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Digital Learning Lab: Managing Screens

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This walkthrough works well with the Active Learning Activity Example: Develop a Research Plan box under the Active Learning tab.

Step 1

When you reach the point where you want group work to begin, you'll probably want the groups to have control of their tables. So click All Tables Local.

all tables local

Step 2

When the groups complete their tasks, it's time to ask a student at each table to demonstrate their assigned task to the rest of the class. The first step is to make sure each student presenter's laptop is plugged into the table via one of the HDMI connectors.

HDMI from puck

The HDMI connector above plugs into the port shown below.


Step 3

The puck will glow white when the student plugs it into the laptop, but the laptop screen will not immediately display on the table's screen. To display the laptop screen, the student must press the 1 on the puck. The picture below shows the puck before the student presses the button.

puck not activated

After the student presses 1 and waits a second or two, the puck will activate and turn green. The laptop screen will also display on the table's screen if the room is set to All Tables Local or Lab Mode.

puck activated

Step 4

Once the puck is activated, make sure the student's laptop is set to mirror its display. On a Chromebook, mirror the display by pressing the Control key at the same time as the key with the display icon. (See pictures below).

keyboard shortcut

mirror display visual aid

If you're still in All Tables Local mode, you'll see something like this:

Chromebook mirrored

Step 5

Now you're ready to route the student's display to other screens throughout the room. You'll do this in XPanel using the Custom Route settings.

xpanel custom settings

Step 6

To send the display from Table One to all the displays in the room, start by clicking Table 1 Feed on the left side.

Table 1 Feed

Step 7

Then click all the displays where you'd like the Table 1 Feed to appear. In this case, make 5 clicks to send the Table 1 Feed to all the displays.

route table 1 feed

Step 8

The XPanel should now show that the Table 1 Feed is routing to all the displays. The student presenter's laptop display should now show on all the table screens and the projector screen.

table one feed to all screens activated

Step 9

To move on to a presenter at Table Two, make sure the presenter's laptop is properly connected and then set the XPanel to route the Table 2 Feed to all displays in the same way you routed the Table 1 Feed to all displays, only this time your first click will be the Table 2 Feed button.

Step 10

If you get stuck, click the Wireless Presentation to all button at the top left corner of XPanel and start over.

Wireless to all button