Mount Vernon



Teaching Station Basics


Extron

Extron

The teaching stations are equipped with Extron systems, centralizing all functions of audio/video control in to a panel that looks like the following:

These Extron systems eliminate any need for remotes, memorizing settings for individual equipment (projector set to AV for the computer) and are manageable and easy to troubleshoot from anywhere for the ITS department.

To Turn On:

Simply Push the button “ON” for the Display. This will lower the projector screen, turn on the projector and set the projector to whatever default is illuminated in the right-hand panel marked above as function.

To Turn Off:

Press “OFF” on the Display which will retract the projector screen, turn off the projector and DVD/BluRay player. You must manually shut down the computer unless you want to continue to use it.

Functions:
  • PC – activates the sound and projector to receive signal from the primary computer on the teaching station
  • Laptop 1 – activates the sound and projector to receive signal from the VGA cubby next to the control panel
  • Laptop 2 – activates the sound and projector to receive signal from the cables stored in the cubby next to the control panel
  • iPad – activates the sound and projector to receive signal from the Apple TV located at the teaching station. This device allows mirroring of an iPad or iPhone to display on the screen and audio to play through the room speakers. (See iPad mirroring documentation)
  • Volume – adjusts the volume for whatever functional device is activated (illuminated) at the moment.

Extron Touch

Extron Touch (Rooms 105 & 106)

The teaching stations are equipped with Extron systems, centralizing all functions of audio/video control in to a panel that looks like the following:

These Extron systems eliminate any need for remotes, memorizing settings for individual equipment (projector set to AV for the computer) and are manageable and easy to troubleshoot from anywhere for the ITS department.

New Albany has to specialized rooms made to function separately or combined to create one large room. These rooms (105 & 106) are set up with unique touch-screen controls for the Extron system.

To Turn On:
  1. Push the Power Button displayed on the first screen of the Display.
  2. Once on the settings screen, Press "On" under Projector in the left-hand column. This will lower the projector screen, turn on the projector and set the projector to whatever default is illuminated in the right-hand panel marked above as function.
To Turn Off:

Press the red "System Off" on the bottom right of the Display which will retract the projector screen, turn off the projector and DVD/BluRay player. You must manually shut down the computer unless you want to continue to use it.

Functions:
  • PC – activates the sound and projector to receive signal from the primary computer on the teaching station
  • VGA – activates the sound and projector to receive signal from the VGA cubby next to the control panel
  • HDMI – activates the sound and projector to receive signal from the cables stored in the cubby next to the control panel
  • Blu-Ray/DVD – activates the sound and projector to receive signal from the Sony Blu-ray player located in the teaching station rack (under the desk)
  • iPad – activates the sound and projector to receive signal from the Apple TV located at the teaching station. This device allows mirroring of an iPad or iPhone to display on the screen and audio to play through the room speakers. (See iPad mirroring documentation)
  • Volume – adjusts the volume for whatever functional device is activated (illuminated) at the moment.
  • Join – Room 106 is equipped to connect to 105 in the event of a large gathering using both rooms. The physical wall between the rooms can be removed and the 106 teaching station can join 105 displaying anything listed on the 105 control panel (computer, blu-ray, AppleTV, etc…). To Join with 105, click the "Join" button listed on the control panel (see right) of room 106. To regain autonomy, simply select another function on the top of the control panel and it will return to normal function.

Teaching Station PC

Teaching Station PC

General Information
  • All-in-One: The entire computer is housed within the body of what appears to be the screen.
  • Touchscreen - It is touch-sensitive allowing users general annotation options much like a Smart Board or Smart Podium.
  • Wireless Keyboard and Mouse – Battery indicator notification will show up on the display of the computer, and batteries can be retrieved from the SOA (Debbie Lee).
    • If the mouse does not respond, there is a power switch on the bottom of it.
    • If the mouse or keyboard are not responding reboot the computer to reconnect their wireless signal.
  • The screen is tilt and height adjustable
Computer Basics
  • Power - is located on the lower-end of the right side of the computer as demonstrated in the first picture.
  • CD/DVD tray – is located on the upper-end of the right-side of the computer as demonstrated in the first picture.
  • Connections – USB connections, Headphone, & Microphone are located on the left-side of the computer as seen in the second picture.

