1. Useful tips
    • Table PC’s (which are hidden behind the walls) that use wireless keyboards and mice are only used in Individual mode not Shared mode.
    • Teacher’s microphone stays on when speak button is pressed.
    • Log off all computers but do not shut down when done.
    • During group work please encourage audio hygiene to minimize distracting other groups; no loud voices or loud audio.
    • Students can project devices they bring to class to TV screens using the HDMI input at each table and selecting the associated input button on the table touch screen.
    • When instructed to mute microphones Macintosh users must mute within Zoom and the Macintosh system control panel.
  2. Ways of using the room  
    1. Students working in collaborative groups; no remote (Zoom) students.
      Teacher cannot control what is being displayed on student TV’s.

      Mode from teacher’s keypad: Individual
      • At each table students can work on wireless laptops and hidden desktop computer (PC).The PC is directly connected to the internet and uses a wireless keyboard and mouse.
      • Students can choose which computer-laptop or device is projected to their TV screen.
      • Students can share content by controlling which computer is shown on their TV with the table touch pad (Laptop 1, 2, 3 or PC).
      • TV audio at student tables will be unmuted. TV sound will also be routed to table headphone jacks.
      • Sound will also come from each individual laptop or table desktop. Students can control their own volume.
    2. Students working in collaborative groups. No remote (Zoom) students.
      Teacher controls which classroom computer is displayed on TV screens.

      Mode from teacher’s keypad: Shared
      • At each table students work on wireless laptops or devices.
      • If their table is selected to display to all TV’s; students can choose which laptop is shown with table touch pad (Laptop 1, 2, 3).
      • Whichever device or table the teacher has selected its audio will be routed to ceiling speakers.
      • Table headphone jacks will not work in Shared mode.
      • Teachers can control what is shown on all TV’s by choosing PC, Laptop HDMI, Laptop VGA or output from Green, Red, Blue or Yellow tables
      • To present from the document camera power up the document camera and double click the shortcut Image Mate.doc camera from the desktop.
    3. Whole class presentations with remote (Zoom) students.
      Teacher can choose which computer is displayed on TV screens.

      Mode from teacher’s keypad: Shared
      • Teacher, local laptops and remote students login to same class Zoom account.
      • All on-campus students must mute their microphones.
      • Audio output from table and teacher microphones goes to ceiling speakers.
      • Teacher and students share content-screens using Zoom Share Screen.Note: Remote students cannot see what is on table TV screens.
      • To see the whole class look at Zoom screen. Switch from Zoom gallery to individual view to change classroom scenario.
      • Table headphone jacks do not work in Shared mode.
    4. Student tables “breaking out” with remote Zoom students.
      Local and remote students arranged by table color collaborate and work together.
      Local and remote student present their work to each other and rest of class.
      Mode from teacher’s keypad: Individual


      • All microphones in the classroom must be muted.Audio will be picked up and distributed by table and teacher microphones.
      • Hidden table PC’s (wireless keyboard and mouse) log in respective Zoom account shown below. This also activates table camera.
      • Remote students also log into assigned table color by using respective Zoom account shown below.
        Table Zoom accounts
        Table Color Zoom link
        Red table   https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/188507107
        Blue table  https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/841237726
        Yellow table https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/229194634
        Green table   https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/701755765
      • Local laptops can log into Zoom but they must be muted.In class students can use their laptops but we recommend they do not login to Zoom.
      • Students use Zoom’s Share Screen to share materials.
      • Students can route their local laptops to their display Note: Remote students cannot see what is on table TV screens.
      • To return to whole class activities
        • Students sign out of table Zoom accounts
        • Logout of hidden PC!
        • Login to teachers whole class Zoom account with laptops.
        • Teacher changes mode to Share.

Note: If other table talk is distracting you may want to use ear buds. To have audio switched from the TV screens to table headphone jacks:

  • Right mouse click on the speaker icon.
  • Choose Playback Devices.
  • Right mouse click and Enable Speakers/Headphone and Disable Extron HDMI. You may need to right mouse click to Show Disabled Device.
  • Enable HDMI and disable Speakers/Headphone to go back to sound coming from TV’s.