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TEACHING WITH SPECIAL HARDWARE

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SR01 Teaching in a Smart Room I (online)

SR02 Teaching in a Smart Room II (on site)

SR03 Teaching with the Epson 485wi Interactive BrightLink Projector (online)

SR04 Teaching with the Epson 485wi BrightLink Interactive Projector (on site)

SR05 Getting Started with the Epson BrightLink Pro Projector (online)

SR06 Getting Started with the Epson BrightLink Pro Projector (on site)

LP01 Teaching in a Laptop Classroom

SP01 Leveraging Smartphones in the Classroom


SR01 Teaching in a Smart Room I (online)
Prerequisite: None

Through online slide shows and simulations, Teaching in a Smart Room I explains how the Smart Room equipment operates. The module will introduce you to the following:

  1. the hardware system components.
  2. the system controls.
  3. the system settings.
  4. smart room locations, contacts, policies, and technical support.
  5. pedagogical resources on teaching with technology.

To take this module, click here.

After passing the SR01 online assessment, you may register for SR02. Only faculty who successfully complete SR02 will be Smart Room- certified.

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SR02 Teaching in a Smart Room II (30 min.)
Prerequisite: SR01 Teaching in a Smart Room I (online)

Teaching in a Smart Room II is a one-on-one hands-on workshop designed to assist you in classroom administration and to improve teaching and learning. You will learn when and how to use the Smart Room appropriately to support teaching and learning. You will also review where and how to acquire technical support.

All sessions will take place in CETLA's Smart Room.

Upon successful completion of the workshop, you will know the following:

  1. how to project PowerPoint slide shows and other multimedia presentations.
  2. how to use the smartboard to navigate the web or to advance slide presentations.
  3. how to show a video using Smart Room equipment.

Faculty who successfully complete SR02 will be Smart Room-certified.

Click here to request an appointment.

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SR03 Teaching with the Epson 485wi Interactive BrightLink Projector (online)

Prerequisite: Download and install Easy Interactive Driver on your desktop or laptop. Then download TeamBoard Draw.

Turn your classroom into a Smart Room without using a Smart Board: Discover how to operate and teach effectively with the Epson Ultra Short Throw Interactive Projector. After successfully completing this online tutorial, you should be able to perform the following tasks at CETLA for Smart Room certification:

SETTING UP
  1. Connect the projector to your PC or MAC so that it displays an image.
  2. Calibrate the system using the remote control.
  3. Launch Easy Interactive Driver so that you can use the BrightLink pen as a mouse.
USING THE WHITEBOARD WITH THE EASY INTERACTIVE DRIVER
  1. Use the BrightLink pen to left-click, right-click, double-click, and click and drag.
  2. Write, draw, type, and erase on the whiteboard.
USING TEAMBOARD DRAW
  1. Annotate a webpage and export it is as a PDF.
  2. Associate PowerPoint or a PDF with TeamBoard, open the file, annotate it, and save your annotation.

When you have read the Epson Get Started guide and watched the videos (PC or MAC), call 202-806-0870 or email cetla@howard.edu for a 20-minute appointment to demonstrate your skills for Smart Room certification. (Note: To find out how to record and play back your actions, how to use the projector without using a computer, or how to carry out other functions not listed above, see the optional videos on our training site.)

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SR04 Teaching with the Epson 485wi Interactive BrightLink Projector (on site)


Prerequisites: You must earn a score of at least 70% on the SR03 quiz, and you must bring the device you plan to use in the classroom.  Also, make sure you can connect to WiFi and have a PowerPoint or Keynote slide on your computer.

After passing the SR03 online quiz, email CETLA’s IT Manager, Fred Appiah (fappiah@howard.edu) for an appointment (30 minutes per individual) at CETLA.  During the session, you will practice using the projector and then, when ready, demonstrate that you have fulfilled the SR03 objectives.

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SR05 Getting Started with the Epson BrightLink Pro Projector (online)


Prerequisite:  Download the Epson drivers.

  1. Click the title of the Epson BrightLink Pro Projector you will be using in the classroom (1410wi, 1430wi, 697ui).
  2. Download the “Easy Interactive Driver” under “Drivers”
  3. Download the USB Display” under “Utilities”
  4. The Android and iOS Epson BrightLink Pro Projector Mobile App can also be downloaded from this page.

*Please download the drivers on the computer or mobile device you plan on using in the classroom. If you do not know which Epson BrightLink Pro Projector you will be using in the classroom please click here.
Discover how to operate and teach effectively with Epson BrightLink Pro Projector (1410wi, 1430wi 697ui).   Then, just walk into your classroom, turn on this self-calibrating projector, and start writing or drawing on the whiteboard, adding pages and inserting images, as needed.  Or if you connect your laptop, tablet, or smartphone, project, annotate, capture, and share your content with your students or others.  Or turn the interactive pen into a mouse so that you can control, from the screen, the application you are running on your device. 

