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Contents Support & More


Equipment & Software Overview


How To Guides


Equipment Use






Support To get immediate help, call Classroom Support at 895-0771, Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. You can request a technician, software installation, or schedule training.

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK! We need to hear from you in order to improve teaching spaces. Click the TEC Survey icon on the computer desktop screen in this room and share your opinion. Our management staff analyze the results and set goals based upon your input.

leaving the room Please shut off the projector and lock the room door when you leave. Swipe your Marlok card until the light turns red. Please ensure the door is properly closed by pulling on the door handle.

TEC Locations For a current list of TEC locations, visit:


On managing your files:

Bring your files on a flash drive (also called a USB or jump drive). When done using a TEC, save newly created files on your flash drive. The computer is secured with a product called Deepfreeze, which erases all newly saved files put on the computer between restarts.


Equipment The equipment available in TECs may vary slightly from room to room, but all TECs have the following as standard equipment

Lectern Houses most of the equipment in the TEC, excluding the multimedia projector. Control Panel (p. 10 & 11) Allows you to choose which device is displayed by the multimedia projector and to adjust the volume and settings of the selected multimedia source device. You may also control projection screens, built-in microphones and more. Document Camera (p. 14) Displays documents, such as printouts or photos, overhead transparencies and small 3-dimensional objects through the multimedia projector. DVD/VHS Player Plays DVD discs and VHS tapes through the multimedia projector. It also plays audio CDs and may play MP3s on CD-RW/R media. Gooseneck Microphone Provides speech sound reinforcement. May be muted through the control panel.


Laptop/Auxiliary Device Support (p. 8) Cables are provided to enable you to present multimedia through the audio/visual system from your own equipment (laptops, iPhones, iPods). Cables for composite video and audio are supplied. You may need to provide your own adaptor to fit some devices. Laptop users may need to bring the adapters necessary to connect to a standard analog VGA cable. Multimedia Projector Displays computer, laptop, document camera and DVD/VHS content on a screen. Be sure to shut it off when done. PC (Computer) Provides Internet service, access to selected software, and more. Presentation Remote (p. 17) Allows navigation through PowerPoint presentations. Doubles as a laser pointer and mouse. Telephone Use it to contact: Classroom Support (ext. 50771) Facilities Help Desk (ext. 54357) Public Safety (911)

Software The following software is installed on all general purpose TEC computers

Applications Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Creative Suite 4 Adobe Photoshop Elements DVD Player software SPSS for Windows Symantec AntiVirus Internet Tools Firefox Google Earth Internet Explorer Secure File Transfer Client Secure Shell Client WS_FTP 95 LE

Multimedia iTunes QuickTime Player RealPlayer Winamp Windows Media Player Other Deepfreeze Java 2 Runtime Environment Power Archiver WebCampus plug-ins Windows XP Professional

Microsoft Office 2003 & 2007 Microsoft Access Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Word Microsoft Publisher

Some TECs may include additional specialized software. If you need software that is not provided, please contact Classroom Support.


How to... How to adjust the lighting of the room, project the computer, or connect a laptop. Use these instructions to get started quickly. About the projector: Once you turn it on, you will see the countdown. Wait until it finishes. Sometimes the source doesn’t play right away. If it takes a while, try switching from one source to another, then back to the one you want.

Control Lighting in Room

Control Volume in Room

To adjust room lights, use the buttons provided on the lectern or on room walls. Lighting for this space is not located on the Creston Control Panel.

From the control panel, select Main Menu, adjust the volume levels using the controls illustrated to the right. Mic controls the microphone volume. Program controls any output such as sound from a DVD, iPod, VCR, etc. Note: Select Audio Reset to reset sound to default levels. Select Room Setup for more options.


Project computer Activity


From Main Menu, turn projector On.


Select PC.


Use the document camera



From the Main Menu, turn projector On.


Using the green handle, lift the document camera and place your document/media onto the white surface.

