In Nikander 21A, there is a computer, whiteboard, TV, cams and microphones that can be used for teaching remotely. On Windows 10, you can toggle between which cameras and microphones you wish to use. The Logitech webcam has a built in camera and microphone, which is ideal for sitting in front of the computer for traditional video calls (FaceTime, Zoom, Google Meet, etc). The stereo microphone and DVC camcorder are used best while teaching from the whiteboard. For either scenario, you will likely need to change which camera and microphone is being used.
To use the DVC Camcorder
- Make sure the device is powered on and the USB is connected from the camcorder to the desktop.
- Make sure the camcorder's setting is set to PC Camera after the USB cable is plugged into the camcorder
- Make sure the physical zoom button is where you want it to be (silver button on top of camcorder)
- Switch the camera setting in your preferred video client to USB Camera
To use the Stereo Microphone
- Make sure the device is powered using the right hand slider and the device is connected from the microphone to the desktop
- Adjust the left hand slider to +20dB for picking up directional volume (teaching from the whiteboard)
- Switch the Audio Microphone in your preferred video client to Jack Mic (Realtek(R) Audio)
- Please make sure to turn off the microphone when it's no longer in use.
To use the Logitech USB Webcam
- Make sure the device is plugged into the desktop
- Switch the Audio Microphone in your preferred video client to any of the Logitech options
- Switch the Video Camera in your preferred video client to Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000
- Physically adjust the camera as needed
To Change Sound Settings
- Select the speaker icon on the bottom right of the screen and hit the arrow to expand your options
- LG TV - TV speakers
- Note - you will need to adjust the sound on the TV
- Speakers/Headphones - Desktop speakers
- ASUS VH198 - Monitor speakers (not functional)
- LG TV - TV speakers
- Change the Volume as needed
Changing Settings in Zoom
Under your Zoom settings, you can change which peripherals can be used for recording. Go to the Video tab to switch between the camcorder and the Logitech webcam placed above the computer monitor. Go to the Audio tab to change the speaker and the microphone. Use the drop down bars to select which peripheral that you want to use.
Changing Settings in Google Meet
To change peripherals in Google Meet, it's very easy. Just click on the 3 dots "..." on the right hand side of the screen and go to your Google Meet settings. Use the drop down bars to select which peripheral that you want to use.