Projection, including how to operate the Touch Panel and equipment, see: Video_And_Computer_Projection.



McCardell Bicentennial Hall 309

Turn on System

Push the “Proj On” Button; this will turn on the projector and lower the screen.

There is also a white button pad on the wall above the rack that will control the screen, up and down.
You can adjust the volume with the turn dial.
There is a grey light switch on the wall above the rack. It turns the lights off directly in front of the projector and screen for better visibility.

Watch a DVD or VHS

Push the “DVD/VCR” button on the button panel. Then use the remote (in the top drawer of the rack) to choose DVD or VCR. You will need to control the device (play, stop, rewind, etc) from the device or from the remote.

Project from a Laptop

Push the “Laptop” button, plug the VGA cable into your computer then turn the computer on.

If you are projecting from a Mac, you will need the VGA adapter (dongle) in order to project.

When you are finished please turn the system off to conserve energy.
Thank you, Media Services


Troubleshooting Tips

What to do if your PC will laptop will not project:


Press and hold the Fn key then the function key that will toggle between the different display options, usually F2, F3, F5, F7, or F8. It will be marked with CRT/LCD or a monitor icon. Also check the screen resolution under Control Panel>Display> Settings and make sure it is set to 1024x768.

What to do if your Mac laptop is not projecting:

Go to System Preferences, click the Color LCD dialog box displays. Click detect displays and check the screen resolution is on 1024x768.

McCardell Bicentennial Hall 311

Location of Equipment

McCardell Bicentennial Hall 311 is equipped with a projection system that accepts input from multiple laptop computers, a VCR, a DVD player, and auxiliary video equipment and projects the output onto the screen for display. All equipment is controlled by the Touch Panel system. The relevant equipment is located at:

Equipment Location
Touch Panel A small screen installed in the wall
Projector Hanging from the ceiling
Projection screen In front of projector in the corner
Computer network jack On the wall to the right of the equipment rack
Computer interface cables Emerge from the equipment rack and are labeled Laptop and Aux Comp
VCR In the equipment rack
DVD player In the equipment rack
Auxiliary equipment adaptors In the equipment rack


Video and Computer Projection

For details on Video and Computer Projection, including how to operate the Touch Panel and equipment, see: Video_And_Computer_Projection.



McCardell Bicentennial Hall 317

Location of Equipment

Bicentennial Hall 317 is equipped with a projection system which accepts input from a desktop computer, a VCR, your laptop computer, or auxiliary equipment, and projects the output onto the screen at the front of the room for display. All equipment is controlled by the Touch Panel system. The relevant equipment is located at:

Equipment Location
Touch Panel A small screen on the podium
 Projection system Hanging from ceiling
Projection screen In the ceiling at the front of the room, must be raised and lowered manually
Desktop Computer On the podium
VCR In the podium
Auxiliary connections In the podium
Computer network jack On the podium back
Computer interface to connect a laptop for display A rectangular plate on the podium back with two video and audio ports and a light-blue horizontal position adjustment knob


Video and Computer Projection

For details on Video and Computer Projection, including how to operate the Touch Panel and equipment, see: Video_And_Computer_Projection.



McCardell Bicentennial Hall 331

Using Media Equipment

This room is slightly different and much simpler than other Smart Classrooms you may have been in with the touch screen control panel. In here there is a rack with the media equipment on it which includes an amplifier and a DVD/VCR combo unit. There is also a drawer with the DVD/VCR remote in it. On top of the rack is a button panel to control the projector.


Turning on Equipment

You will need to pull the screen down on the opposite wall. Push the “Proj. On” button to turn on the projector.

Watching a DVD or VHS

1. Select the DVD/VCR button on the button panel
2. You will need to push the power button on the device, first button on the left. You can also do this with the remote.
3. On the DVD/VCR player screen there will be an icon indicating which setting it is on, DVD or VCR. If it is not on the correct setting, push the DVD/VCR button. It is the first on the right, next to the Audio/Video inputs. You can also do this from the remote.
PLEASE NOTE!!! Do not push the DVD door closed. Doing this strips the gears and eventually breaks the device. Use the Open/Close button.
4. You can control the room volume from the button panel with the volume dial.


