1. Getting Started
    1. Card-swipe access
    2. Obtain console key
    3. Obtain MC1 account
    4. Video demonstration
    5. Steps summary
    6. Checklist
    7. Operating Hours
  2. Adjusting Audio
  3. Wall Displays
    1. Using wall mounted displays
    2. Touch panel interface
  4. Connecting your laptop
    1.  PC Laptop (VGA)
    2.  PC Laptop (HDMI)
    3. Mac Laptop (VGA)
    4. Mac Laptop (HDMI)
    5. Hotkeys
    6. Laptop Function Keys
  5. Mobile Podium
  6. Sharp Interactive Display
    1. PPT Annotation
    2. Sharp Pen Tools
    3. Whiteboard Tools
    4. Screen Capture
  7. Opening a USB memory stick
    1. Video demonstration
    2. Removing a USB memory stick
  8. Playing a DVD or Bluray
    1. Video demonstration
  9. Playing a DVD from the classroom computer
    1. Video demonstration
  10. Document Camera
    1. Video demonstration
  11. Using the telephone
  12. Finishing up
    1. Video demonstration
  13. Virtual Tour

This classroom orientation is specifically designed for Tory 431. The orientation videos and content have been designed to best describe the equipment in this classroom, however if you would like more in-depth explanations, we advise that you book an in-person orientation.

Getting Started

Card-swipe access

The main door for this classroom is controlled by a card-swipe lock.  Although access to this space will be openly available in conjunction with the class schedule, it is recommended that you contact the Classroom Technology Support (CTS) office to register your Campus Card for swipe access, outside of scheduled class time.

Obtain console key

In order to open the teaching console in classrooms, you will require a cabinet key. You can sign out a key from the IMS Classroom Technology Support office in Loeb D283. The key can be signed out for either a semester or a full year depending on the teaching status of the instructor.

Obtain MC1 account

In order to sign in to the classroom computer, you will require a MyCarletonOne account from Information Technology Services. You should ensure that you have a working MC1 account prior to the first day of classes. Click here to learn how to set up your MC1 account.

Video demonstration

Steps summary

Unlocking the main door

Outside of regularly scheduled class times, swipe your Campus Card to temporarily disable the door lock.

Open teaching console

Use the console key to open the equipment cabinet. To obtain a key you must sign one out at the IMS Classroom Technology Support office in Loeb D283. Once the console is unlocked you will have access to equipment and connection ports you might need. If you need connection cables for your laptop, you can also sign them out through the IMS Classroom Support office.

Power on Sharp interactive display

To power on the Sharp interactive display use the AMX touch panel. Press the “On” button – this will allow you to display content on the Sharp interactive display at the front of the classroom, such as Power Point presentations, videos and media from various sources such as a DVD, Blue-ray, Youtube, and your USB memory stick.

Log in to computer

Use your MC1 account to log in to the classroom computer. Click here to learn how to set up your MC1 account. For further assistance contact ITS by calling ext 3700 or by emailing its.service.desk@carleton.ca. Once you have logged on to the computer you will be able to open documents, webpages, email, and more.

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Checklist

Prior to your first class, please review this checklist and ensure you have what you need. For any questions, please call 613-520-3815.

 Item Purpose Department Contact info
Campus Card To access classroom outside of scheduled class times IMS Classroom Technology Support Office Loeb D283

613-520-3815

Classroom Key To access classroom AV equipment IMS Classroom Technology Support Office Loeb D283

613-520-3815

MC1 / CUNET account To log onto classroom computer ITS Online system
Equipment To connect devices, or borrow other equipment IMS Classroom Technology Support Office Loeb D283

613-520-3815

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Operating Hours

See our posted hours of operation for both Classroom Technology Support hours of operation, and for classroom technology access hours:

Operating Hours

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Adjusting Audio

To adjust the audio in the room, adjust the volume slider bar. You can also mute the audio by pressing the mute button.

Video demonstration

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Wall Displays

This room has additional displays mounted to the walls.  There are controls and connection points at each, for students to display their devices.

Using wall mounted displays

Adapters for devices with VGA outputs are available from IMS

Video demonstration

Touch panel interface

The main touch panel on the teaching console has additional functionality related to the wall-mounted displays.  Instructors can access controls for these by pressing Room Control on the touch panel.

