Denny 103

Location:Seats:Instructor's Computer: Student Computers:
Denny Win
Special Features: Laptop Connector; Media Controller; Multi-Region DVD/VCR; Visual Presenter;
Denny 103
instructor podium

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 front of the podium can be used to turn the projector on and off, select input sources, control the DVD/VCR unit, and set volume (the remote controls should only be needed in the event advanced functions are required). 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 is already illuminated) to restore function.

To turn the projector On or OFF
Use the projector 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 built-in PC
With the projector on, press the PC button on the MediaLink. Note that the volume is controlled both by the PC volume setting and the volume on the MediaLink.

To view a laptop
Connect the VGA cable located in the "well" on top of the podium top 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 you laptop to enable the external monitor function (may be marked "LCD/CRT" or with a monitor icon).

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 JVC remote) to control playback functions. If a cable TV channel is showing, press the TV/VCR button on the MediaLink to eliminate it. You must use the MediaLink to change between DVD and VCR functions, the buttons on the remote may not work as expected. The other functions on the remote work as described in the DVD/VCR manual. This unit will play DVDs from all regions of the world, however it will only play NTSC (US format) video tapes.

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 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 or the AUX button on the JVC remote 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 JVC remote to enter the channel number.

To control sound volume
Use the Volume control on the MediaLink. (The volume control on the projector remote has no effect).

 

Thank you,
The Staff of Library & Information Services