Chafee 244

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Chafee 244 (map)

Room layout


Seating Capacity: 48


For additional information, please contact:

Classroom Media Assistance
Lower Level Library (LL4)

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

Electronic Access

Card Swipe

Important Notes: Card Activation

This room is equipped with electronic access (a card-swipe lock). The electronic mechanism locks and unlocks with a swipe of an authorized URI ID card.

To unlock the door, swipe the ID card face-down so that the fat magnetic stripe slides through the lock as shown in the picture at left. To lock the door, repeat this process.

  • A steady green light indicates the door is unlocked.
  • A blinking green light indicates the door is locked.

Faculty assigned to teach in classrooms with electronic access should be automatically entered prior to the start of the semester, or 24 hours before a special event. To be safe, be sure to test your card at least 1 business day prior to your first class meeting.

If your card does not work, contact Facilities Services Access Control Office at 874- 4577, or e-mail at

Light Switches

The light switches are located adjacent to the door as you enter the classroom on the wall. These lights control the lighting for the entire classroom.

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

TurningPoint Technologies Channel for this Classroom

Channel 21


Chafee 244 has the following equipment installed:

  • A ceiling-mounted LCD projector
  • A projection screen
  • Two 42-inch LCD Televisions
  • A Mac Mini computer for presentation during class
  • Laptop Video and Audio cables for the Instructor to bring in his/her own laptop
  • Audio-visual equipment rack with DVD and VCR player
  • Wireless Internet access

Room Equipment

Projector Screen

Located at front of the classroom in front of white boards.
To move screen up or down, access the touchscreen panel, press the "Utilities" button on the bottom right hand corner, and press either "Up" or "Down" under the Projector Screen control.


LCD Projector

The projector is located on the ceiling facing the projector screen. Do not operate manually-- use the touch screen to activate all projector controls. The projector will automatically turn on when you turn the system on from the touch screen.(Directions below).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please, do not try to Power On/Off the projector prior to the 2-minute warm-up and/or cool down cycle.

WHEN DONE: Press the "System Off" button in the upper right hand corner of the touch screen. When it asks "Are you sure?" press "Yes". The screen will go up, and the projector will turn off.


  • The Display Power ON and warm-up cycle time for the projector is 2 minutes.
  • Any attempt to power OFF within this time period may crash the system.
  • The warm-up time is complete when the green light on the projector is no longer blinking.
  • The projector can be re-powered ON- if needed again- after the 2-minute cool-down cycle.

LCD Displays

The LCDs are provided for collaborative work in the classroom, students can be assigned to small groups and can use the individual screens to do group presentations or to collaborate on a project or activity. The monitors can also be used to display what is being projected by the main projector at the front of the room, allowing each student to clearly see what is being projected without straining to see.

Podium Equipment

Podium (ALL)

The digital media is housed within the presenter podium.

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The Active Learning Lite (ALL) podium contains the following resources for presenter use:

  • Podium Computer (Mac)
  • Connections for Presenter Laptop (HDMI and VGA w/ Audio)
  • Document Camera
  • DVD/Blu-Ray Player
  • AirMedia (wireless presentation & collaboration device)
  • RCA connection for VHS, digital camera, or other media.

Digital Media Switcher

Digital Media Switcher

The touch-screen based Switcher controls both the signal from media equipment to the projector, and the functions of the DVD player.


  • The projector will be turned on when you select your source, however, you must turn the projector off when done by selecting the "System Off" button located on the switcher (near the volume knob).
  • The warm-up cycle time for the projector can take as much as 2 minutes to start up and 10 seconds for the light on the projector to start flashing after a source is selected.
  • Touch the "System Off" button to turn off the projector.
  • When the projector is completely off, the light above the button will become red. This may take 10 seconds.
  • To turn on the in-room LCD displays, please follow the same instructions for the projector screen above.
  • Any attempt to power OFF within the 2 minute Start-Up or Cool-down cycle may crash the system. (The warm-up time is complete when the green light on the projector is no longer blinking.)
  • If needed again, the projector can be powered ON after the 2-minute cool-down cycle.

Document Camera

Document Camera

The document camera can project images of either an opaque piece of paper or a transparency sheet.
Controls for the document camera can be accessed from the room media control at the teacher's station. Simply fold the arm up to power on the document camera.

