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Maginnes 113 -- Full Details and Instructions

Facility Type(s):

A single-camera classroom to which remote students can connect in real time

Core technologies installed in the learning space include:

Audience-facing camera unit with built-in audience-facing microphones
Wireless microphone receiver

Annotatable monitor

Document camera



Movable Chairs - Qty: 40

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

Instructor Station PC - Qty: 1

This is a Core i7-3770 CPU with 8GB of RAM, a 128GB solid state drive, CD/DVD ROM drive, and integrated Intel HD video.

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.

Audience-facing Fixed Camera - Qty: 1

This video camera is mounted in a fixed position and is focused on an adjustable shot of the audience portion of a learning space.

Wireless Microphone - Qty: 1

Wireless microphones are available from the Digital Media Studio (x83059) for use in most of our auditoriums and in all HyFlex1, HyFlex2, and HyFlex2A learning spaces. The rooms use the same microphone with different frequencies for each location. Both hand-held and clip-on microphones are available.

Document Camera - Qty: 1

A document camera displays a picture of items placed on its work surface to the room's video display.

SMART Podium Annotatable Monitor - Qty: 1

The SMART Podium functions as both the instructor station PC's monitor and as a writing surface for annotating over digital content (eg, a PowerPointSlide or a webpage). It also has a virtual whiteboard feature.

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:
Reservation: Carol Bene , Registrar , , 610-758-3187
Equipment: Classroom Technology Team , LTS ,
Facility: Facilities Department , Facilities , , 610-758-3940 or 610-758-3941

Step-by-Step Instructions

Using Computers at LTS Computing Sites and Classrooms (FAQ)

Computers at LTS facilities are part of a network that not only connects them to the internet, but also allows them to share software, data, and other resources such as printers. This guide explains how to use these computers, where to find assistance, and the policies governing their use.

How do I log on to a Lehigh PC?

Once any LTS computing site computer has been started and is ready for use, you will see the instruction to press Ctrl-Alt-Del to Login. Pressing the Ctrl, Alt, and Del keys will invoke a login dialog box. To log into the computer, enter your user name and password in the appropriate fields; press the Tab key to move between fields. Make sure "Log on to: AD" below the password field is visible. If it says something like "Log on to: PS-xxxxx" then you'll need to enter your username as "ad\username" in the username field. If it says "Log on to: FSxxxxxx" then it's a faculty/staff machine (you may still be able to login using ad\username if you have permission). When you are finished using a computer at an LTS Computing Site, REMEMBER TO LOG OUT. If you fail to log out, someone could access your email, coursework, or academic records. To log out, click on Start and choose Log Off from the Start Menu. Make sure you are completely logged out before you leave the PC. Often the logout process with require user confirmation or the process could hang. You are not logged out until the PC returns to the main Logon screen.

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How do I handle a locked workstation?

If another user has been logged into the workstation and left without logging out, the computer will display the message "Press ctrl + alt + delete to unlock this computer" and below that in small type it says who's logged on. If you are not the user who is logged in you will need to turn the PC off and then on again. Hold the On/Off button down for at least 10 seconds or until you see the light behind the button disappear. Then, turn the PC back on, and log in as usual.

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What happens when I start up (or restart) a lab or classroom PC?

On boot up the computer will display some messages as it loads it's operating system into memory. The system will briefly display a menu with two choices: Press F3 to ghost or wait 5 seconds for normal boot. If F3 is selected, the reload process will take 30- 40 minutes on a lightly loaded network with a 100Mb connection. Please do not touch the keyboard until the process is completed. It is important to not interrupt this process once it has started. Ghost Refresh - If you selected Ghost Single Refresh option, the computer will load software to connect to a remote image server and run ghost from this server to restore the hard drive image for this computing site computer. As it finishes, it will automatically reboot the computer twice more. The Ghost refresh resolves many computing issues, including printing problems, software errors, network problems, and more. When the refresh process is complete, all software not on the base image will have been removed from the hard drive (see software section below for an explanation). The computer will continue to start up Windows and then present you with the login screen.

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What will I find on the Desktop?

The Windows desktop contains several items. Along the right-hand side are:

  • Clock widget
  • Software
  • Course Site
  • Google Apps
  • Printing
  • Portal
  • LTS Help Desk
  • Photos
  • LTS Updates
  • Papercut printing impact widget

At the bottom of your screen is the taskbar which includes the Start button at one end and the system clock at the other.

Other icons, such as the Firefox, IE, Chrome and Word quick launch and the Microsoft Antivirus active protection logo, may appear in the taskbar.

All software can be started from the Start button's 'All Programs' menu.

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How do I install software on a classroom or lab computer?

