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Live Training Session
In-Person Classroom Equipment Training Sessions are Scheduled for the Following Days & Times in Room 3137:
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 @ 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM / RM 3137 – Main
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 @ 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM / RM 3137 – Main
Thursday, August 5, 2021 @ 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM / RM 3137 – Main
Monday, August 9, 2021 @ 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM / RM 3137 – Main
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 @ 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM / RM 3137 – Main
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 @ 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM / RM 3137 – Main
Things You Need to Know Before the Semester Begins
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
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.
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.
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, 3127, 3222, 3224, 3230, 3242, 4137, 4256, and 4359.
Quick Start Steps
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.
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)
The Promethean ActivPanel has additional USB and HDMI ports for accessing external media located at the bottom front of the frame.
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.
If your students report that they cannot see their total points in the gradebook in D2L, this usually means that their final calculated grade has not been released. There are two ways to fix this issue and release their grades. See the following document for a step by step guide to releasing the final calculated grade in your D2L courses.
The following link will take you to the Brightspace Help section that details how to create grade items in your gradebook. Hopefully you will find this a useful resource when working with your own gradebook.