Lectern Quick Start - Laptop or Tablet

If you plan to use a laptop or tablet with one of the new compact lecterns, you will need to provide your own connector cables, which depend on the device used. Laptops will require an HDMI cable (audio and video) or VGA cable (video only). Tablets may require a special adapter that connects the device to a VGA or HDMI cable. Please contact the IT Help Desk (607-735-1915) or helpdesk@elmira.edu for advice on which cables and adapters to use. All classrooms are wireless. However, you should test wireless connectivity to the Elmira College network before using your laptop in your classroom. 


Please note that only when an instructor is using a laptop or tablet with a VGA connection (LAPTOP 1) is an audio cable needed to play sound from the laptop. It is also possible to play an MP3 player using the face plate's audio jack. 
  • Press the control panel's ON button to turn on the projector. The button will blink until the projector is fully powered on.
  • Connect your laptop or tablet with a VGA cable or an HDMI cable to the corresponding face plate connector jack (LAPTOP 1 = VGA and LAPTOP 2 = HDMI). 
  • If you are using a laptop or tablet with an HDMI cable then press the LAPTOP 2 button on the control panel.  
  • If you are using a laptop or tablet with a VGA cable then press the LAPTOP 1 button on the control panel. If you need to project sound, you will need to connect an audio cable from your laptop to the face plate's audio jack.  
Setting up your laptop for interactivity (with Epson interactive projector, SMART Board, or Promethean Board)

Instructors who use their Windows or Macintosh laptops for interactivity (using a pen or touch with the projected wall surface or interactive white board) will need an extra cable and software installed as described below.  
  • Connect a USB A to B cable (also known as a USB printer cable) from your laptop to the face plate's SMARTBOARD jack. 

  • When finished please remember to press the PC button on the USB switcher, which is the default position for the lectern's built-in PC.