Technology Guide for BL105.5
This room is equipped to support studio-based computer recordings (Panopto) for online course content and other presentations. With in-room video cameras and a microphone it can also be used for delivering webinars or virtual meetings using Zoom.
Technology Components Shown Below:
- Local Computer with Panopto recorder (under desk to the right)
- Handheld Remote control for Sharp LCD display
- 70 inch Sharp LCD display
- Desktop monitor
- Webcam 1 with integrated microphone
- Webcam 2 with integrated microphone
- Desktop speaker
- Wireless keyboard and mouse
- Laptop adapter cable (HDMI)
Starting a Presentation
To present using the room computer, power on the computer (1) under the desk, and login with your Trent username and password.
To present from a portable device, connect your device to the HDMI cable available on the desk. The optimal display resolution for presentation is 1920 x 1080 which can be set through your desktop properties (Windows) or System Preferences (Mac). Note: Mac users will need to bring the appropriate Apple adapter to connect to the system.
To show your presentation on the room display (3), turn on the room display (3) using the SHARP remote control (2) and press Power. If you are presenting from the room computer, ensure that SHARP input is set to HDMI 1 using the remote control. For portable devices, ensure the SHARP input is set to HDMI 2.
To adjust audio volume during a presentation, use the volume dial on the front of the right desktop speaker.
Starting Panopto Lecture Capture Recording System
Panopto is a Windows based audio video recorder which records desktop presentations such as PowerPoint or Prezi along with (optionally) recording video of the presenter at the same.
To start the Panopto recorder, first login to the house computer with your Trent username and password.
Once the Windows desktop has opened double-click the Panopto icon to start the recorder. You will then be presented with a login prompt so you can access the Panopto host.
On the first Panopto login, enter your myTrent username and password on the myTrent login prompt which follows.
The recorder window will open the Create New Recording page.
Use the large pull-down arrow on the right to find and select your recordings destination folder where your video will be saved. Usually a folder is provisioned by the Panopto administrator (IT) for the course your teaching giving you "Creator" rights to that folder.
Under Primary Source on the left, select Logictech HD Pro Webcam for Video:, and Microphone(HD Pro Webcam) for Audio:, and Quality is Standard
Make sure you have a good audio level by speaking a few test phrases into the microphone (in webcam on monitor) before you proceed. The audio level is indicated by the coloured vertical gauge under Primary Source.
If you are presenting with PowerPoint, under Secondary Sources check Capture PowerPoint and uncheck Capture Main Screen. Then click Open a Presentation button in the center to navigate to and open your PowerPoint file and begin presenting. The recorder will also start automatically in the background silently recording your audio and video (PowerPoint) content. If you are not using PowerPoint, check Capture Main Screen and uncheck Capture PowerPoint. With this setting all onscreen activity on the desktop and your voice will be recorded once you click the Record button in the upper left.
When you are finished recording, return to the recorder window and click Stop in the upper left.
A prompt will appear advising that your recording has completed. Click Upload to proceed or Delete and record again if you wish to re-record.
You will be taken to the Manage Recordings tab. Wait for Upload Progress to fully complete before closing the recorder and logging off the computer.
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