Frequently Asked Questions
Having problems with classroom media equipment?
Call the Classroom Technology Support line at 878-6670.
Having general issues with the classrooms?
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I find more information about
Check the web page at www.buffalostate.edu/offices/ir/Classroom_Support/smart-classrms.htm.
You can find instructions on the classroom equipment.
How do I turn on the data video projector?
To project an image onto the large screen from the VCR, DVD or a computer, press projector on and then choose the input of the equipment you want to use.
How do I turn on the microphone?
In large rooms that require a microphone, you do not need
to turn on the system, the amplifier is always on. For wired
mics make sure it is plugged in to the mic input jack, and
turn up the MIC volume on the console. For wireless mics,
slide the switch located on the transmitter (part worn on
your waist) to on and adjust the volume by MIC volume on the
What if the wireless microphone is cutting out?
Try a new battery, located in the drawer of the console.
How can I hook up my laptop to the projector
in a Smart classroom?
Important note: You
may connect a personally-owned laptop (non-college equipment)
to the projector in any Smart classroom using the directions
below. You may NOT connect a personally-owned laptop to the
wired campus network via ethernet cable. If you need network
access use the computer provided in the Smart classroom.
If you need to project from a laptop, connect the VGA cable
(located in the console drawer) to the laptop and to the outlet
on the console. Turn on the MASTER switch. Press and hold
the button labled PROJECTOR ON for 2 seconds. Press the button
labeled LAPTP. Once you see the projector image, turn on the
laptop. When you are finished, press the PROJECTOR OFF button.
Disconnect the cable and return it to the drawer. Turn off
the power by using the MASTER switch after the projector light
How can I hook up my Mac laptop to theprojector
in a Smart classroom?
Follow the instructions above for "how to hook
up my laptop in the classrooms." You will need the DVI
display adapter for your particular model of Mac laptop to
connect to the projector's VGA cable. Once the display cables
are connected and projector is on go to the Apple menu on
the Mac’s desktop, select “System Preferences”,
then “Display”. Set the display to “mirror."
What if the image is not on the screen
after hooking the laptop up?
Make sure you have the cable connected correctly.
Look at the laptop's F keys. Find the one with a monitor image
or the word LCD. Hold down the Fn key and then depress the
F key with the image/LCD. You may have to do this twice in
order that you have an image for the projector and on the
Can I plug in an external audio source such as a CD player to the system?
For audio sources such as a CD player use the "Auxiliary Audio" input on the panel. Volume is controlled by the volume control knob above the input. It is not necessary to turn on the projection system to play audio only.
Can I plug in an external video source such as a DVD player to the system?
There is not a need to as you can play a DVD through
the DVD player or the computer already provided in the room.