Denny 317

Location:Seats:Instructor's Computer: Student Computers:
Denny 84 Win
Special Features: DVD/VCR; Laptop Connector; Media Controller; Wireless Projection;
Denny 317
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 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 You can also temporarily blank the image with the "pic mute" button and the sound with the "audio 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.
Please be sure to press the "off" button on the mediaLink when done to conserve energy and lamp life. Do not leave it in picture mute when leaving.

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
If the computer image is not showing on the monitor, check that its power button is on and that the Dell computer in the rack is powered on with its power button. 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
If your computer has a HDMI port: plug in the HDMI cable on top of the podium and press the "Laptop 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 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 VGA" 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.

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 (you may need to do this several times to get to TV 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.

Wireless Projection:
This room has the capability to project wirelessly with the installation of software on your device. Laptops can fully mirror the screen while Android and IOS devices can send images but do not do not mirror the device screen. Please contact the helpdesk to get set up to use this feature.

Microphones:
This room is equippped with a wired microphone and wireless microphone capability. The wired micriphone is always available for use. You can obtain the transmiiter for the wirless from the departmental  offices on the second floor of Denny in advance of your event (both a handheld and clip on type mic are available but only one can be used at a time). These are controlled by their respective volume control and mute button on the media controller (button should be green to use, red when not in use). In addition there is a mute button on the wired mic which needs to be on to use (light on mic should be green). Use care in adjusting volumes, setting too high will cause loud "feedback".

To control sound volume
Use the Volume control on the left side of the MediaLink to control media sources. (The volume control on the projector remote has no effect).

Thank you,
The Staff of Library & Information Services