Practice Schedule | Senior Projects Day
Prepare Your Presentation to Run on a PC: In each room the podium computer and projector will be up and running when you come in to do your presentation. The computer will be running Windows 10* and Office 2016 (including PowerPoint) and will already be logged in to a generic account. The computer will have sound and internet access. I advise you to not try to hook up any other computer, or log out from the generic account. You will only have a few minutes to load up your presentation, and logging in as another account or hooking up a laptop can introduce problems and take time that you don’t have.
*Except for those of you presenting in the CLIC (Scott 100B7) where the computer you are presenting from will be a Mac.
Test Your Presentation: Just because your presentation works fine on your computer, please don’t assume it will work the same on the podium until you’ve tried it. I strongly suggest that you go to the actual room your presentation will be in and try your presentation there, so you can deal with any potential problems or changes to appearance. I’ve scheduled open testing as follows. At these times, these rooms are open for anyone to use, without signups, on a first-come-first-serve basis:
Berg 216: Friday 4/19 8-9a; Monday 4/22 1-2p; Tuesday 4/23 4:30-6p
Berg 230: Friday 4/19 8-9a; Monday 4/22 1-2p; Tuesday 4/23 4:30-7p
Berg 232: Friday 4/19 8-9a; Monday 4/22 1-2p; Tuesday 4/23 4:30-7p
Mar 101: Friday 4/19 8-9a; Monday 4/22 10:30-11:30a; Tuesday 4/23 3-4:30p & 6:15-7p
Mar 106: Friday 4/19 8-9a; Monday 4/22 12-1p; Tuesday 4/23 4:30-7p
Mar 206: Friday 4/19 2:30-3:30p; Monday 4/22 4-5:30p; Tuesday 4/23 4:30-7p
Mar 216 (Taylor): Friday 4/19 9:30-10:30a; Monday 4/22 12-1p; Tuesday 4/23 3-4:30p & 6-7p
Mar LL5: Friday 4/19 8-9a; Monday 4/22 4-5:30p; Tuesday 4/23 4:30-7p
McCready Hall: Monday 4/22 10:30-12:30p; Tuesday 4/23 1:30-4p
Murdock 118 (McGill): Friday 4/19 8-9a; Monday 4/22 9-10a; Tuesday 4/23 3-4:30p & 6-7p
Price 202: Friday 4/19 3:30-4:30p; Monday 4/22 12-1p; Tuesday 4/23 4:30-7p
Price 203: Friday 4/19 3:30-4:30p; Monday 4/22 3:30-5p; Tuesday 4/23 4:30-7p
Price 204: Friday 4/19 3:30-4:30p; Monday 4/22 3:30-5p; Tuesday 4/23 4:30-7p
Scott 100B7 (CLIC): Friday 4/19 8-9a; Monday 4/22 12-1p; Tuesday 4/23 4:30-7p
Scott 204: Friday 4/19 2:30-3:30p; Monday 4/22 2:15-3:15p; Tuesday 4/23 3:30-6p
Scott 217: Friday 4/19 8-9a; Monday 4/22 12-1p; Tuesday 4/23 11:30-1p
Scott 218: Friday 4/19 8-9a; Monday 4/22 2:15-3:15p; Tuesday 4/23 11:30-1p
Scott 221: Friday 4/19 2:15-3p; Tuesday 4/23 2:45-4:30p
Strain 121: Friday 4/19 8-9a; Monday 4/22 9-10a; Tuesday 4/23 2:30-5p
Warn 28: Friday 4/19 8-9a; Monday 4/22 12-1p; Tuesday 4/23 4:30-7p
Staff are working at the Helpdesk during all practice times. If you are in a room practicing your presentation and run into any technical problems whatsoever, call the Helpdesk (503-352-1500) and someone will be over right away to help you.
If you aren’t able to make any of the practice times for your room, please let me know and I can help you look for another time.
Don’t Rely on Presenter Mode: In PowerPoint’s presenter mode, you can see your notes, as well as the time, while the audience just sees your slides. In some rooms, however, you cannot use presenter mode. These rooms are: Marsh 216 (Taylor Auditorium), McCready Hall, Murdock 118 (McGill), Price 203, Price 204, Price 214, Scott 100B7 (CLIC Theater), Scott 204, Scott 217, Scott 218, Scott 221, Strain 121 and Warner 28. If you’re in these rooms, and are relying on notes, please print your notes. In any other room, presenter mode should work, but I still encourage you to test your presentation in that room to make sure it works the way you expect it to.
Talk To Me If You Have Any Concerns: If you have any worries, concerns, special needs or technical problems, please let me know. I’m happy to meet with you. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Helpdesk (503-352-1500) and ask for me.
Have Two Copies: I suggest having two copies of your presentation on two different sources available on Senior Projects Day. For instance, bring your presentation on a thumb drive, but also email a copy to yourself. That way, if the thumb drive dies, you can log in to your email to retrieve the presentation.
Load Up Early: Be at your room, ready and waiting, and go in as soon as the previous presenter has finished and immediately begin loading up your presentation. This will give you the maximum amount of time to seek help if you run into any issues. When you’re done with your presentation, please make way for the next presenter to load up his or her presentation.
Get Help If You Need It: On Senior Projects Day there will be Helpdesk representatives either in the room or wandering around between rooms checking on things. There will also be a slip of paper on the podium with a cell phone number to call if you need help. If you experience any technical issues at all, ask someone to either call that number or flag down the Helpdesk representative.
Manager, Technology Helpdesk