Swan 201

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Location

Swan 201(map)

Room layout

Capacity

30

Contact

For information within Swan Hall:
Language Lab in room 301
401-874-4720
cmaswan@gmail.com

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 sliding mechanism is also located next to the door on the inside of the classroom.

  • 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.


Important Notes: Manual Locking Mechanism

Manual Locking Mechanism
In the event of a lockdown the large red button, located to the right of the door inside of the classroom, will override the sliding mechanisms and manually lock the door

Light Switches

Light Switch

Light switches are located on the wall immediately to left upon entering.
Dimmer control slides up and down.
On and off button is on the bottom.

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.
Classrooms with presenter podiums will have a cable accessible through the top.
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 Room Channel

Channel 13

Directions

Projector Screen

Projector Screen
Projector Screen Switch

The screen will automatically descend when the system is turned on.
If need be, the manual controls for the screen are next to the room's light switches.

Projector

LCD Projector

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please, do not try to Power On/Off the projector prior to the 2-minute warm-up and/or cool down cycle.

WHEN DONE: Press the System Off button.

Podium

The digital media is housed within a presenter podium.

Podium.jpg

The podium contains the following resources for presenter use:

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

Digital Media Switcher

The Switcher controls both the signal from media equipment to the projector, and the functions of the DVD player.
PROJECTOR NOTES:

Digital Media Switcher
  • 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 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.

Inputs

The available wire connects are accessible from the cable cubby on the top of the podium.

Connecting a Laptop

1. Press the HDMI or VGA button depending on your laptop's available ports
Note: New Laptops may require an adapter. If you are unsure of what connection to use, please stop into the Language Lab with your laptop and a student tech will help you determine how to connect your laptop to the system.
2. Connect the VGA/HDMI cable to the adapter first, if you need to use one, and then connect to the laptop.
3. If using VGA, connect the audio cable to the laptop.



Notes:
If your laptop image is not projecting, or is projecting incorrect CMA recommends the following steps:

  • On a Windows Laptop: windows button + 'P' will open the presentation settings. Mirror/ duplicate will have the projector display the exact same thing you see on your laptop. If you would like to use PowerPoint or Keynoets's "Presenter View" select 'extended' this will allow you to see you presenter notes on your laptop while your presentation plays as normal on the projection screen.
  • On a Mac: Open System Preferences -> Displays -> Arrangement Tab (this tab appears only appears when the laptop is connected to a display) -> ensure that the "mirror display" box in checked in the lower left corner. Leave this box unchecked if you would like to use presenter notes.


DVD/Blu-Ray Player & VCR Connection

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Select the Blu-Ray option on the button panel to play either a DVD or Blu-Ray disc.
This will turn the Blu-Ray player on. All controls for the player can be found on the button panel.

The Available control features are:

  • Play
  • Pause
  • Rewind
  • Fast Forward
  • Chapter Back
  • Chapter Forward
  • Menu


For menu navigation, the direction buttons directly beneath the knob allow you to move up, down, left, and right with the center button working as the 'enter' or 'select' button.

Volume for the device can be controlled via the knob on the button panel.
If need be, the volume can be increased beyond the fifth red bar of the volume knob.

Portable VCR Players are available to be rented out at the Language Learning Resource Center in Swan 301 and can be hooked up to the AV cable inputs (Yellow, White, Red) pictured to the right.

Document Camera

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The Document Camera is set-up to auto-focus, zooming in and out can be controlled via the toggle knob on the document camera itself.
To operate, simply pull the head upward, this will turn the document camera on.
Select the source from the button panel to send it to the display.

Document Cameras are useful for easily showing a whole classroom:

  • Your existing transparency sheets
  • Photographs
  • Small objects/artifacts
  • Handouts/ other printed Materials

There is also a 'freeze' button on the document camera, which will hold the displayed image allowing you to remove the object and move around the room if need be.

To turn off the document, simply gently tug the loop on the extension neck forward so that the document camera refolds to its collapsed position.

Troubleshooting

1. NO SOUND
-make sure all auxiliary cables are plugged in and secure.
-check device's sound preferences to see that the correct output is selected.
-restart the equipment you are trying to have sound played from.
2. NO IMAGE PROJECTION
-make sure all VGA and video cables are plugged in and secure.
-On a Laptop: Press CTRL + F8
-restart the equipment you are trying to have sound played from.

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.
  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 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!

Additional Room Details

Classroom Information

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room 201
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