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T.A.P. User Manual

 
T.A.P. into the New Classroom Resource
T.A.P. is Aquinas’ built-in classroom resource.  This setup includes a 100” projection screen with a state of the art projector, computer, DVD player, sound system, and hook-ups for digital equipment and laptops.
 
The units are available in many locations on campus.  Training is provided by ITS and Grace Hauenstein Library Media employees.  Call Ext. 2046 or 2132 to schedule your training and T.A.P. into this classroom resource.
 
Network Info. Showing Computer Documents in Class Connect to AQNet
Using the T.A.P. Computer Connecting a Laptop to the T.A.P. system
Flat Screen Monitor Usage DVD Usage (Digital Video Discs)  
T.A.P. Main Control Window Auxiliary Video Usage  
   1. Select Equipment Sound/Room Control Volumes  

   2. Projector/Status

The Help Button  

   3. Microphone

Shut Down Procedures  

   4. Room Volume

Call for Technical support  
 
Network Information

Please Note:  The T.A.P. system can be accessed without an ELM account; however, network and internet access will be unavailable.  See the “If you do not have an username and ELM password..." section below for details.

To request network access, please complete the Network Access Request form located at http://campus.aquinas.edu/its/forms/.

To access the internet, discipline-specific software, Library resources, MS Office, etc., as well as Aquinas web features such as CourseConnect, MyAQ, Aquinas E-mail, Calendar, and Documents Powered by Google, the Moose, etc., you will need an ELM account.

 

When using a laptop, you may use either:

  • Use an AQnet registered laptop for Internet access (See the Aquinas AQnet web page located at www.aquinas.edu/aqnet for AQnet information.)
    OR
  • Use a laptop that is NOT registered to AQnet for projecting items from a laptop - however, this laptop will not be able to access the Internet.

 

Using the T.A.P. Computer
Step 1: Power on computer & monitor
 
Step 2: Enter username/password
 

If you have an ELM username and password

  1. Enter your ELM username and password to login.
  2. Press Enter.

If you do not have a username and ELM password, or need to login without using the network

  • Type aquinas in as the username.
  • Without entering a password, press "Enter."

 

Manual Control Mode Usage
 

To use T.A.P. without logging in to the network:
Use the manual mode if any of the following apply:

  • You wish to use only the DVD.
  • You do not need to access the network or Internet.
  • The Classroom Control Program is unavailable.

You may manually control the T.A.P. system using the Manual Control Strip located between the DVD and the computer.

 
Step 3: Unlocking T.A.P.
 
  • Go to the desktop.
  • Double-click on the “TAP” shortcut.

Or

  • Click Start, All Programs, TAP and then TAP.

 
This will run the Classroom Control program. If prompted, choose install to run the Crestron program. If you click to place a checkmark in front of “Always trust content . . . .” you will not get the Crestron message on that computer again.
 
Manual Control Strip Description
 
 
  1. DVD
    • Press the DVD button on the Manual Control Strip – this will turn on the projector.
    • To turn on the DVD player, press the On/Off button on the DVD unit.
    • When the projector has finished warming up, insert the DVD into the DVD unit.  Click the Play button on the DVD unit.
  2. Auxiliary Video (for document cameras, digital video cameras, etc.)
    • Click the Aux Video button on the Manual Control Strip – this will turn on the projector.
    • When the projector has finished warming up, plug the video/audio composite cable (usually this cable comes with equipment) into the corresponding “aux video” and “aux audio” jacks, located on the front of the T.A.P. cart. If a video-to-S-video adapter is needed, please contact the ITS Help Desk at ext. 2050.
    • Plug the power supply into the T.A.P. unit power strip and into the auxiliary video equipment.
  3. Laptop
    • Click the Laptop button on the Manual Control Strip – this will turn on the projector.
    • When the projector has finished warming up, attach the laptop using the VGA (and, if necessary, the audio) attachment cable located on the side of the T.A.P. cart.
    • Turn on the laptop.
    • To display the laptop on the main projector screen, you may need to change the output of the laptop by holding the Fn button and its corresponding F key (for most laptops, including the Aquinas HP laptops, use the F4 key – for other laptops consult the User Manual – sometimes there is a picture of a monitor on the appropriate function key).
    • To learn how to register your laptop to AQnet, see www.aquinas.edu/aqnet for instructions.
  4. Cart PC – (For manual mode if the network is not available.)
    • Turn on the computer and monitor.
    • Place a checkmark in front of Workstation only, type aquinas as the username, leave the password section blank, and click OK.
    • Press the button labeled Cart PC to display any computer documents onto the projector screen. If the projector is off, this will turn on the projector.
  5. Projector On
    • Pressing this button will begin the warm up process of the projector.
    • The process can take up to a minute. When the projector has finished warming up the projector will be available for use.
  6. Projector Off
    • Pressing this button will begin the shut down sequence. 
    • The projector will be in its cool down mode and needs approximately 2 minutes before it will be able to be accessed again.
  7. Audio Mute
    • When this button is pressed and the red indicator light is on, it will mute the audio from any source.
  8. Video Mute
    • When this button is pressed, it will block the video and audio from any source. To turn it off, click the source button (i.e., DVD, Cart PC, etc.)
  9. Volume knob – located next to the Audio Mute button, controls the volume levels coming from the speakers.  Turn right to increase volume and left to decrease.


