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22 Classroom

Equipment Available:

  • Mac Mini (built-in Mac OS computer system)
  • Control Panel
  • Built-in microphones
  • Built-in camera/recording equipment
  • VGA input
  • HDMI input
  • Apple TV
  • Auxiliary audio/video input jacks
  • Ethernet connections
  • Projector screens (x2)
  • Assistive Listening Capable

Navigating Room 22

To TURN ON the system

1. Press the power button on the small display screen
2. Choose an input source
a. Mac Mini for the built in computer system
b. Laptop to connect your own computer system
c. Apple TV to connect your own iOS device.


To TURN OFF the system

1. Unplug devices/log out of the Mac Mini system.
2. Touch “System Off” at the top right corner of the small display screen.
3. Click “yes” to confirm system shut down.

Using LAPTOP as input source

The LAPTOP input source can be used as an input source for Room 22 by physically plugging in any computer system using the provided cables.
1. Connect your laptop to either the VGA cable (black) or HDMI cable (purple) labelled Room 22.
a. If your computer doesn’t have a VGA or HDMI port, contact User Services (Room 25) to check out an adapter
2. Make sure LAPTOP is selected as the input source on the small display screen (the projector screens will automatically come down.)

Using MAC MINI as an input source

The MAC MINI input source is the built in computer system for Room 22. To navigate the system, you can use the keyboard and mouse provided, or use the display as a touch screen.
1. Choose Mac Mini as the input source on the small display screen (the projector screens will automatically come down).
2. Make sure the large display monitor is turned on by checking the power button located on the right-hand side of the monitor.
3. Choose “Classroom”, and the system will automatically log in.

Using APPLE TV as an input source

Apple TV is an easy way to use Airplay‐compatible iOS devices as an input source for Room 22.
1. Choose APPLE TV as the input source on the small display screen (the projector screens will automatically come down.)
2. Make sure your iOS/Mac OS device is connected to IllinoisNet.
3. On the AirPlay settings on your device, choose “RM 22” as the output.

Using the ANNOTATE feature

The annotate feature allows you to use a virtual pen to draw and highlight on the display.
1. Choose annotate on the small display screen.
2. Choose the input source (Apple TV, Mac Mini or Laptop). Whichever input source is chosen will show up on the large display monitor (built in computer system). 
3. Make sure you clear all annotations before logging off.

Using the CAPTURE feature

The capture feature allows you to easily record your presentation and store it as a media file.
1. Choose capture on the small display screen.
a. If you want to record what’s happening on the screen, choose Presentation.
b. If you want to take a video recording of the room, choose Camera.
2. Use full screen/side to side to orient your video recording/presentation accordingly.
3. Use upper left/upper right/lower left/lower right to position the camera recording on the large
display screen.
4. Use the pan and zoom arrows to alter the camera angle.
5. If you want to record directly from one of the input sources, choose the appropriate input source under the “recorded source” section.
6. The output is where the media file being recorded is stored; you have the option between USB ports and an SD card.
7. Hit the red circle button to start the recording and the stop button to stop recording. You can pause recording at any time.
 Please contact User Services in Room 25 for assistance with this feature.

Changing the SETTINGS 

There are 4 different options under the settings feature; audio, camera, displays and switcher. This section provides a short description of each one.
1. AUDIO: Allows you to increase and decrease the volume of the speakers, podium, wireless mic, DPMS and ceiling mics.

2. CAMERA: Allows you to adjust the angle and the zoom of the camera, provided it is turned on and in use. You can also use the foot pad for the same purpose.

a. On: This is the default. Turns on the projector if it is switched off.
b. Off: Completely turns off the projector.
c. HDMI: Changes the input of the projector screen to the input from the HDMI cable.
d. MUTE: Temporarily turns off projection for a screen. Recommended for toggling the projectors on and off, because it’s much faster than turning off and turning on the projectors.
e. The up and down arrows bring each individual screen up or down, without affecting the projection.
4. SWITCHER: The switcher allows you to efficiently toggle between various input and output sources. It has 3 columns: The first lists out the sources, the second column lists out the functions and the third column lists out what function each one of the sources is currently performing. So, if you wanted to change the input for the ANNOTATE function to APPLE TV, you’d pick APPLE TV from the first column and ANNOTATE from the second column. You can similarly do this for any input and any function. The first column also lists some functions, so if you pick ANNOTATE from the first column and then ANNOTATE from the second column, the system will give an error stating this is not allowed.

Should you require any more assistance, or would like a walkthrough of the features of this room, please contact User Services in Room 25, or call us at (217) 244-7005.