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Portable Classroom

The solution for your teaching when you like to engage your remote students while using a board or other demonstration tools.

Step 1: Set up your laptop and set out the kit on a table

Portable Classroom Kit out on a table

Step 2: Set up the Tripod making sure to extend all legs and set locks. You may also notice a Video Capture Device strapped to one leg. If the Video Capture Device is not attached to one of the legs it will be located in the front zipper pocket of the Camera Bag.

Image of the tripod
Image of the HDMI video capture device attached to the leg of the tripod

Step 3: Attach the Samson CR88V to the leg of the tripod with the Video Capture Device velcro   

Image of the Microphone Receiver attached to the leg of the tripod

Step 4: Mount the Canon Camera on the Tripod

Image of the camera attached to the tripod

Step 5: Plug in Surge Protect Power Strip, and your laptop.

Image of the surge protector power strip

Step 6: Plug power cord into Camera and Samson Audio Receiver. Running off of the Camera Battery not recommended for any lecture over 30 min.

Image of the power cable plugged into the camera
Image of the power cord plugged into the microphone receiver

Step 7:Plug in the Mic and HDMI Input and Output

Image of the Microphone cord plugged into the port on the camera
Image of the HDMI cord plugged into the HDMI video capture device
Image of the port and controls on the Microphone receiver

Step 8: Connect the USB cord to the Video Capture device and your Laptop (Mac users that require a dongle it is recommended that you plug a power source directly into the dongle as shown in the picture) 

Image of the end of the Male to Female USB extended cord the female end will plug into the HDMI video capture device
Image the the male end of the USB extender cord plugged into you device
Image of a dongle which is required if your device does not have a USB port

Now that you are all connected there are a couple of things you have to do to connect and use the external devices on your laptop.

Step 1: Turn power ON to reciever and adjust the Level paying close attention to the WHITE MARK on the Reciever.

Image of the microphone receiver power and volume knob
Image of the microphone receiver level knob

Step 2: On your laptop open Microsoft Teams and select the Team you would like to have a meeting in. You may want to do a practice call with yourself or someone willing to help you to make sure your settings are correct.

Step 3: Start a call (By selecting the video camera within the general settings of your Team you will start a call with yourself for testing purposes)

Image of Teams with an arrow pointing to the video icon to start a meeting

Step 4: Once the call has started Select the  and then Select “Show device settings”

Image of once you are in the Teams meeting with an arrow indicating the 3 dots you will need to select to change settings
Image of the menu that will open once the 3 dots are selected and an arrow indicating the Show device settings feature

Step 5: Select the “Microphone” dropdown menu “Digital Audio Interface (USB Digital Audio)”

Image showing the menu that will open once Show device settings has been selected

Step 6: Select the “Camera” dropdown menu and “USB Video”

Image showing the menu that will open once Show device settings has been selected

You are now ready to for your meeting and you can record directly from Teams!

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