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What to put in your WCC 235 toolkit:
- OneCard for door access
- Dry erase markers
- Whiteboard erasers
- Mac laptop dongles
The interactive classroom hosts two projection screens, eight individual monitors, eight tables fully equipped with connection cables, microphones for each table, a main podium to control all interactive media, and three of the four walls double as white boards.
1) Turn on the computer. The Power button is located on the lower right-hand corner of the back of the monitor. Log in with your Carl ID and password.
- To activate the projectors
- Select "Turn on" under "The projectors are turned off."
- The AMX panel will indicate when the projectors have loaded fully.
- After the AMX panel indicates they have loaded you may select what media source you would like to appear on the screens.
- To activate the monitors
- Select “Turn on” under “The monitors are turned off.”
- The monitors will take roughly 30 seconds or more to boot.
- After they have loaded to a blue screen you may choose what media source you would like to appear on each screen.
- To activate both the projectors and the monitors
- Select both “Turn on” options
The AMX panel assigns numbers to the monitors and tables. If you are standing at the podium looking towards the wall with the doors, they are as follows:
- After the left portion of the screen loads, select your media source on the touchscreen (ie: will you be projecting information from a laptop connection, the main computer, a DVD, the doc camera, or auxiliary input?)
- Your chosen source will be projected onto both screens.
- Keep in mind that both screens can only show one source of media. For example, you cannot display a DVD to one screen and the computer desktop to another.
- To display one of the student stations onto the projectors, select the option “Student Stations.” Eight tables will appear on the screen. Choose which table’s monitor you want to project. It will be highlighted in green when displayed on the projection screens.
- If at any point you would like to project from a different monitor to the projection screens simply select another table number.
- In order to change which monitor is being projected make sure that you are choosing the table from the "Projectors" half of the AMX panel.
- To blank the screens, press “Blank screen.” Select whether you would like to blank projectors, monitors, or all of the above.
- Each monitor corresponds to its own table. On the panel in the center of the table there is an “On/Off” button in the lower right-hand corner. Press it.
- Each table has its own supply of connection cables. Connect the appropriate cable to your laptop or personal media device.
- Select which source you would like to project to the monitor by pressing the corresponding button on the panel in the middle of the table.
- Keep in mind that only one monitor can be shown on the projected screens at a time.
- To select another table, press another number.
- To display the projector on all monitors, press “Projector Source”
- To blank all the screens, press “Blank screen” on the monitors side.
- You can then choose if you want to blank the projectors, the monitors, or all of the above.
- To turn off all of the monitors, press “Turn off”
From right to left the podium is equipped with a small compartment of external cables, an AMX panel, and computer monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Beneath you will find the DVD player and plugs for more external AV hookup.
At the podium you will find a small compartment box with four cables and an outlet. From right to left the cables are: Mini port (will connect to most Macs), VGA cable (will connect to all PCs and Macs--although Mac requires a dongle connector), an ethernet cable, and a mini jack that will connect external sound (ie: an iPod).
Each table hosts its own monitor, microphone, selection panel, and connection cables.
*When using VGA #2 at any of the tables the screen refresh rate must be set at 60 Hz.
Each table has RCA cables, 2 VGAs, 2 HDMIs, 2 mini display ports, and an audio device connection. All are labelled.
Yellow: Video input/output
White: Left-channel audio
VGA:Video Graphics Array
Can connect computers, laptops, monitors, and projectors, among other things. PCs will connect directly; Macs need a connecting dongle.
There are two available VGA cables at each table.
HDMI:High-Definition Multimedia Interface
Can connect compatible digital audio devices, computer monitors, projectors, DVD players, camcorders, laptops, video game consoles, tablets, and phones.
There are two available HDMI cables at each table.
Display Port: Mini Display Adapter
Whereas the HDMI cable is wider and more rectangular, the mini is a small square. It connects to Macs.
There are two available mini display adapters at each table.
Composite Video: Comp. Video
This button will activate the RCA cable connection and the audio jack.
Microphone: Tabletop Mic
Each microphone is hooked up to its individual table. There should not be connection problems. If there are, please call PEPS at x7070.
At the Podium:
In order to have sound from the computer, "Computer" must be selected on the AMX panel. If you have switched the output source (ie: plugged in an iPod or other auxiliary device), you must re-select the output destination.
Plug your iPod or audio device into the audio jack. Select "Auxiliary Output" on the AMX panel.
How to Record from the Document Camera
Here is an overview of how to record video from the WCC 235 document camera onto the classroom computer.