Swan Auditorium

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Agnes Doody Auditorium


First Floor of Swan Hall
Where is Swan Hall

Room layout


Seating Capacity: 231


For reservations:
General Assignment Classrooms form: Request a Classroom

For additional information, visit the Language Lab in room 301
phone: 874-4720
email: langlab@etal.uri.edu

Otherwise, please contact:
Classroom Media Assistance
Lower Level Library (LL4)
phone: 874-4278
email: cmaking@etal.uri.edu

Electronic Access

Card Swipe

This room is is equipped with electronic access (a card-swipe lock).
Swipe card from top to bottom.

Important Notes: Card Activation

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
phone: 874- 4577
email: access@etal.uri.edu

Light Switches

Light Switch #1 and #3

Light Switch #2

There are 3 Light switches:

One is located on immediate right when entering Auditorium.

Second is located next to projector screen switch (this one has more settings)

Third is located on the right side of the auditorium next to Fire Alarm.

Handicap Accessibility

Handicap Accessibility chair
Controls on the wall
Controls on the chair

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 Room Channel

Channel 9

Room Equipment

Projector Screen

Projector Screen
Projector Screen Control

To move screen up or down,
move switch in direction
you would like to move the screen in.


LCD Projector

The projector is located on ceiling in middle of room.... Do not operate manually-- use the switcher located in black

media cabinet....(Directions 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 green Display Power on the Black Media Rack (see below)button for 2 seconds.


  • The Display Power ON and warm-up cycle time for the projector is 2 minutes.
  • Any attempt to power OFF within this time period may crash the system.
  • The warm-up time is complete when the green light on the projector is no longer blinking.
  • The projector can be re-powered ON- if needed again- after the 2-minute cool-down cycle.

Document Camera

Document Camera

The Document Camera is folded on the podium shelf to the left.
Simply pull it from the top to open.

To Operate: Select "Doc Cam" from the Sources menu on the touch screen.



The new podium and user interface present in the Auditorium operates similar to other auditoriums on campus. The system is controlled from the touch panel screen.

Media Rack

Left Side
Right Side

Wireless Microphones

Handheld and clip-on systems

Directions for Use

Using the Podium's Touch Panel Control

Touch Panel

The touch panel is very easy to operate. All available inputs can be accessed by pressing their name in the touch screen of the podium.

Connecting a Laptop

1. Turn on the projector and press ...
2. Connect the VGA or HDMI cable to the laptop.
3. Connect the audio cable to the laptop.
4. Turn the laptop on. The startup screen should appear on the laptop and the projector screen after several seconds.**
5. Select source # ... on the switcher.

When using another source, such as DVD player, select the input for that source.

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


Make sure the video output is active (e.g. Function + F8, or similar command)


-Check that all auxiliary cables are plugged in and secure.
-Restart the equipment you are trying to have sound played from.
-Check that 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 "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. 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.


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

building Swan
room 107, AUD
reservation_contact Ignacio Perez-Ibanez, 874-4719
media_contact Language Learning Resource Center: 874-4720
floor_level first
disability seating, handrails, handicapped, easy access
room_access URI ID Card
tech_level 2
wall_type paint, sheetrock, soundproof
wall_condition excellent
ceiling_type soundproof, exposal
ceiling_condition excellent
floor_type carpet
floor_condition excellent
aisles yes
stairs yes
boards two
board_width 1) 23 feet 10 inches, 2) 5 feet 9 inches (=portable)
board_height 1) 3 feet 10 inches, 2) 3 feet 9 inches (=portable)
writing_area 1) 13156 in^2, 2) 3105 in^2 (=portable)
board_type white, portable, mounted
board_condition excellent
projection_screen yes
screen_quantity one
screen_location front
screen_type electric, Traditional format 4:3
screen_condition excellent
instructor_type table, lectern
chair yes
instructor_outlets yes
instructor_outlets_quantity 1
distributed_outlets yes
distributed_outlets_quantity 7
lighting_type audience area, sensor, exit signs, zoned, board/projection area
light_switches front
light_dimmers near door, stage
seating_type fixed chairs
heating yes
ventilation yes
air_conditioning yes
capacity_number 231
cmt_contact_sign yes
accessories trashcan, paper recycling, bottle recycling
overhead_projector yes
overhead_location cart
extra_bulb okay
equip_inst_sheet yes
sheet_location podium
projector_controls yes
controls_location front, stage
control_type Extron
data_projector yes
projector_quantity 1
projector_type LCD
projector_location front, ceiling
document_camera yes
document_location cart
cd_dvd_player yes
cd_dvd_quantity 1
cd_dvd_location rack
cd_dvd_type region 1
vhs_player yes
vhs_quantity 1
vhs_location rack
vhs_type vhs
cassette_player yes
cassette_recorder yes
cassette_location rack
sound_system yes
system_quantity 2
speaker_locations distributed ceiling-mount
microphone yes
mic_quantity 2
mic_type lavalier
mic_location rack
wireless yes
laptop_cables vga, ethernet, audio