Step 1: Locate the USB cable in the outlet pocket of the instructor station and connect it to your device.
Step 2: Select the correct source for camera, microphone, and speakers in the settings of your software. Often, these will be initially set to your laptop's built-in microphone, webcam, and speakers and will need to be changed.
Step 3: On the instructor touchscreen control panel, select the appropriate camera in the “USB Camera Controls” menu. You can use either the camera installed at the rear of the classroom or the output from the document camera.
You can use audio cables to connect the classroom’s audio system to your laptop via a connection on the equipment rack. These cables do not provide video.
What you will need: An audio connection with a headphone jack on one end and a single RCA plug on the other end. Keep in mind that you will likely need an adapter (or two) to get from one connection type to the other. Most computers today have a headset style jack and will need an adapter that can work with that type of jack.
Step 1: Connect the headphone cable into the jack on your laptop.
Step 2: Plug the RCA cable into the front of the equipment rack where it says “System Line Level.”
Step 3: Be certain that the software you are using is set to record from an external microphone connection and not the internal laptop microphone.
The University's Office of Information Technology (OIT) has prepared and collected valuable resources for the use of certain classroom technologies. Please visit these pages if you need additional support for:
- Classroom recording or capture
- Video file management platform: Kaltura MediaSpace
- Video conferencing
- Communication and Conferencing Tools (Including Web Conferencing)
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