School of Music classrooms are equipped with a projector, computer, DVD/CD player, document camera (Elmo) and A/V switcher. This equipment is housed in a equipment rack next to the podium.
Classroom projectors are controlled by an Epson remote that is stored on the podium or in a drawer (Room 105 and Recital Hall). The projector will take a few minutes to warm up to full brightness so give it adequate time to turn on before starting your lesson.
Classroom computers are Mac Mini computers housed in the equipment rack (except for Room 105 and Recital Hall). Their diminutive size make them easy to overlook - so please look carefully. You may use these computers for your CD and DVD player needs in addition to the hardware CD and DVD players mounted in the equipment racks. Simply insert your CD or DVD into the slot on the left side of the computer case and iTunes or the DVD Player app will autolaunch. Press the eject key on the keyboard to eject your CD or DVD when your lesson is done. Please view this document for more instructions.
The A/V Switcher acts as the "switchboard" of the entire equipment rack. It steers the audio and video signals to the correct location with a single button push. Some of the switchers also have volume knobs. There are two types of A/V switchers in our classrooms.
Here are instructions for each -
Extron A/V Switcher (in rooms 103 and 106 only)
Sony A/V Switcher (all other rooms)
If you are unfamiliar with the classroom technology please give yourself extra time before class to get acquainted with it. The Music Technology Office is happy to demonstrate how to use the equipment if necessary.
Each podium in the School of Music (except for Room 105 and Recital Hall) is equipped with an "Elmo" document camera. Details on how to operate the document camera are found in the documents linked in the A/V Switcher section above.
All School of Music classrooms are
equipped with some type of audio playback system. The systems in some
rooms (105 and Recital Hall) may vary because they are purpose built
systems. Most of the audio systems are integrated with the a/v switcher detailed in the section above.
When you are finished with the classroom technology, please leave everything on, except for the projector.
Please do not power down the computer or any of the devices in the equipment rack. Your colleagues will expect to have the equipment up and running when they begin their class.
Here are some things to try - Reboot the computer/Turn on the computer
Make sure that screens and projectors are powered on
Ensure that the computer keyboard is connected. You can check by pressing the caps lock key. It should light up.
Contact the Music Technology Office at ext 54801.
All offices or studios are outfitted with a Mac or Dell computer. Only students, faculty and staff may log into these computers.
The Dell/Windows computers have the MS Office suite installed by default. Optional Adobe Creative Suite software is available for download here.
Apple Macintosh computers
have standard software installed on each computer (MS Office and
Apple iWork applications) as well as Finale 2014 or Sibelius 8 for
notation. Each computer also has iMovie, Garageband and Audacity
installed for music and video production.
Optional Adobe Creative Suite software is available for download here.
Please leave your desk computers at the logout screen at the end of the day. This will allow the internal update systems to install software updates on your computer overnight.
Many offices/studios are equipped with a personal laser printer. Computers that are not so equipped are configured to print to the copy room laser printer. The Music Technology Office maintains an inventory of spare toner cartridges. When print quality begins to degrade, please let the Music Technology Office know and a new toner cartridge will be installed for you.
Telephones are installed in every office for the use of faculty and staff. Your telephone may be a single line or configured for multiple lines. You may learn more about how to use your telephone here. Instructions for voicemail can be found here. Please contact the Support Center (ext 28765) for any assistance with your telephone or voicemail.