Each Learning Zone in the ALC provides one or two wireless displays for the sharing of digital content from laptops and mobile devices. Use the tips below for Laptop, iOS, Android, and Chromebook to ensure your device is ready.
Windows and Mac laptops provide the most robust wireless sharing options of any device. There are a couple of methods available for sharing digital content from your laptop depending upon whether PC or MAC. Decide which will be best for you. If uncertain, ask your facilitator which option would be most helpful for today's session.
Via Web browser, no prep needed. (PC & MAC) Use any Web browser for a temporary connection to one display at a time as needed. This option does not support video sharing.
Open any Web browser on your laptop.
Enter the IP address for the monitor receiver you wish to connect to. (e.g. 10.18.87.247 is the IP address for the "Studio Left" monitor.)
Click on the appropriate button for your type of laptop (Windows or Mac).
After downloading and starting the Extron application, enter your name and the security CODE for the monitor you are connecting to (e.g. code for the Studio Left monitor = 3671). To display your device on the monitor, click the PLAY button.
Via quick download and installation of software. (PC & MAC) Install a small desktop application on your laptop that will enable you to connect to any ALC display at any time, during today's session and any future sessions. This option supports video sharing.
Open a Web browser on your laptop.
Enter the IP address for any ALC monitor (displayed on top of the monitor). (e.g. 10.18.87.247 is the IP address for the "Studio Left" monitor.)
Click on the "Download Pro Software" link underneath the appropriate button for your type of laptop (Windows or Mac).
Via AirPlay from MAC Laptop.
(Mac) Use AirPlay to mirror your desktop and audio. This option supports full screen mirroring including video and audio sharing. (System Preferences>Display>AirPlay Display).
If you would prefer to use a laptop but did not bring your own, ask your facilitator if a LHRIC laptop is available for today's session.
For iOS Devices
Use AirPlay (swipe up from bottom-middle of screen to access the Control Center panel) to mirror your device to one of the ALC AppleTV receivers (ALC 1 or ALC 2). In addition, you may also download and install the MirrorOp for Extron ShareLink iOS app on your device. This app will enable you to share documents, photos, your video camera or a website to any monitor in the ALC.
For Android Phones/Tablets
Use Google's Cast app or Chrome browser extension to mirror you screen to one of the ALC Chromecast receivers (ALC Chromecast 1 or ALC Chromecast 2). In addition, you may also download and install the Android MirrorOp for Extron ShareLink app on your device. This app will enable you to share documents and photos from your device, as well as share your screen to any monitor in the ALC's learning zones. Your facilitator will help you learn how to use the app during today's session when needed.
Use Google's Cast extension from your Chrome browser after loggin in to the Chromebook with your Google Account. NOTE: if your school's Google Apps domain restricts the ability to install Chrome Extensions you will need to contact your school's Google Apps domain administrator.