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Herman Brown 21

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Room Type Classroom
Seating & Capacity 15   Desks
Lighting & Windows Fluorescent
Zoned and/or Multi-level
No windows
(Room is capable of a "blackout" environment.)
Writing Surface Chalkboard
Qty 3: 4' x 8'
Projection Surface (none)
Multimedia System Podium Lite
Computers (none)
Outlets 0 Outlets
Flooring Carpeted
Special Features (none)
Reservations For room reservations, contact:
Registrar's Office.

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The following information and instructions apply to this room:
Room Setup

This Podium Lite room is equipped with a video projector, PC computer, laptop connection, and room audio system. It is designed to allow you to display any standard video, audio, computer source you bring with you, or use the built-in PC. The room is operated via the control panel located in a flip top box in the center of the desk. The flip top box has connections for a computer (SVGA) or DVI, video, S-video, audio and networking.

Podium Jr. control panel image.

To control the classroom

  • Turn the projector on and off: Press the Power on button on the control panel to turn the projector on. Press the Power off button on the control panel to turn the projector off. It will take one to two minutes for a projector to warm up and display an image.
  • Choose the source you wish to display: Select the appropriate source from the top set of buttons on the control panel.
    • VGA Laptop - Press the VGA Laptop button.
    • DVI Laptop - Press the DVI Laptop button.
    • Video device using S-video - Press the AUX Video button.
    • Video device using composite video - Press the AUX Video button.
    • Mute the projected image - Press the IMG MUTE button to mask the image on the main display.
  • To control the classroom's screen: The buttons in bottom center of the control panel are used to raise or lower the projection screen. Please be sure to raise the screen when you are finished using the room.
  • To control the classrooms lighting: Switches on the wall control fluorescent and or incandescent lighting in the room. We suggest you dim the lights as much as possible for LCD Projection viewing, taking special care to at least turn the lights off that shine on the projection screen. Those lights will make the your display materials more difficult for your class to view.
  • To control the classroom audio level Use the audio Volume Up/Down buttons on the control panel to adjust the audio level.
PC

Podium Lite You can switch to the PC computer by pressing the source button labeled "PC Computer" on the classrooms control panel. Turn the main display device on. (Please refer to the setup tab for more specific instructions on turning on the main display device) Podium PC image.

  • PC Login: At the Login screen, use your ADRICE account. If you do not have one use the user name: podium, the password: podium, and the domain: ADRICE.
  • PC Applications:
    • Opening Applications:
      • Click on the START menu in the bottom left corner of the screen, move to Programs, slide across and select the program you wish to use.
      • Click on the application's icon in the Menu Bar located at the bottom of the screen.
    • View Current PC Software: Please visit the PC Lab & Podium Software list.
    • Requesting New Software: Please visit the Software Requests webpage.
  • Playing a CD or DVD: Insert the CD or DVD and the PC will automatically open the appropriate application to play your media.
  • Using a USB Device: There are two USB ports on the front of the computer and two additional usb ports on the left side of the monitor

PC Tips:

  • The keyboard is set to a foreign language or seems odd: If the keyboard has been left set to a foreign language, it can be reset to the standard English US keyboard by pressing the Ctrl, Shift keys and the numeral 1 key simultaneously (Ctrl + Shift + 1). To shift quickly to the English US International keyboard, press Ctrl + Shift + 2.
  • The screen reads no source: Move the mouse, or type on the keyboard to wake up the computer.
Aux Video

This room is equipped with an auxillary video connection to allow you to display any video, or audio source you bring with you. The room is operated via the control panel located in a flip top box in the center of the desk. The flip top box has connections for Video, S-Video, and Audio.

button panel image.

To control the Auxillary Video

  • Turn the main display on See the room setup procedure if you are unsure of this process.
  • For S-Video plug in the S-Video cable and the associated audio cables if you are using audio
  • For Composite(RCA) plug in the composite video cable and the associated audio cables if you are using audio
  • Switch to the auxillary video by pressing the AUX VIDEO button. The control system will automatically select the appropriate secondary input by sensing the connected device.
  • To use audio only, connect the audio device to the left and right channels associated with the S-Video input and then press the AUX VIDEO button on the control panel.
  • To use two auxillary devices, if both the S-Video connection and composite connection are in use the control system will switch to the S-Video source when you press AUX VIDEO for the first time. Pressing AUX VIDEO again will toggle between the two auxillary inputs.
  • To control the classroom audio level Use the audio Volume Up/Down buttons on the control panel to adjust the audio level.

Auxillary Video Tips:

  • If you have media that you will use frequently for classes: you can visit the Electronic Resources Center(ERC) in Herring hall. Staff there can assist you with converting and editing media to a digital format, such as a DVD, so that you will not need to use auxillary sources.
DVD

You can play a DVD in this room using the installed PC. First Turn the main display device on. (Please refer to the setup tab for more specific instructions on turning on the main display device) Podium PC image.

  • PC Login: At the Login screen, use your ADRICE account. If you do not have one use the user name: podium, the password: podium, and the domain: ADRICE.
  • Playing the DVD: Insert the DVD and the PC will automatically open the appropriate application to play your media.
  • Controling the DVD player: Use the mouse to select items from the player menu.

Tips:

  • The keyboard is set to a foreign language or seems odd: If the keyboard has been left set to a foreign language, it can be reset to the standard English US keyboard by pressing the Ctrl, Shift keys and the numeral 1 key simultaneously (Ctrl + Shift + 1). To shift quickly to the English US International keyboard, press Ctrl + Shift + 2.
  • The screen reads no source: Move the mouse, or type on the keyboard to wake up the computer.
  • The DVD is from another region: Use VLC player to play the DVD
Overhead
Overhead image.

There is an overhead located in the room for your use. Plug the overhead in and turn it onby pressing the power switch located in the bottom right corner of the overhead.

To switch lamps on the overhead: If you need to switch to the auxiliary lamp, open the hatch on the bottom left of the overhead and turn the dial all the way over to the other lamp indicated (1 or 2). Please email cts@rice.edu to let them know a new lamp is needed in the room.