Technology Guide for Durham SMARTBoard Rooms with Extron control
Applies to rooms: Durham TN105, TN106, TN107, TN109, TN110, TN114, TN124
The technology in this room supports local presentation and lecture capture with the following equipment:
- Local computer (DVD/CD) with TrentNet, Internet (Trent login ID required)
- Extron control panel for AV control and content switching
- Laptop adapter cable for VGA input
- 77 inch SMARTboard (Interactive whiteboard with video projector)
- Classroom speakers
Accessibility: If you require assistance with any of the equipment in the room please contact the Information Technology Service Desk by phoning 705 748-1010 or emailing email@example.com
SMARTboard Components shown below:
- Interactive whiteboard (SMARTboard)
- Speaker power and volume dial
- Digital pens and eraser
Lectern Components shown below:
- AV control panel
- Lectern PC
- Cubby for laptop adapter cable for VGA with 3.5 mini audio jack and power outlet
- Telephone for calling technical support at extension 1010, option 4
- Keyboard and mouse
- Storage drawer
Starting a Presentation
To begin using the room for a presentation, choose your desired input source such as Lectern PC or Laptop. If presenting from the PC insert your USB memory stick (if desired) and power on the PC(2) in the rack and login with your Trent username and password and open your presentation. Optionally, present from a personal laptop by connecting to the adapter cable in the cubby (3). Note; Mac users will need to bring the appropriate Apple adapter to connect with the lectern adapter if they do not have an onboard VGA port. Select your input source by pressing one of the labelled buttons on the AV control panel (below); PC or LAPTOP. Once your presentation is open and ready to share with the class, press DISPLAY ON on the AV Control panel to start the projector. The SMARTboard will also turn on enabling touch recognition and digital pens for use on the board.
To adjust audio volume during a local presentation, simply turn the VOLUME dial up or down as desired.
Temporarily cancel video projection to the class by pressing PIC MUTE. Press again to re-enable.
Getting Started with the AV Control Panel
Press DISPLAY ON to turn video projector and lower the screen.
When you are finished using the equipment in the room, log off the lectern PC and press DISPLAY OFF on the control panel to turn off the projector and raise the screen.
Also remember to remove personal USB memory sticks and disconnect laptop if used.
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