Technology Guide for SC215
The technology in this room is equipped to support both local and video conference presentations. With in-room video cameras, student and speaker microphones, 3 video projectors, networked computer, laptop input adapter (HDMI) it can also be used for delivering webinars or virtual meetings using Zoom. Equipment available in the room:
- Local computer (DVD/CD) with TrentNet, Internet (Trent login ID required)
- Crestron touch screen control panel for AV control and content switching
- Laptop adapter cables for HDMI input
- 3 projection screens (HDCP compliant)
- Two camera Video Conference System (Compatible with Zoom)
- Wireless microphone for Instructor (for video conferencing)
- Table top microphones for students (for video conferencing)
- Document Camera
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lectern Components shown below:
- Audio Visual control touch panel
- Laptop adapter cable for HDMI and VGA with 3.5 mini audio jack
- Local PC and monitor
- Storage drawer with wireless microphone, spare batteries. Note: Security peg required to unlock microphone. Pegs are available from the IT Service Desk in Bata Library.
- Telephone for calling technical support at extension 1010, option 4
- Video Conference Monitor showing far end room
- Keyboard and mouse
- Document Camera
Getting Started with the AV Control Touch Panel
If the panel is dark simply tap the surface to wake it up. This is the first screen you should see upon waking the panel. Touch again to bring up the main menu. The center screen will lower and projector will come on. The Lectern PC is selected as the default content source for presentation.
Starting a Local Presentation
To prepare your presentation privately tap Projector Mute. Choose your desired source from the menu such as Lectern PC, Laptop or Document Camera. If using the Lectern PC , power on the computer in the rack and login with your Trent username and password. Insert your USB memory stick if presenting from a personal storage device. Optionally, present from a personal laptop by connecting to the HDMI cable. Start your laptop and open your presentation. Note for laptop users the optimal display resolution for presentation is 1280 x 800 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. When ready to present, tap Projector Mute to display your content to the class.
Starting a Video Conference or Zoom Session
To begin using the room for video conferencing, choose the desired Video Conference Preset:
Video Conference 2 Screens – choose this mode if you are the lecturer and wish to connect with remote participants. This will turn on the middle and right projectors and give control of camera adjustments, content source selection, and dialing. Use this mode if you are connecting to a Zoom meeting.
Video Conference 3 Sceens choose this mode if you are the lecturer and you are connecting with a remote class at UOIT. This will turn on all the projectors and allow control of the camera, content selection, and dialing.
Note; upon selecting a video conference preset you will see the following warning. The video conference system requires 4 minutes to load and become operational. The system will be unusable during this time.
A countdown timer will be displayed while loading.
Video Conference Mode
Once operational, the Video Conference Input/Camera page will appear allowing you to control the system
Camera Selection and Control: First select either Near camera or Far camera on the left sidebar. Once a camera is selected, you can pan or zoom or select a preset.
Sharing Content: In the content section you can select which Content source you would like to share with the participants. Tap Stop Content to stop sharing.
Audio: A wireless microphone is available in the lectern drawer for the speaker. Students in the class can use the button-activated tabletop microphones by pressing once to activate and once again to deactivate. To adjust volume the volume you hear, use the Volume buttons on the right.
When you are done your conference, please be sure to turn off the system by using the Shutdown button. Instructions for this button are on the last page below.
Use the dialing control to connect to another video conference system (enter ip address) or Dial Zoom Meeting to connect with Zoom.
Enter your Zoom Meeting ID and press Call to connect.
When you are finished in the room please press Shutdown to power off the projection system. Press Yes to confirm shutdown.
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