1. Getting Started
    1. Obtain MC1 account
    2. Obtain console key
    3. Video demonstration
    4. Steps summary
    5. Checklist
    6. Operating Hours
  2. Adjusting Audio
  3. 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
  4. Opening a USB memory stick
    1. Video demonstration
    2. Removing a USB memory stick
  5. Playing a DVD or Bluray
    1. Video demonstration
  6. Using the telephone
  7. Finishing up
    1. Video demonstration

This classroom orientation is specifically designed for the lab teaching spaces in Richcraft Hall. There are several student workstations around the perimeter of the room(s) that are supported by ITS, while the instructional technology is supported by IMS.  Click on each room link below to access specific information regarding the technology permanently installed therein, from the IMS Room Search page:

The orientation videos and content have been designed to best describe the equipment in this classroom, however there may be some minor variations between the classrooms displayed in the videos, and the actual classroom you will be teaching in. This might include small differences such as podium colour, but the equipment itself will be the same. If you would prefer an in person orientation of your particular classroom, please contact IMS Classroom Technology Support to book a session.

While this online orientation provides almost all the information you will need to know about your classroom, IMS recommends that you familiarize yourself with the specific classroom(s) you will be teaching in. You can find out exactly what type of equipment is available in your particular classroom by using the Room Search tool. If you would like to have a one-on-one orientation, it is advised to book an in-person orientation session well in advance of the start of the semester.

Getting Started

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.

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.

Video demonstration

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Steps summary

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 projector(s)

To power on the data projector(s) use the AMX touch panel.  Press the “On” button – this will allow you to display content on the projector screen 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. To blank the projector(s), press the “Blank” button. This feature is useful when inputting sensitive information such as usernames and passwords that you do not want your audience to see.

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 logged in, you will have access to Carleton’s current software applications, you will also 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
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, press down on the + or – symbols on the AMX touch panel or adjust the volume slider bar. You can also mute the audio by pressing the mute button.

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Connecting your laptop

To connect your laptop to the classroom projector(s) 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 projector(s) 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.

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 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 projector(s) by using the HMDI port located inside the teaching console.

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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 projector(s) 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.

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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 projector(s) by using the HMDI port located inside the teaching console.

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Hotkeys

On a Windows-based laptop, a quick way to toggle the video output to an external display, like a projector(s), 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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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 touch panel to power on projector(s)
    • Power on projector(s) and select “computer” 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)

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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. Have a key to open equipment cabinet
  2. Use AMX touch panel to power on projector(s)
  3. Select “DVD/Bluray” from AMX Panel
  4. Open the DVD/Bluray tray and insert disc
  5. You can control “Play”, “Stop”, and “Pause” by selecting the respective buttons on the AMX touch panel. Advanced functions such as skipping chapters and activating menu items can be accessed by pressing the Advanced DVD Control button on the AMX Panel, or by using the remote control that is located inside the pull-out drawer inside the equipment cabinet

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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

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Finishing up

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

  1. Power off the projector(s)
  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 keyboard and ensure wireless mouse is properly seated on its charger
  6. Lock cabinet and ensure you take the key with you

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