This guide provides an overview and explores the features of the Audio Video technologies in the newest iteration of classroom teaching stations (a.k.a., Smart Carts).
For information on which classrooms have this new type of teaching station, visit this page.
The image to the right is the IWU wallpaper which appears on the Interactive monitor when no sources are selected.
If the screen is dark, or in screen saver mode, tapping the interactive monitor will cause the IWU wallpaper to appear, and allow you to select a source.
If the PC is connected when the system is turned on, it will appear on the screen instead of the IWU wallpaper. An exception to this occurs when the PC goes into Sleep mode. To wake the PC from Sleep mode, wiggle the mouse or press any key on the keyboard. This will cause the Windows PC image to appear on the Interactive monitor and the projection screen.
If a laptop is connected when the system is turned on, it will appear on the screen instead of the wallpaper. Whenever a laptop is connected to the HDMI cable, it will appear on the monitor and the projection screen.
The interactive monitor, on top of the cart, is how you control the system: projector, volume, source selection, and annotation.
To power on the system, open the front door of the teaching station, locate the WolfVision Cynap (or Cynap Core) control box, and press the white power symbol, which will turn Green as it turns on. As confirmation, the LCD screen to the left of the power button will display the name of the classroom you are in. You may press and hold this button for three seconds, at the end of class, to turn the system off.
Alternatively, you may use the WolfVision remote control. On one side of the remote control is the power button, volume controls, and source selection buttons. On the other side of the remote is a QWERTY keyboard which is useful in logging into Office 365 apps, and using the Cynap's browser. It does not connect to the PC, or a connected laptop or document camera.
The remote control has a power button, which is useful for turning on the system. Triple-clicking the remote control's power button will turn the system Off, including the Doc Cam and projectors.
To turn off just one of the projectors, or to turn it back on, touch the interactive monitor, which brings up the control ribbon at the bottom of the display. Press the [. . .] icon, in the bottom right corner. This brings up the Settings options, and the options at the right side will include a button for each projector, to turn it on or to turn it off.
When you are finished using the classroom technology, please turn the system off, to conserve resources.
Touch the interactive monitor, which brings up the control ribbon at the bottom of the display. Press the [. . .] icon, in the bottom right corner, which brings up the Settings options. Near the middle of the display, press End Presentation, then press Standby. This turns off the projector, the document camera, the interactive monitor, and the control system. Or, if you wish to keep using the interactive display, press Turn Off Display.
- Desktop PC
- Laptop - HDMI, with ring of adapters
- Office 365
- Digital Whiteboard
- Wireless casting/mirroring (Airplay, Google cast and Miracast)
- Document camera is connected to the PC in many rooms, to be used as a webcam. Select PC and turn on the Doc Cam's power button to use this source.
To select a source, touch the interactive monitor, which brings up the control ribbon across the bottom of the screen.
Touch the yellow plus button at the bottom center of the screen, which brings up the available sources for your selection.
Press the icon for the source you wish to display.
You may add multiple sources at the same time. Each enabled source will appear in the control ribbon at the bottom of the screen when you touch the interactive monitor.
To Close a source, press the X at the bottom right of that source's control ribbon.
Next to the X, is an icon allowing you to toggle between Full-screen mode and Windowed mode. In Windowed mode, multiple sources can be shown on the screen simultaneously. Up to four sources can be shown simultaneously.
Sources can also be selected using the WolfVision remote control. Each color coded button on the remote control will correspond to a source.