Peabody G010 and 2040 are un active renovation to establish the SOE active learning classrooms. This guide is a work in progress.

Overview

School of Education active learning classrooms are designed to facilitate both in person and HyFlex high quality active learning pedagogies. Each classroom is setup the same way, with eight screens (two per wall), built in Zoom functionality, and a variety of local inputs.

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Room Guide: Basics & Room Modes

Room Basics

This section covers the basics of operating the School of Education active learning classrooms.

Note: Active learning classrooms are not equipped with a monitor for the classroom PC. To use the PC without powering on the room select “Local PC Preview” from the screens depicted here.

To power the room on:

1. Push the “System Power” button:

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2. Select the room mode you would like to use:

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Information about room modes is covered in the next section, “Room Modes”
Powering the room off:

1. Push the “System Power” button at the bottom right:

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Note: This screen depicts the room in Basic Mode, but the location of the power button is standard across all room modes.

2. Confirm you want to shutdown:

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Room modes are the different ways in which the room can be used. When starting up the room, you will be prompted to select a room mode, and you can also change room modes from the common controls at the bottom right:

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Information about common controls is covered in the next section, “Common Controls”

Once you access the Room Mode menu, you will be presented with the following options:

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The menu gives you a bit of context about each mode, and additional information can be found below.

Basic Mode

In Basic Mode, all eight screens show the same content. The default input is the Room PC, but additional options are available. For more information about inputs and controls, see: Basic Mode

Host a Zoom Meeting

This mode functions exactly the same as Basic Mode, except Zoom Room is the default input. For information on how to host your meeting, please see: Host a Zoom Meeting

Dual Content Mode

In Dual Content Mode, Display A (the left screen on each wall) shows one source of content and Display B (the right screen on each wall) can show a second source. The default input for both Display A and B is the Room PC, but additional options are available. For information about inputs and controls, please see: Dual Content Mode

Breakout Mode: In-Person

In Breakout Mode: In-Person, all eight screens show independent local content to facilitate active learning. The default input for each screen is a separate ShareLink device to enable wireless collaboration. For information about inputs and controls, please see: Breakout Mode: In-Person

Breakout Mode: HyFlex

Breakout Mode: HyFlex functions the same as Breakout Mode: In-Person, except some screens are Zoom capable to facilitate active learning with a combination of in-person and remote students. The only difference in the two breakout modes is the default inputs. In Breakout Mode: HyFlex the default input for each screen is either Zoom or a ShareLink device, depending on capabilities. For information about inputs and controls, please see Breakout Mode: HyFlex

There are five common buttons at the bottom right of each room mode screen who’s location does not change. These are referred to as the common controls:

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  1. Help: Brings up the contact information for EdIT to request immediate assistance
  2. Advanced Controls: Brings up the advanced controls menu. For more information please see: Advanced Controls
  3. Lights & Shades: Brings up the lighting and shade controls. For more information, please see: Lights & Shades
  4. Room Mode: Brings up the room mode menu. For more information, please see the “Room Modes” section above
  5. System Power: Begins the shutdown process

Basic Mode

In Basic Mode, all eight screens show the same content. The default input is the Room PC, but additional options are available. Below are details on available inputs and basic controls.

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Available inputs are located on the left side of the Basic Mode screen. To change inputs, simply press the button next to your desired device:

  • Room PC (default input)
    Computer dedicated to the classroom. Wireless keyboard and mouse located within the room for control, and a preview will be displayed on screen.
  • Zoom Room
    Used to conduct video conferences. See Host a Zoom Meeting section for details.
  • ShareLink 1 & ShareLink2
    Wireless collaboration devices used for displaying device agnostic content wirelessly. See Using Wireless Collaboration with ShareLink for additional information.
  • Blu-ray Player
    Located within the credenza at the front of the room. Controls and a preview are displayed on screen.
  • Wired External Device
    Wired (HDMI & USB-C) options to connect a laptop (or other external device) are available in the cable cubby on top of the credenza at the front of the room.

