Most of the classrooms on campus are equipped with a data projector and computer for presentation of audiovisual materials.
To Use the Computer:
- Turn on data projector using the Power button on the projector remote.
- Log in to the computer using your Username and Password at the Welcome screen.
- Press the Computer button or Source/Input button on the projector remote until your image displays on the projector. If no other devices attached to the projector are on, the projector will find the signal automatically.
- Use volume buttons on the back of the speaker to adjust sound.
PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE EQUIPMENT FROM THE ROOM OR DISCONNECT ANY CONNECTIONS.
If equipment is malfunctioning, please call the IT Help Desk at 567-661-7120.
What is a Document Camera?
A document camera is similar to an overhead transparency projector, but offers much more flexibility and eliminates the need for the creation of overhead slides. A document camera allows users to project documents and other objects on a screen or television.
Please note this guide references the Epson DC-10s document camera. Though many functions discussed in this guide are similar to other Epson models, locations of buttons and functions may differ.
GETTING TO KNOW THE DOCUMENT CAMERA
Where the camera is housed. Can be rotated to adjust viewing angle of image.
Houses the camera head. Can be moved to adjust the height and angle of camera. Please do not push or pull the arm with too much force, as it can break.
Dial Adjusts the orientation the image is viewed at. Can be twisted 180 degrees.
Turns the built-in lamp on and off, providing more light.
Adjusts various settings on the document camera.
SD Card Slot
Allows use of an SD card containing JPEGs to be shown as a slideshow.
Turns the document camera on and off. A green light indicates camera is on.
Kensington Lock Port
TO TURN ON DOCUMENT CAMERA
- Turn on the Data Projector.
- Select the Computer 1 or Computer 2 input using the projector remote (input varies based on setup).
- Turn the document camera on using the Power button.
- An image will display on the projector. ADJUSTING DOCUMENT CAMERA FUNCTIONS
ADJUSTING DOCUMENT CAMERA FUNCTIONS
Accesses the system menu where other functions can be used and settings can be adjusted. Open menu with Enter button in the center, navigate with the Arrow keys, select an item with the Enter button.
Activates slideshow mode, which displays images saved on the Document Camera. Select desired images to be shown with Arrow and Enter keys.
Switches between the Document Camera and PC display.
Adjusts the image brightness. Press button until desired brightness is reached. Does not adjust lamp brightness.
Zooms the camera in. Press button until desired zoom is reached.
Freezes the current image. Tap button to temporarily save the image, hold button to save it into the system memory (a message will display stating image has been saved). Saving into system memory allows the image to be displayed in Slideshow mode. Tap the button again to return to normal mode.
Automatically focuses the camera, making the image clearer.
Color/Black & White
Switches displayed image between color and grayscale.
Inverts all colors, creating a negative effect.
Adjusts color warmth. If colors look washed out, use this setting to adjust. Default is Auto.
Allows images from two sources to be displayed. Can display images from camera, memory, or SD card. Use the Arrow keys to select each side desired image should be displayed on, press Enter, and select the source. When both sides have desired content selected, select Display Split Screen and press Enter. To exit Split Screen mode, press Enter.
Displays images in system memory. Similar function to Slideshow button.
Displays images on inserted SD card.
Sets menu language. Default is English
Exits system menu.
Image Source: http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/dc10s_/dc10s_ug.pdf
- Right-click the speaker icon in the System Tray (lower right corner of screen).
- Click Open Volume Mixer.
- Click the muted speaker at the bottom of the Volume Mixer - Speakers window.
Since each audiovisual system was installed at different times, technology in each room may vary. Please examine the equipment in the room.
CHECK THE COMPUTER VOLUME
Computer volume can be controlled by clicking the speaker icon located in lower right of your screen in the Windows Taskbar.
CHECK THE VOLUME OF THE MEDIA PLAYER
Most media players have separate volumes controls. Locate this and ensure the volume is turned up.
CLASSROOMS WITH CONTROL BOXES ATTACHED TO DESKS (Founders Hall)
Newer classroom systems allow users to control the room’s projector with the press of a button. Please check the following to ensure proper operation:
- Look for a control box attached to instructor station desk with glowing buttons which read:
- Volume Up
- Volume Down
- Use the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons to control the volume.
- If problems persist, check the speaker attached to the desk to ensure:
- Speaker is on. A red light will indicate the speaker is on.
- Volume is turned up. The Volume knob is located on the back of the speaker.
CLASSROOMS WITH A SPEAKER ON THE DESK
Many classrooms are equipped with a speaker on the desk. Please check the following to ensure proper operation:
- Speaker is on. A light will indicate the speaker is on.
- Volume is turned up. The Volume buttons are located on the back of the speaker.
If problems persist, please call the IT Help Desk at 567-661-7120 for assistance.
To change the display settings:
- While holding down the Windows key, press and release the P key.
- Click Duplicate to show the same image from the computer on the projection screen.
To Turn on TVs
- Turn on the TVs at the front of the class using the TV Remote located at the instructor station.
- To turn on the Monitors in the back of the room, press the on and off tab located at the bottom of the TV.
To Place a Call
- Locate the LifeSize Remote located at the instructor station.
- Select Call button.
- Navigate to Conference room using the arrow keys.
- Press OK
- You will hear a ring tone and you will connect with the other site.
- Select Camera button (a camera icon will appear in either the near or far monitor. Toggle the camera button to select which source).
- You may select the image that you send by using the input control.
- Select input and choose from three options:
Camera 1, Camera 2 and PC. These are the Student camera, The Instructor Station and the PC.
- Use the arrow keys to select an input and click OK.
To End Session
- Press the Hang Up Button to terminate the connection and turn off the TVs.
To reach the Toledo Owens Link Classroom call X 7751 (567-661-7751).
For additional assistance contact the Owens Help Desk at X 7120 (567-661-7120)
For audio visual or classroom support please call the IT Help Desk at (567)661-7120.
Owens Community College provides audiovisual support for most events held on campus, both internal and external. Internal events are events held by faculty, staff, or student organizations for the benefit of Owens Community College. External events are events held by outside organizations or individuals, or faculty or staff for personal reasons. These include:
- Sporting Events
- Fairs and Festivals
Please note additional charges will apply for external clients for use of audiovisual equipment or technician after normal hours. Additional charges may apply for staff or faculty for use of technician after normal hours.