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ILC Classroom
Operation Guide
ILC Multimedia Classroom User’s Guide
Revised: June 2009
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CONTENTS
Getting to Know the ILC Classroom ................................................................................................................ 1
System ........................................................................................................................................................ 2
System Description .................................................................................................................................. 2
System Operation .................................................................................................................................... 2
Touch Panel Screens .................................................................................................................................. 3
Main Page................................................................................................................................................ 3
Control Panel Screen ............................................................................................................................... 4
Source Select Buttons ............................................................................................................................. 5
Volume Buttons ....................................................................................................................................... 5
Exit/Shutdown .......................................................................................................................................... 6
Equipment ................................................................................................................................................... 7
Opening the Teaching Podium ................................................................................................................ 7
Opening the Media Cabinet ..................................................................................................................... 7
Playing a Video Tape ............................................................................................................................... 7
Using the Rack PC .................................................................................................................................. 8
Using the Document Camera ................................................................................................................... 9
Using a Laptop Computer .......................................................................................................................10
Satellite ...................................................................................................................................................11
Training and Technical Support ..................................................................................................................11
Training and Technical Support ..............................................................................................................11
Troubleshooting..........................................................................................................................................12
Troubleshooting ......................................................................................................................................12
ILC Multimedia Classroom User’s Guide
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Getting to Know the ILC Classroom
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Getting to Know the ILC Classroom
Learning Module Objectives
Log into the ILC A/V System.
Operate the Control Panel Screen in order to select various sources.
Shutdown the A/V System.
Operate the various pieces of equipment in the ILC Classroom.
Connect a laptop to the Teaching Podium.
Use various file storage capabilities in the classroom.
ILC Multimedia Classroom User’s Guide
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System
System
Description
The classroom A/V system is comprised of two ceiling-mounted video projectors,
two wall-mounted speakers, two projection screens, an equipment credenza
containing a PC, VCR, printer, audio/video switcher, amplifier, and a teaching
credenza containing a touch panel control system, wireless keyboard, and
document camera.
Note: System with automatically shut down after 3 hours if the touch panel
is not used.
Separate signals can be sent to each of the two projectors. The room audio
follows the last source selected.
System
Operation
The system is controlled via the touch panel. You must press the touch panel
screen to activate it. If no image appears after touching the screen, the touch
panel screen/computer may have been powered down. See page 8 for information
on accessing power buttons. A password is required to access the pages that
allow the room equipment to be controlled. Tech Support can provide a password.
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Touch Panel Screens
Main Page
Pressing the SJC logo will bring up a password
page.
1.
Enter the password into the keypad on the screen.
2.
This will bring up the Control Panel.
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Control Panel
Screen
The Control Panel Screen allows the user to pick one or both projectors and select
a source for each projector.
1.
Selecting a projector turns on the projector, lowers the associated screen, and
turns on the audio amplifier.
2.
Each projector has an individual set of buttons to allow the user to select a
source for that projector.
Two video windows provide the user with a preview of the image before it is
sent to the screen.
The user may access a full screen image by touching one of the video
windows.
3.
4.
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Source Select
Buttons
Pressing the desired source button will send the corresponding source to the
projector.
Source
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Volume
Buttons
Select Rack PC to use the computer installed in the podium.
Select Podium PC to use an external laptop.
Select VCR to view a videotape.
Select Doc Cam to use the document camera.
Select Aux Video to use any other video input connected to the system.
Select Satellite to access a satellite feed.
