This article expounds upon the following classroom technology "How-To" cards being circulated on campus:

  • How to Use a Classroom Touch Panel on Campus
  • How to Use a Classroom Touch Panel in the Science and Technology Center (STC)
  • How to Use Extended View or Presenter's Mode with a Classroom Projector
  • How to Use a Classroom Microphone
  • How to Use a Wireless Document Camera
  • How to Start the Sphere2 Document Camera Software
  • How to Wirelessly Connect Your Mobile Device to a Classroom Projector

How to Use a Classroom Touch Panel on Campus

  1. Tap the touch panel.
    1. It may take 15-20 seconds for the touch panel to fully activate.
  2. Select the button "Press to Start System."
    NOTE: If the button is not available, you may have to press "Pic on."
  3. Before leaving the classroom, tap the button "Press to Shut Down."
    1. If prompted, tap "Confirm."
    2. Only use the "Pic on" and "Pic off" buttons to hide or show the projection during class.

How to Use a Classroom Touch Panel in the STC

  1. Tap the touch panel.
    1.  It may take 15-20 seconds for the touch panel to activate.
  2. Select the button "Press to Start System."
    NOTE: If the "Press to Start System" button is not visible, press the "Pic on" button.
  3. Do not use the "audio only" option if listed.
  4. Tap "Press to Shut Down" to power off the projector when leaving the classroom.
    1. If prompted, tap "Confirm."
    2. Only use the "Pic on" and "Pic off" buttons to hide or show the projection during class.

How to Switch Display Modes (Windows)

Extended View allows the instructor to present something different on a classroom projector than the computer's monitor. The instructor can move programs or images to the projector's display for the class to see. These steps describe how to switch between Extended View and the default Cloned View.

  1. Right-click on the desktop.
  2. Select "Display settings."
  3. Open the "Multiple displays" drop-down menu.
  4. Select desired display mode.
    1. "Duplicate these displays" or "Extend these displays."
  5. Select "Keep changes" or it will automatically revert in 15 seconds.

How to Use the ListenPoint LPT-M1 Classroom Microphone

  1. Remove the microphone from its charging station and hang it around your neck. The microphone should turn on automatically with activation of the touch panel.

Indicator light guide:

  • Solid green light means the microphone is on.
  • Blinking green light means the mic is muted.
  • Solid red light signifies a low battery.
  • Blinking red light means the microphone is charging.
  • Amber light means the microphone is in programming mode.

NOTE: Only one microphone can work at a time in the same classroom.


How to Use a Wireless Document Camera:

  1. Remove the gray camera head from the body of the device and adjust the bendable arm into the desired position.
  2. Press the power button. A red light will appear.
  3. Press the power button again. The light will blink.
  4. Wait for the red blinking light to turn green.
  5. Wait for the Wi-Fi light to turn from flashing orange to blue. This means the document camera is connected to the Wi-Fi. 
  6. Connect to the "Sphere2" software on the computer.

How to Start the Sphere2 AverVision Document Camera Software:

  1. Open the "Sphere2" Software located on the desktop. Once the program opens, it will say "Visualizer is not connected."
  2. Select "Sphere2," located on the top-left corner of the screen.
  3. Click "Options."
  4. Select the "Camera Settings" tab.
  5. Select the button "IP," in the middle of the screen. Enter the IP address from the sticker on the side of the device. It should read something like 10.25.xx.xxx
  6. Click "OK" and wait for it to identify the camera.
  7. Click "Connect." It may take a few tries for the program to locate the camera.
  8. Select the "Visualizer" icon in the top-right corner and select the camera to which you want to connect. It may search a couple of times before it connects.

How to Wirelessly Connect Your Mobile Device to a Projector

  1. Turn on the Crestron touch panel on the wall and select "Mobile Device." The projector will display the information you'll need to connect.
  2. If you wish to connect your laptop, open a browser window. Type the IP address from the top of the projector's screen into the address bar.
  3. Download the appropriate client software, either Windows or Mac.
  4. Open or Run the software. If a firewall alert appears, select "Allow on Private Network" and click "OK."
  5. Enter the four-digit session code found at the top-right corner of the projector screen. Your device should begin projecting immediately.