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Rauch 141 -- Full Details and Instructions

Facility Type(s):

These are registrar-scheduled classrooms which are equipped with an instructor station PC and a projector with a large screen or a large-screen display visible from all points in the room. Often, they are equipped with additional features, such as VCRs, DVD players, document cameras, etc.


Fixed Chairs - Qty: 38

Chairs that are somehow fixed in place, and not able to be moved around their room.

Instructor Station PC - Qty: 1

This is a Windows PC usually built into the podium in a High Technology Classroom. Generally, these systems are left powered on, but in a power-saving 'sleep mode'. To wake it, move the mouse, or press the power buttons on both the CPU and monitor. For more information, read the step-by-step instructions below.
-- Also note that all instructor station PCs contain an optical drive capable of reading and writing CDs and DVDs.
-- Also, Please Log Off of the PC when you are done using it.

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.

Document Camera - Qty: 1

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

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 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.

Quick Notes on PCs in LTS Classrooms and Public Sites

Most of the provided PCs in classrooms and computer labs at Lehigh run Windows, and are connected to the campus LAN. They have a number of other features in common, and more information can be found in the HelpDesk's Public Site and Classroom Computer FAQ, but here are a few quick pointers:

  • You'll need to press Ctrl-Alt-Del (the Control, Alt, and Delete keys) to open the login screen.
  • After that, you'll need a Lehigh User Account to log in.
  • If someone else is logged in, and the system is 'Locked', (but you know no one is currently using it) you can force the system to reset by holding down the power button for 10 seconds. This will cause the previous user to lose any work they didn't save, so be considerate.
  • Please remember to Log Off of the system before you leave. To do this, click on the 'Start' button, and select 'Log Off' by hovering your cursor over the carat to the right of the 'Shut Down' button.
  • If you need to install additional software, you can find downloads and instructions on the Lehigh University Software pages.

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