How to Setup a Projector
Setup to use your laptop with a projector at LTU is very easy. Depending on what room you are using, your laptop can connect to the projector using several methods including: USB-C, HDMI, and VGA cabling.
Turning on the projector
In most rooms you will use a remote control to turn the projector on and off. Other rooms and auditoriums you will use a Crestron touchscreen to control the projector functions. You may use the touchscreen or remote control to switch between using different input sources to the projector in addition to volume control.
Which cable do I use?
Depending on which LTU machine you are using, you will connect to the projector differently. Please see below for further elaboration:
HP X360: With the HP X360, plug in the HDMI cable directly to the HDMI port located on the side of the machine. You will not need to connect the audio cable as HDMI also transmits audio.
Fujitsu Lifebook: With the Fujitsu Lifebook, plug in the HDMI cable directly to the HDMI port located on the side of the machine. You will not need to connect the audio cable as HDMI also transmits audio.
Apple Macbook Pro: With your Macbook, you will need a USB-C to HDMI adapter. Connect the HDMI cord to the adapter, then plug the adapter into one of the USB-C ports on the side of the machine. You will not need to connect the audio cable as HDMI also transmits audio.
HP Z Book: With the HP Z Book, plug in the VGA cable directly to the VGA port located on the back right of the machine. If audio is required, connect the audio cable to the audio port located on the right side of the machine.
Macbook: With your new Macbook, plug in the HDMI cable directly to the HDMI port located on the right side of your machine. As stated above, you will not need to connect the audio cable as HDMI also transmits audio.
Lenovo Yoga: The Lenovo Yoga comes with a mini HDMI port located on the right side of the machine. To connect this port with the standard size HDMI cable, you will need an adapter. All LTU faculty using the Lenovo Yoga will receive one mini HDMI to standard HDMI adapter when they pick up their Lenovo Yoga. Students and faculty may borrow an adapter for a 24 period from the Library or Help Desk. The Dean's offices have also been given a few spares for faculty use.
Syncing the laptop and projector
If no image displays on the projector screen after turning on the projector and connecting the cable, you may need to synchronize the laptop and projector. In Windows, this is done by pressing the "Windows" key and the "P" key at the same time and selecting the "Duplicate" option.
If using a Mac, please follow the instructions below:
- Click on the Apple Menu in the top left corner of your screen
- Select "System Preferences" from the drop-down menu
- Select the "Displays" icon
- When the "Displays" window appears, click the Detect Displays button
Remember, please make sure that the projector is set to the correct input mode (either VGA or HDMI). To change the input mode, press "Input" on the projector remote until the correct mode is selected.
Individual projector instructions
Please see below for individual projector instructions prepared by eLearning: