Author: Noah Nowicki

Getting Started with Simulcast/Dual Delivery and/or Lecture Capture

Updated: August 4, 2021

Classrooms upgraded for simulcast delivery include a webcam, a second Epson projector, and a projection screen. The second projector and screen (located in the back of the room) can be used to view your virtual classroom students. Virtual classroom students will be able to view your webcam, anything you screen share and communicate with you through chat or audio.

Before Your Class Begins

  • Log on to the Teacher’s Workstation with your SSC Network Credentials
  • Turn on the Front Projector, and then the Rear Projector
  • Log into D2L at https://d2l.ssc.edu
  • Start your Virtual Classroom Session inside of D2L
  • Allow Bongo to access the Classroom Webcam and Microphone (HuddleCam 3A)
  • Turn on the Chat Alert Inside of the Bongo by Accessing the Virtual Classroom Settings
  • If you are planning to use a PowerPoint you may want to uncheck ‘Use Presenter View’ and set your monitor to ‘Primary Monitor’ in PowerPoint.
To Turn Off Presenter View in Microsoft PowerPoint Select ‘Slide Show’
  • Turn off the lights in the front of the classroom.

Moving the Virtual Classroom Screen to the Rear Projector

  • On the Teacher’s Workstation, locate the browser window containing your Virtual Class Session in Bongo
  • Hold down the left mouse button while on the browser window and drag it off the screen to your right
  • You will now see the browser window with the Virtual Class Session in Bongo appear on the Rear Projection Screen
  • Visit https://tl.ssc.edu/getting-started-with-bongo/ if you need help “Getting Started with Bongo”

Using the WebCam

Camera
WEBCAM INSTALLED IN CEILING OF CLASSROOMS

A webcam has been installed to allow remote learners a view of the classroom. It is positioned so that it can capture not just the instructor, but also any information presented on the dry-erase board in the front of the classroom. The Webcam is on if the blue light is visible as in the photo above. If there are no lights visible on the camera, press the power button on the webcam remote as pictured below.

WEBCAM REMOTE CONTROL

Using the Webcam Remote Control

  • The left/right arrows move the webcam left and right
  • The up/down arrows tilt the webcam
  • The zoom fast/slow buttons control the webcam zoom feature
  • The auto button can be used to automatically focus the webcam
  • If by chance the image displayed by the webcam is upside down, press the ‘REV’ button, this will right your image.

At the End of Class

  • Turn off Front and Rear Projectors
  • Logout of D2L
  • Logout of Teacher’s Workstation

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Optional Laptop Connection

Instructors can use their personal laptop computer to replace the Teacher’s Workstation in the classroom.

NOTE: By using your personal laptop you will not be able to use the interactive features of the Epson Integrated Projector or the Promethean ActivPanel.

Step 1: Connect the USB and HDMI cables into the corresponding laptop ports as shown below.

USB Connection

HDMI Connection

Step 2: Press the black button so the green light changes from input 1/A to input 2/B on the HDMI video switch. This connects the laptop to the projection system.

Step 3: Press the circular Webcam controller button to switch the Webcam connection from the Instructor Workstation to the Laptop.

USB switch
WEBCAM OPERATION SWITCH FOR LAPTOP

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Optional Use of a Document Camera

Step 1: Turn on (Blue Light Comes On) the Elmo Document Camera Power

Step 2: Select ‘EIT ICON’ Shortcut on Teachers Workstation.

Elmo Operation Face, Power

Step 3: Select ‘Primary Display’ to display the image on Teachers Workstation or Select ‘Secondary Display’ to display the image on Projector Display Screen.

Step 4: Users can use the ‘Pen Feature’ within the EIT Program to mark or edit what is being displayed.

Elmo Pen User Options
PC Display Output
THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF FULL-SCREEN OPTIONS WHEN USING THE EIT PROGRAM INCLUDING SAMPLE IMAGE DISPLAYED THROUGH DOCUMENT CAMERA.

Step 5: Once you are finished with the unit, make sure you turn the document camera off. (NO Lights on the unit)

Getting Started with the Promethean Titanium ActivPanel

Updated: August 4, 2021

Need help getting to know your new Promethean Titanium ActivPanel? Here are some great resources and tips!

Visit https://learn.prometheanworld.com/us/ for more instructor training directly from Promethean!

The following classes are currently equipped with Promethean ActivPanel: 1137, 3127, 4123, 4127, 4151, 4153, 4163, 4238, and 4357.

A Promethean ActivPanel will be installed in the following classes during 2021FA: 1232, 2264, 3222, 3224, 3230, 3242, 4137, 4256, and 4359.

Quick Start Steps

A Quick Walk Through with Jamie
Mounted Promethean Titanium Active Panel Home Screen in Classrooms

Red Circle 1: Although the Promethean ActivPanel should come on automatically as you approach, there is a ‘POWER BUTTON’ on the bottom of the frame to turn the unit on/off.

