Classroom - Technology Guide
In most classrooms across campus you will find a control panel (Extron Controller) on the instructor desk that controls the projector, what input on it, and audio. The instructions provided below are printed out and posted in the classrooms.
This document will go over how to use the standard technology provided in Southwest Tech classrooms.
Power On/Off the Projector
On the Extron Controller, within the “Display” section, press the [ON] button. It will blink orange as the projector is warming up and powering on (approximately 30 seconds). Wait until the light is solid orange [ON] before continuing. When you are done with the room press [OFF] to power down the projector.
To Use the Classroom Computer
Log in to the computer with your account. With the Extron Controller display [ON], press the [PC] button. This button will light up orange [PC] when selected.
To Use Your Laptop
STEP 1: Connect your laptop with the provided VGA cable (see figure 1) and audio cable if you need sound (see figure 2). The audio cable plugs into the headphone jack on your laptop. If you have an Apple device you will need an adapter to plug into the VGA cable.
|Figure 1||Figure 2|
STEP 2: With the Extron Controller display [ON], press the [LAPTOP] button. This button will light up orange [LAPTOP] when selected.
To Use the Document Camera
With the Extron Controller display [ON], press the [DOC CAM] button. This button will light up orange [DOC CAM] when selected. Power on the document camera. The power light will be blue when it’s turned on and red when it’s turned off.
To Adjust the Volume
On the Extron Controller, under the “Volume” section, turn the knob left to lower the volume or right to raise
it. As you adjust the volume the lights next to the knob should go up and down. NO SOUND? If you are playing sound from the computer but cannot hear it, make sure the volume is turned up on the computer. Also check within the program you are playing the audio.
To Use the DVD/VCR Player
STEP 1: With the Extron Controller display [ON], press the [VCR] or [DVD] button. This button will light up orange [VCR] or [DVD] when selected. If needed, power on the DVD/VCR player.
STEP 2: Insert a DVD or VHS into the DVD/VCR player.
STEP 3: On the Extron Controller, use the “DVD & VCR Control” section or use buttons on the DVD/VCR player to control the DVD/ VCR player.