How do I use the AV in the TLC and Library?

Read an overview of how to project video and audio in the classrooms in TLC and Library.

Written By Jay Heath (Administrator)

Updated at September 30th, 2021

Overview and Capabilities

You should be able to use wireless projection most of the time for most purposes (unless you use a Mac and want interactivity from the board. More on that later). We refer to the projector and whiteboards as the "Teaching Wall," but we know it's just one place that teaching happens. 

Power: Use the power button (center bottom of screen) to turn on the display. 

Control: Swipe up from the bottom to select the input and access frequently used controls to adjust the volume, brightness, or display input.

You may also control the BoxLight with the included remote. Turning it on and off, adjusting the volume, changing the input source, and more - all from the remote.

Video and Audio: HD video, loud audio, all that. Shouldn't be any issues with fidelity but please let us know if there are! (NOTE: If you are using Teams on the screen, you can only control the volume from within the Teams app)

Interactivity: These projectors allow you to interact with the board or computer with either your fingers or the included pens. See the Connections section below to understand the limitations of the interactivity depending on whether you are using Windows or MacOS. 

Where: these "teaching walls" are located one per classroom and in the library instructional space. There is a freestanding/rolling display with all the same functionality in the main library area. 

Connections

Option 1: Wireless connection

 

Option 2: Wired connection

 

  1. Select ScreenBeam as the input
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen for connecting your computer

 

  1. Plug into one of the connections hanging on the wall next to the screen. 
  2. Press Wall HDMI on the screen

 

Best option for most uses

Best for funtions that use a lot of resources on the computer -  like viewing videos or making/receiving video calls

Wireless Interactivity is ONLY Available on Windows

Interactivity on a BoxLight connected to a Mac requires users to connect with an HDMI and USB cable. Windows PCs can get interactivity wireless or wired. Interactivy provides some additional useful functionality to add an interactive drawing layer on top of any application on your computer, regardless of whether that app supports native drawing (like Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote allow native drawing within their files and content).

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