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Cynap

WolfVision’s Cynap is a bring-your-own-device system that allows you to share your class materials from a variety of sources. This enables you to quickly switch from showing your laptop, document camera, BluRay player, smartphone, onboard web browser, and more to students in your classroom.

Using Cynap

Check out the resources below for how-to instructions on connecting to the Cynap and using exciting features like the web browser, whiteboard, and annotation feature.

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Connecting Devices to Cynap

Cynap Apps and Controls

Cynap Video Tutorials

  1. Set up the Control Panel and project the Cynap on the screen.
  2. Navigate back to your keyboard, and select the Windows Key and the P Key at the same time. This will bring up various options for projecting your screen.
  3. Choose “Connect to a wireless display” option at the bottom of the menu.
  4. Select the Cynap classroom that you are in from the drop down list.
  5. If prompted for a code, enter the PIN code provided at the top of the Cynap screen.

View a video demonstration – 56 seconds

  1. Set up the Control Panel and project the Cynap on the screen.
  2. Navigate to the top right of the desktop screen and locate the airplay icon.
  3. Select the Cynap classroom that you are in from the drop down list.
  4. If prompted for a code, enter the PIN code provided at the top of the Cynap screen and select OK.

View a video demonstration – 48 seconds

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  1. To activate the Cynap menu and options, tap the Cynap screen. This will bring up a plus sign symbol.
  2. Tap the plus sign symbol to select two resources to project on the screen.
  3. Tap the ellipsis menu to bring up quick tools, recording options volume adjustment settings, and to end the presentation.

View a video demonstration – 45 seconds

  1. To activate the Cynap menu and options, tap the Cynap screen. This will bring up a plus sign symbol.
  2. Tap the plus sign symbol to select two resources to project on the screen.
  3. Select the Cynap input to display the device you chose on your control panel under the Cynap input menu. You can have up to four sources on the Cynap screen at one time.
  4. In addition to a wired connection, which could be your laptop, document camera, or Blu ray player, you can add the onboard web browser, whiteboard Microsoft 365 (referred to in the video as Office 365), or even connect your laptop or smartphone wirelessly to the Cynap. A two-factor authentication is required for Microsoft 365.

View a video demonstration – 1 minute, 4 seconds

  1. To activate the Cynap menu and options, tap the Cynap screen. This will bring up a plus sign symbol.
  2. Tap the plus sign symbol to select resources to project on the screen.
  3. Select Cynap input one to display the device you chose on your control panel under the Cynap input menu. Cynap allows up to four resources for display.
  4. Select Cynap input to display the HDMI 2 connection such as document camera or DVD player, or choose to display a web browser, whiteboard files, WebRTC, or Microsoft 365 (referred to in the video as Office 365). A two-factor authentication is required for Microsoft 365.

View a video demonstration – 1 minute, 6 seconds

  1. To annotate on a resource using Cynap, use the toolbar on the resource to send it out to the main projector. This will maximize it on the Cynap screen to allow for easier annotation.
  2. Tap the ellipsis menu to bring up the toolbar.
  3. Select annotation from quick tools to open the annotation menu, the annotation tools are pens and forms, line width and opacity, colors, edit (which will allow the user to take screenshots throughout the presentation), and collaboration.
  4. To allow students to annotate with you, instructors will need to turn on collaborations with the toggle and provide the PIN code that regenerates each time. It is suggested to organize groups or teams prior to moving the sliders to allow access.
  5. Students will open up browser on their device and enter the Cynap IP address.
  6. Students will also create a username and they will need the PIN code. Students can then annotate on your content. You can manage this by toggling on and off the slider of each student group.
  7. To end the presentation, tap the x at the bottom of the Cynap screen. This will prompt you to “clear all and end” or you can save a snapshot to a local drive, which can then be uploaded to the cloud or loaded to a USB stick.

View a video demonstration -1 minute, 58 seconds

  1. To end a Cynap session or start a new session, select the ellipses menu at the bottom right of the Cynap screen.
  2. Tap End Presentation, under the Manage menu. This will bring up the option to close all windows, clear annotations and snapshots, logout, or users can start a new signup session.
  3. We recommend that you end the presentation and start a new presentation before beginning a new Cynap session.

View a video demonstration – 54 seconds

  1. To use the Cynap whiteboard, tap the plus sign to add a resource to the Cynap display.
  2. Select the whiteboard option.
  3. Send the whiteboard out as full screen to the projector.
  4. The whiteboard annotation tools include pen, shapes, eraser, line weight, opacity, and color. There is also a undo, redo, and a camera to take snapshots.
  5. When you are done using the whiteboard, take a snapshot if you would like to save your annotations or trash the annotations.

View a video demonstration – 1 minute, 11 seconds

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  1. To use the document camera, start by activating the control panel, and make a projector selection.
  2. On the second screen of the control panel, select Cynap for the projectors or screens that you would like the image to appear on.
  3. If you’ll be using Zoom, make sure to select mirror mode on the control panel.
  4. Move to the signup input drop down list and select the document camera.
  5. Next, navigate to the Cynap screen and select the Cynap input option to display the document camera resource.
  6. After the image appears on the Cynap screen, send the resource out to the classroom screen with the toolbar. If you are using the Cynap Zoom screen, choose New Share, then select the document camera from the pop up window.
  7. When your presentation is complete retract the document camera or exit completely by selecting the x on the toolbar. If you’re using Cynap Zoom, stop the screen share.

View a video demonstration – 2 minute, 25 seconds

View a video demonstration – 1 minute, 9 seconds

  1. To use the web browser on Cynap, tap the plus sign to bring up the Cynap menu.
  2. Choose web browser from the resource options.
  3. The default page that will open is the UTK homepage, to go to another website, type the URL on the toolbar.
  4. You can make the website full screen for your audience by selecting the send out resource option on the web browser toolbar.
  5. To retract the resource select the retract option or exit out of the resource completely with the x on the toolbar

  1. On the Cynap screen, tap the plus sign to bring up the Cynap menu.
  2. Choose the Microsoft 365 option. (Note the video refers to this as Office 365)
  3. The Microsoft 365 icons will appear. Select the application that you want to use.
  4. After selecting the application, you will be prompted to sign in to Microsoft. Additionally, you will have to provide your user credentials for two-factor authentication.
  5. Make sure to log out of Microsoft 365 before tapping the X on the toolbar to close the resource on Cynap.

View a video demonstration -1 minute, 35 seconds

  1. Open the Zoom application.
  2. Go to the 
    share screen option at the bottom
  3. Select the Advanced tab
  4. On the next screen, choose the “content from second camera” that looks like a document camera

Watch a video demonstration – 40 seconds

Watch this video (5 minutes and 22 seconds) to get troubleshooting tips on audio, Cynap, and the technology in your classroom.

Video Link
Topic
StartDuration
Audio Issues00:0801:04 minutes
Cynap WebRTC & Zoom01:1200:54 seconds
Cynap System Issues02:0602:32 minutes
For more help04:3800:15 seconds