Using Classroom Control Panels

This article describes how to operate the control panels (otherwise known as Room Automation) in the different types of classrooms you'll find at the University.

 

Traditional Classrooms

Press the Power Button to turn on the Projector in the classroom. The projector will warm up and then the projection will appear at the front of the classroom. To turn the projector off, you'll need to press this button twice in succession.
  1. Press Video to connect to the DVD player.
  2. Press COMP to connect to the Classroom Chromebox.
  3. Click the volume buttons to increase or decrease the volume.

Standard Classrooms

  1. Press the Power Button to turn on the Front Display in the classroom.
  2. Computer 1 switches to the Classroom Chromebox at the podium. 
  3. Computer 2 allows you to connect to a laptop via HDMI.
  4. Connect your laptop wirelessly using Airtame.  This is recommended as the preferred connection method rather than a wired connection.
  5. Connect to the Blu-Ray/DVD player.
  6. Mute button and volume dial.

Classic Classrooms

  1. Press the ON Button to turn on the Projector in the classroom. The projector will warm up and then the projection will appear at the front of the classroom. Press the "OFF" button to turn it off.
  2. Press PC to connect to the Classroom Chromebox at the podium.
  3. Press Laptop to connect to a laptop with a VGA cable.
  4. Press DVD to connect to the DVD player.
  5. Adjust the knob to increase or decrease volume.

Hyflex/Dual-Hyflex Classrooms

  1. Press the Power Button to turn on the Front Display in the classroom.
  2. Computer 1 switches to the Classroom Chromebox at the podium. 
  3. Computer 2 allows you to connect to a laptop via HDMI.
  4. Connect your laptop wirelessly using Airtame.  This is recommended as the preferred connection method rather than a wired connection.
  5. Connect to the Blu-Ray/DVD player.
  6. Mute button and volume dial.
  7. Turns the Rear Display on and off.
  8. Turns the Rear Camera on and off.
  9. Turns the Front Camera on and off.

Notes

  • When using the Classroom Chromebox: Click Sign Out at the lower right corner of your monitor when you are done with using the computer, do not turn the computer itself off.
  • Microsoft Office and other programs are not installed on the Classroom Chromebox directly. Opening PowerPoint, Excel, and Word files on your Classroom Chromebox will convert them Google Slides, Sheets and Docs files respectively, which will retain the files' contents, but some features such as embedded audio may be missing. If you need to use Microsoft Office applications, SPSS or other tools, you can use Apporto.
  • Files that you download are added to your Google Drive, not saved locally.
  • Some classrooms may have slightly different buttons or features than shown. Contact IT Client Services for information about additional features that may be applicable to your classroom if they are not mentioned in these steps.
  • You are encouraged to bring your own adapter if your laptop requires one to use a wired connection in any classroom.  IT cannot guarantee that we can provide you with an adapter compatible with your specific device type.

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Article ID: 156407
Created
Fri 1/12/24 3:40 PM
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Wed 2/21/24 12:01 PM