Classroom Devices

This is an accordion element with a series of buttons that open and close related content panels.

Sharelink Wireless Presentation Software

Click on your OS to download the wireless presentation software.

Sharelink for Windows

Sharelink for Mac*

1. Install and run the file you just downloaded (for Macs, grant all access requested)

2. At the bottom of the Sharelink window, in “Input IP or hostname.”, type in the “IP ADDRESS” on the Wireless Presentation AV touch panel page

3. Click “Connect”

4. For the Passcode, type in the “CODE” on the Wireless Presentation touch panel page

5. Click on the “Collapse device list” triangle in the upper left corner of the Sharelink window

6. The app will shrink and generate a new menu

7. Press the PLAY button in the middle of the app to begin sharing your laptop screen

8. When done, press the STOP button at the top of the middle of the screen to stop sharing your laptop screen

Note: Some web page fields and buttons may not respond while presenting

*MacOS Control Access – The mirroring screen and remote-control feature requires control access in the “Security & Privacy” settings to function properly.

On your Mac, choose Apple menu > “System Preferences”, click “Security & Privacy” , then click “Privacy” tab

Allow ShareLink access  for “Screening Recording” and “Accessibility”.


Document Camera

The document camera is basically an overhead that uses video.  With a document camera, you can zoom in or out on whatever you’re displaying.  So, if you have a map in your textbook, you can place the book under the document camera, zoom in on the map, and it will be projected as large as the screen is in your room.  It’s a video camera, so anything you can fit beneath it you can project.

The document cameras have auto focus and auto iris features, as well as zoom in and out controls on the camera itself, or on the touch panel. Either controls will work the same, though most find it easier to use the controls on the camera itself. The more you zoom in, the larger the image will be. We recommend that you zoom in as far as the document will allow, and move the paper around as necessary.

Using the Doc Cam: setup and takedown

Below are two short videos that answer one of our most popular questions: How do I open/close the Doc Cam? Note that we have several slightly different models of Doc Cams, but they operate much the same.

Please be careful of your fingers when setting up and taking down the Doc Cam!


DVD / Blu Ray Players

Insert a disc into the DVD player inside the podium. You can control the unit using either the buttons on the touch screen, the controls on the front of the DVD, or the DVD remote. The picture will be displayed on the touch screen in the video window. Use the arrow buttons to navigate the DVD menu.

Many commercial DVD are encoded with region restrictions, meaning a DVD from one country may not play on a player purchased in a different country. Some rooms have multi-region or region free players capable of playing DVD from anywhere, but this function is often unreliable. This is indicated by “Region Free” in front of DVD on each individual classroom’s page available from the menu above. To avoid these possible incompatibilities we recommend you play DVDs from your own Laptop.

Be sure to test your DVDs in the room you will teach in before you need it. Some DVD formats, especially those burned from a PC, may play fine in one unit but not on another. Again, to avoid these possible incompatibilities we recommend you play DVDs from your own Laptop.

Some rooms have Widescreen projectors. If you are in one of these rooms, there will be Projector Aspect buttons on the bottom of the touch panel. Select the aspect that best fits your DVD.

Changing Regions on LG Blu-Ray players

LG Blu-Ray region free

Lecture Capture

Lecture Capture is a digital recording technology that allows the instructor to record the combined audio, video and projected image of a class in a digital format. This video file can then be distributed to students or downloaded for archive. Our Lecture Capture system also allows you to live-stream your presentation online to remote users anywhere in the world.

To see if a classroom is equipped with Lecture Capture, use the Classroom Attributes tab above.

Getting Lecture Capture Authorization

To learn more about Lecture Capture and to receive authorization to use LC, please complete the Lecture Capture online tutorial. Once you’ve completed the tutorial, you may immedietely begin using Lecture Capture.

Before beginning the Lecture Capture tutorial, you MUST have completed the AV System Tutorial and received your AV system passcode!

Start the Lecture Capture Tutorial!

Wireless Microphones

Microphone maintenance

  1. When finished teaching, please plug the microphone back into its USB charging cable—by matching the arrows on the cable and the microphone.

  1. If you are going to use your own headset, please plug it carefully and correctly into the transmitter.

  1. Please leave the sacrificial cable plugged into the transmitter! If there isn’t a sacrificial cable or you believe the unit is damaged, use the classroom podium phone to reach us.

Microphone placement

The placement of the microphone and bodypack is critical for optimal performance. You want the microphone clipped at the center of your chest, about four inches below where your chin touches your chest; the bodypack should be clipped to your waistband or pocket, but not inside where the signal could be restricted. See the photo below, you want the mic to be within the red circle. If you don’t have a lapel just clip it to the fabric of your garment. Be sure the foam part of the microphone isn’t rubbing fabric when you move, it will sound “scratchy”



VHS videotapes and other discontinued media

We no longer have VHS players.  If you have content on a videotape, or other form of media,  you may be able to have it digitized for streaming by the UW-Library.  See link below for details.