Knowledgebase: Audio Visual
AV: Smart Classrooms
Updated: 12 September 2019 12:01 PM

Smart classroom technology is supported by IT Services for most of the classrooms on campus. This includes presentation technology for studio, labs, our larger classrooms and auditoriums.  

OCAD U Smart Classroom List

All Smart Classrooms are equipped with a projector (or flat screen tv), HDMI (video) or and VGA (video), 3.5 mm AUX (audio) inputs and speakers. Refer to the below tables for available audio and video inputs and related technologies.

The Lectern Classrooms also include: 

  • Built in computer and display
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Projector
  • Microphone and volume control
  • USB inputs

Detailed information on Computer Labs can be found here

Smart Classroom maps can be found here.

100 McCaul St - Main Building 

Room Room Type VGA Input HDMI
Input
AUX
Input 
Video (RCA) 
Input
Apple TV Flat Screen
with Speakers
VHS/DVD Player
MCA 154 HDMI Classroom x x x     x  
MCA 158 HDMI Classroom x x x     x  
MCA 190 Lectern Classroom x x x        DVD only
MCA 201 HDMI Classroom x x x        
MCA 215 Classroom x   x x      
MCA 217 Classroom x   x       x
MCA 218 Classroom x   x x      
MCA 240 Classroom x   x        
MCA 254 HDMI Classroom x x x     x  
MCA 284 Lectern Classroom x   x       x
MCA 340 Classroom x   x       x
MCA 358 HDMI Classroom x x x        
MCA 384 Classroom x   x x      
MCA 415 Classroom x   x       x
MCA 441 Classroom x   x       x
MCA 460 Classroom x   x     x  
MCA 466 Classroom x   x     x  
MCA 484 Classroom   x          
MCA 487 Classroom   x          
MCA 488 Classroom   x          
MCA 490 Classroom   x          
MCA 506 HDMI Classroom x x x        
MCA 530 Classroom x   x x      
MCA 542 HDMI Classroom x x x        
MCA 543 Airplay Classroom x   x x x    
MCA 544 Lectern Classroom x x x        
MCA 550 HDMI Classroom x x x        
MCA 554 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA 556 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA 558 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA 600 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA 605 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA 615 Airplay Classroom x   x x     x
MCA 642 HDMI Classroom x x x        
MCA 650 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA 652 HDMI Classroom x x x        
MCA 654 HDMI Classroom x x x        
MCA 656 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA 665 Computer Lab x x x        
MCA 667 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA 668 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA 669 Classroom x   x   x    

 

113 McCaul St - Annex Building

Room Room Type VGA input HDMI
input
AUX input VIDEO (RCA) input Apple TV Flat Screen
with Speakers
VHS DVD Player
MCC 312 Classroom x   x x      
MCC 316 Classroom x   x x      
MCC 325 HDMI Classroom x x x        
MCC 330 HDMI Classroom x x x        
MCC 412 Classroom x   x x      
MCC 420 Classroom x   x x      
MCC 425 Classroom x   x x      
MCC 430 Computer Lab x   x x      
MCC 516 Classroom x   x x      
MCC 525 Classroom x   x x      
MCC
530
HDMI Classroom x x x        


205 Richmond St - South Campus

Room Room Type VGA input HDMI
input
AUX input VIDEO (RCA) input Apple TV Flat Screen
with Speakers 
VHS DVD Player
RHA 115 HDMI Classroom  x x x        
RHA 120 HDMI Classroom  x x x        
RHA
211
HDMI Classroom x x x        
RHA 301 HDMI Classroom x x x        
RHA 310 Classroom x   x x      
RHA 315 Classroom x   x x      
RHA 318 Classroom x   x x      
RHA 320 Classroom x   x x      
RHA 403 Classroom x   x x      
RHA 415 Classroom x   x x      
RHA 418 Classroom x   x x      
RHA 420 Lectern Classroom x   x x     x
RHA 510 Classroom x   x x      
RHA 511 Classroom x   x x     x
RHA 514 Classroom x   x x     x
RHA 510 Classroom x   x x      

 

FAQ  

Q: How do I connect a laptop to the projector or flat panel?

A: We provide VGA, HDMI and audio cables, please refer to the above table.  Some classrooms are equipped with Apple TVs that allow for wireless presentation from your Apple laptop or IOS device. Audio and Video cables and adapters are available to borrow from the AV Help Desk. 

Q: Can I play DVDs and VHS tapes in the smart classrooms?

A: If the classroom does not have a VHS / DVD player, you may sign one out from the the AV Help Desk. VHS / DVD playback is possible using the RCA or composite video input in the classroom, or via USB connection to your laptop (in the case of DVD drives). 

Q: I want to adjust the screen brightness, contrast or colour, how can I do this?

A: We prefer that users do not adjust these settings in the classrooms. If you require assistance with the projector or any of the equipment in the smart classrooms please contact the AV Help Desk for support.

Q: I have a Macbook Pro and the image is not scaling well, what can I do?

A: Users of Retina Macbook Pros can use the wireless Airplay streaming found in some Smart Classrooms. Where wireless projection is not available the screen resolution will have to be changed. There is a hidden menu on Apple computers located in the System Preferences > Displays control panel. You can access a list of "hidden" screen resolutions by holding the "option" key and selecting the "scaled" radio box. Select a screen resolution that suits you. The native projector resolution varies from 1280 x 800 or 1920 x 1080.  

Q: I have more questions about the use of the Smart Classrooms, where can I go for help?

A: Support for the Smart Classrooms on campus are provided by AV Help Desk. If you wish to meet with Help Desk staff to get an orientation on the use of the equipment in the Smart Classrooms please email the AV Help Desk at avhelp@ocadu.ca.