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Strong 235. Room includes node chairs that can be moved into different configurations. Instructor desk includes the control panel, instructor screen, and a document camera.

Strong Hall 235 – Departmentally-Owned Classroom

Room Technology Updated: Summer 2023

This is a departmentally-owned room. OIT does not support the computer in this classroom. OIT can offer some assistance with learning the technology in this classroom, but because this is a departmentally-controlled space, we are not able to offer full assistance. Information on this page may not be completely accurate and may be outdated due to department updates.

Your Room Contains

Classroom Resources:
Instructor Resources:
  • Control Panel: Strong 1 Room Department Style
  • 1 Document Camera(s) with Manual Button Controls
  • Classroom computer: Departmentally-supplied Mac
  • Blu-ray
  • Cables:
    •  HDMI cable(s)
    •  VGA Cable(s)
Instructor Screens:
Audience Screens:
  • 1 Ceiling Projector(s)
Audio Visual:
  •  Lapel Microphone(s)
Note: Departmentally-Controlled Classroom

How To...

control panel icon

Display an Image on the Screen

  1. Tap Turn System On.
  2. Choose what you want to display. To use the iMac in the room, look for logon information in the room.

When Finished

  1. Press the Home button.
  2. Choose Turn System Off.
control panel with only a turn system on and turn system off set of buttons
Step 1
Step 2

document camera with manual buttons

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.  If your doc camera does not turn on, tap the button located either at the top of the working surface or to the right of the working surface.
  • Place your document or demonstration on the working surface 
  • Ensure auto-focus is enabled to have a continuous clear presentation  

Other Resources:

Watch a video on the basic steps to using the Document Camera.

mac computer

Some rooms on campus have supplied computers in the classroom. The computer in this room is supplied by the department that primarily uses the space. OIT does not have access to login information on this Mac. Please contact your department to get information on how to log in or use this computer.

If this computer is using a departmentally provided username/password, make sure you log out of any app when you are done. Otherwise, anyone who logs onto the computer will be able to log into your apps under your name.

Possible Feature: Using the Camera and Supplied Computer

Some departments chose to connect a room-provided camera to the computer. IF your classroom has a camera, it MAY be connected to the room computer. If so, you should be able to use the Classroom Supplied Computer to run a Zoom meeting using the in-room microphone and camera. Note – logging onto the classroom supplied computer to Zoom will log you out of Zoom on your personal computer.

  1. Log onto the computer using your NetID and Password (or the computer may already be logged in for you with a local account).
  2. Launch Zoom
  3. Choose Sign in
  4. Select the Sign in with SSO option on the right.
  5. Type in Tennessee before the
  6. Select Continue
  7. Log in to Zoom with your NetID and Password
  8. Approve the Two-Factor Authentication
  9. Choose Launch Zoom
  10. Launch your meeting
  11. Choose Join with Computer Audio (you may want to select the checkbox to Automatically join audio by computer when joining a meeting as well)
  12. Turn on the lavalier (lapel-style) mic.

For information on connecting your document camera to your classroom computer, see this article.

Please note – because this is a departmentally-supplied computer, OIT cannot help with in-depth support for using this device. You will need to contact your department for assistance with using this computer.

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

Lapel-style microphones are called Lavalier mics. Lavalier microphones are clipped to your shirt about 3-6 inches below your chin and come with a battery pack you can clip to a belt or slide in a pocket.

Tip: Adjust sound levels by going to the tab for in-room mics or microphones on the control panel. You can adjust the sound level for when you use Zoom or Panopto by going to the tab for Zoom/Panopto mic.

Each mic has been programmed to work with the audio system in your classroom. These mics will not work in other rooms because they have not been set to work with another room system and may also be incompatible with some of the equipment in that room. Please contact OIT if you need additional mics in your classroom.

Tip: when you switch the battery pack on, if the light is green, the battery charge is good. If the light is red, the battery is getting low.

To change the battery on this microphone, look for the small tab either on the side or bottom of the battery pack. Mics will take either D or AA batteries. These batteries should be available in the cable drawer of your podium. If you do not have batteries and need some immediately, contact the emergency line of the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9110. If you wish to just report that the room needs batteries for next time, please contact the main number of the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900.

This room is a departmentally-controlled classroom. OIT may not be able to completely support this room because it is not a campus-hosted classroom. We have provided information as to what is in the classroom to the best of our knowledge.