Video demonstration

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Connecting your laptop

To connect your laptop to the classroom Sharp interactive display you will first need to identify what type of laptop you have, and what type of connection cable you need. Generally newer laptops will be outfitted with an HMDI connection, and older laptop models will be more likely to have a VGA connection.

In this lesson there are four different videos, each catering to the different connection types.

VGA HDMI
PC PC Laptop (VGA) PC Laptop (HDMI)
Mac  Mac Laptop (VGA)  Mac Laptop (HDMI)
VGA cable HDMI cable 
VGA stands for video graphics array, and is most commonly used for older computer models. HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and is most commonly used for newer computer models.
 vga_cable hdmi-cable-image-001

 PC Laptop (VGA)

This is a video demonstration for a PC laptop connected using a VGA cable. To sign out a VGA cable visit the IMS Classroom Technology Support office in Loeb D283. Once you have the VGA cable you will be able to connect it to your laptop and the classroom Sharp interactive display by using the VGA port located inside the teaching console.  Please note that, if necessary, a separate audio cable is required when connecting a laptop through a VGA connection.  This too can be signed out from the IMS Classroom Technology Support office.

 PC Laptop (HDMI)

This is a video demonstration for a PC laptop connected using an HMDI cable. To sign out an HMDI cable visit the IMS Classroom Technology Support office in Loeb D283. Once you have the HMDI cable you will be able to connect it to your laptop and the classroom Sharp interactive display by using the HMDI port located inside the teaching console.

Mac Laptop (VGA)

This is a video demonstration for a Mac laptop connected using a VGA cable. To sign out a VGA cable and/or adapter, visit the IMS Classroom Technology Support office in Loeb D283. Once you have the VGA cable you will be able to connect it to your laptop and the classroom Sharp interactive display by using the VGA port located inside the teaching console.  Please note that, if necessary, a separate audio cable is required when connecting a laptop through a VGA connection.  This too can be signed out from the IMS Classroom Technology Support office.

Mac Laptop (HDMI)

This is a video demonstration for a Mac laptop connected using an HMDI cable. To sign out an HMDI cable and/or adapter, visit the IMS Classroom Technology Support office in Loeb D283. Once you have the HMDI cable you will be able to connect it to your laptop and the classroom Sharp interactive display by using the HMDI port located inside the teaching console.

Hotkeys

On a Windows-based laptop, a quick way to toggle the video output to an external display, like a Sharp interactive display, is to press the Windows button plus the letter P.

keyboard_windows_p_hotkey

Laptop Function Keys

The following is a list of function (Fn) keys used to toggle the video output on the most common manufacturers of laptops:

Acer Fn + F5
Apple Fn + F7
Compaq Fn + F4
Dell Fn + F8
Fujitsu Fn + 10
HP Fn + F4
IBM Fn + F7
Panasonic Fn + F3
Toshiba Fn + F5

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Mobile Podium

This room is equipped with a mobile podium that allows users to display their laptops wirelessly to the large Sharp interactive display as they move about the room.  Once you have powered on the Sharp interactive display, you will need to:

  • Connect your laptop to the wireless podium HDMI and USB cables
  • Select “Wireless” on the AMX touch panel
  • If necessary, toggle the video output of your laptop?

Note:  Adapters and cables to connect to Mobile Podium are available from IMS

Video demonstration

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Sharp Interactive Display

This room is equipped with a Sharp interactive display that allows you to annotate over your PowerPoint slideshow, create electronic whiteboard notes, or capture screenshots for marking-up.

To use the interactive monitor you will first need to:

  1. Have a key to open equipment cabinet
  2. Use the AMX panel to power on the Sharp interactive display
  3. Select “PC” from the AMX panel
  4. Log-on to the classroom computer using your CUNET (MC1) account

Once these steps are done, you will be able to open files using the touch screen, and you will have access to tools to mark-up documents and Power Point presentations. Mark-ups (annotations) within documents/presentations annotations can be made using Sharp digital pen, your finger, or any generic stylus.

Sharp digital pen(s) are available on the ledge below Sharp interactive display. Buttons allow you to advance PowerPoint slides.

PPT Annotation

The following video demonstration is on how to annotate over your PowerPoint slides using the built-in PowerPoint ink tools.

