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Information Technology

Information Technology

Technology Guide for Durham TN121

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 (on wall behind lectern )
  • Laptop adapter cable for VGA  input
  • Document Camera
  • 2 Video projectors, 2 projection screens
  • Wireless bodypack microphone for use during lecture capture
  • Lecture Capture Video Recording System (Panopto) 
  • WiFi
  • Classroom sound system

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 it@trentu.ca

Lectern Components shown below:

  • House PC
  • Laptop adapter cable for VGA with 3.5 mini audio jack and power outlet in cable cubby
  • Monitor
  • Document Camera
  • Table top microphone
  • Telephone for calling technical support at extension 1010, option 4
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Storage drawer with wireless microphone and spare batteries. (A security peg is required to unlock microphone - they are available from Library staff in TN102)

Lectern with available available audio visual components

Starting a Presentation

To  begin using the room for a presentation, choose your desired input source  such as house PC, Laptop or Document Camera. If presenting from the PC insert your USB memory stick (if desired) and power on the PC 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 on the desktop.   Note; Mac users will need to bring the appropriate Apple adapter to connect with one of 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 (on wall behind lectern) such as PC, LAPTOP or DOC CAM.   If using the document camera, the power button and device controls can be found on the base of the camera.    Once your presentation is open and ready to share with the class, press PROJ ON  on the AV control panel  to start the projectors and lower the screens.

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 (on wall behind lectern)

Press PROJ ON to turn on video projectors and lower the screens.  

 Audio Visual control panel with display on off buttons and source select for PC, laptop, doc cam  and pic mute button


Using the In-room Video Camera for Lecture Capture

To start the video camera press Camera ON button. Use the other camera control buttons to change focus or view. Podium Zoom is recommended for recording the typical lecture scenario with instructor standing behind the podium. 

Login to the house PC and start the Panopto recording application on the desktop. You can verify the camera focus and view by looking at the viewing frame under Primary Source on the left side of the Panopto window .  Also, retrieve wireless microphone from podium storage drawer, switch ON beltpack and attach lapel microphone to your shirt in the frontal chest area. (Note: a security peg is required to unlock the wireless microphone beltpack  from  the lectern storage drawer. Pegs and spare microphone batteries  are available from library staff in TN102 )

Tap Auto Focus to reset camera to default focus if needed.

lecture capture camera controls

System Shutdown

When you are finished using the equipment in the room, log off the house PC and  press PROJ OFF on the control panel to turn off the projector and raise the screens. Also, press Camera OFF if lecture capture was used.

Turn off the wireless microphone and re-secure it in the lectern storage drawer and remove your security peg.

Also remember to remove personal USB memory sticks and turn off the document camera if used.

 Audio visual control panel with display on off buttons and source select buttons for PC and lap


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Last updated

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:15