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Laptop Connections

NOTE: These are general instructions for connecting a laptop to the projection system. Your laptop may have other specific instructions to follow.

Since your laptop is not a device adjusted specifically for the installed system, please test this device in the classroom prior to the event. If you would like assistance, please contact the Classroom Technology staff to schedule a testing session in the days leading up to the event.

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A. See our Input Panel page for help connecting your laptop to the projection system through the input panel.

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B. IMPORTANT: If the projector appears to be ON but your laptop’s image does not appear at this point, you may need to toggle the laptop’s video output. This is done a little differently depending on the device, but Windows users should press "Windows" button and "P" together to get to the projection menu. Older MacBook users should press Apple icon, System Preferences, Displays.

Touchpanel audio control buttons with room volume, mic volume, and mute buttons

C. If you are using audio/video clips or streaming A/V, adjust the volume locating the touchpanel on the lectern top and use the touchpanel “Room” volume controls.

You may mute the volume by pressing the speaker x Mute button.

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D. PLEASE NOTE: Classroom laptop inputs are VGA, HDMI, and/or USB-C depending on the room. If you have a device with a different connector, such as a Macbook Pro or a tablet device, you may need to provide an adapter to use this equipment in the classroom.

  • Laptop isn't appearing the same on the laptop display as on the projector.
    • On the keyboard, press and hold the 'Windows' button, then press 'P'. This brings up the projection menu. Select "Duplicate". In dual-projection classrooms or multi-display classrooms, select "Extend".