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.
100 McCaul St - Main Building
113 McCaul St - Annex Building
|Room||Room Type||VGA input||HDMI
|AUX input||VIDEO (RCA) input||Apple TV||Flat Screen
|VHS DVD Player|
|RHA 115||HDMI Classroom||x||x||x|
|RHA 120||HDMI Classroom||x||x||x|
|RHA 301||HDMI Classroom||x||x||x|
|RHA 420||Lectern Classroom||x||x||x||x|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.