Dana 110

Building: 
Dana
Number/Name: 
110
Technology
Instructor's Computer: 
Dual
Layout
Setup Type: 
Lecture
Tracking
Display: 
0
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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 top of the 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. 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. 

About the Smart Podium
This unit allows you to draw over the computer image using the attached pen. There are many functions available, please refer to the manual provided for instructions. If not using these features, the button at the top of the unit with an arrow symbol should be lit for normal mouse function. If it is not, press that button to enable it. You can hide toolbar for the drawing tools by right clicking on the smart tools icon in the dock and selecting the hide option.
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 built-in Mac mini
The Mac mini computer is located in the end rack. If not on, press the power button marked "computer power" on the front. This computer is dual boot for MacOS or Windows. If not in the system you want, restart and select the appropriate icon when the screen comes up. With the projector on, press the MAC 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
If your computer has a HDMI port: plug in the HDMI cable on top of the desk and press the "HDMI" button on the media controller. In most cases it should not be necessary to connect the "mini" sound cable, the sound should work via the HDMI connection.
Otherwise: connect the VGA cable located on top of the desk 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 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 will not work as expected. The other functions on the remote work as described in the DVD/VCR manual..

To View Campus Cable TV: 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. Yoy may have to press this button several times to cycle into tuner 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 View the Document Camera (Visual Presenter):
With the projector on, press the "Doc Cam" button on the MediaLink.

To control sound volume
Use the Volume control on the MediaLink. (The volume control on the projector remote has no effect).  You may adjust the tone with the equalizer located in the end rack, however for normal use the equalizer sliders and the volume knobs can remain centered.

Auxiliary video/audio inputs:
Video and audio inputs are provided on a plate near the light switches for the connection of microscope cameras or other video/audio devices. You can connect to the "BNC" type connector for composite signals (an adapter to "RCA" style video connections is provided on this jack also - please replace after use of the "BNC" jack) or the "S-video" connection. Select this with the "aux video" button on the MediaLink. This button may need to be pressed another time to activate the BNC (button lights green) or S-video connection (button lights red). The audio jacks work with either connection.

Thank you,
The Staff of Library & Information Services