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Podium setup instructions

Which type of podium controller are you working with? Click one of the below to get started.

Push buttons onlyPush buttons with touch screenSimple touch screen 1
Simple touch screen 2 Touch screen with advanced setup Touch screen with Simple and Advanced options Touch screen with Simple, Advanced, Separate and Combined options

Are you seeing something different? Please contact Kate McCallum on k.mccallum@pacificu.edu so that we can get it added to this guide, and for immediate help, call the UIS helpdesk on 503 352 1500.

Push-buttons

Quick start guide

On the controller on top of the podium, press ON, and choose a button to select your input.

If you want to show slides in presenter mode, your best bet is to plug in a laptop using an HDMI or VGA cable, which you should find on the podium. Check whether you have used the input for Laptop 1 or Laptop 2, which will be labeled on the cable. Choose that input on the push buttons, and wait for the projector to show your desktop; hit the present button, and you should see your notes on your laptop and the slides on the projector(s). You may need to plug in a secondary cable for audio, which should also be labelled Laptop 1 or Laptop 2.

If you want to run Zoom and send the microphone feed there, you will need to do that from the podium computer. Choose the PC input on the push buttons. Use the audio settings on Zoom to make sure you have the right speaker and microphone selected–the ‘Test Speaker & Microphone’ tool on Zoom is very helpful for this. The microphone is a wired mic on the podium.

When you are finished, press OFF on the podium, and log out from (do not shut down) the podium computer.

View the full podium instructions here.

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Push-buttons with touch screen

Quick start guide

On the controller on top of the podium, press DISPLAY ON, and choose a button to select your input.

If you want to show slides in presenter mode, your best bet is to plug in a laptop using an HDMI or VGA cable, which you should find on the podium. Choose LAPTOP on the push buttons, choose between HMDI or VGA on the touch screen, and wait for the projector to show your desktop; hit the present button, and you should see your notes on your laptop and the slides on the projector. You may need to plug in a secondary cable for audio.

If you want to run Zoom and send the camera and microphone feeds there, you will need to do that from the podium computer. Choose the PC input on the push buttons. Use the audio settings on Zoom to make sure you have the right speaker and microphone selected–the ‘Test Speaker & Microphone’ tool on Zoom is very helpful for this. The microphone is a wired mic on the podium.

When you are finished, press DISPLAY OFF on the podium, and log out from (do not shut down) the podium computer.

View the full podium instructions here.

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Simple touch screen 1

Quick start guide

On the controller on top of the podium, choose a button to select your input.

If you want to show slides in presenter mode, your best bet is to plug in a laptop using an HDMI or VGA cable, which you should find on the podium. Choose between HMDI or VGA on the touch screen, and wait for the projector to show your desktop; hit the present button, and you should see your notes on your laptop and the slides on the projector. In some cases, you’ll need to plug in an additional cable for audio.

If you want to run Zoom and send the camera and microphone feeds there, you will need to do that from the podium computer. Choose the PC input on the push buttons. Use the audio settings on Zoom to make sure you have the right speaker and microphone selected–the ‘Test Speaker & Microphone’ tool on Zoom is very helpful for this.

When you are finished, press Picture Mute on the podium, and log out from (do not shut down) the podium computer.

View the full podium instructions here.

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Simple touch screen 2

Quick start guide

On the controller on top of the podium, choose a button along the bottom to select your input. If you see ‘Controls’ in the bottom left of the screen, you can tap that to see the display options and choose which projectors to display your input on. Note that the video mute button turns blue when engaged.

If you want to show slides in presenter mode, your best bet is to plug in a laptop using an HDMI or USB-C cable, which you should find on the podium. Choose between HMDI or USB-C on the touch screen, and wait for the projector to show your desktop; hit the present button, and you should see your notes on your laptop and the slides on the projector. In some cases, you’ll need to plug in an additional cable for audio.

If you want to run Zoom and send the microphone feed there, you will need to do that from the podium computer. Choose the PC input on the push buttons. Use the audio settings on Zoom to make sure you have the right microphone selected–the ‘Test Speaker & Microphone’ tool on Zoom is very helpful for this.

When you are finished, press Shut down on the podium, and log out from (do not shut down) the podium computer.

View the full podium instructions here.

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Touch screen with advanced setup

Quick start guide

Choose the inputs you’re going to use from the options across the bottom, and where you want it displayed from the options across the top.

