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Smart Classroom Equipment. Instructions For Use. Contents. Which classrooms are Smart Classrooms ? What Equipment does a Smart Classroom Have? Getting ready to use the equipment Logging onto Thiel network drives Starting the projector Selecting the players When you’ve finished

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Smart Classroom Equipment

Instructions For Use


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Contents

  • Which classrooms are Smart Classrooms?

  • What Equipment does a Smart Classroom Have?

  • Getting ready to use the equipment

    • Logging onto Thiel network drives

  • Starting the projector

  • Selecting the players

  • When you’ve finished

  • Plugging in other devices (details)

  • FAQs and Troubleshooting

  • Recommendations for class use


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The following 13 rooms are Smart Classrooms

  • AC-04, AC-13, AC-34

  • AC-108, AC-129, AC-137

  • AC-209, AC-233

  • G-101

  • PC-100

  • S-100

  • S-200, S-210

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The Equipment is Basically the Same in All Rooms

  • A Podium with computer, monitor, DVD player, VCR, amplifier, extra jacks and cables to attach other equipment

  • A multimedia projector

  • Ceiling mounted speakers


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S-100 & S-200 have Additional Equipment

  • mechanically operated projection screens

  • wireless microphones

  • S-200 also has a document camera


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PC-100 has additional equipment

  • wireless microphone

  • a SmartBoard

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Getting Ready to Use the Equipment ….

Before Starting the Projector


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If you have media (a CD, videotape or DVD) to play or want to connect a camcorder:Unlock the Cabinet


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The Keys to connect a camcorder:

Insert with the cut side of the key facing DOWN


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Connect Any Additional Equipment Needed to connect a camcorder:

  • Laptop computer

  • Camcorder

  • Document camera

  • Jump drive





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The Computer Should Be on; to connect a camcorder:

  • if you see the Windows logo, the computer is on…


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It could be on.. to connect a camcorder:

Even though the screen may look like this


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Jiggle the Mouse, or Press the Caps Lock Keys to Check to connect a camcorder:

If the computer is turned on, the monitor should light up…



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If it has been turned off, turn it on here. lock or Num lock is turned on…

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If You Want to Log on to Access your “J” Drive… lock or Num lock is turned on…

  • Doubleclick on the Thiel College Network Login icon.


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Log on here as usual.. lock or Num lock is turned on…

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Starting the Projector…. lock or Num lock is turned on…


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When the Desktop Screen Appears, lock or Num lock is turned on…Double Click on the Projection Icon


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In This Window, lock or Num lock is turned on…Enter the Projection Log-in


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User name: lock or Num lock is turned on…

  • BLDG code in caps (no space) room #

    • Academic Center: AC AC233

    • Greenville Hall: GV GV109

    • Science Wing: SC SC200

    • Phillips Center: PC PC100


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Password: lock or Num lock is turned on…

  • Small letters

  • No spaces

  • xxxxxxxx


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When This Screen Appears, lock or Num lock is turned on…Click the Start projection system Button


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Wait lock or Num lock is turned on…While the Projection Lamp Comes on

You will see PLEASE WAIT in the message area below the Start button


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S-100 and S-200 Have Mechanical Screens lock or Num lock is turned on…

  • The screen should begin to descend when you log onto the projection system

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Selecting Players…. lock or Num lock is turned on…



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Click on Your Choice lock or Num lock is turned on…


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(the computer was chosen here) lock or Num lock is turned on…


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When Using the Computer, lock or Num lock is turned on…Click the Box to Minimize the Projection Window

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Do not close it!


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To Show a Video lock or Num lock is turned on…


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Insert the Media Into the Drive lock or Num lock is turned on…

DVD player

VCR


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Select the Player lock or Num lock is turned on…

DVD Controls

VCR Controls


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And Use the Controls lock or Num lock is turned on…

DVD controls

VCR Controls


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To Adjust the Volume, lock or Num lock is turned on…Click Return

DVD controls

VCR Controls


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Adjust the Volume Here lock or Num lock is turned on…


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Then Return to the Player Control Screen lock or Num lock is turned on…


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You Can Alternate Between Any or All Players lock or Num lock is turned on…

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When you have finished…. lock or Num lock is turned on…


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If You Have Minimized the Projection Window, lock or Num lock is turned on…Click on the Titles in the Bottom Toolbar to Maximize Them


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Click the lock or Num lock is turned on…Shut Down Button


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Or If You Are in the Projection Control Screen, lock or Num lock is turned on…


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Click on the lock or Num lock is turned on…Projector Off Button


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Wait lock or Num lock is turned on…While the Message box says

COOL DOWN PERIOD


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PLEASE NOTE … lock or Num lock is turned on…

Do not close the window or log off until the cool down period has ended! If you do, the projector will not shut down.


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In S-100 and S-200 lock or Num lock is turned on…

  • As the projector turns off, the mechanical screen should retract


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Once SYSTEM OFF Appears, lock or Num lock is turned on…You May Close the Projection Window…

Message indicating that the SYSTEM is OFF


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Close This Projection Window lock or Num lock is turned on…


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Note lock or Num lock is turned on…:

Do not close the window or log off before the projection shut down phase has ended !


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If you do: lock or Num lock is turned on…

  • The projection lamp continues to burn…

  • Someone has to log on, restart the projection system, and shut it down!


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Remove all your media lock or Num lock is turned on…


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Do NOT turn off any podium equipment lock or Num lock is turned on…


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Lock the Cabinet lock or Num lock is turned on…


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Insert the keys with the cut side UP lock or Num lock is turned on…to lock the cabinet.


