Using the Multimedia System in the Classroom
In most classrooms, the multimedia system consists of a ceiling mounted Projector, VCR, DVD player (or a VCR/DVD combo), Computer input, and a Document Camera. The LCD touch screen will provide control of the entire system.
Step 1. Powering On the System and the Projector
Touch the LCD touch screen (that might be blank when it is in the screen saver mode) and press the Start button (the touch screens in the diffrent classrooms might be different, but the operations are similar).
Press the Video Projector button centered on the top of the screen. Press On button to turn on the projector.
Step 2. Using the Computer,VCR, DVD or Document Camera
1. Viewing a Computer
Connect the computer to the system by plugging the video, audio and eithernet cable into the computer,
Press Laptop Computer button on the left Source panel of the LCD touch screen,
On the computer, press Fn and F7 keys at the same time, select Duplicate or Extend.
(Applied to Window 7 load. For the older laptops, press Fn and F7 keys, then choose Option 4) in Presentation Director).
You can use a wireless presenter to give PowerPoint presentations.
You can show a DVD movie through the computer using WinDVD.
To control the volume, use the Volume up, Volume down, or Mute buttons or drag the green bar up or down on the right Volume panel of the LCD touch screen.
2. Viewing a VHS Tape using the VCR
Insert the VHS tape into the VCR,
Press the VCR button on the left Source panel of the LCD touch screen,
Use the Play, Stop, Pause, Rewind(REW), and Fast Forword(FFWD) buttons on the VCR control screen to operate the VCR, use the Volume control on the right side of the touch screen as needed.
3. Viewing a DVD using the DVD Player
Insert the DVD into the DVD player (see the VCR/DVD players image in the previous section).
Press the DVD button on the left Source panel of the LCD touch screen,
Press Advanced Controls button to select chapters/scenes using the Menu, Arrows and Enter buttons. Use the Play, Stop, Pause, Rewind(REW), and Fast Forword(FFWD) buttons on the DVD control screen to operate the DVD, use the Volume control on the right side of the touch screen as needed.
4. . Viewing the Document Camera
Make sure the Document Camera is powered on.
Press DOC button on the left Source panel of the LCD screen
The document camera can display plain paper, transparencies, and 3-D objects. The unit has both back light and top light capability. For glossy items try using just the natural room light.To focus the document camera, first use the auto-focus button located on the front of the document camera. If further adjustment is needed, the manual focus buttons may be used.
To zoom the document camera use the zoom in and zoom out buttons on the front of the document camera.
Step 3. Powering Off the System
If you are using the VCR or DVD player, eject the VHS tape or the DVD.
If you are using the computer, detach the cables from the computer, press Fn and F7 keys, choose the Disconnect Projector option (or Option 1)My Laptop LCD Only in Presentation Director in the older laptops).Press the Exit button on the lower left-hand corner of the LCD touch screen,
This will make the screen display the Start page. Press the System Off button on the screen. This powers off all equipment including the projector.