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Volume Control

Controls the overall volume (all inputs & microphones) in the room, providing volume up/down and mute/unmute.

For additional volume control, including microphone control, please see the Audio Mixer section.

Blank All Displays

Provides blank/un-blank control of all the displays in the room, giving presenters the ability to hide on screen activity from participants. Note: This does not mute the volume.

For information on how to turn specific screens on/off and raise/lower projection screens, please see the Screen Power section.

Additional information about features available in Basic Mode can be found in the Room Guide: Advanced Features section.

Host a Zoom Meeting

This mode functions exactly the same as Basic Mode, except Zoom Room is the default input. Below are details on how to host your meeting.

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Dual Content Mode

In Dual Content Mode, Display A (the left screen on each wall) shows one source of content and Display B (the right screen on each wall) can show a second source. Each screen within the room will have a sign indicating if it is Display A or B. The default input for both Display A and B is the Room PC, but additional options are available. Below are the details on available inputs and basic controls.

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Available inputs are located on the left side of the Dual Content Mode screen. Inputs have two buttons, one for Display A and one for Display B. To change inputs, simply press the button next to your desired device in the appropriate Display column:

  • Room PC (default inputs)
    Computer dedicated to the classroom. Wireless keyboard and mouse located within the room for control, and a preview will be displayed on screen.
  • Zoom Room
    Used to conduct video conferences. See Host a Zoom Meeting section for details.
  • ShareLink 1 & ShareLink2
    Wireless collaboration devices used for displaying device agnostic content wirelessly. See Using Wireless Collaboration with ShareLink for additional information.
  • Blu-ray Player
    Located within the credenza at the front of the room. Controls and a preview are displayed on screen.
  • Wired External Device
    Wired (HDMI & USB-C) options to connect a laptop (or other external device) are available in the cable cubby on top of the credenza at the front of the room. Note: Both HDMI & USB-C leverage the same input. Only one wired external device can be connected at a time.
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Volume Control

Controls the overall volume (all inputs & microphones) in the room, providing volume up/down and mute/unmute. If inputs for Display A and B are different, the audio is mixed and both will be audible simultaneously.

For additional volume control, including microphone control, please see the Audio Mixer section.

Blank Display A/B

Provides blank/un-blank control for Display A and B respectively, giving presenters the ability to hide on screen activity from participants. Note: This does not mute the volume.

For information on how to turn specific screens on/off and raise/lower projection screens, please see the Screen Power section.

Additional information about features available in Dual Content Mode can be found in the Room Guide: Advanced Features section.

Breakout Mode: In-Person

In Breakout Mode: In-Person, all eight screens show independent local content to facilitate active learning. The default input for each screen is a separate ShareLink device to enable wireless collaboration. Below are the details on ShareLink devices, and Breakout Mode controls.

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The default input on each screen in Breakout Mode: In-Person is a separate ShareLink device. This enables us to facilitate active learning by allowing the groups at each screen to collaborate independently, and wirelessly. The above image is what is shown on screen before anyone has connected to it.

For more information, please see: Using Wireless Collaboration with ShareLink

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The main page in Breakout Mode is designed to quickly share content from any one screen in the room to others. This page can be viewed as a map of the room, with the front of the room at the top and the back at the bottom. Each screen within the room will also have a sign indicating what screen number it is.

The highlighted portion of the screen above highlights the controls for Screen 1, with standard functionality across all screens.

  • Screen Controls
    Opens individual controls for the applicable screen. See “Breakout Mode: Screen Controls” below.
  • Default Input
    Returns the applicable screen to it’s default input.
  • Share to Some
    Enables sharing the current content from the applicable screen to select screens of your choice. See “Breakout Mode: Share to Some” below.
  • Share to All
    Shares the current content from the applicable screen to all screens. See “Breakout Mode: Share to All” below.

