How do I use the AV in the TLC?

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

Written By Jay Heath (Administrator)

Updated at August 25th, 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. Here's more information on how to use the teaching walls throughout the new Whitten Math & Sciences Center.

Control: Use the power button to turn on the display, swipe up from the bottom to 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!

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, in the 214 Seminar Room, in the 224 Lounge, and 115 Breakout Room. The Commons has a similar system but a bit more complexity as a result of added functionality like wireless microphones, assistive audio, lighting control, etc.

Connections

Wireless: 

Wired:

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. Interactivyt 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).

What Else?

What do I need to know about the AV cabinet in the front of the room?

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