Month: October 2017

Downloading Mediasite Videos

Downloading Mediasite Materials

1.Head to the Mediasite Manage Portal and login with your NetID.

2.Expand the “Downloaded Courses” folder and click on your course.

3. Select on the lecture you wish to download by clicking on the title text. This will make a window pop up.

4. Click on “Delivery.”

5. Once on the Delivery tab, you will click on “Video 1” and a new dropdown will appear. You will find a link under the Distribution URL. You need to highlight the URL up until the “?playback…” part.

6. Copy and paste this URL to a new tab/window. Pause the video that is now playing in the new window. Right click anywhere on the video and select to download the video. Each browser will have a different way of asking how to save the video.

7. The video will now download to your computer where you can keep it for your records.

Connect Windows 8 to Projector

How to Port Out a PC Running Windows 8

When connecting a PC computer running Windows 8 to the classroom system the user will need to “port out” their laptop to allow the video image to appear on the projector. To port out a laptop running Windows 8 follow these steps.
1. On the keyboard press the WINDOWS key and the “C” key together. This will bring up the
Charms Menu on the right hand side of the desktop.
2. From the Charms Menus select Devices.
3. Next select Second Screen.
4. When this is selected there will be four choices that appear, PC SCREEN ONLY, DUPLICATE, EXTEND, SECOND SCREEN ONLY. Depending on preference select the appropriate choice.

Projection Connection Choices

PC Screen Only

When the Computer Only box is selected the laptop will only display an image on the laptop screen. Select this choice when not connected to a projector, or secondary display.


This option will show the same image on both the laptop and the projection screen.


When in Extended mode the projector will act as a secondary screen. This option is useful for
giving presentations where presenter notes are used in either Power Point or Keynote. The projector will only show the background image of the laptop until content is placed there or a presentation is started.

Second Screen Only

When Projector Only is selected the image will not appear on the laptop screen. This option is not useful in the classrooms.

Connect an Apple MacBook via HDMI

HDMI Audio With a MacBook

When connecting a MacBook to a classroom system via an HDMI cable you will need to tell your computer to output the sound through the HDMI output.

1. Connect the HDMI Cable from the classroom system into your laptop’s HDMI Port.
2. Power the classroom system on and select Laptop HDMI.
3. Click the Apple Icon in the top left corner, then choose System Preferences.
4. Click the Sound icon from the second row.
5. Select the Output tab.
6. Choose the Extron D option.
7. When finished using the HDMI connection, remove the HDMI cable from you laptop and your laptop will default back to the internal speakers.

*NOTE: When outputting audio through the HDMI connector the only audio control will be from the classroom Program Volume Bar. There is no volume control on your laptop with this option.

Adjust MacBook Resolution When Connected via HDMI

When connecting to the classroom system via HDMI you will need to decide if you want to mirror or extend your desktop.

How to Change MacBook Display Settings When Connected to a Projector

1. Connect the HDMI Cable from the classroom system to your laptop’s HDMI Port.
2. Power on the classroom system and select Laptop HDMI.
3. Click the Apple Icon in the top left corner, then select System Preferences.
4. Select Displays from the second row.
5. Under the Displays window select the middle tab for Arrangement.
6. In the bottom left corner there is a check box that says Mirror Display this option will show the same image on the laptop screen and the projector. To show different images on the laptop screen and projector do not check the box.

If Desktop is Mirrored

1. When mirrored displays is checked a secondary window will come on the screen with options to adjust the resolution. On the window labeled Display select the Display tab.
2. From the drop down menu that is labeled Optimize for select Extron D.
3. Next select the Scaled option just below the drop down menu.
4. You will be provided two options for resolutions, select the the 720p option.

If in Extended Desktop

When in extended desktop you will need to use both your MacBook screen and the classroom preview screen to adjust resolution rates.

1. Deselect Mirror Display option under the Display Menu.
2. On the classroom preview monitor you will see a window labeled Display. Select the Display tab on this window. NOTE: Scroll your mouse to the right to access the second screen.
3. Next select the Scaled option.
4. You will be provided two options for resolutions, select the the 720p option.

After these settings have been made they should become the default settings when you connect your laptop the the classroom system again. At this point close all windows related to the Display and System Preferences.