Like so much of the rest of life, education is becoming increasingly dependent on technology. To help meet this demand, Technology Services has installed Smart Carts in classrooms all over the main campus and across the regional sites. These carts come with projectors, built-in computers, connections for personal notebooks, integrated sound and more. This page gives you several pieces of information on how to navigate and troubleshoot carts in all of SAU’s locations.
Using The Smart Cart | Built In Computer (RGB 1) | Connecting Your Notebook (RGB 2) | Troubleshooting
Smart Cart Walkthrough:
Here is a general overview of a SAU Smart Cart. Although every cart will not have identical pieces they will generally have the following parts as described below:
Each smart cart has a desktop computer that is easily accessible to the user.
To adjust the volume of the desktop computer you can adjust the middle knob as circled in red below:
Connecting Your Notebook (RGB 2)
The cart is configured to accommodate laptop computers. The dock labeled “RGB 2″ is available for connecting your laptop to the Smart Cart. In the following picture you will see the VGA cable to connect to your laptop on the left, the network cable in the middle, and the audio cable on the right. There are also two power jacks in this dock in order to power up your laptop.
To adjust the volume of the desktop computer you can adjust the knob on the right as circled in red below:
Each Smart Cart comes with two remote controls. The one on the left below is the projector remote and the one on the right is the media player remote.
The projector remote can jump from the Media Player/Desktop (setting one) to a laptop (setting two).
To adjust the volume of the DVD/VHS player you can adjust the knob on the left as circled in red below:
General Troubleshooting Tips:
- Make sure the cart is plugged into the live network jack that is labeled on the wall.
- Make sure all power is plugged in.
- Make sure you are logged on with your SAU login and password.