All multimedia equipment in UI technology classrooms is controlled via touch panel. Access to the touch panels is keyed on your Vandal Number. If you are a new user, i.e., you have not used the systems before, please contact us so that we can enter your V-number into the database. We can also offer a short orientation to the system so that you are familiar with it when you get in front of your class. These panels are capacitive, which means they require far less pressure to operate but do not function while wearing gloves.
Every instructor is required to enter their own Vandal ID number to use the classroom systems. At the end of their session, they are required to log out of the system. Contact us for training and to have your Vandal ID number entered into the classroom access database. The white text area will display a dot for each digit. If you press the white text area, your vandal ID will be shown instead.
You will be brought to the Main page when you log in. The top row of buttons are controls. The bottom row selects which source should be sent to the projection system. The projector controls will automatically be displayed in the center of the screen. The example to the left indicates the projector is waiting to be turned on.
Main page controls
If the projector is already on then the On button will be grayed out and the options to either turn the projector off or mute the video is enabled.
When the video is muted the projector will project a black image. The Video mute button’s background will flash orange as a reminder the video is muted. Another press of the button will restore the video of the currently selected source.
Classrooms with wireless microphones have dual volume controls, otherwise a single volume control will be displayed. The program and microphone volume controls are Mute, - and +. The mute button backgrounds will flash orange when active. Pushing the mute button again will un-mute the program audio or microphone. Increasing or decreasing the volume will also un-mute the audio.
The Screen button is present in classrooms that allow control of the projection screen from the touch panel. The Up, Down, and Stop buttons mirror the controls on the wall switch located in every classroom.
Some classrooms have the ability to control the room lighting via the touch panel. These buttons mirror the wall switch controls in the room.
After selecting eHelp, a pre-configured message will be displayed in the message window along with the current room number. Type in a short message or leave the message as is and then push Send. An email message will be sent to Classroom Support and an instant text message will be sent to their cell phones.
Every instructor is required to log out of the touch panel after their class period has ended. The control system will automatically log the computer off 15 seconds after the touch panel has logged out. The projector video will be muted. If another instructor does not log in within 15 minutes, all classroom equipment will be turned off, including the projector. Please leave the projector on for the next instructor.
Classroom sources are located on the bottom of the main page. The page to the left indicates that the PC is the current source displayed on the projector. When a source is selected on the touch panel, a subpage is displayed with additional controls.
If desired, the audio being played can be from a different source than the video being displayed on the projector. This can be accomplished by pressing the Audio select button. This will then display a window that will indicate the current audio source in green and allow a new source to be chosen. If a new source is selected to be displayed on the projector the audio will automatically be set to that source.
On all sources except the PC, the video on the monitor can be changed from the current source to the PC and back again. To accomplish this press the Monitor select button and it will bring up the two options in a window.
The Monitor select is replaced on the PC subpage by the Display mode button. This will allow you to use the Presenter View in PowerPoint to view the notes for the presentation while displaying the presentation to the class. You must be logged on to the computer to use this option.
The classroom computer has the same software as any of the Student Computing Labs on campus.
Document camera subpage
The controls on the document camera have been disabled. The camera zoom and light controls are along the bottom of the touch panel page. The Reset button is provided to reset all the settings on the document camera to default and can correct some issues experienced during usage.
Blu-ray player subpage
Many of the blu-ray controls will be unavailable and thus grayed out until a disc is read by the player.
Once a disc has been read, then full functionality of the player is available. Basic controls are aligned along the bottom of the panel. Please remember to remove your disc before you log off the touch panel as the player will be turned off at that time.
HDMI input subpage
Please use the HDMI button for any device that is outputting HDMI, DisplayPort or Thunderbolt. An adapter will be needed for DisplayPort and Thunderbolt to HDMI. This is the the default choice when selecting the HDMI source on the Main Page.
If a device has a DVI output, please press the DVI button. An adapter cable will be needed to convert from DVI to HDMI.
Analog input subpage
The Analog input can accept VGA or composite video. VGA is the default choice when making the selection on the Main Page.
To use a video source such as a VCR, please press the Video button. A custom-made adapter cable is also needed to make the connections to the lectern inputs. These can be checked-out from the Media Center.