To open the screen controls in Breakout Mode, first click the “Screen Controls” button for the applicable screen. This example uses Screen 1:

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This will open the control for the screen you selected. The screen controls are laid out very similarly to the main page for Basic Mode:

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  1. Screen number & Current Input
    Indicates which screen you are controlling and the current input displayed on screen.
  2. Available Inputs
    Only the most applicable inputs for each screen are shown here.
  3. All Input Options
    It is possible to display any input on any screen. This button brings up all the options via the advanced matrix switching menu. For more information see: Matrix Switcher
  4. Input Preview & Controls
    This area shows a preview of the current input and/or the associated controls, as applicable.
  5. Screen Volume
    Controls the volume for the input currently displayed on the applicable screen, providing volume up/down and mute/unmute.
  6. Blank Screen
    Provides blank/un-blank control for the applicable screen, giving presenters the ability to hide on screen activity from participants. Note: This does not mute the volume.

To share content currently displayed on any given screen to select screens of your choice, first click the “Share to Some” button for the applicable screen. This example uses Screen 1:

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This will open the menu to share the applicable screen content to other screens:

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From here, select the screens you would like to share the content to.

To share content currently displayed on any given screen to all other screens, simply click the “Share to All” button for the applicable screen. This example uses Screen 1:

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Sharing content in this way is intended to be temporary, and as such all screen control buttons are disabled. When you are ready to return all screens to their previous content, simply push the new “Return All Screens to Previous Inputs” button:

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Additional information about features available in Breakout Mode: In-Person can be found in the Room Guide: Advanced Features section.

Breakout Mode: HyFlex

Breakout Mode: HyFlex functions the same as Breakout Mode: In-Person, except some screens are Zoom capable to facilitate active learning with a combination of in-person and remote students. The only difference in the two breakout modes is the default inputs. In Breakout Mode: HyFlex the default input for each screen is either Zoom or a ShareLink device, depending on capabilities.

Below are the details on operating Zoom on capable screens. For information about Breakout Mode functionality, please see: Breakout Mode: In-Person

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Room Guide: Advanced Features

iPad Control

In addition to the touch panel mounted on the credenza at the front of the classroom, there is also an iPad available for mobile control of the room. The only caveat when using the iPad for control, is that the input previews are unavailable. The iPad is also located on the credenza in a charging dock. Please return the iPad to the charging dock when you are finished with the room.

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Lights & Shades

The lights and shades in the room can be controlled via the AV system or the wall switches. Powering on/off the AV system will not automatically make any changes to the lights or shades.

1. Open the “Lights & Shades” menu from the common controls at the bottom right of the screen:

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2. Utilize the “Full Room” section at the top of the Lights & Shades menu:

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  • All Lights: Turns all lights on/off and dims/brightens them as needed
  • Window Shades: Raises/lowers all window shades (with the ability to stop them partially up/down)
  • Room Presets: Recalls common lighting/shade combination room presets
    • Preset 1: define, program, & document
    • Preset 2: define, program, & document
    • Preset 3: define, program, & document
    • Preset 4: define, program, & document

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1. Open the “Lights & Shades” menu from the common controls at the bottom right of the screen:

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2. Utilize the “Individual Zones” section at the bottom of the Lights & Shades menu:

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This portion of the menu can be viewed as a map of the room, with the front of the room at the top and the back at the bottom. Here you can control the lighting zones around the room independently:

  • Zone 1: Front of the room, lights associated with Displays 1 & 2
  • Zone 2: Stage left of the room, lights associated with Displays 3 & 4
  • Zone 3: Back of the room, lights associated with Displays 5 & 6
  • Zone 4: Stage right of the room, lights associated with Displays 7 & 8
  • Zone 5: Center of the room, lights not associated with any displays

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In-Room Microphones

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Camera Routing & Control

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Room Recording

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Advanced Controls

This section covers the menus that can be accessed from the “Advanced Controls” button in the common controls section at the bottom right of the screen. Note: The Camera Routing & Controls button is a secondary way to get to this functionality, please see: Camera Routing & Control

Screen Power

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Matrix Switcher

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Audio Mixer

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  • Lights & Shades:
    • Define, program, and document presets
    • Add pictures & documentation for wall switches