Rice University

Classroom Technologies

KRF 120 Kraft Hall

Room Type
Conference Room
None - Tables & Chairs
Windows with Blinds/Shades
Writing Surface
(2) 3 x 4 whiteboards
Projection Surface
Large LCD Display
(2) 85" LCD Display
Instructor PC
1 PCs
1 Laptop VGA Ports
1 Laptop HDMI Ports
Power at seats? Yes
Video Conferencing
Available? No
Student Wheelchair Access? Yes
Instructor Wheelchair Access? Yes

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Technology Instructions

Podium Lite

The "Podium Lite" class of podium is controlled by a "flip-top button controller" which should be located on the instructor's tables.  This "flip-top button controller" houses all system activation controls, projector on/off buttonvolume up/downsource selection buttons.

Classroom activation:

1 - Monitor/Projector:

To activate the monitor or projector, you must press the "on" button on the "wall button controller" the "on" button is located near the “off” button on the left hand side of the controller.  When the "on" button is firmly pressed, the monitor will then begin its activation and warmup process.  To deactivate the monitor or projector, you must press the "off" button firmly, thus initiating the monitor shutdown process.

2 - Source Selection:

Once the monitor/projector is on, you may select a source to use.  Source buttons are clearly visible and marked on the "flip-top button controller".  Depending on the source with which the room is equipped, you may select PC, VGA Laptop or aux video (for any device connected to the aux inputs in the room, if applicable). 

Note: This room is only equipped with a VGA laptop connection, no other media connections to the projector are possible.

Note:  The selected computer, PC (where applicable), may be in hibernation mode, thus you will have to "wiggle" the mouse or press the "Esc" (escape) button on the keyboard to wake the computer.

3 - 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 volume can then be adjusted at the "remote button controller", using the volume up/down buttons.  Note, no indicator light is available on the “Podium 2” system for volume, thus levels will have to be gauged by sound only.  

4 - Microphones (if applicable):

Note:  Not all classrooms are equipped with microphones.  

Note:  Microphones "cannot be added" to the room without them being previously equipped in the room audio/video system.

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