Room Types

Conestoga supports Standard Classrooms, BYOD Classrooms, or Active Learning Classrooms.  They all use the same podium controls, device connections, audio controls, and lighting.

Standard and Active Learning Classrooms

A room might be an active learning class, a lab or a classroom.  On your timetable, a lab is indicated by the LA1 designation below a course code.  Learn more about the standard software installed on campus PCs.

They might have any arrangement of tables or desks and chairs for student use.  Larger rooms may have more than one DVP to improve sightlines.

Specialized software will need to be requested in advance to the IT Service Desk.


BYOD Classrooms

BYOD rooms match a Standard Room set up but have additional outlets.
For additional tutorials, consult the below videos

Podium Controls

Room podiums use toggle controls. Push a button to turn these on or off.  If the display does not appear, try changing the video source. Wait 5 seconds, then select the source you’d like to use again.  This may help the display to reconnect.

extron toggle controls 

Display On/Off​Turn this on first. The ON light will stop flashing when it is ready.
Touch  On/OffRooms with interactive projectors have this option. Wait until the projector is fully started before turning the touch on.
​Config​These buttons choose what type of device the projector is connected to.  You can connect your laptop, wirelessly (using wi-fi source), or the PC in the room.
AV Mute​Press this to hide the display for your privacy. Press it again to show the display. The screen will read "AV Mute is ON".
Volume​Increase or decrease the volume of the room's speakers.  Conduct an Audio Check before using the room's audio.

Unique Podium Controls

The touch screen controls in DO-1D01, DO-2D01, DO-1D02, and DO-2D02 have similar functionality, but different operation than Standard Rooms.​ These are touch screen controls.  

the podium - extron touch controls 

A. Display On/Off – Touch to turn Projector on or off.  

B. Video Source Options - in order, from left to right.

  • Wi-Fi Presents– Wireless Display (no software required).
  • Laptop - HDMI only (you may require an adapter for your laptop).
  • DVD/VCR - if available.
  • PC 
  • AV Mute – if lit, your display and audio are not displayed, but still running.

C. Volume Control – Volume indicator will pop up, displaying the volume level.  Adjust to suit.

Presenting video will work best from a wired connection. 

Device Connections

You can choose to present the podium PC, or a laptop or mobile device from either a wired or wireless experience.

Display using the PC

You may prefer to use the Windows 10 PC in the classroom. This will also allow you to use the interactive projector. Learn more about using the interactive projector


Before presenting video, do an Audio Check.

If the display does not appear, try changing the source to Laptop. Wait 5 seconds, then select PC again.  This may help the display to reconnect.

Display using the HDMI

You may prefer to connect your laptop or tablet using a wired, HDMI connection. You may need an adapter for your device.


Before presenting video, do an Audio Check.

If the display does not appear, try selecting changing the source to PC. Wait 5 seconds, then select Laptop again.  This may help the display to reconnect.

Display Using the Wi-Fi Source

You might prefer to use a wireless connection for your laptop or tablet. This connection may lag if video or audio is presented. For laptops, download the EasyMP Network Projection software before using.

Select the Wi-Fi Source display source option on the podium.  On the display screen, you will see instructions to connect a laptop or mobile device. Follow these instructions.


Conduct an Audio Check

Before running audio or video, complete a three-step audio check.


Lighting Controls

Customize the lighting in your classroom by using the touch lighting panels.


Protect your privacy. In your device's Display options, choose whether to mirror or extend your display.  Mirroring your display will show your desktop to your audience. Extending your display will create a secondary screen.  Drag your software to the extended area to display it.

Interactive Projectors

The interactive projector turns your screen into a tablet-like experience.  It will be mounted closer to the main wall.

There will be two interactive pens, mounted either on the whiteboard or on the podium.  Use these to interact with the projected screen. These pens use one AA battery - use the button on the pen to check if there is a charge - it should show a green light.  If a pen does not work, inform IT Services by calling ext. 3444. 

An interactive projector may also be touch interactive.  Push the Touch On/Off button on the podium to enable the touch interaction. A blue light will appear on the interaction box, mounted on the whiteboard just below the projector, indicating you may now touch the board like a tablet. 

Touch and interact with the projected screen as you would a tablet, using gestures to zoom, swipe, and using built-in digital inking features in Office software to annotate on presentations or documents.

View Software available in Classrooms or Labs

Employees can use the lab configuration page to view the hardware and software installed at any computer lab or classroom on campus.  Specialized software should be requested in advance to the IT Service Desk.

Request Training on Classroom Technology

Contact Professional Development for training on using this technology.

Need Help?

 Contact the IT Service Desk, or call 519.748.5220 ext. 3444.​