AT - basic AV in Older Grainger Hall Rooms

Explanations on how to set up the audio visual equipment in any of the Grainger Hall classrooms and conference rooms.


This information is pertinent for the following rooms in Grainger Hall:
1100, 1070, 1080, 2080, 3325, 3335, 3339, 3560, 4580, 4349

Audio Visual Equipment:

Each classroom and conference room in Grainger hall has basic presentation equipment ready for a instructor/presenter to use. It consist of:
  1. Windows computer with Windows 10 operating system
  2. Connections for your own laptop/tablet device (may need to request an adapter for your particular device)
  3. Video projector
  4. Document camera
  5. Sound amplification to room speakers
  6. AMX panel for switching inputs to the projector
  7. Wireless presentation clicker

Step by Step Instructions:

1. If the AMX panel is not lit up, tap the panel to activate it.

2. Press the “Touch Here to Begin” button on the display screen of the AMX panel.

AMX Start

3. Enter the AMX code (7139) and press “Enter”

AMX Passcode

4. Check to make sure that the input is set to “Podium Computer”

AMX Ready

5. If you are a Grainger professor, log into the computer using your Grainger NetID and password.  If not, use your and your regular password. (example:

6. Make sure that the projector shows the Podium Computer screen.

7. If using a Presentation Clicker, insert the USB receiver in the front of the podium computer and test the clicker by moving the pointer on the computer screen. Some rooms already have a Presentation Clicker assigned to them. If not, request one from room 1290.

Using your own Laptop or Tablet Device

If you are using your own laptop, connect your computer using either the VGA and audio cable or, if available, the HDMI cable. If your computer does not have either of these outputs, contact room 1290 for assistance, we may have the right adapter for your specific device. You can also use the Ethernet cable to connect to our wired network.

If you have a tablet device, like an iPad, iPhone or Windows Surface, you can still connect to the projector using the HDMI or VGA cables with the right adapter for the specific device. We encourage you to bring your own adapter, but have a few iPad adapters that you can check out from us. If you need to connect to the internet you will need to use our wireless UW network. Select UWNet and follow the login instructions. If you have a NetID you can use it for the wireless network or use the Guest login instead.


If you are using the VGA cable, use the "LAPTOP VGA COMPUTER" input on the touch panel.


If you are using the HDMI cable, use the "HDMI COMPUTER" input on the touch panel.


Document Camera

If using the Document Camera, select the "DOCUMENT CAMERA" input on the touch panel.


Raise the document camera by lifting on the ring on the arm of the camera. This ring (with the plastic tag) is designed to lift and lower the camera without damaging any of its parts. Please use it.


Playing a DVD

Instead of using the DVD player, we recommend that you play the DVD using the podium computer. The computer DVD player will give you more control and it is more reliable when using "Homemade" DVDs and CDs. Most of our DVD players only play Region 1 content. IF you have a DVD that is not Region 1 (for the USA) you will need to convert it to work on Region 1. For more info on DVD Region Codes click here .

If at anytime you need support, call Digital Media at (608)-265-1135. We can be in the room in a few minutes to help you solve any AV related problems.

    Keywords:AV,AMX panel,projector,podium   Doc ID:29437
    Owner:Billy K.Group:Wisconsin School of Business
    Created:2013-04-11 17:12 CSTUpdated:2019-01-25 16:01 CST
    Sites:Wisconsin School of Business
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