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Linderman 200 -- Full Details and Instructions

Facility Type(s):

These rooms are equipped with LTS-supported screens and projectors (or other large displays) and connections for a laptop at the podium, but no instructor station PC is provided. Check out the Video Walkthrough that provides an overview of how to connect and use your laptop in these spaces.

Equipment

Movable Chairs - Qty: 90

Chairs that are _not_ fixed to the floor, and can be moved around the room.

Projector, Wide Screen - Qty: 1

This is a wide-screen format digital video projector (aspect ratio roughly 16:10, versus the classic 4:3)

VGA Laptop Video Connection - Qty: 1

This is a VGA-type video display connection, for connecting a laptop to a room display system. The cable is available either in a cubby on the side of the podium, or near the monitor on an instructor station pc.

VGA Laptop Video Connection - Qty: 1

This is a VGA-type video display connection, for connecting a laptop to a room display system. The cable is available either in a cubby on the side of the podium, or near the monitor on an instructor station pc.

Microphone, Fixed - Qty: 1

A microphone is located on the podium. Some rooms also have a small light with a dimmer. Wireless lavaliere and hand-held microphones are available. Additional wired microphones may be attached at several microphone jacks. Contact Instructional Media Services (x83057) for information about microphones.

DVD Player - Qty: 1

This is a standalone DVD Player, connected to a room's display system, and is selectable for display by either a push-button or touch panel.
-- Note: to display the DVD, select "DVD" on the touch pad. Player controls will appear on the pad. 'More Controls' takes you to the DVD menu page which is used for navigation by many DVDs.
-- Note Also: If you are playing a DVD using the DVD drive in the instructor station computer, select "Computer" or "PC" on the touch pad and use the controls on the computer monitor.
-- Lastly, Remember to remove your DVD before you leave the room.

Touch Panel Control System - Qty: 1

Start here: This is a touch-activated control panel that activates (powers up) and selects the display, audio and computer equipment in the room. Some touch panels are as large as a computer monitor, and may enter a sleep mode. Tap them to wake them up. For full information, read the step-by-step instructions below.

Please remember to select 'Power Off' before leaving the room.

Additional Contacts

In general, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 (x84357) for any assistance with the rooms or equipment -- they're literally waiting by the phone and can direct your request to appropriate and available staff if they can't help immediately. For more specific questions, or feedback, you can additionally contact the people or departments below:
Equipment: Classroom Technology Team , LTS , kmh2@lehigh.edu
Facility: Facilities Department , Facilities , inrse@lehigh.edu , 610-758-3940 or 610-758-3941

Step-by-Step Instructions

Linderman 200

Controlling Displays with the Touch Panel in an LTS-equipped Classroom

Controlling Displays with the Touch Panel in an LTS-equipped Classroom

The starting point for use of display systems in most LTS Facilities (especially High Technology Classrooms) a touch-screen control panel. They do come in different sizes, from a few inches across up to the size of a regular computer display. The following items will help familiarize you with the capabilities of the panels:

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If the touch screen is black, it is in sleep mode. Simply touch it once to activate it. A screen indicating the building and room will display.

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Touch the screen again, and, after short warm-up period, the main page will appear, and you may select a video source to display. Buttons on the panel correspond to devices available in the room to be displayed. Typical options are listed below. Not every classroom will have every option. Check the equipment list for your specific room.

  • 'PC' selects the local instructor station computer
  • 'PC 2' selects the extended desktop in a dual display room
  • 'Laptop' selects the user-supplied laptop connected to the provided VGA cable
  • 'HDMI' selects the user-supplied laptop connected to the provided HDMI cable
  • 'Doc Cam' selects the document camera (detailed instructions for use of the document camera are available here.
  • 'DVD' selects the DVD player and displays the player controls. 'More Controls' takes you to the DVD menu page which is used for navigation by many DVDs.
  • 'VHS' selects the VHS player (VCR) and displays the play, pause, and other controls
  • 'TV Tuner' selects the TV tuner and channel selection controls
  • 'AUX Video' selects user-supplied devices attached via the auxiliary inputs
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Additional controls on the touch pad may include the following:

  • 'Program Sound' controls the volume of the displayed device (note if you have no sound from the computer check the sound settings on the computer)
  • 'Speech Sound' controls the microphone levels in rooms with microphones
  • 'Mute' turns off the program or speech sound. Touching it again restores the sound
  • 'Picture Mute' or 'Picture Off' blanks the projected image. This control does NOT turn the projector off.
  • 'Picture On' restores the image.
  • 'Lighting and Screen Controls' brings up lighting and screen control pages where you can select lighting scenes and make custom adjustments.
  • 'Advanced Routing' allows maximum flexibility in selecting devices in dual projector rooms. Be sure to select a source for audio if you are selecting a device with sound from the advanced routing page.
  • 'Aspect' allows for display of computer images in wide-screen (16x9) or standard (4x3) modes in rooms where wide screen displays are provided.

Connecting a Laptop to a Classroom Display

Connecting a Laptop to a Classroom Display

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If possible, plug the laptop into a power source. We have learned from service personnel that many laptop manufacturers, in order to increase battery life, have reduced power output so severely that when power is drawn by using the hard drive, sync signal strength to external monitor ports (which is critical for connection to the projector) may be lost. Also, plugging into a power source ensures your battery won't quit in the middle of your presentation.

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Find your laptop's video output port, and plug in the available input cable. There are several kinds, and you may also need an adapter cable to connect your particular laptop to the input cable available in the classroom.

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video output ports
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Next, use the touch panel or push-button control to set the room's display system to use the 'Laptop' input. Most classrooms are equipped with some sort of video input switching control near the instructor's station or podium.

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Turn on your laptop's video output port. Most laptops have keyboard combinations to allow the video output to be toggled between three modes: 1) just to the laptop screen, 2) just to the output port, or 3) to both the screen and the port. We recommend using the 'Both' setting, so that you can see exactly what's on the screen.

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picture of keyboard's display switch key
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Adjust your laptop's display settings so that your laptop's screen is sent to the output port. Depending on your operating system and software, you'll have a utility or control panel for specifying how the system handles this external display. For Windows 7, go to Start > Control Panel > Display > Change Display Settings. We recommend choosing to 'Mirror' or 'Duplicate' the displays so that the laptop screen and the projector show the same thing, instead of 'Extending the Desktop' and having to move your presentation window over to the other screen. Note: Due to the differences between the size and resolution of your laptop screen and that of the projector, the image on your laptop screen will change.

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