Classroom podiums have Crestron control systems and some other technologies that allow the user to control the Audio/Visual settings of the podium and computer system. These include Webcam, Microphone, Podium PC, physical cables for connecting a laptop or other device, Air Media for wireless projection from a laptop or other device, and a document camera for displaying documents, etc. All classrooms with cameral systems are capable of video recording using Web conferencing tools such as WebEx, Panopto, Canvas.

This article includes:

  • How to Startup the Podium System
  • How to Select Podium PC
  • How to Present your laptop
  • How to Mute/ Blank the Projector Image 
  • How to use the Audio Control
  • Adjusting the webcam from the touch panel for Type 1 and Type 3 classrooms (without Jabra Webcam)
  • How to adjust the Lavalier Wireless Microphone 
  • How to use the Document Camera Operation
  • How to use Wireless Presentation (with Air Media)
  • How to Shut down the Podium System
  • Classroom setup Types for WebEx -(Click on the Room Type to view the WebEx Setup Instructions: Type 1, Type 2,  Type 3)

How to Startup the System

  • To start up the classroom technology, press the “Press Here to Continue”

  • In six seconds, the system will begin the power up sequence, which includes lowering the screen and selecting the “Podium PC” as the default source.

How to Select Podium PC

  • The first screen you will see is the Home screen. Here you can switch to other sources, control the sound “Volume” in the room, “Mic Controls”, or position the “Web Cam” in the room (including powering On/OFF). Again by default, the “Podium PC” source button is selected.

How to Present your Laptop

  • To present using your laptop via the VGA or HDMI courtesy cable, press the “Laptop” button. Be sure to connect either the VGA cable (left connector below) or HDMI cable (right connector below) to your laptop. Make sure your laptop is set to display an image to an attached monitor. 
  • For your convenience, there is a Ring of Video Adapters attached to the courtesy HDMI cable.

How to turn ON/ OFF the Confidence Monitor Control 

  • For all sources, you have the ability to power “On” or power “Off” the Confidence Monitor, which is mounted on the rear or sidewall of the classroom.

How to Mute (Blank )the Projector Image

  • For all sources, you also have the ability to “Mute” or blank the Projector image. To blank the projector image, press the “Image Mute” button and the image will disappear from the projector screen. To return the image back, press the “Image Mute” button again, and the image will reappear to the projector screen.

How to use the Audio Controls

  • To control the audio level in the room press the up arrow to raise the volume and the down arrow to lower the volume. The color bar on the right tells you the current level. In addition, you can “Mute” the audio by pressing the “Mute” button. To un-mute, the audio, press the “Mute” button again.
  • The mute button will turn RED when muted.

Adjusting the Webcam from the touch panel For Type 1 and Type 3 classrooms (without Jabra webcam)

  • Select the Podium PC as your input, then select the “ Webcam” button in the lower right of the touch panel. You will now see the controls for the webcam.

For Audio, the built in Microphone on the podium is always on and will pick up audio when the computer is selected as audio input from WebEx or Panopto. There is also a wireless lavalier mic in the side pull out tray of the classroom podium. 

How to adjusting the Lavalier Wireless Microphone

  • To turn on the Lavalier Mic, squeeze the two buttons on the sides of the lavalier mic pack and flip down the front cover of the mic. Push and hold the button in the upper left side of the Lavalier Mic labeled “On/Off” until the screen lights up. Note: For best quality audio, attach the mic in the center of your shirt, below the breast bone, and clip the mic pack to your pants or pants pocket. Turn off the Lavalier by holding the “On/Off” button when done and place it back into the drawer.

How to use the Document Camera Operation

The Doc cam should turn on automatically, if not press the On Button

  • Rotating the Image: Tap the numbers under “Rotate” to digitally rotate the image.

  • Camera Light: You can turn the camera’s light on or off by selecting “On” or “Off” under Light.

  • Focusing the Image: Use the “Focus +” or “Focus -” button to manually adjust the focus of the image.

    • Selecting “Auto Focus” will attempt to focus on the object in front of the camera.

  • Zooming: Use the “Zoom +” or “Zoom –” buttons to zoom in and out of the image

  • Recording: Insert a flash drive into the USB slot on the right-hand side of the Document Camera, then on the Document Camera push the “RECORDING” button. An orange light above that button indicates that it is recording. Push the “RECORDING” button again to end and save the recording. Recordings are saved on the flash drive under a folder called DCIM.

How to use Wireless Presentation (with Air Media) 

  • Tap on the “Air Media” Selection. The Screen should now change to display connection instructions.

***LAPTOP MUST BE ON SJUMobile or SJUGuest WiFi***

  • Open a Browser, In the address bar, type in the IP Address from the bottom left of the display. 

  • Click the Start Presenting Button

  • Click the OS button to download (Windows or Mac)

**If you are trying to connect with a Tablet/Phone, instruct them to download the “Air Media” app from the iTunes store or Google Play store. 

  • Run the downloaded file to start Air Media (Windows EXE or Mac DMG)


  • Enter the 4-digit code you see on the lower left corner of the screen. Click OK

  • You are now connected to Air Media for wireless presentation and will see the controls

  • You are now connected to Air Media for wireless presentation and will see the controls

  • If you have no sound, press the unmute button to project audio. To stop presenting press the Stop Button


  • Run the Crestron Air Media

  • Click Open if prompted 

  • Follow the steps in the AirPlay Guidance

  • Click the AirPlay Menu in the top system bar. Enter the 4-digit code you see on the lower left corner of screen,Click OK.

  • To Disconnect, Turn off AirPlay in the top System Bar

How to Shut Down the System

  • To shut down the system, press the “System Off” button in the lower right corner and then press the “Yes, Power down and exit” button. In six seconds, the system will then begin the power down sequence, which includes raising the screen and turning off the projector and confidence monitor. 

Click on the Room Type below to see the WebEx Setup Instructions

Type 1

This type of room has an adjustable Grey Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera located at the rear of the room, a podium, and a lapel microphone at the podium. The audio system is capable of lecture capture and web conferencing.
Sullivan Hall B3, B4, B13, B14, 303, 306, 312, 314
Bent Hall 217, 219, 221, 222, 224, 322
St. Johns Hall 108, 109a, 109b, 111a, 111b, 112, 113, 114, 115, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 304a, 304b, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315
D’Angelo Center 206, 207, 208, 209, 306, 307, 309, 310, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410


This type of room has a Jabra Webcam attached to the podium. The microphone is built into this webcam. (Typically smaller rooms with no additional microphones or camera controls from the touch panel ). The audio system is capable of lecture capture and web conferencing.
Bent Hall 102 (BAL LAB) 125, 126, 201, 202.
Hauppauge Campus

(Pushbutton controls do not have a touchscreen controls below) 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107

Marillac Hall 106, 108, 111, 111a, 118, 132, 133, 133a, 135, 136, 137, 138, 138a, 139, 140b, 224,224a, 226, 226a, 234, 234a, 235, 235a, 237, 237a 241, 305, 306,306a,306b, 306c, 333, 333a, 334, 334a, 426, 426a, 427,428a, 428, 430, 430a 432, 432a, 433, 433a, 434, 434a.
Bartilucci Center (Pushbutton controls do not have touchscreen controls below) 121/122, 127, 131/132.

Marillac Hall 101, 119, 122, 207, 219, 225,232, 308, 314, 315, 316, 317, 324, 325, 326, 328, 329, 330, 331, 425