Once a source has been selected, a preview can be viewed in the video
window.
To send the image to the projector, select the SEND TO PROJ button.
The volume buttons will control the room audio. The user is also able to mute the
room audio from the Control Panel.
Note: The audio playing in the room is determined by the last selected source. If
you want to switch between the audio from two sources, you must first re-select
the desired audio source, then select Send to PROJ
again.
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Exit/Shutdown
The Exit button will allow you to turn off the system. It will turn off the projectors,
raise the screens, stop the VCR, and turn off the audio amplifier. Note: It will not
power off the VCR or document camera. You will need to shut these off manually
when your class is complete. Remember, you will also need to log off the Rack
PC.
1.
Press Exit if you wish to shut down.
2.
Press Yes to shut down the system. Press No cancel.
3.
After choosing Yes, another screen will appear with the message “Please
wait…Projectors Cooling Down.”
4.
5.
Click on the Continue button to return to the SJC logo screen.
Once the projectors have shut off, you must wait until the light on each
projector flashes amber to turn them on again.
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Equipment
Opening the
Teaching
Podium
The teaching podium has two access doors. There is some space in the teaching
podium to temporarily store class materials. The Touch Panel Screen and
document camera are located on top of the teaching podium.
1.
2.
3.
Pull the keyboard tray out to access the wireless keyboard.
The keyboard contains a touch pad mouse.
The wireless keyboard may be moved to other locations in the room.
Opening the
Media Cabinet
The media cabinet has three access doors. The Rack PC can be accessed from
the right side door. The VCR can be accessed from the center door. The left door
on the credenza will be kept locked as it contains controls for the A/V equipment in
the room (TV tuner, A/V switcher, etc.). A printer can be found on top of the
equipment credenza.
Playing a
Video Tape
A. Operate the VCR:
1. Insert a videotape into the cassette compartment of the VCR. The VCR
power comes on automatically.
Cassette
Compartment
B. Select VCR on the Control Panel screen.
C. When VCR is selected an additional “pop-up” window will appear to give the
user control of the VCR functions (Play, Stop, Pause, Rewind, Forward).
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Using the Rack
PC
A. Start up the computer:
1. Turn on the Power button on the front of the system unit (The computer
should remain on at all times. You will only need to do this if the computer
has been turned off).
2. Turn on the monitor by pressing the Power button on the right side of the
monitor. (The monitor should remain on at all times. You will only need to
do this if the monitor has been turned off).
Power Button
B. Log In:
1. Log into the network as you normally would
using your login name and password. If you
have problems logging in, check the Domain
Name. You will be using the MAIN domain.
2.
You will have access to
a. a DVD/CD-RW drive, and USB
connections for USB Mini Drives,
b. your home drive (H:) and the public
drive (P:) on the District server, and
c. the Internet and a standard desktop
software load of Microsoft Office.
DVD/CD-RW
Drive
USB Connections
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C. Log Off:
1. Remove any media you used (USB Connections, CD, etc.).
2. Log off the computer. Do not shut down the computer or monitor.
Using the
Document
Camera
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Raise the arm of the document camera by gently pulling forward on the
release button located on the base.
Flip the top of the document camera up and pull up the side arms.
Controls for the lights, zoom, and focus are located on the front of the base.
The ON/OFF button is located on the left side of the base.
Reverse the steps when shutting down the equipment.
Release
Button
Auto Focus and
Zoom Buttons
Power and Lamp
Buttons
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Using a Laptop
Computer
A. Connecting the laptop to the podium:
1. Video connection:
a. If you choose to use a laptop computer in addition to or instead
of the desktop computer installed in the equipment credenza,
connect one end of the VGA cable into the port on the laptop
computer interface located on the top of the teaching podium.
This port is labeled Input.
Input
port
Audio jack
Network jack
b.
Connect the free end of the VGA cable to the monitor port on the
back of the laptop.
2. Audio connection:
a. Connect one end of the audio cable into the port on the laptop
computer interface located on the top of the teaching podium.
b. Connect the free end of the audio cable to the audio port on the
laptop.
3. Network connection:
a. If the laptop has a wireless card, the user may connect to the
network through it.
b. If the user cannot access the wireless network, connect the
network cable to the network jack on the laptop computer
interface located on top of the teaching podium.
c. Connect the free end of the network cable to the jack on the
laptop.
4. Power connection:
a. Connect the female end of the AC power supply cord into the
laptop.
b. Connect the male end of the AC power supply cord into the
power outlet located on the top of the teaching podium.
B. Turn on the laptop.
C. Select Podium PC on the Control Panel screen.
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Satellite
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Log-in on the touch panel.
Turn on the Projectors.
Select Satellite from the touch panel. The Satellite controls will appear in
the Touch Panel preview window.
Set the channel number on the tuner. This channel will be assigned by
the Tech Support. You may enter the channel via the up and down
buttons or the numeric keypad. Press enter when complete.
If the signal is available, the image will appear in the preview window.
Press SEND to send image to the projector screen.
To operate the audio level, use the Program Audio on the touch panel
Training and Technical Support
Training and
Technical
Support
Please do not hesitate to contact Tech Support (281 998 6137) in advance to
discuss your needs so that arrangements to connect and test your A/V equipment
can be made ahead of your class meeting.
Please contact Technical Support to:

