Media stations are located in over 100 general-use classrooms as well as in conference rooms throughout campus. Media stations include:
--DVD/VHS/CD combination players
--Laptop connections (video and audio)
--Controls for classroom video projector and speaker units
--Microphones (in lecture halls)
Document cameras are installed in all lecture halls and some classrooms. Instructions for document cameras can be found here. Using the document camera instead of an overhead projector allows the content to be captured for video podcasts. If you still want to use an overhead projector, please contact Media Support Help Desk at (858) 534-5784.
Wired microphones are located in the front of all lecture halls. Wireless microphones are located inside the media station in lecture halls. Extra batteries for wireless microphones are also found in the media station.
Refreshed classrooms will have a touch screen built into the podium or on the wall. Instructions for refreshed classrooms will be forthcoming. If you need assistance, contact the Media Support Help Desk at (858) 534-5784.
As of the end of the Winter 2013 quarter, the following rooms have been refreshed:
If your projector shuts off in the middle of your lecture, turn the projector power on again at the media station control panel. Projectors will turn off if they have been on for more than three hours and no signals have been sent to the panel. To prevent this from happening, restart the projector power at the beginning of your class if the projector has been left on.
If your computer was turned on before you connected the VGA cable, you may need to toggle between screens. On many Windows laptops this involves holding the Fn key and pressing F8 key. You may need to cycle through multiple configuration. The monitor toggle key varies from computer to computer, but is often indicated by two overlapping square icons or a monitor-like icon located on the appropriate key.
If you have connected your laptop but the projector is not reading the signal, press the desired input button again to reselect the input.
If you connect your laptop and do not get an image projected on the screen, check the connections at the wall plates under the chalkboard. The supplied VGA cable should be connected to the 15 pin connector on the wall plate.
Check your laptop’s resolution and refresh rate settings. For best results, resolution should be set to 1024 x 768, refresh rate at 75 Hz. On Macs, select System Preferences from the Apple menu and click on the Displays icon. For most Windows computers, right-click on the desktop and select Properties, then select the Settings tab to access the resolution control. Click on the Advanced button and select Monitors to locate refresh rate control.
If you encounter problems that these directions cannot fix, call the Media Support Help Desk at (858) 534-5784 from the classroom phone. Phone support is available from 8 am to 7:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 8 am to 5:30 pm on Friday.