The classroom has three displays which show content from the teaching station (lecture mode) or, when in collaboration mode, three unique sources.
- A - Short Throw Interactive Projector
- Projects onto whiteboard on the short wall (front of the room)
- B - Short Throw Interactive Projector
- Projects onto whiteboard on the long wall (side of the room)
- set projector to HDMI input for local collaborative mode; set projector to HDBT input for lecture, or mirrored mode
- C - A TV on a mobile cart, between the door and window (side of the room)
- set TV to HDMI input 1 for lecture, or mirrored mode; set TV to HDMI input 2 for local collaboration mode
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (16:9 aspect ratio)
The teaching station offers multiple sources which can be shown on one or more of the displays:
- Ceiling Speakers
- Volume control on interactive monitor
- Wireless lapel microphone for voice amplification and videoconferencing/hybrid classes
- Volume knob (black) in the cabinet controls wireless microphones in the room
- Volume knob (white) in the cabinet controls the TV volume.
- Wireless remote control can adjust the TV volume.
- 24" Touchscreen Monitor, for source selection, control of projector, and digital white-boarding.
- Extron push-button controller, for power and source selection of the supplemental projector and TV
- WolfVision Cynap processor
- Cabinet in corner of room
Turning on the System
- If the monitor appears dark, tap the screen to wake up the system. This turns on both projectors.
- Troubleshooting: If the monitor and projector do not turn on, open the front door of the cart and press the green power button on the Cynap device. If the monitor is turned off, touch the LED on the bottom right edge of the monitor.
- Turn on, and connect your desired Source using the HDMI cable or wirelessly connect.
- If you want to use the provided desktop PC, wiggle the mouse, or press a key on the keyboard to wake the PC from sleep mode.
- When the PC is on and awake, it will automatically appear on the displays.
- When the laptop or tablet is connected to the teaching station's HDMI cable, it will automatically appear on the displays.
- If you want to select a new source, Tap the screen to show the control ribbon; then tap on the yellow [+] button to be able to select the desired source.
- To turn on the TV, locate the push-button controller inside the teaching station cabinet, and press the ON button.
- Press the PC button for lecture mode, so that the TV displays what the front projector displays.
- Press the HDMI button for collaboration mode, so that the TV and supplemental short throw projector both show whatever sources are connected to the TV's local HDMI cable.
- Troubleshooting: Use the TV's remote control to control the TV's power.
Turning off the System
- To turn off the system:
- Tap the screen and click on the [...] icon in the bottom right corner.
- Tap the End Presentation button and choose Power Saving.
- On the push-button controller, Press the Display Off button to turn off the TV and supplemental short throw projector.
- Please leave the PC and monitor powered on, to allow automatic installation of security updates, and simplified system start-up by the next user.
Using the Microphones
The wireless handheld and body-worn microphones are stored in zippered leather pouches, inside the drawer.
- Locate the power switch. Slide the switch to power On or Off. The LED will illuminate green when powered ON, and dark when powered OFF.
- The wireless microphones require two AA batteries.
- The wireless microphones in this room do not work in other classrooms and must stay in this room.
- The microphone audio will be heard through the ceiling speakers during lecture mode. Volume can be controlled using the black knob inside the cabinet.
- Alternative microphone options within a video conference or lecture capture include the HoverCam or Logitech Brio webcam.
Using the Camera
- Document Camera: Connect the HoverCam to the computer's front USB jack, using the provided orange USB cable. Use the buttons on the base of the HoverCam to Zoom in or out. Use a switch on the side of the HoverCam to turn on or off lamp. Open the Camera app on the PC, maximize the window.
- Webcam: Connect the Logitech Brio webcam to the front USB jack of the PC, using the USB extension cable. Open the Logitech software on the computer, and position the microphone boom stand with gooseneck. Extend the stand to its full height, if using it to capture content written on the whiteboard. Use the Logitech software to Zoom the camera in or out.
- Also in Zoom or Teams, the HoverCam or the Brio can be selected as a microphone input.
For advanced instructions of the Cynap standard classroom technology, click here.