East Auditorium

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Location

East Auditorium (map)

Capacity

150 seating capacity

Contact

For additional information, please contact:
Classroom Media Assistance
Lower Level Library (LL4)
401-874-4278
cmaking@etal.uri.edu

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 access@etal.uri.edu.

Light Switches

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Light switches are located on the wall adjacent to the door.
These switches control all of the lights in the classroom.

Internet Access

Ethernet

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 thhe URI Help Desk at 401-874-4357.

TurningPoint Technologies Channel for this Classroom

Channel 9

Equipment Use Directions

There is a new media system in East Auditorium that uses a touch screen panel to control the room's media.

Turning the System "On"

When you enter the room the touch screen will either be black or be on the welcome screen.

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The main page will look like this: Touch the screen to begin using the system.





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The left hand panel has all the tabs for the different media connections.
The right hand panels have the the volume controls.
The volume control labeled 'Program Control' controls the volume coming from a laptop or the DVD player.
The volume control labeled 'Speech control' controls the volume coming from the the lapel mic and the hand held mic.

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This image will come every time you touch a tab.
If you want to project to all screens just touch the 'Send to Center Screen' option, then touch the tab again and select 'Send to Side Screens'.
The Side screens will always project the same image but they can be independent of the center screen.

Connecting a Laptop

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To connect a laptop, plug in VGA cable to personal device.
ThevVGA cable will be attached to the connection panel along the side of the touch screen.
Connect the audio cable to the laptop.
Turn the laptop on.


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

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Select either 'Near Side VGA' or 'Far Side VGA', depending on where the VGA is connected to the system.
The 'Near Side' labeled buttons refer to the connections that are located near the touch screen.
The 'Far Side' labeled buttons refer to the connections on the far side of the lab bench by the document camera.

When you first select the button, the option will come up as to which screens you would like to project the image too. (see above)

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After selecting which screen to project this page should come up next:
(Note: 'near side' page will be similar to 'far side' page)

From this screen you can mute the images by pressing 'Center Image Mute' or by pressing 'All projectors Image Mute', To reverse the mute, just press the button again.

Using the BlueRay/ DVD Player

There is a BlueRay player located behind the work bench in the front of the room.

.....^on/off button..................... BluRay Player .................^open tray button

The player can also play DVDs. To turn the BluRay Player on or off, press the power button located on the bottom edge of the left side of the player. (This button is very small.)

To insert a disk, use the open tray button on the middle bottom edge of the player and use this button to close the disk tray. To eject the disk, use this same buttons.

Document Camera

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Video signal is transmitted through the VGA cable connected to the system.
Select the "Document Camera" source on the touch screen to access the document camera.



Portables & Wireless

Assisted Listening System (ALS) Transmitter Microphone

Assisted Listening Wireless (Lav) Microphone



One wireless microphone and six ALS Listen units are stored inside the drawer of the media rack. If used, please wrap the wires around them and return them to this location.


The microphone receiver in the media rack is configured to route the audio signal through the ALS system only. The microphone does not feed the speaker system in the room, this is an Assisted Listening Device only.


Please do not adjust any of the settings on the ALS transmitter or receiver, these have been preset at optimal levels by our tech staff.

ALS Receiver Units

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There ALS Listen wireless receivers are stored inside the drawer of the media rack.

These units are for use by students who need hearing assistance.

The Listen units will not work unless the microphone unit is turned on.

Extra batteries for these units are stored in the drawer. If all the batteries have been used, please call Classroom Media Assistance, 874-4278.



To use the Assisted Listening System (ALS) , the instructor must wear the wireless microphone and the hearing-impaired student must use the Listen unit. See directions below for further information.

The ALS devices are stored on top of the BluRay player so they will not get confused with the wireless microphones stored in the drawers.

Using the Assisted Listening System

Assisted Listening Wireless (Lav) Microphone
ALS Microphone with front case open

Attach the microphone to the instructor's lapel or collar. Extra batteries are stored in the drawer.

If the microphone unit is not turned on, the system will automatically be in MUTE mode.

To turn on the microphone, open the lower half of the case front and press the ON/OFF button for 2 seconds. If you do not press for the 2 seconds, just ignore the MUTE ON or MUTE OFF prompt and the system will still be on.

If you want to mute the system, there are two methods. First, there is a mute button located on the top part of the microphone unit--this mutes just the microphone.

Second, you can mute the entire system. Open the lower half of the front case, press on/off. Respond to the MUTE ON prompt by clicking the Set button on the right of the case front. The system will now be muted. Conversely, to turn the Mute function off, open the case and click on/off button, then click Set.

Remember: Turn OFF the Microphone when done by pressing the On/Off button for 2 seconds. Return to drawer when finished.

Using the "ALS" Listen Units

Listen Wireless Receiver


These wireless Listen units are stored inside the drawer of the media rack.

Check that the Listen unit has batteries. Extra batteries are located in the rack drawer.

Turn the Listen unit on by dialing the volume wheel away from Off to the appropriate volume.

To turn the unit off, dial the wheel all the way back to Off.

You do not need to adjust any setting on the ALS receiver or transmitter in the media rack.

Please remember to turn OFF the Listen devices when done, coil the ear piece around the unit and return it to the drawer.

Turning the System "Off"

To turn system off, select the red 'Exit' button on the top right most section of the screen.

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The system will prompt which part of the system needs to be shut down.
For all intent purposes, select 'Shut The System OFF' button when done using.

Troubleshooting

COMMON EXAMPLES:

1. NO SOUND
-make sure all auxiliary cables are plugged in and secure.
-restart the equipment you are trying to have sound played from.
2. NO PICTURE
-make sure all VGA and video cables are plugged in and secure.
-restart the equipment you are trying to have sound played from.

  • If the projector does not turn on, please call CMA 874-4278. There may have been a brown-out or power loss and the projector will need to be reset.


  • If you do not see an image on the screen, but the system is turned on, make sure the source (DVD, camera, computer) has power and is correctly connected. Some sources will display a black screen when the unit is not giving a signal, some sources will show a blue screen.


  • If the Windows computer image is shown on the laptop monitor but not the screen, use the FN + F4/F8 buttons pressed simultaneously and twice very fast. Pressing the keys only once moves the display from the monitor to the projector, pressing twice moves the display to both projector and monitor. Most computers use FN + F4, others FN + F8. Look at the FN keys (F1 -F14) to see which have an icon for a monitor on them.


  • If an image does not appear when using a Mac, go to System Preferences (under the Apple Menu in the upper left), select the Displays preference pane, and click "Detect Displays." Click on the Arrangement tab, then choose to either mirror the display or extend the desktop to the projector.


Monitor Resolutions:
Your computer should automatically select the optimum display for use with the projector. If you want to change those settings, CMA recommends:

  • If a 4:3 aspect ratio is preferred, use 1024 x 768 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz as your display settings.
  • If a 16:10 aspect ratio is preferred, use 1280 x 800 as your display settings.

Locking Up

Please Remember to:

  1. On the touchscreen, select the "EXIT" icon 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 it to the drawer to the right of the touch screen.
  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.

Security

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 122
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media_contact Classroom Media Assistance 874-4278
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