A “Smart Classroom” is a face-to-face, brick-and-mortar classroom that has been equipped with various computing, networking and presentation technologies.
Computer (keyboard, monitor, wired and wireless mice) PC: Dell Optiplex 755 Mac: 17” iMac Internet / network connectivity Projector -- with accompanying 72” screen from Da-Lite: Epson PowerLite 822pEpson PowerLite 822p Lecterns: Spectrum Furniture's Media Manager Lectern & Compact LecternSpectrum Furniture's Media Manager LecternCompact Lectern Document Camera: Epson ELPDC05 High Resolution Document Imager Epson ELPDC05 High Resolution Document Imager DVD/VCR combo unit: Panasonic DMR-EZ48VK Panasonic DMR-EZ48VK
Gyration’s Cordless Optical Air Mouse: Wireless mouse Connectivity for a laptop: Network, audio, video Speakers: Wall-mounted or powered Amplifier: For controlling all audio Telephone: For contacting the Help Desk (x6-8555) Cable TV: Need DVD/VCR w/ QAM tuner In some cases: Closed captioning devices, Smart Boards, dual- projection, Copy Cam, Huddleboards, Walk-N-Talk
Run & display various software applications: From the PC/Mac From KnightVision …and more and more, from the Internet Run & display rich-media & learning objects Display items from the Internet or from LAN drives Display a 2D document/photo/illustration/piece of art Display a 3D item Play DVD's
Play VHS tapes Play audio CD's Hook up a laptop & display/listen to items playing on that laptop Play cable TV (Assumes you have access to a DVD/VCR w/ a QAM tuner in it)
Examples: Civilization Civilization World Wide Telescope World Wide Telescope The Greatest Quotes The Greatest Quotes iTunes UiTunes U
In this section: Brief discussion of “Sources” Notes on laptops Brief demo Resources Cards on lecterns Web-based materials Troubleshooting tips & techniques CIT Help Desk (x68555)
NOTE: Source settings may vary due to different setups & equipment: Computer/workstation Comp 1 / Computer 1 / Source button Laptop Comp 2 / Computer 2 / Source button VCR Video / Video 1 / Source button DVD S-Video / Video 2 / Source button DVD/VCR combo unit Source button Document camera Comp 2 / Computer 2 / Source button
Connect your laptop to the 3 cables that are each labeled “laptop” Projector : VGA cable into the VGA port Speakers : Audio cable into the speaker port Network connection : Network cable into the network port Tell the projector what to display Depending upon the projector, set projector to Comp2, Computer 2 or use the Source button Send your laptop’s display to the projector (Be sure to wait at least 10 seconds for the signal to come through. If not, press that set of keys again): Apple: F7 Fujitsu: Fn + F10 NEC: Fn + F3 HP: Fn + F4 Toshiba: Fn + F5 Sony: Fn + F7 IBM: Fn + F7 Epson: Fn + F8 Dell: Fn + F8
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http://www.calvin.edu/it/facilities/smartclassrooms/ Quick start guides Training materials (User manuals; spec sheets) Troubleshooting information Links to vendors’ websites (Epson, Toshiba, etc.)
Via telephone: CIT Help Desk at x6-8555 Web-based: http://www.calvin.edu/it/facilities/smartclassrooms/sc_issues_resolutions.htm http://www.calvin.edu/it/facilities/smartclassrooms/sc_issues_resolutions.htm
From http://www.calvin.edu/it/facilities/smartclassrooms/#rooms Various rooms in:http://www.calvin.edu/it/facilities/smartclassrooms/#rooms DeVos Center North Hall DeVries Hall Fine Arts Center Fine Arts Center Science Building Hiemenga Hall Spoelhof Center …and more
Preparation is key Room setups/configurations vary Before your course begins: Go to the room(s) you will be teaching in Get familiar w/ those pieces of equipment and how to use them Questions or issues? Contact the Help Desk at x6-8555
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