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Location

Shepard Building, Fourth Floor, Rm 444

Capacity

Seating Capacity: 120

Contact


For additional information, please contact:
Classroom Media Assistance
Prov Room 327
401-277-5173
cmaprov@etal.uri.edu


To reserve this room, contact:

Kathy Thorsen
401-277-5030

Or fill out a [Space Request Form]

Light Switches

Light switches are located on the wall concurrent with the door.

Internet Access

Ethernet

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. However, these are occasionally taken from the room. If you find one is missing, please call Classroom Media Assistance at 401-277-5173.

The ethernet ports with yellow dots were tested successfully in August, but if you are unable to get online using this port 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 utilities that control wireless, or yours may have a physical button that needs to be selected.

In addition, 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, so connect your laptop in your office first and get this step out of the way. To authenticate with the policy site, you will need to use your URI mail.uri.edu username (which is the same as your eCampus username) and you mail.uri.edu password. If you do not know the password for your email account, please call the Help Desk at 874-4358.

Equipment

Projector Equipment

Projector Screen
Projector Screen Switch




The Projector Screen only activates when the system is started and a source is selected to be sent to the projector.

The screen can also be controlled manually using the up down and stop arrows on the switch. (As shown to the right)

LCD Projector

The projector screen is located above the middle of the white board in the front of the classroom.

Do not operate manually-- use the switcher located on the right side of the black rack. (Directions below).






PROJECTOR NOTES:

  • The projector will automatically turn on when you touch the screen located in the black cabinet.
  • 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.At the top of the screen it will show the remaining time the projector has to start.
  • Any attempt to turn off the system within the 2 minute Start-Up or Cool Down cycle may crash the system.
  • If needed again, the projector can be turned on after the 2 minute Cool-Down cycle.

Digital Media Equipment

Digital Media Rack
Digital Media Rack with Assisted Listening 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 Room 327.

This rack includes, in order from top to bottom:

  • a transmitter for the Assisted Listening System (top left of rack)
  • a receiver for the Assisted Listening System (second item in the rack, just below the transmitter)
  • a digital media switcher
  • an audio panel (for use by a tech only )
  • a BluRay (DVD) player
  • a panel with input jacks for external video
  • an audio amplifier for sound (for use by techs only)
  • a pull-out shelf for laptop use
  • a drawer with an ethernet cable, wireless microphone, and four ALS devices


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 on the side of the media rack



Video equipment (e.g., cameras or VCRs) 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).

  • 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.)

Input controls
Switcher Inputs



In the top row of buttons are the source selections for Video, VGA, and HDMI.


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 are found the --------, Last Chapter, Scan Rewind, Scan Forward, and Next Chapter functions. The ------ button controls the routing of audio, it should be selected ONLY WHEN you have an HDMI laptop where sound is not included in the HDMI signal. You will need to connect the audio part of the VGA cable to your laptop headphone jack. Please ask for help the first time you need this.

Directions

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

Connecting a Laptop

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.
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), their is a variety of adapters available for rent at Classroom Media Assistance in room 327.
  • 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)



Overhead Projector

Overhead Projector

General Use To use an overhead projector:
1. Plug in the projector.
2. Select which bulb you wish to use (1 or 2).
3. Press the power on button.

The projector should now be illuminated and the fan should be running. Place your transparency on the projector and adjust the top mirror as necessary to get a clear image.

Bulb Switch There are two bulbs in each overhead projector. To switch between either, simply turn the projector off, then slide the designated lever (located on the front side) left or right. If the projector is left running while the switch is made, the risk of blowing a bulb is eminent.

Bulb Replacement 1. Be sure to unplug the projector from any outlet. Wait until it has been off for at least 5 minutes.
2. Unscrew the small flathead screw located on the front side of the projector.
3. Lift up the top half of the casing, and carefully unplug the broken bulb.
4. Insert a new bulb and replace the casing. Replace the screw.
Note: Be sure to plug the projector in before testing the new bulb(s).
Signs of a Broken Bulb

  • Cracked reflector casing.
  • Black burn marks on the casing or bulb.
  • Disconnected filament inside, makes a soft noise when rattled.

Troubleshooting

  • If the projector does not turn on, or if the screen is locked in the down position, please call CMA 874-4278.


  • 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.

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 the cabinet when finished.