Projecting from a Laptop

1. Select Laptop button
2. Connect VGA 15 Pin cable to the VGA input on your computer and plug the 3.5 Audio cable into the headphone jack.
3. Turn your computer on. You should have projection, if you do not have projection or the image is cropped, see the Trouble Shooting Tips section of this document.
IF YOU ARE PROJECTING FROM A MAC! You will need the designated VGA adapter/dongle for your model Mac.


Turn Off Equipment

Please be sure to turn off both the DVD/VCR if you are using it and the LCD projector to maximize use and reduce energy costs.


Trouble Shooting Tips

The most common problems are no projection from a computer or the image is poor. In this case the screen resolution on your computer needs to be adjusted. The ideal setting is 1024x768 pixels.

To fix this problem from a PC:
1. Close all windows so you are only looking at your desktop screen.
2. Right click anywhere on the screen. A small menu will appear, at the bottom there with be an option “Properties”
3. Select the Properties option, this will open a small window, to the far right there will be a settings option
4. Select the Settings option. This will take you to another window,
5. Under the Screen Resolution there is a small arrow, click on this arrow and move it to the left or right until your screen resolution is set at 1024 by 768 pixels.
6. Select OK to initiate changes.

To fix this problem from a Mac:
1. At the top of your screen on the right there are several small icons, one that looks like this a monitor , click on this icon
2. A small menu will appear, there will be display settings at the bottom, click on this option.
3. A window will pop up with several options for screen resolution. Select the 1024 x 768 option and select ok to initiate changes.

You should have projection after making these changes. If not please call the Helpdesk for further assistance. You can also request a media tech go to your classroom to assist with troubleshooting.

For all other problems call the Helpdesk at x2200




McCardell Bicentennial Hall 338

Location of Equipment

Bicentennial Hall 338 is equipped with a projection system that accepts input from your laptop computer, a VCR, a CD/DVD, a Laser Disc player, an auxiliary video input port or a slide projector and projects the output onto the screen at the front of the room for display. All equipment is controlled by the Touch Panel system. The relevant equipment is located at:

Equipment Location
Teaching Station Table at the front of the room
Wireless Touch Panel A small screen on top of the equipment rack
Projector Hanging from the ceiling
Projection screen In the ceiling at the front of the room
VCR In the equipment rack
DVD player In the equipment rack
Laser Disc player In the equipment rack
Auxiliary Video Input Ports In the equipment rack
Computer network jack and power source Under the teaching station table, network cable is tethered to the computer interface cables
Computer interface cable A 15-pin cable emerging from the teaching station table
Slide Projector At the back of the room when requested


Video and Computer Projection

For details on Video and Computer Projection, including how to operate the Touch Panel and equipment, see: Video_And_Computer_Projection.



McCardell Bicentennial Hall 403

Location of Equipment

McCardell Bicentennial Hall 403 is equipped with a projection system that accepts input from multiple laptop computers, a VCR, a DVD player, and auxiliary video equipment and projects the output onto the screen at the front of the room for display. All equipment is controlled by the Touch Panel system. The relevant equipment is located at:

Equipment Location
Touch Panel A small screen on the wall above the equipment rack
Projector Hanging from the ceiling
Projection screen Hanging from the ceiling in another corner of the room
Computer network jacks Your cable plugs into the jacks on the wall next to the equipment rack
Computer interface cables Emerge from the equipment rack and are labeled Laptop 1 and Aux Comp
VCR In the equipment rack
DVD player In the equipment rack
Auxiliary equipment adaptors In the equipment rack


Video and Computer Projection

For details on Video and Computer Projection, including how to operate the Touch Panel and equipment, see: Video_And_Computer_Projection.



McCardell Bicentennial Hall 405

Turn on System

Push the “Proj On” Button; this will turn on the projector and lower the screen. There is also a white button pad on the wall above the rack that will control the screen, up and down.
You can adjust the volume with the turn dial.
There is a grey light switch on the wall above the rack. It turns the lights off directly in front of the projector and screen for better visibility.

Watch a DVD or VHS

Push the “DVD/VCR” button on the button panel. Then use the remote (in the top drawer of the rack) to choose DVD or VCR. You will need to control the device (play, stop, rewind, etc) from the device or from the remote.

Project from a Laptop

Push the “Laptop” button, plug the VGA cable into your computer then turn the computer on.

If you are projecting from a Mac, you will need the VGA adapter (dongle) in order to project.

