Classroom Instructions For Integrated Microphone & Camera System

Used with Podium or Cart Computers


Below are steps to connect the in-room classroom technology to virtual participants using the classroom computer, ceiling microphone, and a wall-mounted camera.

Starting Your Class Session

  1. Select Computer or Laptop from the Touch Panel or KeyPad to use the classroom computer.
    • The touch panel or keypad is located at the instructor's lectern or front wall.
  2. Login to the classroom computer using your UserID and password.
  3. Open a web conferencing application. Zoom, Webex, and Blackboard Collaborate are installed on the computer. 
    • Instructors must use the classroom computer to connect the classroom microphone, camera, and speakers to web conferencing or lecture capture applications.
  4. Initiate a video call from the web conferencing application of your choice.
    • Test the audio and video default settings with one of the following options:
      • Speaker: Extron HDMI or Stem Hub
      • Microphone: MediaPort200, Stem Hub or Biamp Devio
      • Camera: MediaPort200 or Panasonic (AW-HE38)
    • Select Join with Computer Audio 

You are now ready to start your session with in-person and virtual students. 


Optional: Classroom Management Features

Adjust Classroom Camera view

Locate the Touch Panel and use the camera control to select your desired camera view. Your remote audience will see a view of the camera view that you select.

Camera view options are as follows: 

  • Lectern: Displays a close view of the instructor at the lectern
  • Board: Displays a close view of the whiteboard
  • Room Front: Displays a wide view of the front of the classroom

Classroom Touch Panel Camera Preset Buttons

Share Computer content with remote and in-person audience

Content such as PowerPoint presentations is shared with your remote audience through the web conferencing application. Refer to the web application screen sharing options. The host must also select share audio for videos with audio playback. The in-person audience will see the images displayed on the projector screen.

Audio Management Tip

For quick audio management, the host may select mute all within the web conferencing application. Alternatively, instructors should ask all remote students to mute themselves at the beginning of class and remind all students in the room that they are all being captured via in-room mics. Participants should only unmute when they are speaking.