Document

Lecture Room Audio/Video Equipment

Section 1

content1

If you are a university instructor who has been assigned to an Integrated Teaching System (ITS) classroom such as Room 23 of the Psychology Building, please call Cites Classroom Technologies (Classtech) at 333-8165 or e-mail classtech@illinois.edu. Classtech will provide you with more information about the classroom systems and arrange for a training session.

At a minimum, you must contact Classtech to receive the codes to use the computers and video projector in Room 23.

Classrooms 29, 31, 32, 142, and 815 are equipped with a ceiling mounted LCD projector and speakers mounted on each side of the viewing screen in the front of the classroom. The projector and sound system may be used with the equipment listed below.

It is strongly recommended that you familiarize yourself in advance of your talk with the instructions for the equipment you will be using. If you need technical assistance, you may call the department's shop at 3-2580 (in Room 39) or 3-7815, (in Room 453C) to solve any problem(s) prior to your presentation. Note that logins are required on the classroom PC. They will need to be obtained from the department's tech support people.

  • 2.0 Ghz Pentium, 512 mb RAM running Windows XP. Includes a DVD/CD, a ZIP750, and a 1.44mb floppy drive. Two USB ports are located on the front of the PC.
  • A BNC[RGB] cable for connecting to your Windows or Macintosh laptop.
  • Combo VHS/DVD player with a KLH sound amplifier.
  • If the PC is not already powered up, open the right, bottom door of the cabinet and press the PC's On/Off button. The display for the PC is located on top of the computer cabinet. If it is Off, then power it On.
  • A Novell Client for Windows login box will appear. If you are not using a Novell network drive, select the Workstation Only check box and type the login and the password. To get the login information, please contact the department's technical support number, 3-2580 or go to room 39 ( or call 3-7815, room 453C ).
  • If you will be logging into our Novell network, then do not check the Workstation Only box, type in your Novell login/password/context, and click on the OK button. When the Workstation login window comes up, type in the workstation's login and password obtained from the tech support staff.
  • Once you are logged in, look for the connector plate on the wall next to the computer cabinet. The wall plate connects the computer, laptop, and VCR combo player with the LCD projector.
  • Make sure that the LED light labelled 1 is green. If it is not, then press the input select button located next to the LED lights until that LED is green.
  • Power up the LCD projector on the ceiling by pressing the green Standby/On button one time on the LCD remote control unit.
  • You should now see your PC desktop projected onto the screen in the front of the room. Any files to be used in your presentation may be run from a DVD/CD, Zip750, 1.44 floppy or USB drive.
  • When finished, power off the LCD projector by pressing the green Standby/On button on its remote unit twice.
  • Shutdown the PC.
  • Notes

    • If no video - If the PC is powered up and you have the desktop showing on the monitor, but there is no video coming from the LCD monitor, press the RGB button (located at the top left of the remote control) until you get BNC[RGB] input showing on the screen from the projector.
    • Sound troubleshooting - To use the sound system for an application running on the PC, open up the computer cabinet and press the power button on the KLH sound amplifier. The power button is located on the left side under the input selector dial. Use the Input selector knob to select AUX. Use the dial knob on the right side to control the volume. The input and volume may also be controlled from the KLH remote control unit.
  • Look for the connector plate on the wall next to the computer cabinet. The wall plate connects the computer, laptop, and VCR combo player with the ceiling mounted LCD projector.
  • Connect your laptop to the black SVGA cable connected to Input 2 on the wall plate. Power up your laptop, and bring up its desktop.
  • Check the wall plate and make sure that the LED indicator labelled 2 is green . If it is not, then press the Input Select button next to the input indicators on the wall plate until the LED labelled 2 is green.
  • Power up the LCD projector on the ceiling by pressing the green Standby/On button one time on the LCD remote control unit.
  • You should now see your laptop's desktop projected onto the screen in the front of the room. You are now ready to run your presentation software from your laptop.
  • When finished, power off the LCD projector by pressing the green power button on the projector's remote twice.
  • Shutdown and disconnect your laptop from the SVGA cable.

Notes

  • If no video - If your laptop is powered up, you have your desktop showing on itsmonitor, and it is connected correctly but there is no video coming from the LCD monitor, press the RGB button until you get BNC[RGB] input showing on the screen from the projector. This may require pressing the RGB button slowly, three times.
  • DVI output - If your laptop has a DVI output only, it will require a DVI to VGA adapter for the cable in the classroom. If you do not have one of these adapters, you should see the shop personnel in room 39.
  • Sound troubleshooting - To use the sound system for an application running on your laptop, open up the computer cabinet and press the power button on the KLH sound amplifier. The power button is located on the left side under the input selector dial. Use the Input selector knob to select AUX. Use the dial knob on the right side to control the volume. The input and volume may also be controlled from the KLH remote control unit.
  • Press the Power button on the combo DVD/VCR player (or use the power button on the Samsung VCR remote) to power up the VCR.
  • For sound, press the power button on the KLH sound amplifier located below the left dial. For VHS tapes and for DVDs, select VCR with the Input Selector on the KLH sound amplifier unit.
  • Power up the LCD projector on the ceiling by pressing the green Standby/On button one time on the LCD remote control unit.
  • If you do not see the the Samsung Digitall on the screen, press the video button on the projector's remote until video comes up.
  • Insert your DVD or VHS tape into the VCR player.
  • Select VCR and then the Play button for a VHS tape. Select DVD and then the Play button for DVDs.
  • Control the volume with the volume dial on the right side of the KLH sound amplifier.
  • When finished, eject your media and power off the VCR and sound amplifier.
  • Power off the LCD projector by pressing the green Standby/On button twice on the projector's remote control unit.

The multimedia projector located on the ceiling in the back of the room allows you to project the display of either the instructor's Dell computer at the front of the room, or optionally a laptop display, on to the large screen at the front of the room.

To use the projector:

  • If you are going to use the instructor's PC located at the front of the room, power it up and login. Or,
  • If you have a laptop (PC or Mac) that you would like to use, connect it to the 15 pin video jack located on the switch box on the wall next to the DELL PC and power up your laptop. The video output from the laptop display will then be projected on the large wall screen.
  • Press the remote control's Power button located in the top, right corner of the unit.
  • Wait a few moments, it will take a minute or two for the display to come up on the large wall screen.
  • You should now see whatever is on your computer display projected on the large wall screen in the front of the room.
  • If you see a "no signal" displayed on the large screen, then the video from the computer you are using is not getting sent to the projector. This could be due to a bad video cable, bad connection, or the PC or laptop not being powered on.
  • When you are finished, power down the projector by pressing the remote control's Power button once. A box will come up on the large wall screen telling you to press the Power button again if you want to power down the projector.
Section 2

content1

Sections

Staff Spotlight

Lisa TaylorLisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor joined the Psychology Business Office in April 2014 on a part-time basis as an Account Technician, mainly processing expense reimbursements and handling purchases. Prior to joining Psychology, Taylor worked in the employee benefits/group insurance industry for 30 years, starting out as the Insurance Officer at the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) and most recently as a Benefits Service Representative for Wells Fargo Insurance Services.

Services Information

Funding

For Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters, students may apply for an Alumni Advisory Board Award of up to $250. Faculty may apply for a Lanier Award of up to $500. These funds may be used for any research-related activity, e.g., supplies, software, equipment, printing, subject payments, travel, etc. Requests should be submitted to the Business Office.