CBLS 100 Thomas M. Ryan Family Auditorium

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Thomas M. Ryan Family Auditorium


First floor of the Center for Biological Sciences Building. Through the main entrance, down the hall through double doors. (map)




For additional information, please contact:

Classroom Media Assistance
Lower Level Library (LL4)

To reserve this room, contact:
General Assignment Classrooms form: Request a Classroom


Important Notes: Key Lock.
Janitorial staff unlocks these rooms in the morning.
If the room is locked at the time of class, please call Classroom Media Assistance in the Lower Level Library (LL4) at 401-874-4278.

Light Switches

Auditorium Light Switches

Light Switches

Light switches are located on the wall to the left of the white board in the hallway.

1. The first switch plate is the Visual Display Board. This controls the white boards. The first switch controls the back white board and the second switch controls the front white board.

2.The second switch plate controls the lights.

  • Button #1 turns on all of the lights
  • Button #2 dims the house lights, dims the stage lights and turns on the board lights.
  • Button #3 turns the house Houselights on, no board or stage lights.
  • Button #4 Theater (all off, except walkway)
  • Off turns all lights off
  • Dimmers (arrows at the bottom) increase or decrease the brightness in all light zones.

3. The last switch plate controls the window shades, each shade has its own up or down control.

Internet Access


Wired Connection

Podium Ethernet
This classroom has a wired ethernet cable located in the cable corral of the podium for presenter use.

Each room also 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 know your password, please call the URI Help Desk at 401-874-4357.

TurningPoint Technologies Channel for this Classroom

Channel 5

Equipment Use Directions

Laser Projector

CBLS 100 has the following equipment installed:

  • One ceiling-mounted laser projectors
  • One, double length, wall mounted projector screen
  • Laptop Video and Audio cables for the Instructor
  • Document Camera with full hookup to main screen
  • Wireless Microphone w/ provided charging station
  • Dual boot(Mac and Windows)installed desktop w/ keyboard and mouse
  • Wireless Internet access

All Media equipment is located at the front of the room, and inside the Instructor Podium cabinet.

Getting Started

Once the system is powered on select a source. To use the installed computer select 'PC' as the source.

From this screen you can control all the aspects of the media in the classroom.

  • The Display Power ON and warm-up cycle time for the projector is approx. 30 seconds.
  • Any attempt to power OFF within this time period may crash the system.
  • The projector can be re-powered ON- if needed again- after the cool-down cycle is complete.
  • Once a source is selected the image will automatically be sent to the projector.

Other Equipment Directions

Fig. 1

Fig. 1 Once you hook up the VGA Cable or HDMI Cable to the laptop, touch the "VGA Laptop" or "HDMI Laptop" icon to select your laptop as the viewing source. Click here for Laptop Setup instructions on hooking up a laptop to a VGA Cable.

Fig. 2

Fig. 2 The Document Camera can be used by raising the arm of the device, and pressing the "Document Camera" button on the screen.

Fig. 3

Fig. 3 To use the Blu-Ray player, select the "Blu-Ray" input at the bottom of the screen. Once selected, the image will automatically send to the projector.

Adjusting Audio

The bottom controls the microphone volume for the wireless microphone system.
The top controls the program volume, the corresponding volume to whatever additional inputs may be running (e.g. HDMI, Blu-Ray, etc.)

There are 2 Audio settings on the touchscreen panel that control the volume within this room. Each setting is located on left side of the screen and clearly labeled. One controls the audio for the wireless microphone system, while the other controls the "Program Volume" which is whatever audio is coming out of your laptop, a DVD, etc. To increase or decrease the volume simply press and hold either the up arrow or down arrow located above and below the audio bars.

Wireless Microphone

Red lights indicate the mics are charging.

Both a wireless handheld and lapel microphone are pre-set in the sound system.
The power switch is located on the top of the lapel unit and on the bottom of the handheld. There are no adjustments that an instructor needs to make.
Please place the microphones in the charging case when not in use. A red light indicates the microphones are charging. A green light indicates they are fully charged.

Basic Troubleshooting for CBLS

Q: The Projector isn't showing what I want it to, it just has a blue screen, what do I do?

A: First, make sure that you are using the correct source. If you are trying the display from your laptop, you first have to touch the "Laptop VGA" or "Laptop HDMI" icon on the screen. If you are trying to use a DVD, push the DVD button. Second, if trying to display a laptop image, make sure that the VGA/HDMI cable is securely fastened.

Q: I don't have sound! Help!

A: Don't panic! Is the Program Volume set to "Mute"? Try pressing the mute button and see if the sound comes back. Maybe the sound volume itself isn't high enough. Try turning up the volume using the steps outlines in Audio Adjustment above. Also, make sure that the media source that you are using sound from is that last source that was selected and sent to the projectors.

Q: The computer monitor on the podium is not displaying!

A: The Mac is probably turned off inside the podium. Open the podium-right side door. Locate the small silver Apple computer (approximately 5" square). Look at the back where all the cables are connected. On the lower left corner is a small round on/off button, the button is not raised and can be difficult to locate. If the machine is on, the front of the unit will show a very small glowing white light. If the machine is off, depress the on/off button on the back. If the machine is on, check the VGS cable on the back and the mac adapter to make sure they have not come loose.

Q: My DVD isn't working, how can I get it to play?

A: Make sure that you are using the correct format in the correct player. A Blu Ray DVD will NOT work in a normal DVD player, you have to use the Blu Ray Player. HD DVDs are NOT the same as Blu Ray. They will NOT work in either the Blu Ray player or the regular DVD Player. Otherwise, try cleaning your DVD with a paper towel by making slow circular motions from the center of the DVD outwards. Try playing your DVD again. If that still isn't working, perhaps you aren't on the correct setting. Make sure you have pressed the "DVD" or "BLU RAY" icon on the touch screen.

If you still need assistance please do not hesitate to call Classroom Media Assistance at 874-4278 either during your class for on the spot assistance, or after your class to ensure that all of your questions are answered so that your class may run smoothly next time.

Locking Up

Please Remember to:

  1. On the Switcher, press the "Power Display OFF" button to turn Off the projector.
  2. Remove your media and Power Off the media machine used. Power Off your laptop. Return cables to the floor box and/or media case.
  3. Power OFF microphone and return to Classroom Media Assistance Office in Chafee 217.
  4. Turn the classroom Lights OFF. Shut all Exterior Doors.
  5. Swipe-lock the main door using your URI ID card. The card-reader light will blink green when in locked mode.


Ask students waiting for the next class to remain outside the classroom until their instructor arrives.

As the Instructor, you are responsible for the room's security during your class time, so please lock up!

Additional Room Details

Classroom Information

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room 100
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