If you want to show slides in presenter mode, your best bet is to plug in a laptop using a HDMI or VGA cable to the socket in the wall below the big monitor. Choose that input on the bottom of the controller, and send it to one/both monitors on the top; hit the present button, and you should see your notes on your laptop and the slides on the projector(s).

If you want to run Zoom and send the camera and microphone feeds there, you will need to do this from the installed computer to have inputs from the camera and ceiling microphones. Use the video and audio settings on Zoom to make sure you have the right computer and microphone selected–the ‘Test Speaker & Microphone’ tool on Zoom is very helpful for this.

When you are finished, shut down the controller on the podium, and log out from (do not shut down) the podium computer.

View the full podium instructions here.

* Note: in some cases, the camera and microphone feeds can only be routed to the podium computer. If, when you select a different input, you see a message saying ‘Connect camera and microphones to new source?’, you can send those feeds to your laptop. If not, they will only send to the podium computer. You can also double-check this by checking whether your room offers matrix switching in its listing on EMS.

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Touch screen with simple and advanced options

Quick start guide

On the controller on the cabinet, choose whether you want a Simple setup (the same input mirrored on all monitors–shown left) or Advanced (different inputs to different monitors–shown right).

If you want to show slides in presenter mode, your best bet is to plug in a laptop using a HDMI or VGA cable to the socket in the wall below the big monitor. Check whether you have used the input for Laptop 1 or Laptop 2, which will be labeled on the cable. Choose that input on the bottom of the controller screen. In Simple mode it should display on all outputs; in Advanced mode, send it to whichever outputs you want (projectors, monitor etc.) on the top of the controller. Hit the present button on your laptop, and you should see your notes on your laptop and the slides on the output(s). You may need to plug in a secondary cable for audio, which should also be labelled Laptop 1 or Laptop 2.

If you want to run Zoom and send the camera and microphone feeds there, your best bet* is often to do that from the podium computer. Choose the PC input on the bottom of the controller screen. Use the video and audio settings on Zoom to make sure you have the right computer and microphone selected–the ‘Test Speaker & Microphone’ tool on Zoom is very helpful for this. If you want to show the Zoom meeting in the room, you can choose whichever outputs you want (projectors, monitor etc.) on the top of the controller.

When you are finished, shut down the controller on the podium, and log out from (do not shut down) the podium computer.

View the full podium instructions here.

* Note: in some cases, the camera and microphone feeds can only be routed to the podium computer. If, when you select a different input, you see a message saying ‘Connect camera and microphones to new source?’, you can send those feeds to your laptop. If not, they will only send to the podium computer. You can also double-check this by checking whether your room offers matrix switching in its listing on EMS.

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Touch screen with simple, advanced, separate and combined options

Quick start guide

On the controller on top of the podium, hit Setup in the bottom left of the screen.

Choose whether you want the rooms Separate or Combined. In Combined mode, both rooms are generally controlled by one of the podium controllers.

Choose whether you want a Simple setup (the same input mirrored on all projectors) or Advanced (different inputs to different projectors.
Exit the setup menu to see options for displaying the inputs.

If you want to show slides in presenter mode, your best bet is to plug in a laptop using a HDMI or VGA cable to the socket in the wall below the big monitor. Check whether you have used the input for Laptop 1 or Laptop 2, which will be labeled on the cable. Choose that input on the bottom of the controller screen. In Simple mode it should display on all outputs; in Advanced mode, send it to whichever outputs you want (projectors, monitor etc.) on the top of the controller. Hit the present button on your laptop, and you should see your notes on your laptop and the slides on the output(s). You may need to plug in a secondary cable for audio, which should also be labelled Laptop 1 or Laptop 2.

If you want to run Zoom and send the camera and microphone feeds there, your best bet* is often to do that from the podium computer. Choose the PC input on the bottom of the controller screen. Use the video and audio settings on Zoom to make sure you have the right computer and microphone selected–the ‘Test Speaker & Microphone’ tool on Zoom is very helpful for this. If you want to show the Zoom meeting in the room, you can choose whichever outputs you want (projectors, monitor etc.) on the top of the controller.

When you are finished, shut down the controller on the podium, and log out from (do not shut down) the podium computer.

View the full podium instructions here.

* Note: in some cases, the camera and microphone feeds can only be routed to the podium computer. If, when you select a different input, you see a message saying ‘Connect camera and microphones to new source?’, you can send those feeds to your laptop. If not, they will only send to the podium computer. You can also double-check this by checking whether your room offers matrix switching in its listing on EMS.

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