Standard Classroom Instructions

Most of the classrooms on campus are setup with our standard configuration. These classrooms are equipped with a video projector and screen, DVD/VCR combination player, an audio mixer, a switch box to toggle between inputs, a Windows desktop, connections for a laptop, document camera, sound capability, wired and wireless network access. In each of the rooms there is a remote control to turn the projector on and off.

Remote Control:

  1. Press and release the ON button on the Remote Control.
    The lights under the projector will flash while the projector warms up
    - this is normal.
  2. Desktop, laptop and document camera all use the display button
    COMPUTER 1, connected to the Input switch box. It is easy to go back
    and forth between displays.
  3. If using the VHS/DVD unit, press the VIDEO button.
  4. To turn the projector off, press the STANDBY button twice.
    Note: Laptop and desktop computer resolution should be set to 1024 x 768.

Projector Remote

Input Switch Box:

Change the Input Switch Box to indicate Desktop (PC), Laptop or Document Camera.

Note: We currently have two different types of Input Switch Boxes. One has a row of buttons that you press to select the corresponding device input.The other is a dial that you turn to select the corresponding device input. Corresponding device inputs are listed on a label above each Input Switch Box.

Input Switch Input Switch Box Dial

Display Podium Desktop:

  1. On the Input Switch Box, press button number 1 - PC or set the selector dial to A - COMP, and the desktop will display on the large screen.

Display Laptop:

  1. Connect the VGA cable to your laptop. Please note, if you are using a Mac laptop, you may need to use your VGA adapter. To connect to the Internet, please plug the blue Ethernet cable into your laptop. If you need audio from your laptop, please connect the audio cable to the headphone jack on your laptop. Plug your laptop's power cord into the power socket located on the top right side of the podium.
  2. Turn on your laptop.
  3. On the Input Switch Box, press number 2 - LAPTOP or set the selector dial to B - LAPTOP and the laptop image should display on the screen.


All audio is controlled through the volume dial on the amplifier. Each device has a corresponding volume knob to control the audio level for that particular device. The MASTER volume knob controls everything. If you are not hearing any sound from your selected device input, please check the volume control for both the device and the MASTER volume level.


Note: Please do not turn off the amplifier and make sure it is on.

Document Camera:

  1. Use the remote Computer 1 button and make sure the switch box is on Document Camera (see instruction above)
  2. To turn the camera on - push the illuminated Power button on the camera base to activate.
  3. Aim the lens arm on the object below. Adjust the size using the Zoom dial located on the side of the lens arm.
  4. Focus the AF button on the zoom dial.
  5. Adjust brightness with the arrows on the camera base.
  6. Turn the camera off - use the illuminated power button on the base to deactivate.

Document Camera


If you do not get a picture on both your laptop and the projector screen:

On Windows, hold down the following laptop keys simultaneously:

      • The Fn (Function) key located on the bottom left of the keyboard, and...
      • The corresponding monitor "F" key (i.e. F4, F8, etc.) located across the top of the keyboard. The specific "F" key varies on laptops, therefore look for the "F" key displaying two monitor symbols or labeled "LCD/CRT".

On OS X (Mac), navigate to System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement, and then click in the box next to "Mirror Displays" to place a check mark in the box.