After successfully completing this online tutorial, you should be prepared for hands-on practice and certification (see SR06 below).  Although you must earn a score of 100% on the online quiz, you may repeat the quiz until you pass. When you pass the quiz, you will see a link to a form for setting up a 30-minute appointment for hands-on practice and certification. Through the readings and videos, you should know how to do the following:

Whiteboard Mode (without a computer)

  1. Turn on the projector from the Control Pad.
  2. Turn on one of the interactive pens.
  3. Write words and equations, change colors, draw, undo, and erase on the whiteboard.
  4. Add a page.
  5. Insert a grid.
  6. Draw a graph.
  7. Display the HELP screen.
  8. Connect a thumb drive to the Control Pad.
  9.  Display a PDF document from the thumb drive and specify the page range.
  10. Highlight words on each page of the document.
  11. Add a page.
  12. Display and annotate PowerPoint slides saved as a PDF file.
  13. Display a JPEG image from the thumb drive, zooming in on a particular feature.
  14. Draw circles and arrows on the image.
  15. Add a page.
  16. Scroll through the thumbnail images you have generated in the bottom toolbar.
  17. Save your whiteboard pages as a PDF file on your thumb drive.

Interactive Computer Mode (with a computer) Note:  The first time you connect a computer via USB cable, the projector will automatically download Epson software.  If you run the software, it should install in less than two minutes.   

  1. Connect your computer via cable to the Control Pad.  (If you are using a tablet or smartphone, connect wirelessly.)
  2. Connect your computer to WiFi.
  3. Select the computer as a source.
  4. Use the pen to interact with objects on your desktop (e.g., drag an icon, open an application, “right-click” to display a drop-down menu).
  5. Open a website.
  6. “Click” links on the website.
  7. Play a video full screen on the website or YouTube or your computer.

Annotation Mode (with a computer)

  1. Switch from Interactive to Annotation mode.
  2. Annotate your webpage.
  3. Capture the webpage.
  4. Switch to Whiteboard Mode to see your captured annotations.
  5. Save your updated whiteboard pages to your thumb drive.
  6. Switch back to Interactive mode.
  7. Open PowerPoint or Keynote and start a slideshow.
  8. Annotate the first slide, using the interactive pen and PowerPoint’s or Keynote’s “inking” tools.
  9. Capture the annotations on all of the slides simultaneously via PowerPoint or Keynote.
  10. Turn off the pen.
  11. Turn off the projector.

Touchscreen Mode (1430wi, 697ui)

  1. Use your finger as a mouse to perform the Whiteboard and Interactive Computer tasks listed above.
  2. Use your finger to annotate as described above.

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SR06 Getting Started with the Epson BrightLink Pro Projector (on site)(1410wi, 1430wi, 697ui)


Prerequisites: 

  1. You must earn a score of at least 100% on the SR05 quiz, and you must bring the device you plan to use in the classroom.  
  2. Make sure you can connect to WiFi and have a PowerPoint or Keynote slide on your device. 
  3. Download the Epson drivers before the session. Click here to download Epson Drivers.  
  4. Be sure to enable PREVENT APP NAPP on the SETTINGS menu so that you can use the interactive pens.  


When you pass the SR05 online quiz, you will see a link to a form for setting up a 30-minute appointment.  During the session, you will practice using the projector and then, if ready, demonstrate that you have fulfilled the SR05 objectives.

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LP01 Teaching in a Laptop Classroom (1hr.)
Prerequisite: you must bring your own laptop

Do you teach in a school or college that requires students to purchase laptops? Do you think laptops in the classroom are simply distractions? If so, sign up for CETLA’s new workshop, LP01 “Teaching in a Laptop Classroom.” This workshop will teach you how to do the following:

  1. anticipate problems using laptop computers in classroom settings.
  2. manage laptop use in the classroom.
  3. engage students in laptop classroom activities such as data collection, assessment, research, and collaboration.

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SP01 Leveraging Smartphones in the Classroom
Prerequisite: Bring a smartphone to the session.

Have you banned smartphones from your classroom?  Think twice.  Discover how smartphones can be a learning aid rather than a distraction.   Upon successfully completing this workshop, you will be able to do the following:

1.    Monitor student attendance.

2.    Create experiential learning opportunities.

3.    Increase student engagement (e.g., via polling).

4.    Design course material for smartphone viewing.

5.    Identify Howard University mobile phone resources.

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