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1 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 1/21 Using a Personal Laptop in the Electronic Classroom A section of the Electronic Classroom Manual for Evansdale Library

2 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 2/21 Start up Instructions

3 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 3/21 Connecting your laptop to the Sympodium You can run your presentation programs off of your personal laptop Connect the podium cables and cords to the laptop before you start up the Sympodium system Your laptop should be turned off when you are connecting the cables and cords

4 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 4/21 Connecting your laptop (2/13) The Sympodium has 4 laptop connectors:  Electric power cord  Video monitor plug  Network plug  Audio plug Let’s look at where you connect these to your laptop

5 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 5/21 Connecting your laptop (3/13) Your laptop should have ports for power, video monitor, Ethernet cable, and audio speakers…everything that you will need for a presentation In this example, using a Dell laptop, the following ports are at the rear of the computer:  Power port  Video monitor port  Network port

6 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 6/21 Connecting your laptop (4/13)  The audio port is on the side Let’s look at these ports more closely

7 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 7/21 Connecting your laptop (5/13) Power port (notice the diagram below the port) Plug your adapter cords in here and into the electric power plug at the back of the podium

8 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 8/21 Connecting your laptop (6/13) Video monitor port Fit the 15-pin plug into this inlet according to the shape and tighten the two side screws

9 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 9/21 Connecting your laptop (7/13) Ethernet network port In this example, the flexible clip should face the top of the port when you plug it in

10 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 10/21 Connecting your laptop (8/13) Audio port This port usually has a symbol of headphones On a Dell laptop, this port is often on the side

11 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 11/21 Connecting your laptop (9/13) To wed your laptop to the Sympodium, the procedure is as follows: 1. Plug the 4 cables from the Sympodium into the laptop, in the order shown:  Electric power  Video monitor  Network connection  Audio connection 2. Log into the control computer; the XPanel Touch Screen of the Sympodium will automatically appear

12 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 12/21 Connecting your laptop (10/13) 3. Select the “Power On” icon to automatically lower the projector screen and turn on audio and multimedia functions The power-on process takes about a minute

13 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 13/21 Connecting your laptop (11/13) 4. Turn on your laptop 5. Select the “Laptop” icon on the XPanel Touch Screen; the screen will indicate that the laptop can now display on the projector 6. Use the XPanel Touch Screen controls to modulate the audio and other features of your laptop The Volume bar will indicate the sound level

14 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 14/21 Connecting your laptop (12/13) You are now ready to display your presentation from your laptop

15 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 15/21 Connecting your laptop (13/13) That which is displayed on your laptop monitor will now be displayed on the projector screen

16 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 16/21 Shut down Instructions

17 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 17/21 Disconnecting your laptop When you have completed your presentation, you will disconnect your laptop in reverse order First of all, exit your presentation and shut down your laptop Then select the “Podium Computer” icon on the XPanel Touch Screen; the screen will then indicate that the podium desktop can now display on the projector

18 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 18/21 Disconnecting your laptop (2/5) Unplug the 4 cables of the Sympodium from the laptop, in the order shown:  Audio connection  Network connection  Video monitor  Electric power  Put away your laptop and adapter

19 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 19/21 Disconnecting your laptop (3/5) Select the “Power Off” icon on the XPanel Touch Screen Select the “Yes” button on the pop up window It will take a minute or so for the Sympodium to power down; the projection screen will automatically be drawn back up into the ceiling unit, and audio and multimedia functions will be curtailed

20 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 20/21 Disconnecting your laptop (4/5) Exit out of the XPanel and smart panel Exit the browser

21 Revised FR :25 EST Created TU (c) 2006 Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 21/21 Disconnecting your laptop (5/5) Log off of the Sympodium computer DO NOT turn off the Sympodium computer Make sure you have all of your laptop accessories before you leave the room Questions? Comments? Contact a Reference Librarian or David Roth, the designer of this lesson David Roth


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