This is a quick tutorial to get you started in the Sandbox.
Perhaps you’re aware of the magic that can happen in the Sandbox. One can Skype with a Broadway actor or student activist. One can have a Salsa lesson with the help of Youtube–if not a real, live instructor. One can enjoy a film. One can watch a live event on one screen while watching a Twitter backchannel on another.
Here’s what you need to know to get started in the Sandbox:
This is the display panel. You’ll notice two things in the image below: (1) The display is filthy. (2) The display if off.
Do a little tap dance on the display with your fingers. You should see a “Collegiate School” home screen. If it seems to stay on that screen for a long period of time, tap your fingers on the display again.
You should then see this:
Most people are doing a presentation in the Sandbox. This includes watching a movie or a Youtube video or talking about a web site.
If you want to watch a movie or share your computer screen with your class, select “presentation.”
You should now see something like this:
The black boxes represent the screens in the Sandbox. There are three screens.
You can show the same image/video on all three screens. You can use one screen. You can use two screens. You can use all three screens if you want. You could potentially show three different things at once.
On the desk to the left of the wall display is a hole with three inputs: blue laptop, green laptop, and red laptop.
The image above shows an HDMI cable plugged into the blue laptop port.
Because the laptop is in the blue laptop port, we’re going to select “Blue laptop” from our options on the display panel.
Once you’ve pressed the “blue laptop” button, press the screens you want to use. In the image below, all three screens are selected and say “blue laptop.”
You may want sound during your presentation. If this is the case, also select the speaker button so that it also reads “blue laptop” (or whatever port you’re using).
If you’re using HDMI, you may need to change the sound preferences on your laptop. To do this go to “system preferences.” Click “sound.” Go to “output.” Select the HDMI option. It may also be listed as “Crestron.”
You may have to mirror your display to so that your laptop is projected on the screens. To do this, go to “system preferences.” Click “displays.” Select the “mirror displays” option sometimes located under “arrangement.”
You should now be all set to go.
To turn the screens and projectors off, click the green button in the bottom right hand corner. Select “system off now.”
There’s much more to the Sandbox, but the tutorial above should be enough to get you started. Of course, the librarians in the Saunders Family Library are always happy to help you set up your AV needs.