Installed Software

Installed Software

Microsoft Office

This teaching station is equipped with two versions of MS Office. Traditionally MVNU has used and installed Office 2010 on all of its faculty/staff computers, but with the recent release of Office 2013, ITS determined the need to add it to our teaching station image. All teaching stations by the end of Summer 2013, should have both Office 2010 and Office 2013. When opening a document, presentation, or spreadsheet, the default will be office 2013. See below for recognizing the different icons:

Office 2010

Office 2013

Internet Browsers

There are three default browsers installed on each teaching station. With the exception of Sharepoint, each is equally competent to access most websites. Depending on your personal preference related to aesthetics, design, speed, and function, you may choose to use one over another. They are as follows:

Internet
Explorer

Mozilla
Firefox

Google
Chrome

Skype

Many professors have expressed interest in providing Skype on the system so that they can have guest lecturers or connect with their students over the internet. A Skype, Microsoft, or Facebook account must be connected to successfully log in to Skype. It can be accessed by clicking on its tray icon (as seen here).

Apple Mirroring

Apple Mirroring

With the addition of Apple’s set-top box called an AppleTV, most newer Apple devices now have the functional ability to display what they have on their screen, through the AppleTV and on to the television or Projector it is connected to. This function is termed “mirroring” and shows not only the desktop, but any video or audio that you have playing through the Apple device. The following list of Apple devices are capable of displaying their own screens wirelessly to an AppleTV, which each teaching station at the New Albany campus has been equipped with:

Mobile Capable Devices:

  • iPhone 4S (or later)
  • iPad 2
  • iPad mini
  • iPod touch (5th generation)
  • Macbook Pro (OSX 10.8 "Mountain Lion" or newer)

To Connect (iOS):

  1. Ensure the Teaching Station is turned on and set to the iPad setting in the “function” box.
  2. Connect the device (see above list) to the classroom’s “Private” wireless network.
    • (ex: MVNU CR101-Private)
  3. Double-click the “home” button on the iOS device.
  4. Swipe the “recently used apps” from left to right until you see the AirPlay icon:
  5. Tap the icon to see a list of connectable devices and you should find “Apple TV” followed by the room number.
  6. Select this device and select “Mirroring” on what is displaying on your device should now show up on the screen.

OSX Capable Devices:

  • iMac (Mid 2011 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2011 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Early 2011 or newer)

To Connect (OSX):

  1. Ensure the Teaching Station is turned on and set to the iPad setting in the “function” box.
  2. Connect the device (see above list) to the classroom’s “Private” network
    • (ex: MVNU CR101-Private)
  3. On the Menu Bar (see below picture) click on the AirPlay icon (as seen above)
  4. Select the device labeled as “Apple TV” along with the room number
  5. Select “Mirroring” and what is displaying on your device should now show up on the screen.

Note: This AirPlay icon will display blue when connected to the AppleTV.

Printing

Printing

How to Print:

On Teaching Station (two options):

  1. Log in with the generic account: (username – MVNU1). Printers are set up and ready to be used on this account.
  2. Log in as yourself*: once the desktop comes up:
    1. Click Start
    2. In search field right above start, type \\print
    3. Search for the copier you want to print to
      1. In New Albany these are labeled as GPSNAPCS or GPSNAPCS2
    4. Double-click on the printer.
    5. Once the install completes, the copier should be able to print to in whatever program
    6. you want to print from.

* These Teaching Stations are equipped with DeepFreeze which will prevent any changes made from becoming permanent. The process for “Log in as yourself” will have to be done each time, unless a time can be scheduled with ITS to come and temporarily disable DeepFreeze.

With Laptop (PC*)

  1. Connect to Private Wireless Network (see “Wireless” tab for more Information)
  2. On your computer:
    1. Click Start
    2. In search field right above start, type \\print
    3. Search for the copier you want to print to
      1. In New Albany these are labeled as GPSNAPCS or GPSNAPCS2
    4. Double-click on the printer.
    5. If prompted again for your username and password, use your Network account information.
    6. Once the install completes, the copier should be able to print to in whatever program
    7. you want to print from.