Video Demonstration

Saving annotations

In order to save annotations, you can either select the “file” tab on the main menu then select “save”, or you can exit the program, and a “keep” annotations window will pop-up to prompt you to save your changes. See images below.


Full Screen View


Close up of saving pop-up window

Sharp Pen Tools

Alternatively, the Sharp interactive display has a built-in software application, similar to the PowerPoint pen tools, that allows you to annotate over your slides.

*Please note that the Sharp Pen Toolbar is moveable and may not appear in the top left corner of the screen.

Video Demonstration

Whiteboard Tools

This room is equipped with a large interactive display that allows you to write or draw electronically using the Sharp digital pen, or your fingers. The following video demonstration is on how to use the integrated whiteboard tool for making notes, drawing diagrams, etc.

Video Demonstration

Screen Capture

This room is equipped with a large interactive display that allows you to write or draw electronically using either a Sharp digital pen, or your fingers. The following video demonstration is on how to capture desktop screenshots for marking-up.

Video Demonstration



If the Sharp Overlay Tool icon doesn’t appear on the taskbar, you can launch the application from the Start menu.  Scroll down to SHARP Pen Software, then click on Overlay mode Pen Software.

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Opening a USB memory stick

All electronic classroom computers are equipped with USB ports. In order to open a USB memory stick, you will need to:

  1. Complete the following steps:
    • Have a key to open equipment cabinet
    • Use the AMX panel to power on Sharp interactive display
    • Power on Sharp interactive display and select “PC” from the AMX panel
    • Log-on to the classroom computer using your CUNET (MC1) account
  2. Insert the USB memory stick into the USB port of the classroom computer
  3. Open USB drive from the computer and select your file(s)

Video demonstration

Removing a USB memory stick

This is a very important step in using a USB memory stick because failure to safely remove it could corrupt the files stored on it. In order to safely remove a USB memory stick ensure that you have selected “eject” from the computer menu. Once the computer indicates that the media is safe to eject, you can then remove the USB.

Step 1
   Click on the arrow icon on the bottom right-hand side of the computer screen. Then right-click on the USB memory stick icon.
Step 2
Select “Eject”
Step 3
Wait for the “Safe to Remove Hardware” message before removing the USB memory stick.

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Playing a DVD or Bluray

In order to open a DVD or Bluray, you will need to:

  1. Complete the following steps:
    • Have a key to open equipment cabinet
    • Use the AMX panel to power on Sharp interactive display
    • Power on Sharp interactive display and select “DVD/Bluray” from the AMX panel
  2. Open the DVD/Bluray tray and insert the disc
  3. Select play, stop, and/or pause from the AMX touch panel

Video demonstration

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Playing a DVD from the classroom computer

In order to open a DVD or Bluray, you will need to:

  1. Complete the following steps:
    • Have a key to open equipment cabinet
    • Use the AMX panel to power on Sharp interactive display
    • Power on Sharp interactive display and select “PC” from the AMX panel
    • Log-on to the classroom computer using your CUNET (MC1) account
  2. Open disc tray on classroom computer and insert disc
  3. Use VLC Media Player on classroom computer to play disc

Video demonstration

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Document Camera

Classrooms equipped with a document camera allow instructors to display non-digital documents (i.e. paper) on the Sharp interactive display at the front of the classroom. In this particular classroom, there is a ceiling-mounted document camera. In order to use it, you will need to:

  1. Complete the following steps:
    • Have a key to open equipment cabinet
    • Use the AMX panel to power on Sharp interactive display
  2. Select “doc camera” on AMX touch panel
  3. Place items on surface to display
  4. Pan, tilt or zoom using the camera controls on the AMX touch panel

Video demonstration

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Using the telephone

Located inside the teaching console there is a classroom telephone. This telephone can be used to contact IMS for classroom assistance. It can also be used to contact other university services such as Safety, and Facilities Management and Planning.

View Operating Hours

Video demonstration

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Finishing up

Before you go, ensure that you have completed the following steps:

  1. Power off the Sharp interactive display
  2. Exit the AMX touch panel
  3. Log-off the classroom computer
  4. Safely remove all media from equipment cabinet
  5. Where appropriate, return wireless mouse and ensure it is on its charger
  6. Lock cabinet and ensure you take the key with you

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Virtual Tour

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