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Grace 028 -- Full Details and Instructions

Facility Type(s):

These sites provide computers for use by any Lehigh student, faculty, or staff member, and are sponsored and maintained by LTS. Printers are provided for students, and use is managed by PaperCut. Users are advised to be familiar with the guide to Using Computers and LTS Computing Sites and Classrooms.

Use the 'Available Computers' link above to see a list of the sites with real-time indicators of which computers are in use.

PC Classrooms have an instructor station PC, and also provide student PCs running Windows for use by Lehigh faculty, staff, and students.

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

Projector, Wide Screen - Qty: 1

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

Student PC, Dell Optiplex 7020 - Qty: 28

This is a Core i7-4790 CPU at 3.6GHz, 8GB RAM, a 256 GB solid state drive, integrated Intel HD video, and a DVD +/- RW drive.

Crestron TSW760NCBS 7" Touch Panel - Qty: 1

This is a space-saving wall, lectern, or tabletop touch screen featuring a clean, contemporary appearance with edge-to-edge glass and advanced high-definition Smart Graphics®.

Cable Cubby - Qty: 1

Cables for connecting user-supplied laptops can be found in a small black box located on or next to the instructor's podium. VGA with audio, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort and LAN cables are located in this box.

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.

HDMI Video Connection - Qty: 1

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

Instructor Station, Dell Optiplex 7020 - Qty: 1

This is an instructor station podium with a Core i7-4790 CPU at 3.6GHz, 8GB RAM, a 256GB solid state drive, integrated Intel HD video, and a DVD +/- RW drive

Crestron DMPS3-4K-200C Switcher - Qty: 1

Integrates the control system, matrix switcher, video scaler, mic mixer, audio DSP, amplifier, and DigitalMedia distribution center all into a single 3-space rackmount package. 

Crestron HDSCALERVGAE High Def Scaler - Qty: 1

 This is a video scaler designed to enable an HD, SD, or computer display device to handle analog VGA, RGB, and component video signals with input resolutions up to Full HD 1080p or WUXGA.

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:
General: LTS Help Desk , LTS , helpdesk@lehigh.edu , 610-758-4357 (x. 8-HELP)
Equipment: Classroom Technology Team , LTS , wjh204@lehigh.edu
Facility: Facilities Department , Facilities , inrse@lehigh.edu , 610-758-3940 or 610-758-3941
Supplies: LTS Help Desk , LTS , helpdesk@lehigh.edu , 610-758-4357 (x. 8-HELP)
Reservation: Kelly Decker , LTS , ksd2@lehigh.edu

Step-by-Step Instructions

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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windows_display_control_panel