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Welcome to Your Smart Classroom!
The Smart protocol for classroom technology is designed to make using computer, video, CD, and DVD playing as easy as possible. Please, do not hesitate to address questions about the Smart classrooms to Library & Information Services. We can be contacted via E-mail (email@example.com), telephone (x1000), or by visiting the Help Desk on the lower level of the Waidner-Spahr Library.
The MediaLink controller on front of the podium can be used to turn the projector on and off, select input sources, control the DVD/VCR unit, and set volume (The remote controls should only be needed in the event advanced functions are required). You can also blank the image with the "pic mute" button and the sound with the "audio mute" button. If the image from the computer is cut off on the screen, press the "auto image" button and the projector should adjust it. If widescreen is needed cycle through the different aspect ratios by pressing "aspect" (click the button for current device once the aspect is set). Please note that in the event buttons are pressed with the projector off or the DVD/VCR mode is changed not using the MediaLink, the controller may "get out of sync" with the actual conditions. In most cases it is only necessary to press the appropriate button again on the MediaLink (even if it is already illuminated) to restore function.
About the Sympodium
This unit allows you to draw over the computer image using the attached pen. There are many functions available, please refer to the manual provided for instructions. If not using these features, the button at the top of the unit with an arrow symbol should be lit for normal mouse function. If it is not, press that button to enable it.
To turn the projector On or OFF
Use the projector ON and OFF buttons on the MediaLink. The projector takes 30 seconds to warm up (The button will flash while the projector is warming up or cooling down. Please do not press other buttons during this time).
To view the built-in PC
With the projector on, press the PC button on the MediaLink. Note that the volume is controlled both by the PC volume setting and the volume on the MediaLink.
To view a laptop
Connect the VGA cable located on top of the podium to the laptop VGA jack. If using sound, connect the "mini" sound plug provided to the laptop headphone jack. With the projector ON, press the LAPTOP button on the MediaLink.You may need to press a function key on your laptop to enable the external monitor function (may be marked "LCD/CRT" or with a monitor icon).
Please note: if connecting the laptop to the network cable provided, be aware that it must be configured to use the building network. Contact the helpdesk in advance for help with network settings.
To Play & View a DVD, Videotape, or CD:
With the projector on, press the DVD or VCR button on the Media Link. Insert your CD, DVD, or video tape into the appropriate drawer or slot. Use the controls on the right side of the MediaLink (or the JVC remote) to control playback functions. If a cable TV channel is showing, press the TV/VCR button on the MediaLink to eliminate it. You must use the MediaLink to change between DVD and VCR functions, the buttons on the remote will not work as expected. The other functions on the remote work as described in the DVD/VCR manual..
To View Campus Cable TV: With the projector on, press the VCR button on the MediaLink. Then press the either the TV/VCR button on the MediaLink or the AUX button on the JVC remote. You can change channels by using the channel ("CH") up and down buttons or by using the keypad on the JVC remote to enter the channel number.
To View the Document Camera (Visual Presenter):
With the projector on, press the "Doc Cam" button on the MediaLink. This unit may need to be moved into place and connected when needed.
To control sound volume
Use the Volume control on the MediaLink. (The volume control on the projector remote has no effect).
The Staff of Library & Information Services