Technology Center

Classroom Technology

This page is meant to introduce you to the use of the podium in rooms 104, 112, 212, 320 and 411.

If you are in another classroom, the podium may have a different set-up. If you wish to obtain information for a classroom not listed, please contact:

Classroom Technology & Events

Phone: (206)221-5000 ext. 9



The Podium

Upon getting behind the podium, you will see two cabinets, one on your left, and one on your right. The one on your right may already be open as it is frequently used.
On top of the podium is a control panel that looks like this:


After hitting the "Power" button on the control panel, it may take a few minutes for the projector lamp to warm up. Please be patient. DO NOT hit the power button multiple times as this may damage the projector lamp.


The Podium Computer

The podium computer is a Apple Mac Mini. If you're uncomfortable using Apple products, please bring your laptop instead or switch to Windows by rebooting the computer and selecting the windows icon when prompted.

Podium computers come with Office 2011 for Mac, VLC media player, and Adobe Reader.


In addition to the built in computer, Miller Hall podiums have VGA cables to connect laptops, a document projector, and a DVD player. Instructions can be found for these devices below.


If you don't have a laptop and need one, the technology center can help. Submit a reservation request here.


Most PC laptops have a VGA port built in which allows you to connect to the projector without an adapter. If your laptop does not have a VGA port, the help desk may be able to provide an adapter.


Your laptop screen should automatically project upon connection. To change screen mirroring settings, press Win + P and select 'duplicate'.


If you have a Mac, you will need to buy a mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter or check one out from the help desk. Many classrooms will have adapters you can use, but we can't guarantee they will be present or working. Please don't steal them. We'll be very sad.


Connect your adapter like so:



DVD/VHS Player

Our combo DVD players make it easy to player either media type. Simply hit the "DVD" button on the console panel on top of the podium to switch to it. Choose which media you wish to use by pressing the "SELECT" button on the front panel.


Document Projector

Miller Hall classrooms are equipped with Elmo document projectors. No, it's not red and fuzzy and no, it won't like it if you tickle him… it.

Hit the "DOC CAM" button on the console to switch to projector feed from the document camera.


Blank Feature

If you wish to temporarily stop the projector from projecting, hit the "BLANK" button on the console. This won't affect whatever's going on the computer or your laptop. To have it project again, hit the "HIDE" button once again. It should come back up in a jiffy.