Select Doc Cam.

more OPTIONS Freeze – Takes a picture of the document or media placed on the doc cam and keeps it on the projection screen. Use the Freeze feature to allow your class to finish taking down old lecture notes as you change to new lecture notes on the document camera (this feature is only located on the document camera). Manual Focus – Manually control the focus on either the document camera or on the control panel. Rotate – Turn the projected image using the Rotate button on the control panel.


Adjust settings for the zoom, focus, iris, and lights (see page 14 for details). Select Off from the control panel when done.

Show a DVD



From the Main Menu , turn projector On.

Select DVD.


Hit Eject to access the tray and insert DVD.


Select Play. Additional controls are illustrated on p. 11.

For film Place your 35mm slide on the document camera in the area highlighted in green below. Direct the lamp toward it to project the slide image. Select Slide On from control panel.

Note: DVDs created outside the United States may not play on the standard TEC equipment.


How to ... continued

Connect a laptop

Connect other Devices iPod

We provide a VGA connector.


Connect the audio mini plug to the headphone port on your device. You will need to provide an adaptor if using a first generation iPhone. Other adaptors may be necessary.


Select iPod Audio, on the main menu.

VGA Connector




From the control panel, select Main Menu in the top menu. Plug in the VGA cable to your laptop VGA port or video port adapter. Plug in the audio cable into the headphone port of your laptop.



Turn on laptop. • On a PC, select Display External Image. • On a Mac, select Display Mirrors. Under ‘Projected Source’ in the control panel, select Laptop

Note: If the image on your laptop does not match what is on the projected screen, call Classroom Support. On a PC, If your image does not display, you may need to press a combination of the function key and F4, F6 or F8 on your laptop keyboard. This procedure varies depending on the brand of your PC hardware.

LaserDiscs or Video Cameras 1.

Plug in the yellow taped cord and the audio cords. If you only need one audio cord, plug in either the white or red cord.


Select Aux under ‘Projected Source.’ Video Right-side audio Left-side audio


Use the microphone

Prep materials while students watch something else on a projector


On the control panel, select Main Menu in the top menu.


Select Preview from the top menu.


Under the Volume section, make sure the mute button for the microphone is turned off. (Blue = Off, Red = On)


Under ‘Preview Source,’ select which device you want to privately work on, then go ahead and work on it.


Adjust the microphone volume using the up or down arrows.


When you’re ready for the class to see the screen you’re working on, select Send to Projector.


For full screen mode, touch the small preview window on the top right of the control panel.

Note: To see the controls for the DVD, VCR, or Doc Cam while using the full screen preview mode, select Show Transport.


Equipment Use Crestron Control System Main Menu The control panel is the brain of the TEC. Use it to control the DVD player, microphone, multimedia projector, room lighting, and other devices.

Projector On Turns on the multimedia projector. There will be at least a 60 second delay as the multimedia projector warms up. Off Turns off the multimedia projector. Pic Mute Mutes all video from the multimedia projector, replacing it with a black screen.


Projected Source


PC Displays the PC using the multimedia projector.

VCR Displays the VCR through the multimedia projector.

Laptop VGA Displays a laptop with VGA connection through the multimedia projector.

Aux Displays a connected auxiliary source through the multimedia projector, like a camcorder or Laserdisc.

Mic Adjusts the volume for the gooseneck and wireless microphones.

Doc Cam Displays the document camera through the multimedia projector. DVD Displays the DVD player through the multimedia projector.

Mic Mute Silences all audio from the gooseneck microphone. Program Adjusts the volume for all other sources. Program Mute Silences all audio from other sources.

Menus See following pages for descriptions on Room Setup. Preview is described on pg 9.

Preview Screen Displays content presented on projection screen

iPod Audio Selects a connected iPod or iPhone as a source for audio (first generation iPhone requires an adaptor and other devices may as well). Connect the audio mini plug to your headphone port on your iPhone or iPod. Remove your case if it’s in the way.


