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AV - Grainger Hall 1070 & 1080
Explains how to use AV button panels in Grainger Hall Classrooms.
These instructions are pertinent for the following rooms in Grainger Hall:
1070, and 1080
1070 & 1080 are two of the smallest rooms in Grainger Hall. As a result, they do not have enough room to house a standard AV system like the rest of our General Assignment Classrooms. Instead of a touch panel on the top of the podium there is instead an Extron brand button panel on the wall above the podium. Functionally, this is close to the same as the rest of our classrooms. However it is unique it its appearance.
The AV Button Panel:
Pictured below is the AV Button Panel present in 1070 and 1080 for controlling the AV system. In the picture below, the system is off. Despite being off, the last selected input on the right hand side will still be lit up. It cannot be changed until the system is turned on.
Press the On Button, it will light up, and the in room projection system will power on. Now at this point, the inputs along the right hand side can be selected.
|HDMI will allow you to use the provided HDMI cord on the podium. By connecting this HDMI cable to a laptop, you will have access to both the projector and the sound controlled throughout the room.|
|VGA will allow you to use the provided VGA cord on the podium. By connecting this VGA cable to a laptop, you will have access to the projection system. Attached to the VGA cable is also a 3.5mm audio cable. This will need to be plugged in as well to use the rooms sound system. VGA is deprecated and is in the process of being removed from all rooms, so this option will not be present in the near future.|
|PC in this case refers to our Podium Computer. This allows for the projector to display content and sound through the computer already set up within the room.|
|Document Camera allows a user to project non-digital content onto the projector screen through the document camera present on the podium.|
|The Apple TV allows you to use one Apple OS or IOS device to connect and display content onto the projector screen within the classroom. Instructions for how to use this connection option will be displayed on the projection screen once it is selected.|
|The Wireless button in this case is specifically for Windows devices. This allows a user to use one Windows or Android device to connect and display content onto the projector screen within the classroom. Please note that not all Android devices are supported by this option. Instructions for how to use this connection option will be displayed on the projection screen once it is selected.|
The bottom most option on the button panel is a "Picture Mute" button, short handed to Mute. This button will allow a user to temporarily hide display of any input source that is connected to the podium on the screen. To hide display, press the button and it will highlight in red. To disable the picture mute, simply press the button again, and it will go back to an unlit state. Note: This does not Mute Audio.
|Mute is the picture mute button, and is not an input. When selected, it will highlight red, and the projection screen will go blank until the button is pressed again to unmute the picture.|
To control the audio in this room, on the AV Button Panel is a volume knob. Simply turn it to adjust the volume level, visualized by the white bars just to the left of the knob.
Turning Off the AV System:
Once you've concluded your class, simply press the "Off" button and the system will power down. The system will then be in a cool-down period for a few seconds before it can be turned back on.
Note: Pressing this button will not log you off of the podium computer if you were using it. A user must log out of the podium computer by clicking the "Log Off" button on the desktop.