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Claxton Education Building

Claxton 211

Updated Summer 2019

Your Room Contains

  • 1 Wall Monitor(s)
  • Control Panel: Wall Style 1
  • Cynap
  • Camera
  • 1 Lapel Microphone(s)

How To...

These instructions will help you to record your lecture using Panopto and Cynap in your classroom.

Step 1: Display Cynap to the Projector

Learn how to display Cynap on the projector. (This link will open in a new tab)

Step 2: Share Your Device

Share the device(s) you want to record. (This link will open in a new tab)

Note: you can share your laptop either wired or wirelessly on Cynap.

Step 3: Tap the Cynap screen and select [+] button

Step 4: Choose WebRTC

Step 5: Choose the Panopto icon

Step 6: Login to Panopto Canvas

Use your NetID and Password

Step 7: Choose the green Create button

Note: Don’t see the green create button when you log onto Panopto on the Cynap?  Enable creator access to Panopto in Canvas.

Step 8: Choose Panopto Capture: Record in Browser

Step 9: Choose Sources by tapping the Screens and Apps button at the top of the Panopto page.

Note, to change to a different source, such as document camera or laptop, tap the WebRTC menu at the bottom of the screen.

  • Select the screen share icon.
  • Change to a different source.

Step 10: To record, tap the red Record button.

Step 11: To end the recording, tap the red Stop button.

Step 12: Saving Your Recording

Recordings and Settings are automatically saved, however, you have the option to:

  • Enter the name you wish to call your recording on the pop-up window.
  • Choose the folder where you wish to save the recording.
  • WAIT to close out the window until you see the green bar message in the upper left corner that says it is safe to close your browser window.

Printable PDF Instructions

Recording Your Lecture with Panopto (PDF)


These instructions will help you to hold a Zoom meeting or record your lecture using Zoom and Cynap in your classroom.

Step 1: Display Cynap on the Projector

Learn how to display Cynap on the projector. (This link will open in a new tab)

Step 2: Share Your Device

Share the device(s) you want to record. (This link will open in a new tab)

Note: you can share your laptop either wired or wirelessly on Cynap.

Step 3: Tap the Cynap screen and select [+] button

Step 4: Choose WebRTC

Step 5: Choose the Zoom Icon

Step 6: On the Zoom page, choose Create or Edit account to login with your NetID and Password

Note, you will need to authenticate using Two-Factor authentication.

Create or Edit Account allows you to start a recurring meeting.

Step 7: Start your meeting

Select the recurring meeting you wish to start and choose start.

Step 8: Choose Join from your web browser

Note, the text is at the bottom of the page below the blue button prompt for launch meeting.

Step 9: Choose Allow or Block

Choose either Allow or Block for notifications. It does not matter which you choose.

Step 10: Select Join Audio by Your Computer

To be heard on your Zoom recording, use the lapel mic.

Step 11: Share Screen

On the WebRTC window, choose the Share Screen icon at the bottom of the Zoom window.

Step 12: Select which open windows you wish to share.

Note, this would be your laptop connected with HDMI or VGA or document camera chosen as Cynap Input or a wirelessly connected laptop, phone, or tablet.

Step 13: Record Your Presentation

Select the record button on the WebRTC window to record your Zoom presentation. Presentations are automatically recorded to the cloud and recordings will be copied over to Panopto for you.

Note, the room camera turns off when sharing the screen. To turn the camera back on, select Start Video again.

Printable PDF Instructions

Recording Your Lecture with Zoom (PDF)


Printable PDF Instructions

Getting Started With...

control panel
  1. To turn on the wall monitor, tap the Power On or Display On button.
  2. If you wish to connect your laptop directly, choose HDMI or VGA.
  3. If you wish to use the Cynap, select Cynap.
  4. Turn the dial to turn sound levels up and down in the room.
    Note: the dial in the room needs to be turned several times to affect sound levels.

Connecting Your Laptop to Cynap with a Wired Connection

You may either connect your laptop wired by using the HDMI or VGA cable and then tapping the Cynap screen to bring up the + menu. Choose the cable you connected with.

Wirelessly Connect Laptop to Cynap

  • ON WINDOWS:
    • Use the Windows Key and the P Key to access the Project Menu.
    • Choose Connect to a wireless display.
    • Select the Cynap for your room.
  • ON MACBOOK:
    • Select the Airplay icon in your menu bar for available devices.
    • Select the Cynap for your room

When Finished

  1. Choose Power Off or Display Off.

These instructions will help you to connect a device to the Cynap.

Go to our Cynap page in the Technology Training section for more advanced features of using Cynap.

Connecting Your Laptop Wirelessly:

  1. Connect your laptop.
    • On Windows: 
      1. Use the Windows Key + P Key to bring up the Project menu.
      2. Choose Connect to a wireless display
      3. Choose the Cynap for your room. 
    • On MacBook: 
      1. Select the Airplay icon in your menu bar to see available devices. 
      2. Select the Cynap for your room. 
  2. Enter the 4-digit code that appears at the top of the Cynap screen on your laptop. Your laptop will appear on the Cynap screen. 

Connecting a Wired Device:

Use these steps to display a device that is hooked up using an HDMI cable; this includes the document camera or a laptop.

1. On the Control Panel under the Cynap Input menu, select the device you want to display from the Cynap onto the projector. You can select from your document camera, laptop connected with HDMI or VGA, or Blu-ray player.
Note: Your control panel may look different than the image on the right.
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2. On the Cynap screen, tap the screen and select the [ + ] button.
3. Then, select Cynap Input to add the device previously selected on the Control panel. 
4. Your selected device will appear on the Cynap screen. If you are not in mirror mode, where the instructor screen is mirrored on the main screen. You can send the image over to the main projector screen by tapping the bottom menu of the window on the Cynap and choosing the Send to Projector button.


The camera in your classroom can be controlled by the Control Panel in your room. You should see a Camera control button on the panel. This is usually under the Cynap menu. On this button, you can pan, tilt, and zoom in with your camera. In some classrooms, cameras may have preset controls that will move them to a set spot and zoom. Try out the controls available to you in your room.

Tip: if you are zoomed in, the pan and tilt will be more pronounced. Zoom out to have more control over the movement of the camera.

These cameras are set up to use with Zoom or Panopto, which you can access through the WebRTC app on your Cynap.


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