Technology Guides

Audio Recording and Editing [Audacity]

DVD Playback & Multi-Format Media Player [VLC Media Player]

Doc Cam / Visualizer

Interactive Display Tools [OpenBoard]

Video Conferencing [Zoom]

Wireless Connection Between Projector & Laptop [MirrorOp]

Computer shortcuts

Connecting to the TV

  1. At the teacher station...
    1. Student table TVs are turned on at the teacher station using touch control panel.
    2. Send WePresent as the source to all student table TVs.
  2. On your work computer...
    1. Make sure the computer is connected to "NMU" WiFi (it will not work with any other network).
    2. Install/run MirrorOp Software to connect it wirelessly to the TV (download: here).
    3. Once MirrorOp is running, you will be prompted to input the IP address found at the bottom left corner of the watermark displayed on the TV.
    4. Input the four-digit code located in the top right corner of the watermark displayed on the TV.
    5. A 'Play' button will appear. Click it to begin casting to the TV.
    6. Clicking the star next to the device name will allow you to 'Favorite' it. Devices on your 'Favorites' list do not need their IP address inputted each time you want to connect.
    7. Clicking the 'Pause' button will freeze the screen but maintain the connection. Clicking the 'Stop' button will end the display, but leave the device in memory. Exiting out of the window will end the session completely.
  3. Use the touch panel at the instructor station to turn the TV off when your are finished.

Connecting the AVer Document Camera

  1. Follow the instructions for "Connecting to the TV".
  2. Install/run Sphere2 software (download: here).
  3. Connect the document camera to your computer via the USB cord attached to the doc cam and hold down the large, silver power button on the side of the doc cam. The doc cam should begin to make noises as it boots up.
  4. Once connected, maximize the Sphere2 window on your screen for the best image. Using the buttons on the bottom left hand corner, presenters can control the image, draw and add effects tp their feed, record video, and capture still images.
  5. When finished, disconnect the doc cam and turn its power button off.


This is used to amplify voice through a microphone and audio from laptop computers and Blu-ray players.

Projects 35MM slides onto a screen.

This equipment plays Blu-ray, DVD, and compact discs.

This equipment allows the user to play 33 1/3 and 45 RPM vinyl records, CD's, audio cassettes, and FM radio.

This hi def camcorder records high-definition audio and video which is easily transferred to the user's computer using its built-in USB port or inserting its SD card directly into the computer.

This high def camcorder is used by faculty to record student presentations. It comes with 36 GBs of memory on a SD card for hours of record time. It connects easily to a wireless mic for improved audio. It also comes with a USB for downloading videos to one's computer.

This hi def camcorder records both audio and video as digital .avi files which are easily transferred to student computers using a built-in USB port.

The document camera captures high-definition quality still and motion video digitally. Great for displaying 3D objects. Comes with an SD memory card.

This equipment allows the user to play both DVDs and VHS videotapes.

Mirrors what is displayed on the user's computer screen but can be manipulated with a stylus and saved for later viewing.

Projects high-resolution widescreen stills and motion video from the user's laptop computer and media player.

This mic / speaker combo allows for omni directional two-way audio interaction for group discussion between remote and in class participants.

This stationary mic allows for the user to be heard over a robust sound system.

This lavalier mic is attached to the presenter's lapel and transceiver is attached to instructor's waist for improved audio quality during recording.

This mic uses your laptop's USB port for easy plug-and-play wireless microphone use.

This hand-held mic or lavalier mic is used to improve audio quality in larger rooms.

This multi-purpose portable cart comes equipped with an LCD projector, DVD/VHS player, and speakers.

This is a standard portable pull-down 8-foot screen on tripod legs.

This equipment projects transparent images to a screen or wall.

Cameras and camcorders attach to a tripod to increase the height and allow for adjusting the angle with pan & tilt flexibility.

This equipment connects to your computer and allows you to capture digitally pictures and motion video. Some webcams have built-in microphones.

Standard size whiteboard on castors.

This wireless hand-held remote allows for control of Windows PowerPoint slides for up to 20 feet from the user's laptop. It also has a built-in laser pointer. It connects via a USB port.


Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing audio. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. MP3 files can be created once the LAME CODEC is also installed.

Download Audacity

The MirrorOp software provides wireless connection between the user's laptop and the ceiling projector and/or television(s) using NMU WiFi access points. Find more info on the IT Services website.

Open-Sankoré and OpenBoard are free and open-source interactive whiteboard software compatible with any projector and pointing device.

Download Open-Board

Provides users with a range of interactive software for the AVer visualizer document camera.

This standalone visualizer software for PC and Mac gives users access to many handy features, like video recording, picture-in-picture and annotation, as well as a number of unique, advanced features, like automatic image correction, side-by-side comparison, a personalized media library and one-click upload to social media & file sharing sites. Moreover, the simplified design of Sphere2’s user interface allows users of all ages to master the software in mere minutes. 

Download Sphere2

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. 

Download VLC Media Player

Web-based application - no installation necessary. WildCast is NMU's internal podcast network