Skip to content Skip to main navigation Report an accessibility issue

Haslam Business Building 136

Your Room Contains

  • Ceiling Projector(s)
  • Podium Monitor(s)
  • Control Panel: AMX Style 9
  • Cynap
  • Document Camera
  • Camera
  • 1 Lapel Microphone(s)
  • Blu-ray

How To...

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

Display Cynap to the Projector

Step 1: Choose Turn System On

Step 2: Select what you want to project

Select the screen you want to project to from the list on the left.

Step 3: Select Cynap

Step 4: Connect Your Laptop to Cynap

You can either connecting using HDMI and select that as an input source or connect wirelessly.

To connect wirelessly 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.

To connect wirelessly on Macbook:

  • Select the Airplay icon in your menu bar for available devices.
  • Select the Cynap for your room.

Enter the 4-digit code that appears at the top of the Cynap screen on your device. Your laptop will appear on the Cynap screen.

Step 5: Launch other sources

Select the screen you want to project to from the list on the left.

[collapsibles][collapse title="Choosing Sources"]

Choosing Sources

  1. To choose your first source, tap the Screens and Apps button at the top of the Panopto page.
  2. To change to a different source, such as document camera or laptop, tap the WebRTC menu at the bottom of the screen.
    1. Select the screen share icon.
  3. Change to a different source.
[/collapse][collapse title="Recording"]

Recording

  1. Tap the red Record button to start.
  2. To end the recording, tap the red Stop button.
  3. On the pop-up window, enter the name you wish to call your recording.
  4. Choose the folder where you wish to save the recording.
  5. Recordings and Settings are automatically saved.
[/collapse][collapse title="Setting Up and Troubleshooting"]

Setting Up and Troubleshooting

Video: Choosing the Quality of Your Recording

If you wish to change the quality of your recording:

  1. Select the settings gear icon.
  2. Select HD or Ultra HD under Recording options at the top of the list.
  3. Click the X in the bottom middle to leave the menu.

Audio:

  • Use the lapel microphone for speaking.

To check audio sources:

  1. Select the Audio button in the upper left.
  2. Select the audio sources you wish to use. A green checkmark appears next to active sources.
[/collapse][/collapsibles]


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

Display Cynap to the Projector

Step 1: Choose Turn System On

Step 2: Select what you want to project

Select the screen you want to project to from the list on the left.

Step 3: Select Cynap

Step 4: Connect Your Laptop to Cynap

You can either connecting using HDMI and select that as an input source or connect wirelessly.

To connect wirelessly 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.

To connect wirelessly on Macbook:

  • Select the Airplay icon in your menu bar for available devices.
  • Select the Cynap for your room.

Enter the 4-digit code that appears at the top of the Cynap screen on your device. Your laptop will appear on the Cynap screen.

Use Zoom With Cynap

Step 1: Tap the Cynap screen and select [+] button.

Step 2: Choose WebRTC

Step 3: Choose the Zoom Icon

Step 4: 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.)

Step 5: Choose Join from your web browser.

(Note, the text is at the bottom of the page below the prompt for launch meeting.)

Step 6: Select Join Audio by Your Computer

Sharing Your Document Camera or Wired Laptop on Zoom:

Step 1: Ensure your Mirror Display is set to ON.

This will make anything you see on the instructor panel reflect on the classroom screen and make it easier to tell what is being shared in your Zoom meeting.

Step 2: On the Control Panel, under the Cynap Input menu, choose what you want to display.

To choose your laptop, connect either via HDMI or VGA and choose the cable you used to connect. To choose the document camera, choose Doc Cam.

Note: You can also display your laptop wirelessly or use the onboard browser for Cynap. Any open window on Cynap can be shared in Zoom.

Step 3: On the Cynap, touch the screen to bring up the + menu button.

Step 4: Select the Cynap Input icon to bring up your laptop or document camera that you previously selected on the Cynap Input menu on the Control Panel (Step 2).

Step 5: On the WebRTC window, choose the Share Screen icon at the bottom of the Zoom window.

Step 6: Select which open windows you wish to share.


PDF Instructions

Project Your Presentation to In-class and Remote Students with Cynap (PDF)

Getting Started With...

Display on Projector Screen

  1. Tap Projection System On
  2. From the Projector drop-down menu, choose the item you wish to appear on the projector screen.
  3. From the Podium drop-down menu, choose the item you wish to appear on the instructor podium screen.
AMX Style 9 Main Screen
Step 1
AMX Style 9 Sub Screen
Steps 2-3

When Finished

  1. Tap Return to Main Page.
  2. Choose System Off.

For more information and basic troubleshooting, go to the Technology Training area.


The document camera located in your classroom allows you to easily display documents, objects, and simple demonstrations to an entire classroom and/or lecture hall.  

Key Features:

  • Zoom wheel, which allows for closer details of the images or objects being projected
  • Continuous auto-focus that adjusts as you zoom in and out to keep your image in clear focus
  • LCD preview
  • A brightly lit working surface
  • Loop-pull up for easy setup
  • Freeze frame, which freezes the image displayed through the projector system

How to Use the Document Camera:

  • Lift up the document camera with the loop-pull and the camera will automatically turn on.  
  • Place your document or demonstration on the working surface 
  • Ensure auto-focus is enabled to have a continuous clear presentation  

Other Resources:


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.


The Blu-ray player is located inside the instructor podium and the basic controls area available on the control panel.

The Blu-ray player can play Blu-rays, standard DVDs and Music CDs coded for Region 1 - Canada, the United States and U.S. territories.

Getting Started

  1. Begin by using the control panel to turn the projection system on. If your classroom has multiple projectors, there will be more than one projection option at the top of the control panel.
  2. To enable the Blu-ray player, select which projector you wish to display the Blu-ray/DVD through and select DVD Player option.  
  3. Load your Blu-ray/DVD into the player.
  4. Use the control panel to access the menu controls and select what you'd like to play.

See this example for how the DVD controls will look on your control panel. Notice you can play, stop, pause, rewind, fast-forward and step ahead. You also have a subtitles on/off option. Use the circular menu for moving through the on-screen menu on your DVD.

DVD menu controls

Additional Resources