Chafee 277

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First floor of Chafee Hall, room 277. (map)

Room layout


Seating Capacity: 122


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

Light Switches

Light switches are located on the wall concurrent with the door.
The first two switches on the right control the head of the class lights.
To turn on auditorium stadium lights, press the round button on the left. Turn knob to dim.

There is a second set of light switches on the wall near the rear exit to the auditorium. This switch will make the lights brighter but do not appear to have any other function.

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 41


Projector and Screen

Projector Screen

The LCD Projector screen is rear-projection, meaning the projector is behind the screen and displays the image through the screen. The left screen is used for installed LCD projection.

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


Media Podium

This Podium has a BlueRay DVD player as the first panel on the Equipment Rack.
We ask that you do not touch any of the other panels on this Media Equipment rack.

Podium Screen

Media Rack

The Switcher routes the signal from media equipment to the projector.



Located on the Podium, there are two HDMI cables, one DVI cable, one VGA with attached Audio cable, and an Ethernet Cable. Please note that currently, there is no document projector for which the DVI cable would be connected to.


Connecting a Laptop

Step 1. Turn on the projector and press Aux Sources
Step 2. Connect the VGA or HDMI cable to the laptop.
Step 3. Connect the audio cable to the laptop.
Step 4. Turn the laptop on. The startup screen should appear on the laptop and the projector screen after several seconds.**
Step 5. Select source "Laptop" on the switcher.

When using another source, such as BlueRay player, select the input for that source.

Switcher Inputs

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)

BlueRay/DVD Player

DVD Player

The BlueRay Player is located on the first panel of the Media Rack below the Podium.
To control the BlueRay/DVD Player, use the buttons on the face of the DVD player, and the controls are on the Podium Screen.
Volume Control buttons are on the left side on the Podium Screen.

Podium Microphone

Podium Microphone

There is a Microphone attached to the podium.

Wireless Microphone

Wireless Microphone
Microphone Options

The wireless lapel microphone is pre-set in the sound system. To activate, first slide the protective cover off the display, and press the red Power button (small circle). Close cover. Then the Mute switch (large circle) must be moved to the Off position. DO NOT TOUCH THE CHANNEL BUTTONS. When done, first move the Mute switch (large circle) to the On position. Then slide the protective cover off the display, and press the red Power button (small circle) to power Off the microphone. Close cover. Return the microphone to the drawer in the podium.

Document Camera

Document Camera

The Document Camera is located on top of the Media Cart to the left. To display the Document Camera, touch the picture on the touchscreen, and send it to one of the projectors from the "Destination" box.

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 277
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