A Desktop PC is available in all common teaching rooms, meeting rooms (except rooms 1-203 and 135-105) and GATCF computer labs for the purpose of showing presentations, playing DVDs etc. Cables are also available for those who wish to connect a laptop to the AV system in these rooms. The available cables and adapters as well as the switching mechanisms vary from room to room. For details consult the VAVS - JCU Room finder (click on the virtual room).
From 2018 all the VAVS videoconference systems are capable of transmitting the presentation (2nd video stream) in HD (1080p = 1920×1080). Please note some non-VAVS systems still use the lower resolution of XGA (1024x768) for the presentation.
You will find the resolution and refresh rate settings in the screen properties of the laptop and using them will in most cases guarantee the laptop will interconnect with the AV system. We anticipate you know how to ‘drive’ your laptop i.e. change the resolution and connect it to a flat panel display or projector (duplicate or extend the displays). Click on the images above for some hints regarding the latter.
A blue network cable is usually available in the Common Teaching Rooms to provide the connection to the JCU network and beyond. Wireless connection to the network is in most rooms provided through Eduroam. A JCU-guest wifi account is available for those who don't have JCU credentials. Check for Wi-Fi networks in the laptop, tablet or smart phone.