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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..

To Project the Computer, TV, a DVD, or a VHS Cassette:
Uae the Epson remote to control projector functions. To turn the projector on, point the Epson remote at the projection screen and push the  "On" button. You will need to wait for about 30 seconds for it to warm up. Do not adjust the sound volume on the projector remote; use the sound system control (see below).  To turn the projector off, push the "Standby" button on the remote.

To Use the Computer:
To use the computer, you may need to press the power button on the back of the iMac if not already on. To project the computer screen, with the projector on, press the "computer" button on the Epson remote.

To Connect & View a Laptop:

Locate the VGA cable on top of the cart  and connect to the VGA jack on your computer. To project, press the "BNC" button on the Epson remote 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).

To Play & View a DVD, Videotape, or CD: 
If the DVD/VCR is not already ON, first turn it on with its power button. With the projector on, press the "video" button on the Epson remote. Insert your CD, DVD, or cassette into the appropriate drawer or slot and press the "Play" button on the JVC remote. You may need to select the appropriate mode with the DVD or VCR buttons. If a TV channel is showing, you can eliminate it by pressing the "AUX" button on the JVC remote. To eject your disc or cassette, press the "Open/Close" button.
Note: This unit will play DVD's from all regions of the world. It will only play NTSC (US format) VHS tapes however.

To View Campus Cable TV: With the projector on, press the "video" button on the Epson Remote . You may need to pressthe "AUX" button on the JVC remote several times to select the tuner mode.You can change channels by using the channel up and down buttons in the middle area of the remote (not the ones in the upper right area) or by using the keypad on the JVC remote to enter the channel number. Please press the "AUX" button on the JVC remote when done to turn off the cable TV for other users.

To Control the Sound Level:
You can control the sound for either the computer or the VCR using the room's sound system. The sound system controller is attached to the base of the iMac. 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