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Connecting to Projection

Concordia University provides a myriad of projection systems across its many classrooms. Most classrooms come equipped with either projector or large LCD TV. These systems come equipped with either a VGA or HDMI input. Most Apple products do not come equipped with a VGA or HDMI port, and adapter may be necessary. Read more below about how to connect to Concordia's Projection systems.


About VGA and HDMI

VGA Port and Cable

VGA is a standard connector used for displaying a video image from laptop or computer to a monitor or projector.
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HDMI Port and Cable

HDMI is a new digital standard. It transfers both video and audio from a device to a TV. Most newer laptops (both PC and Mac) have these ports built in.
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Concordia Classrooms Equipment

Most of the teaching spaces at Concordia University come equipped with the ability to project an image on a laptop to either a screen or monitor. Prior to teaching in a space it is recommended to review the document here to see what your room has and if you need to seek adapters for connecting to the system.


Adapter Policy

Users are responsible for providing an output format compatible with the input formats available in the classroom. Concordia will provide VGA input for rooms with analog systems and HDMI input for rooms with digital systems. Due to the variety of formats available on devices, Concordia will not provide adapters beyond what is available for checkout at the Technology Service Center.


How to Checkout Adapters

A limited supply of adapters are available for day use checkout at the Technology Service Center. For unstrctions on how to reserve that equipment, follow the link here.


Connecting to the Projector

Using a PC

Step 1. Connect using either a VGA port or HDMI depending on what is available on your system

Step 2. Power the system on and select the most appropriate input based on what was plugged in. More information on how to do that can be found here

Step 3. Tell your computer to duplicate the display either by pressing Windows + P or by pressing Function+F8
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Step 4. After a few moments your image should appear on the screen.

Using a Mac

Step 1. Connect using either a VGA port or HDMI depending on what is available on your system. Most likely an adapter is necessary, plug this in first.


Step 2. Power the system on and select the most appropriate input based on what was plugged in. More information on how to do that can be found here

Step 3. Enable mirroring on a your Mac by going into System Preferences>Displays>Appearance then checking "mirror this display"
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Step 4. After a few moments your image should appear on the screen.



Created by Steven Quirk 9/27/13