TEAL (Technology Enhanced Active Learning) Classroom

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The technologies in this classroom include a PC, doc cam, web cam, and touch panel at each table, along with the ability to connect your device. The lectern includes a computer, web cam with microphone, doc cam, and a touch panel to control all content in the room. A device can be connected via HDMI or wirelessly at any table or the lectern.

Lectern Touch Panel

Touch the touch panel screen to activate the system

Log in to the computer or connect your own device

Tap the source that you want to share from the bottom of the touch panel (PC, Doc Cam, Blu-ray, HDMI, or VGA). You can tell which source is currently selected because the button will be green. This image shows a touch panel with p c selected.

Selecting a source opens that source's unique control page that will give you ability to Send to all monitors. Each source's unique page will also provide specific controls for that device:

  • PC/HDMI/VGA - Mute, Video/Audio, Volume control
  • Doc Cam zoom in/our, light, reset
  • Blu-ray - play controls 

This is an image of a doc cam menu on the touch pad.

Monitor select (lectern monitor) is available on the Doc Cam, Blu-ray, HDMI, and VGA pages. Tapping Monitor Select will allow you to select PC to monitor or you can return the page source to the lectern monitor. This picture demonstrates source selection.

If you want to return control to the individual tables, select Return to table view This picture demonstrates the return to table view button, showing it in green.

Advanced switching enables you to control the displays in all of the rooms. You can share whatever is on a table's display with one other table or individual tables. For instance, if you want table 1's content to be displayed at all other tables, select the source Table 1 and select the displays for the other tables by tapping Monitor 2, Monitor 3, Monitor 4, and Monitor 5. If you want tables to critique each others work, you can also send Table 2 to Monitor 3 and Table 3 to Monitor 2, etc.This image shows the select source and choose display menus.

Be sure to tap EXIT to Shut Down the system when finished

Table Touch Panels

Each table has a dedicated touch panel that allows you to Mute, control volume, and select PC, HDMI, or Doc cam.This image shows the p c, HDMI, and doc cam options.

The touch panel will note if the lectern is controlling the screen, but you can return control to the table by touching the screen. This is a photo of the touch the screen to return to the table notice

Connecting via HDMI or Wireless

The lectern and tables have HDMI cables to connect a device. You can also connect a device wirelessly by doing the following:

  1. Connect to the AirVandalCollaboration network on your device.  You will need to log in to this network using your UI credentials. For support, see this article.
  2. When adding settings for AirVandalCollaboration, DO NOT use a randomized MAC address. 
  3. Log into the PC at the table/lectern that you are working from. It does not matter who is logged in to the PC, but it must be logged in for AirServer to work.
  4. Mirror/cast your device using Screen Cast, Chrome Cast, AirPlay, etc. You may need to search for instructions on how to do this from your specific device.

eHelp Button

If you are experiencing an issue with the classroom equipment in a general classroom scheduled by the registrar's office, there are multiple methods of requesting prompt help from the nearest ITS TSP or Local Support technician. On most classroom touchpanels you can press the eHelp button to open a keyboard. Type in a short description of the issue and press Send. If you are logged into the classroom Windows PC, your user name is automatically filled in. If not, please press in the Username field and type in your NetID before sending your help message. This will send your help request to a centralized system that will notify the nearest TSP for assistance.

Use the eHelp button to enter and send a help message to the nearest TSP.Screenshot of the touch screen displaying the eHelp message window.

Requesting Help via Ticket

If you are in a room that does not have a touch panel with an eHelp button, you can log into the computer and click on the Classroom eHelp shortcut (with the big yellow question mark) on the desktop. This will present you with a form to request help in the classroom. If you find yourself here after searching for a way to get help in your classroom, you can press the button below to access the form. You can also request help through this link here: Request classroom technology help.

Note: if the computer does not have the eHelp shortcut then it has not been designated for immediate response and, most likely, provided by by the department not ITS.

This is an image of the classroom e help app.

Help via Phone

Finally you can request classroom assistance by calling 208-885-0570. Note that this method is generally the least effective method of contacting a TSP for help. It is recommended to use one of the two methods above, if possible.

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