1. Getting Started in a lecture
2. Using as a Zoom Room
3. Advanced Controls
4. Troubleshooting

Getting Started in a lecture

Getting started
  1. On the touch panel on the podium, select a source to get started.
    1. PC: there is a Windows 10 PC in the podium. The keyboard and mouse are in the keyboard tray. Be sure to wake it up to use it.
    2. Laptop: the HDMI cable on top of the podium.
    3. Document camera: open it up to start using.
    4. Zoom NUC: there is a Zoom PC in the podium. Please see the next section for more info.
  2. After selecting the source, select which displays you want to show your presentation on (most likely “everywhere”). You may also select individual stations (pods) or main displays (the four large displays in the room).
  3. Please press the System Off button if you are finished and the last class of the day.
Select the destinations

Using as a Zoom Room

There is a dedicated Zoom PC in the room. It is controlled by the Logitech TAP touch panel on top of the podium.

Zoom Room controls
  • Meet Now: starts a Zoom meeting using the room’s dedicated meeting ID: 811 637 0242
  • Meeting List: displays the room’s calendar. If you have Zoom info in the calendar, you can start your Zoom from this list.
  • Join: allows you to type in a meeting ID and join that Zoom.
  • Presentation: allows you to wirelessly connect a device and present.
  • Phone: allows you to call into a Zoom meeting.

In-meeting Zoom controls

Zoom controls

These controls are virtually identical to Zoom controls from a PC or Mac. A few tips:

  • You can screen share two ways:
    • Join the Zoom meeting from your device and share the screen through the Zoom app.
    • Share an HDMI device or the podium PC. To do this , click the green “Share Content or Camera” button and click the “Share to Meeting” button under “Use HDMI.” The last HDMI device active will automatically share to the Zoom.
    • Here is a short demo video.
  • Camera Control has two presets for the room’s built-in camera.
  • Security has the option to allow meeting participants to share.

Advanced controls

Advanced controls
  • Audio controls
    • Mic controls are on the left side.
      • Student Mics Mute is on by default and mutes all pod mics.
      • Mic controls allow you to manipulate mics at each pod.
      • Lectern Mic Level controls the built-in lectern mic.
      • There is a Lavalier mic for the instructor located in a pouch in the bottom right of the podium. Please secure this when you are done using it.
    • Program volume controls the room audio of whatever source is selected: lectern PC or HDMI input, etc.
  • Lights
    • There are room light presets under this option.
  • Matrix Routing
    • Allows the instructor to show content from one pod to another.
    • Please be sure to Reset All Routes when finished with this option and to show different content.
  • Display Control
    • Allows the instructor to turn on/off individual pod displays or main displays.


  • Reset All Routes is your best friend for fixing problems with stuck images or displays not showing what they should.
  • Turning the system off and then on can also solve this problem.
  • No display from the PC in the podium? Check if it’s on. It is the small Dell PC the podium rack on the left. If it is on already, hold the power button to turn it off. Then press it again to turn it on.
  • If things are really not cooperating. There is a power switch to cycle the entire system under the podium. Flip this switch to cut power to the podium. Flip it back on and then wait for the system to boot up. You may have to power on the podium PC again.
  • Please call BioSci Computing with any issues: 824-3555.