Classroom Computer Setup

This article will address logging on to and setting up a classroom computer. Computers running Windows operating system with a projected display are available in select classrooms across campus.

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What are Classroom Computers?

Computers can and have transformed teaching and learning by helping instructors engage students in new ways. Rollins' IT maintains installed desktop computers in select classrooms for courses, presentations, and events.

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How do Classroom Computers Work? 

Generally used for audio/video purposes, the computers have a range of software applications already installed and ready to use. However, the first time you sign in, the computer needs to make a profile for your account.  This process takes longer than a typical sign-in, so doing it before classes begin will help speed up future sign-in experiences. Click logging onto a classroom computer to see step-by-step instructions.

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Where can I Find a Classroom with a Computer?

To locate a classroom with a lectern/podium computer please click on the link below and follow the instructions provided.

Classroom Computer (all Windows)

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How do I Use a Classroom Computer?

Setup the classroom PC for a smooth in-class experience.

  1. Sign in before classes
  2. Sign in to Office
  3. Sign in to Adobe Acrobat (for PDFs)
  4. Adjust Google Chrome

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Before Term Start

The first time you sign in, the computer needs to make a profile for your account.  This process takes longer than a typical sign in, so doing it before classes begin will help speed up future sign in experiences.

Sign into Class Computer

  1. Turn on the computer if it is not already on
  2. Sign in with your Rollins ID (without @rollins), and password
  3. Go to the Start menu and click the power button
  4. Choose "Restart"
    This restart will be longer than future restarts
  5. Sign in again

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Microsoft Office Sign In

Signing in now will stop sign in messages from appearing in the future, and works for all Office products

Sign into Microsoft Office

  1. Open any Microsoft Office software (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  2. Wait for the "Sign in" window to pop-up
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to sign in with your Rollins ID
    1. You'll see a Microsoft sign in screen that asks for your email, use your full username@rollins.edu
    2. You'll be redirected to an Okta sign in, use just your ID (without @rollins) and password to sign in
    3. Leave the "allow my organization to manage this device" box checked and continue
  4. Click through final confirmation windows and confirm that you see your name at the top of the Office window
  5. Close Office

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Adobe Acrobat Pop-ups

If you work with PDFs, this will prevent sign-in pop-ups from disrupting class, and allows full access to all Adobe Acrobat features.

Sign into Adobe account

  1. Open Adobe Acrobat
  2. Wait for the "Sign in" window to pop-up
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to sign in with your Rollins ID
    1. You'll see an Adobe sign in screen that asks for your email, use your full username@rollins.edu
    2. You'll be redirected to an Okta sign in, use just your ID (without the @rollins portion) and password to sign in
  4. Click through final confirmation windows and confirm that you see your name at the top of the Office window
  5. Close Acrobat

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Google Chrome Error Message

When you first open Google Chrome there is a small adjustment you can make to remove the "Error" that displays in the browser. You can also optionally sign into Chrome to bring over your bookmarks for easy access.

Sign into Chrome account

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Click the "Error" message that appears at the top
  3. Click the Adobe extension error message that appears in the menu
  4. Click the button to remove the extension (it is not needed to work with PDFs)
  5. Optional: Sign into Google Chrome and sync your bookmarks (Personal work computer and the classroom PC)
  6. Close Chrome

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What do I do if the Classroom Computer is Not Working?

If computer hardware and/or software (supported applications) that is used in conjunction with AV presentation systems in the classroom is in need of attention please contact the help desk. 

  1. Support for classroom computers is managed by IT, through the help desk. 
    1. To contact the Help Desk...
      1. Email the IT Help Desk helpdesk@rollins.edu 
      2. Phone: (407-628-6363).

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How do I Use the Computer in the Classroom?

Using computers to enhance classroom learning can not only helps the students learn, but it helps teachers teach their students more information. Here are some of the ways computers can benefit classroom learning.

  • View documentaries, news clips, interviews, and other video clips to bring in a multimodal awareness of course concepts.
    • Video can offer richer learning opportunities that can help make connections between class work and ‘real life’ easier for students, beyond a lecture or reading. "A picture is worth a thousand words."
    • Collect, review, and edit sources prior to class that has good synergy with the prepared lesson. Present as part of the blocks or chunks with active learning activities throughout the lesson. 
  • Project/show on the screen exemplary student work (with permission).
    • This helps to keep learners engaged when they know that what they produce is likely to be shared with their peers.
    • Pre-load and set expectations of shared work by gaining agreement with the learners via syllabus statements, short classroom conversations, and assignment instructions. Then with the work displayed, look to generate ideas and constructive decisions on the next steps with the class. 
  • Get creative by having your students review, annotate, and share a live image, doc, or any web page, at the same time.
    • Collect ideas and create a group thinking activity that can be shared live and saved to be used by students for exam review and teacher mid-course re-evaluation.
    • Use apps like Perusall to display a doc or image and have the students use their devices to simultaneously share their ideas with the class.

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