Fine Arts Lab

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Fine Arts Lab, F 102 (map)




Lab phone: 401-874-2703

For additional information, please contact:

Classroom Media Assistance
Lower Level Library (LL4)

To reserve this room, contact:
Ken Sisson:


Fall & Spring Semester:
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - noon
Closed Saturdays & Sundays

Closed Intersession & Summer


18 24" Mac Pros CD -R, -RW, DVD -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW

Users can either save projects to a USB drive or burn a CD/DVD.

It is strongly recommended that students not rely on the hard drives to store projects in progress between sessions. Another user may delete the file or edit it.


The Fine Arts Lab is now scheduled through Enrollment Services. Contact Ken Sisson at to reserve the lab.

Electronic Access

This lab is administered by Classroom Media Assistance.
A staff member of Classroom Media Assistance must open the lab, and oversees the lab during normal operating hours.
If you wish to reserve the lab for a time outside of the normal operating time, special arrangements must be made by contacting Classroom Media Assistance through the above mentioned means.

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 username (which is the same as your eCampus username)
- With your password.

If you do not know your password, please call the Help Desk at 401-874-4357.

TurningPoint Technologies Channel

Channel 20


Laptop computers are not stationed in the rooms, they must be reserved separately and picked up from Classroom Media Assistance in the Lower Level of the Library (LL4).

All media must be reserved via the Web reservation form.

Also installed are the following pieces of equipment:
A monitor next to each Mac Pro
Installed, ceiling-mounted Digital projector
Projection screen (switch)*
Instructor workstation:*
Monitor with DV/HDD/DVD player
Audio-visual equipment rack*:
Laptop Hookup
Cassette Player
DVD Player- remote control in bottom drawer
VHS Player
Wired Internet access
2 Scanners
Overhead Projector (next to instructor workstation)*
Two Whiteboards
*=Described below

Light Switch

Fac Light Switch.JPG Fine Arts Light Switch

Switches on immediate right wall.

  • Up- Lights on
  • Down- Lights off

Left switch is for the back lights. Right switch is for the front lights.


Projection Screen

This is installed, ceiling-mounted, and controlled by the media rack.

FAC switch.JPG Projector Screen Switch

Projector Screen Switch -
The switch is around the wall to your immediate left, as you walk into the lab

  • Up- screen goes up
  • Down- screen goes down

Digital Media System

Digital Media Equipment

A black equipment rack is located in each Digital Media room. The rack opens in front to access the switcher controls and equipment needed for classroom use.

To access this equipment, faculty please request a key from Classroom Media Assistance in the Library (LL4).

This rack includes, in order from top to bottom:

  • a digital media switcher
  • an audio panel for use by techs only
  • a BluRay DVD player
  • a drawer with an ethernet cable
  • a panel with input jacks for external video sources
  • an audio amplifier for sound (for use by techs only)
  • a pull-out shelf for laptop use

Digital Media Switcher

Digital Media Switcher

The 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 using the "System Off" button located on the switcher (near the Crestron logo).
  • 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.
  • Hold the "System Off" button for 2-seconds to turn off the projector.
  • When the projector is completely off, the light above the button will become red. This may take 10 seconds.
  • 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.


Digital Media Inputs

Video equipment (e.g., cameras or VCRs) or computers can be used as sources with this equipment rack. These devices would plug into the row of input jacks located on a panel in the lower third of the rack (shown above).

  • Component video: The color-coded jacks (red, white,yellow) are for a video source. The red and white are for audio (stereo) and the yellow is for video.

(Directions for hooking up a computer located below.)

VGA and HDMI Input cables are located on the side of the media rack

Input controls

Switcher Inputs

In the top row of buttons are the source selections for Video, VGA, and HDMI. The use white board button turns off the projector so that the white board can be used.

The source selection for the BluRay (DVD) player is the first button in the second row.

Also in the second row of buttons are the Menu, Play, Stop, and Pause functions. The Menu button accesses the top level menu of the DVD for features such as subtitles or language control.

In the bottom row of buttons includes the System Off, Last Chapter, Scan Rewind, Scan Forward, and Next Chapter functions. The system off button should be used to turn the entire system off after use.

On the right side of the switcher, there is a knob which controls the volume.Always remember to increase the volume on your laptop or device first, and if using a VGA connection, you must connect the accompanied audio cable into the headphone jack of your device as well.

Before Leaving the Room

Please turn off the Projector using the media system touchscreen control.

Instructor workstation

Fac instructor workstation.JPG Instructor Workstation

On the left is DV/HDD/DVD player and recorder with a monitor on top.
On the right is a MAC OS X, version 10.5.6. It can be projected with input #1 (CPU).

Fac monitor dv dvd player.jpg Monitor with DV/HDD/DVD player and recorder

This is connected to the Media Rack as Input #6, and the remote controller is next to this equipment.

(DV/HDD Player on Left, DVD Player on right)
1. Power Button
2. Eject
3. Main controls- Stop, Rewind, Play, Fast Forwards, Pause, Record.(in order)
4. Type Change
5. Eject for DV/HDD
6. Eject for DVD

Fac dv controls.jpg The DV/HDD/DVD player


Please see the complete list of all computer lab software on the Computing Facilities page.


The printing server uses URI's Ram Account system.
Value can be added to a student's RAM Account at the following locations:

  • Library
  • Memorial Union
  • Hope Dining Commons.

If you do not have a Ram Account, a guest account can be obtained at the vendor in the Library.
Black & white printing costs 10 cents per page.
Color printing costs 25 cents per page.


  • Media & Technology Services and Classroom Media Assistance are not responsible for lost/corrupt files or lost/stolen personal property.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the lab.

All University, ITS managed, computer labss are subject to the 'Acceptable Use Policy', which can be found here.