When you are finished please turn the system off to conserve energy.
Thank you, Media Services


Troubleshooting Tips


What to do if your PC will laptop will not project:

Press and hold the Fn key then the function key that will toggle between the different display options, usually F2, F3, F5, F7, or F8. It will be marked with CRT/LCD or a monitor icon. Also check the screen resolution under Control Panel>Display> Settings and make sure it is set to 1024x768.

What to do if your Mac laptop is not projecting:

Go to System Preferences, click the Color LCD dialog box displays. Click detect displays and check the screen resolution is on 1024x768.


McCardell Bicentennial Hall 411

Location of Equipment

McCardell Bicentennial Hall Room 411 is equipped with a projection system that accepts input from multiple laptop computers, a VCR, a DVD player, and auxiliary video equipment and projects the output onto the screen at the front of the room for display. All equipment is controlled by the Touch Panel system. The relevant equipment is located at:

Equipment Location
Touch Panel A small screen on the wall above the equipment rack
Projector Hanging from the ceiling
Projection screen Hanging from the ceiling in the corner of the room
Computer network jacks Your network cable plugs into wall next to the equipment rack
Computer interface cables Emerge from the equipment rack and are labeled Laptop 1 and Aux Comp
VCR In the equipment rack
DVD player In the equipment rack
Auxiliary equipment adaptors In the equipment rack


Video and Computer Projection

For details on Video and Computer Projection, including how to operate the Touch Panel and equipment, see: Video_And_Computer_Projection.



McCardell Bicentennial Hall 417

Location of Equipment

McCardell Bicentennial Hall 417 is equipped with a projection system that accepts input from multiple laptop computers, a VCR, a DVD player, and auxiliary video equipment and projects the output onto the screen at the front of the room for display. All equipment is controlled by the Touch Panel system. The relevant equipment is located at:

Equipment Location
Touch Panel A small screen installed in the wall
Projector Hanging from the ceiling
Projection screen At the front of the room
Computer network jack On the wall above the equipment rack
Computer interface cables Emerge from the equipment rack and are labeled Laptop and Aux Comp
VCR In the equipment rack
DVD player In the equipment rack
Auxiliary equipment adaptors In the equipment rack


Video and Computer Projection

For details on Video and Computer Projection, including how to operate the Touch Panel and equipment, see: Video_And_Computer_Projection.



McCardell Bicentennial Hall 430

Using Media Equipment in MBH 430

This room is slightly different and much simpler than other Smart Classrooms you may have been in with the touch screen control panel. In here there is a rack with the media equipment on it which includes an amplifier and a DVD/VCR combo unit. There is also a drawer with the DVD/VCR remote in it. On top of the rack is a button panel to control the projector.


Turning on Equipment

You will need to pull the screen down on the opposite wall. Push the “Proj. On” button to turn on the projector.



Watching a DVD or VHS

1. Select the DVD/VCR button on the button panel
2. You will need to push the power button on the device, first button on the left. You can also do this with the remote.
3. On the DVD/VCR player screen there will be an icon indicating which setting it is on, DVD or VCR. If it is not on the correct setting, push the DVD/VCR button. It is the first on the right, next to the Audio/Video inputs. You can also do this from the remote.
PLEASE NOTE!!! Do not push the DVD door closed. Doing this strips the gears and eventually breaks the device. Use the Open/Close button.
4. You can control the room volume from the button panel with the volume dial.


Projecting from a Laptop

1. Select Laptop button
2. Connect VGA 15 Pin cable to the VGA input on your computer and plug the 3.5 Audio cable into the headphone jack.
3. Turn your computer on. You should have projection, if you do not have projection or the image is cropped, see the Trouble Shooting Tips section of this document.
IF YOU ARE PROJECTING FROM A MAC! You will need the designated VGA adapter/dongle for your model Mac.



Turn Off Equipment

Please be sure to turn off both the DVD/VCR if you are using it and the LCD projector to maximize use and reduce energy costs.



Trouble Shooting Tips

The most common problems are no projection from a computer or the image is poor. In this case the screen resolution on your computer needs to be adjusted. The ideal setting is 1024x768 pixels.

To fix this problem from a PC:

1. Close all windows so you are only looking at your desktop screen.
2. Right click anywhere on the screen. A small menu will appear, at the bottom there with be an option “Properties”
3. Select the Properties option, this will open a small window, to the far right there will be a settings option
4. Select the Settings option. This will take you to another window,
5. Under the Screen Resolution there is a small arrow, click on this arrow and move it to the left or right until your screen resolution is set at 1024 by 768 pixels.
6. Select OK to initiate changes.

