Quinn 209

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2nd Floor of Quinn Hall map

Room layout


Seating Capacity: 40


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 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.

Light Switches

Light Switch

There are three sets of light switches located in this class room. There is one set of switches located beside both doors, and there is a third set behind the podium in the front of the room.

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 22

Room Equipment

Projector Screen

Projector screen
The main control screen

Located at the front of the class room, it will drop down in front of the whiteboard.

To move screen up or down use the switch located behind the podium.


LCD Projector

The projector is located on the ceiling in the middle of the classroom. Do not operate manually-- use the podium to operate the projector. (Directions below).

Podium (ALL)

The digital media is housed within the presenter podium.

Quinn 214 podium 2016.jpg

The Active Learning Lite (ALL) podium contains the following resources for presenter use:

  • Podium Computer (PC)
  • Connections for Presenter Laptop (HDMI and VGA w/ Audio)
  • Document Camera
  • DVD/Blu-Ray Player
  • AirMedia (wireless presentation & collaboration device)
  • RCA connection for VHS, digital camera, or other media.

Digital Media Switcher

Digital Media Switcher

The touch-screen based 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 selecting the "System Off" button located on the switcher (near the volume knob).
  • 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.
  • Touch the "System Off" button to turn off the projector.
  • When the projector is completely off, the light above the button will become red. This may take 10 seconds.
  • To turn on the in-room LCD displays, please follow the same instructions for the projector screen above.
  • 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.



To the left of the podium screen there is a series of inputs. Here you will find a VGA cable, audio cable, power outlet, and Ethernet cable for your laptop. There is also a USB port that connects to the mac mini, and a AUX video connection.

DVD/VCR Combo Unit

DVD Player

Before inserting your DVD/VHS, go to the equipment switcher and select the appropriate source. The DVD/VCR combo unit will automatically turn on if you press the eject button on the DVD side, or if you insert a tape into the VCR. The controls for the DVD/VCR combo unit will be located on the podium screen. To adjust volume of your movie using the audio control on the right of the screen. The controls under Program will control the volume of you movie.



Microphone is connected to the podium.

The wireless microphone unit is stored in the drawer in the media rack. The microphone receiver is configured to route the audio signal through the sound system speakers. Attach the microphone to lecturer's lapel or collar. The power switch is located on top of the unit. Extra batteries are stored in the drawer. To adjust the volume of either the Microphone or wireless microphone us the audio control. The control labeled Lectern will control the microphone that is attached to the podium, while the one labeled wireless controls the volume for the wireless microphone.

Remember: Turn OFF the Microphone when done. Return it to the media rack drawer.

Laptop Use

To use your laptop follow the following steps:

  • If you will be using a Mac laptop without an HDMI port,make sure you have your adapter to connect to VGA or HDMI
  • Connect the podium's VGA cable to your laptop.
  • If you are using a VGA cable to connect to the system, you will also need to connect audio, if you plan to use audio. Simply, connect the audio cable into your laptop's headphone jack.
  • It is recommended you connect the ethernet cable and use the wired connection if you plan on showing Youtube videos or any other streaming media.
  • Touch the instructor control screen to bring it to the default screen
If the touchscreen was already at the default because it was used recently, you will not need this step.
  • Touch the flat screen again to bring up the equipment controls.
  • Select either VGA or HDM source.
The projection screen will automatically lower when any source is selected.


General Problem Solving

1. The most common issue in these rooms is the Mac computer being turned off.

If it has been turned off, you need to open the podium and turn it back on using the switch (button) on the back left side of the Mac mini.

It should be restarted after each class. If you find it on the Mac side and want to use Windows, pull down the Apple menu in the upper left corner and select "Log Off." Once the account is logged out, you will have the option to choose the Windows boot.

2. If the ethernet is not working at the podium, the most likely issue is that the cable has been disconnected from the port. The cable for the ethernet is shorter than the coil that contains the other cables/wiring. So if a faculty member moves the podium more than a foot in away from the wall the ethernet jack comes unplugged. To troubleshoot, just follow the cable coil from the base of the podium to the wall and check if the cable is unplugged from the jack.

3. Reminder: The touch screen controls work only for the equipment suite (projector, flatscreens, projection screen, source selection. If you are using the Mac or Windows operating systems on the mac mini in the podium, you need to use the keyboard and mouse to interface with the computer.

LCD displays

If you are assigned to a NOMAD room and come into the classroom to find that the LCD TVs are not either turning on from the Touch-panel display or will not wake from sleep mode, please contact the lab attendant in Quinn 215, if after hours, call CMA in the Library, 874-4278, and they can reset the LCD displays.

These displays can go into a power save mode that cannot be overridden by the podium.
We have changed the system defaults to bypass the powersave mode, but if there was a power outage to the panels, the defaults will have been restored and the displays will need to be reconfigured.

Connecting a Laptop Help

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)

Locking Up

Please Remember to:

  1. Remove your media and Restart the media machine used. Power Off your laptop. Return cables to the media case.
  2. Press the "System Off" button in the upper right hand corner of the touch screen. When it asks "Are you sure?" press "Yes". The screen will go up, and the projector will turn off.
  3. Turn the classroom Lights OFF. Shut all Exterior Doors.
  4. Swipe-lock the main door using your URI ID card. The card-reader light will flash red once 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!