Alden Room

Location:Seats:Instructor's Computer: Student Computers:
Waidner-Spahr Library 24 6 Mac
Special Features:
Alden Room

Welcome to Your Smart Classroom!
The Smart protocol for classroom technology is designed to make using computer, video, CD, and DVD playing as easy as possible. Please, do not hesitate to address questions about the Smart classrooms to Library & Information Services. We can be contacted via E-mail (helpdesk@dickinson.edu), telephone (x1000), or by visiting the Help Desk on the lower level of the Waidner-Spahr Library.

 

Remote Controls for Equipment
Sanyo Projector Sound Control

To Turn on the Video Projector:
Find the remote for the Sanyo projector (see image above). To turn the projector on, point the remote at the front of the projector and push the pink "On-Off" button. Do not adjust the sound volume on the projector remote; use the sound system control (see below). To turn the projector off, push the pink "On-Off" button on the remote. At the "Power off?" prompt, press the pink "On-Off" button again.  The projector fan will continue to run until the unit is cooled down; it will shut down automatically.
Note: the slide switch at the bottom of the Sanyo Remote must be "on" for it to function.

To Turn on & View the Instructor's Computer (corner workstation to the right of the door):
To use the computer, you will need to press the power button on the back of the iMac if it is not already on. To project the computer screen, with the projector on, press the "computer" button on the Sanyo remote to select "computer 1(analog) " input [do not select the computer 1(digital)" input].

To Connect & View a Laptop:
Locate the VGA cable on top of the table (marked "laptop") and connect to the VGA jack on your computer. To project, press the "computer" button on the Sanyo remote until "computer 2" is selected. You may need to press a key along with "function" on your PC laptop to enable enable external monitor output (this varies with brand, look for "lcd/crt" or a monitor symbol on the key).

If your computer image is cut off on the screen: Press the "Auto PC" button on the Sanyo remote. This should correct the image after a few seconds.

To Play & View a DVD or CD:
Use the iMac for this function. The disc goes into a slot on the right hand side of the iMac.

To Control the Sound Level:
You can control the sound for the computer using the room's sound system. The sound system controller (see image above) is attached to the desktop. To turn the sound system on, turn the knob clockwise. You can adjust the sound level by turning the knob clockwise or counter-clockwise. Be aware. The volume controls on the computer interact with those of the sound system, so adjusting the volume on the computer will change the level of sound from the sound system as well. To turn the sound system off, turn the knob counter-clockwise until it clicks.

Please, turn off all of the equipment before you leave the room.

Thank you,
The Staff of Library & Information Services