Dana 201

Building: 
Dana
Number/Name: 
201
Technology
Instructor's Computer: 
Mac
Layout
Setup Type: 
Classroom
Tracking
Display: 
0
Classroom Picture: 

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..

Basic instructions
The MediaLink controller on the instructor podium should be used to turn the projector on and off, select input sources, and set volume. Please DO NOT use the projector remote control for these functions. You can also blank the image with the "pic mute" button. If the image from the computer is cut off on the screen, press the "auto image" button and the projector should adjust it. Please note that in the event buttons are pressed with the projector off or the DVD/VCR mode is changed not using the MediaLink, the controller may "get out of sync" with the actual conditions. In most cases it is only necessary to press the appropriate button again on the MediaLink (even if it is already illuminated) to restore function. 

To turn the projector On or OFF
Use the Display ON and OFF buttons on the MediaLink. The projector takes 30 seconds to warm up (The button will flash while the projector is warming up or cooling down. Please do not press other buttons during this time).

To view the iMac
With the projector on, press the "PC" button on the MediaLink. Note that the volume is controlled both by the Mac volume setting and the volume on the MediaLink.

To view a laptop
Connect the VGA cable located on the top of the podium to the laptop VGA  jack. If using sound, connect the "mini" sound plug provided to the laptop headphone jack. With the projector ON, press the "laptop" button on the MediaLink. You may need to press a function key on your laptop to enable the external monitor function (may be marked "LCD/CRT" or with a monitor icon).

To View the Document Camera (Visual Presenter):
With the projector on, press the "Doc Cam" button on the MediaLink. This unit can also be used as a video camera with Skype. You will need to sign out a USB microphone from the media Center for sound pickup however.

To control sound volume
Use the Volume control on the MediaLink.

To Play & View a DVD, Videotape, or CD:

With the projector on, press the DVD or VCR button on the Media Link. Insert your CD, DVD, or video tape into the appropriate drawer or slot. Use the controls on the right side of the MediaLink (or the Lite-On remote) to control playback functions. If a cable TV channel is showing, press the TV/VCR button on the MediaLink to eliminate it This unit will play DVDs from all regions of the world, however it will only play NTSC (US format) video tapes.

To View Campus Cable TV: With the projector on, press the VCR button on the MediaLink. Then press the either the TV/VCR button on the MediaLink  repeatedly until you get to the cable mode. You can change channels by using the channel ("CH") up and down buttons or by using the keypad on the Lite-On remote to enter the channel number.

 

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

Thank you,
The Staff of Library & Information Services