Division II Court of Appeals Digital Courtoom An Introduction to Available Presentation Resources Created by Gary Pinnell for the Washington State Court of Appeals Division II Tacoma, Washington, USA For better viewing from web, Right Click and choose Full Screen. Use right keyboard arrow or click mouse to move forward, left keyboard arrow to move back. To end, close window.
4 1 2 3 Available Resources • Document Camera • Touch Screen Annotator • Laptop Computer Video Hookup* • Audio/Video playback** *Requires advance notice and training for best results. Laptop not provided **Requires advance notice for setup
Document Camera • What is it? Our document camera is basically an overhead projector with a mounted video camera that projects an image of the object on a large projector screen. • What can it do? The camera can display many different kinds of objects such as paper, transparencies, negatives and 3-dimensional objects such as a cell phone or keys. Because of the camera’s powerful zoom ability, it can even display microscopic images. When hooked up to a laptop computer it can display the laptop’s screen image (great for Microsoft PowerPoint presentations).
Touch Screen Annotator • What is it? In an over-simplified explanation, the TSA is a special flat screen monitor that you draw on using only your finger. • What can you do with it? By dragging your finger across the screen you can create virtually endless shapes such as lines and circles. Arrows can be created by tapping the screen. You do this over the displayed image, thus annotating the image.
Laptop Computer Video Hookup A video cable is provided at the podium to plug into your laptop’s video-out port. This enables the laptop screen image to display to the large projector screen. Most frequently used for Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, but can be used to just show a picture or word processing document. Anything that is on the screen.
Audio/Video Playback* • Audio Playback* If notified ahead of time, the court can have a cassette player available for audio playback. The bailiff will operate the playback. Make sure the tape is ready to go at the desired starting location. • Video Playback* If notified ahead of time, the court can have a VCR player available for VHS tape playback. The bailiff will operate the playback. Make sure the tape is ready to go at the desired starting location. If your material is on a DVD instead of a VHS tape, you can possibly play it from your laptop.** *Requires advance notice for setup **Requires advance notice and training for best results. Laptop not provided
Why do I have to Notify the Courtto Use the Presentation Resources? Notifying the Court is very important for three reasons: • Reserve Resources Ensures the equipment requested will be available and in good working order on that date; • Setup / Test out / Train Training is required when using a laptop computer at the Court for the first time. This will test compatibility with our equipment. If you’ve used a computer with your presentation before, and are doing so again, you still need to notify the Court each time. Training is not necessary for using the document camera because of its ease of use, but it is certainly not discouraged; • Assistance Readily On-Hand Notification enables the Court computer support person to plan accordingly to be present in the courtroom at the time of the case to provide assistance if needed for a smooth, trouble-free setup.
How do I Notify the Courtto Use the Presentation Resources? You only need notify the Court if you plan on using your laptop computer with the projection equipment or want to play an audio/video tape. Using just the document camera does not require notification. Use methods 1 and either 2 and/or 3 below: • Setting Letter In the setting letter you receive and return, please check the box that indicates you would like to use your laptop computer with our projection equipment and also do either step 2 or 3 below; • Call Call the Court at (253) 593-2970 at least one (1) week ahead and ask for the computer support person to arrange training if this is your first time using the projection equipment with your laptop computer or if you plan to play an audio/video tape; • Resource Request Form from Web Site Go to the Resource Request Formandfill out the required information and click submit. The computer support person will contact you for more information and to arrange training if needed.
Thank you for viewing the Show • To see more of the courtroom, visit the Digital Courtroomhome page and take the Virtual Tour. • For step by step instructions how to use the resources, visit the Digital Courtroom home page and choose Using the Presentation Resources. • Please take a moment to fill out a short survey to let us know if this show was helpful and how we can improve it. Click here for survey. Created by Gary Pinnell for the Washington State Court of Appeals Division II Tacoma, Washington, USA