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To project from your mobile device while connected to the smart classroom podium (tethered), you will need an adapter that allows you to hook directly to the VGA male cable. Please refer to your device's manual for additional information for adapters and projecting your mobile device onto other screens to determine which adapter, and possibly converter, you may require.
NSCC classrooms are gradually being equiped with HDMI cables. In such instances, faculty will have a choice of VGA male or HDMI cables for projection.
Please contact Instructional Technology and Design at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about projecting tethered.
Credit: VGA cable image courtesy of the Creative Commons.
Currently, Instructional Technology and Design is exploring various options that would allow faculty to project from their mobiles devices without being physically connected to the podium (untethered) in the classroom. A couple of current options, include: Air Server (for mirroring of images and documents) and Electric Slide (for mirroring PowerPoints when using iPads or iPhones).
Please check back regularly for any updates or recommendations on projecting from your mobile device untethered. We also encourage you to contact Instructional Technology and Design at email@example.com for more information about projecting untethered.
Here are some tips for using a mobile device in the NSCC classroom:
To utilize the wireless network on your mobile device (instead of your data plan), connect to the NSCC wireless network through the "Settings" on your mobile device. If connecting to the NSCC wireless with that device for the first time, use "northshore" (all lower case) for the network security password.
Once you have configured the wireless settings, open a browser and you will be directed to the NSCC wireless log in page. If you are not automatically directed to the log in page, try to go to any website. It should redirect you to the log in page. If the log in page does not appear, try accessing the URL directly: Danvers Campus, Lynn Campus, Beverly Campus.
On the log in page, enter your Pipeline username and password into the appropriate fields. Check the user agreement box and click "Log In." For additional information, please refer to NSCC's Wireless Network documentation.