Report issues with hardware setup

Report issues with software

Report equipment failure

Report network or internet issues

Reserving additional equipment

Schedule ILC Classroom Multimedia training
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Monitor will not “wake up.”
1. Rub finger across the screen. A light tap will not always “wake up”
the monitor.
2. If the monitor still won’t “wake up,” press the ON/OFF button located
on the lower right side of the Touch panel monitor.
Problems logging into the Touch Panel System:
1. Double-check that you have entered the code correctly.
2. Once you have entered the code, press the Enter button for a few
seconds. The keypad will flash “Granted” to indicate that you have
successfully logged into the system
To toggle between the Touch Panel Controls and the computer monitor:
1. First, choose Rack PC.
2. Then, touch the Preview Pane to get the full-screen computer
monitor.
3. Touch the monitor screen again to return to the Touch Panel
Controls.
No signal from the Rack PC.
1. Check to make sure the Rack PC is on. If it isn’t, press the Power
button located on the front of the machine.
2. Tap the Space bar on the keyboard to “wake up” the Rack PC.
No light on the Document Camera/ No signal from Document Camera:
1. Check the Power button located on the left side of the Document
Camera. The indicator light will be green if the Document camera is
on.
2. Check to make sure that the Lens cap is removed.
3. Press the Lamp button and then wait for a few seconds. Either the
Side Lights or the Backlight will come on.
4. To change the light source, press the Lamp button again.
5. Make sure the Document Camera is in XGA mode.
No signal from Podium/Laptop PC:
1. Check the VGA cable connections at your laptop and at the Laptop
interface.
2. Check to make sure your Laptop is sending a signal to the interface.
This is done by holding the Fn key and hitting the CRT/LCD function
button. When the Laptop interface is receiving a signal from the
laptop, a green light will appear on the interface.
3. Check Horizontal Position knob on the Laptop interface. This knob
will shift the image left or right and sometimes completely off the
screen.
No signal from Satellite Tuner:
1. Ensure that the channel of the Tuner is set to the channel on the
Modulator in the Satellite Head
end room.
2. Check to make sure the Satellite V-Tune is on.
No VCR controls operable on the Touch Panel:
1. Check to see if the VCR is on.
2. Close the cabinet door. Fluorescent lighting can affect the IR signal.
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No audio:
1. Audio always follows the last data source sent to the projector. If you
have selected another data source after selecting the audio source,
the audio will disappear.
2. Re-select the Send to Proj button on the Touch Panel for the audio
source (i.e. VCR, Rack PC).
3. If that doesn’t work, check the Program Volume controls on the
Touch Panel. Raise or lower the volume and make sure Mute is off.
4. If there is still a problem, check to make sure the SurgeX unit (at the
bottom of the rack that has the VCR) is powered on. The SurgeX
should always be in the On position.
5. Check to make sure the volume on the Symetrix 420 power amp is
at 5 and that the amp is not muted.
6. In Robotel equipped rooms (SILC 11202 & 11220) check to make
sure the Robotel system is on. The Rack PC audio is routed through
the Robotel system. In the Robotel rooms there is a device mounted
underneath the teaching desk below the Document camera. This
device has a switch with a built in green light. This is the Robotel
power switch that should be in the on position so that the Rack PC
audio will be sent to the room speakers. For further troubleshooting,
check the Robotel Headphone interface that is mounted underneath
the teaching desk near the Rack PC’s at the teaching desk. There
should be a Red audio line (L109) with a mini-headphone jack
plugged into the Aux Output of the Robotel Headphone interface.
If the Proj Off button is accidentally selected:
1. Wait approximately 5 minutes for the projector to cool down.
2. Press the Proj On button to re-activate the projector and the screen.
3. DO NOT use these buttons to shut down the system as they will only
turn off the projector but will not shut down the Touch Panel.
At the end of class:
1. Log off the Rack PC as you would log out of your office PC. DO NOT
SHUT DOWN THE RACK PC.
2. Shut down the system by pressing the Exit button and then pressing
Yes.
ILC Multimedia Classroom User’s Guide
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