Classroom Touchscreen Interface - Version A

This type of classroom typically has a large touch-panel on an articulating arm that also acts as your computer monitor, and/or a ceiling-mounted projector

Classrooms this article applies to:

  • Adams Hall 114
  • Adams Hall 208
  • Adams Hall 406
  • Banister Hall 106
  • Druckenmiller 20
  • Druckenmiller 24
  • Buck Center for Health and Fitness 211
  • H&L Electronic Classroom
  • Hubbard Hall 22
  • Hatch 012
  • Hatch 210
  • Mills Hall 103
  • Mills Hall 127
  • Mills Hall 129 Cinema
  • Searles 115
  • Searles 126
  • Searles 223
  • Searles 313
  • Searles 315
  • Visual Arts Center, Beam


General Touch Screen Interface
Mode Select and Startup
Touchscreen Main Display
Source or Input Selection
BluRay Controls
Volume and Image Mute Controls
In-Room Microphone (if equipped)
Shutdown

 


Touch screen interface

This classroom uses a monitor that doubles as a large touch screen at the instructor station. The touch screen is primarily how you will control all aspects of the system. When you first look at the screen it will be on the splash page, which will look like this or very similar to this.

 

The button in the top left will bring up a full screen view of the instructor computer, that can be exited by tapping on the screen. The screen itself can be tapped to start the system. The QR code in the bottom right will lead you to this page if you scan it.

 

Instructor Computer Monitor

This is what the full screen monitor page looks like:

The area in purple represents where you would see your desktop.


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Mode Select

Tap anywhere on the screen to start the system.

After you tap the splash page to start the system, you will be prompted with a choice of mode. You can either use the system with audio and video, or use it in audio only mode. Audio only mode will not turn the projector on or send the screen down. You will still be able to see your desktop and use the in-room audio system to hear whatever audio is coming from the source you've selected.

 

Starting Up

After you have selected your mode, you will be shown a page that looks like this, that will include a timer counting down the time you have left before you can use the system:

 


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Main Page

Once the system has finished starting up and it ready to use, the main page will be displayed

 

The default source that will be selected will be the instructor computer. In addition to displaying from the projector, you will get a preview of your desktop on your touch panel interface. You will be able to make the preview full-screen by tapping on it once.

Please note: this image is meant to show you a comprehensive array but is not a fully exhaustive example of what you may see on the main page for sources and controls. These will vary slightly by space.


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Selecting your source

The first thing you will notice is that your available sources are in a row starting at the top left of the screen.

When a source is selected, the button will be highlighted black, like you see in the image below. When a source is not selected, it will have a transparent background.

This is what the page will look like if you have selected the laptop HDMI input:

 

The button will be highlighted, as well as a message in the center of the touch panel providing you information about your selected source. If your source had controls associated with it, they would appear here.


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Using the Blu-Ray player

Tap on the Blu-Ray icon

Here we see that because Blu-Ray is the selected source, your various Blu-Ray player controls appear in the center pane of the screen. The controls available to you will vary slightly by model of Blu-Ray player used. The first thing you should do if the Blu-Ray player is not displaying on the screen is press the power button on the far right of the control pane.

Your transport controls are in the center of the control pane and will operate similarly depending on the model of player. The arrow buttons on the left side of the screen allow you to navigate the menu, and the center circle button is the "OK" or "Enter" used to select menu options.

Note: Not all Blu-Ray players have the same functionality or controls. If you find functionality missing or unavailable, please contact IT for further clarification or help.


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Volume and Image mute

Visible no matter what source you have selected, your volume slider is located in the center of the bottom pane. This is used to adjust your volume level by touch.

If you want to set your volume to zero, a quick way to do this would be with the volume mute button located to the left of the volume slider. Pressing this button once will stop the audio, and the button will change to let you know it has been selected.

 

Let's draw our attention to the button to the left of the Volume Mute button. This is the Image Mute button. This button, when pressed, completely blanks out whatever is showing on the screen.

 

 

You can use both image and volume mute in conjunction with each other to completely stop what you are seeing and hearing in the space, as you see fit.

 

Help Page

The help page can be accessed by pressing the icon next to the power button. It includes a QR code that when scanned, brings you to the knowledge base. It also includes the service desk line for classroom emergencies.


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Using the in-room Microphone

Some classrooms may be equipped with an in-room microphone for vocal reinforcement locally or through a video conference. The controls for the mic will typically be located on the bottom right of the touch panel.

 

Some spaces may have controls for multiple microphones. Here we see a level control for the Wireless microphone, as well as a mute for the ceiling microphones.

If you are not hearing any microphone audio in your video or audio conference, be sure to make sure your microphones are not muted and that the level is appropriate.

Please note that not all spaces have microphones, but wireless microphones for vocal reinforcement can be requested on a per-need basis via IT.


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Shutting down the system

The power button is represented by a power symbol in the top right of the screen. When pressed, this button will provide you with a shutdown confirmation page. Where you can choose to shut down the system, or return to the previous page if you pressed it by mistake.

 

Shutdown Confirmation:

When you shut down the system, all technology in the classroom will shut down. The projector will turn off, the electric screen will go up and all video and audio will stop. This will all happen automatically and there is nothing more you need to do when you are done in a space other than pressing the "Yes, Shut Down" button.

Once the system shuts down, it will return to the splash page again after a brief display of the cool down page.


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Article ID: 114141
Created
Tue 8/18/20 11:31 AM
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Mon 1/29/24 3:06 PM

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