Multimedia Classrooms - Displaying your laptop

How to display your laptop on the multimedia systems in our classrooms:

You can display your personal laptop on the projector through our multimedia system. In order to do so you will need to follow the steps outlined below.

There are a few restrictions on what can be connected, entirely dependant on what kind of display connector your laptop has. In all of our classrooms you can connect the VGA cable from the desk to your laptop, and in some of out newer classrooms you have the choice between the HDMI cable and the VGA cable. You will also notice that there is an audio cable you will need to connect to your laptops headphone jack in order to play sound through the classroom speakers when using the VGA cable.

 

Here are some images to highlight what was said above about the cables to connect your laptop.

In red you will see the HDMI cable, in blue the audio cable and in green, the VGA cable.

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In our classrooms with both HDMI and VGA available, you will have to make a choice on the touch panel for which one you are using once you have selected that you are using your laptop (explained below).

Note: If you have an Apple laptop, you will most likely need a MiniDisplay port to VGA adapter to connect it to our systems.

 

Displaying the laptop on the projector:

There are a few different kinds of user interfaces deployed throughout campus, however they are similar to one another.

General classroom with newer touch panel models:

To project your laptop, after plugging it in, you must tap on the touch panel screen where is says “Touch to begin”. Then select the laptop option located on the left hand side of the screen.

750 Select Page - Laptop

Once the system has warmed up, you will be able to see your laptop on the projector screen.

To Turn off the system once you are done, please make sure to tap the off button located on the top right of the touch panel. You will then be asked if you are sure you want to turn off the system. Please remember to tap “Yes” to complete the shutdown.

General classroom with older touch panel model:

To project your laptop, you must connect the device and tap on the touch panel screen where is says “Touch to begin”. Then you will need to select the laptop option as circled in the image below.

6L Select Page - Laptop

Once the system has warmed up, you will be able to see your laptop on the projector screen.

To turn off the system once you are done, please make sure to press the button located on the bottom right of the touch panel (not the screen). You will then be asked if you are sure you want to turn off the system. Again, please remember to tap on “Yes”.

BWH:

To project your laptop, you must tap on the touch panel screen where is says “Touch to begin”. With this touch panel, you will notice that the screen is mirrored to represent the two systems in that room. You can have both systems displaying your laptop, or just one, or have your laptop displayed on one and something else showing on the other. The choice is yours! You will then have to click on the corresponding laptop button for the system or systems you would like to display your laptop on. The laptop buttons can be seen in the image below, circled in red.

BWH Main Page - Laptop

Once the system has warmed up, you will be able to see your laptop on the projector screen(s).

To turn off the system once you are done,  please make sure to tap the off button on the top right of the touch panel. You will then be asked if you are sure you want to turn off the system. This will appear over both system A and B. Please ensure that you select “Yes” on both of the systems.

Bandeen: 

Bandeen has two touch panels, one on the stage and one in the booth. Both work exactly the same way and can control the system simultaneously, therefore it might be best to use just one or the other. To project your laptop, you must tap on the touch panel screen where is says “Touch to begin”. Then you will need to select the laptop option located in the list on the left of the screen. The page is setup the same way as the newer touch panel screen located higher up on this page. Once the system has warmed up, you will be able to see your laptop on the projector screen.

To turn off this system once you are done,  please make sure to tap the off button on the top right corner of either of the touch panels. You will then be asked if you are sure you want to turn off the system and, as before, please tap on “Yes”.

N312:

N312 is a special classroom that can connect with the system in N313. Therefore you will need to be careful when turning on the system. Once you have tapped “Touch to begin” you will see a clear option for “Connect to N313”. If you have no need for this, please do not tap on the option since this would disrupt any potential classes running next door in N313, and will require a complete restart of your system for them to be able to use their own system once more.

To project the laptop, you must tap on the touch panel screen where is says “Touch to begin”. Then you will need to select the laptop option located in the list on the left of the screen. The page is set up the same way as the newer touch panel screen located higher up on this page. Once the system has warmed up, you will be able to see your laptop on the projector screen, provided that it is properly connected.

To turn off this system once you are done, you will need to tap on the presentation select button on the screen. You will then be able to select “System Off” and “Yes” when asked if you are sure.

Please make sure you  turn off the system before leaving.

 

 

 

 

 

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