Each classroom or lab computer comes with a base set of programs, which include the following titles: Adobe Reader, iTunes, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection (antivirus software), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Notepad ++, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Thunderbird, along with Quick time, VLC and Paint.NET. (Other utility programs are under Accessories.) LTS refers to this base set of programs as the base image. Performing a complete software reload provides a new copy of this base image to the computer's hard drive. Click the Software link on the Desktop to install software that is not included in the base image. There may be restrictions on where some titles can be installed.

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How can I access email on classroom or lab computer?

There are several methods for accessing your Lehigh electronic mail from the computing sites.

  • Webmail, the web based mail reader- Point your browser to
  • Lehigh Gmail - Click Google Apps mail icon on left margin of Lehigh homepage (just above LTS Alerts).
  • You can also access email from the Campus Portal ( via the Mail icon in the upper right corner.

More information about using mail can be found on the web page:

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How long does it take for the screen saver to kick in?

In order to protect users' confidential data, a password-protected screen saver has been implemented at the computing sites and computer classrooms. The timeout for classroom instructors stations is 2 hours, for all other computing site machines it is 10 minutes. The screen saver can be activated at any time by pressing the "Windows + L" keys on the keyboard. The original user can log back into the computer with the Lehigh password. If the original user has left the PC without logging off, the next user will need to shut the PC down and restart it.

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How do I log off of a Lehigh PC?

When you are finished using a computer at an LTS computing site, REMEMBER TO LOG OUT. If you fail to log out, someone could access your email, coursework, or academic records. To log out, click on Start and choose Log Off from the Start Menu. Make sure you are completely logged out before you leave the PC. Often the logout process will require user confirmation or the process could hang. You are not logged out until the PC returns to the main Logon screen.

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How can I help keep classroom and lab computers more secure?

Invasive software (described by terms such as computer viruses, worms, and Trojan programs) can be spread around the world in a matter of days; anyone connected to the Internet can be at risk from invasive software. All LTS computing site computers have Microsoft Forefront protection software installed. You can also minimize risks from invasive software. Electronic mail. Avoid opening executable (.exe) attachments and attachments of that are unfamiliar or unexpected. Save attachments as files and run virus detection on them before opening them by right clicking on the file and scanning for viruses. Look out for phishing email, i.e. someone you don’t know or someone pretending to be someone else requesting sensitive and personal information from you. Phishing e-mail usually asks you to e-mail a password, or fill out a form on a non-Lehigh website (check the address bar) with your username and password. Never login any website with your Lehigh username and password if the site isn't part of the "" domain. Never e-mail your password to anyone, even someone at Lehigh. Web browsers. Download software with caution, and run virus detection on the files before running/installing them. Practice safe downloading practices by loading software from a trusted site.

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Where can I find computers and computer-enhanced classrooms?

The LTS Facilities pages contain lists of what equipment is installed in which buildings and rooms.

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Where can I get help?

The Help Desk service in the Fairchild-Martindale Library Information Commons (main floor of the Fairchild-Martindale Library) provides a starting point for getting answers to questions about Lehigh libraries, computing, and telecommunications. Help Desk staff respond to inquiries about hardware, software, classroom and lab computing, library collections and services, and phone problems and services. You can reach the help desk by calling 610-758-HELP (4357). The Help Desk is available by email at or by chat. More information about the Help Desk is available at:

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For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or

Using a Document Camera in an LTS-Equipped Classroom

Using a Document Camera in an LTS-Equipped Classroom

Document cameras essentially replace the functionality of an overhead projector, and add a number of additional capabilities. These instructions cover the most basic functions.

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Turn on the projection system using the available touchpad or push-button control, and select the document camera from the source options.

touchpad with doc cam selected
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Raise the camera head, using the available lifting mechanism, so that the camera head ends up directly above the work surface. Usually, the lamp will come on automatically, illuminating the work surface.

Document Camera Labelled
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If necessary, power up the camera and turn on the lamp to illuminate the work surface. Different models locate these buttons in various places.

document camera models labelled
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Place the item you wish to display on the work surface. Most units' work surfaces are reflective enough for transparencies. You should see the item displayed on the selected screen.

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On most units, camera controls are located on the camera head. Focus usually defaults to automatic. The picture should self-focus and remain in focus as you operate the zoom, but there may be a slight delay. The automatic focus can usually be switched off with the button on the front of the camera head. 'Freeze' holds the current image in memory. Press again to release to a new image.

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On some units, the camera head can be rotated to shoot outside of the working surface. Turn the light out of the way, pull the close up lens out from the front of the camera (it will not fall out), and rotate the camera head.

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When you are done with the camera please lower the camera by pulling down on the lifting mechanism. This will also turn off the light.