How do I use the AV in the 5/6th, TLC, Library, and Gym Classroom?

Read an overview of how to project video and audio using the interactive BoxLight displays around campus.

Written By Jay Heath (Super Administrator)

Updated at June 29th, 2022

Overview and Capabilities

In summer 2021 Overlake began transitioning away from interactive projectors over to interactive LCD screens (think big TV's). These new interactive TV's, called BoxLights, offer greater brightness, clarity, and far superior interactivity options that "just work" (don't take it from us - ask your World Languages dept. colleagues who were the first testers).  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. 


Option 1: Wireless connection

Option 2: Wired connection

  1. Open the Input menu by swiping up from the bottom center edge of the screen and select the "ScreenBeam" input.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen for connecting your computer.
  1. Open the Input menu by swiping up from the bottom center edge of the screen and select the "Wall HDMI" input. 
  2. Plug into one of the connections hanging on the wall next to the screen. 
  3. Press Wall HDMI on the screen. 

Best option for most uses

Best for functions 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. Interactivity 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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