ClassTech: Use of wireless microphones

Objective

  • To provide instruction on the use of a wireless microphone as part of a classroom technology package

User & Environment

  • Faculty, Instructor, Student
  • Classroom

Equipment

Lavalier Microphone

  1. Locate the microphone, and power it on with the power switch on top of the unit. The battery light will light up, as will the LCD screen on the face of the unit

    Image of aLavalier microphone
     
  2. Use the clip to position the microphone on your clothing close to your mouth
    • Test the microphone by speaking; adjust the microphone location as needed
  3. Use the clip to attach the belt pack of the microphone to your pant's waist  
  4. Use the MIC Volume UP or MIC Volume DOWN  buttons on the touch panel of the teacher station to adjust the microphone volume
  5. Power-down the microphone and return it to drawer in the cabinet when finished

    image of touch panel with the microphone volume controls indicated

 

Hand-held microphone

  1. Use the sliding button on the face of the unit to power-on the microphone — look for the power light and the LCD screen on the face of the unit to illuminate

    Image of a hand held microphone

  2. Test the microphone
  3. Use the MIC Volume UP or MIC Volume DOWN  buttons on the touch panel of the teacher station to adjust the microphone volume
  4. Power-down the microphone and return it to drawer in the cabinet when finished

 

Troubleshooting

  • Issue: No power light on microphone
  • Resolution:
    1. Be sure to power-on the unit
    2. If no power light appears, swap the battery on the unit
    3. Retrieve a fresh 9-volt battery from the drawer in the teacher station
      • Call Classroom Services if there are no batteries
    4. To replace the battery in a Lavalier microphone: 
      • Telex brand: Open the face of the unit with the opposing buttons on each side
      • Shure brand: Look for the battery hatch at the bottom of the unit
    5. To replace the battery in a hand-held microphone: Screw off the bottom portion of the microphone, snap the new battery into place, and thread the base back onto the unit

 

  • Issue: No sound from microphone
  • Resolution: 
    • If the power light appears after powering on the unit but there is no sound from the microphone, check the touch panel to ensure that the volume control isn't set too low, or muted
    • Another less-frequent issue occurs when the group/channel for the unit isn't synced with the receiver down in the cabinet
      • Locate the phone in the room and dial 9-7900, and then press 9 for assistance from Classroom Services

 

Notes

  • Some rooms have both a belt pack microphone and a hand-held microphone — check the drawer inside the teacher station cabinet for microphone and replacement 9 volt batteries
  • Power-down the projection system when you are finished using the equipment
  • Something not working? Review our KB guide on troubleshooting a projection system for all the little things you should check before you panic
  • If you need immediate help, locate the phone in the room and dial 9-7900, and then press 9

 

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Article ID: 27376
Created
Tue 3/14/17 3:40 PM
Modified
Mon 7/8/19 8:47 AM
Can you resolve this issue yourself?
Yes! This is self-service with a smile.