Flat Screen Monitor Usage

Please note: These are NOT touch screens, so please do not touch the screen surface with your fingers or hands.

The monitor can be adjusted upwards by grasping the sides of the monitor and tilting it in the desired position.

 

 
T.A.P. main control window
 
T.A.P Main control window overview (from left to right):
1) Select Equipment:
 
Cart Computer: Use this button to show computer documents (Word, PowerPoint, web pages, etc.) in the classroom. If you would like to show documents off of your laptop (hard drive), please see laptop instructions below.
To use:
  • Click the Cart Computer button on the Select Equipment bar on the T.A.P Main Control Window.
  • Then you can switch to (or open) your Word documents, Power Point presentations, web pages, etc. to show to the class.
 
Laptop: Use this button to use a laptop to connect to the T.A.P system.

To Use a Laptop:

  • Click on the Laptop button on the Select Equipment bar on the T.A.P Main Control Window.
  • Connect your laptop using the VGA and Audio Attachment cables located on the side of the T.A.P. cart.
  • Turn on the laptop.
  • Change the screen output using the Fn key and its corresponding F key (use the F4 key for the Aquinas HP laptops – for most laptops you will use the F4 key – however, the function key will vary depending upon the type of laptop you are using – consult your User Manual for verification).
  • If you are using an Aquinas owned laptop, login by clicking to put a checkmark in front of Workstation only, type aquinas for the username, leave the password section empty, and click Enter. You will not be connected to the network. See the following AQnet section for instructions on how to connect to AQnet with a registered laptop. From here you can show and/or listen to documents stored on your laptop.
 
DVD: Use this button to show a DVD on the T.A.P system.

DVD Usage (Digital Video Discs)

  • Click on the DVD button on the Select Equipment bar.
  • Locate DVD player on the first shelf of the T.A.P. unit.
  • To turn on the DVD player, press the On/Off button on the DVD unit.
  • Press the Open/Close button (indicated below).
  • The tray will open -- place the DVD on the tray.
  • Press the Open/Close button again to retract the tray.
  • Go back to the controls on the T.A.P. Main Control Window for DVD options.

The DVD Controls:

i. Play ........................................... Starts the disc

ii. Stop .......................................... Stops the disc

iii. Pause ....................................... Freezes the selection

iv. Rewind/Fast Forward ............. Goes backward/forward in the movie (click more than once to accelerate)

v. Previous/Next ........................... Jumps backwards one/ahead one chapter

vi. Menu ........................................ Either shows the DVD Main Menu or turns it off

vii. Arrows ................................... Helps make selections on DVD menu (left, up, right, down)

viii. Enter ....................................... Selects option highlighted


Once the DVD starts, the user will be taken to the DVD’s main menu, from there:

  • Use the arrows on the monitor screen (see vii in the DVD Controls picture above) to highlight "Play Movie” (often this will be highlighted automatically, but sometimes you may have to select “Play Movie” on more than one screen – depending on the DVD setup).
  • Click Enter (see viii in the DVD Controls picture above) and movie will begin playing.
  • For scene selection on the DVD, click Menu (see vi in the DVD Controls picture above) and choose Scene or Chapter Selection and use the arrows to choose the desired scene or chapter.

PLEASE NOTE: See end of document for shut down procedures.

 
Aux Video: Use the Aux Video button when adding equipment such as document cameras, digital video cameras, etc.

