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STEPS 280 -- 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.

Equipment

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.

Projector, Wide Screen - Qty: 1

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

Fixed Chairs - Qty: 50

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

Crestron TSW752BS 7" Touch Screen - Qty: 1

A stylish and versatile touch screen with 7" capacitive touch display, Smart Graphics™, and multiple mounting options. Includes out-of-the-box room scheduling for use with Crestron Fusion® Cloud Enterprise Management Software and the Crestron® Hosted Scheduling Service.

VGA 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.

Document Camera, WolfVision VZ-8 - Qty: 1

A document camera outputs a picture of items placed on its work surface to the room's video display. The WolfVision VZ-8 has an articulated arm allowing the camera to be oriented toward work outside of the work surface, and is also capable of resolutions up to 1920x1080 (HD, 1080p)

PC Mouse - Qty: 1

Interlink wireless mice are available for all technology classrooms that have a PC in the instructor station. These mice enable the user to control the computer from anywhere in the classroom. The left mouse button function is located under the device and is usually activated by the forefinger. The left mouse function can also be activated using the right pointing arrow on the top of the device. The right mouse button function is activated by the left pointing arrow on the top of the device (please don't ask why!). The round button serves as the mouse control. There is a laser pointer as well. Wireless mice operate on different frequencies so that they don't interfere with each other in nearby rooms. To change the setting, press and hold the two arrow buttons until you see the button lights flash (about 15 seconds) then press the desired frequency. Contact the Media Center (83059) to find the frequency for your classroom(s). Batteries may be changed by sliding open the compartment on the bottom of the device. Two AA batteries are used.

    HDMI Video Connection - Qty: 1

    This is a 'High-Definition Multimedia Interface' connection to the room's video display.

    Crestron DMPS3200C 3-Series DigitalMedia Presentation System - Qty: 1

    This integrates the control system, multi-format matrix switcher, mic mixer, audio DSP, and amplifier all into one 3-space rack mount package.

    Crestron DMRMCSCALERC - Qty: 1

    This unit provides a single HDMI® output along with Ethernet, USB HID, RS-232, and IR control ports. In addition to DM 8G+, it is also compatible with HDBaseT®, allowing it to be connected directly to an HDBaseT certified source. Built-in scaling enables the connected display to handle any video resolution up to HD 1080p or WUXGA.

    Electric Screen - Qty:

    An electric roll-down screen. Controls are located on the wall near the instructor station. They may also be found on the AMX touch panel. The screen will automatically lower when the system is turned on and a source is selected.

    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 , cbe205@lehigh.edu , 610-758-3187
    Equipment: Classroom Technology Team , LTS , wjh204@lehigh.edu
    Facility: Facilities Department , Facilities , inrse@lehigh.edu , 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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    Action: 

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

    Screenshot: 
    touchpad with doc cam selected
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    Action: 

    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.

    Screenshot: 
    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.

    Screenshot: 
    document camera models labelled
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    Action: 

    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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    Action: 

    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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    7
    Action: 

    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.

    Connecting a Laptop to a Classroom Display

    Connecting a Laptop to a Classroom Display

    Step Number: 
    1
    Action: 

    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.

    Screenshot: 
    video output ports
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    3
    Action: 

    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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    Action: 

    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.

    Screenshot: 
    picture of keyboard's display switch key
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    Action: 

    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.

    Screenshot: 
    windows_display_control_panel