Rodman 109

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Rodman Hall Rm 109 (map)

Room layout


Seating Capacity: 45


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

Light Switches

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


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 remember this password, please call the URI Help Desk at 401-874-4357.

TurningPoint Technologies Channel for this Classroom

Channel 3



LCD Projector

The projector is located on the ceiling in the front of the classroom. Do not operate manually -- use the switcher located at the front of the room in the big black box. You need to reserve a key to gain access to this box. Call CMA at 874-4278 for keys, room trainings, and for any other assistance you need.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please, do not try to Power On/Off the projector prior to the 2-minute warm-up and/or cool down cycle, either manually or using the control panel button. This will damage the projector.

WHEN FINISHED WITH THE PROJECTOR: Press the SYSTEM OFF button located on the top row of the control panel, the last button on the right. The light will turn on when the system is shut down and cooled properly.

Document Camera

Rodman 109 Doc cam.jpg

To operate, simply pull the head upward and the unit will power on automatically
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 fold the unit downward to turn off the document camera.

Podium / AV Cabinet


The lecturer's Podium doubles as the media rack. The media devices are located inside the podium, behind the locked door on the front side (highlighted). A key lock secures the media equipment rack. The key is assigned after room media orientation. Contact Classroom Media Assistance in LL4 at 874-4278.

The device remotes, as well as AV cables and a spare VGA cable, can be found in the drawer in the cabinet beneath the smartbox panels. The podium also comes equipped with a Dell computer tower and flat-screen monitor.

Drawer Contents

Equipment Rack

Equipment Rack - Smartbox

Digital Media Installed System

Outlet: Use this area to plug in your laptop so it charges as you use it with the projection system.
Bluray player: This device plays Blurays as well as DVDs, and has replaced the VHS player. Its controls (play, stop, skip, etc.) can be found on the face of the device in the smartbox. Additionally, there are Bluray controls located on the Podium-top Panel.
VGA & AV inputs: The VGA input is where you hook up your laptop using the VGA cable. The AV inputs are for your use in the event that you need to display a VHS source and bring a VCR with you.
Inputs Panel -- Tech Use Only: This is not for instructor use; please do not alter or adjust anything on this panel.
Drawer: This drawer contains a VGA cable with audio, an HDMI cable, an ethernet cable, and remote for the Bluray player.

Podium-top Panel

Podium-top Panel

Top row: Video, VGA, HDMI, Doc Cam, Display Off
Middle row: Bluray, Menu, Play, Stop, Pause
Bottom Row: Audio, Back, Rewind, FFW, Forward
Top knob: volume adjust

Select an input source from the following: Video, VGA, HDMI, Document Camera, or Bluray. The light above the button for each source will light up red when selected. The buttons on the panel on top of the podium are arranged as follows:

Switching Inputs

Select the appropriate input button on the switcher to display a media source through the projector. Each input button routes the signal for the specific media device indicated by the label on the button.

To select a device, press the device's video input button. The small circle above the button will light up red, indicating that it has been selected. Each of the inputs are listed below:

1. VGA- Use this cable to connect a laptop. Every laptop has a VGA port.

VGA cable

2. HDMI- Use this cable to connect a laptop. Not every laptop has an HDMI port.

HDMI cable

3. Bluray Player - To control the Bluray player, use the buttons on its face. Manually power On/Off. Volume Control knob is on right side of the Extron Switcher panel.

4. Document Camera - Video signal is transmitted through the VGA cable stored in the media rack. Use the Doc Cam button on the podium-top panel to send the display from the Document Camera to the projector screen.

Note: There is no audio included with this input.

5. Video - These inputs connect alternative video sources (e.g. Video Camera, VHS player, etc.).

If there are any questions about how to hook up your auxiliary device, ask Classroom Media Assistance.

Electronic Screen

  • Rodman 109 has an electronic projector screen available.
  • It is located beside an entrance and doorway.



  • Try another port.
  • Call LL4 at 874-4278 for a Technician.


  • Try another lightbulb (Pull switch above power button from left to right or vis versa)
  • Call LL4 at 874-4278 and ask for an OHP lightbulb.


  • Make sure the input you are using is plugged in properly and turned on. Sometimes it takes up to a minute for an image to show.


  • Make sure the volume knob is turned up (light-up area above the knob should gradually increase).

Locking Up

Please Remember to:

  1. On the Switcher, press the "System 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.


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 109
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