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All 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classrooms now have 3 or 4 Chromebooks for students to use. We have purchased 3 adapters for each building so that you can hook up your Chromebook to your projector. This way, students can follow along with you. Here are some instructions for connecting a Chromebook to your projector:
1. There are two pieces included with the adapter - the adapter itself (on the left) and the connector cable.
2. The two ends of the connector cable are different - one has pins (male) and one has holes (female). Plug the male end of the cable into the adapter. Note that it will only fit in one direction. Please do not force it in.
3. The computer you use with your Smartboard has a splitter plugged into it which connects it to the projector. It will look something like this, and can be found behind your computer.
In this example, the gray cable plugs into your computer, the blue cable plugs into your desktop monitor, and the black cable plugs into your projector. You will need to unplug the black cable by unscrewing the two thumbscrews and pulling it out. Note that ocassionally the gray and blue cables could be black as well. The cable you need to unplug will run up your wall into the ceiling, NOT into your computer or monitor. If you'd like, you can use masking tape and a marker to mark the correct cable for future reference.
4. After unplugging the cable from your splitter, you will need to plug it into the other end of your connector cable. Again, note that it will only fit in one direction. Please do not force it in.
5. Finally, plug the other end of the adapter into your Chromebook. The port is on the left side of the Chromebook. The adapter will only fit in one port, and will only fit when it is right-side up. Please do not force it in. You will notice that the lower-left hand side of the port has a small notch in it.
6. If you only see the desktop background on the projector, and not any programs, you need to enable mirroring on the Chromebook. Click on the icon bar on the bottom right, and then click Settings:
7. Under the Device section, click Display Settings:
8. Click Start mirroring:
Note that the Smartboard is still connected to your Dell computer, and you will be unable to use any touch controls with the Chromebook.
To remove the cable, you will have to gently squeeze the tab on top of the plug and pull. Don't forget you will have to disconnect your connector cable and plug your projector cable back into your splitter before you can use your projector with your Dell computer again.
Please be careful during this whole process, and if you have any questions or problems, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org