Refer to this page for any information you may need on how to operate the technology in the Visualization Lab. If you are having difficulties with elements of the room, refer to the Troubleshooting section at the end of this page. Check out our Technology Instruction page for orientation dates and times.
The Dell tower is on the floor near the larger tech cabinet. It is not connected to a separate screen, and only uses the projector screen. The wireless mouse and keyboard are kept on top of the tech cabinet. The Dell is not set up for the virtual reality system.
The Alienware computer is in the corner tower. Turn on the Alienware computer and the Samsung monitor. The Alienware uses the Samsung display and the LCD tv screen. It also operates the HTC Vive.
Ensure that the LCD screen is set to the Computer HDMI input.
To play a 360° video in the VR headset, the video will need to be saved to the H: drive (which will display as your username) of the Alienware computer or on a flash drive plugged into the Alienware computer. Videos can not be streamed from online sources. Follow these steps to access your 360° video:
The smart board features multi-touch for programs that support it and a dry-erase surface.
The back column by the computer towers features a HDMI port where you can connect any HDMI-equipped laptop. Just plug in the cord (usually on top of the tall tower) and select “Laptop” on the touchpad.
The HDMI cord provided is direction-specific. If it does not work, try unplugging it and plugging in the opposite end.
To play sound from your laptop in the room, you will need to change your laptop's speaker output settings.
Launch Leawo Blu-Ray Player from the Dell PC.
Click the Play button and the file explorer will pop up.
If your disc is in the Dell disc drive, choose “BD-RE Drive (E:).” If it is in the external Blu-Ray player, choose “BD-RE Drive (H:).” The name of the movie should appear next to the drive it is in.
Option 1: Choose the BDMV folder, then the BDMV file, which may be called “Movie Object” or something similar.
Option 2: Locate and select the .m2ts file which can be found at the following path: "\BDMV\STREAM\00000.m2ts".
You will have to use the keyboard, rather than the mouse, to make your selections in the disc’s menu options.
Insert disc into Dell computer disk drive.
Open CyberLink Media Suite software.
Choose “Movie,” then “Play movie disc.”
The Whiteboard Wall in the lab can be used for group work, drawing, or anything you wish, but make sure you don’t write on other walls! If you are in need of more markers, ask someone at the Tech Desk.
If you are having difficulties with technology in the room, refer to the solutions below. If you are not comfortable performing these actions, or if you require additional assistance, reach out to the Technology Support Desk or Beth Caruso (rm. 227). For support after hours, contact the AISLE Team at 704-687-5500, option 3. Tell them that you are in the Atkins Visualization Lab.
This means that the computer auto-updated and deleted the program. Re-download the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Follow these steps to have a continuous display for the entire screen. Note: These projectors use EdgeBlend to combine the ends of the two projections. If they do not overlap correctly, use the last step in this process to correct it.