*MAC users can print, but must follow the step-by-step process for installation found on the "Printing (OSX) tab"

Alternate Printing/
Xerox Copiers

Alternate Printing Options for Xerox Copiers

There are two alternative options for printing on the Xerox copiers: Emailing a file to the copier, and using a flash-drive. Both require the file to be saved as a PDF for the copier to recognize them. To do so:

  1. In whatever program you are using, click “File”
  2. Click “Save As”
  3. You should have PDF as an option under “Save as Type.” (as seen here)
  4. Make sure to save the file in a location you can easily find it again. (documents, desktop, etc…)
    • Note: saving the file as a PDF will make it uneditable. ITS recommends saving it in the default format (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx) as well as .pdf.
Email:
  1. Open your email
  2. Compose a new email
  3. Attach PDF document to new email
  4. In the “To” field type the email address for the copier
  5. Ex. GPSNAPCS@mvnu.edu or GPSNAPCS2@mvnu.edu
  6. Don’t worry about including a subject line or anything in the body
  7. Click “Send.”
    • Note: because the email has to travel through the exchange servers and communicate with the print server, an email can take up to five minutes to print.
Flash-drive:
  1. Plug in your flash-drive to your computer.
  2. Open your file manager (Windows Explorer, or Apple Finder).
  3. Copy or move the file from wherever you saved it to the flash-drive.
  4. Remove your flash-drive (once the file finishes transferring and after you eject the drive)
  5. Insert the flash-drive in to the copier
  6. Two options will appear, select “Media Print – Text.”
  7. Touch “Select From List.”
  8. Scroll until you find the PDF you want, and touch it.
  9. It should highlight and have a check mark next to it indicating it is selected to print
    • Note: You can select more than one document if you want to print multiple
  10. Touch “Save.”
  11. If the correct item is selected, press the large green “Start” button on the copier.

Wireless

Wireless Options for New Albany

There are five major connection categories for the New Albany Campus:

  1. General Public – Open to anyone that comes in our suite and requests the password from a faculty/staff member.
  2. General Student Private – Connection for internet in the open areas (kitchen, open areas, etc...)
  3. General Faculty/Staff Only – Reserved for Faculty and Staff only. (students will be unable to connect)
  4. Room Specific Private – Needed to access the room’s individual AppleTV, and print
  5. Room Specific Public – Available as guest access

Public network connections allow visitors access to internet while preventing them access to our internal network. Public does not grant access to print or use AppleTV devices. The password is changed every 90 days and is maintained by staff members on site.

Private network connections allow students, faculty, and staff the ability to print or gain access to an AppleTV device. It is secured with user-specific login information.

To Connect:
Private
  1. Locate the connection type appropriate to where you are.
  2. Using your device, connect to the wireless signal.
  3. Open a browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, etc...).
  4. It should prompt you for a log in.
  5. Type in your username and password (typically used for Moodle or Email).
    1. Ex. Jsmith1 (not jsmith1@mail.mvnu.edu)
Public
  1. Locate the connection type appropriate to where you are.
  2. Using your device, connect to the wireless signal.
  3. It should prompt/request for a passkey or password.
  4. Type in the password provided by on-site staff.

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Join the Mother Ship!

MotherBoard is always willing to accept applications for employment and will gladly meet with you in person to discuss possible job availability. Follow these steps to apply to become a MOBO

  1. Fill out an application for employment on MVNU’s HR site found here
  2. Contact Josh at ext. 5551 and schedule an appointment to come down to meet the staff and interview.
  3. Bring any Resume, references, or job history with you.

The qualifications that we look for in students to work in the MotherBoard office are:

  1. A servants heart - We are constantly bombarded with urgent requests for support and help and we challenge the stereotype of technical support by providing person-centered care.
  2. Flexibility - things can change at a moment’s notice in the HelpDesk and we want to find students who can maintain an even keel if asked to drop what they had planned to do at a moments notice.
  3. An eagerness to learn - Being part of an educational institution, we feel the importance to know technology is best taught through experience and on-hand learning. For this reason, we don’t look only for Technology Majors, but anyone interested and willing to learn about computers.
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