Posts Tagged ‘wirelessprojection’

Wireless Capabilities in the Classroom

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Some classrooms are equipped with technology that allows you to wirelessly connect your mobile devices to the projected screen without having to use a cable. It provides you the ability to move around the classroom with ease and you wouldn’t be constrained to the front of the classroom. There are currently two different systems connected in a few of the classrooms that provide wireless capability.

Apple TV
Apple TV is one of the wireless projection systems that enables you to mirror your iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac) on the screen.
They are currently located both at Water Tower Campus and Lakeshore Campus in the following classrooms:

  • Cuneo Hall – 002, 103, 109, 116, 117, 210, 302, 311, 312, 318, and 324
  • Flanner Hall – 113
  • Corboy Law Center – 202, 207, 306, 325, 326, 423, 521, and 601

In order to connect to the Apple TV you will need to make sure that your iOS device is at least running iOS7 and has Bluetooth 4.0.

AirMedia
Airmedia is the other wireless projection system that enables you to mirror images, videos, and documents from Windows and OS X computers, as well as Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.
They are currently located at Water Tower Campus in the following rooms:

  • Schreiber Hall classrooms – 302 and 816
  • Schreiber Hall conference rooms – 219, 220, and 622

In order to connect mobile devices you will need to install the Crestron AirMedia app from the iTunes or Google Play app store.

If you would like more information about Apple TV please visit our webpage at http://www.luc.edu/itrs/teachingwithtechnology/appletv/

If you would like more information about AirMedia please visit http://www.crestron.com/microsites/airmedia-mobile-wireless-hd-presentations

Using Apple TV in the Classroom

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Apple TV provides the ability to wirelessly stream or mirror content from a mobile device to a projector. Shared content can include photos, movies, and any other viewable material on a connectable Apple device. Apple TVs have been in demand on campus for several years but it wasn’t until recently, when the 3rd generation model was released, that the device could be secure on the University’s network. Additionally, with the added Bluetooth connection, the latest model of the Apple TV has allowed us to start exploring wireless projections. While we are excited to be using Apple TV in our classrooms, we continue to explore other alternative solutions.

This semester we have nine different classrooms across both campuses that have been equipped with the Apple TV.   Each Apple TV name is set based on its room location and can be discovered by selecting AirPlay from the Control Center from an iOS-compatible device. Once activated, an on-screen pass code will appear, then after entering the code both instructors and students are able to either stream or mirror their content. The Apple TV device is integrated with the classroom touch panel system and has similar functionality to the Blue-ray player.

We are currently seeking additional faculty members to take part in a pilot project to help us explore using Apple TVs in the classroom. If you would like more information or wish to take part in this pilot, please visit our web page at:  http://www.luc.edu/itrs/teachingwithtechnology/appletvpilot/