Smart Classroom Technology FAQ

 

 

 

LIST OF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



 

 

 

 


Is there assisted listening in the classroom?

There isn't a system permanently installed, however you can request a portable assisted listening device here.

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Is there a microphone in the classroom?

There are microphones located in the following lecture halls:

If you are in a regular sized classroom and need a portable microphone, you can request one here.

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Can I connect a laptop to the display system?

Yes, there are a few options for connecting your laptop.

  • VGA - There is a VGA cable on the instructor station
  • HDMI - There is an HDMI port on the instructor station
    • The user is responsible for bringing their own HDMI cable
  • Wireless - Some rooms have Apple TV (Mac) and/or Crestron Air Media (Windows/Android)
    • View these articles to see which rooms have these devices
  • Macbook / iPad / Tablets - Most of these devices require an adapter to connect to VGA or HDMI
    • The user is responsible for providing their own adapter
    • Many adapters can be purchased at the SUNY New Paltz Bookstore or at major electronics retailers

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Is there a DVD player in the classroom?

There is not a standalone player, but you can play DVDs in the computer.

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Is there a BluRay player in the classroom?

Standard smart classrooms do not have BluRay capabilities, however you can request to borrow one here.

The following lecture halls do have a BluRay player installed in the instructor station

  • LC 100 / 102 / 104/ 108
  • CSB Aud

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What slide size should I use for my PowerPoint presentation?

Widescreen aspect ratio is used in smart classrooms.

  • Open PowerPoint
    • Select Design tab
    • Select Slide Size
    • Choose Widescreen (16:9)

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Can I view my PowerPoint notes on the instructor station computer?

No, the instructor station computer has a single output that splits to the monitor and projector. A computer needs two displays to view notes. 

  • To see notes in a smart classroom
    • Connect a laptop via VGA or HDMI
    • Open Powerpoint
    • Select the Slide Show tab
    • Click the Use Presenter View checkbox

 

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For more information, walk in to the Service Desk in Humanities 103 or call 845-257-HELP (4357).
To request technology assistance and support, submit a ticket.
For a one-on-one demonstration of classroom AV technology, request an orientation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Article ID: 62411
Created
Mon 9/17/18 3:44 PM
Modified
Fri 10/5/18 11:52 AM