White 205

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Location

White Hall, second floor, Rm 205 (map)

Room layout

Capacity

120

Contact

Todd W Madison

tmadison@mail.uri.edu

(401) 874-5338


For additional information, please contact:
Classroom Media Assistance
Lower Level Library (LL4)
401-874-4278
cmaking@etal.uri.edu


To reserve this room, contact:

How to reserve a classroom or lab on campus: Reserving Kingston Facilities.

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 switches are located on the wall concurrent with the door.

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.
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 13

Equipment

Projector Equipment

Projector Screen




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 Projectors

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.

Inputs

Digital Media Inputs
Video equipment (e.g., cameras or VCRs) or computers 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).

In order from left to right, these jacks are:

  • 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.
  • VGA: for a laptop either directly connecting through the VGA cable or using an adapter, such as an Apple MiniDisplayPort to VGA. A VGA cable is included in the drawer. If needed, adapters can be reserved and checked out through CMA.
  • HDMI: for either a laptop or a video camera with a HDMI ports. An HDMI cable is included in the drawer.

(Directions for hooking up a computer located below.)

DVD Player


To insert a disc, use the open tray button on the middle bottom edge of the player and use this button to close the disk tray. To eject the disk, use the same button.


Except for the on/off button and disk tray open/close, all controls for DVD player are located on the DVD tab on the media touch screen.

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 the Library (LL4).
  • 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

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. Please visit Overhead Projectors for more information.

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.

Locking Up Procedures

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. Lock up Digital Media Equipment.
4. Turn the classroom Lights OFF. Shut all Exterior Doors.
5. Swipe-lock the main door using your URI ID. 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 the cabinet when finished and swipe lock the door to secure the room.