DoIT Yourself: Best Practices, Tips and Tricks

Below are help guides and tips for some commonly asked questions and issues. 

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Last Updated: January 29, 2024
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Accessing Streaming Media on digital systems

  • How to access different streaming services 

AVCHD_MTS Camcorder Files

  • How to find and convert video files for YouTube or other sources.

Catchbox Best Practices

  • How to use the Catchbox in lecture halls and other mic equipped spaces.

Catchbox Setup for Frey LH 102

  • How to setup the Catchbox and confirm audio settings for Frey Lecture Hall 102.

How to rearrange multiple displays in Windows 10

  • How to change display arrangement settings to match the physical set up of monitors.

In-Room Digital Annotation - Frey Hall Rm. 211

  • How to use the screens to live annotate and use as a whiteboard.

Lavalier Best Practices

  • Tips for using the Lavalier microphones.

Make Equipment Reservation Requests (Slides)

  • How to make a reservation for Classroom Technology equipment in the online reservation system: WebCheckout Patron Portal.

Make Equipment Reservation Requests (Video)

  • How to make a reservation for Classroom Technology equipment in the online reservation system: WebCheckout Patron Portal.

Multiple Screens in PowerPoint

  • Presenting with two or more screens in PowerPoint.

Optimizing Audio Input Devices

  • Optimizing Windows microphone settings.

Optimizing Audio Output Devices

  • Optimizing Windows playback settings.

Presenter's View in PowerPoint

  • Enabling/Disabling Presenter's View in PowerPoint.

SMART Orientation

  • How to orient SMART monitors.

SMART Pen Buttons

  • How to change the SMART pen keybinds 

Spotlight

  • Software Setup guide and best practices for using the Logitech Spotlight

Surface Hub Troubleshoot Guide

  • Tips and Tricks for Surface Hub

USB Document Cameras, Operation and Using with Zoom

  • Steps on how to use a USB Document Camera as well as integrating with Zoom.
  • Valid for any USB document camera.

Using a portable optical drive to play DVD's or CD's

  • Step-by-step guide on how to:
    • Connect a portable optical drive to a classroom computer.
    • Access and playback disc contents using VLC Media Player.

Using NDI with Zoom (Frey Hall)

  • Step by Step Instructions on how to use the NDI protocol to connect an in-room camera and microphone to Zoom. 

  • Applicable to the following Lecture Hall

    • Frey 100, 102,104

    • ESS 001

Using NDI with Zoom (Javits Lecture Center)

  • Step-by-step instructions on how to use the NDI protocol to connect an in-room camera and microphone to Zoom.
  • Applicable to rooms 100, 101, 102, 103, 109, 110, and 111

 

 

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