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Computers

In-room

How to turn the computer on
How to log in
How to project the in-room computer
Connect a USB device
Connect a peripheral AV device
The LCD monitor
Software
Check the Internet connection

 

Laptops

PC

Connect
PC laptop projection tips
PC audio control

Mac

Connect
Mac Display Adapter Chart
Mac laptop projection tips
Mac audio control

In-room

This room contains a Dell Optiplex PC located in this equipment rack. Front panel features: DVD drive, floppy drive, and 2 USB drives.

PCThe workstation (LCD monitor, keyboard, and mouse) resides at the teacher's table in the front of the room.

How to Turn the Computer On

The computer itself is located in this equipment rack at approximately knee height.

Observe whether the power Button LED is on.

OnIf not, press the power button. If already on, ensure that the LCD monitor is on.

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How to Log In

After initial startup, the welcome screen appears. Press ALT + CTRL + DEL buttons simultaneously to begin.

How to loginAt the login screen, enter your ECnet account info:

Username is your firstname_lastname

Your ECnet password

Select "EMERSON" to log onto

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How to Project the In-room Computer

Ensure the computer is on. On the main page, press Lectern Computer. ComputerThis will turn on the data projector and lower the screen. It may take a full minute for the projector to warm up.

Confirm that the computer is projecting on the screen.

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Connect a USB Device

To connect any USB device, use the computer's front USB ports.

USBTo confirm that the computer has recognized the USB device, look for the device's icon in "My Computer" or at the bottom right of the screen.

Consult your USB's device documentation for additional help with connectivity.

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Connect a Peripheral AV Device

There are a couple of places to connect your camcorder, iPod, etc. to the system with a user-supplied RCA video/audio cable.

Cords1. Observe whether there is a dedicated aux panel with RCA jacks either in the rack, on a wallplate, or at the table. This corresponds to the Aux In icon on the touchpanel.

AV2. The JVC VCR/miniDV has aux inputs on the front right (behind the flip door). Select that VCR on the touchpanel, then turn the rotary dial to F-1.

Controls

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The LCD Monitor

The LCD monitor is located at the teacher's table in the front of the classroom. Observe whether the power button LED is on and green.

MonitorIf the LED is orange, the monitor is on but the computer is off or asleep.

If the LED is off, the monitor is off. Press the button to turn it on.

Refer to the Troubleshooting section for additional help.

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Software

Operating System Windows XP (Windows 7 expected in Spring '10)
Internet Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari
Players, Viewers Quicktime, Real Player, ARTstor, iTunes, Adobe Reader, DivX, Power DVD, Windows Media, Microsoft Reader, Windows Media Classic, Windows Journal Viewer
MS Office Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Access, One Note
Specialized Audacity, Handbrake, Windows Movie Maker, Final Draft, Acrobat Pro, Google Earth, Google Sketch Up, Geosetter, Alice, Processing

Software (including updates) can only be installed by a System Administrator.

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Check the Internet Connection

Beyond opening an Internet browser, there are a few ways to monitor/confirm your level of connectivity:

On Emerson computers, logging onto an in-room computer necessitates a valid network connection and is a good initial indication of connectivity to the local network.

PC:

System Tray icons (lower-right of screen). Red x indicates not connected.

ConnectionLAN jack. Blinking LED indicates connectivity.

LEDMac:

Go to:

System Preferences

Network

Show Network Status. Green indicates connected, orange indicates connecting, and red indicates not connected.

Connection

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Laptops

Locate the visiting laptop cable(s) for this room. They are usually stored in the equipment rack drawer when not in use.

CableLocate the visiting laptop interface mounted under the teacher's table.

Laptop

PC

Connect

Ensure that your laptop is turned on.

On the touchpanel main page, press Laptop. LaptopThis will select the laptop input and also turn on the data projector and lower the screen if this hasn't yet happened. It may take a full minute for the projector to warm up.

Once the data projector is fully on, see if the laptop appears automatically on both the projection screen and your laptop's LCD screen.

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PC Laptop Projection Tips

Locate the Fn button in the lower-left corner of your laptop's keyboard.Then find the following function key according to manufacturer:

Dell: F8IBM:

F7HP, Compaq, Gateway:

F4IBM:

F3Press Fn + F(#) together once firmly. Within four seconds, you should see the projector trying to recognize the video signal from the laptop. Each subsequent press will change between the three possible projection states: Laptop only, Projector only, or Both.

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PC Audio Control

The computer volume is controlled by the user in two places: on the computer itself and on the touchpanel main page. It's ideal to set the computer volume all the way up.

From the Windows taskbar, click on the speaker icon.

PC audioFrom the Touchpanel main page, adjust using the program volume.

Audio Playback

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Mac

Connect

To connect a Mac laptop to the AV system, you will need the required video adapter for your model laptop. Refer to the Mac Display Adapter Chart below.

Using the appropriate Mac display adapter and the cables provided, make all necessary connections between your laptop and the table interface. Connect:

Video output on laptop to Computer In on interface.

Audio outlet on laptop to Audio In on interface.

Internet output on laptop to Internet input on interface.

Connections

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Mac Display Adapter Chart

Notebook Series Display Output Type Adapter Needed

PwrBook G4, MacBook Pro

Adapter

DVI

DVI

DVI to VGA

Adapter

PwrBook 12", MacBook 13"

Adapter

mini DVI

Mini DVI

mini DVI to VGA

Adapter

iBook, early PwrBook G4

Adapter

mini VGA

Mini VGA

mini VGA to VGA

Adapter

MacBook '08, MacBook Pro '08

Adapter

mini DisplayPort

Mini DisplayPort

mini DisplayPort to VGA

Adapter

MacBook Air

Adapter

micro DVI

Micro DVI

micro DVI to VGA

Adapter

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Mac Laptop Projection Tips

Go to Display Settings under System Preferences.

Click on Detect Displays.

Under the Arrangements tab, check Mirror Displays. If the Arrangements tab is not available, there could be a problem with the VGA cable or some other hardware issue.

Projection

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Mac Audio Control

The computer volume is controlled by the user in two places: on the computer itself and on the touchpanel main page. It's ideal to set the computer volume all the way up.

From the Mac keyboard, use the speaker volume controls.

Mac AudioFrom the Touchpanel main page, adjust using the program volume.

Audio Playback

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