To fix this problem from a Mac:

1. At the top of your screen on the right there are several small icons, one that looks like this a monitor , click on this icon
2. A small menu will appear, there will be display settings at the bottom, click on this option.
3. A window will pop up with several options for screen resolution. Select the 1024 x 768 option and select ok to initiate changes.
You should have projection after making these changes. If not please call the Helpdesk for further assistance. You can also request a media tech go to your classroom to assist with troubleshooting.


For all other problems call the Helpdesk at x2200



Video and Computer Projection

For details on Video and Computer Projection, including how to operate the Touch Panel and equipment, see: Video_And_Computer_Projection.



McCardell Bicentennial Hall 438

Location of Equipment

Bicentennial Hall 438 is equipped with a projection system that accepts input from your laptop computer, a VCR, a CD/DVD, or an auxiliary video input port and projects the output onto the screen at the front of the room for display. All equipment is controlled by the Touch Panel system. The relevant equipment is located at:

Equipment Location
Teaching Station Table at the front of the room
Wireless Touch Panel A small screen on top of the equipment rack
Projector Hanging from the ceiling
Projection screen In the ceiling at the front of the room
VCR In the equipment rack
DVD player In the equipment rack
Auxiliary Video Input Ports In the equipment rack
Computer network cable Attached to the jack under the metal floor plate and emerges from the top of the table
Computer interface cable A 15-pin cable attached under the metal floor plate that emerges from the top of the table
Power source for laptop computer On the wall under the blackboard
Slide projector At the back of the room


Video and Computer Projection

For details on Video and Computer Projection, including how to operate the Touch Panel and equipment, see: Video_And_Computer_Projection.



McCardell Bicentennial Hall 467

This location has a smart board. The smart board can be used as a regular projection screen. To take advantage of the smart capabilities of the board, please read these instructions: StarBoard_Smartboard.

McCardell Bicentennial Hall 505

Location of Equipment

Bicentennial Hall 505 is equipped with a projection system that accepts input from the lectern computer, your laptop computer, a VCR, a CD/DVD, or an auxiliary video input port and projects the output onto the screen at the front of the room for display. All equipment is controlled by the Touch Panel system. The relevant equipment is located at:

Equipment Location
Teaching Station Podium at the front of the room
Touch Panel A small screen on top of the podium
Projector Hanging from the ceiling
Projection screens Two in the ceiling at the front of the room
VCR In the podium
DVD player In the podium
Auxiliary Video Input Ports In the podium below the DVD player
Computer network jack On the podium back
Computer interface to connect a laptop for display A 15-pin cable emerging from the podium back
Power source for laptop computer On the podium back


Video and Computer Projection

For details on Video and Computer Projection, including how to operate the Touch Panel and equipment, see: Video_And_Computer_Projection.



McCardell Bicentennial Hall 530

Using Media Equipment in MBH 530

This room is slightly different and much simpler than other Smart Classrooms you may have been in with the touch screen control panel. In here there is a rack with the media equipment on it which includes an amplifier and a DVD/VCR combo unit. There is also a drawer with the DVD/VCR remote in it. On top of the rack is a button panel to control the projector.


Turning on Equipment

You will need to pull the screen down on the opposite wall. Push the “Proj. On” button to turn on the projector.


Watching a DVD or VHS

1. Select the DVD/VCR button on the button panel
2. You will need to push the power button on the device, first button on the left. You can also do this with the remote.
3. On the DVD/VCR player screen there will be an icon indicating which setting it is on, DVD or VCR. If it is not on the correct setting, push the DVD/VCR button. It is the first on the right, next to the Audio/Video inputs. You can also do this from the remote.
PLEASE NOTE!!! Do not push the DVD door closed. Doing this strips the gears and eventually breaks the device. Use the Open/Close button.
4. You can control the room volume from the button panel with the volume dial.


Projecting from a Laptop

1. Select Laptop button
2. Connect VGA 15 Pin cable to the VGA input on your computer and plug the 3.5 Audio cable into the headphone jack.
3. Turn your computer on. You should have projection, if you do not have projection or the image is cropped, see the Trouble Shooting Tips section of this document.
IF YOU ARE PROJECTING FROM A MAC! You will need the designated VGA adapter/dongle for your model Mac.

