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Power Presenting Pathfinder: Presentation Practice Room in the Library

Welcome!

The Library has a presentation practice room available to you for practicing presentations on your own or as a group.

Equipment Needed

  1. One USB flash drive, properly formatted and preferably empty.
  2. One HDMI cable (one is available for check out at the Circulation Desk)
  3. One laptop to run presentation to television.

How to Show Slides or Other Presentation Materials on the Screen

  1. Use the HDMI cable to connect your laptop to the HDMI outlet on the wall next to the box.
  2. Turn on the TV (buttons are on the left side) and it will project the image from the connected laptop.

How to Record a Presentation

  1. Insert your USB flash drive directly into the USB drive on the front of the box.
  2. Push the Big Red Button. It will light up indicating that you are recording. It is recommended to allow about 15 seconds before you begin your presentation so that nothing is cut off. The camera is on the far end of the room.
    • Audio: There is a small white panel on the wall. This is the microphone. It will pick up audio from the presenter as well as from the television.
  3. When you are finished, Push the Big Red Button. The light will turn off.
  4. Wait about 15 seconds before removing your USB flash drive, to ensure that your recording was saved properly.

The Big Red Button

Troubleshooting

  • USB flash drives are generally formatted correctly, but if a drive must be reformatted, use FAT32 or NTFS.

 

  • Make sure that the power supply on the camera is on.

 

  • If the button is not working, check with library staff who can check the panel inside the box to see if all components are properly connected.
    • Default USB port should be Rear USB.
    • If the camera is disconnected, the power supply may be turned off.