PHMC 105

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Location

The Pharmacy building entrance is located across from CBLS. First floor of the Pharmacy building, room 105.

Capacity

Capacity: 30

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 with the magnetic strip inside the sliding mechanism, and your picture facing to the left as shown in the picture at the right. To lock the door, repeat this process.

  • A steady green light indicates the door is unlocked.
  • A red 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.

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 the URI Help Desk at 401-874-4357.

TurningPoint Technologies Channel for this Classroom

Channel 13

Equipment

Room Equipment

Projector

LCD Projector



The projector is located in the middle of the classroom on the ceiling.

Do not operate manually-- use the switcher located in the black Digital Media rack. (Directions below).

You do not need to turn the projector on. It will turn on automatically when you choose your input source (Video, VGA, HDMI, or BluRay).

Please turn the projector off when done (directions below).


Document Camera

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To operate, simply pull the head upward and power on manually on the top left of the bed.
Then select the source from the button panel.
The dial on the front of the document camera controls the zoom. The camera should be set to auto-focus, if the camera is not doing this, check to ensure the auto focus button is selected and has a green light next to it.
When done with use, simply turn off the Doc Cam manually and pull the circle tab in the middle of the stand to fold up the camera.


Room PC

This classroom has an installed PC for instructor use.
For presentation, press the 'Room PC' button on the control pad for the PC image to display through the projector.

Digital Media Equipment

Digital Media Switcher

Digital Media Switcher


The Switcher controls both the signal from media equipment to the projector, and the functions of the BluRay (DVD) player.

PROJECTOR NOTES:

  • 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 volume knob).
  • The warm-up cycle 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 System Off button on the Switcher will become red. This may take 10 seconds.
  • Any attempt to turn off the system within the 2 minute Start-Up or Cool Down cycle may crash the system. (The Start-Up/Cool-Down cycle is complete when the light on the projector is no longer blinking green or orange.)
  • If needed again, the projector can be turned on after the 2 minute Cool-Down cycle.

Inputs

Digital Media Inputs
VGA and HDMI Input cables are located in the pull-out drawer



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 half of the rack (shown above).

In order from left to right, these jacks are:

  • 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.
  • VGA: for a laptop either directly connecting through the VGA cable or using an adapter, such as an Apple MiniDisplayPort to VGA. A VGA cable is included in the drawer. If needed, adapters can be reserved and checked out through CMA.
  • HDMI: for either a laptop or a video camera with a HDMI ports. An HDMI cable is included in the drawer.



(Directions for hooking up a computer located below.)

Input controls

Switcher Inputs



In the top row of buttons are the source selections for the Document Camera, VGA, HDMI, Room PC, and BluRay (DVD) player.


In the second row of buttons are the controls to start and stop video teleconferencing (VTC/ VTC Stop). The row also contains function buttons to Play, Stop, and Menu for the BluRay player. 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 are found the Off, Last Chapter, Scan Rewind, Scan Forward, and Next Chapter functions. The Off button will turn off the system.

Portables & Wireless

Wireless Microphone

Wireless Microphone


The wireless lapel microphone is pre-set in the sound system. To activate, slide the switch on the top of the microphone from off to on. DO NOT TOUCH THE CHANNEL BUTTONS. When done, return the microphone to the off position.

Directions


A pdf version of the directions that can be printed, can be downloaded and printed.

Connecting a Laptop

Laptop shelf is located near the bottom of equipment rack, directly above the drawer. Shown here with shelf pulled out.

A laptop shelf is located above the drawer near the bottom of the equipment rack, just pull the shelf out towards you to use.

1. Connect the VGA or HDMI cable to the laptop.
2. The VGA cable also includes an audio component, connect this to the laptop if needed. HDMI signal includes audio, so a separate audio cable is unnecessary.
4. Turn the laptop on.
5. Select source VGA or HDMI on the switcher. (This also turns on the system.) The startup screen should appear on the laptop and the projector screen after several seconds.

Notes:

  • If the projector is on and the computer itself is not, you may see either a black screen (HDMI) or blue screen (VGA).
  • If an adapter is needed (e.g., DVI to VGA or Mini-DisplayPort to VGA or HDMI), you can borrow one from Classroom Media Assistance in the Library (LL4).
  • If an image does not appear when the Windows laptop is connected, try using the function key for display selection (e.g., Fn + F4 or F8).
  • 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." Select the Arrangement tab, choose to either mirror the display or extend the desktop to the projector.


Monitor Resolutions: An appropriate monitor resolution should be automatically selected. However, if you want to change your 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.



Classroom Media Assistance has a limited number of wireless mice and keyboards that can be used on the podium while the computer is on the shelf. These can be checked out for the entire semester. Please visit Classroom Media Assistance on the lower level of the Library (LL4) to reserve one.

If there is no image, be sure to check whether video output is active (e.g. Function + F8, or similar command)



Using the BluRay (DVD) Player

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


BluRay DVD Player control buttons located in second and third rows




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 the same button.

Except for the on/off button and disk tray open/close, all controls for the BluRay Player are located in the second and third rows of the Switcher at the top of the rack.

To change the volume, use the knob located on the right side of the Switcher.

Troubleshooting

  • 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 may need to be reset.


  • If the screen is locked in the down position, please call CMA 874-4278 for assistance.


  • 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 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 has an icon for a monitor on it.


  • If the sound cannot be heard through the ALS (Assisted Listening System) Check the Transmitter's LED Display (in the media rack) that the system is not muted, also check that the volume is not turned down on the ALS device being used. If the system itself is muted, open the lower front-half of the microphone 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.

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.

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!