Turn Off Equipment

Please be sure to turn off both the DVD/VCR if you are using it and the LCD projector to maximize use and reduce energy costs.


Trouble Shooting Tips

The most common problems are no projection from a computer or the image is poor. In this case the screen resolution on your computer needs to be adjusted. The ideal setting is 1024x768 pixels.

To fix this problem from a PC:

1. Close all windows so you are only looking at your desktop screen.
2. Right click anywhere on the screen. A small menu will appear, at the bottom there with be an option “Properties”
3. Select the Properties option, this will open a small window, to the far right there will be a settings option
4. Select the Settings option. This will take you to another window,
5. Under the Screen Resolution there is a small arrow, click on this arrow and move it to the left or right until your screen resolution is set at 1024 by 768 pixels.
6. Select OK to initiate changes.

To fix this problem from a Mac:

1. At the top of your screen on the right there are several small icons, one that looks like this a monitor , click on this icon
2. A small menu will appear, there will be display settings at the bottom, click on this option.
3. A window will pop up with several options for screen resolution. Select the 1024 x 768 option and select ok to initiate changes.
You should have projection after making these changes. If not please call the Helpdesk for further assistance. You can also request a media tech go to your classroom to assist with troubleshooting.


For all other problems call the Helpdesk at x2200



Video and Computer Projection

For details on Video and Computer Projection, including how to operate the Touch Panel and equipment, see: Video_And_Computer_Projection.



McCardell Bicentennial Hall 538

Location of Equipment

Bicentennial Hall 538 is equipped with a projection system that accepts input from your laptop computer, a VCR, a CD/DVD, or an auxiliary video input port and projects the output onto the screen at the front of the room for display. All equipment is controlled by the Touch Panel system. The relevant equipment is located at:

Equipment Location
Teaching Station Table at the front of the room
Wireless Touch Panel A small screen on top of the equipment rack
Projector Hanging from the ceiling
Projection screen In the ceiling at the front of the room
VCR In the equipment rack
DVD player In the equipment rack
Auxiliary Video Input Ports In the equipment rack
Computer network jack Under the teaching station table – lift the metal plate in the floor for access to the red jack
Computer interface to connect a laptop for display A 15-pin cable stored under the metal plate on the floor
Power source for laptop computer On the wall under the blackboard
Slide projector At the back of the room


Video and Computer Projection

For details on Video and Computer Projection, including how to operate the Touch Panel and equipment, see: Video_And_Computer_Projection.



McCardell Bicentennial Hall 632

Location of Equipment

Bicentennial Hall 632 is equipped with a projection system that accepts input from the lectern computer, your laptop computer, a VCR, a CD/DVD, or an auxiliary video input port and projects the output onto the screen at the front of the room for display. All equipment is controlled by the Touch Panel system. The relevant equipment is located at:

Equipment Location
Teaching Station Podium at the front of the room
Touch Panel A small screen on top of the podium
Projector Hanging from the ceiling
Projection screens Two in the ceiling at the front of the room
VCR In the podium
DVD player In the podium
Auxiliary Video Input Ports In the podium below the DVD player
Computer network jack On the podium back
Computer interface to connect a laptop for display A 15-pin cable emerging from the podium back
Power source for laptop computer On the podium back


Video and Computer Projection

For details on Video and Computer Projection, including how to operate the Touch Panel and equipment, see: Video_And_Computer_Projection.



McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216 and 220 Slide Projectors

Location of Equipment

Equipped with a projection system that accepts input from a laptop computer, a VCR, a DVD player, an auxiliary computer and video equipment and projects the output onto the screen at the front of the room for display. You can also play CDs in the DVD player. All equipment is controlled by the Touch Panel system. The relevant equipment is located at:

TABLE HERE


Video and Computer Projection

For details on Video and Computer Projection, including how to operate the Touch Panel and equipment, see: Video_And_Computer_Projection.


 

Computer Projection and the Portable Media Cart (Bicentennial)

Location of Equipment

Equipped with a projection system that accepts input from a laptop computer, a VCR, a DVD player, an auxiliary computer and video equipment and projects the output onto the screen at the front of the room for display. You can also play CDs in the DVD player. All equipment is controlled by the Touch Panel system. The relevant equipment is located at:


TABLE HERE


Video and Computer Projection

For details on Video and Computer Projection, including how to operate the Touch Panel and equipment, see: Video_And_Computer_Projection.


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