Equipment Use Crestron Control System Room Setup This tab on the control panel allows you to adjust the room set up. Some rooms have more options on this screen than others.



On Turns on the multimedia projector. There will be at least a 60 second delay as the multimedia projector warms up.

Screen Use the up or down arro or raise projector screen to halt the screen.

Off Turns off the multimedia projector. Please shut it off when done. If for some reason the control panel does not work, you can adjust room lighting by using the controls located on the wall behind the lectern.


Pic Mute Mutes all video from the multimedia projector, replacing it with a black screen.

ows to lower n. Press Stop

Advanced This is for technician use only.

Audio Reset Resets audio to default levels.


Equipment Use Document Camera In the place of an overhead projector, TECs include document cameras. The document camera displays any document (e.g. an assignment, a page from a book, overhead transparencies, notebook paper) or smaller 3-D objects through the multimedia projector.

Two ways to control a doc

Zoom Adjusts zoom in and out Man (Manual Focus) Adjust focus manually Auto (Focus) Automatically focuses on object Freeze Takes an image of object and keeps it displayed on the screen even when object is removed Extern Unnecessary button. Do not use this, please. It displays an external source connected to the document camera.

Please turn off the multimedia projector when you leave the room.


ument camera (DOC CAM)

On & Off Turns doc cam on or off

Iris + Brightens the image according to the object

Light1 ON Turns document camera lamp on

Zoom + Zooms closer to object

Iris Darkens the image according to the object

Slide ON Turns the slide transparency light on and adjusts lens. You can use this to display 35 mm slides

Zoom Zooms away from object Focus + Sharpens focus of object Focus Blurs focus of object

Auto (Iris) Automatically adjusts lighting on object

Lights OFF Turns doc cam lamp off

Rotate Turns displayed image Save Preset Saves customized presets. Use when regularly switching between very different types of items Recall Preset Applies saved customized presets

Auto (Focus) Automatically focuses on object


Equipment Use microphone & Remote

Microphone The flexible gooseneck microphone keeps your hands free during lectures and presentations. Use the control panel to adjust the volume.

Microphone Head Allows you to project your voice into the room’s speakers. Do not tap on the microphone head because that will ruin the delicate device. Instead, speak directly into it to test.

Adjust the microphone volume from the control panel. See page 9 for more details.

Adjustable Neck The adjustable neck provides a wide range of flexibility to adjust the microphone to your desired height.


Remote The presentation remote is a mouse, laser pointer, and wireless remote all-in-one. It’s a great accessory for navigating through PowerPoint presentations. All TEC computers come with presentation remotes installed. Remember to leave the remote at lectern for the next instructor. Use the Velcro to attach it to the right side of the LCD monitor.

Use as Mouse Place thumb on the grey button at the center of the remote and push it the direction you would like the mouse cursor to move. The silver button below mimics mouse buttons. Push button to the left to ‘left click’ and to the right to ‘right click’.

For PowerPoint Presentations

Use as Laser Pointer

Start the slide show and move the scroll wheel up and down to move back and forth between slides. This wheel is on the side of the remote.

Turn laser on by pressing and holding both the clear button at the bottom and the small blue button near the top for several seconds. When the clear button at the bottom flashes red, then let go of both buttons. Point the remote at the screen and use the blue button to activate the laser.


Help Training Training is offered to any instructor or student using a TEC. To schedule a training session, please contact Classroom Support at 895-0771. Or, check out our videos online. Classroom Support Contact 895-0771, Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, for your TEC needs, such as: • Software installation • Help using equipment • Training Software Install To request new software for a TEC computer, please contact Classroom Support at 895-0771 with the software’s title and the classroom in which you would like to have the software installed. To view the Software Installation Policy, go to:


Contacts For TEC-Related services: Darrell Lutey Assistant Director Instructional Technology Services 895-0763 A.J. Robinson Computing Facilities Development Manager 895-0714 Rohan Palmer IT Technician Supervisor 895-4084

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