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Technology Use Basics in the Lamson Lower Open Lab - Room 031
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Technology Use Basics in the Lamson Lower Open Lab - Room 031

There are three main areas of technology the Lamson Lower Open Lab:

Main Presentation Station (84" monitor in the center of the room)

- TeamWork North (65" QOMO monitor)

- Studio Station (audio/video recording mini studio)

What does each area do?

Main Presentation Station has the following features:

- Connect your mobile device/laptop to the monitor via HDMI or VGA connection

- Play a Blu-Ray disc, DVD or audio CD (built into the equipment rack below the monitor)

- Use the control panel to share content from your device or share content from others in the room across both large monitors and speakers

TeamWork North has the following features:

- Connect your mobile device/laptop to the monitor via HDMI or VGA connection

- Connect your mobile device/laptop to the monitor via wireless connection (through PSU WIRELESS only)

- Use the built-in PC and/or write on the screen with a stylus. You can even manipulate the Windows environment on the touch screen.

Studio Station has the following features:

- Audio/Video record yourself or two people onto your USB flash drive

- Show a presentation from the projector as you record yourself

- Use the LED ring to create a chroma-key green or blue background for your recording (requires post-production editing for adding backgrounds)

Operation of Each Area

Main Presentation Station:

  - Connect your laptop/mobile device to the VGA or HDMI cable to the left of the main screen

  - Press the start button on the touch panel

  - Select the type of presentation you are going to make (video/audio or audio only)

  - When selecting audio only, a pop-up screen will appear allowing you to control volume

  - When selecting video/audio, a screen will appear asking to select a source to begin

  - Choose the type of source you wish to see from the menu at the top: Laptop HDMI, Laptop VGA, Blu-Ray...located in the cabinet

  - If you would like to share your source with the other large monitor in the room, press the "Start Sharing" button. Press "Stop Sharing" to stop.

  - If you would like to share a source from the TeamWork station, select the station (North), then select the appropriate color (as indicated by the colored band on

    each cable). When selected, both monitors will show that source.

  - Press "Stop Sharing" when done

  - Don't forget to shut off the station when you are done

TeamWork North:

  - Connect your laptop/mobile device to a VGA or HDMI cable below the screen

  - Press the play button on the cable. The monitor should power up automatically and display your source within 30 seconds

  - Other users can connect with other cables, each time a user hits the play button, their source is displayed on the monitor

  - If you want to connect wireless, press the play button labeled "Wireless" and follow the on-screen instructions

  - If you want to use the built-in PC, press the play button labeled "Touch Screen". A wireless keyboard, mouse and stylus are available for checkout at the Info Desk

Studio Station: 

- Place a flash drive into the slot labeled "Insert Flash Drive Here"

- Press the record button to start recording your presentation

- Record your video. You can watch yourself on the small display next to the camera.

- When you are done recording, press the stop button

- Remove the flash drive after waiting for 15 seconds

- Option: If you need to present with a PowerPoint, web page, etc., log into the iMac on the top of the black box, then power on the projector using the control panel on the wall. Your

  projected images will be a part of your recording. If they look warped on the wall, that is normal. They will look normal on your final recording. Do not adjust the projector.

- Remember to turn off the projector when you are done and don't forget your flash drive!

As always, if you have any questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 535-2929 or psu-helpdesk@plymouth.edu

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