Knowledgebase: Audio Visual
AV: Smart Classrooms
Updated: 31 August 2018 11:51 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.

Lectern Classroom type also includes: 

  • 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 AUX input VIDEO (RCA) input Apple TV Flat Screen with Speakers VHS DVD Player
MCA154 Classroom x x x     x  
MCA158 Classroom x x x     x  
MCA166 Classroom x   x       x
MCA190 Lectern Classroom x x x        
MCA201 Classroom x x x        
MCA215 Classroom x   x x      
MCA217 Classroom x   x       x
MCA218 Classroom x   x x      
MCA230 Lectern Classroom x x x        
MCA240 Classroom x   x        
MCA254 Classroom x x x     x  
MCA264 Classroom x   x        
MCA284 Lectern Classroom x   x       x
MCA340 Classroom x   x       x
MCA358 Classroom x x x        
MCA384 Classroom x   x x      
MCA415 Classroom x   x       x
MCA441 Classroom x   x       x
MCA460 Classroom x   x     x  
MCA466 Classroom x   x     x  
MCA484 Classroom x   x x      
MCA488 Classroom x   x x      
MCA490 Classroom x   x       x
MCA506 Classroom x x x        
MCA530 Classroom x   x x      
MCA542 Classroom x x x        
MCA543 Classroom x   x x x    
MCA544 Lectern Classroom x x x        
MCA550 Classroom x x x        
MCA554 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA556 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA558 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA600 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA605 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA615 Classroom x   x x     x
MCA642 Classroom x x x        
MCA650 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA652 Classroom x x x        
MCA654 Classroom x x x        
MCA656 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA665 Computer Lab x x x        
MCA667 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA668 Classroom x   x   x    
MCA669 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
MCC312 Classroom x   x x      
MCC316 Classroom x   x x      
MCC325 Classroom x x x        
MCC330 Classroom x x x        
MCC412 Classroom x   x x      
MCC420 Classroom x   x x      
MCC425 Classroom x   x x      
MCC430 Computer Lab x   x x      
MCC516 Classroom x   x x      
MCC525 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
RHA115 Classroom  x x x        
RHA120 Classroom  x x x        
RHA301 Classroom x x x        
RHA310 Classroom x   x x      
RHA315 Classroom x   x x      
RHA318 Classroom x   x x      
RHA320 Classroom x   x x      
RHA403 Classroom x   x x      
RHA415 Classroom x   x x      
RHA418 Classroom x   x x      
RHA420 Lectern Classroom x   x x     x
RHA510 Classroom x   x x      
RHA511 Classroom x   x x     x
RHA514 Classroom x   x x     x
RHA510 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  classroom.  Some classrooms are equipped with Apple TVs that allow for wireless presentation from your 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 you Smart classroom doesn't have a VCR / DVD player, you may sign-out a equipment from our the AV Help Desk. VHS / DVD playback is possibly using the RCA or composite video input or USB connection.

 

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.