Connecting a Windows Laptop to a Classroom System


Instructions for connecting your PC laptop to the classroom AV system via HDMI



How do I connect my Windows laptop up to the classroom AV system using an HDMI cord?


Using the classroom's camera and microphone for Hybrid Classes

  1. Use the computer in the classroom to launch your Zoom meeting.
  2. Join the same meeting using your laptop and mute the laptop's speakers and microphone.
  3. Share your laptop screen in the meeting.

For more information on using your laptop in a hybrid classroom, please find your classroom in our training and description links and review our specialized Hybrid Training

Using your laptop's camera and microphone for hybrid classes, or when teaching a standard class:

  1. Turn on the AV system.
  2. Plug your HDMI cable into the laptop's HDMI port.
  3. Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port on the podium or in the cabinet.
  4. On the touch panel, select your display choice and select HDMI.
  5. Your device is now connected.

*Please note: Most PC laptops have HDMI ports. HDMI cables are not provided in the classroom nor by ITS.


  • If laptop image does not appear on the projector/flat screen, verify the HDMI cable is securely attached to the ports
  • If image does not appear, restart the system.  This will restart the video projectors as well as the touch panel.
  • Confirm laptop resolution is set to the lowest available.

For additional assistance, please contact Information Technology Services at 419-372-0999 or through chat.



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