Ballentine 114

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Ballentine Hall, First Floor, Room 114 (map)

Room layout


Seating Capacity: 44


For additional information about this equipment, please contact. . .

Patrick Egan
Fax: (401)874-4312

To reserve this room, contact:
How to reserve a classroom or lab on campus: Reserving Kingston Facilities.

General Assignment Classrooms form: Request a Classroom

Electronic Access

Card Swipe

Important Notes: Card Activation

This room is is equipped with electronic access (a card-swipe lock).

Test your card at least one business day prior to your first class meeting.

If your card does not work, contact Pat Egan, 4-4330 or

Internet Access


Wired Connection

Each room has at least one active ethernet port for use with the internet.
The port will be marked with a yellow dot.
There should be an ethernet cable in the rack drawer to use with the port.
If you find one is missing, please call Classroom Media Assistance at 874-4278.

Wireless Access

If you are unable to get online using the wired port, or if you prefer, all rooms also have wireless internet access.
If you have not used wireless access in the past, please be sure to test out your laptop before class starts.
Some manufacturers have special programs or settings that control wireless, or your machine may have a physical button that needs to be selected.

If you have never used your laptop on the URI network, you will be asked to download and install and electronic policy key. You probably don't want to do this during class time as it can be time consuming, so connect your laptop in your office first and get this step out of the way.

To authenticate with the policy site:
- Use your URI eCampus username
- With your Sakai/wireless password.

If you don't remember this password, please call the URI Help Desk at 401-874-4357.

TurningPoint Technologies Channel for this Classroom

Channel 25

Main Functions

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If when you arrive at the podium the touch panel is black, press firmly anywhere on the panel to reach the screen shown above. Press again to reach the main menu.

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This is the main menu. The seven main buttons in the center (VCR, Cable TV, DVD, etc.) switch between different sources, and the five buttons along the top (Volume, Shades, etc.) control hardware in the room. Detailed explanations for each function are on the following pages.

Under normal circumstances you will never need to use the buttons along the top of the screen. When you select a source from the middle buttons, the system will automatically lower the screen and turn on the projector. Furthermore, the system will automatically raise the screen and turn off the projector when you select “End AV”.

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Pressing the VCR button will show the image above (the VCR specific functions have been highlighted). Use this screen to play a videotape in the VCR. The buttons along the bottom will control the VCR. For example, “Rew” will rewind the tape, and “Play” will play the tape.

Pressing the box at the upper-left will fill the panel with the image from the VCR; touching the panel again will return you to this screen.

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Pressing the “Cable TV” button from the main screen will show the controls pictured above. Notice how the controls at the bottom of the screen differ from those shown on the VCR screen. The controls above are for controlling the TV tuner, allowing you to change channels from the podium. You can either use the “Channel Up/Down” buttons, or go directly to a channel by entering the desired channel on the number pad.

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Touching the DVD button will show the screen pictured above. In order to use the DVD player, and see an image displayed, you must have a DVD inserted in the DVD player. After inserting the disc you may use the controls pictured above to play the DVD.

The menu button in the image above will take you to the menu for the DVD disc itself; each DVD has a menu that allows you to choose different features available on that DVD (language, sound settings, camera angle, etc.). The buttons in the middle work like the buttons on a VCR and will pause, stop, play and scan through a DVD.

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Pressing the button labeled “PC” from the main menu will display the image shown above. This will show the screen from the PC that is stored in the media closet. There are no controls for the PC on the touch panel itself. You can control the PC using the keyboard and mouse provided on the podium’s keyboard/mouse tray. As with the other video sources, pressing the “Touch for Full Screen” area will display the screen from the PC on the touch panel itself.

If the image from the PC is blue with “video” printed in the middle, there are two possibilities: the PC is asleep or turned off. Try moving the mouse or pressing a key on the keyboard. If the blue image does not change to a computer screen then the PC in the closet is most likely turned off. Open the media closet and look at the PC inside. If the round button on the PC is not green press it. It should light up and turn green. In a couple minutes the image of the PC desktop should appear on the touch panel.

Laptop/Document Camera (ELMO)

Pressing the “Laptop” button will show either the document camera, or your laptop on the drop-down screen. Do not attempt to show both the document camera and a laptop at the same time. Doing so will result in very erratic screen display and the possible damaging of the audio-visual equipment.

There are two VGA cables that come out of the podium; one is labeled “Laptop”, the other “Document Camera”. Plug one of the cables into the piece of equipment you wish to use (for the document camera this is the connector labeled “VGA Out”). Turn on the document camera or your laptop and the image will be displayed on the screen.

If the image is not centered properly on the screen use the “Horizontal Position” button to center the projector image. This button is located on the Laptop/Document Camera Interface in the lectern.

S-Video and Video Aux

These options are reserved for future use and have no function

View Local PC

The button in the upper left of the main menu screen labeled “View Local PC” is useful for showing the local PC on the panel without showing that image on the projection screen.

Manipulating Individual Hardware

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The buttons along the top of the main menu are for controlling individual features in the room. These buttons are detailed below.

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Pressing the “Projector” button will display the image above on the panel. The items displayed here are used for controlling the projector. The “On” and “Off” buttons will turn the projector on and off. The remaining three buttons (“S-Video”, “Computer”, and “Video”) will switch between the available sources and project them onto the screen. Under normal circumstances, there is no need to use this screen since all of these functions can be accessed from the source buttons mentioned earlier.
Pressing the “Volume” button will display the options shown above on the panel. Use this function to adjust the volume in the room.

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Pressing the “Shades” button will display the image above on the panel. Pressing and holding the “Raise Shades” or “Lower Shades” button will raise or lower the shades. Release the button if you wish to stop the shades from moving.

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Pressing the “Center Screen” button will show the image above on the panel. Press either the “Lower” or “Raise” button to lower or raise the projection screen. It is not necessary to hold the button.

The side screen button is not used.

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Pressing the “Lights” button will display the image above on the panel. The items displayed here are used for controlling the lights. The “All On” button will turn on all the lights in the room, while the “Project” button will optimally configure the lights in the room for projection. The “Low” button will turn off all but a few dimly lit lights.

Shutting Down

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Shutting down the video equipment is easy, and will ensure that the life of the equipment is extended as long as possible.

The “End AV” button (shown at top) is in the lower right of the main menu screen. Pressing it will display a confirmation page (shown at bottom), press “Yes” to continue the shutdown, or press “No” to cancel it. It is important to note that the system will not turn the projector on again for a few minutes. This is to allow the projector bulb time to cool off.


Should any issues occur in the room please contact

Patrick Egan
Fax: (401)874-4312

Additional Room Details

Classroom Information

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room 114
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media_contact Pat Egan, 874-4330
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