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CLS – Building 100 press button control

Equipment found in this room

  • A University Windows PC with keyboard and mouse, connected to the University network.
  • A HDMI cable is the standard connection to allow you to connect your own laptop or other devices to display on the screen. Other video connections like VGA, USB-C or Apple Thunderbolt might be available but not are not standardised. We recommend you bring your own USB-C, Mac or iPad display adapter if required. 
  • Network socket to connect a laptop to the network. You will need your own network cable.
  • A large TV screen.
  • Amplifier and speakers for audio (voice, PC, laptop, external devices).
  • Area microphone to record your voice using the Panopto recorder.
  • Whiteboard and pens.
  • Internal phone, that can be used to called ServiceLine (x25656) if you need to report a problem. Note that calls from CLS rooms are given priority if there is a queue.

By default, the lectern PC can use PanoptoBlackboard Collaborate and MS Teams.

There is a Dome Camera in the ceiling, this can be used for capturing a video feed of yourself when presenting/teaching from the front of the room. Some of the cameras are also capable of capturing the whiteboard, to find out which rooms are capable please look at our reference page here.

Please note audience facing cameras are not fitted as standard. 


Most computers will have or use a standard HDMI connection for displaying its screen output, the lectern computers have a standard cable that looks like the following:

A HDMI cable.
HDMI-HDMImini-HDMImicro.png – Wikimedia CommonsStandard (CLS cable), Mini and Micro.

If you are using a new Apple Mac you will need to have your own USB C to HDMI type of adapter:

An Apple USB C to HDMI and USB C adapter.
MiNe-M_100-3426U | Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter | MiNe | Flickr

Using the controller

The controller looks like the following

A push button wall controller. Button actions from top to bottom. VGA. HDMI. USB C. PC. On. Volume up. Off. Volume down.

If the display is turned off then press the β€˜Onβ€˜ button (A).

When the display is on you can change it to various inputs (B), by default it should display the lectern computer on β€˜PCβ€˜. But you can change it to your own laptop or device by selecting either β€˜VGAβ€˜ or β€˜HDMIβ€˜.

The rooms volume control is done via the β€˜+β€˜ and β€˜β€“β€˜ buttons (C).

Once the equipment is not longer needed select the β€˜Offβ€˜ button (A) to make sure everything is shutdown and ready for the next person to use the room.


You can always call ServiceLine on x25656 using the phone in the room for help. But here are some simple things you can check yourself to fix the problem quickly.

CLS Main display

  • Double check that you have selected the projector/display button to be on.
  • Make sure you selected the correct video source (PC, laptop, HDMI etc.) using the control panel.

Laptop video

  • Make sure the cables are securely plugged into your device.
  • On a laptop check you extended or duplicated the display. On a PC this is Windows + P.
  • Checked the correct display input is selected on the control panel.


  • Check that the volume on the PC or laptop turned up.
  • See if the volume on the room’s control panel is turned up.
  • If you are using HDMI, try disconnecting and reconnecting the cable, making sure that it is securely plugged in. Check that you have selected the correct audio output.

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