2021 Master Classroom Touch Panel Training

Welcome to the new classroom panel training page. Many of our classrooms around campus have been updated over the 2021 summer semester to include the new panel system. This system is designed to provide the user with additional, easy-to-use, control over which audio and video sources are utilized and displayed. Since the look and feel of the new panel interface is quite different from it's predecessor, please review the training provided to gain familiarity with the new system.

For in-person training on our classroom technology, including the new Master Classroom touch panel, please contact Glenn Gunnels via email or by phone (316) 978-7764.

Turning the System On and Off

 

Turning On the System:

Start by checking that the power switch on the physical podium is in the On position, as this will power the system. If the physical podium's power switch is off, you should encounter a yellow instructions page on the touch panel, indicating that the power needs to be turned on.

Once the podium's power switch is turned on, use the Display Controls button to access the lectern and projector power buttons on the touch panel.

You should see that the "Power Off Lectern" button, in the bottom right of the screen, is green indicating the system is on.

Next, turn on the projector or projectors by tapping the "Off" buttons under each one. Again, the button will turn green when it has been powered on and you will note that the heading for the projector will have changed to indicate that the projector has been turned on.

Please note, you will encounter a short count-down wheel overlaying the button on the touch panel while each projector boots up. 

Once all projectors have been turned on in the Touch Panel, the Display Controls button will also shift to the On position.

After you have turned on the power to the lectern and projector or projectors, use the X in the upper right corner of the Touch Panel to exit the Display Control page and return to the Source or "Home" page.

Turning Off the System:

When class is over and you are finished with the projectors and lectern, please remember to turn off all the projectors and the lectern power using the touch panel. 

Simply tap on the Display Controls button in the upper right corner to enter the Display Controls page.

Then tap on the green projector power button(s) to turn the power off and switch the buttons back to their red "Off" position. Again, you will encounter a short count-down wheel while the projector(s) are going through cool-down.

Next, tap the Power OFF Lectern button on the Touch Panel to turn the lectern power off.

Selecting a Projector and Monitor Source

The Source page provides options for you to select what sources the projector--or projectors--will display for your students, what sources your monitors will display for you, and finally, what source your audio will come from.

It is important to note that the training images used are based on a Master Classroom with two independent projectors. However, in some rooms, there may only be one projector or although there are two projectors, the design and structure of the room requires both projectors to "mirror" the same source. As such, in those rooms you will only have options for a single projector source.

For step-by-step text-based instructions, follow the instructions provided:

Projector Sources:

Once you have turned on the projectors and returned to the Source "home" page, you should see that the projector--or projectors--are currently in "Mirror" status. The Projector(s) will be mirroring AirMedia by default.

To stop the Projector from mirroring, choose the "Mirror: Off" button under that Projector's options; which will switch it to the "Off" position.

Once you have turned off mirroring for that projector, you will see additional source options become available to select independently from the monitor's source.

You will notice that the Projector heading lists the current status of the Projector, marked as either Off or On. This can serve as a reminder that the Projector must be turned on using the Display Controls page in order for the content to display to your students on the projector screen. 

Next, you will notice that the video source for this projector is currently listed as AirMedia, and correspondingly the AirMedia button below is a darker yellow than the other options available. This indicates that currently, the Projector will display the content being used through AirMedia.

You can change the video source for either projector to any of the other Projector options listed below it's section, simply by selecting that button on the screen. 

Selecting HDMI will allow you to project the content from a device that you have brought and plugged in using the HMDI cord.

Selecting USB-C will allow you to project the content from a device that you have brought and plugged in using the USB-C cord.

If you have brought your own device and are unable to plug into the system with HMDI or USB-C, you will need to use the AirMedia option instead.

Alternatively, you can also use the PC Left or PC Right buttons to Project the content from those sources.

In the event that you are using a DVD or Blu-ray film, you can display that film on the Projector, by selecting the Blu-ray Player button under the Projector source options.

Lastly, you can select the Lectern Camera button under the Projector options to display the room's Document Camera.

Monitor Sources:

Much like the Projectors, you will notice that the video source listed under the Monitor heading indicates what source is currently selected. In this case, both monitors are using AirMedia, and correspondingly the AirMedia buttons below are a darker yellow than the other options available.

You can change the video source for either monitor to any of the other options listed below it's section, simply by selecting that button on the screen. 

Selecting HDMI will display the content from a device that you have brought and plugged in using the HDMI cord.

