Standard Classroom Equipment
North Central College

The equipment permanently installed in all North Central College Classrooms is sufficient for most any multimedia presentation.

Equipment includes a networked computer, ceiling mounted data projector, VCR/DVD player, and external speaker. .

Some classrooms have additional equipment such as Smartboards, and document cameras. Please refer to the instruction pages for those particular pieces of equipment.


Step 1 Turn on and log into the computer using your college login and password.
Step 2

Using the remote control for the data projector, turn on the data projector.

Press the "On" button on the remote control; an audible beep will be heard acknowledging the command.

Step 3

The data projector defaults to the input setting used by the last session in the room, so if the computer is desired, make sure the projector is set to the "computer 1" input. If not, press the "computer 1" button on the remote control.

If the DVD/VCR is desired, press the "video" button on the remote control.

  Connecting a
Laptop Computer
  It is possible to connect a laptop computer to the multimedia equipment in the classrooms.

Follow steps 1, 2 above, then continue with the steps below:
Step A Locate the HD15 cable on the top of the equipment cart or table. This cable is the same type used to connect a desktop computer to a monitor.
Step 2 Plug the HD15 cable into the HD15 port on the laptop computer. Plug the attached stereo mini cable into the laptop headphone jack.

The system will automatically detect the laptop computer, and display it on the data projector. If the desktop computer is turned on, the laptop computer signal will automatically override the desktop signal.

If the laptop computer is turned on and connected properly, and steps 1, 2 have been followed, yet the image is not seen on the data projector, use the laptop computer's display toggle feature. These steps vary from manufacturer, but generally the external display port can be turned on and off by holding down the blue "FN" key, and pressing "F4."

OR -- Open the control panel/display then click on the link to "connect to a projector" and choose "duplicate."

Hint To resume using the desktop computer, simply unplug the HD15 cable from the laptop computer, and the projector will automatically switch back.  
Step a When finished, please use the projector remote control to turn off the projector. Press "OFF" once, then again to turn the projector off. An audible beep will confirm the command.
Step b Log off the computer. Logging off will keep the computer powered up and ready for the next user to log in.  
    Revised 07-12
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