Check your Room's Set Up

What does your classroom or meeting room look like?  General Setup, Hardware, and Software, and see several photos of the classroom.  Find out by selecting the room configuration links below:

LABS CONFIGURATION
CLASSROOM CONFIGURATION

  1. In the next window, select your campus.  
  2. Then ​use Ctrl+F (​+F on a Mac) to search your classroom number among the list. 
  3. Click the name of the room to see the available specs and pictures of the room.

Your room will either be a Lab,  Standard Room, or an Active Learning Classroom

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Standard Room Setup

The Podium

Most podiums use Toggle Controls.  They work with a push button system that is toggled, meaning some buttons may offer more than one selection. No button has more than two options. A red, amber or green light indicates which option is selected. ​ In the image below, the display is off  (red), and PC is selected as the video source (amber).
 A. Display On/Off Push to turn the projector on or off.  Start your class/meeting by turning this on first. The ON light will stop flashing when it is ready.

 B. Video Source Options – can vary based on the room.  Typically includes: 

  • Laptop (HMDI = green light, VGA = amber light)
  • DVD/VCR 
  • PC (connected to podium)
  • AV Mute – if flashing, your display and audio are not displayed, but still running.
  • LAN – Easy MP Wireless Display.

C. Volume Control – Lights indicate volume level. extron toggle controls     
Some rooms do not offer DVD/VCR, and many do not yet offer LAN.    You will need to familiarize yourself with your individual classroom before the start of classes.  For support or training, please contact the IT Service Desk. ​

Connect the PC

To use the podium's PC computer during your lesson or meeting, start by turning on the projector. It may take a minute or two to warm up. The ON light will stop flashing when it is ready.

  1. Locate the ON button on the tower and press.  A blue light may indicate the PC is starting.  If the room has already been in use, the PC may already be running.
  2. Sign in to the PC using your Condor ID and password.
  3. Once the display is ready, select your video source - PC from the toggle controls. The light for the toggle will turn on, indicating it is sending display signal from the PC to the projector.
  4. Give it a few seconds to receive the signal.  You should soon be able to view the PC display via the projector. 
  5. If you have waited a minute and there is no display, try selecting a different display option (like Laptop), waiting for the display to switch, and then selecting PC again.  This may force the display to reconnect. 
  6. Conduct an Audio Check.

Connect the DVD/VHS Player

To use the DVD/VHS Player, start by turning on the projector. It may take a minute or two to warm up. The ON light will stop flashing when it is ready.

  1. Locate the ON/STANDBY button on the DVD/VHS player and press.  The display on the DVD/VHS player will change to C002 to indicate it is working.
  2. The DVD/VHS display will also indicate which video source is selected, DVD or VHS.  Press DVD/VHS to switch between video sources.
  3. Once the projector is ready, select your Video Source - DVD-VHS from the toggle controls. The light for the toggle will turn on, indicating it is sending display signal from the DVD/VHS Player to the projector.
  4. Give it a few seconds to receive the signal. You should soon be able to view the DVD/VHS display using the projector. 
  5. If you have waited a minute and there is no display, try selecting a different toggle control (like Laptop), waiting for the display to switch, and then selecting DVD/VHS again.  This may force the display to reconnect.
  6. Conduct an Audio Check.

Connect your Laptop

To connect your laptop, start by turning on the projector. It may take a minute or two to warm up. The ON light will stop flashing when it is ready.

  1. Turn on your laptop and cue up your presentation.  Please know IT is unable to provide support for issues with personal devices.
  2. Optional: Go to your Start menu (PC) or Settings (Mac) and open your display options. Choose whether to mirror or extend your display.  *Mirroring your display will reveal all desktop contents to viewers, whereas extending your display will create a secondary clean screen.  Drag your program to the extended area to display it there.*
  3. Once the projector is ready to operate, select your Source - Laptop from the toggle controls. The light for the toggle will turn on, indicating it is sending display signal from the PC to the projector.
  4. Give it a few seconds to receive the signal. You should soon be able to view the Laptop display using the projector. 
  5. If you have waited a minute and there is no display, try selecting a different toggle control (like PC), waiting for the display to switch, and then selecting Laptop again.  This may force the display to reconnect.
  6. Conduct an Audio Check.

The Interactive Whiteboard

The Interactive Whiteboard in your room is an excellent resource for demonstration, and turns your projected screen into a touchable tablet-like experience.  To find out more about how to use this software, check out the software page on Easy Interactive Whiteboard software.

The Wireless Display (LAN)

Rooms using the Epson 595Wi projectors can use Wireless Display (LAN).  Your podium will offer a LAN display toggle button, if you are able to use the Wireless Display option.  *Please note that this Wireless Display has limited ability to project video and audio content.*   Contact IT Training for any initial information in using this feature.

Before Using the Wireless Display

Verify which software or apps may be needed to support your use of this room feature.  Be aware of the limitations of the iProjection apps.

Connect your Laptop

Download the Easy MP Network Projection Software before using in class.

Start by turning on the projector. It may take a minute or two to warm up.