Selecting USB-C will display the content from a device that you have brought and plugged in using the USB-C cord.

If you have brought your own device and are unable to plug into the system with HMDI or USB-C, you will need to use the AirMedia option instead in order to display that content to the monitors in the room.

Alternatively, you can also use the PC Left or PC Right buttons to display the content from those sources.

In the event that you are using a DVD or Blu-ray film, you can display that film on the monitor, by selecting the Blu-ray Player button under the Monitor source options.

Lastly, you can select the Lectern Camera button under the Monitor options to display the room's Document Camera.

Changing the Audio Source

Audio Sources:

To select the audio source you would like to use, tap on the corresponding source button under the Audio Source section on the touch panel.

Audio source options are identical to those of the monitors and projectors, and can be selected independently based on what source's audio you would like to play for your audience. 

Selecting HDMI will play the audio from a device that you have brought and plugged in using the HDMI cord.

Selecting USB-C will play the audio from a device that you have brought and plugged in using the USB-C cord.

If you have brought your own device and are unable to plug into the system with HMDI or USB-C, you will need to use the AirMedia option instead in order to play that device's audio in the room. 

Alternatively, you can also use the PC Left or PC Right buttons to audio from those sources.

In the event that you are using a DVD or Blu-ray film, you can play that film's audio, by selecting the Blu-ray Player button under the Audio source options. 

Lastly, you can select the Lectern Camera button under the Monitor options to display the room's Document Camera.

Finally, tap on the needed Volume button to mute the audio or to increase the volume or decrease the volume incrementally. A sustained tap and hold on either the volume up or volume down buttons will steadily adjust the volume.

Using Blu-ray Player Page

For step-by-step text-based instructions, follow the instructions provided:

Once you have inserted the disk into the blu-ray player in the podium, you can control the film using the controls on the touch panel.

To access the controls, select the Blu-ray Controls button in the upper left of the screen. This will open the Blu-ray Controls page on the Touch Panel.

Use the "Home" icon button to navigate back to the film's "Home" menu. The home menu will take you to the movie's introduction sequence. 

Alternatively, to navigate to the disc's menu, use the Disc Menu button on the Touch Panel. The Disc Menu provides you with options to Start the Movie, to select the show's "chapters", to select the language, to enable subtitles, and more.

Use the arrow keys to move your selection box up, down, left, and right.

Use the "OK" button to select the currently highlighted option on your film's menu.

If you need to control the film while it plays, you can use the options available on the Touch Panel to stop, play, and pause the film.

You can also use the available rewind and fast-forward options on the Touch Panel to go back or advance the film as needed.

If you need to move forward or backwards by "chapter", you can use the Previous and Next chapter buttons.

To skip directly to the chapter needed, use the keypad on the left to enter the number, then press return. 

Use the Video Volume buttons to increase, decrease, and mute audio.

At any time you can navigate back to the Sources "Home" Page using the "X" in the upper right corner to exit the Blu-ray Controls page.

Using the Camera Controls Page

Before moving forward with the training steps, it is important to note that the Lectern Camera noted on the source page refers to the Document Camera present in the room. The room's camera is only previewable to the instructor through an application such as Zoom or Panopto. 
As such, it is recommended that you preview the camera image using Zoom or Panopto when adjusting the camera controls.

For step-by-step text-based instructions, follow the instructions provided:

To access the camera controls for the room's camera, use the "Camera Controls" button in the upper left part of the touch panel.

From the Camera Controls main page, you can use the established presets to focus the camera to any of three pre-created settings: the Lectern, the Writing Board, or Wide Room.

Choosing the Lectern preset will adjust the camera to focus on the lectern area.

Writing Board adjusts the camera to focus on the writing board in the room.

Wide Room adjusts the camera to a wide angle, showing about 2-4 rows worth of seats at the front of the room, with the projector screen, and lectern.

If the camera settings to any of the already-established presets are not quite as desired, you can use the arrows to adjust the camera up, down, left, and right.

You can also use the zoom in and zoom out buttons to adjust the camera focus further in and out.

Once you have adjusted the camera to your preferred settings, you can create your own Presets for Presets 4, 5, and 6 on the panel. 

To create a Preset, simply use the arrows and zoom in/out buttons to find the best set up for your purposes, then tap and hold on either the Camera Preset--Preset 4, 5, or 6 button until a notification appears informing you that the Preset has been saved.

At any time you can navigate back to the Source page using the "X" in the upper right corner which will exit the Camera Controls page.