Over 80% of Colorado College classrooms are smart, meaning they have a projector or flat-screen TV and sound system, other items (DVD/VHS player, Blu-Ray player, etc.), and accept computer or other peripheral input.
The newest smart rooms utilize Crestron control systems, and are designed to be as user friendly as possible. Simply touch the screen to wake the system, turn the projector on, and select your input. When finished, press the power icon in the upper right corner and confirm you wish to shutdown the system.
All smart classrooms will have HDMI or VGA connections, both in most cases. Many rooms are also equipped with Thunderbolt to HDMI and USB-C to HDMI adapters
Normally, when connecting your computer via HDMI, audio will automatically be routed to the system. In the event it is not, however, follow the steps outlined below.
Connecting a PC
When you hover your mouse over the speaker icon, audio routing will be indicated. It should reflect your connected HDMI destination, i.e. Crestron, projector or TV model number, etc. If it shows the built-in speakers (Speakers / Headphones), right-click the speaker icon and open Sounds. Select the display device, and Set Default.
Connecting a Mac
Hover over the volume icon at the top of the screen and select the Output (to) Device. If you do not see the icon, open the system preferences and select Sound. Choose the output tab and select the HDMI destination.