Overview of Title III Classroom Equipment      REV 001 9/5/ 2005

 

1)      If you want to use the Dry Erase Whiteboard and the SMART Board is in the way, the SMART Board can be moved to the side of the room

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2)      Please do NOT use the SMART Board with dry erase pens.  The pens wont damage the boards, but the cleaning fluid may damage the board.

 

3)      The Computer, VCR/DVD unit and the wireless mouse are kept locked in the Title3 Technology cartYou will need a key for this cart.  If you have not received a key, please contact Judy Salyers at ext 6808 (email jsalyers@ehc.edu).

 

4)      The ceiling-mounted projector can get input from four sources (VCR/DVD Unit, Cart Computer, instructor’s Laptop Computer,  Document Camera.)  A program (the Title3 icon on the desktop) on the Cart Computer is used to select the input source (source=cart computer at startup).  The Cart Computer must be turned on in order to use the projector. 

 

5)      When using the projector, the SMART Board can be used as a screen whether or not you are not using any of the SMART Board features.

 

6)      Wireless Mouse: The wireless mouse permits an instructor to control the desktop computer from anywhere in the room.  This is most useful when the computer screen is being projected on to a larger screen (wall or SMART Board).  The mouse can be used like a desk top mouse (left-click anywhere, drag items, make menu selections, etc.).  The wireless mouse also has a built-in laser pointer.

 

7)      PowerPoint Presentations: Buttons on the wireless mouse have been programmed to work with a PowerPoint slide show.  The buttons are set to :  “Next Slide”,     “Prior Slide”     and      “Temporarily Blank Screen”.

 

8)      Laptops: In order to project the laptop screen through the ceiling-mounted projector, a video cable in the room must be connect to the laptop video port.   An audio cable may also be connected for sound.   Wireless: Each room has a wireless access point.  This allows laptops with wireless capacity to connect to the Internet through the E&H network. 

 

9)      Document Camera : Whatever is viewed by the camera can be projected through the projector.   Instructors can put a page of printed text, a photography or a physical object like rock on the flat bed beneath the camera and it will be displayed on the screen

 

10)  SMART Board training: New users will need a brief hands-on orientation to use the simplest, and most useful, features of SMART Board.  More interesting uses are covered in additional training.

 

11)  The SMART Board is a combination of hardware (mainly a large touch-sensitive screen) and software.  To use the Smartboard features the cart computer screen must be projected onto the SMART Board.  Some of the most used features of the SMART Board are listed below.  The SMART Board permits an instructor to do the following things (and more):

 

·        Project any thing on the Cart computer screen onto the SMART Board. 

 

·        Use SMART Board pens to “Draw” or “Write” on top of the image projected onto the screen.  Whatever is drawn may be easily erased. 

 

·        Save any screen displayed on the SMART Board: The screen, without or with penned markups, can be saved to be displayed later or for other purposes (print for distribution, include in memo or presentation, include in a web page). 

 

·        Display any screen previously saved with SMART Board, including screens from other SMART Board sessions.

 

·        Use the SMART Board screen as a touch-screen.  If affect this allows the instructor to use his or her finger as mouse pointer.  Touching an item, such as a menu, on the physical SMART Board screen gives the same result as using a mouse to click that same item. The instructor can use a finger to open menus, drag the mouse cursor, or do anything that could be done with a mouse.

 

·        Cause a keyboard to be temporarily projected on the screen and then use that keyboard for text input.  This is sometimes more convenient, and/or instructive, than using the keyboard attached to the Cart Computer.