Setting up your classroom projector


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Here is help for connecting your projector to your computer. This presentation was created by the participants in a Marlborough Public Schools 2012 Summer Professional Development mini course

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Setting up your classroom projector

  1. 1. How to Set Up Your Projector August 2012Click for Projector Brochure pdf file
  2. 2. First, you need to find your projector box.
  3. 3. Open the box and this is what youll find.
  4. 4. Out of the box, these are the only pieces youwill need. A black VGA/audio cable andprojector remote control.
  5. 5. Here is what the back of your computershould look like. Pay attention to the vertical(video port) slot on the left.
  6. 6. On the wall, there should be a new walloutlet.
  7. 7. You will also need a Black & White signalsplitter cable.
  8. 8. Connect the Black end of the splitter intothe vertical video port which is in the back ofyour computer.
  9. 9. You will also need a white DVI/VGAAdapter.
  10. 10. This end of the adapterwill connect to one endof the cable that was inthe projector box. This end of the adapter will connect to one of the two output connectors on the Y cable
  11. 11. Connect the white DVI/VGA adapter to oneof the ends of the splitter.
  12. 12. Connect theend of the splitter(Y cable) thatdoes not have anadapter attachedto the existingmonitor cable.
  13. 13. Connect the black long VGA cable to theend of the Y cable with the white DVI/VGAadapter.
  14. 14. Connect the audio cord to the green outletjack in the back of the computer.
  15. 15. Connect the other end of the VGA blackcord to the wall.
  16. 16. Connectthe blackaudio cordto the walloutlet.
  17. 17. Now you can turn on your computer!
  18. 18. Here is a picture of all the features on yourremote. 1. Power button 2 Computer button (cycles through connected computer sources) 3. Video button (cycles through connected video sources) 4. Numeric buttons (enter numbers) 5. Auto button (automatically adjusts position, tracking, and sync settings) 6. Aspect button (selects the image aspect ratio) 7. Num button (when held down, switches numeric buttons to number function) 8 . Menu button (accesses projector menu system) 9. Arrow buttons (move through on-screen options and control wireless mouse functions) 10. Enter button (selects options and controls wireless mouse functions) 11. User button (customizable for different functions) 12. Page up/down buttons (control presentation slides) 13. E-Zoom +/– buttons (zoom into and out of the image) 14. A/V Mute button (turns off picture and sound) 15. Help button (accesses projector help information) 16. Freeze button (stops video action) 17. Volume up/down buttons (adjust speaker volume) 18. Pointer button (activates on-screen pointer) 19. Esc button (cancels/exits functions and controls wireless mouse functions) 20. Color Mode button (selects display modes) 21. LAN button (cycles between network and optional Quick Wireless Connection Key sources) 22. USB button (cycles through connected USB sources) 23. Source Search button (searches for connected sources)
  19. 19. Turn on your projector with your remote, besure to point to the board, not the projector.
  20. 20. If you have an WindowsXP as youroperating system, you will need to right clickon the screen to open the NVIDIA controlpanel.
  21. 21. On an XP computer you will see this screen after you click the NVIDIA . You need to check “Thesame on both displays (Clone)”A Windows 7 computer uses the keystroke combination of the windows key and P to select “duplicatescreen”
  22. 22. Dual screen shot
  23. 23. Congratulations, You are done!
  24. 24. Credits: Margaret DeFazio Julie Dutczak Adrianne Fedorchuk Jeff Gay Jeanne Gutowski Sean Mahoney Christine Randall Cathy Rosenstock2012 MPS Summer Institute Enhancing Your Curriculum with Projectors Course