Individual Classroom Technology Guide

 

Adapters and cables can be checked out from the IT Help Desk in order to connect a personal laptop to a projector, computer, or Mobile Presentation Unit (MPU) in any of Classrooms.

Please do not unplug adapters/cables from classroom iMacs - there should be separate cables for personal laptops (labeled “Guest Computer”)

 

Dry Classroom:

  • An Epson projector is available facing the screen wall, and is powered on with a grey Epson remote.
    • An iMac is available for use with the projector.
    • A switch box within the iMac podium also allows for use of the projector via personal laptop connection. Mac laptop setup requires a simple VGA to mini DisplayPort adapter. PC setup generally requires a VGA to HDMI converter, which may not work on all computers.
  • VISIO TV is also available on the opposite wall, and is powered on by pressing and holding the power button located on the back in the bottom left corner, or with a remote checked out from the IT Help Desk.
    • To change the input of the TV, press the power button repeatedly to cycle through input menu options, or using the input button on the checked out VISIO remote.
    • The TV can be used with a personal laptop via an HDMI connection. The port for the HDMI cable is located on the wall directly below the TV. (Most PC's will have direct HDMI ports, while MAC's will need an HDMI to mini DisplayPort adapter).
    • The TV is also connected to and can be used with a Mac Mini. A designated mouse and keyboard for the Mac Mini will need to be requested/checked out from the IT Help Desk.
    • The TV is also a touchscreen, which will only work when connected to the Mac mini.
    • The TV’s speakers will only work with a personal laptop when the computer is connected via HDMI port. Volume must be adjusted on the TV with the VISIO remote, not on the user’s computer.

 

Group Study Room:

  • One projector is available for use, facing the screen in the back corner.
    • The projector is only accessible via personal computer, which connects with an HDMI cord in either of two available wall ports - one next to the screen, one on the back wall.
    • Only one port may be used at a time.
  • A Cisco Mobile Presentation Unit (MPU) is available for use.
    • You can share your computer screen with the HDMI cable, or use the MPU to join Zoom meetings with its integrated camera and microphone system.

 

Seminar Room:

  • Two projectors are available for use in the seminar room through a Macbook located on the podium:
    • An Epson projector facing the screen
      • Turn it on with an Epson remote pointed from the podium (it could take a while to warm up once powered on).
      • Connect with an HDMI cable (with HDMI to mini DisplayPort adapter) plugged in to the left port on the podium.
    • An NBC projector facing the sidewall
      • Power on with a remote pointed from the side of the room.
      • Connect with a VGA cable (with VGA to mini DisplayPort adapter) plugged in to the right port on the podium.
  • A Macbook connected to the projectors is located on the podium and should be powered on or woken up.
    • **Use of a personal computer instead of the Macbook is allowed with the aid of IT Help Desk staff for proper setup and adapters.**
    • An audio cable protrudes from the podium for audio connection on the side of the Mackbook.
  • Audio is enabled and controlled with an amp from the A/V control room located in the back of the seminar room. The A/V room can also be used to stream and record presentations.
    • **This room is kept locked, and requires assistance from the IT Help Desk staff for entry.

 

Student Conference Room:

  • A single Epson projector is available for use, facing the screen.
    • The projector can be used only with a personal laptop via VGA connection.
    • **Currently, use of this projector requires setup assistance from IT Help Desk staff. Please submit an iTicket if you wish to use the projector.**
  • A Cisco Mobile Presentation Unit (MPU) is available for use.
    • You can share your computer screen with the HDMI cable, or use the MPU to join Zoom meetings with its integrated camera and microphone system.

 

Think Tank:

  • Two Epson projectors are available for use with a personal computer, both facing the opposite wall of the TV.
    • An HDMI wall port is located underneath each Epson projector for connection via an HDMI cord.
    • Projector 1 must be turned on manually. Projector 2 can be turned on with either the grey Epson remote, or manually.
    • Volume level must be adjusted with the remote.
  • VISIO TV is also available on the opposite wall, and is powered on by pressing the power button located on the back in the bottom left corner, or with a remote checked out from the IT Help Desk.
    • To change the input of the TV, press the input button near the power button, or using the input button on the checked out VISIO remote.
    • The TV can be used with a personal laptop via an HDMI connection. The port for the HDMI cable is located on the wall directly below the TV. (Most PC's will have direct HDMI ports, while MAC's will need an HDMI to mini DisplayPort adapter).
    • The TV is also connected to and can be used with a Mac Mini. A designated mouse and keyboard for the Mac Mini will need to be requested/checked out from the IT Help Desk.
    • The TV is also a touchscreen, which will only work when connected to the Mac mini.
    • The TV’s speakers will only work with a personal laptop when the computer is connected via HDMI port. Volume must be adjusted on the TV with the VISIO remote, not on the user’s computer.
    • Wireless connectors are available for use with the TV and have components that plug into the back of the TV as well as the USB port on your personal computer.
  • A conference phone is available and it connects to the front wall port.
 

Oceanography Classroom:

  • Two projectors are available in the oceanography classroom:
    • Projector 1 is located close to the white board, facing the white board, and is powered on with a grey Epson remote.
    • Projector 2 is hung from the center of the room, facing the screen, and is powered on with a grey Epson remote.
  • An iMac is available for use with both projectors.
    • Projector 1 connects via an HDMI cable plugged in to a wall port to the right of the iMac, labeled Projector 1.
      • **If you would like to connect the iMac to projector 1, please ask IT Help Desk staff for assistance with setup.**
      • A personal laptop can also be used via direct connection with the HDMI cable (may require an HDMI adapter).
    • Projector 2 connects via a VGA cable plugged into a wall port also to the right of the iMac, labeled Projector 2.
      • A switch box next to the iMac also allows for easy use of projector 2 with both the iMac or a personal laptop connection.
  • An audio cable is connected to the iMac and volume is adjusted with the grey Epson remote.
 

Wet Classroom:

  • Two projectors are available for use in the wet classroom:
    • The Optoma projector is facing the screen and is powered on with its associated remote.
    • The Epson projector is to the left of the screen, facing the white board and is powered on using the Epson remote.
  • An iMac is available for use with both projectors.
    • The Optoma projector is connected via VGA cable.
      • A switch box is also available for use of the Optoma projector with both the iMac and a personal computer (An adapter will likely be needed for personal connection).
    • The Epson projector is connected via HDMI cable (this projector can only be connected to either the iMac or a personal computer at once).