This room is equipped with electronic access (a card-swipe lock). Test your card at least one business day prior to your first class meeting.
If your card does not work, contact Pat Egan, 4-4330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Light switches are located to your immediate right upon entering the room.
Each room has at least one active ethernet port for use with the internet. The port will be marked with a yellow dot. There should be an ethernet cable in the rack drawer to use with the port. If you find one is missing, please call Classroom Media Assistance at 874-4278.
If you are unable to get online using the wired port, or if you prefer, all rooms also have wireless internet access. If you have not used wireless access in the past, please be sure to test out your laptop before class starts. Some manufacturers have special programs or settings that control wireless, or your machine may have a physical button that needs to be selected.
If you have never used your laptop on the URI network, you will be asked to download and install and electronic policy key. You probably don’t want to do this during class time as it can be time consuming, so connect your laptop in your office first and get this step out of the way.
To authenticate with the policy site: – Use your URI eCampus username – With your Sakai/wireless password.
If you don’t remember this password, please call the URI Help Desk at 401-874-4357.
The Projector screen is located at the front of the classroom, to move screen up or down use switch that is located in the front of the classroom, to the left of the light switch. (Shown at the left)
The projector is located on the ceiling in the middle of the class room. Do not operate manually– use the switcher located at the teacher’s station. (Shown at the right)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please, do not try to Power On/Off the projector prior to the 2-minute warm-up and/or cool down cycle.
The Projector and all inputs are all controlled from the computer located at the front of the classroom with a program calledProjector Control.
1. First locate the icon on the computer named Projector Control and double click it.
2. A Window will then appear with several “buttons” you will then have to click the power button that is located under display, this will turn the projector on.
3. After the projector has warmed up you can now pick which source you wish to display, by clicking one of the following buttons
4. PC1 is used to display what ever is on that specific computer. PC2 is used to display what ever is on the Document Camera
1. Connect the VGA or HDMI cable to the laptop. 2. Connect the audio cable to the laptop. This step only applies when using the VGA cable, which has the separate audio portion. It is a small, single-pronged cable attached to the main VGA cable. When using HDMI, that is the only cable you must plug in for both audio and video. Both components are included in the one single cable. 3. Turn the laptop on. The startup screen should appear on the laptop and the projector screen after several seconds.** 4. Select source # … on the switcher.
Notes: If a video cable adapter is needed (i.e. VGA to DVI or Mini-DVI), contact Classroom Media Assistance. If an image does not appear, try using the function key for display selection (i.e. Fn + F8). When using a Mac, go to
System Preferences (under the Apple Menu in the upper left), select the Displays pane, and click on “Detect Displays.”
In a 4:3 environment: Your laptop’s output must be set properly to be used with this system: Resolution: 1024 x 768 Refresh Rate: 60 Hz.
In a 16:10 environment:Your laptop’s output must be set properly to be used with this system: Resolution: 1280 x 800 resolution
Make sure the video output is active (e.g. Function + F8, or similar command)
The Document Camera will automatically power on when the arm is raised into position. To project the image, you must open the program ‘Projector Control’ on the room computer and change the input to PC2. This will display whatever is on the Document Camera.
Connect the VCR to the projector by clicking the VID2 button on the Control Program. Insert your videotape into the VCR located above the controller in the audio-visual closet. The VCR will turn on if it is not already on.
To PLAY the tape press the PLAY button located on the VCR.
To REWIND the tape turn the large dial on the VCR counterclockwise ½ a turn.
To FORWARD the tape turn the large dial on the VCR clockwise ½ a turn.
The VOLUME/AUDIO is located on the Extron controller. See Fig. 4.
If the VCR does not connect to the projector (the screen remains blue): 1. Make sure the green indicator light located next to the VID2 button is on. 2. Press and hold the VID2 button for 3 seconds. Release the button and press it again. See Fig. 4.
Common problems you may find while in this class are usually quite easy to fix. If whatever you are trying to display (visual or audio) does not display . . .
1. Try switching the input using Projector Control on the computer.
2. Check to see if all cables are connected to your sources.
3. restarting the entire system.
If there is a problem that you feel as though you can not handle, pleas don’t hesitate to call CMA 874-4278
1. On the Switcher, press the “System OFF” button to turn Off the projector. 2. Remove your media and Power Off the media machine used. Power Off your laptop. Return cables to the floor box and/or media case. 3. Lock up Digital Media Equipment. 4. Turn the classroom Lights OFF. Shut all Exterior Doors. 5. Swipe-lock the main door using your URI ID. The card reader light will blink green when in locked mode.
Ask students waiting for the next class to remain outside the classroom until their instructor arrives.
As the Instructor, you are responsible for the room’s security during your class time, so please lock up!
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