DVD Player

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To turn on the DVD Player, press the "Power" button on the upper left hand side of the unit. Insert the DVD by pressing the button next to the drive to open the player, and close it using the same button after inserting the DVD.
All DVD controls are located on the touch screen after switching to the "DVD" input from the left hand menu.

Equipment Use

The Instructor Podium is secured by a combination lock.
Contact Classroom Media Assistance in person in the basement of the library or by calling 401-874-4278 for access to the podium.

A training session will be required before access is granted if the presenter has not already been trained.

Directions for Use

Laptop Use

To use your laptop follow the following steps:

Fig. 1

Fig 1. If you have a Mac make sure you have your adapter!


Fig 2. Connect the podium's VGA cable to your laptop.


Fig 3. If you are using audio, connect the audio cable into your laptop's headphone jack.


Fig 4. It is recommended you connect the ethernet cable and use the wired connection if you plan on showing Youtube videos or any other streaming media.


Fig 5. Laptop connected to VGA, audio, and ethernet.


Fig 6. Touch the screen to start.


Fig 7. Select "Presentation".


Fig 8. Make sure the source is set to "Laptop".

When using another source, such as DVD player, select the input for that source on the left hand touch screen menu.


General Problem Solving

1. The most common issue in these rooms is the Mac computer being turned off.

If it has been turned off, you need to open the podium and turn it back on using the switch (button) on the back left side of the Mac mini.

It should be restarted after each class. If you find it on the Mac side and want to use Windows, pull down the Apple menu in the upper left corner and select "Log Off." Once the account is logged out, you will have the option to choose the Windows boot.

2. If the ethernet is not working at the podium, the most likely issue is that the cable has been disconnected from the port. The cable for the ethernet is shorter than the coil that contains the other cables/wiring. So if a faculty member moves the podium more than a foot in away from the wall the ethernet jack comes unplugged. To troubleshoot, just follow the cable coil from the base of the podium to the wall and check if the cable is unplugged from the jack.

3. Reminder: The touch screen controls work only for the equipment suite (projector, flatscreens, projection screen, source selection. If you are using the Mac or Windows operating systems on the mac mini in the podium, you need to use the keyboard and mouse to interface with the computer.

4. If there is no sound/audio, on the rack, on the very last row on the bottom there is a "Stewart Audio Compact Series" Tray. Press the power button, to the left of the red light, and then press the power button again. This also works if you are seeing MUTE on the green screen within the rack. Otherwise, check if the volume on the touchscreen.

LCD displays

If you are assigned to a NOMAD room and come into the classroom to find that the LCD TVs are not either turning on from the Touch-panel display or will not wake from sleep mode, please contact the lab attendant in Chafee 217 (if after hours, call CMA in the Library, 874-4278) and they can reset the LCD displays. These displays can go into a powersave mode that cannot be overridden by the podium. We have changed the system defaults to bypass the powersave mode, but if there was a power outage to the panels, the defaults will have been restored and the displays will need to be reconfigured.

Connecting a Laptop Help

Notes: If a video cable adapter is needed (i.e. VGA to DVI or Mini-DVI), contact Classroom Media Assistance. If an image does not appear, try using the function key for display selection (i.e. Fn + F8). When using a Mac, go to System Preferences (under the Apple Menu in the upper left), select the Displays pane, and click on "Detect Displays."

In a 4:3 environment: Your laptop's output must be set properly to be used with this system: Resolution: 1024 x 768 Refresh Rate: 60 Hz

In a 16:10 environment:Your laptop's output must be set properly to be used with this system: Resolution: 1280 x 800 resolution

Make sure the video output is active (e.g. Function + F8, or similar command)

Locking Up

Please Remember to:

  1. Remove your media and Restart the media machine used. Power Off your laptop. Return cables to the media case.
  2. Press the "System Off" button in the upper right hand corner of the touch screen. When it asks "Are you sure?" press "Yes". The screen will go up, and the projector will turn off.
  3. Turn the classroom Lights OFF. Shut all Exterior Doors.
  4. Swipe-lock the main door using your URI ID card. The card-reader light will remain red 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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