Using Hybrid Technology
These instructions apply to spaces that have been updated with new conference cameras and microphones to support a hybrid in-person and remote (IPR) learning environment.
There are a limited number of rooms with resident video conferencing capabilities already in place. These VC rooms have room level cameras and audience microphones installed. The VC rooms require different setup and usage guidelines (see list of native VC rooms and guidance here).
Step 1: Connect Laptop
- Connect the HDMI cable to your laptop to use the touch panel and room projector.
- Connect the USB cable to your laptop to use the conference camera and microphone.
NOTE: If using a Mac, you may need a USB-C to USB adapter.
Step 2: Start Meeting
- Open the Zoom app on your laptop.
- Click the Meetings icon. A list of your upcoming meetings will display.
- Click the Start button below the meeting you would like to begin.
- Click Join Audio and then click the Mute button.
TIP! As the meeting host, you can manage participants, monitor chat, set participant controls and more!
Learn more about hosting a meeting or class
Step 3: Adjust Settings
Adjust the audio and video settings to use the conference camera and microphone during the Zoom meeting.
- Click the ^ arrow next to Mute/Unmute button and select Yamaha YVC-200 from the Select a Microphone list.
- Click the ^ arrow next to Start/Stop Video button and select Huddly GO from the Select a Camera list.
IMPORTANT! These settings must be configured to provide quality audio and video for remote students during your meeting.
The existing touch screen and room projectors control what is presented in the classroom. Visit each classroom’s Quick Reference Guide information for additional classroom technology help.
The Huddly GO is a compact, wide-angle conference camera used to provide a view of the instructor's area (up to 150 degree wide angle). The camera can be manually adjusted (as needed) to capture different areas of the classroom.
The Yamaha YVC-200 microphone is intended to capture and enhance the instructor’s voice (up to a 2-meter/6.5 feet radius) for remote students. Volume control can be managed through the Zoom app or using the volume buttons (+/-) on the microphone.
Zoom, CMU's preferred web conferencing solution, is intended for remote learning support. Visit Zoom for additional class tips and help.