Red Circle 2, 3 & 4: These arrows provide access to your ActivPanel ‘MENU’ page.

menu
Active Panel Menu Options
Apps screen
Apps in the Locker

Pictured above is the ‘LOCKER’ options menu with the Apps and Settings. Promethean ‘LOCKER’ allows access to commonly used Apps such as:

  • Chromium (Default Web Browser)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Acrobat
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Ports at the Bottom Front of the Frame

The Promethean ActivPanel has additional USB and HDMI ports for accessing external media located at the bottom front of the frame.

Home and HDMI Source Options

The Promethean ActivPanel has an option to mirror what is on the Teacher’s Workstation in the classroom. On the home screen select one of the arrows to bring up the menu block. Click on ‘SOURCE’ and select ‘HDMI 2’. The display on the Promethean ActivPanel will now mirror the Teacher’s Workstation. The Promethean ActivPanel is a touch-screen and can now be used to control the Teacher’s Workstation.

You can also change the input by pressing the ‘Source’ button on the bottom of the ActivPanel frame.

Please note that the Promethean ActivPanel is touch-sensitive. It is important to not PRESS TOO HARD which can cause DAMAGE to the screen. The ActivPanel comes with a ‘PEN’ for those who want to use it as an option to the touch-screen function.

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Optional Laptop Connection

Instructors can use their personal lap top computer to replace the Teacher’s Workstation in the classroom.

NOTE: By using your personal laptop you will not be able to use the interactive features of the Epson Integrated Projector or the Promethean ActivPanel.

Step 1: Connect the USB and HDMI cables into the corresponding laptop ports as shown below.

USB Connection

HDMI Connection

Step 2: Press the black button so the green light changes from input 1/A to input 2/B on the HDMI video switch. This connects the laptop to the projection system.

Step 3: Press the circular Webcam controller button to switch the Webcam connection from the Instructor Workstation to the Laptop.

USB switch
WEB CAM OPERATION SWITCH FOR LAPTOP

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Optional Use of a Document Camera

Step 1: Turn on (Blue Light Comes On) the Elmo Document Camera Power

Step 2: Select ‘EIT ICON’ Shortcut on Teachers Workstation.

Elmo Operation Face, Power

Step 3: Select ‘Primary Display’ to display image on Teachers Workstation or Select ‘Secondary Display’ to display image on Projector Display Screen.

Step 4: Users can use the ‘Pen Feature’ within the EIT Program to mark or edit what is being displayed.

Elmo Pen User Options
PC Display Output
THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF FULL SCREEN OPTIONS WHEN USING THE EIT PROGRAM INCLUDING SAMPLE IMAGE DISPLAYED THROUGH DOCUMENT CAMERA.

Step 5: Once you are finished with the unit, make sure you turn the document camera off. (NO Lights on the unit).

How to get to Self Service for Students

When searching for registration options or class schedules, students can use the Self Service page.  This page allows the student to manage course set up, create a calendar schedule for classes that they want to register for, and essentially ensure their registration is official.  It is an easy way to manage the student schedule, as well as, take a look at class synopsis’ and other information provided about course content, time, and date availability.  Its your one stop shop for taking classes at South Suburban.

On the www.ssc.edu home page, the lower right hand corner, click on SSC Self Service. It will ask you to log in with your SSC credentials, and from there you will be all set to start the registration process. 

Getting Started with the Epson Brightlink Projector

Here are a few helpful tips on how to use Epson Brightlink interactive projector.

1. How to Use the Easy Interactive Tools in Interactive Mode

2. How to Use the Easy Interactive Tools in Whiteboard Mode

3.  Epson BrightLink Projectors | How to Use the Interactive Pens

Please note our systems only have one pen.

4. Instructions For Microsoft Ink With Word Documents

To use the Ink Pen tool on a word document
  1. Open a Microsoft Word document.
  2. Select File > scroll to ‘Options’ >
  3. On the left-hand side of the Word ‘Options’ box select ‘Customize Ribbon’
  4. Under ‘Choose Commands’ there is a drop-down box, (the first selection is says ‘Popular Commands’)> open that box and select ‘Tool Tabs’.
  5. In that tab highlight ‘Pens’
  6. Select ‘Add’ and hit ‘OK’
  7. Now in your Word document, the top menu bar should have a ‘Pens’ tab.  Clicking on that will allow you to use the Ink Pen tool at your discretion on the document
 Microsoft Custom Tools

5. How to Calibrate the Interactive Pens

Higher Education: Best Practices—Teaching and Learning

Since 1999, NEA has partnered with the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network to provide practical advice to college and university faculty on how to more effectively teach higher education students. Their Thriving in Academe guides have included guides to using social media in the classroom, how to command the attention of students, how to “flip” your classroom, how to teach for “deep learning,” and more.

http://www.nea.org/home/33508.htm