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You May Now Leave the Smart Classroom lock or Num lock is turned on…

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Adding other equipment…. lock or Num lock is turned on…


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Laptops lock or Num lock is turned on…

  • Make sure one end of the computer cable is plugged into the laptop jack on the podium

  • Plug the other end into the laptop


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Laptops lock or Num lock is turned on…

  • Connect one end of the mini audio cable to the (green) laptop jack

  • Plug the other end into the AUDIO jack on the podium

  • Connect the laptop’s power adapter to the laptop and then to the power strip


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Document Cameras lock or Num lock is turned on…

  • Thiel does not currently own the kind that uses the XGA computer port on top of the podium


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We Have One Portable Document Camera to loan lock or Num lock is turned on…

  • An older model, it does not have an XGA port


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Camcorders front audio & video input jacks

  • You plug them in via the Audio and Video RCA jacks on the front of the VCR

  • Change the VCR channel to Line 2 if the image does not appear

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FAQ’S & TROUBLESHOOTING front audio & video input jacks

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  • Audio: front audio & video input jacksvolume on a DVD or videotape is not good

  • Audio: no sound

  • Audio: volume will not adjust

  • Audio: playing an audio CD

  • DVD’s: Can I play a DVD in the computer?

  • Laptop: image won’t show on the projector

  • Laptop audio: sound from my laptop isn’t going through the speakers in the classroom

  • “Please Clean Filter”

  • Power: monitor does not light up

  • Screen: has no cord

  • Smart Board

  • Emergency Response

  • Unanswered questions or training

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There Is No Sound! I Even Tried Adjusting the Audio Controls (Inside the Cabinet).

  • Check the MUTE button on the face of the amp. If you see a red light, someone has muted the audio. Press the button to remove the mute command

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FAQs


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Can I Play an Audio CD Without Using the Projector Controls (Inside the Cabinet).?

  • No; you must log onto the projector to play sound through the speakers in the classroom

  • insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive of your computer

  • Wait for the automatic window to ask what you want to do or Open Windows Media Player


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FAQs


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How Do I Adjust the Volume on a Videotape (or DVD) Once it is Playing?

  • Click on the Return button on the player’s control

  • Adjust the Volume

  • Click the VCR (or DVD) button to return to the player control screen

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FAQs


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The Volume Does Not Change When I Adjust the Volume Control is Playing

  • If someone has tried to use the controls that are on the face of the amp, (inside the cabinet), the projection (audio) controls are disabled

  • To enable them, double click on the volume button

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FAQs


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How Do I Get Sound to Play From My Laptop So the Class or Group Can Hear It?

  • Plug one end of the stereo mini cable (provided) into the headphone jack on your PC and the other end into the Laptop Audio jack on the top of the cabinet

  • Adjust the volume on your PC (with the manual control and/or the multimedia panel)

  • Adjust the volume on the Projection Control Panel

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FAQs


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The Monitor Does not Light up Group Can Hear It?(I’ve Jiggled the Mouse)

  • Check the CPU, housed on the bottom shelf of the left side of the podium cabinet.

  • If there is no sign of power (light around power button), press the power button.

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Can I Play a DVD in the Computer? Group Can Hear It?

  • These computers are equipped with CD-ROM drives

  • They will not play DVD’s

  • Use the DVD player housed above the CPU in the cabinet

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FAQs


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How Do I Get My Laptop’s Image Onto the Projection Screen Group Can Hear It??

  • Be sure the computer cable is plugged in correctly

  • Be sure that Laptop is selected on the Projector Control Panel

  • Be sure you’ve selected the projector option on your laptop:


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  • On your IBM ThinkPad, Group Can Hear It?hold down the “Fn” key and press

    “F7” (□ | )

  • Select one of the Presentation on Projector and ThinkPad options

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FAQs


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The Screen in This Classroom Does Not Have a Cord or Handle; How Do I Get It Down?

  • On the Projection Control Panel, select Projector Control

  • On the Projector Control Screen, Select the Screen Down button

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FAQs


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You See a Message That Says How Do I Get It Down? “Please Clean Filter”

  • A dirty filter inhibits proper cooling of the projection lamp. The projector should be serviced.

  • You may go ahead and use it for this class period, but PLEASE PHONE 2058 AND REPORT THAT IT NEEDS TOBE SERVICED immediately after class.

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FAQs


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What Is a Smart Board? How Do I Get It Down?

  • It is a solid white screen or board that works interactively with computer applications

  • It enables you to import and save information that was hand written on the board


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Example How Do I Get It Down?:

  • You have created a story problem in Word, and the formulas have to be added

  • During class, students attempt to solve the problem, writing their solutions onto the smart board

  • You import the solutions into your computer document, using notebook software

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FAQs


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Your Question Has Not Been Answered… How Do I Get It Down?

Schedule an individual training session through

  • the AV Help Desk (2058)

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FAQs


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It’s an Emergency… How Do I Get It Down?Class is About to Begin and it Won’t Work…

In an emergency, phone

  • the A-V help desk (2058) or

  • the IT Hotline (4000)

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FAQs


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Recommendations How Do I Get It Down?


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Where Should Students Save Their Presentations? How Do I Get It Down?

  • If several students bring their own laptops, time will be wasted while each student connects and disconnects his laptop


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Two Better Options their “j” drives, time will be wasted while each logs on and off of the computer

  • They have CD burners on their laptops, so have them bring their presentations on CD-ROM disks

  • If they have USB jump drives, they may insert them into the USB port on top of the podium

FAQs

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The End their “j” drives, time will be wasted while each logs on and off of the computer


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