Knowledgebase: Audio Visual
AV: Smart Classrooms
Updated: 20 November 2018 08:55 AM

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), standard VGA (video) and 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 Mac computer and display
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Projector
  • Microphone and volume control
  • USB inputs

Detailed information on Computer Labs can be found here

100 McCaul St - Main Building 

Room Room Type VGA Input HDMI Input Audio Input  Video (RCA) Input Apple TV Flat Screen with Speakers VHS/DVD Player
MCA 154 Classroom x x x     x  
MCA 158 Classroom x x x     x  
MCA 166 Classroom x   x       x
MCA 190 Lectern Classroom x x x        
MCA 201 Classroom x x x        
MCA 215 Classroom x   x x      
MCA 217 Classroom x   x       x
MCA 218 Classroom x   x x      
MCA 230 Lectern Classroom x x x        
MCA 240 Classroom x   x        
MCA 254 Classroom x x x     x  
MCA 264 Classroom x   x        
MCA 284 Lectern Classroom x   x       x
MCA 340 Classroom x   x       x
MCA 358 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   x x      
MCA 488 Classroom x   x x      
MCA 490 Classroom x   x       x
MCA 506 Classroom x x x        
MCA 530 Classroom x   x x      
MCA 542 Classroom x x x        
MCA 543 Classroom x   x x x    
MCA 544 Lectern Classroom x x x        
MCA 550 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 Classroom x   x x     x
MCA 642 Classroom x x x        
MCA 650 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA 652 Classroom x x x        
MCA 654 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 Classroom x x x        
MCC 330 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      


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 Classroom  x x x        
RHA 120 Classroom  x x x        
RHA 301 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.