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How to use the Multimedia Language Lab A307
Quick Links to sections
To start
How to use the HI Class II
Common Function Keys
Common Operations
How to use Video, CD/MD, DVD and audiotape
Finishing the session
Troubleshooting

The Multimedia Language Lab is equipped with the following:
. Desktop computer
. LCD projector

. Classroom Control System

Hi-Class II (allowing to interact with students)

. Hi Converter — for switching between Video, DVD, CD, Cassette Deck or 3D projector

. 3D projector (or video camera) — for displaying documents

. Fast cassette duplication machine

 
 
Start using the Multimedia Language Lab

1. To start using the Multimedia Language Lab turn on the computer first (before turning on the LCD projector and the HiClass II teacher console). Turning on HiClass II first will result in problems.

2. Log in with the username and password of your email account.

3. There is a connection panel at the teacher’s table (right side).

Inside the small cabinet of the connection panel you can find the remote control for the LCD projector.

4. Before you use the remote control, check the R/C switch and put it in the ON position.

5. Press the red Power button and allow 1 minute for the projector to warm up.

 

4. Turn on the HiClass II control panel.

The Power Button is located at the rear part of the panel.

 
 

How to use the HiClass II Control Panel

The keys at the bottom/left area of the panel (ie A1 to H9) correspond to the students' seating positions.

 This is the ID Key of a student. In this lab there are no students in the D1 — D9 column (this corresponds to the aisle) nor in the H1 — H9 column.

To the right of the panel, there are the Function Keys that allow you to select the actions you want to perform in class.

All the students’ desks have a student control box that controls the volume of the sound received via the Headphones.

The red button "Call" is used by students to speak to the teacher via headphones.

 

Common Function Keys

Student ID keys are used to select one or more students in conjunction with various functions.

This is student A1 ID Key

Each Student ID key has 2 LEDs.

. The GREEN LED indicates whether the student is on - or off-line, and will blink when the student has pressed their "Call Teacher" button.
. The YELLOW LED is On when the teacher has selected the student, and will blink when the student is assigned as the Master Student or Assistant, or is in Quick Transfer or Observe mode.

Quick Observe allows the teacher to monitor the screen/audio/mic of each student rotating from one student to another. Quick Observe combines Observe and Select All into one keystroke. The teacher can also determine the viewing interval of each screen (2-99 seconds).

  Press the Pause key to stop on any student screen; press Pause again to restart the rotating process.

Quick Transfer allows the teacher to transfer the Screen/Audio/Mic of a selected student to the entire class by pressing Quick Transfer and the student’s ID key. The teacher can switch from one student to another at any time by pressing the appropriate Student ID keys.

Quick Broadcast enables the teacher to broadcast his/her Screen/Audio/Mic to all students at the same time. This key combines Broadcast and Select All keys into one.

Use the BREAK key to end any previous function and return the panel to its initial mode.

The Black Screen key sends an automatic message to students’ monitor enabling the teacher to get their attention.

The Lock KB/Mouse key determines who has the control of the students’ keyboard and mouse.
When the LED is On, the teacher takes control of the student’s keyboard and mouse.
When the YELLOW LED is Off, the student can operate with the keyboard and mouse.

The Dialog key allows the teacher to speak to students through the microphone and headphones.

The VGA/Aux Video key allows the teacher to display to the class any external audiovisual source through the LCD projector.

 

Common Operations

Action

What to do

Keys

To broadcast Teacher’s Screen/Audio/Mic only to selected student(s):

Press the Broadcast key, then the Student ID key(s) of the appropriate students

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To broadcast to the entire class Press Quick Broadcast.

Press the BREAK key when finished.

To observe the screen of selected student(s): Press the Observe key, followed by the Student ID key(s) of the students you wish to monitor.

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Press the BREAK key when finished.

To observe the screen of all students (1 by 1): Press the Quick Observe key.

Press BREAK when finished or PAUSE to interrupt cycling.
To blank the screen of all students or individual students Press Black Screen, then Select All to black out all students.



You can black out individual students by pressing the appropriate Student ID key(s) instead of Select All.

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Press BREAK when finished
To talk with students via headphones Press Dialog followed by Select All to speak to the entire class;




Press Dialog and the individual Student ID key(s) to speak to selected student(s).

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Press BREAK when finished
To activate the "Quiz Contest" feature Press the Function key.


The first student to press their Call Teacher Box button will cause his/her Student ID GREEN LED to blink on the Control Panel, notifying you who answered first.

Green LED blinking

To control a student’s computer Press the Control key, then the Student ID key for the student you wish to control. Use the Lock key to toggle control between the teacher and the selected student.

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To broadcast one student screen or audio, such as his/her pre-recorded voice to all class Press the Quick Broadcast key, then the Master Student Key followed by the Student ID key

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To end the communication with the teacher, started by one student Press the Cancel Call key

To speak to all the class or to selected student(s) Press the Black Screen key followed by the Select all or Student(s) ID Key(s).

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How to use the Video, CD/MD, DVD, Audiotape and the 3D Projector in the Lab
To display Video, CD/MD, DVD, Audio tape (any source from the Hi Converter) in the teacher’s screen or headphones
1. Press VGA Aux Video in the HiClass II control panel

2. Press the appropriate button from the Hi Converter:
1 - 3D Projector
2 - VCR (video tape)

3 - CD/MultiDisc Player (MD)
4 - Audio Cassete Deck
5 - DVD Player

In case of videotape, check first if it is NTSC or PAL and press the correspondent button in the HiConverter.
To broadcast Teacher’s Screen/Audio source to selected student(s): Press the Broadcast key, then the Student ID key(s) of the appropriate students

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To broadcast to the entire class in students monitors or in classroom screen Press the Quick Broadcast Key or use the LCD projector

Press BREAK when finished.
 
 
Finishing the session

1. Switch off the Computer

2. Switch off the Hi Class Control panel

3. Switch off the LCD Projector — press the Power button twice.

4. Ask all students to switch off their computers , to place the headphones in the appropriate hanger and make sure the task is completed.

 
Troubleshooting (before you seek help from the helpdesk)
1. Projector does not turn on with remote control.

Check if:

- Are there batteries in the remote?
- Are the batteries charged? If not, please contact your school administration office. You will need 2 AA batteries.
- Is the remote turned on? (this remote control has an on / off feature)
- Is the remote pointed at the projector and not at the screen?

2. Projector is on but there is no Video, DVD, CD or AV display.

Check if you follow the correct steps to display any source from the HiConverter.

3. The videotape’s display is not good .

Check if the system you have selected in the HiConverter (NTSC or PAL) is the same as the tape’s system.

 
 

Final Note
When something breaks or disappears, please use the Helpdesk online service or email us and the School of Languages and Translation administrator immediately.
Let us know what improvements you would like to see in classrooms or in our service.

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