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.

Labs Configuration

Using the lab configuration page you can see the hardware and software installed at any computer lab or classroom on campus

Standard Classrooms

Standard classrooms are composed of 

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.

A room might be a Lab or a Classroom.  On your timetable, a lab is indicated by the LA1 designation below a course code.

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. 

Active Learning Classrooms

These classrooms have a unique desk layout to encourage student collaboration.  Except for unique podium controls in 1D01, 2D01, 1D02, and 2D02, these rooms follow the Standard Classroom setup.


Podium Controls

Most podiums use toggle controls. Push a button to turn these on or off.  Start by turning the projector ON.

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 1D01, 2D01, 1D02, and 2D02 have similar functionality, but different operation than Standard Rooms.​ 

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.

The Podium PC

Use the PC provided in the room to present. Make sure the projector is on.


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.

Wired Connection

To connect your laptop or tablet with the HDMI input cable, start by turning on the projector.  

You may need an HDMI adaptor 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.

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.

Wireless Connection

You must be connected to Conestoga's wi-fi to use this function. Video and audio work best when using a wired connection on your laptop or the podium's PC.

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.


The Lighting Controls

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


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.​