Troubleshooting Display Problems

We hope all of your classes in the CIC are going well!

This week, we’ve had a couple of questions about what to do if the Instructor Station computer screen does not match the display on the flat-screen. Usually, this happens because the instructor computer automatically opens all PowerPoint presentations in “presenter mode,” which leaves the display screen empty after the presentation is closed.

The good news is… there’s an easy fix!

If this happens during your class, press the Windows button + the P key.

keyboard

From there, select “Duplicate” from the menu on the right. This will ensure that the display matches the instructor screen.

Duplicate

If for any reason this doesn’t help, try restoring the computer to its default settings by signing off and letting it reboot. To do this, right-click on the Windows icon and select “Shut down or sign out,” and then “Sign out.”

Sign out

We hope this helps! As usual, please don’t hesitate to ask Kimberlee or Tesla if you have any questions or would like to talk about the new technology.

Thanks!

Display screens

 

Going to (Lan) School

The flat-panel display isn’t the only option for projecting your instructor screen in the CIC labs. LanSchool allows instructors to send their screen–or any student screen–to all machines in the room. Instructors can also use LanSchool to send files to all student computers.

Picture of CIC lab machines.

Instructor’s computer and lab computers display the same image.

Look for the LanSchool icon on the desktop.

Screenshot of instructor desktop with arrow pointing to LanSchool icon

You will see live images of all student desktops.

Instructor Console

The Show menu gives you the option to project your desktop as a full screen that students cannot manipulate or as a window within their desktops. You can also use the Show menu to send a selected student desktop to all machines.

Screenshot of LanSchool menu

Show menu projection options

The Show menu’s Send Files option lets you select a file from the instructor station hard drive to send to all students. They can access the file from the C: drive in Windows Explorer.

Go to "This PC"-->Local Drive (C:)-->LanSchool Files to find the sent file

Go ¬†to “This PC”–>Local Disk (C:)–>LanSchool Files to find the sent file

If you’re interested in learning more about LanSchool, ask Ann or Kimberlee. We’ll be stopping by at the beginning of lab classes this week and next.