- Electronic Access
- Light Switches
- Internet Access
- Equipment Directions
- Locking Up Procedures
- Additional Room Details
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Reserving this room:
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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 email@example.com.
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.
Chafee 251 has the following equipment installed:
- A ceiling-mounted LCD projector
- A projection screen
- Two 42-inch LCD Televisions
- A Mac Mini computer for presentation during class
- Laptop Video and Audio cables for the Instructor to bring in his/her own laptop
- Audio-visual equipment rack with DVD and VCR player
- Wireless Internet access
NOMAD LCD Displays
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.
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.
To use your laptop follow the following steps:
- If you will be using a Mac laptop without an HDMI port,make sure you have your adapter to connect to VGA or HDMI
- Connect the podium’s VGA cable to your laptop.
- If you are using a VGA cable to connect to the system, you will also need to connect audio, if you plan to use audio. Simply, connect the audio cable into your laptop’s headphone jack.
- 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.
- Touch the instructor control screen to bring it to the default screen
- If the touchscreen was already at the default because it was used recently, you will not need this step.
- Touch the flat screen again to bring up the equipment controls.
- Select either VGA or HDM source.
- The projection screen will automatically lower when any source is selected.
Projecting from a Mobile Device Using AirMedia
USING A LAPTOP
- 1. On the instructor touchscreen, select AirMedia as the source for the room displays.
- 2. Once the flat screen displays the AirMedia web address and code, open a browser, navigate to that website, download and run the application installer.
- The application must be installed on each use because it is frequently updated by the manufacturer.
- 3. Once the AirMedia application is installed, open it.
- 4. When prompted, type the four-digit code displayed on the screen into the application.
To relinquish control of the screen to a student or guest in the classroom,
- Select the menu icon from the right side of the AirMedia application (the icon looks like a page and is directly underneath the X to close the program)
- From the menu, choose EXIT
- The AIrMedia start screen will then appear with the IP address and a new four-digit code for someone else to initiate control of the imgae.
You can also share the display by dividing it into quadrants for projection:
- First, select the menu icon from the right side of the AirMedia application.
- From the menu, choose QUADRANT.
- Choose which portion of the screen where you wants to project an image.
- Other people can now join the display with their laptop, smartphone or tablet by:
- -Downloading the application from the website on the screen
- -Installing the application
- -Opening the application when installed
- -Furnishing the code from the display
- -Choosing their display quadrant from the menu (which appears as a page icon on the right side of the application).
USING A SMARTPHONE OR TABLET
To connect to the flatscreen using AirMedia and a smartphone or tablet, you must first navigate to the App Store for your device, and then download the AirMedia App. This will have to be done every session as the App is updated frequently. Luckily, downloading and installing the App is very fast!
Once you have installed the App, open it. On the Instructor Touchscreen, select the Podium AirMedia as shown in the image on the right.
The monitor will now display an IP address and code.
Put the IP Address in where prompted by the App, then enter the code. You will now be connected to the screen.
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.
5. If the LCD displays are either not 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 ‘power-save’ mode that cannot be overridden by the podium. We have changed the system defaults to bypass the ‘power-save’ 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.
6. If your laptop image does not appear on the screen, 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.”
- 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 the frontline for room security, especially to protect against theft between classes, please lock up!
reservation_contact Enrollment Services, 874-2817
media_contact CMA Chafee (ITMS Front Desk), 874-2148
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room_width 25 feet
room_length 22 feet 9 inches
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board_width 9 feet 10 inches
board_height 3 feet 10 inches
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screen_type electric, traditional format 4:3
lighting_type audience area
light_switches near door
seating_type movable chairs, movable tables
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mic_location instructor station
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