Rice University

Classroom Technologies

SEW 207 Sewall Hall

  • PC Lab Main Entrance View
  • PC Lab Front/Center View
  • PC Lab Instructor View
  • PC Lab Rear/Side View
  • PC Lab Rear/Side View
  • PC Lab Rear View-Projector Off
  • PC Lab Rear View-Projector On
Room Type
Computer Lab
Seats
36 - Tables & Chairs
Lighting
Fluorescent
Dimmable
Zoned
Windows
Windows with Blinds/Shades
Writing Surface
Whiteboard
2 - 4' x 16'
Projection Surface
Retractable (motorized)
2 - 16x9
Computers
Instructor PC
36 PCs
1 Laptop VGA Ports
1 Laptop HDMI Ports
Outlets
Power at seats? Yes
Video Conferencing
Available? No
Accessibility
Student Wheelchair Access? Yes
Instructor Wheelchair Access? Yes
Flooring
Carpet

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Technology Instructions

Podium 4

The "Podium 4" class of podium is controlled by a touch-panel remote which is located either the lift section of the podium surface or on the wall adjacent the podium.  The system contains a PC and MAC Mini computer, blu-ray/dvd disc player, and laptop VGA, HDMI, and stereo audio connection inputs.

Classroom activation:

1 - Wake the touch-panel: 

A firm touch to the “touch-panel” screen will wake the panel from hibernation.  A “welcome image” will appear prompting you to perform another firm touch to the screen in order to continue.

2 - Activation of projector:

With the touch-panel activated, a message box will appear asking whether or not the projector will be used for the session.  Press "yes" if affirmative, press "no" if negative. 

Note:  If subsequent use of the projector is required, pressing the “Current Mode” button at the top of the screen will activate the previous touch-panel message box, at this time, "yes" can be selected to activate the projector.  You may also press the "Exit" button and re-enter the system to engage the activation message box.

3 - Source display:

If “yes” is selected to activate the projector, a guide dialog box will appear prompting the user to select their desired source.  Please make sure to select the source you wish to use at this time. 

Note:  The selected computer, PC or MAC, may be in hibernation mode; thus you will have to "wiggle" the mouse or press the "Esc" or "Space-bar" keys on the keyboard to wake the computer.

4 - Screen control:

The screen will be lowered automatically when the projector activates, thus there is no need to lower the screen manually.  However, there is a screen switch on the wall nearest the podium if required. 

5 - Monitor:

The monitor should be left on at all times, however sleep mode does activate after no source is present for an extended period of time.  To wake the monitor, you must first activate the system at the “touch-panel”, wake the computer you plan to use by pressing the escape or space-bar key or wiggling the mouse.  Once the computer is operational an image should be presented on the monitor.  It’s possible the monitor was powered off if no image is viewable on the monitor.  Please locate the monitor power button and press to activate the monitor (location of power button will vary depending on monitor model).   

6 - Audio:

There are three audio levels that must be taken into consideration when operating room audio.  The computer audio should be at max level.  The software audio should also be adjusted accordingly.  The room audio at the touch-panel can then be adjusted up or down to further calibrate the room audio, this can be done using the “up” and “down” "hard" buttons on the right side of the touch-panel.  The "Advanced Audio Controls" touch-panel button will allow more specific audio adjustments including the ability to boost the audio output.

Note:  If the Mac computer audio is "greyed out", this indicates that the audio can only be adjusted through the touch-panel.  This is a function of some mac computer(s) when connected to a source via HDMI cable. 

7 - Microphones (if applicable):

Please see the corresponding microphone "tab" for room specific instructions.

Note:  Not all classrooms are equipped with microphones.

Issues, questions, or urgent assistance please contact OIT Operations desk at 713-348-4989.