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Classroom Technology – Standard Rooms on Staunton Campus

These instructions apply to:

  • All classrooms in Carpenter Academic
  • PSC 101 & 105
  • GRA 105 &  501
  • Deming 108
  • PAC 213D
  • WEN 402
  • Richmond Classroom 2

STANDARD EXTRON PLATE

To use the classroom PC:

  1. Turn on the PC and log in.
  2. Using the Extron control panel on the wall next to the podium, turn on the projector. The On button will flash for 30 seconds while the projector is warming up. While the projector is warming up, it will not accept any input selections.
  3. When the projector is warmed up, select PC.
  4. The volume knob on the Extron control panel will control PC volume.

To use the Document Camera:

  1. Turn on the document camera with the flat slide button in the far right corner of the stage. It can be difficult to slide this button On.
  2. Using the Extron control panel on the wall next to the podium, turn on the projector. The On button will flash for 30 seconds while the projector is warming up. While the projector is warming up, it will not accept any selections.
  3. When the projector is warmed up, select Laptop/Doc Cam.
  4. If the image on the stage does not appear, repeatedly press the button marked Toggle For Laptop until the image appears.

To use a guest laptop with a VGA video connection:

  1. Turn on the document camera with the flat slide button in the far right corner of the stage. It can be difficult to slide this button On.
  2. Using the Extron control panel on the wall next to the podium, turn on the projector. The On button will flash for 30 seconds while the projector is warming up. While the projector is warming up, it will not accept any selections.
  3. When the projector is warmed up, select Laptop/Doc Cam.
  4. Plug the Laptop video cable into the matching VGA output on the laptop. Plug the Laptop Audio cable into the laptop’s headphone jack.
  5. If the laptop’s image does not appear, repeatedly press the button marked Toggle For Laptop on the document camera until the image appears.
  6. The volume knob on the Extron control panel will control PC volume.

To play a DVD or VHS tape:

  1. Turn on the DVD/VCR player and select which type of media you want to play with the button on the player’s front panel.
  2. Using the Extron control panel on the wall next to the podium, turn on the projector. The On button will flash for 30 seconds while the projector is warming up. While the projector is warming up, it will not accept any selections.
  3. When the projector is warmed up, select DVD/VCR.
  4. The volume knob on the Extron control panel will control movie volume.
  5. Note: we recommend playing DVDs with the computer. They look better.

 

If you are having trouble

–If you don’t see the picture you want to see, slowly press the correct input on the Extron control panel.

–if the screen is black but the projector and the source are on, press the Blank Screen button on the Extron control panel to turn off the picture mute.

–If you don’t hear anything but you are playing audio from the PC or laptop, check the computer’s volume setting by clicking on the small speaker icon in the lower right corner and raising the volume control. Check the volume control on the Extron control plate, to make sure it is turned up. If you are using a laptop, make sure that the Laptop Audio plug is pushed into the laptop’s headphone output. Loud buzzing usually means that it is plugged into the microphone jack instead.

– Because we have more sources than inputs available on the video projector, a laptop signal has to “loop” through the doc cam. The doc cam has to be turned on for the laptop’s picture to be visible.

–If you see the picture you want to see but it is a strange color like green or pink, a cable is partially plugged in. Check the cables to a laptop, the Doc Cam, and the wallplate, if there is one.

–If there are messages from the projector like Please Clean Filter, please let the OIT Help Desk know at x7075 or help@mbc.edu.