- Electronic Access
- Light Switches
- Internet Access
- Directions for Use
- Locking Up Procedures
- Additional Room Details
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Reserving this room:
Please submit your request for a classroom
Important Notes: Card Activation
This room is equipped with electronic access (a card-swipe lock). The electronic mechanism locks and unlocks with a swipe of an authorized URI ID card.
To unlock the door, swipe the ID card with the magnetic strip inside the sliding mechanism, and your picture facing to the left as shown in the picture at the right. To lock the door, repeat this process.
- A steady green light indicates the door is unlocked.
- A red light indicates the door is locked.
Faculty assigned to teach in classrooms with electronic access should be automatically entered prior to the start of the semester, or 24 hours before a special event. To be safe, be sure to test your card at least 1 business day prior to your first class meeting.
If your card does not work, contact Facilities Services Access Control Office at 874- 4577, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The light switches are located adjacent to the door as you enter the classroom on the wall. These lights control the lighting for the entire classroom.
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 know your password, please call the URI Help Desk at 401-874-4357.
The digital media is housed within the presenter podium.
The Active Learning Lite (ALL) podium contains the following resources for presenter use:
Digital Media Switcher
The touch-screen based Switcher controls both the signal from media equipment to the projector, and the functions of the DVD player.
PROJECTOR NOTES :
The document camera can project images of either an opaque piece of paper or a transparency sheet.
Controls for the document camera can be accessed from the room media control at the teacher’s station. Simply fold the arm up to power on the document camera.
To turn on the DVD Player, press the “Power” button on the upper left hand side of the unit. Insert the DVD by pressing the button next to the drive to open the player, and close it using the same button after inserting the DVD.
The Instructor Podium is secured by a combination lock.
A training session will be required before access is granted if the presenter has not already been trained.
To use your laptop follow the following steps
Fig 1. If you have a Mac make sure you have your adapter!
Fig 3. If you are using audio, connect the audio cable into your laptop’s headphone jack.
Fig 4. It is recommended you connect the ethernet cable and use the wired connection if you plan on showing Youtube videos or any other streaming media.
Fig 5. Laptop connected to VGA, audio, and ethernet.
Fig 6. Touch the screen to start.
Fig 7. Select “Presentation”.
Fig 8. Make sure the source is set to “Laptop”.
When using another source, such as DVD player, select the input for that source on the left hand touch screen menu.
1. The most common issue in these rooms is the Mac computer being turned off.
If it has been turned off, you need to open the podium and turn it back on using the switch (button) on the back left side of the Mac mini.
It should be restarted after each class. If you find it on the Mac side and want to use Windows, pull down the Apple menu in the upper left corner and select “Log Off.” Once the account is logged out, you will have the option to choose the Windows boot.
2. If the ethernet is not working at the podium, the most likely issue is that the cable has been disconnected from the port. The cable for the ethernet is shorter than the coil that contains the other cables/wiring. So if a faculty member moves the podium more than a foot in away from the wall the ethernet jack comes unplugged. To troubleshoot, just follow the cable coil from the base of the podium to the wall and check if the cable is unplugged from the jack.
3. Reminder: The touch screen controls work only for the equipment suite (projector, flatscreens, projection screen, source selection. If you are using the Mac or Windows operating systems on the mac mini in the podium, you need to use the keyboard and mouse to interface with the computer.
4. If there is no sound/audio, on the rack, on the very last row on the bottom there is a “Stewart Audio Compact Series” Tray. Press the power button, to the left of the red light, and then press the power button again. This also works if you are seeing MUTE on the green screen within the rack. Otherwise, check if the volume on the touchscreen.
If you are assigned to a NOMAD room and come into the classroom to find that the LCD TVs are not either turning on from the Touch-panel display or will not wake from sleep mode, please contact the lab attendant in Chafee 217 (if after hours, call CMA in the Library, 874-4278) and they can reset the LCD displays. These displays can go into a powersave mode that cannot be overridden by the podium. We have changed the system defaults to bypass the powersave mode, but if there was a power outage to the panels, the defaults will have been restored and the displays will need to be reconfigured.
Connecting a Laptop Help
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)
Please Remember to:
- Remove your media and Restart the media machine used. Power Off your laptop. Return cables to the media case.
- Press the “System Off” button in the upper right hand corner of the touch screen. When it asks “Are you sure?” press “Yes”. The screen will go up, and the projector will turn off.
- Turn the classroom Lights OFF. Shut all Exterior Doors.
- Swipe-lock the main door using your URI ID card. The card-reader light will remain red 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 CMA Chafee (ITMS Front Desk), 874-2148
room_access electronic card access
room_width 27.5 feet
room_length 31 feet
room_height 9 feet
ceiling_type drop ceiling
board_location front, sides, rear
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board_height front: 4.5 ft
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light_switches front, near doors
seating_type moveable chairs, moveable tables
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control_type Crestron touch screen
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