MB159 Tap a source button to get the projectors on. Tap the Screen Power button to get the screens on for collabarative work. The button will go green once all the screens have come on.
Tap the Projector Power button and confirm to turn all the displays off.
- We recommend that the projector is switched on after you login to the PC.
- Drag/copy presentation documents from your USB stick onto the desktop.
- Any change/s and added files are auto-deleted on Restart.
Aston Teaching PC
All standard ‘pool room image’ teaching PCs are Windows10 with Office365 Professional Plus including PowerPoint, Excel, Word & Teams.
After login the PC automatically launches AstonApps Cloudpaging portal for all the latest pool room managed software. Panopto recorder, web browsers & important teaching software and links like Blackboard have ALL moved to AstonApps. Shared/network drives are dependent on your Aston login.
If your login or the network fails username .\teach & password T34chT34ch will allow you to present locally (e.g. USB drive), but without any network or internet access. Most rooms with Lenovo PCs installed will allow change to ‘Extended desktop’ for Powerpoint notes view [Windows+P].
The PC will shut down after 30 minutes of inactivity
This will remove any changes you have made, any work you have open will be lost, and any files on the desktop will be deleted. Unfinished Panopto uploads will also be suspended until Panopto is re-connected in that room.
Bear this in mind if, for example, you are running an event and want to get the PC set up early or you are breaking for lunch.
The PC is set up to record to Aston Replay and upload to Blackboard. There is option in Panopto Settings: Basic: ‘Highlight mouse cursor…‘ to make the pointer more prominent for recordings, and please check the mic levels are OK before starting to RECORD.
There are usually 2-4 extra USB ports on the lectern PC monitor.
We recommend that the projector is switched ON after you login to the PC. If you don’t need the computer to be displayed on the screen, you can use it without the projector on in most rooms. However, computer audio requires the projector to be ON, and all three control panel, computer and application volumes should be up (and unmuted).
A flying HDMI cable (including audio) is usually* connected to the lectern faceplate.
Note All post-2014 refurbished rooms support both HDMI(digital) inputs as well as VGA, namely:
G11(Byng Kendrick LT), Great Hall, MB220, MB253, MB304, MB411, 417, 419, MB486, MB504, MB518, MB603, MB651(Sumpner LT), MB653(Wright LT), MB708b, MB755-9, NW104b, NW109, NW805, NW807, NX02, Adrian Cadbury and Susan Cadbury LTs, SW309 and VSG03, VS110, VS112.
Note Post-2019 refurbs like MB108, MB550, MB554, MB517, MB502 are HDMI ONLY, no VGA support!
Some laptops and tablets may require a special AV adapter and or cable/s. Newer rooms also have wireless presentation if you don’t have the correct cable/s.
*except some ‘non-pool’ meeting rooms.
Wireless presentation uses a WiFi network to present or mirror photos, PDF, and Microsoft Office files etc. on the room display/s from your wireless devices, instead of by HDMI or similar cable.
- iOS and Android mobile devices, and/or your Windows/macOS wifi laptops.
When Wireless is selected, it displays the room’s IP address and a unique or QR [code] to present the content on the screen/s. You can have multiple WiFi devices concurrently displayed in each corner of the picture.
On an AirServer use the Windows10 shortcut and press Windows+K keys. For any other OS join the WiFi network being advertised on screen.
AirMedia and Via devices will direct you to download an app if you put the device’s IP addess into a web browser. Just the number not the http part.
Note Functionality varies between rooms and devices – iOS Panopto app cannot record ‘Presentations’ as well as ‘present’ like the Mac/Windows versions can, the Android app does even less.
- AirMedia (Crestron AM-100) G11, Gt.Hall, MB518(n/c!), MB603, MB653, MB708b, AdrianCadbury, SusanCadbury, NW805, NW807.
- VIA Connect/VIA ConnectPro(Kramer) ABS6.4/5, ABS2.10(L4), G45(Council Rm), MB304, MB504, SLT(MB651)
- VIA Campus: 2018/19 refurbs(MB41x, MB470, SW309, VSG03)
- AirServer: 2020/23 refurbs(MB108,550, MMS, MB7agile, MB241, Adrian, Susan, MB406, MB408, MB204, MB206, MB370, MB372)