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:

Document Projector


Upon getting behind the podium, you will see two cabinets, one on your left, and one on your right.

On the top of the podium you can see:

  • Height adjustment switch (A)
  • Podium Control Panel (B)
  • Microphone (C)



Turn on the projector by pressing the ON button on the "Power" section of the control panel. It may take a few minutes for the projector to warm up. Please be patient. 

Now you can just go ahead and plug your laptop. It should be automatically recognized by the system.

You can use the Source selection buttons to flip between the podium computer, your device, and the document camera. Keep in mind that it may take up to 12 seconds for the new source to show up into the projector. Wait until the new source is showing up before clicking again.



The podium computer is a Apple Mac Mini. If you're uncomfortable using Apple products, please bring your laptop instead. 

Podium computers come with Office 365 for Mac and Adobe Acrobat Reader.



Document Projector

Miller Hall classrooms are equipped with Aver document projectors.

Using the source selection area of the podium control panel you can switch to projector feed from the document camera. Remember to be patient when switching, as it may take up to 12 seconds to switch between different sources (laptop, podium computer and document camera). The projector will show a black image during the switching period.



Miller Hall classrooms have HDMI adapters to connect your computer. There is also a USB-C and a Thunderbolt adapter for Mac devices. Please contact the Help Desk if you think you need a different connector for your presentation.



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


Most PC laptops have an HDMI or USB-C port built in which allows you to connect to the projector without an adapter. If your laptop does not have a this kind of 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 may have a Thunderbolt or USB-C port available. Many classrooms will have adapters you can use, but contact our help desk if you need any different adapter.