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
  • WiFi

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

Sc215 room view front of class with 3 projection screens and podium and student desktop microphones

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

sc215 lectern components including Local computer, audio visual control touch panel, document camera, video conference confidence monitor, monitor for local computer, location of wireless microphone, monitor for local computer, power outlet, keyboard, mouse and laptop ada;pter cable

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.

sc215 av control begin menu

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. 

sc215 av control main menu

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.

sc215 main menu video converence selection

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.

sc215 video conference four minute startup warning

A countdown timer will be displayed while loading.

sc215 video conference loading count down timer

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.

sc215 av control videconference menu

Use the dialing control to connect to another video conference system (enter ip address) or Dial Zoom Meeting to connect with Zoom.

sc215 video conference dial control menu

Enter your Zoom Meeting ID and press Call to connect.

sc215 video conference zoom meeting dial key pad

When you are finished in the room please press Shutdown to power off the projection system. Press Yes to confirm shutdown.

sc215 shutdown confirmation prompt

Eligibility

  • Students
  • Staff
  • Faculty

Service category

  • Teaching & Learning Tools

Last updated

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:13