- Light Switches
- Internet Access
- Equipment Use Directions
- Basic Troubleshooting for CBLS
- Locking Up
- Additional Room Details
Location: Bottom floor of the Center for Biological Sciences Building. Through the main entrance down the first set of stairs on the left. (map)
TurningPoint Technologies Channel: Channel 1
Reserving this room:
Please submit your request for a classroom
Important Notes: Key Lock.
Janitorial staff unlocks these rooms in the morning.
If the room is locked at the time of class, please call Classroom Media Assistance in the Lower Level Library (LL4) at 401-874-4278.
Training is required for first-time users.
Light switches are located on the wall to the left of the white board in the alcove.
The switch plate controls the lights.
- Button #1 turns on all of the lights
- Button #2 dims the house lights, dims the stage lights and turns on the board lights.
- Button #3 turns the house Houselights on, no board or stage lights.
- Button #4 Theater (all off, except walkway)
- Off turns all lights off
- Dimmers (arrows at the bottom) increase or decrease the brightness in all light zones.
The last switch plate controls the shades, each shade has its own up or down control.
This classroom has a wired ethernet cable located in the cable corral of the podium for presenter use.
Each room also 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 know your password, please call the URI Help Desk at 401-874-4357.
CBLS 010 has the following equipment installed:
- Two installed, ceiling-mounted LCD projectors
- One, double length, wall mounted projector screen
- Laptop Video and Audio cables for the Instructor
- Document Camera with full hookup to main screen
- Wireless Microphone w/ provided 9v batteries
- Dual boot(Mac and Windows)installed desktop w/ keyboard and mouse
- Wireless Internet access
All Media equipment is located at the front of the room, and inside the Instructor Podium cabinet.
The Instructor Podium is secured by a combination lock. At this time, Classroom Media Assistance is not providing the code to unlock the podium. Please look for the instruction sheet posted on the podium in the room for immediate troubleshooting.
Once the system is powered on select a source. To use the installed computer select ‘Podium Computer’ as the source.
From this screen you can control all the aspects of the media in the classroom.
Other Equipment Directions
Fig. 1 Once you hook up the VGA Cable or HDMI Cable to the laptop, touch the VGA Laptop or “HDMI Laptop” icon to select your laptop as the viewing source. Click here for Laptop Setup instructions on hooking up a laptop to a VGA Cable.
Fig. 2 The Document Camera can be used by powering on the device on the side, and pressing the “Document Camera” button on the screen.
Fig. 3 To use the DVD player or VCR, select DVD/VCR and send to projector. Once selected, you must press the DVD or VCR button at the bottom of the page. When selected, the selected button will turn white.
The bottom controls the microphone volume for the wireless microphone system.
There are 2 Audio settings on the touchscreen panel that control the volume within this room. Each setting is located on left side of the screen and clearly labeled. One side controls the audio for the wireless microphone system, while the other controls the “Program Volume” which is whatever audio is coming out of your laptop, a DVD, a VHS, etc. To increase or decrease the volume simply press and hold either the up arrow or down arrow located above and below the audio bars.
The wireless lapel microphone is pre-set in the sound system.
The power switch is located on the top of the unit. There are no adjustments that an instructor needs to make to the pack.
Return the microphone to media drawer in podium.
Q: The Projector isn’t showing what I want it to, it just has a blue screen, what do I do?
A: First, make sure that you are using the correct source. If you are trying the display from your laptop, you first have to touch the “VGA Laptop” icon on the screen. If you are trying to use a DVD, push the DVD/VCR button. After the correct source is selected, be sure to send the source to the projectors. If this step is not completed you may see your source on the podium, however that source is not projecting to the classroom. Second, if trying to display a laptop or document camera image, make sure that the VGA cable is securely fastened.
Q: I don’t have sound! Help!
A: Don’t panic! Is the Program Volume set to “Mute”? Try pressing the mute button and see if the sound comes back. Maybe the sound volume itself isn’t high enough. Try turning up the volume using the steps outlines in Audio Adjustment above. Also, make sure that the media source that you are using sound from is that last source that was selected and sent to the projectors.
Q: The computer monitor on the podium is not displaying!
A: The Mac is probably turned off inside the podium. Open the podium-right side door. Locate the small silver Apple computer (approximately 5″ square). Look at the back where all the cables are connected. On the lower left corner is a small round on/off button, the button is not raised and can be difficult to locate. If the machine is on, the front of the unit will show a very small glowing white light. If the machine is off, depress the on/off button on the back. If the machine is on, check the VGS cable on the back and the mac adapter to make sure they have not come loose.
Q: My DVD isn’t working, how can I get it to play?
A: Make sure that you are using the correct format in the correct player. A Blu Ray DVD will NOT work in a normal DVD player, you have to use the Blu Ray Player. HD DVDs are NOT the same as Blu Ray. They will NOT work in either the Blu Ray player or the regular DVD Player. Otherwise, try cleaning your DVD with a paper towel by making slow circular motions from the center of the DVD outwards. Try playing your DVD again. If that still isn’t working, perhaps you aren’t on the correct setting. Make sure you have pressed the “DVD” or “BLU RAY” icon on the touch screen.
If you still need assistance please do not hesitate to call Classroom Media Assistance at 874-4278 either during your class for on the spot assistance, or after your class to ensure that all of your questions are answered so that your class may run smoothly next time.
Please Remember to:
- On the Switcher, press the “Power Display OFF” button to turn Off the projector.
- Remove your media and Power Off the media machine used. Power Off your laptop. Return cables to the floor box and/or media case.
- Power OFF microphone and return to Classroom Media Assistance Office in Chafee 217.
- Turn the classroom Lights OFF. Shut all Exterior Doors.
- Swipe-lock the main door using your URI ID card. 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!
reservation_contact Enrollment Services 874-2817
media_contact Classroom Media Assistance 874-4278
floor_level Ground Floor
disability Classroom, Ramp, Handrails
room_access Key, Electronic
wall_type Wood, Fabric, Sheet Rock
ceiling_type Drop Panel, Exposed, Sheet Rock, Paint
floor_type Wood, Carpet
screen_type Electric, 4:3
instructor_access Combination Lock
instructor_type Crestron Touch Screen
lighting_type Emergency, Audience, Instructor Area, Board
light_dimmers Stage Left
seating_type Tiered, Movable Chairs
controls_location Instructor Station
control_type Crestron Touch Screen
document_location Instructor Station
cd_dvd_location Instructor Station
vhs_location Instructor Station
speaker_locations Ceiling, Front
mic_type Gooseneck, Lavaliere, Handheld
mic_location Instructor Station
computer_system PC, Mac
computer_location Instructor Station