|Wallace Wurth G6/G7 is not set up for direct video connection to Port Macquarie.
The 10 steps below explain how a Skype connection can be setup in the class. Requires a laptop with Uniwide connection and HDMI cable.
- Log-in to the demonstrators desktop computer.
- Connect your laptop to the HDMI (or alternative VGA) port on the desktop behind the monitor.
- Connect your laptop to the powerpoint on the wall to ensure it does not run flat.
- Make sure the laptop is connected to the Uniwide wireless network.
- If not you can use eduroam network or will have to find a nearby port to connect the laptop by cable.
- Use the demonstrator control panel to select laptop/HDMI input.
- This will show your laptop screen on all the local projector units.
- Do not do this yet if you want to talk to just the Port Macquarie students first.
- Turn on Skype on your laptop.
- You will need to download Skype software and set up a Skype account if you do not have one.
- Videocall "lindaferrington".
- Alternatively you can search for the Skype user by name. We may need to set up a unique non-personal account in future.
- My user name is "Mark Hill" (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- When connected you should be able to see the Port Macquarie students in a new window.
- At this stage you can both see and talk to these students and also hear any sounds from their end.
- Ask them to wave if they can hear you clearly, adjust microphone accordingly.
- Ask them to be quiet during your local presentation and any other preliminary discussion you want to organise before the class starts.
- Click the + button at the bottom of the Skype window and select "screenshare".
- The Port Macquarie window will not be visible but they will see your laptop screen.
- The laptop camera light will remain on indicating that it is connected and they can see your screen and hear you through the microphone.
- If the camera light goes out you have been disconnected or lost connection. Simple repeat the connection procedure.
- Run your class as normal for Sydney.
- If using a browser display as full screen (F11).
- Zoom the screen (ctrl + or -) to ensure that clearly displayed locally and via Skype.
- Open images and movies in new tabs rather than closing the main window.
- When finished hangup Skype.
Note that UNSW also has access to ZOOM but Skype was easier to set up at short notice.