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Thompson Recital Hall (Bangsberg 250): smart room instructions

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The Thompson Recital Hall (Bangsberg 250) is a theater and smart classroom that seats 238 people and is equipped with a projector, sound system, document camera, CD player, tape player, phonograph and DVD/VCR player.

Connecting a laptop
  1. Turn on the touch screen panel by pressing it anywhere. You may need to press harder than you think.
  2. Connect the VGA or HDMI cable that extends from the top of the media cabinet to the correct port on the laptop. An adapter may be necessary if the laptop does not have a VGA or HDMI monitor port. All MacBook models will require an adapter. Note that the adapters for HDMI and VGA are different.
  3. VGA: Connect the audio cable to the headphone jack on the laptop if you wish to use the Sound System in the room.
    HDMI: Audio jack is not required. On MacBooks using the HDMI adapter, you may need to go to System Preferences- Sound and select HDMI as the sound input.
  4. Power up the laptop. If the laptop display is not shown, configure the laptop to send output to a second display.
  5. Make sure the amplifier is powered on. Adjust the volume on the touch screen.
Using the Blu-ray player
  1. Turn on the touch screen panel by pressing it anywhere.
  2. Press the DVD button to play a DVD or Blu-ray disc. The Blu-ray player can play either standard DVDs or Blu-ray discs.
  3. Insert the DVD you wish to show, and press play on the touch screen panel.
  4. Adjust the volume on the touch screen.
Using the document camera
  1. Turn on the touch screen panel by pressing it anywhere.
  2. Press the document camera button on the touch panel.
  3. Turn on the document camera.
  4. Place the document or item to be shown on the bed of the document camera.
Using the CD/tape/phono player
  1. Press the Audio Levels button on the touch screen to get to the screen to adjust volume for the CD/tape/phonograph and the microphones.
  2. Insert the media you would like to play into the appropriate player. You can control the player with the appropriate remote.
Turn off system
  1. Press the shut down button on the touch screen panel. The touch screen will go to sleep in a few minutes.
  2. Confirm or cancel the shutdown.
  3. Turn off any additional equipment used, such as the DVD/VCR player or document camera.
  4. Lock the media cabinet.

Please see our KB articles for tutorials on using the document camera.