Auxiliary Video Usage

  • Click on Aux Video on the Select Equipment bar on the T.A.P Main Control Window.
  • Plug the Power Adapter into the power strip of the T.A.P. unit and also into the auxiliary unit, i.e., document camera.
  • Plug the video/audio composite cable (usually this cable comes with equipment) into the corresponding “aux video” and “aux audio” jacks, located on the front of the T.A.P. cart. If a video-to-S-video adapter is needed, please contact the ITS Help Desk at ext. 2050.

    *For ELMO Document Camera TT-02RX, select "Laptop" on the "Select Equipment" bar on the T.A.P. Main Control Window.


PLEASE NOTE:  See end of document for shut down procedures.

 

 
2) Projector/Status:

Projector Usage

  • Assure that the projection screen is pulled down.
  • Locate the Projector section in the upper right corner of the T.A.P. Main Control window (on the computer screen).
  • Click the ON button (on the T.A.P. Main Control window) to turn on the projector if it is not already on.
  • The process can take up to a minute. When the projector has finished warming up the projector will be available for use.
 
3) Microphone: If you are connecting to the T.A.P. system with a microphone, this area lets you control the volume or mute the microphone. See the Aux video section for more information.
 
4) Room Volume: The Volume Controls is where you control the level of sound coming out of your speakers.

The Room Volume Controls:

 

a. Mute ........ turn sound all the way down instantly

b. Up ............. increase the sound

c. Down ....... decrease the sound

d. High ......... quick switch to high volume

e. Medium ... quick switch to medium volume

f. Low .......... quick switch to low volume

Because the rooms are close together, please follow these guidelines to be considerate of the classes around you:

  • Keeps the classroom door closed while using the cart and its wall mounted speakers.
  • Keep the volume at the appropriate level for the classroom while assuring other classes are not disrupted.

To turn the picture and sound on and off:

In the “Projector” section in the upper right corner of the T.A.P. Main Control window, there is an “Audio/Video Mute ON/OFF” button.  Pressing this will turn the picture and sound off/on, but will not stop the DVD from playing.  When the button is green, video and audio is muted.

 

 

 

In the “Room Volume” section of the T.A.P. Main Control window, the “Mute” button will turn off/on the sound while the DVD video continues playing.  When the button is green, audio is muted.

 

 
The Help Button

The Help Button in the Classroom Control Program is:

  • Located in the bottom right hand corner of the monitor screen.
  • Links to the Technology Access and Presentation Manual.
 
Shut Down Procedures
  • Remove all media and/or unplug all equipment.
  • Turn off projector by clicking the OFF button located in the Projector section of the T.A.P. Main Control Window.
  • Allow projector time to cool off.
  • Close all programs including the T.A.P. Main Control Window.
  • Click the Start button located in the bottom left corner of the computer screen.
  • Click Shut Down.
  • Turn off the monitor.
  • Turn off the DVD player.

PLEASE NOTE: A remote alarm will be triggered if the red light on the power strip in the upper right corner of the unit is turned off.

 
For Technical Support

Remote technical assistance is available from ITS and/or Media (Library). Most permanent and movable T.A.P. carts can be remotely controlled to assist you in resolving problems. Contact either department for assistance at the numbers listed below.

Most T.A.P. classrooms are equipped with phones which you can use call for assistance.

  • ITS extension: 2046
  • Library extension: 2132
 
AQNet

AQnet offers Internet access for registered students, faculty, and authorized guests.  If Internet access is not required, login through AQnet is not necessary

If you need Internet access, and you are using a laptop not owned by Aquinas, you should connect through AQnet (see instructions below).

 

Before you begin, verify that your wireless adapter is enabled.  Connect to the AQnet Wireless network.  Open your Internet browser. An AQnet Access and Registration screen will appear.  Continue to follow the onscreen instructions.

    • If you are a registered student or faculty member, use your ELM username and password to register your laptop. If you do not know your ELM username and password, contact Campus Safety (open 24 hours a day), ITS at extension 2050 or in AB350 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., any business day (typically Monday through Friday), or the Grace Hauenstein Library in the Jarecki-Lacks-Hauenstein Complex for your one-time access key.
    • If you are a guest, you will need to login to AQnet as a guest user.  See the AQnet instructions at www.aquinas.edu/computer/aqnet.

 

See the AQnet instructions at www.aquinas.edu/computer/aqnet.