  1. Turn ON the Display on the Podium. Allow the projector a few minutes to warm up. The On light will stop flashing when it is ready.
  2. Select the LAN display source option on the podium.  Give it a few seconds to warm up. 
  3. You will see a blue display screen on the projection wall, with the Projector Name, an IP Address and Keyword.  You will use these to connect.
  4. On your laptop, check that you are connected to campus Wi-Fi: CCSecure
  5. Open the Easy MP Network Connection software from your computer's Start menu.  
  6. Choose Advanced Connection Mode.
  7. If no projectors appear in your list, choose Manual Search. If the projector appears on your list, select it and click Connect, then skip to Step 9.
  8. In the Manual Search window that opens, enter the IP Address, visible on the blue screen currently being projected by the DVP.
  9. The software will search for the projector, and add it to your list of projectors. If it does not find the projector, ensure that you are connected to the CCSecure wi-fi and try again.
  10. Select the Projector, and click Connect.
  11. Enter the Keyword.

You should now be connected to the Wireless Display in your room.  Use the Easy MP Network Connection Menu to Stop, Start, or Pause your display, or choose from multiple monitors to display. Minimize this menu box if not in use.

Connect your iPad or Tablet

Download the Epson iProjection app from your device's app store.

Please anticipate that video, audio and presentations will be best presented using the podium PC or your laptop.

  1. Turn ON the Display on the podium. Allow the projector a few minutes to warm up. The ON light will stop flashing when it is ready.
  2. Select the LAN display source option on the podium.  Give it a few seconds to change. 
  3. You will see a blue display screen on the projection wall, with the Projector Name, an IP Address and Keyword.  You will use these to connect.
  4. On your device, check that you are connected to campus Wi-Fi: CCSecure.  Then, open the Epson iProjection app.
  5. Choose Search by IP Address.  Enter the IP Address you see on the projection screen.
  6. If the projector appears on your list, select it and click Connect.
  7. If no projectors appear in your list, ensure you are connected to campus Wi-Fi: CCSecure.
  8. Enter the Keyword.
  9. You will see a Connection Successful notification on your device.  The projection screen will remain blank for your privacy, until you choose the content you want to share.
  10. Select the Options icon (Three parallel lines in the top left corner).
  11. Choose from Photos, Documents, or Web Page. 
  12. Find the content you want to display, and it will appear on the screen.  Please note, you are not able to display your device's home screen or anything other than Photos, Documents, or Web Pages.
  13. To disconnect, select the Disconnect option.

Conduct an Audio Check

To finish preparing your display, complete the following three step audio check.

  1. Check the AV Mute button on the toggle controls.  This should not be flashing.
  2. Set the Volume Control to an appropriate level (2 or 3 lights).
  3. Check the Amplifier, if available. It is located to the side of the podium, and has several volume knobs.  Make sure it is ON, and that the AUX is set to 10.

If you continue to have audio issues after completing these steps, please email the IT Service Desk, or call 519-748-5220 ext. 3444.

Active Learning Classrooms

How do I know if I have an Active Learning Classroom?

Currently, most rooms in the D wing are Active Learning Classrooms.  Check if you have an Active Learning Classroom by checking the Room Configuration app. 

These classrooms have a unique set up, which gives you a more touch-screen experience, and allows students to collaborate by projecting their devices onto the projector. 

The Podium

The touch screen controls in the Active Learning Classrooms have a similar layout, but different operation, to the toggle controls.​  Please note that one touch is usually sufficient to complete an action, though the icon may take a second to change.

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

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

  • WiFi Presents– Wireless Display.
  • Laptop - HDMI only (you may require an adapter for your personal laptop).
  • DVD/VCR
  • PC (connected to podium).
  • AV Mute – if lit, your display and audio are not displayed, but still running.

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

*Please note, it is currently not advised you display video resources using the Wireless Display.  Video content is best presented using the PC connected to the podium, as it offers a stronger Internet connection.

the podium - extron touch controls 

The Wireless Display

Please note that the Wireless Display (LAN), while innovative, has some limitations.  If the below applies to you, you should instead use the podium PC.

  • Displaying video or audio content.
  • Tasks which require exceptional download/upload speed.
  • Communication of sensitive information​.
  • The display device battery is low.

Moderating a Wireless Display Session

  1. ​To start, choose WiFi Presents​ as the source input on the touchscreen podium.​
  2. This will display the Wireless Display connection screen, including an IP Address, and Password Code. The students will use this to log in.
  3. Distribute this handy printable guide to your students or participants to get them connected to the Wireless Display.
  4. Use this downloadable moderation guide to sign in as moderator on the podium.
  5. Using their Condor IDs as idenitifers, choose which students will be projected, and what quadrant on the screen they will occupy.  You can display up to 4 students devices at the same time.

The Interactive Whiteboard

The Interactive Whiteboard in your room is an excellent resource for demonstration, and turns your projected screen into a touchable tablet-like experience.  To find out more about how to use this software, check out the software page on Easy Interactive Whiteboard software.

Need Help?

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